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wgknestrick 03-04-2013 12:38 PM

Pens Fan: Update on Lovejoy
 
Pens fans interested on how Big Ben Lovejoy is doing at his new job. I always thought he was a solid 5-6 D man.

Can anyone provide some updates?

mightyquack 03-04-2013 12:42 PM

He's been great since coming to Anaheim, become a real solid part of our 7 d-men rotation. Plays a little on the PP and PK, but mostly at ES.

He just seems to do everything that is needed of a 5-6 D-man really, can't ask for more then that.

Gliff 03-04-2013 12:45 PM

Looks great as a 5-6. Noone can really ask for more from him.

NEWFowler 03-04-2013 12:49 PM

Pleasant surprise for me. He's actually really good down low, which surprised me. He wasn't great in our last game in Phoenix but other than that he's been good.

snarktacular 03-04-2013 12:54 PM

I've gotta say, he's proven me wrong. I thought he was a bad #7. But as other said, he's actually holding his own as a 5/6. He started out rough (after a good initial game), but he's really settled in since.

Paul4587 03-04-2013 01:17 PM

I'm not a huge fan - he started out well but hasn't been as good the past few games. He's a decent #6-7 - nothing more. One thing he has going for him is that he's the only RHS on our blueline.

bumperkisser 03-04-2013 01:47 PM

good/great. especially when paired with allen. was bad last game but if he has 1 bad games out of every 7 or 8 idc lol

eenok* 03-04-2013 03:06 PM

what is it to be so surprised over huh?

man is fast an smart an has at least ok pucktouch an reads game at least in ok level. so what is problem at pittsburgs??? maybe coach..maybe

clearly MUCH BETTER for anaheim than say sbisa, lydman. NO SURPRISE!!!

EENOK.Hockeyprofessor,IL,Finland

mighty all the way 03-04-2013 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eenok (Post 60950775)
what is it to be so surprised over huh?

man is fast an smart an has at least ok pucktouch an reads game at least in ok level. so what is problem at pittsburgs??? maybe coach..maybe

clearly MUCH BETTER for anaheim than say sbisa, lydman. NO SURPRISE!!!

EENOK.Hockeyprofessor,IL,Finland

:handclap:



:shakehead

Corey Perry* 03-04-2013 03:29 PM

He's been a great pickup. It's nice to have a third pairing guy who can actually skate for a change.

quentez 03-04-2013 03:35 PM

Overall I think he's been great. Perhaps not the greatest game last time, but for a 5/6 he's a catch imo.

gratefulyours 03-04-2013 06:59 PM

i like him more than i like allen...haven't really noticed him which is a good sign from your 5 / 6 / 7

caliamad 03-04-2013 07:24 PM

I don't like his offensive instincts... he shoots the puck on the net with no traffic and his slap/wrist shot are very weak and generate few rebounds/scoring chances.

I love his transition game though and he makes very few defensive mistakes. I think he's an ideal #6/7 defenseman and is great luxury in the shortened season... I love how BB is alternating the defense man out for rest.

I think he's a great compliment to Bryan Allen on our 3rd pairing... muscle w/ PMD.

Ramenbot 03-04-2013 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mighty all the way (Post 60950903)
Quote:

Originally Posted by eenok (Post 60950775)
what is it to be so surprised over huh?

man is fast an smart an has at least ok pucktouch an reads game at least in ok level. so what is problem at pittsburgs??? maybe coach..maybe

clearly MUCH BETTER for anaheim than say sbisa, lydman. NO SURPRISE!!!

EENOK.Hockeyprofessor,IL,Finland

:handclap:



:shakehead

Well he has been better than Lydman.

PuqTalk 03-04-2013 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caliamad (Post 60967183)
I don't like his offensive instincts... he shoots the puck on the net with no traffic and his slap/wrist shot are very weak and generate few rebounds/scoring chances.

I've actually seen a few quality rebounds... considering his minutes that's more than enough for me. And I'd say the fact that he puts the puck on net is more of an asset than anything... I'll always take a shot on goal over trying to make a cute pass or turning it over.

Paul4587 03-04-2013 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ramenbot (Post 60967289)
Well he has been better than Lydman.

Outside of moving the puck and his shot what is he better than Lydman at?


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