Pavel Bure wrote:mikey287 wrote:Nizzy wrote:Wow already completely forgot about Lovejoy. Why didn't we move him at the draft for like a 5th or 6th or something?
Why would someone give us a 5th for him? Players like Lovejoy are a dime a dozen, why not just wait a week and sign your own? Worst case scenario, there's another dozen of him on waivers in the first week of October. Not reason to really give up an asset for a player that is waiver-eligible and isn't a guarantee to make your team. By acquiring him, you lock him into your NHL roster...doesn't make sense to do on June 22nd.
I'm still wondering where those people are who were defending Lovejoy as something of the second coming a couple years ago. Either way he needs waived and planted in the AHL unless the Pens really need him, and if someone grabs him off waivers then great.
I thought he'd end up being better than Engelland. I'm not sure I'm totally sold otherwise even. But I can't wrap my head around people that see either of those players having ceiling of 2nd pairing d-men. I guess I just see things a little differently is all...but their ceilings look quite clear to me, that's not glass either, that's concrete...