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01-29-2013, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Zen Arcade View Post
The Pens are missing a strong defensive presence more than a guy who can pinch in occasionally without much to show for it. Bortuzzo's game fits the Pens' current needs more than Lovejoy, or even Despres for that matter.

It's good to have some well rounded players, but there's also nothing wrong with having a guy who excels at a certain area, even if it's at the expense of something else.
Absolutely. Shero never filled the void left by Gill/Scuderi - he tried with Michalek but it just didn't work. Part of me wonders if he could have eventually found his game like Martin seems to have done (knock on wood) but he probably made too much $$ for a "let's hope he turns it around" kinda guy. As much as I think we need a legit top-6 wing/secondary scoring, I think a big, solid defensive d-man is just as necessary if we're going to make a cup run.

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