With the trade deadline rapidly approaching (yeah, I know, it will still be approaching for the next month and a half), and some fairly well-known names (Langenbrunner, Wolski, Rozsival, Brunnstrom) finding new homes, I figured I'd try to get the discussion started for us, if indeed there is a discussion to be had.
As with the past few trade deadlines, the Pens are going in stacked at center, and excellent in goal. Unlike some of those deadlines, we would seem have no need for any help on defense now. If we're going to make any rental acquisitions to improve our scoring depth, it looks like it's going to have to come on the wing.
...So. I went through this nice list of next summer's FA's, assuming I'd find some good options languishing away on terrible teams. And, well...I found Matt Moulson? That's pretty much it. As far as I can make out, every other possible rental is either on a competing team, or is not an upgrade over the in-house scoring wing options. Heck, Moulson can probably be debated.
For once, then, I think I'm just gonna stop daydreaming about outside fixes, then, and just hope we get any improvement we need from Staal's return and (hopefully) Geno's revival. Because this just doesn't look like the year to rent. Thoughts?
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