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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby knives of ice on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:31 pm

yeah its merely a numbers issue until Boychuk goes through waivers. they had to do it
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby The Snapshot on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:48 pm

Agreed that he was not really progressing, but he shows promise for sure. Let's see if he goes back to WBS and steps up his game there.

He needs to get stronger, and it's been stated that he still hasn't gained 100% strength in his wrist. All in all, I'm ok with him going back.

I agree that Jeffrey will probably be the LW for Malkin I'd guess.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:51 pm

What knives said.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Rocco on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:01 pm

joopen wrote:
Rocco wrote:Hopefully Bennett can figure out how to age himself to be 28 before his next recall. Maybe he can grow a beard and be scrappy. Then Bylsma will play him.

He needs to get rid of a lot of skill too. Way too much ability.


He needs to practice shooting softly into the goalie's chest and taking bad penalties in the offensive zone.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby meow on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:17 pm

Good move. More seasoning in the AHL isn't a bad thing.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Penspal on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:41 pm

If it is fact simply a paper roster move, bringing him back tomorrow at 12:01, then okay had to do it.

If there is a trade brewing, I"m okay with that too.

But if this is him not getting the games he deserves as he was better than Boychuk, better than Tangradi, better than insert whatever plug you want here its a stupid move.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Henry Hank on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:41 pm

It sounds like this is just a temporary thing until Boychuk clears waivers or is claimed. Which makes sense because Bennett looks like he belongs. He's contributing some offense and has handled the physicality of the NHL well.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Pitts on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:48 pm

Penspal wrote:If it is fact simply a paper roster move, bringing him back tomorrow at 12:01, then okay had to do it.

This is all it is. If Boychuk goes unclaimed, he goes down and Bennett (who will never leave Pittsburgh) is back up.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby meecrofilm on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:11 pm

Yeah. Totally forget about the waivers thing. The roster decisions so far this season are what blinded me to believing there was nothing but incompetence behind it.

Beau will be back for Thursday.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Geezer on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:15 pm

:thumb:
Rocco wrote:Hopefully Bennett can figure out how to age himself to be 28 before his next recall. Maybe he can grow a beard and be scrappy. Then Bylsma will play him.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Tico Rick on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:20 pm

penny lane wrote:happy belated birthday to you!


Thanks, penny! :thumb:
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby pens2005 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:29 pm

Makes sense.

He's been playing well and proving that he belongs but they need to make room for the 65 year old Mark Eaton.

Yes, it comes down to numbers...and stupidity (apparently).
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby joe icepick on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:32 pm

Wake up Ray
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby pens2005 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:33 pm

Sorry but releasing mark eaton sounds smarter than sending Bennett down for a game.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby brwi on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:35 pm

shmenguin wrote:
Froggy wrote:Not a big deal. He showed a lot of promise, but could definitely use a bit more seasoning in the A.


yeah, i don't see this as a huge deal at all. give him a taste of the NHL. unless he exceeded expectations (which he didn't), send him back down with a new perspective and some new things to work on. then bring him up again whenever the next injury happens.


Yep, that's actually solid development strategy there. sure beats watching games from the press box.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby sniper on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:53 pm

I would have sent Bennett down if the plan is to play Jeffrey/Kennedy/Glass over him and kept Boychuk. Let Beau play in the minors if he was going to be sitting out up here and keep Boychuk as the extra forward. As is it looks like its going to be between Beau and Jeffrey fighting for playing time with the other guy sitting out. I like Beau and Jeffrey and I think Beau will eventually be the better player, but right now Jeffrey is the better goal scorer. I think he'll win out for playing time.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby mikey287 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:01 pm

pens2005 wrote:Sorry but releasing mark eaton sounds smarter than sending Bennett down for a game.


For the last 8 years, you cannot release players. You can waive Eaton and send him down if you like, but then who are we gonna play when we scratch Despres?
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Geezer on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:05 pm

mikey287 wrote:
pens2005 wrote:Sorry but releasing mark eaton sounds smarter than sending Bennett down for a game.


For the last 8 years, you cannot release players. You can waive Eaton and send him down if you like, but then who are we gonna play when we scratch Despres?

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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Beveridge on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:05 pm

Pens could have put Martin on IR (short term fix), reassign Bennett, or reassign Despres.

That's the only moves, period, to get Malkin back on the active roster for tonight. Correct me if I'm wrong Mikey.

That tells me despres is going to play. If not, then I'm dumbfounded on why not "reassign" Despres and play Bennett.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:05 pm

Years from now, people will still be lamenting the day we lost the great Zach Boychuk.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Froggy on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:08 pm

if he comes back up tomorrow, cool. he's definitely not hurting anything being up here. if not, that's cool too. i don't think his development is going to be killed by keeping him up or down at this point, but there is also no reason to rush him. like i said earlier, in my opinion he looks like he could use a bit of time in the AHL. But i'm really ok either way
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Geezer on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:08 pm

Sounds like a paper move.They waived Boychuk; if he clears he's likely sent to WBS. I think he may have more upside than most on the board.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:12 pm

Gaucho wrote:Years from now, people will still be lamenting the day we lost the great Zach Boychuk.


I wager more people will still be complaining about sitting Bennett or Despres because they have a bad season/few games.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:15 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Years from now, people will still be lamenting the day we lost the great Zach Boychuk.


I wager more people will still be complaining about sitting Bennett or Despres because they have a bad season/few games.


Even more people will be complaining that they haven't been traded yet.
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Re: Bennett Sent Back To WBS

Postby Geezer on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:15 pm

Gaucho wrote:Years from now, people will still be lamenting the day we lost the great Zach Boychuk.

Eh. We'll see what he becomes. He's not the same as berry or whoever that Joe Bagadonuts Dman was that we lost to the Caps on waivers. We were a crap team then with a horrible defensive corps.
I tend to agree that with others adams and Glass could be improved upon. With Cooke's age and TK being overpriced there could be numerous openings next year. As far as this season Boychuk being waived likeky doesn't matter.
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