Proposal: Sprong to NJD

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  1. ruskidevil14

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    Daniel Sprong for Steve Santini + Blake Speers

    Pens get a cost controlled D and the devils bank on the upside of sprong and get a RW
     
  2. Soggy Biscuit

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    No interest. The Pens already have so many defensemen that they're likely scratching Maatta tonight, and Sprong's not only put up elite production at every previous level, he has 5 points in his last 10 NHL games.
     
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    I am assuming Lovejoy is moved sometime this year (some youngster proves he can play etc) more than likely at TDL if everyone is healthy. At a minimum hes not brought back.
    With all that said, that leaves Jersey with a right side that looks like:
    Vatanen
    Severson
    Santini

    Which I am ok with. Unless we bring in a #1 RHD to push everyone down (doubt this, need LHD and RW before that) I think Shero believes he has his right side.
    Mueller can play his off side but I don't see the need.
     
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    I wouldn't do this trade, but we're going to have to give Sprong a shot to play higher up in the line up or we're just wasting him down their on the 4th line. He'd be better off in the AHL playing top line minutes then wasting away as a checking forward on line 4.
     
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    Sprong's no longer waiver-exempt, so he'd be snatched up by another team about .5 seconds after being sent down.
     
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    Yep. Which is why we shoulda started him in the AHL and brought him up after a successful start. The 4th line does NOT suit Sprong and it is a waste of his talent.
     
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    Injuries and lineup changes are inevitable, so he will get his shot eventually. For now, Sprong is still finding ways to put up points.

    He’s on pace for 82 points!
     
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    Sprong could not have started this year in the AHL because as soon as he was assigned he'd have been immediately snatched up.

    The only way the Pens could have avoided this is by not playing him past the 9 game threshold back in '15-'16, which started his waiver eligibility clock ticking.
     
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    It seems playing him for 18 games then returning him to the CHL was a mistake(to start the clock). But the kid has skill so at least play him with other skilled guys to get the most out of him.
     
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    DominicBoltsFan Advanced stats are good!

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    That year it was a case of JR liking him but Johnston not so much. Too bad Sully doesn’t seem to be a huge fan either. Sprong has very high upside.
     
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    Yep. Agreed on all counts.

    He ought to be a top 9 regular.
     
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    What would a likely PIT ask from BUF be?
     
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    Sprong shouldn't be on the block period.

    The Pens don't need anything right now and he's a very skilled young player on an ELC with the realistic potential to slide into Kessel's role if we decide to move on from him over the next year or two.
     
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    While I'm a big fan of both of those guys... I'm not interested in moving Sprong, nor do we need another D at this point in time (already carrying 8). So the value is probably there (based on what Sprong has shown so far), but the need for Pittsburgh isn't.

    At this point in time, Pittsburgh's only real need is on LW (top 9 LW with skill, speed and a physical game).
     
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    Sprong isn't really an upgrade on the three RWs on the Devils so it doesn't make sense to trade for him.
     
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    Devils have 6 guys on pace for 82, and that's not counting the three guys on pace for 164! With offense like that who needs more depth!? :)
     
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    Dude, Sprong is a dud. He won the position on the roster by default. His play in the exhibition season wasn't good enough to win the position on merit. Stop overrating him.
     
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    I mean, I guess I'd do this. I don't think Sprong is really an upgrade over what we have at this point, but I think he has more upside than Noesen.

    If not, whatever, I'm not very high on Speers and Santini is whatever.
     
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    Sounds like Ryan Dzingel.
     
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    I think he'd be a great pick up. Dzingel was actually someone I named the other day for that type of role.
     
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    Empoleon8771 It's Sprong's Fault

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    Speers is a nothing asset and the Penguins already have too many waiver eligible defensemen, so I'm not sure what this does for them at all. Neither player is an upgrade on what they have already, and they'd trading Sprong to get that.
     
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    This post is a dud.
     
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    Sprong is not readily available in a reasonable manner.
     
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    Pens aren't in a position to trade right now. They're stacked at every position, and their depth is crazy good. Only thing the organization is lacking is good prospects, and trading away our best prospect right now makes no sense.
     
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    Pens fans will only accept Lovejoy.


    Yep, just 1 for 1 straight up.


    Yep.
     
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