Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers sign Benoit Pouliot (1 year, $1.3M)
View Single Post
07-05-2013, 08:43 PM
Back-checking Center
HockeyBasedNYC's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Here
Country: United States
Posts: 13,536
vCash: 1325
Hopefully he's improved his balance since his Hab days. Watching some videos of him to refresh my memory he's got some size (not sure if he uses it all the time but that's nice) and he can motor, also used in the shoot out which is nice. Nice rangy speed and some skill, which I'd rather have then Pyatt in AVs system.

"The scouting report on Pouliot has always been that he's big, he can skate, he's got skill; but the question was: 'will he get his nose dirty by going to the net and will he make things happen in the really 'dirty' areas to try to score goals?' And the experience so far from the Montreal Canadiens and their coaching staff is that they have seen a player who is really committed and willing to pay a physical price to win battles and score goals in the tough areas."

Pulled that from an old article when he was with the Habs. Hopefully at 26, he'll really start to come into his own with the Rangers but he really seems like a streaky player... That being said, 1 year deal at that price - pretty much a steal. Great depth move

HockeyBasedNYC is offline   Reply With Quote