sil wrote:This seems like a super-thin veil of analysis to cover an ongoing bone-pick about the pens not reaching in the draft for bigger bodies. Let's wait and see how strong these guys are when they get anywhere close to NHL-ready.
Agreed but its going to be a hot topic moving forward so any piece of the pie, no matter how small, is going to be looked at probably more in depth than usual. GMRS tossed a lot of eggs into one basket on these similar type of defensive prospects. It's not an issue of will it work, it has to work for the Pens.
Add in that puck moving defensive prospects a lot of times have longer learning curves and higher rates of not reaching potential this is going to be a scorching hot button topic.
Was reading Pensblog the other night and they had a screen shot of the Pens d players at this tournament. Understand they are bloggers but the sentiment is shared by a lot fans: Our defensive is going to be lights out when these guys reach the NHL.
Question is not only will they but when will enough of hem be ready to really contribute as a group?