Originally Posted by SoCalBronco
To the start the season (at least initially)...yes...the first line will be Staal-Crosby-Sykora. Sykora is a pretty good shooter, he can take advantage of Sid's wizardry and Staal can bang stuff home sitting in front of the net and also working the boards, he's a bull in a china shop and is still growing. He was paired with Crosby in one of the Buffalo preseason games and they played very well together.
Let me get this straight though, you would prefer Staal over Malkin and Crosby? Staal is a good player, but come on. Why do you feel that way?
If push came to shove - i'd probably keep staal over malkin. Staal reminds me of "playoff" john madden.