Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pittsburgh One Step Away from Signing Hamhuis

Last night AFTER I decided to go to bed (ARG!), the Penguins acquired the rights to defenseman Dan Hamhuis from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for next year's (2011) third-round draft pick.

Hamhuis was traded to Philadelphia this week from the Nashville Predators where he spent his entire NHL career after being drafted by them in 2001 (during which time Ray Shero was their assistant GM!).

I'm thinking this is a good thing.  If he was drafted by Shero and he's acquired his rights by him now, there must be something good about him and this is somewhat exciting (and is one more thing making Gonchar's days as a Penguin even more limited).  I'm also thinking that Pittsburgh has a better chance signing this guy than Philly did (I'm thinking Hamhuis is pretty glad he held out now!)!!

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