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02-11-2013, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by GoGuins8711 View Post
Maybe. But when there's a need teams are willing to pay a price. Tampa traded a good prospect in Carter Ashton for freakin' Keith Aulie last trade-deadline. Dumoulin is not much worse (if not better actually) than Despres, he's just lacking NHL experience right now. I think he'd fit like a glove and could help Tampa right off the bat.

I'd understand if they wouldn't want to do it, but I think it could be a win-win for both teams.
Niskanen would probably be of more value to them, he's 25, finally back on track and signed to a decent contract. That and he helps them now, he's not some kid with 0 experience and what makes you think he's better than Despres? The moment he shows that at the NHL level, I'll believe it. Until then, it's a matter of what one Pens fan in our fan base, likes over another.

For cap purposes - Niskanen + Kennedy for Malone + late pick.

Then again, looking at the last few games without Letang AND Niskanen, I think we're all understanding his value right now.

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