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07-13-2012, 06:05 PM
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He inherited a pretty awesome core of young players, 3 of which are elite superstars in the league. One can say that "anyone" can succeed with such a roster. However, where his impact can be seen is that he locked up EVERY core player long term. Not a single Pens player can complain about any contract he ever gave out. He also brought in other players to put the team over the top, such as Guerin, Gill, Vokoun, and Neal.

Player wise, this team is top notch. Unfortunately, they have severely underachieved past 3 playoffs.

Don't know how to rate his drafting (is he even responsible for drafting?). Players usually need 4-5 years to develop, and this is only his 6th year here. For now, his drafting is pretty bad outside of Staal. However, Morrow, Harrington, Despres, and Pouliot seem to be great prospects.

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