Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars Swap Defensemen
The Pittsburgh Penguins traded defenseman Darryl Sydor to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Philippe Boucher on Sunday morning.
This trade doesn't affect Pens' fans much. Sydor wanted to be traded because he wanted more ice time and on a nightly basis there just wasn't room for him on the Pens' blue line.
All things considered, this looks like another solid move made by Penguins' GM, Ray Shero. We'll see if Boucher cracks the starting lineup immediately for Michel Therrien or if the coach gives him a week or so to adjust to the new atmosphere before inserting him into the lineup.
Best of luck goes out to Darryl Sydor and his family, who should be pleased to move back to Dallas, where Sydor has nothing but great things to say about.
Sydor is still a capable NHL defenseman, just not on the Pittsburgh Penguins team. He'll be better off in a place where he can finish out his career as a top six defenseman instead of sitting in the press box three out of every four games.
If there is any relation between Philippe Boucher and Bobby Boucher, better known as "the Waterboy," then we're in for a good show.
Let's Go Pens.
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