Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects Thread

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  1. SHOOTANDSCORE

    SHOOTANDSCORE Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

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    Pretty decent write up. Given all the weight POJ has added, I can't really find fault with listing him there. He might not have the boom potential of Addison but POJ seems like his skill set makes him likely to pan out and could be fairly close to seeing NHL time. If you put a good bit of value in those things, the ranking makes sense to me.
     
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    Hallander with an early assist today in the Champions League
     
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    I'd point out that it's one of the more bullish write ups on POJ's attacking skillset I've seen; if the writer is right, he's probably right to put POJ there, but if he's not I think it's a little high and that POJ's distance from the NHL might be equal to Addison's.
     
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    Only saw one angle but not sure how he got the assist there haha.
     
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    They play completely different styles of hockey, and it's not a question of their ceilings in any particular aspects to their games, but rather their floors. If you watch a game or highlights from Addison he plays more like a rover (how often do defensemen get breakaways or attack the net in the NHL?). And his overall defensive ability is not strong. Honestly, he reminds me way too much of (a slightly better skating) Pouliot. Hopefully he doesn't struggle with the speed and decision-making demands at the NHL level?

    POJ already plays a pro style, 200' game. He's going to have a significantly easier transition to the NHL with fewer weaknesses in his game, in my opinion.
     
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    Only have caught the third period, and his possession numbers have been putrid this game, but I love watching Hallander play. When you really hone in on what he's doing his hockey IQ is very obvious, especially defensively/away from the puck.
     
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    the anti-Sprong?
     
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    POJ's offensive skillset is part of his floor though. Going by most scouting reports and his junior numbers, it's probable/possible that POJ's play with the puck on his stick and in the offensive zone will need work at a pro level. How true or not that is will, imo, play a big part in determining POJ's timeline. And Addison's defence may need more work, but his attacking game is a bigger X factor than POJ's all round competence, and X factor often gets you into the NHL quicker than all round competence.
     
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    What position is he playing?
     
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    I guess Almeida is still injured?
     
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    Heard he's training
     
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    Williams is interesting, had a lot of hype coming into this season.
     
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    Scored the most points innit.

    In all seriousness, if his size (and maybe skating) don't hold him back, it's not outlandish to think he'll be the best player out of all the guys in our system. The skill/IQ/compete are probably as good as anyone's and maybe the best.
     
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    Trust me, I’m rooting for him and his skill level is one of the best of all our forward prospects...but even his mother wouldn’t probably list him as our top rookie...
     
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    Tbf, who would you pick as the person most likely to be our top rookie? It's a pretty open field when we're talking about guys who might be in the NHL this season and one that knocks out the majority of the guys usually ahead of him in the prospect listings.
     
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    Yeah, I don’t think any of our forward prospects will make the NHL this season but if anyone, it would be a more physical bottom 6 player, which Almeida doesn’t project to be...I think our D prospects have a better chance if JJ continues to be a drag....that’s why I’m hoping POJ or Almari play well...
     
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    Ah, with you now. I'm guessing they picked by "If it goes realistically well, who'd make the biggest impact" and less on need.

    I'm not sure I agree though that a physical bottom 6er is more likely to emerge. I guess the players profiling that way are closer (although Lafferty and Johnson are more skill and speed), but I'm not sure they're going to have the sort of performances that'll get them promoted when the org doesn't have to. Someone like Bellerive or Almeida might (although its unlikely).

    You're right that the defensive prospects have a bigger window between the big question mark on the left of defence and the possibility Schultz doesn't finish the season here. If one of the youngsters starts hot, maybe things open up.

    Probably more likely nobody on the roster today is our rookie of the year or that we just don't have one mind.
     
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    Hey guys, I hope its okay if I post this, but I made a short summary video of Filip Hallander during his most recent Champions Hockey League game.
     
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    Feel free to post anymore you make this season here as well. Always appreciated. TY.
     
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    looks like line combos forming for this weekend
     
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    Its nice to see a mix of new blood with some WBS players.
     
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    French article ran on Poulin today. Couldn’t read it but there was a picture of the text Crosby sent to Poulin upon being drafted from Poulin’s mom so I figured I’d share. How cool must that have been for any 18 y/o—much less a Canadian from the Q?

    Samuel Poulin - Mon repêchage | ICI Radio-Canada.ca

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