#16|Penguins vs Stars|11.11.11|7 PM|The Return Of--Oh Wait, Nevermind..
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11-11-2011, 11:00 PM
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Let's get realistic here, Niskanen is no where near Gogo. Goligoski was a 50 point Dman here. He a legit replacement for Gonchar on the PP. He was the ideal 3rd pairing Dman.
In Dallas, they are satisfied with him being their #1 Dman. At least that's what they were saying at the end of last season, as he had almost a point per game for them and played in all situations.
For the Pens, it's a win win because Niskanen emerged as a sufficient #5 Dman, and Neal is 2nd in the NHL in goals through 20% of the season.
I also don't think Dallas would be too eager to make any trade-backsies.
Yes, because Neal was superfluous there given the emergence of Benn. It was a win-win for both teams. That said, Neal + Niskanen > Gogo from the Pens perspective.
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