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Despres got an extension...

Postby Jim on Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:16 pm

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Re: Despres got an extension...

Postby Fluffhead on Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:42 pm

Good for Depres, I wish him the best.

I never liked the trade and thought it was a horrible move, but, I always felt Depres was gone as soon as he became an UFA.
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Re: Despres got an extension...

Postby Chirpin' Grinder on Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:34 am

Fluffhead wrote:Good for Depres, I wish him the best.

I never liked the trade and thought it was a horrible move, but, I always felt Depres was gone as soon as he became an UFA.


Because of the way the team mishandled him???
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Re: Despres got an extension...

Postby Chirpin' Grinder on Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:34 am

Defenseman Simon Despres, who surprised the Ducks with his effectiveness after he joined the team in a trade with Pittsburgh just before the deadline in March, signed a five-year, $18.5-million contract extension that carries him through the 2020-21 season.

The average annual value is $3.7 million, a reasonable number for a big defenseman whose potential seems still not fully tapped.

Despres, 24, was acquired to be a depth player but soon won a regular spot. He had one goal, six points and a +2 defensive rating in 16 regular-season games with the Ducks and added a goal, seven points and a +4 rating in 16 playoff games. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound native of Laval, Canada, set career highs last season with three goals and 23 points in 75 combined regular-season games with the Penguins and Ducks.

He averaged 18 minutes and 40 seconds of ice time with the Ducks during the regular season and increased that to 20:46 during the playoffs. Despres and Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen and Josh Manson are all 24 or younger and together form a a group that might be the cornerstone of the Ducks’ defense for years to come.

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Re: Despres got an extension...

Postby Fire0nice228 on Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:02 pm

Simon is gonna be good and the Pens will look like fools for trading him.. and handling him as they did through the years.
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Re: Despres got an extension...

Postby Zarovich on Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:37 am

Chirpin' Grinder wrote:
Defenseman Simon Despres, who surprised the Ducks with his effectiveness after he joined the team in a trade with Pittsburgh just before the deadline in March, signed a five-year, $18.5-million contract extension that carries him through the 2020-21 season.

The average annual value is $3.7 million, a reasonable number for a big defenseman whose potential seems still not fully tapped.

Despres, 24, was acquired to be a depth player but soon won a regular spot. He had one goal, six points and a +2 defensive rating in 16 regular-season games with the Ducks and added a goal, seven points and a +4 rating in 16 playoff games. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound native of Laval, Canada, set career highs last season with three goals and 23 points in 75 combined regular-season games with the Penguins and Ducks.

He averaged 18 minutes and 40 seconds of ice time with the Ducks during the regular season and increased that to 20:46 during the playoffs. Despres and Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen and Josh Manson are all 24 or younger and together form a a group that might be the cornerstone of the Ducks’ defense for years to come.

helene.elliott@latimes.com


Looks like they need some veteran experience on the blueline. I wonder if they would take Scuderi. Throw Lovejoy back to them also!
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Re: Despres got an extension...

Postby Jim on Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:02 am

Chirpin' Grinder wrote:
Defenseman Simon Despres, who surprised the Ducks with his effectiveness after he joined the team in a trade with Pittsburgh just before the deadline in March, signed a five-year, $18.5-million contract extension that carries him through the 2020-21 season.

The average annual value is $3.7 million, a reasonable number for a big defenseman whose potential seems still not fully tapped.

Despres, 24, was acquired to be a depth player but soon won a regular spot. He had one goal, six points and a +2 defensive rating in 16 regular-season games with the Ducks and added a goal, seven points and a +4 rating in 16 playoff games. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound native of Laval, Canada, set career highs last season with three goals and 23 points in 75 combined regular-season games with the Penguins and Ducks.

He averaged 18 minutes and 40 seconds of ice time with the Ducks during the regular season and increased that to 20:46 during the playoffs. Despres and Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen and Josh Manson are all 24 or younger and together form a group that might be the cornerstone of the Ducks’ defense for years to come.

helene.elliott@latimes.com


Fixed the bolding
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Re: Despres got an extension...

Postby no name on Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:38 pm

Glad that bum is no longer our problem.
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Re: Despres got an extension...

Postby Penspal on Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:32 pm

How are Despres and the Ducks doing this year ;) ;)
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Re: Despres got an extension...

Postby sniper on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:10 pm

Penspal wrote:How are Despres and the Ducks doing this year ;) ;)


He's been out injured most of the year and only played in 4 games. :wink:
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