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Hilbert?

Postby Sigpi10 on Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:43 pm

Pens pick up Hilbert on waivers? I like it if it's true...
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It is true...We picked up Hilbert

Postby Sigpi10 on Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:46 pm

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Postby Kovy27 on Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:47 pm

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haven't seen him play

Postby jwit on Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:50 pm

What does he bring to the table ? face offs ? D ?
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Postby Kovy27 on Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:50 pm

MCM said he brings some offense to the table....

I really never heard of him, so maybe MCM can tell us more.
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Postby FallenHero96 on Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:52 pm

he's an offensive minded winger.... scored a decent amount of goals in the AHL....

people in chicago said he wasnt given much of a chance though...
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Postby Mad City Mike on Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:55 pm

I am just going by his AHL stats: 104 goals in 239 games, including seasons of 35 and 37 goals.

He has offensive ability and might be to Sid what Robbie Brown was to Mario.
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Postby netwolf on Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:00 pm

TSN Scouting Report:

Assets: Has excellent vision. Plays with grit and determination. Can put up solid numbers either at the wing or center position.

Flaws:Needs to add more bulk in order to survive the rigors of the NHL. Doesn't own top-end speed. Must continue to refine his overall game.

Career potential: Top six forward.
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Hilbert

Postby OneTimer on Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:00 pm

I haven't seen him play myself, but when I suggested in the fall that the Pens pick him up, other folks on this board said his skating was not good enough for the NHL.
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Postby BritishPenguin on Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:16 pm

I've not seen him play but he's probably going to be better than Shane Endicott.
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Postby Steve on Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:26 pm

hopefully we're not picking up Sids linemates off of the waiver wires!



Let's go Pens!
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Postby Mad City Mike on Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:32 pm

Steve wrote:hopefully we're not picking up Sids linemates off of the waiver wires!



Let's go Pens!


True, but he does kind of sound like a Robbie Brown type of player. If he has good offensive instincts, he can play with Sid.
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Postby Stoosh on Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:40 pm

He was once a fairly highly-touted prospect in the Bruins organization. He had a fairly successful two-year stint in college with Michigan, leading the team in scoring in 2000-01.

He signed with the Bruins the following year (01-02) and ended up leading their Providence team in scoring in his rookie pro year with 26G, 27A (52P) in 72 games. He followed that up with another successful AHL season in 02-03 (35G, 35A, 70P in 64 games). Over those two seasons, he also managed to get into the Bruins lineup for a total of 20 games - six in 01-02 and then 14 games in 02-03. In that limited time, he managed one goal and three assists.

He got hurt in 2003-04, limiting him to just 19 games in Providence and 18 games in Boston. In 04-05, he played again in Providence and again led the team in scoring with 79 points (37G. 42A) in 79 games.

I think he washed out with the Boston organization because he was never really given a big chance to crack the top two lines. During his first two seasons with the Bruins, he was competing with the likes of Thornton, Glen Murray, Samsonov, Brian Rolston, Josef Stumpel, Bill Guerin, Mike Knuble, and P.J. Axelsson for top line duty. There was no way he was cracking that kind of talent. He got hurt in 2003-04, so that limited his time. And he never got the opportunity last year because of the lockout. He seems to be the type of player who needs to play a role on the top two lines, so he was probably wasted on third and fourth-line duty.

With Recchi and Leclair almost certainly on the outs (Recchi just waived his no-trade clause and appears to be heading to the Canes), he should have a spot opened up for him. Hilbert played well with Brad Boyes last year in Providence. I'd like to see what he could do playing on Crosby's wing.
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Hilbert - Another American Player????

Postby Penspal on Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:51 pm

I can't remember who it was, but a prominent poster on this board was "ranting" about the fact that there were too many American born players on the Pens. I don't hold much stock in it, but I do find it interesting that the Pens sign yet another Red White and Blue player. Let's hope he's another (mini) Robert Lang.

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