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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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06-26-2012, 01:23 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
The Penguins certainly aren't drafting for need. He was their BPA. We can disagree with their evaluation but it is what it is.
I think they see his strengths, best passing D in the draft according to multiple scouts I heard and read, mobility, and a fantastic transition player. All things they have an emphasis on in their current system. Add to that the familiarity with him because he plays with Morrow and how impressed they likely are at the job the Portland staff is doing developing Morrow and it's easy to see why they like the kid. They may look at it and think they love Morrow and this kid may become even better. We'll see.
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