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Defense continues to be main strength of Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool


The Pittsburgh Penguins front office has shown a preference for selecting mobile, puck-moving defensemen early and often in the NHL Draft. The organization believes puck-moving defensemen hold premium value in the NHL, and by having several with very high pedigree, they are in a position of strength.



This particular team building approach has not only allowed the Penguins to regularly supplement their NHL roster with affordable young talent along the blue line, but assures they have the assets to facilitate a trade if other positional needs arise.

The Penguins have also shown a knack for identifying and developing forwards who may have been overlooked by other teams, whether through selecting them in the later rounds of the NHL Draft or signing them as free agents.… read more



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Tristan Jarry was CHL Goaltender of the Week, so its not all Defensemen.

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Tristan Jarry was CHL Goaltender of the Week, so its not all Defensemen.
Until the goalies begin producing at the AHL level, it is very much still "all defensemen". Having 5 D where each of their floors are at worse a #5-6 D is really saying something. The goalies are all still very unproven and even less projectable at this point.

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Until the goalies start scoring at the NHL level, we still need forwards.

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Cool write up. Thanks! Not sure why, and no offense to those who contribute, but these are always easier for me to read/follow than the thread on prospects.

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