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With the trade deadline fast approaching, the Ryan Malone trade rumors are starting to heat up. For a player with size, soft hands and a knack for going to the net, Malone’s offensive totals should be much greater than they currently are. In fact, it could be argued that Malone’s effectiveness on the ice is at an all-time low. Since arriving in Tampa Bay from Pittsburgh, Malone has been on the decline. His goal totals have gone from 26, to 21, to 14 and finally to 10 so far this year. Of course, injuries play a role, but for a guy with everything you could possibly want in a power forward, 30 goals should be the expectation, not the goal...

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February 20, 2012 9:39 AM ET | Delete
Very unrealistic trade proposals lol Malone not worth more then a pick and prospect.
February 20, 2012 9:51 AM ET | Delete
Yes, when you factor in decline cap hit and remaining years, take what you can (2nd rounder and s
February 20, 2012 9:53 AM ET | Delete
Sorry hit send, spend that money on a goalie in July.
February 20, 2012 1:02 PM ET | Delete
Penner - 1st Rounder Colten TeubertJokinen - Matthew Lombardi Brandon Prust 1st RounderThere is a HUGE list of comparables here. Malone is under a declining contract, he's big, he scores and its a sellers market. Not at all unrealistic. Yzerman will get what he wants for Malone.
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