Should The Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Evgeni Malkin?

May 17th, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
Days after the Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated from Stanley Cup contention, the articles of hysteria began flowing about what went wrong in the playoffs and what to do to fix it.

The first came from John Grigg on The Hockey News, focusing on why the Pens must trade Evgeni Malkin .

The next came yesterday morning on the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review from the controversial Rob Rossi about what needs to be done to win the Cup next season .

His first point is that Malkin needs to be traded.

Where is all of this coming from?

Because I'm familiar with the Pittsburgh media, articles like this aren't out of the ordinary.

Too many times have I seen articles from beat writers on the Trib asking for either Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal, or Marc-Andre Fleury to be traded at some point in the season when one is in a slump.

Frankly, these controversial articles have lost their edginess and have crossed into the annoying category.

Yes, the Pens ended the season on a sour note this year. But have these writers forgotten that, for the most part, this is the same team that made appearances in the St ...

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