Tuesday, July 15, 2008

DiPenta signs in Sweden

Former Anaheim Ducks defenceman Joe DiPenta is off to Sweden, as he's signed a one-year deal with Frolunda of the Elitserien.

DiPenta, Cole Harbour's second-most famous player, was really lost in the shuffle last season in Anaheim after they acquired Mathieu Schneider. After playing in 72 and 76 games in 2005-06 and 2006-07, he played just 23 last year and hardly any minutes.

The Ducks' defence could look quite thin this season if Schneider is traded to free up salary space. Anaheim's currently about $3-million over the $56.7-million cap.
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At 1:32 PM, July 15, 2008, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

The Ducks' defence could look quite thin this season if Schneider is traded to free up salary space.

"Thin" is a tough word here, because really, it's a cup-winning blueline less Joe Dipenta and Ric Jackman (alternate sixth d-men), replaced by Steve Montador and possibly a prospect.

Maybe you were talking about how thin it would be after Pronger's inevitable next suspension? That may be true, but I don't think thinness on the blueline is an issue I'm terribly worried about, especially if Niedermayer and Pronger play half the game's minutes.

 

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