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09-30-2009, 01:14 PM
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Well he's a spot filler for now. Could earn his stay tho.

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09-30-2009, 01:17 PM
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The Pens have abysmal depth at wing, is it really that much of a surprise. When you have centers on your top 3 lines like the Pens do, you can get away with it.

I don't think a team with an abysmal anything wins a Cup.

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I don't think a team with an abysmal anything wins a Cup.
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I don't think a team with an abysmal anything wins a Cup.
Are Satan or Sykora even in the league right now? TK is going to be on your 2nd line?

Malkin, Crosby, and Staal make alot of blemishes go away, but the Pens W depth has been weak for several years....goes to show perhaps how important it is to have it.....

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It never hurts to bring in a 23-year-old character kid into your organization, especially one with pedigree AND upside.

I love this pickup.
He is anything but a character kid... kind of a punk if his BU days are any indication. I've heard stories of him peeing on teammates in the locker room and reminding coaches of his last name.

Sure, he has pedigree... but I disagree with your final point. I'd say he has about 5'8" of upside.

To be fair, he does have a booming slapshot.

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09-30-2009, 01:22 PM
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Lucky...gets to go from Ovechkin to Malkin and Crosby

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Are Satan or Sykora even in the league right now? TK is going to be on your 2nd line?

Malkin, Crosby, and Staal make alot of blemishes go away, but the Pens W depth has been weak for several years....goes to show perhaps how important it is to have it.....
Or you could just add quality at the deadline when the cap hits are prorated.

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Are Satan or Sykora even in the league right now? TK is going to be on your 2nd line?

Malkin, Crosby, and Staal make alot of blemishes go away, but the Pens W depth has been weak for several years....goes to show perhaps how important it is to have it.....

It is important to have depth, for sure, but I still wouldn't call the depth abysmal. They are probably, at worst, slightly below average.

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09-30-2009, 01:26 PM
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Isn't Sykora on the Wild?

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Or you could just add quality at the deadline when the cap hits are prorated.
It has worked before, no doubt about that.

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He is anything but a character kid... kind of a punk if his BU days are any indication. I've heard stories of him peeing on teammates in the locker room and reminding coaches of his last name.

Sure, he has pedigree... but I disagree with your final point. I'd say he has about 5'8" of upside.

To be fair, he does have a booming slapshot.
Don't mind him, as soon as someone puts on a Pens jersey, 90% of Pens fans have to give him every break and every benefit of the doubt regardless of whether he's any good or not.

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Solid pick up. I'm surprised he lasted that long.

I wonder if we would have claimed Schremp had he made it that far?

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Don't mind him, as soon as someone puts on a Pens jersey, 90% of Pens fans have to give him every break and every benefit of the doubt regardless of whether he's any good or not.
Sorry, but I've been a C. Bourque fan since his draft year. So, I guess I fall under the other 10%, because I am still not a fan of Pascal Dupuis and he's on the Pens since late '07-08, was never a fan of Jarkko Ruutu but had to stomach that situation, and the list goes on. I'm not big on Brent Johnson right now, either.

But it's hard to find a downside to picking up C. Bourque at this point.

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i dont know how ppl can fault the pens for picking him but i do see how the caps shouldnt have made him available

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Possible waiver pick-up of the year on this one. If I was a Caps fan, I would be livid right now. At least a team will give the guy an opportunity to play in the NHL. Goob job Caps fans.

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Possible waiver pick-up of the year on this one. If I was a Caps fan, I would be livid right now. At least a team will give the guy an opportunity to play in the NHL. Goob job Caps fans.
Hardly. Look - Bourque is decent, but he's not going to be a top winger for Pittsburgh, and I doubt he makes it a month or two without having to go through waivers again.

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Hardly. Look - Bourque is decent, but he's not going to be a top winger for Pittsburgh, and I doubt he makes it a month or two without having to go through waivers again.
That could happen once Talbot is healthy again.

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Possible waiver pick-up of the year on this one. If I was a Caps fan, I would be livid right now. At least a team will give the guy an opportunity to play in the NHL. Goob job Caps fans.
yes....clearly its the Caps fans that are responsible for this

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Possible waiver pick-up of the year on this one. If I was a Caps fan, I would be livid right now. At least a team will give the guy an opportunity to play in the NHL. Goob job Caps fans.


Did we put him on waivers? It sucks to lose him for nothing, but oh well. touche poster above me

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yes....clearly its the Caps fans that are responsible for this
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Did we put him on waivers? It sucks to lose him for nothing, but oh well. touche poster above me
Just as a disclaimer...please note his avatar.

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Are Satan or Sykora even in the league right now? TK is going to be on your 2nd line?

Malkin, Crosby, and Staal make alot of blemishes go away, but the Pens W depth has been weak for several years....goes to show perhaps how important it is to have it.....
I'm actually very excited about Kennedy. He could wind up being a 20-25-45 player if he gets enough time with Malkin. He's defensively responsible, and absolutely more skilled than Talbot. 5 on 5, he's the best winger on the team, maybe save Kunitz.

The wingers as a whole are kind of a revolving door. They're not great, not terrible, but as you eluded to, they don't have to be.

This Borque pickup actually excites me. No risk, and he keeps Godard out of the lineup when the Penguins play teams with bottom six talent.

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As one Caps blogger just said: "Chris Bourque is Glen Metropolit with a dad in the HOF. Everyone needs to calm the hell down."

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As one Caps blogger just said: "Chris Bourque is Glen Metropolit with a dad in the HOF. Everyone needs to calm the hell down."
Well, even a 23-year-old Glen Metropolit would have been a decent waiver-wire pick-up.

Something for nothing.

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As one Caps blogger just said: "Chris Bourque is Glen Metropolit with a dad in the HOF. Everyone needs to calm the hell down."
So, how many of your 17 posts have been shots at the Pens/fans? Nobody expects him to be Ovechkin. He's a solid pickup, especially for not having to trade any assets to get him. If nothing else, he's a great substitute for Godard when we don't need an enforcer in the lineup.

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