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Room for Crosby, Staal and Malkin?

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08:26 AM ET 05.16 | Ray Shero, with his team long since bounced from the playoffs, has lots of work to do. Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal have one year left on their contracts, and Evgeni Malkin has two. Negotiations with Crosby and Staal can't begin until July 1, so there's no way of knowing precisely what they'll be asking for, but Shero reiterated that his goal is to retain all three. "I'd like to do that, if possible," he said. "We're looking at hopefully getting extensions with [Crosby and Staal]." While it is conceivable that Staal, the team's No. 3 center, might want to play elsewhere so he can fill a more offense-oriented role, he apparently has not said anything of the sort to the Penguins.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sidney Crosby, Getty Images Sidney Crosby, Getty Images
May 16, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Football pic in a Hockey forum

May 16, 2012  08:38 AM ET

I bet Crosby whined about that hit from Terrence Newman too

May 16, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Hooking, holding and taking down is legal..........oh yea.....skates optional....

May 16, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Football pic in a Hockey forum

Wrong Sidney.

May 16, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Wow sidney must be spending too much time on the beach with that complexion.

May 16, 2012  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I bet Crosby whined about that hit from Terrence Newman too

LOL!




Let's Go Pens!!

May 16, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Crosby's tougher then I thought, plays football and hockey. Also he is a little taller then I remember.

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May 16, 2012  09:12 AM ET

And now they change the pic to make all your comments look silly.

Shero's not going to be able to get it done unless someone gives him a hometown discount.

May 16, 2012  09:21 AM ET

With Crosby's longterm health in question, it would seem that keeping Staal would certainly be a priority

May 16, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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With Crosby's longterm health in question, it would seem that keeping Staal would certainly be a priority

Staal can't carry the team if Crosby or Malkin, or both goes down, so...

You just don't trade Crosby. You don't. He is a cash cow here...as long as he is healthy, and if he isn't, he will retire.

If the Cap goes up as much as they are predicting under the new CBA, keeping all three could be a possibility. However, even if they could, I am not sure wants to be the third line center anymore.

May 16, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

And now they change the pic to make all your comments look silly.

They don't need to change a picture to do that.

May 16, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Ray Shero, with his team long since bounced from the playoffs...

I don't have a followup comment I just wanted to copy and paste that.

May 16, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

They don't need to change a picture to do that.

Aaah.....................you're in Cup Final form! :-)

May 16, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Trade Staal now while he is perceived as a valued player. Get some good return for him to patch some holes.

May 16, 2012  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Ray Shero, with his team long since bounced from the playoffs... I don't have a followup comment I just wanted to copy and paste that.

Pot stirring early today. ;)

May 16, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Staal can't carry the team if Crosby or Malkin, or both goes down, so...You just don't trade Crosby. You don't. He is a cash cow here...as long as he is healthy, and if he isn't, he will retire. If the Cap goes up as much as they are predicting under the new CBA, keeping all three could be a possibility. However, even if they could, I am not sure wants to be the third line center anymore.

With Crosby's concussions, my point is Staal by default becomes the second line center for much of the season. Can the Pens risk the possibility of having only 1 front line center if they trade Staal?

May 16, 2012  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

LOL!Let's Go Pens!!

Never to early to start chanting for your teams next season...trust me ...i am a pro at it

May 16, 2012  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

And now they change the pic to make all your comments look silly. Shero's not going to be able to get it done unless someone gives him a hometown discount.

unless everyone gives him a hometown discount don't see it happening but 2 out of 3 ain't bad

 
May 16, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Football pic in a Hockey forum

They finally corrected it! And .... mercifully .... no fighting Crosby picture! :-)

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