As we edge nearer to the trade deadline, names are coming into view on the rumor wire. They’ll mostly be forgotten like yesterday’s news, but some of these young men may end up being “the other name” in trades and will become part of the team we follow.
One such name is Simon Despres (pronounced Simone Duh-pray based on audio evidence). I spoke about him here and his name may be in play. Why is he in play? The Penguins might have the two best forwards in the game, and some nice complementary pieces, but they can’t ice 12 good men and true. In fact, 9F is a stretch.
DESPRES PLAYER CARD
His WOWY is and his Corsi On show some nice things, I haven’t seen him enough to know if Niskanen is doing the zooming. His resume screams size, mobility and efficient puck movement—Dallas Eakins will like all of it.
The Oilers have some nice blue on the way, but this fellow seems a little farther along. A name to keep in mind this week.