If the NHL Returns, How Will Rookies Fare?
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11-05-2012, 10:26 AM
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With all the Dmen that we have in the system I don't think they would be worried about losing Reese to waivers. He's looked good in WBS but I don't think he's any better than Lovejoy.
The point is- given the logjam of contracts the Pens have for 5-6-7 veteran guys (Engelland, Lovejoy, Strait, Bortuzzo, Reese), it would take a hell of an effort from a non-waiver eligible guy like Despres to make the teamÖIn whatís probably going to be a 1 week training camp thatís not going to give a rookie any time to shine.
Itís a pure numbers game and the rookies donít have the time or places in Pittsburgh.
Which is fine, with guys like Strait/Bortuzzo in Pittsburgh, thatís more ice-time and opportunities for Despres, Morrow, Dumoulin the chance to grow in WB/S.
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