Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pens get Skoula and Bourque

Skoula is always going to be remembered for that.
Seriously, who could forget that?

But stupid shit happens, and for a guy with over 700 NHL games to his name, that kind of stuff only happens once.
So if you thought for a second that this was what he’s going to bring to the Penguins…get your head right.

This is a good signing.
Skoula’s not going to be anything special.
At all.
But he’s better than Deryk Engellend or Nate Guenin over any stretch.

From Fantasy Sports Services:
  • Is a solid two-way defenseman with excellent offensive potential.
  • Owns a very projectable frame.
  • Still gets himself caught out of position too often, or makes the wrong play at the wrong time.
  • Needs to use better judgment in the defensive zone and boost his production level.

When looking for a picture of Martin Skoula, We came across this:

The Pens also picked up Chris Bourque on Waivers from the Caps.
This guy tore the Baby Pens to pieces, so they have to like this.
But he’s going to get some time with the big club. Possibly a lot.

He’s 23 years old, 5’8 173lbs.
Average sized human, diminutive professional hockey player.

Last year in the AHL he played 69 games and recorded 21g-52a-73pts
In the playoffs he recorded 21pts in 22games
He has 1 NHL goal in 12 career NHL games.

From Fantasy Sports Services:
  • Is fast and tenacious on the forecheck.
  • Displays sound all-around ability and a little scoring upside.
  • Plays with an infectious attitude.
  • People will always question his size (5-8, 181 pounds), so he must continuously add strength to prove them wrong at the highest level.
Career Potential
Top six winger.

Not a big loss for the Caps, but probably not a big gain for the Pens.

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