Well with a lack of scoring depth this season hurting the Penguins, GM Rutherford trades one of the players that could give him some depth for another defenseman. Daniel Sprong, who had quite the junior career, just was not getting much time in the Pens lineup playing on the fourth line. This was one of those head scratching moments, they seemed to just bury him down there.
Rutherford, who says he has no plans to move any of his defenseman, now has eight NHL defenseman on the team
Yeah, I had always hoped that Sprong would blossom into that guy, kind of like Simon is, that can play up on the top lines. Just wasn't happening. Pettersson had played really solidi(I think Gonch has a magic wand he waives when he gets a young defenseman), I just don't know what is going to happen when everyone is healthy on the back line.