Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Re: That "Trade Sid" Idea

You can add one more person to the list of folks who think that trading Sid would be an astronomical mistake: Evgeni Malkin. From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette online:'s hard to deny that Malkin thrives when he's in the spotlight.


While that certainly seems to be the case, it doesn't mean Malkin, who was named the NHL's second star of the week that ended Sunday, is eager to have that spotlight to himself for any longer than necessary.

When asked, jokingly, if he thought his performance of late should convince general manager Ray Shero to trade Crosby before the NHL's Feb. 26 deadline, Malkin all but recoiled in horror as the question was translated for him by team employee George Birman.

"No, you can't have one without the other!" Mmmm... kind of like peanut butter and chocolate!

"It's impossible," Malkin said. "It's very hard to play without him. He's the leader of the team, and we can't wait until he comes back on the ice."

When it was mentioned to Malkin that he hasn't been making it look hard to play without Crosby, he countered that, "It's hard to play without him. There are lots of games left, so we need him."
Geno is obviously someone who could assess this situation better than any of us, and he knows that trading Sid would be a bad idea. I'm not really worried about it, anyways. I think it's safe to say the only way Sid is leaving the 'Burgh is if it is of his own volition. And I doubt the Penguins brass will let him go without one heckuva fight.

ABOUT THE GAME TONIGHT: If you are going to watch the Pens take on the Bruins at 7:30pm, it was announced yesterday via the Pens' texting service that, due to traffic restrictions, the gates will open at 6:00pm. Check the Pens' website for more details. :)

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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