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11-09-2012, 04:43 PM
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The Ducks and Habs rushed Fowler and Subban onto the NHL team too fast. I don't want the Pens to do that with any of their D prospects. I'd rather see Despres get top-pair minutes in the AHL this year than have him occupy the 3rd pair along Engelland. Either do that or give him top minutes along Letang, but that won't happen. Dumoulin is being glorified right now, he had to make no adjustment from his BC team to the Baby Pens. He isn't as good as Morrow.
On another topic, there's a lot of hate for Bennett on this thread. Why, he is a 1st year player that lost much of last year to injury. He hasn't been a total train wreck in the AHL this year either.
I wouldn't say Subban was rushed. He spent a year dominating the A. He had something like 50 points and almost 20 goals for the Dogs. He was a huge bonehead for the Bulls though. He would literally do a spin o rama at center ice, when he was the last man back (saw him do that several times). He still has a long way to go in his own end, as does Fowler.
Morrow won't be positionally sound for quite some time. It takes years to learn positional play in the NHL (Letang still struggles at times). However, Morrow is exactly what they need to boost their PP and transition game. The Pens also have their weak side blueliner retrieve pucks on dumps, which he excels at with his skating. He also doesn't lack for confidence, so I'm not too worried about him being rushed. Zero doubt he can handle sheltered minutes. But I am cool with him staying down a year.
As for Morrow being better than Dumoulin, I haven't seen enough of Dumoulin to say for certain.
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