sniper wrote:I didn't see this mentioned anywhere else, but I thought folks might be interested to know that...
Pens 2012 first round pick defenseman Derrick Pouliot and the Portland Winterhawks will face Pens 2013 second round pick goaltender Tristan Jarry of the Edmonton Oil Kings in the WHL championship. First game is May 3.
Pouliot is 3rd in the league in playoff points with 4 goals and 22 assists in 14 games. Two teammates are ahead of him.
Jarry is 12-2 with a 1.86 GAA, 0.929 save percentage and two shutouts.
Judging by the stats both are doing very well.
MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote:In no universe should Scud be playing over Despres, but that's probably going to happen next year.
Take the Body Shoot the Puck wrote:MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote:In no universe should Scud be playing over Despres, but that's probably going to happen next year.
Interesting situation, as I'm pretty sure Despres is a RFA this summer so next year he can't be sent down without passing through waivers. Under ZERO circumstances should we lose him to waivers, so I guess that leaves us with the following options:
1. Trade Letang
2. Let Orpik walk
3. Trade or release Scuderi
4. Trade or release Bortuzzo
5. Trade Despres
I know what I'd do, but how many here think Shero will trade Despres in the off season?
mikey287 wrote:I'd like to see how well Samuelsson progressed. I'd like to see Bortuzzo/Samuelsson battle to the death next preseason to see who gets waived and who is our #6. But we're a long way away from that...who knows what happens between now and then...
Idoit40fans wrote:Last time players came in and had a good first year was when michalek and martin came in, they both did.
wondermoose wrote:I'm interested to see how Scuds does next year. When was the last time a defenseman stepped into this organization and played well in their first season? Except for our best d-man, Paul Martin.
Seriously, we need to give Scuds one more year to see if he can turn it around. This year has been an utter disaster on the blue line so I'm not ready to rule anyone out at this point.
Crankshaft wrote:Idoit40fans wrote:Last time players came in and had a good first year was when michalek and martin came in, they both did.
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or if you're being serious but neither one of those players had "good" seasons their first years here. That is why Shero gave both of them the option of leaving or staying. Michalek went back to Phoneix and Martin decided to stay.
Idoit40fans wrote:If there was anyone that thought michalek and martin signings were mistakes after their first seasons here, they didnt say anything about it. Plenty of people praised them, deservedly so. I remember saying I didnt like either contract when it was signed, but had nothing to say about the play of either guy after a year.
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