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Anaheim Ducks: Winner of the NHL Trade Deadline?

March 2015. The final full month of the regular season that signifies the push to the Stanley Cup playoffs. It also includes the infamous NHL Trade Deadline. Teams can make a strong push to solidifying their chances of a deep playoff run or sell players to rebuild for the future. When it comes to the Western Conference, no team made as big of a statement as the Anaheim Ducks. As...
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

@Penguins Fights: @Despres747 vs. @JVReemer21

Simon Despres vs James Van Riemsdyk Oct 11, 2014 3pd 19:27 2014-2015 Regular Season Not much of a battle but I'm liking this mean streak Despres has been on. After winning a preseason bout with Jason Zucker Despres took matters into his own hands after JVR sat on him after a lazy hit. JVR is not much of a scrapper and I think Despres was counting on it after getting hit with...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Draft Pick Simon Despres Gets It Done

Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Simon Despres excelled in Game 3 for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins as they prevailed over the Providence Bruins in the Calder Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals Wednesday night, thanks in part to a brilliant comeback and a double overtime goal from Despres.  Depres was drafted 30th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at the future of Simon Despres with @MadChad412 and @H_P_Hockey

The Pittsburgh Penguins can't seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries. I guess we all we were all kidding ourselves if we thought that the Pens' players that were representing their countries in Sochi, for the Olympics, were all going to make it through without an injury. Defenceman Paul Martin injured his wrist and will now be out 4-6 weeks. That, along with the fact that...
Via PensInitiative
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

TPN RADIO: Is this Simon Despres Last Chance?

Tune in at 10:00 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Andy, @PensNation_Nick, @HockeyMeesh The Topics (Les Sujets) Post Olympic depression/celebration. Does Dan Bylsma deserve blame for Team USA’s shortcomings? Could Simon Despres now be out of play at the trade deadline with injuries to Paul Martin and Kris Letang?
Via The PensNation
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Discuss: What is Happening with Simon Despres?

We’re hoping to make these discussions a weekly or bi-weekly feature. Your feedback is encouraged on these topics or what you would like as future topics! His patience with the puck wasn’t enough to keep him in the NHL. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh): With a month and a half before the trade deadline, there is no player in the Penguins organization...
Via The PensNation
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins trade rumors

Mike Cammalleri As the 2013-2014 NHL season winds closer and closer to the month-long Olympic break in February, the window for teams to acquire new talent via trades is shrinking. A week after the Olympics end, the NHL has set their annual trade deadline day for March 5th, leaving teams with little time to try and ink any deals before they start their final run at the playoffs....
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Simon Sez…Despres Needs to Play

There’s no denying it. The Pittsburgh Penguins enjoy a wealth of riches when it comes to defensemen. Thanks to the drafting and bold maneuvering of GM Ray Shero, the Pens possess no fewer than a dozen defensemen (counting prospect Scott Harrington) who could be skating a regular shift in the NHL. That’s enough to stock two teams. Of all the d-men in the Penguins’ organization...
Via PenguinPoop
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Baby Pens making big impact

Simon Despres defends the puck against the New York Rangers on Thursday. Three top-six forwards. Four top-six defenseman. No, that’s not the list of Pittsburgh Penguins making a push to play in the Sochi Olympics.  Rather, the number of regular starters whose services the Penguins gave been without for one reason or another the past few weeks. James Neal is suspended.  Evgeni...
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Feature (Saturday): Simon Despres

By: Melissa Esing (@Off_thepost)   Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images   Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday, with the exception of this week.  Today, we’re going to take a look at Simon Despres.  Former 2009 first-round pick, Simon Despres, worked hard to improve his consistency and efforts while with the Wilkes-barre/Scranton...
Via The PensNation
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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