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Which of our unheralded defensive prospects ends up panning out?

View Poll Results: Who Pans Out?
Carl Sneep 0 0%
Alex Grant 3 5.77%
Philip Samuelsson 12 23.08%
Nick D'Agostino 15 28.85%
Reid McNeill 2 3.85%
Alex Velischek 0 0%
Harrison Ruopp 22 42.31%
Clark Seymour 1 1.92%
Andrej Sustr 6 11.54%
None 4 7.69%
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01-17-2013, 06:24 PM
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Which of our unheralded defensive prospects ends up panning out?

the inverse of the other thread. so, basically a thread for the James K. Polk "dark horse" prediction of which one of these lumps will eventually see top-six duty for the pens or be traded for something worthwhile.

no Harrington or Dumoulin even though they're not in the other poll, because they're generally considered to be part of the so called "big six defensemen prospects"

every Carl Sneep vote will be counted double.
voting for Andrej Sustr, implies you believe the Pens will convince him to sign (Archibald/Megna connection, training camp and so on).

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01-17-2013, 07:14 PM
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Off topic, but is Sustr even Penguins property? I thought he was still a FA.

EDIT: never mind, missed the last sentence.

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01-17-2013, 07:17 PM
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I think Harrison Ruopp will succeed, I think he'll develop into a Mark Fistric type physical defenseman.

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01-17-2013, 07:29 PM
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I see D'Agostino latching on somewhere else and making a run at the NHL. I fully expect him to sign elsewhere once our rights run out, though...there's just too much of a logjam ahead of him.
Samuelsson has been written off a bit too easily...he's another guy that I see making a run at the NHL for someone else...but again, it's hard to imagine him making enough headway in this system to do so here.
Ruopp I fully believe can play the Engelland physical 6th defenseman role in the future.

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01-17-2013, 07:41 PM
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Ruopp, maybe Samuelsson too, he's made great strides since last year.

Sustr will make it, I just doubt it'll be here.

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01-17-2013, 08:04 PM
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Ruopp for sure. He's not as good as Engelland in the fighting department, but he'll throw down.

(I don't know anything about his actual game. I apologize.)

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01-17-2013, 09:13 PM
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I think Grant has a decent shot to stick with some non-Penguin team as bottom-pairing d-man/pp specialist guy. He just needs to find a team with a bunch of defensive d-man that don't bring much to the table offensively.

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01-17-2013, 09:33 PM
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How do some posters vote more than once?

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01-17-2013, 09:57 PM
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Ruopp for me

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01-17-2013, 09:59 PM
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They're all going to make it and the Penguins will be the first team to start 12 D and six forwards.

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01-18-2013, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by dogthateats View Post
How do some posters vote more than once?
They click the box next to more than one name.

Anyways, my vote is Sooooosterrrr.

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