Magic number at 29...

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Magic number at 29...

Postby Mountaineer on Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:02 am

Blues continue their winning ways, and Kessel is getting closer and closer to donning a Pens uniform.
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They actually passed up Chicago last night

Postby Southern Fan on Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:33 am

Chicago losses are now in the mix. Blackhawks are coming on strong.[/list][/list][/quote]
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Postby Hawkeynut on Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:36 pm

I'm not sold on the Pens getting Kessel... They need a D.. either trade their high pick for one or draft the best dman available.
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Postby netwolf on Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:40 pm

Short term, it matters very little who they pick. Neither is read to step into the NHL this fall. Kessel might get to the show a year ahead of Johnson, but he's at least a year away, maybe two.
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Postby puckad on Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:43 pm

Either pick another great player at first overall or trade down to 7th or 8th and pick forward Nicklas Bäckström, a great swedish player, who's been playing great in the SEL at an age of 18 this season.

Still I'd love to see the Pens draft Eric Johnson. Can't have too many good young defensemen.

Either way, we're in for an exciting summer once again. =)
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