Since trade: Pettersson 18 games 6 points +11 Sprong 14 games 6 points -4 Even with Sprong’s goals I think he has not played good enough to be a top 6 forward. 5v5 he has been atrocious and that is when you are on the ice as a top 6 forward. I can’t see him staying in that spot long if his 5v5 play does not pick up. The thing about Sprong is if he is not putting up points he is a liability and right now he is on pace for 34 points over 82 games. Just don’t see that acceptable for a one dimensional player. Someone like Rust could be effective at that pace because of his two way game, PK, forecheck, etc. I still think Sprong has a 50% bust rate. Pettersson on the other hand looks like a sure fire top 4 defenseman. If he is doing this well as a 22 year old rookie I think it is very likely he becomes a 20+ minute 20+ point defenseman without little projection. In fact his 12 points in first half has him on pace for over 20 in his rookie season. I don’t see how the Pens could lose this deal. I think we found a gem for a bargain. Heard Pettersson leads all rookies with +15. He doesn’t play like a rookie. **Mod Warning** This is a containment thread. It is a thread for those who wish to continue to debate all things related to Sprong's time as a Pen, his current performance with the Ducks, his potential, the impact of the trade and anything else related to Daniel Sprong. If the topic annoys you, put the thread on ignore. If you are only posting to call out other people for still discussing the topic, don't. If you are only posting to troll, don't. If you are not joining in to discuss the subject in good faith then don't join in. Put the thread on ignore.