Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects Thread

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  1. Soggy Biscuit Why is Jack Johnson?

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    How will Penguins prospect Justin Almeida adjust to the pro game?

    A quote like that always sticks out to me when it comes from a prospect's coach who played in the NHL. They know how hard it is to make the NHL, especially for a smaller prospect. It doesn't always work out, but I don't think it's a prediction they use lightly.
     
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    Hallander with the OT winner. They won 5-4 in todays champions hockey league game.

     
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    Probably bodes well for the regular season. Build some confidence & establish yourself as a go-to player for your new team.
     
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    The internet at my house. :)
     
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    Clayton Phillips activated to Nittany Lions 2019-20 roster. Eligible to go this season.

    That’s really big news. Gadowsky’s system is one he should thrive in.
     
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    Well, Lauzon retired. What a short and unfortunate tenure he had as a prospect
     
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    I did find it kind of odd that Lauzon didn't play in any of the rookie camp games. I guess that even if he was healthy enough to play hockey again, he was too far behind everyone else with 2 lost years of development.
     
  8. Speaking Moistly What a terrible image.

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    Poor kid.


    Reading the article, he wasn't healthy enough unless the translation is terrible.

     
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    Okay so he wasn't healthy then, that explains it. I feel bad for him, still having post-concussion issues sounds terrible.
     
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    Ach, that's a shame. Not that I thought he had a great chance by now, but it would have been such a great story. Hope he's well for the rest of his life.
     
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  11. Soggy Biscuit Why is Jack Johnson?

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    Sad news. Hope the kid doesn't have any prolonged health issues.
     
  12. Speaking Moistly What a terrible image.

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    Yeah, I don't think anything leaked about it being his health until this and I thought it was odd he didn't play too. I'm guessing he was there as a one last hurrah type of thing and the org knew. At this point you just hope it's not something that plagues him for the rest of his life.
     
  13. SergeConstantin74 Always right.

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    Zach Lauzon started training with the University of New Brunswick in August but the concussion symptoms came back the first day. He had also received an invitation for the Pens rookie camp. He decided to retire from hockey and not put his future in jeopardy.

    He was already offered a coaching position but he prefers being away from hockey for now.

    He sounds like the kind of kid who could have made it. Wise beyond his years and talented. I'm sure he'll be successful with whatever he does next.
     
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    Very sad for him...
     
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    Really unfortunate news. I sincerely wish him a happy, full life that is free of any health complications stemming from all this. Having to retire so young is a frightening prospect but at the same time I commend him for making the right call on an extremely tough decision.
     
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    Some excellent news to balance out the awful news about Lauzon. Anyone know how/why Phillips got an exemption? I thought the NCAA usually make guys/girls sit out a year when transferring to a new programme.
     
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    There’s never really any consistent rhyme or reason for these because the NCAA is a clownshow.... but I’d just guess a main point they made their case around was Motzko taking over from Lucia, especially since Phillips was unusually brought up from the USHL mid-year by Lucia. But again that’s just my guess.

    Would be interesting to know if Phillips/PSU cited his draft status and potential future employment as a hockey player for reasons to avoid sitting out though.
     
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    This is very good news.
    PSU is a top program.

    Here's an english write up about Lauzon:

    Zachary Lauzon, a second-round Penguins pick in 2017, retires due to health issues

    ETA: Wait no he was fine at Dev. Camp then symptoms started again in August so must've been at UNB probably.
     
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    That really sucks.. I think it'd be one thing to have to retire from a competitive sport due to concussions (or any injury) but that's kind of life as an athlete and not uncommon, but if you're getting symptoms that quickly and easily you almost have to question if any physical exertion is a good idea, which would really be a bummer for an athlete that's been active probably since he could walk.

    I'm no doctor but maybe what's best would be to just take like 18 months off regardless of how good you feel in that time period and then go from there. It seems like we just still don't have a good grasp on when the hell a brain injury is actually healed.
     
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    I thought so too. I actually went back through the article bc I thought that I may had missed him. Revisited Pronman’s Penguins ranking article and saw that Poulin was behind those guys on there too.
     
  23. Tasty Biscuits with fancy sauce

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    Not really. Dude isn't exactly the best prognosticator of NHL success.
     
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    Looking again at the list, and remembering how high Pronman was on Sprong, I think its a very "him" decision to have Legare higher. He really likes goalscoring and values it more highly than others; of course Legare is going to be our favourite forward prospect of his.

    Still, I do enjoying the various takes on Legare vs Poulin.
     
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    Legare is a slower, but more physical Sprong. I like goalscoring and all, but I won't get hyped until he's putting up points in the AHL.
     
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