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SIMON DESPRES RUMORS

Penguins Search for Right Mix on D

It’s a no-brainer, right? If you want to be a puck-possession team, you need defensemen who can move the puck. On that count our Penguins gets high marks. Kris Letang, Christian Ehrhoff, Paul Martin, and Simon Despres handle the puck with equal parts ability and aplomb. There’s a flip side to loading up with so much skill. Friday night’s 6-3 loss to the Islanders was a prime...
Via PenguinPoop
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins This and That by @ChicksDigHockey

This week, I'm eating crow and singing praises. - Last season, I wrote a post critical of Simon Despres. I’d appreciate the luxury of revisiting that. I now view him as a perfect example of nature vs nurture. Last season I wrote: "He may have actually been his own worst enemy. He showed up at camp this season slow and out of shape. His defensive game was disappointing and he...
Via PensInitiative
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Despres Making the Most of his Playing Time

There was a brief instance in the Rangers game on Monday night that gave me a stark realization about the play and progression of Simon Despres. With the Penguins having just mounted a comeback to tie the game late in the third, Despres was put in an awkward position in the neutral zone. The puck had been contested and ended up on his stick in the face of some high pressure from...
Via The Pensblog
December 10, 2014  |  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...
Via PensInitiative
October 15, 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....
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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