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01-07-2013, 06:29 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
I really don't think Martin will be traded anyway. The Pens aren't exactly loaded with top 4 D. Letang is definitely one, Orpik has slipped and is a little more iffy and Niskanen is rather unproven in that area. The most NHL ready D prospects are bottom pairing guys like Strait, Bortuzzo etc. Despres is probably close to NHL ready but not ready for top 4 duty.
The Pens really need Martin to bounce back and play like a top 4 guy. I think they know that and that's why they kept him around but the risk is that he continues to struggle and they have to buy him out.
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