So anyway, very interesting report from Rob Rossi in Sunday's paper.[TRIB]
Make no mistake, though; the Penguins have assessed what prevented them from advancing past the second round last season, and they've resolved to be better on the blue line next season and beyond.
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Crazy last 24 hours. Lets just look back at everything.
Beau Bennett - RW - Penticton (BCHL) - 6'1 - 173lbs. - Shoots R
I've seen Bennett ranked as high as 17 and as low as 34. He's a complete wildcard in this race. That said, no one has scored more points as a rookie in the last seven years of BCHL hockey as Beau Bennett has. When it comes to pure offensive talent, Bennett has all the tools. He's an excellent skater, he has a solid shot, and his vision makes him a threat distributing the puck .What makes him an attractive option to me is the fact that he played alongside another BCHL star in Denver Manderson. (Brock Nelson? Denver Manderson? Unreal names). Bennett and Manderson put on a show, and Bennett proved that putting him with a talented center can produce lucrative results. That's exactly the situation we have here. It might be a bit of a stretch if some more attractive options are on the table, but I'm hoping the Penguins can reach for this kid when they select their first pick this year. Bennett's offensive upside is so high that it could be worth it. He registered 120 points (41+79) in 56 games for the Vees this year. He's also headed to Denver University this fall to pursue hockey at the next level.
Jesse has even more here:
Also according to us, the most famous person with the name Beau is currently Beau Bridges, the brother of one of our top 5 favorite actors Jeff Bridges.
He's committed to the University of Denver, so he won't be with the Pens for the next year or two at least.
He's a scoring winger that needs to bulk up in size.
Overall, it's good to have a talented winger in the Pens' system.
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In a continuing summer series, we take a look at what went wrong this season. Rather than do one giant post about the 2009-2010 season, we figured we would just break it down into pieces. One painful step at a time.
Not really a big deal, but kind of interesting.
Last season Evgeni Malkin was snubbed for the league MVP depsite being the Art Ross winner, and you know, the most valuable player to his team.
There are a lot of great Penguin blogs on the Internet. Over the summer we're asking some of those blogs to guest post over here. It's a great way to discover a new blog you may not be reading and it's easier than having to come up with our own material...
Today we are happy to bring you Jesse from Faceoff Factor and his yearly draft preview.
As always, the guys at Pensblog have asked us draft geeks at Faceoff-Factor to stop by and provide some insight into the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. This is, without a doubt, our Christmas. Knowing that, Pensblog Charlie actually screen-printed matching "Team Taylor" and "Team Tyler" shirts for Mike Farkas and I in preparation for the Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin sweepstakes. (I will personally be sporting the Team Tyler shirt come Friday night.)
Shameless self-promotion, us folks at the Factor will be releasing our full, in-depth top 30 ranking shortly as well as a complete first round mock draft. Last year we mocked three rounds and it proved to be an absolute disaster so we're trying to tone it down a little.
So, once again, thanks to the guys here at The Pensblog for giving us the forum. We figured we'd throw a few names at you in terms of players we think the Penguins could and should look at when they step to the podium this year.
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