I also don't understand why his name would come up in a thread titled "Most Likely Trade Candidate"
Because there was no qualifier on when this theoretical trade would actually happen?
Well then everyone not named Crosby and Malkin are likely to be traded or not re-signed.
Kunitz Crosby Dupuis
Jokinen Malkin Neal
Kobasew Sutter Bennett
Glass Vitale Adams
I count 24 players when everyone but Vokoun is healthy. Someone has to go. That person is the most likely to be traded as they pretty much ahve to be. Someone is either getting traded or sent down and lost for nothing. Combine that with the coaches stating they don't like having 8 d-men on the roster and it would seem to me that someone is getting traded. I would imagine that everyone will be healthy well before the deadline which is when people seem to think Despres would be traded. So again I don't understand why he is on this list. I can see one or two of Jeffrey, Engelland, or Niskanen being traded well before the deadline. In my mind those three are far more likely to be traded than the other guys. It's not even remotely close. I don't see Despres being traded this year, including at the deadline. I don't understand why Orpik is on the list either.