Too bad Smoky doesn't post much around here anymore. I remember when he was pimping Libor hardcore to make the team this year out of camp and be Orszagh's replacement
I still think he's capable of it. He's having a great season in Milwaukee. Unfortunately, he's run into a logjam with the Preds. Too many players capable of playing in our bottom six that have to pass through waivers and a hot to trot prospect in Upshall that the organization is high on. Pivko is a third line winger. I thought we had a place for him on the team, but with the addition of Kariya/Perreault, a guy like Hartnell or Erat gets moved back to the third line and Hall doesn't take the second line center spot, thus further complicating matters for Libor. When Upshall was brought up, I would imagine that either he or Pivko were the candidates. Not exactly the best position for Pivko to be in.
I think he's going to go the way of Simon Gamache and become a solid player for another NHL team. A team that doesn't have the surplus of similar talent that we do.