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.

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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