Originally Posted by SteelCityMan786
Any chances we see Max Talbot as the number 3 Center?
It's a good move - Staal and Malkin worked very well together 2 years ago. He won't replace Malone's toughness, but if he's learned to use his size more effectively in front of the net, I think he'll be more productive offensively than Malone was.
I guess this means it's either Pesonen or Tank (Fedotenko) as the LW on Sid's line. Loser gets demoted to the 3rd line with Max and Dupuis. The 4th line center job is also open - Jeff Taffe and Ryan Stone will be competing for that job. Given the choice, I'd take Stone for his grit and his willingness to drop the gloves.