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06-25-2010, 09:50 PM
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The arena where he plays is like 10 minutes from my house.

I've seen him play a few times, but I wasn't watching him specifically so I don't have an incredibly well-informed opinion of him. I definitely remember that he had very slick skills, but he was playing on a team that was wiping the floor with most of the BCHL so I have no idea how he'd fare against better competition. Penticton is nearly as good as some CHL teams and they're playing in a Junior A league.

Overall, I like the pick. We needed to take a bit of a chance on someone who has the potential to turn into a top-line player.
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I take back Sykora comparison back. Right handed. Really great on the powerplay. Lethal 1 timer with a quick release. Can set up and score. Has good hockey IQ. Undersized, not a whole lot of toughness. Tends to play perimeter.


****in guy sounds like Ray Whitney.
That's a very good comparison. From what I've seen, Bennett projects to be a much smoother and more well-rounded offensive player than Sykora ever was. Ray Whitney is pretty much a perfect example of what Bennett's high-end potential is.

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06-25-2010, 09:51 PM
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He could always develop a physical side to his game, but the truth is that with the roster the Pens usually have now, a skilled winger who doesn't play physical wouldn't really be a huge deal. As long as he turns out to be a skilled winger at the NHL level.

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06-25-2010, 09:53 PM
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We should've taken Etem or Tinordi instead of this Beau Bridges guy. Hope I'm wrong.

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If there isn't a player that stands out on your draft list, no problem going with need. And a skilled winger is something that we definitely need in our pipeline. Here's hoping that the kid is a good one.

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That's a very good comparison. From what I've seen, Bennett projects to be a much smoother and more well-rounded offensive player than Sykora ever was. Ray Whitney is pretty much a perfect example of what Bennett's high-end potential is.
We certainly could use a Ray Whitney too...

Maybe sign Whitney for a couple years, and replace him with a guy that has a similar style game?

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We should've taken Etem or Tinordi instead of this Beau Bridges guy. Hope I'm wrong.

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We could've had a better prospect, IMO.

Otherwise, well played.

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I take back Sykora comparison back. Right handed. Really great on the powerplay. Lethal 1 timer with a quick release. Can set up and score. Has good hockey IQ. Undersized, not a whole lot of toughness. Tends to play perimeter.


****in guy sounds like Ray Whitney.
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Having this guy on the left wall of our powerplay with his one timer. 87 is going to make him a rich man.
Nice call.

So let's sign the real guy and we can have the poor man's Whitney step in when he leaves.

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We could've had a better prospect, IMO.

Otherwise, well played.
You know I had to do it.

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06-25-2010, 10:08 PM
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NHL Draft Notes profile here.

"Ultra high risk, high reward - either he turns into a 1st/2nd liner for you or takes his perimeter show to the European pro leagues for the rest of his career."

Probably should note that his talent ratings are on a scale of 20 to 80, not 0-100.
If you're gonna take a risk like that, go for Kabanov.

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06-25-2010, 10:09 PM
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Nice call.

So let's sign the real guy and we can have the poor man's Whitney step in when he leaves.
He's not going to be signed. He's a ****in' bust, WVP. Didn't you hear?

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We should've taken Etem or Tinordi instead of this Beau Bridges guy. Hope I'm wrong.
Since the ******* Rags grabbed McIlrath, I was hoping they would take Tinordi. This kid sounds like Sykora in his last season here.

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hopefully it works out like our last 1st rounder born in Cali

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If you're gonna take a risk like that, go for Kabanov.
Except he's a head case that nobody wants within 100 miles of their team.

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We should've taken Etem or Tinordi instead of this Beau Bridges guy. Hope I'm wrong.
I liked Etem because I just wanted to see him and Sid skate up the ice together, but there is a ton of Koltsov there. Not a great stick handler, not a great passer, not a great shot, and people are questioning his hockey sense. Rico Fata is another example as to who he reminds me of when I hear about him.

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Since the ******* Rags grabbed McIlrath, I was hoping they would take Tinordi. This kid sounds like Sykora in his last season here.
Except he's still a kid and developing...

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06-25-2010, 10:14 PM
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I liked Etem because I just wanted to see him and Sid skate up the ice together, but there is a ton of Koltsov there. Not a great stick handler, not a great passer, not a great shot, and people are questioning his hockey sense. Rico Fata is another example as to who he reminds me of when I hear about him.
I'm glad Shero doesn't share the same draft opinions of his predecessor.

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My jaw dropped when the Pens passed on Tinordi, Howden and Merrill. They all seemed like Shero picks, and slam dunks as far as who we'd be getting.

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I know a kid that has played with him and compared him to Pat Kane because he puts his feet 8' apart and just stickhandles through everyone. I don't think he's that good but IMO the Whitney comparison is dead on perfect. Mostly because he uses that costing style to his advantage and draws people to him before dishing the puck to a linemate thats filled that lane.

Love that pick!!!

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http://thehockeywriters.com/2010-nhl...-beau-bennett/

His ****ing nickname is Beau Dangles. I officially change my thoughts on the pick, I love the kid.

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NHL Player(s) Comparison: Tyler Bozak (Note: Bozak only scored 31 points as an 18-year-old in the BCHL, but Bennett had 120), Bobby Ryan, Travis Zajac
I like that. I like that a lot.

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06-25-2010, 10:31 PM
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Can we maybe drop the whole "Shero type of pick" rhetoric?

2/4 of Shero's 1st rounders have been the ultimate boom/bust scoring forwards. Perhaps that's Shero's type?

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06-25-2010, 10:35 PM
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My jaw dropped when the Pens passed on Tinordi, Howden and Merrill. They all seemed like Shero picks, and slam dunks as far as who we'd be getting.
That just goes to show you that nobody has any clue what a "Shero pick" is.

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Can we maybe drop the whole "Shero type of pick" rhetoric?

2/4 of Shero's 1st rounders have been the ultimate boom/bust scoring forwards. Perhaps that's Shero's type?
I still say Esposito was only drafted as trade fodder.

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