Thread: Confirmed with Link: Beau Bennett Signed
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04-13-2012, 02:24 PM
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I don't agree with the decision, but who am I. I'm really excited to see how he develops in the pro's.
Pretty much agree with this exactly.

Most of us here believed the best move would be to play one more year in Denver, but the Pens are not stupid and have one of the best developmental coaches in John Hynes. They would not have done this if they thought this wasn't going to be good/best for Beau's development.

The truth is, Bennett showed he was able to improve the biggest area he needed to after being drafted: adding size & bulk. Now that he has and will continue to do that, the next step is for him to work on his conditioning and getting accustomed to playing an NHL-style schedule.

I always felt Bennett was 2 more years away, and felt those 2 years were "negotiable" -- whether it was one more in college and one in WBS, or 2 years in WBS. So, IMO, he is still right on track for his development and I expect him to make the jump to the NHL after 2 years in WBS.

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