: Confirmed Trade with Link:
[PIT/ANA] Ben Lovejoy to Anaheim for a 5th in 2014
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02-06-2013, 09:16 PM
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Anaheim fans.... never mind those Pens fans here who go out of their way to call Lovejoy useless and try to hype Shero for getting anything for him.
What you need to know is that Ben Lovejoy can skate and play in the kind of system Boudreau has you guys on, and that he is surely a good 7th D-man who is cheap as hell. There is absolutely no way he would have been traded from the Pens for this return if it wasn't because of our strength in numbers/upcoming D-men and the roster limit issue with Niskanen returning from IR.
It was about deciding whether Despres goes back to the AHL (big fat no) or whether we should be dealing/waiving Tangradi, Jeffrey or Boychuck instead. The latter all have more potential upside than Lovejoy and would be more needed at the Pens if they make it, so there you go.
Quality depth pick up for Anaheim. Better solution for the Pens than giving up a useful player for free like we did with Brian Strait. All are happy.
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