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Penguins sign Benn Ferriero, 1 yr - 700K, two-way deal

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07-13-2012, 11:47 AM
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can't watch the video at work but wasn't that on his birthday too, or something?
Correct. Great guy. Going to miss him in teal.

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Back in the mid 80's someone had graffiti'ed: "What if Jesus returns?' on a wall in inner Copenhagen (my native Denmark). Some genius replied below: We'll play Elkjaer (the nations favorite son, star striker on the Danish soccer reams) on the wing.
That's just 50 shades of WIN.

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He's a fast skater, very good acceleration, but (because of his size) not terribly strong on his feet (but not 'soft' either). He's got a decent wrister, and is slightly above average defensively (but not a defensive forward by any stretch). Tons of heart, never takes a shift off, and can play on any line (he spent time on our 1st line when we had injuries).

His max potential is probably 10 goals and 20-25 points a season. He's also got a fantastic attitude, and he looks like jesus when he grows his beard in...



Can't find a great picture of it, it gets even better when its longer.
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The above is all true. Honestly, a fantastic two-way guy. If you have injuries you will be glad he's on your team but to be frank, he can't possess the puck to save his life and you don't want him called up for more than 7-10 games... classic example of a guy who when standing on his head can be as good as just about anyone, with a versatile game too. The only issue is, over the long haul he hasn't been able to sustain it. Usually his best games come first though, so, a perfect call-up.

As stated, he's clutch as ****, and even more fun is the fact that he falls down during/after 99% of all goals he scores.
Thanks guys. Sounds like a bit of a Kennedy/Talbot hybrid.

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Great kid, ton of heart. You'll love him!


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Any Sharks fans want to break down this kid's game, strengths and weaknesses, etc?
his only weakness is he is not overly skilled at anything. He works hard 100% of the time, he's smart and rarely ever makes cliche 'scrub' mistakes. I think the Pens are a perfect fit for him.
Good look Ferrerio!!

one of the best NHL roster pics ever

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Case of being too good for AHL, but not good enough for regular NHL. Was always Sharks first choice for injury call-up and deservedly so.

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Case of being too good for AHL, but not good enough for regular NHL. Was always Sharks first choice for injury call-up and deservedly so.
I call that "Jason Krog syndrome"

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He's an excellent call up, can play on any line, but I don't see him ever becoming a regular NHLer.

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Classic case of not skilled enough for the top 6 and not tough enough for the bottom 6. Great as a call up. You guys did well with this signing.

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So he'll likely start in WBS? Any chance he starts in Pittsburgh? Probably not I assume.

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So he'll likely start in WBS? Any chance he starts in Pittsburgh? Probably not I assume.
probably not but he has a chance, especially if guys get moved.

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07-13-2012, 08:57 PM
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Ferriero has some pretty good awareness. He seemed to know where to go and worked to get there. That could be a good combo with some of the playmakers the Pens have. He will probably impress for stretches.

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Works hard and I love they way he goes to the crease at the right moments for those juicy rebounds. Happy for him and will miss the guy.

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So he'll likely start in WBS? Any chance he starts in Pittsburgh? Probably not I assume.
He seems like the perfect candidate to become one of Bylsma's favorite players.

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Wow. I was really hoping Wilson would re-sign him. I was really starting to like his drive and heart on the bottom lines.

Fantastic signing for the Pens.

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Thanks for the info Sharks fans!

I like this move a lot more now. I didn't get to see a lot of him, but if he's a perfect call up, then I can't complain about the signing.

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The main problem I had with Ferriero in his years in Teal was that you'd call him up, and he'd have two or three fantastic games, and then he'd just fall off the grid. He'd always have a hot couple of games right after being called-up, and then would never be able to sustain it for more than maybe five games.

He has a considerable amount of offensive skill, is a great skater, works his ass off every shift, and is willing to go to the front of the net and get abused. I think every single goal he scored with the Sharks was followed up immediately with Ferriero falling in the crease. Not strong on his skates.

But he's a good guy and was a class act. I wish him all the best. He's the epitome of too-good-for-the-AHL, not-quite-good-enough-for-the-NHL. He'll be a first liner forward in the AHL if nothing else.

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Will miss you in San Jose Benn aka Jesus

Good luck in Pitt. This guy puts it all out on the ice every shift hope he does well.

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