Thread: Rumor: You are shopping D?
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08-21-2012, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by WildFinn View Post
I ask about the internet rumors that you could be interested in getting Setoguchi for a D.

Any possibility that could be true? What would you have in the block?
Pens HAVE to be shopping D men now. Bortuzzo, Strait, Martin, Lovejoy, Orpik, Niskannen, Letang, and Engelland all have to go through waivers. You can't have 8 D men for 6 spots. It's pretty obvious that Bortz and Strait are the odd men out, but they have little NHL experience and therefore value.

There aren't enough seats on Pen's D bus. Some will be moved (not named Letang). I'm not even counting the plethera of good D prospects the Pens have behind these guys. Depres is ready for a NHL spot now but can play in the AHL without waivers.

Strait
Bortuzzo
Lovejoy (especially)

Will not pass through waivers.


Martin (very high contract)
Orpik (good value player at perfect trade-able age for the Pens)

Are probably on the block of regulars


Letang is untouchable
Engelland is too good of a value
Niskannen just signed a good value contract

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