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WHats Khris Beech future?

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01-05-2004, 07:19 PM
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WHats Khris Beech future?

Just wondering whats happening with that kid!

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Plain and simple.

Lots of talent, but bad coaching in Pittsburgh.
Kehoe last year and Edzo this year don't give a shot to him nor Kraft.

Therien is doing a good job with him in the Baby Penguins.

This is why many of us Pens fans want Therien to be promoted from the farm team.

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The Pens are still having a hard time learning how to manage their younger players. For years Morozov was playing on the 3rd line(at one point with Rene Corbet), and it happens all the time. You can't expect much from a guy when he is playing with no one that will complement his type of game.

Kraft is a good example. I know he has not really shown much in his time in the NHL, but he too is usually given time on the 3rd line, and for the last two games(i believe), he's been a healthy scratch. Hard for a young guy to get good when he's scratched a couple times a week.

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He was probably rushed into the NHL and will now need to work to get his career back on track.

He has to play more physical to be an NHL player - plain and simple.

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The Pens are still having a hard time learning how to manage their younger players. For years Morozov was playing on the 3rd line(at one point with Rene Corbet), and it happens all the time. You can't expect much from a guy when he is playing with no one that will complement his type of game.

Kraft is a good example. I know he has not really shown much in his time in the NHL, but he too is usually given time on the 3rd line, and for the last two games(i believe), he's been a healthy scratch. Hard for a young guy to get good when he's scratched a couple times a week.

or, like Beech, called up, plays 1 game for 5 minutes then sits 2-3 games and then gets sent down, all this after his was so HOT in the AHL and ready to come up with confidence.

Bad management.
It's time for Mario to see the real problems.

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He was probably rushed into the NHL and will now need to work to get his career back on track.

He has to play more physical to be an NHL player - plain and simple.

He was indeed rushed to the NHL, but to play on the 4th line, which is so dumb IMO and so bad for a under-20 year old.

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He was indeed rushed to the NHL, but to play on the 4th line, which is so dumb IMO and so bad for a under-20 year old.
I don't mind young players playing on the fourth line if they can play that type of game and are at best third liners when fully developed, like Armstrong or Endicott, but Beech has to be given good ice time to be effective, same with Kraft and Abid (although Abid has the tools to be able to play on the fourth line, but he can't be expected to produce decent numbers).

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As above, depends on where he develops. If he stays with the Pens, my guess is he'll follow the Dome's. The Pens prospect development has been constantly slammed by former and even (then too) their own.

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His lack of footspeed will continue to be a hinderance in him realizing major success (icetime) in the NHL, IMO.

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Fans are always so quick to blame management. No one ever points the finger at the player himself. Kris Beech knows what he needs to do to take his game to the next level. If he would do it, he would be in Pittsburgh. Unlike other years, this year players from WBS are being awarded and promoted for good, hard play. So far this year, Murley, Kostopolous, Meloche, and Beech have been brought up. A coach can only motivate rich twenty year olds to an extent. Players need to look in the mirror more often.

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Kris Beech is turning his career around AT THIS MOMENT.
He's developping into a force, at both ends of the ice.
Not only is he averaging a point a game, but he's the captain, showing big leadership skills, and hitting more than he's ever hit.

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Question: Whats Khris Beech's Future?

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Would you like Fries with that?

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Beech, current season with WBS Penguins:

Games: 31
Goals: 10
Assists: 15

Source: WBSPenguins.com

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Kris Beech can be as good as he wants to be. He is improving other areas of his game, and if he continues to do so, there is zero doubt in my mind that he can be a #1 or 2 centre in this league.

His skating is a little bit slow now, but I don't think this will be a problem for 2 reasons. #1, his vision, intelligence, and playmaking ability are good enough to compensate; and, #2, he has worked hard at trying to add muscle to his upper body, but has not concentrated on leg strength and endurence. As he matures physically, he will keep the weight on and increase the strenght and performance of his legs and skating.

He has to work on his consistency, but in terms of talent and ability, he can be a first line centre in the NHL.

Also, I would not mind seeing the Penguins try him on the wing. This would allow him to play a more physical and more offensive brand of hockey, and, IMO, he would not look out of place on the wing at all, and could end up being even better at that position. Just a thought worth trying.

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His lack of footspeed will continue to be a hinderance in him realizing major success (icetime) in the NHL, IMO.
I agree, 100%.

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His lack of footspeed will continue to be a hinderance in him realizing major success (icetime) in the NHL, IMO.
Amen.

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Fans are always so quick to blame management. No one ever points the finger at the player himself.
How about Brooks Orpik? He wanted to get some conditioning help, but didn't from the Pens.

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