shmenguin wrote: Pitts wrote: shmenguin wrote:
skullman80 wrote:This is why we stock piled men to make moves like this.
That's a pretty crappy strategy.
shmenguin, you seem to crap all over every rumor or eventual deal. What would you rather the Pens do? Just do nothing and hope we win? They have all that defense for the reason of having assets to work with -- whether that be developing and playing them, or trading them.
I've crapped on rumors that have been baseless junk, like iginla or bobby ryan.
Like I said above, what we effectively just did was turn a first round draft pick into a 3rd line rental. There's a lot of romance surrounding morrow and his guts, but on the surface, this deal smells.
But of course, shero knows a ton more about both morrows than I, so I'll give it a chance I guess.
I don't think draft position matters at all in this. Morrow is clearly a good prospect, but they have seen Dumoulin play in WBS all year. They just elevated Bortuzzo and Despres this season and they have acquitted themselves well. I think this also means that they are pleased with Maata and Pouliot as the next wave. Letang is still young.
I also think that Bennett's play thus far allowed them to move a D prospect for some veteran help up front. He at least fills a glaring need for young F talent to be injected with Neal, Crosby and Malkin as the core and Sutter still progressing as a young veteran.
They can afford to take this risk and if he works out, take a run at re-signing him. I am not expecting a point a game from him. I expect big goals and some tough play in the corners - nothing more.