Last couple years have been interesting between Ottawa and Pittsburgh rookies - first game was rather quiet through most of the game up until someone laid down a real hit in the third period and then it picked up.
Last year, if I remember right - it opened with a fight and they weren't holding back on the checks.
I suppose this is a general feeling when you look at other teams prospect line-ups. I thought the same when I looked at Ottawa's guys. No disrespect it is just ignorance outside of the obvious names with Jared Cowen and Bobby Butler first in line.
From a Pens point of view, this is clearly the best prospect team we've had in years though, because there hasn't been any room for anyone moving up for a couple of years.
At this level we'll have lots of expectations on particularly Tangradi, Despres, Jeffrey, Vellieux, Strait, Bortuzzo, Sneep and the new goalie from Sweden Mattias Modig, all of whom have or will have big roles on the AHL team. With Tangradi of course being a hot pick to make the NHL top6 out of camp.
Hoping that streams will be available. Man, have I missed hockey!