After a slow start, the Pens seem to be humming now. The young guns on the blue line(Depres and Bortorzzo) scar me a little as I think they have the tendancy still to make some bad decisions, but I can see great potential.
They are doing so well that the Pens could afford to get rid of Ben Lovejoy, for a fifth rounder, not much, but they were going to lose him probably in waivers or at the end of the season for nothing.
Boychuk's addition seems at first to be a good deal, but we'll have to see long term. He hasn't scored yet on Malkin's line, but he is creating oppurtunities for both Malking and Neal. This could mean the end of Tangradi, because the Pens need to make a decision on him. He will not get any better in the press box every night, and they'll lose him if they try to send him down. Could be a case, like Lovejoy, of getting something for him.
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