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02-06-2013, 09:07 PM
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[PIT/ANA] Ben Lovejoy for a 5th round pick in 2014

Just announced during the game.

Edit 5th round in 2014.

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Not bad. We needed another righty. I haven't seen much of him, but having another #7 option won't hurt.

EDIT: Seems like Pittsburgh fans are very happy to get rid of him, but I expected that.


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02-06-2013, 09:16 PM
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So Cam's probably hurt worse than we thought?

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02-06-2013, 09:18 PM
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Not terrible. Better than Hendry and he might even be better than Vatanen and Allen

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EDIT: Seems like Pittsburgh fans are very happy to get rid of him, but I expected that.
It's more that we just have better options that he shouldn't be taking ice time from, than he is completely horrible (though, he really isn't good on any sort of regular basis).

Posted this in the trade thread...

Pretty darn good skater. Has a decent shot, and is adept at jumping into the rush. His downfall is he's just too inconsistent defensively, resulting in more turnovers and missed assignments than you'd like from a depth guy.

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as i said in GDT hope it doesn't relate to Cam

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So Cam's probably hurt worse than we thought?
I actually doubt that Fowler's injury has anything to do with this move. Benjoy's going to be 7/8/9 or so on the depth chart.

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02-06-2013, 09:25 PM
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Good move to get some more depth at the position. It is not like a fifth rounder is a lot to give up.

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Not bad. We needed another righty. I haven't seen much of him, but having another #7 option won't hurt.

EDIT: Seems like Pittsburgh fans are very happy to get rid of him, but I expected that.
It's mostly that we have really good D prospects like Despres that we want to see in the lineup instead of Lovejoy.

Lovejoy has size and mobility but he makes some bad decision here and there. He certainly has the physical tools of an NHL D-Man. It's just a matter of if he'll ever figure out things mentally and make good decisions more regularly.

Anyway, I don't see any risk for you guys. He makes peanuts salary wise, you only gave up a 5th and he'll be UFA at the end of the year if he doesn't work out for you. Hopefully it does work out though. He's a good guy.

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Won't know for sure until I see how he performs for the Ducks, but on paper I much prefer Lovejoy to Hendry. As mentioned it never hurts to add a righty into the mix with all these lefty D-men.

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Great trade for a fifth. Looks like a he is a good depth D guy. has a decent amount of NHL Games, he is 6'2" 215lbs is a plus 20.

any of the following could be happening

1) fowler out for extended time
2) Hendry was a short term (one game fix)
3) Fowler is coming back and Vatanen and hendry are going back down

Who knows but I hope it is not #1

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Good move, depth, right shot ... Can't complain for the assets used.

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Great trade for a fifth. Looks like a he is a good depth D guy. has a decent amount of NHL Games, he is 6'2" 215lbs is a plus 20.

any of the following could be happening

1) fowler out for extended time
2) Hendry was a short term (one game fix)
3) Fowler is coming back and Vatanen and hendry are going back down

Who knows but I hope it is not #1
4) Lindholm will remain out for an extended time

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Lovejoy needed a change of scenery. If he plays up to his capabilities he's a better #7 guy than Hendry and Guenin. Awesome name too.

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Yeah, depth move. Wouldn't read too much into it.

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We have no one that is worth calling up. Good move. Send Hendry down.

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Meh.

Whatcha been up to? Ben Lovejoy.

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meh. i think we gave up too much personally.. we've been doing well in drafting so i would've liked to had only given up a 6th or 7th. but at least its in 2014

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Typical 7th defender...good skater, well liked by his teammates, decent pass, appalling defense.

He's not as bad as most Penguins fans will say he is...he's just worse than the kids he was taking ice time and a roster spot away from.

Wish him all the best with you guys.


And yes, he's twice the player Nate Guenin is at the very least.

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Typical 7th defender...good skater, well liked by his teammates, decent pass, appalling defense.

He's not as bad as most Penguins fans will say he is...he's just worse than the kids he was taking ice time and a roster spot away from.

Wish him all the best with you guys.


And yes, he's twice the player Nate Guenin is at the very least.
If that really is true, then I'm more than happy with this trade. If he's that much better than Guenin/Hendry, then he's a pretty damn good 7th defenseman

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Eh, I don't mind it.

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Lovejoy...

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If that really is true, then I'm more than happy with this trade. If he's that much better than Guenin/Hendry, then he's a pretty damn good 7th defenseman
Guenin has played with the Penguins, their fans don't know him like we do. Guenin was solid in his role last season, but that was a career year for him. So historically, Lovejoy >>> Guenin.

Guenin - 32 career NHL games.
Lovejoy - 98 career NHL games + 9 playoff games (while also being two years younger).

He's not quite the type of 7th defenseman the team has been used to have in recent years though, not that rugged. Ducks fans will hate when I say it, but he's not too different from Steve Eminger. There's one big dfferance though, Eminger was used in a top 4 role often playing up towards 20 minutes a night, while Lovejoy should be paired with Allen or Lydman and play no more than 12-13 minutes, when he's actually in the lineup.


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