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How would you rank the Pens depth

Postby MarioLives on Wed May 19, 2010 9:21 am

in their farm teams? Are we on par with the Caps farm teams or Nashville?
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Re: How would you rank the Pens depth

Postby K2 on Wed May 19, 2010 9:28 pm

Let's consult Hockey's Future...

Caps top 5 prospects: (Org. Rank: 4)
Semyon Varlamov
John Carlson
Karl Alzner
Michal Neuvirth
Mathieu Perreault

Preds top 5 prospects: (Org. Rank: 1)
Jon Blum
Colin Wilson
Cody Franson
Chet Pickard
C-O Roussel

Pens top 5 prospects: (Org. Rank: 24)
Eric Tangradi
Simon Despres
Dustin Jeffrey
Brian Strait
Ben Hanowski


"Not even close" is an understatement
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Re: How would you rank the Pens depth

Postby MarioLives on Fri May 21, 2010 8:57 am

uh oh.........
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Re: How would you rank the Pens depth

Postby K2 on Fri May 21, 2010 3:08 pm

Unless our drafting turns around, people are soon going to start calling for Shero's head. He has done an admirable, if unspectacular job in trading and free agency, but everybody knew that we would have to draft well to supplement the big four with cheap, young talent. We're not as screwed cap-wise as Chicago, but we're in a bit of trouble that could have been averted with better drafting.

It's probably got more to do with our scouting staff. I'd say our pro scouting has been fine, as has the Minnesota and Massachusetts scouting done by Chuck Grillo and Kevin Stevens, and whoever our QMJHL scout is. But our European scouts Patrik Allvin and Robert Neuhauser and whoever is in charge of Western Canada should be fired immediately. It's easy to say "Shero has a bias against Europe and ignores Western Canada," but if these scouts are advocating the selection of players like CPZ, Timo Seppanen and Viktor Ekbom, I'd stay away from picking from those areas too.
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Re: How would you rank the Pens depth

Postby Pipes Hochuli on Sun May 23, 2010 12:28 am

How could anyone pass on Viktor Ekbom?
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Re: How would you rank the Pens depth

Postby Cookestache on Sun May 23, 2010 10:54 am

Jesus, Ryan Ellis isn't even the Preds' top 5?
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Re: How would you rank the Pens depth

Postby meecrofilm on Sun May 23, 2010 2:06 pm

Jeffrey must be there for the sole reason that he's pretty well-developed already and had a great year in the AHL, because in terms of potential for highest ceiling among everyone in the Pens' system, there's no way he even sniffs the top 5.
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Re: How would you rank the Pens depth

Postby K2 on Sun May 23, 2010 6:05 pm

meecrofilm wrote:Jeffrey must be there for the sole reason that he's pretty well-developed already and had a great year in the AHL, because in terms of potential for highest ceiling among everyone in the Pens' system, there's no way he even sniffs the top 5.


I've found the work of the Pens' writer at HF to be of subpar quality and quizzical for years. LGP's own mikey287, also an HF writer, is a MUCH better writer and talent evaluator, but unfortunately he is assigned to the Dallas Stars, not the Pens.
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Re: How would you rank the Pens depth

Postby André on Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:56 pm

K2 wrote:Unless our drafting turns around, people are soon going to start calling for Shero's head. He has done an admirable, if unspectacular job in trading and free agency, but everybody knew that we would have to draft well to supplement the big four with cheap, young talent. We're not as screwed cap-wise as Chicago, but we're in a bit of trouble that could have been averted with better drafting.

It's probably got more to do with our scouting staff. I'd say our pro scouting has been fine, as has the Minnesota and Massachusetts scouting done by Chuck Grillo and Kevin Stevens, and whoever our QMJHL scout is. But our European scouts Patrik Allvin and Robert Neuhauser and whoever is in charge of Western Canada should be fired immediately. It's easy to say "Shero has a bias against Europe and ignores Western Canada," but if these scouts are advocating the selection of players like CPZ, Timo Seppanen and Viktor Ekbom, I'd stay away from picking from those areas too.


I'm pissed if they were never in the MZA race. He would've fitted the Pens so well and they would've fitted him so well. Him becoming my favourite player doesn't help either =)
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