NJ5934 wrote:This should not be a surprise to anyone. If CP's direction has shown us anything at all.....it's talent has nothing to do with who's playing with the big club.
If it makes anyone feel better you can sleep soundly assuming that Noah Welch WILL be here at the start of next season and CP WILL NOT.
I have to agree with your first comment. If talent had anything to do with who is playing in Pittsburgh and who is playing in WBS, Welch, Armstrong, Oullette, and Fleury would've been playing in Pittsburgh all along. Lasse Pirjeta, Koltsov, Endicott, Scuderi would've been somewhere else. And I can't honestly think that Fata would've been on the team either. Endicott probably wouldn't even be playing hockey in the AHL. Granted, Koltsov has been good on the PK, but he was drafted to score. Not kill penalties and miss the net by a country mile.
Heck, even Mark Madden recognizes that the Pens didn't start the season with their 23 best players.
As for the second comment, I only hope you are right.