Originally Posted by Wadubbin
Yeah the Pens had a shyt load of trouble when Philly was on the cycle.A little more size and physical presence is needed.Especially in front of the net both ways.Stewart would look good in a Pens uniform if you ask me.I would love for the Pens to get Matt Carkner
back.He's unrestricted too.And of you want to get really physical.Let Asham walk and go after Konopka..At least he fights a little more and he's a decent faceoff guy...I don't know.Everything is a pipe dream right now.I do think this team needs a shake up.Shero needs to make something happen..
Konopka pissed all over Mario when he was in the ECHL and then again when he got to the NHL. Konopka will never be in the Pens system or farm team as long as Mario is around.
As far as Stewart and Clowe they are RFA's and that takes picks to get and with the current state of this team I wouldn't be willing to do that. Oshie is as well and that makes things tough. Unless they can get one of these guys to sign under $1 million they are going to be surrendering picks.
Their best bet to add any of them is through a sign and trade but those are rare in the NHL. Carkner is just not good at playing defense and I'd rather have a guy like Bortuzzo challenge for a spot. The Pens just are not going to get tougher we peaked with that last year.
I'd love to add Chris Kelly
because he can score, play 2 way hockey, is a good faceoff man, and PK guy. Hudler would help with depth scoring, and Tootoo sounds like he wants to move on and would be an awesome agitator for us.