MRandall25 wrote:Wait. How does Mike Yeo know Niskanen?
Am I mistaken? Was Yeo already gone by the time we got Nisky?
pcm wrote:Trading Niskanen would be a horrible mistake. Especially for a big-ol question mark in Setoguchi. I mean, did you watch the games he was gone? It was great to see Despres step up, but the Pens looked a lot weaker back there. With him, they've got the best D-corp in the league.
Maybe in the offseason, you trade him or Martin to open up a spot for Despres. But you don't create that kind of hole as a contender. Besides, Niskanen's value will be much higher if he performs at this level in the playoffs.
I'm not even sure if I'd trade Bortuzzo for Setoguchi. The guy had one good year and has performed at Kennedy's level ever since...
pcm wrote:I wouldn't read too much into Shero scouting that game. He was on his way to Winnepeg. Setoguchi will likely be available as an option, so Shero was probably just using the opportunity to get a closer look at potential wares.
pens_CT wrote:pcm wrote:I wouldn't read too much into Shero scouting that game. He was on his way to Winnepeg. Setoguchi will likely be available as an option, so Shero was probably just using the opportunity to get a closer look at potential wares.
He supposedly was in Minnesota because his son was in a hockey tournament in town. Probably made sense to visit Chuck Fletcher and take in the Wild game. Did they talk about a potential trade maybe, but I don't think that was his primary purpose of being there.
pcm wrote:Meh, picking over the Panthers would be like picking over a corpse. Their decent players are all signed to bad contracts. Weiss will get auctioned off at the deadline for an arm and a leg, plus he's a center, so not really a fit here. I like some of their prospects, but they're not for sale. Pretty much the only guy I'd be interested in would be Peter Mueller, but should have just signed him in the offseason (except he probably wants to stay in the warm and balmy south).
Pavel Bure wrote:Tanner Glass is here cause he PKs, was near the league lead in hits, plays at an NHL level embracing his role without a sense of entitlement, and is hard to play against. For 1.1M it's not like he's breaking the bank.