Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Pens acquire Joel Kwiatkowski

The Pens acquired Joel Kwiatkowski from the Florida Panthers for a fourth round draft pick in 2007.

Kwiatkowski is, according to TSN, a big mobile guy that moves the puck well. Sounds like a Ray Shero kind of fellow. The knocks against him include a lack of willingness to use his size (he's 6'2") and a tendency to make "critical errors".

Not a bad addition. Good size and speed. Maybe a less talented, older version of Ryan Whitney? I'll take it for a 5th or 6th D-man. He hasn't played that much this year, averaging less than 10:00 per game. It will be interesting to see how Therrien uses him.

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