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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Gaucho on Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:26 pm

Marc Boileau: 73-76, 151 GC, 66 W, 61 L, 24 T. 5-4 in the playoffs. Coached the WHA Nordiques for 2 seasons afterwards and led them to a championship. Died in 2000.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby mikey287 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:42 pm

Major points for having all of the vowels in his last name. He wasn't really one I readily considered to be in that next group, I'll be interested to hear the defense of him. EDIT: actually, it might be that he's the only coach above .500 eligible/remaining?

Though you can draft an assistant coach, I'm going to say the undrafted coach I had in mind was Red Kelly actually. Second-most games coach (RS) in our history (pre-80 game seasons too), .423 pts% isn't exactly a glowing endorsement but the Penguins were mostly just rejects and promoted minor leaguers when Kelly coached and to add further complication, the cash-strapped team then had to fight with the WHA starting in 1972 to keep players. Kelly coached from 1969-1973 with us. He was fired in the midst of his best (record-wise) season also. And the replacement coach did worse. Two playoffs in three full years, 6-8 in those playoffs on a team that couldn't win for losing...not too shabby in my eyes...

Maybe I'll (or someone else) add him as an assistant coach later if I don't feel there's a player worth picking.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Rylan on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:22 pm

Thanks. I know jack squat about coaches unless they are from 1990-present. So yea, I drafted based on W/L.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby mikey287 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:46 pm

Rylan wrote:Thanks. I know jack squat about coaches unless they are from 1990-present. So yea, I drafted based on W/L.


Makes sense, I can't say I blame you. If you asked me what Marc Boileau's coaching style was off the top of my head, I would be inclined to make something up and quickly change the subject...
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Rylan on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:49 pm

I figured if after 150 games a coach could have an above .500 winning percentage he did something right lol
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby mikey287 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:50 pm

I'm sold.

EDIT: Obviously, I had to look into it at least briefly, as is my nature. He coached the '75 team, so you know he was offensive-minded. That was a terrific offensive team by most accounts. And it wasn't for hitting like 11 or 12 goalposts in that series against the Isles we might not have that blackmark on our record. He also enjoyed a beer after games, apparently, even while talking to the media. And when he would get mad during postgame press conferences, he would just start speaking in French...unintelligible gibberish among the Pittsburgh press corps at the time I'm sure...
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Rylan on Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:11 pm

Lol seems to fit my players then
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby meow on Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:06 am

C. - Doug Arthur Shedden
123 and 159 for 289 in 332 in 5 seasons with the Penguins.

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Sweet lid. Was also an excellent coach. He coached 13 seasons in North America and won 5 league championships.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:58 am

I'm busy today. Not sure when I'll be making my pick
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:27 pm

When do we vote? Just to let you all know, bribes are accepted. Please contact me via PM. Paypal available.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Gaucho on Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:53 pm

Wait, there's a vote?
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby mikey287 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:02 pm

There will be discussion and likely some voting towards the end once all the opinions/debates are out there.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:09 am

Yeah, not sure I'm getting my pick in within the 24 hour time limit.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Gaucho on Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:35 am

Not a problem, as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby meow on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:08 am

I'm not concerned either.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Rylan on Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:55 pm

Get it in when you can.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby dman66 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:59 pm

No problem!
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Rylan on Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:43 pm

Did MRandall disappear?
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:20 pm

I'm still here. Just had a busy week and was on the mobile site the majority of the time.

I could probably get picks in before midnight. Finally was able to relax and get on my laptop.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:13 pm

Alright, to fill out my top 12, I'm going to take winger Wayne Bianchin.

He had a great rookie campaign with 12-13-25 in 1973-74, but had his career knocked off course by a broken neck from a surfing accident. He was fully healed by the 1976-77 season, where he put up 28 goals and 34 points, and followed that up with another 20 goal season. The Pens lost him to the Oilers in the expansion draft.

He could kill penalties, play the PP, and was described as a speedy, physical player who worked hard in the corners and played with an edge.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:24 pm

And as for a 7th d-man, I'll take Chris Tamer (yes, I realize he's also a lefty. Pretty much all of the D left are left-handed).

An extremely physical player who didn't play outside his means with the puck. I need some more physicality, and Tamer is a good guy to fill that.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby meow on Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:19 am

I'm going to pick Grant Jennings. Stay at home d-man with a physical element to his game. Two time cup champ. Good, strong bottom pair guy.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby Rylan on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:54 am

Just to **** with Mikey I draft Red Kelly, Assistant Head Coach
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby mikey287 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:31 pm

Rylan wrote:Just to **** with Mikey I draft Red Kelly, Assistant Head Coach


foe'd.
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Re: Pittsburgh Penguins All-Time Draft - (Round 21)

Postby meow on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:17 pm

Can we do that? Draft a head coach as an assistant coach.
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