ville5 wrote:I know Manicotti was hurt but is he really that good? His # s aren't all that impressive. Seems something more than the injury made him drop from potential 1 st rounder to 4th round. Does seem to have a boatload of potential though.
Oh yeah, nice work kid.
netwolf wrote:. Look at Eric Tangradi. There is a part of the Penguin fan base that almost seems to be rooting for this guy to fail. Why? Because he may have been unfairly labeled as a surefire, top 6 forward when acquired? Or maybe in response to other parts of the fan base touting him because they want him to live up to that tag? I know he hasn't come close to establishing himself as an NHLer player of any kind. What his critics gloss over, forget, or just don't know is that he's only 23 years old and has only been in pro hockey for 3 years. Not every player takes the Crosby-Malkin-Staal fast track to the NHL. For most, it's a process. Just sit back and see what happens.
There are a lot of big boys on the blueline at this camp. Simon Despres, Brian Dumoulin, Olli Maatta, Reid McNeill, Harrison Ruopp, Clark Seymour and Andrej Sustr are all 6'2", 200 or bigger.
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