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01-27-2013, 12:22 AM
Sprootsing 4 Life
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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i'll put my opinion this way: if doing this trade means they go with Lovejoy as the default starter in Despres' spot in the lineup, i'd have to see what Bortuzzo can do first because that creates a gaping hole in the defense if Lovejoy is a normal starter (which is something even the Pens can't afford since their wealth of defensive prospects isn't exactly ready yet).
if their defense doesn't suffer from it, i'd do it in a heartbeat and wouldn't think twice. i REALLY like what Despres can do, but with Morrow, Harrington, Dumoulin, Pouliot, and Maatta waiting for their shots, Despres is very expendable even if he's the most NHL-ready prospect they have right now.
Luckily, the Pens have no injuries on the blueline.
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