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11-16-2012, 08:49 AM
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I'm not going to debate whether we should have taken a forward at #8, because there's a fair point for that and it's impossible to say with certainty who will be the best player in 3-4 years from now, let alone 7 to 10 years from now.

But what I can say is this: remember the interviews and videos of Pouliot working out during the Pens' prospect camp this summer? Let's be honest here: the guy basically looked like he was 16. He is still a kid and pretty scrawny despite whatever his weight stats might read.

He has all of this year and all of next year before he even makes the jump into WBS, where we know he is likely to play at least 2 full years, if not all 3. At that point, he will be physically mature, and have a lot of great coaching and experience under him. At that point we will be able to asess where he is at as a player.

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