Beau Bennett. Remember him? I remembered him very well from the 2010 NHL draft but then forgot all about him. Until Jon Rosen reminded me…and suddenly, I find myself thinking. As in, “you mean a young, 6’2″ 207 pound wing from Southern California who comes with an offensive skill set is out there and we don’t have him?”

This annoyed me.

What are we, chopped liver?

We are the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions.

And Rosen gives me this?

The 6-foot-2, 207 pound right-handed shot made a successful transition to left wing for the Penguins deep in the season and is one of the 48 players – and one of 16 born in the 1990’s – invited to the U.S. Men’s National Team Orientation Camp in late August in advance of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

He has made a successful transition to left wing!

What the hell do the Penguins need with left wings? They have Neal, Morrow, Kunitz (the ugly fuck), Jokinen, and more.

You know who needs left wings?

US!

And we have one who apparently wants more money than we can afford.

Kyle Clifford for Beau Bennett.

Fair trade? Beau is still on his entry-level deal that he signed in 2011. He costs us $900,000.00 in the NHL but that’s the beauty of it. We can keep him down in Manchester for the price of a decent Kobe burger and a tall Stone Ruination.

If I was GM, I would do this and I would ignore all of your cries of foul. Because I would be GM and therefore wouldn’t give a damn what you think…

…but seeing how I am not GM, tell me what you think.