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Pens Trade For Dan Hamhuis' Rights

[FrankD edit: Here's one of the many sources]

Pens have traded their 2011 third rounder to Philly for Hamhuis' negotiating rights. 

I would assume this spells the end for Gonchar, considering Hamhuis is supposedly asking for around $5 million per season.  

I personally like this move.....Hamhuis is younger and more of a stay at home defenseman.  We were going to have to part ways with Gonchar within the next few years anyway.  Letang and Goligoski will have to step up and fill the offensive void (also wonder if this means Leopold will be resigned).  I would envision the following D-pairings:

 

Orpik--Letang

Hamhuis--Leopold

Goligoski-Lovejoy

 

What does everyone else think?

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