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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Gaucho on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:56 am

Hey, we're only 15 picks in.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:02 am

There are still some huge names available - I'm shocked that 3 goalies have been picked to this point given how weak the overall franchise goaltending has been.

When Barrasso and Fleury are your top 2 goalies in 45 years, YIKES
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby meow on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:15 am

Each team's draft strategy has become very clear.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Rylan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:30 am

With the 16th overall selection, the Degloving Kings are proud to select from Togliatti, Russia:

Alexi Kovalev

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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Gaucho on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:33 am

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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Rylan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:37 am

I went back and forth between Kovalev and 3 others. But in the end, I felt Kovalev was too talented a hockey player to leave out there. But by no means is that a swipe against any of the players I didn't select. Kovy marveled me too many times.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby meow on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:41 am

I'd like to select, from the mean streets of NYC, Joe Mullen! (and his neck roll)

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side note: I once fought his son Patrick...he won.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby mikey287 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:48 am

Good picks guys, falling behind in bios...

Fleury's is done. Barrasso's is nearing completion. Binkley's shouldn't take me too long after that.

Lots to discuss with goaltending. Barrasso/Fleury might be closer than I initially thought. I'm re-convinced myself that everyone that has picked a goalie to this point reached for one. Myself included with Barrasso.

Guys are peeling right off my "due up" list left and right, which is good to see!
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:52 am

Oh **** I'm up... need to take a final in an hour, then I'll check my stuff.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Rylan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:57 am

I agree we all reached on goalie, but when building teams from scratch you reach for positions that have small pools of high end talent. The opportunity cost was too great IMO.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Rylan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:58 am

MRandall needs a draft board :slug:
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:58 am

Love the Kovalev pick - one of the top 10 most talented players of all time, and a superstar when with the pens (his 1st stint)
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:58 am

Rylan wrote:MRandall needs a draft board :slug:


I'm sorry that it just so happens this draft is occurring during finals week.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:01 am

Meow - you take the cake for most underrated/under-appreciated team of all time, with Ronny, Murph, and Joey
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Rylan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:01 am

Only busting your chops. No worries otherwise.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby mikey287 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:02 am

Take your time mrandall, I don't think I'll be around a computer for a while today. I could use some time to get some bios together anyhow haha...
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby meow on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:05 am

Mr. Colby wrote:Meow - you take the cake for most underrated/under-appreciated team of all time, with Ronny, Murph, and Joey

Muck, Grind and Repeat, baby. Muck....Grind...and Repeat.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Gaucho on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:05 am

Mr. Colby wrote:Meow - you take the cake for most underrated/under-appreciated team of all time, with Ronny, Murph, and Joey


Popular claim, but none of these guys is underrated or underappreciated. They're all in the HoF.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby meow on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:07 am

Gaucho wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:Meow - you take the cake for most underrated/under-appreciated team of all time, with Ronny, Murph, and Joey


Popular claim, but none of these guys is underrated or underappreciated. They're all in the HoF.

I see what Colby is saying. I don't have any sexy players. Good teammates, guys that think the game.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Gaucho on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:09 am

No sexy players? They're all among my all-time favorites!
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:12 am

Gaucho wrote:No sexy players? They're all among my all-time favorites!


Same.

It's tough to explain - even though they're all HOF'ers, they all still seem underrated. Maybe the media never made a big enough deal out of them.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:12 am

Mr. Colby wrote:
Gaucho wrote:No sexy players? They're all among my all-time favorites!


Same.

It's tough to explain - even though they're all HOF'ers, they all still seem underrated. Maybe the media never made a big enough deal out of them.


Maybe just because they were there when Lemieux and Jagr stole the show.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby Rylan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:13 am

Ron Francis is a favorite of mine as well Gaucho.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby mikey287 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:51 am

Perception at the time and in retrospect is that Larry Murphy and Ron Francis were very underrated. Quiet guys that did their job very well, often in the shadow of someone bigger than them (Coffey, Lemieux, Jagr). Hard to find contemporary sources that don't reference the underratedness of Murphy and Francis. They got rated pretty fairly at the end of the day though I feel...Murphy with considerable Norris consideration, Francis recognized defensively and compiled plenty of points together over a long career.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 3)

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:54 pm

Before I start looking, is that Google Doc updated as current?
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