shanghai owey Posted August 15, 2015 Share Posted August 15, 2015 Pittsburg : Malkin, 2nd St Louis : Backes, Schwartz St Louis gets a number 1 centre who is two years younger than Backes, would create an electrifying duo with Tarasenko and Malkin gets more minutes and more space to establish himself as one of the best in the NHL again. Pittsburg gets a great shutdown Centre with size and grit which is exactly who they need playing behind crosby and Kessel's line and Schwartz is a young guy who will provide great second line scoring. Also Backes is about 5 million cheaper than Malkin which makes more room for the next trade cap space. Pittsburg : 1st Boston: Chara If Boston are sellers by the deadline and do not see themselves as a contender this stocks up their current prospect pool even more in addition to the previous draft making them come back strengthening their re-tool. Pittsburg gives up yet another 1st but with players like Crosby Kessel and Backes this trade really solidifies them as one of the top contenders for the Cup and provides a lot of nastiness and makes them much much harder and less enjoyable to play against and a very complete team. St Louis lines: Pittsburg Lines: Steen-Malkin-Tarasenko Kunitz-Crosby-Kessel Jaskin-Stastny-Brouwer Schwartz-Backes-Hornqvist Maatta-Letang Pouliot-Chara Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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