Gaucho wrote:= So, a lot has been made – starting with this report: http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/468 ... z2esh8bjAv – about D Simon Despres during this camp. Some are fair, but one is not.
Indeed, Despres lagged behind during skating drills on Day 1, but his slowness was not due to being out of shape. In fact, coaches view him as being in the best shape of his young NHL career.
Turns out, Despres was ill on Day 1, but insisted on taking the skating drills. He won points with many for that decision, too.
the wicked child wrote:This was all part of Shero's grand scheme. He knew he was going to have cap issues. He knew people would flip their **** if he sent Despres down. So he asked Derpy to spend the summer at Five Guys, so he had a legitimate reason to do so. Despres then works himself into shape in WBS and eventually gets recalled once there is cap space. Fin.
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