Fire0nice228 wrote:I woulda loved to see Latendresse here, but like other posters have stated.. the Pens have their 'big fish' under contract already.. Crosby Neal Malkin Letang Fleury are big fish. Getting the bottom 6 up to snuff is far more important IMO. I mean I love to make a splash or have the big names as much as any but IMO Sutter and Cooke are the only ones worth diddly on the 3/4 lines
Latendresse would be top 6 without question, as long as he could stay healthy.
Right now the Pens need one top-6 forward and one defenseman. I don't think there's any way we go into the season without adding another top-6 option at F. Defenseman can wait until the deadline since there are already a ton of options there.
Sid, Geno, Neal, Kunitz, Dupuis, _______
Sutter, Cooke, TK, Adams, Vitale, Glass, Tangradi, Jeffrey
Letang, Orpik, Martin, Niskanen, Lovejoy, Engelland, Strait, Bortuzzo
That's your list of waiver-eligible players that would probably get claimed. So basically if you want Despres on the big club, you gotta trade 1-2 of those defensemen or risk losing for nothing.