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Bobby Farnham claimed by the New Jersey Devils


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Oh man, this is too good, you guys.

Bobby Farnham , placed on waivers yesterday, is no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Devils have taken him off the Pens hands. Ray Shero, of course, is at the helm in New Jersey, and he's the guy that signed Farnham to the Pens, so he knows the player well.

Farnham ended up playing 14 games in the NHL, leaving a 0 goal, 0 assist scoresheet behind, to go along with 29 penalty minutes (and a 1-3-1 fight card, according to Hockey Fights) and a putrid 43.8% Corsi For.

Can't wait for tomorrow to see all the heart-felt hand wringing and sadness from most of the members of the Pittsburgh mainstream media, who are enchanted by the energy, speed and fearlessness Farnham brought to the table. But, certainly at the NHL level, that is all he brought to the table.

The Devils just picked up a pretty bad hockey player. The Penguins are getting more healthy than not, with Pascal Dupuis back last week and Beau Bennett + Eric Fehr expected to return soon as well. They also gain an extra contract towards the 50 max limit, which could be helpful for trading later in the season.