Originally Posted by Killer
That's life in the NHL. You have to keep moving forward.
You can't hoard picks and prospects while giving up established players in trades to fix holes on your team when you are nailed to the cap ceiling and your team is a player or two away of a winning Cup run.
Guys like Caputi exist to be traded for players that give you immediate results. This is how you keep a contender full of superstars going year to year. There will always be casualties to the cap.
Leopold and Poni are fresh faces that give the team a different look heading into the playoffs. Plus we are back to having 7 solid NHL defensemen, a necessity these days.
Yupp and that has been Shero's output every season. We need to win now and bring in the guns who know the game, and can score goals and win you a championship, and at this time Caputi is not the answer. Poni can score and seeing him play along side Malkin makes me shiver knowing he can bring some good scoring.