I like Pouliot but what I dont like is the competition Pouliot will face on his way through to get to the show. In the AHL alone, there is some serious quality Dmen all fighting for the same apple. Pouliot, Dumoulin, Harrington, Maatta, Despres are all earning their stripes to get a shot at the big time. Despres will probably be with the big club this season full time so thats one less team mate to battle with, but also one less spot available with the big club.
As it stands right now, only Letang and Scuderi are signed long term. Niskanen and Engelland are both on the last year of their contracts. Same for Brooks Orpik so there could be opportunities coming down the pipe but it depends on the team needs at the time. Guys like Harrington aren't big offensive guys but offer intangibles that guys like Pouliot and Dumoulin won't. Harrington will be a solid long term piece for the Penguins for many years.
As it stands, I wouldn't expect to see Pouliot in the next year or two. The creme always rises to the top, but I dont see a spot for him any time soon.
10 Team, Points Only, Cash League
25 Man Roster (no position), top 20 point getters count at end of month
Keep 20/25 at seasons end, Cut 5 to FA for redrafting
Goalie points W=2pt L=-1pt SHO=2pt
Stamkos, Tavares, JaBenn, Couture, Wheeler, Eriksson, Turris, Steen, Letang, Kucherov, Byfuglien, Burns, Zuccarello, Hoffman, JSchwartz, Fabbri, Shattenkirk, KPalmieri, KConnor, BNelson, Konecny, Bjorkstrand, Ladd
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