The Pittsburgh Penguins selected LW Samuel Poulin (6-1, 212) with the 21st overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry draft.
Poulin a power-forward type, had 29 goals and 47 assists in 67 games for Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL.
Scouts like Poulin’s combination of size and powerful play below the dots to go with a creative ability as a passer, but the skating is lacking especially when the puck is on his stick as a growing consensus is that Poulin’s overall game is a long ways away from being NHL-ready.
Which will obviously beg the question of whether this is a step towards re-stocking the prospect pool or delaying the inevitable with a win-now General Manager in Jim Rutherford who will exhaust every trade option to maximize the window left in the Sidney Crosby era.
Pittsburgh’s No. 21 pick was certainly in play during trade talks leading into tonight, most notably for Jacob Trouba earlier this week, but the Penguins had to be cautious and smart here. You can’t keep making mistakes like the Ryan Reaves trade where you moved back 20+ spots for a draft pick whose rights were eventually relinquished and have seen the trade turn into a disaster with the emergence of Oskar Sundqvist in St. Louis.
Even if the Penguins drafted another Joe Morrow or Angelo Esposito, first-round picks selected in this range still carry about a two year window where they maintain trade value until scouts begin to figure out they’re not going to be much of anything at the NHL level.
Just because the Penguins drafted a player in Poulin that likely won’t help them for 3-4 years as a best case scenario, doesn’t mean this selection won’t eventually help them on the trade front in the next year.
Tonight was Jim Rutherford’s first pick in the first-round since he drafted Kasperi Kapanen in 2014. Kapanen lasted just over a year in the organization.
One consistent among draft pundits tonight is that Poulin is nowhere close to being NHL ready.
“He’s nowhere close to being ready for the NHL,” [hide] former GM Craig Button said on the NBC telecast. “They’re [Pittsburgh] going to have to wait. He’s nowhere ready to play,” Pierre McGuire said.”
As for the Penguins on the trade market tonight, it was crickets after a number of trade discussions leading into the week, the most dominant of those discussions centering around Kris Letang even if Jim Rutherford will try to downplay them, which Penguin officials privately say is the plan.[/hide]
When does the second round of the draft start?
Maybe updates from the Developmental Camp will be part of tomorrow’s Daily Five???
More trade rumours on Kessel hitting the net… I like the guy, he is productive and in any trade the Pens will lose a lot of offence. That said with how these rumours keep coming up at some point you have to consider the impact this will have on the team overall.
No, don’t trade him for the reasons a stupid fuckk like sam would consider…. do it at this point because clearly he and the Pens have moved to different pages. I would rather this not follow them all fucken summer. The cap space is needed…
Caveat – Rob Rossi is the source
Meanwhile Vegas traded Collin Miller and got 2 picks out of it
2021. 2nd round
2022. 5th round. Wish sometimes penguins and bandwagon fan tough this way instead of holding on players when they have no longer value.
Agreed, they need to move Letang asap.
I traded Letang in my NHL 19 franchise and won the Cup that year. Trotman was a +12 in the playoffs.
As Sam said St. Louis better fit than chubby Pens can’t win with frauds American
Triva: Who has won more cups St Louis or Kessel?
HA: Trick question, the answer is Martin St Louis Retired the year the Pens acquired Kessel 🙂
What is really amazing is how similar the career numbers are, even at this point, between both players. This includes advanced data… wonder what it is that make Sam suck the tit of St Louis but want to send hounds to Kessels door
los inmigrantes ilegales son prioridad
El IRS estima que los trabajadores no autorizados pagan alrededor de $ 9 mil millones en impuestos de nómina al año.
Kamala would own Trump in a debate. Prosecutor who knows how to talk to criminals.
Leafs resigned Kapanen and Johnsson
According to Josh Yohe the Penguins are not going after Perry or Simmonds. I really hope he is right. Neither one makes no sense.
Now You may stop drooling Stan
Worst. Troll. Ever.
Funny how he was patting himself on the back for calling Perry to Pittsburgh a little lower in the comments. He’s a special kind of stupid.
comments and excuses
“Ahaha the same guy Sam mentioned and I was accused drooler 1m-2m max not more it can be a steal. The guy goes dirty areas a lot and also one of the best in the league when it comes to go under the skin of the other team – 2 days 55 minutes
Minus player team sucked last few years if course he wiki be minus. While our Russian playing in a better team and was minus – 1 day 17 hours”
What a fucken DROOLING ASSHOLEEE lol… was that enough e’s?
He’s vereerrryy slooooowww.
Perry and Simmonds to Pittsburgh. Nice 2 finished guys lol
Right up your alley, you’ve been chasing soon to be retired names for a decade retard
Fun stat for the day based on sammiches desire to see a Canadian who cant play for shit anymore and is prone to horrible fucken calls while sending a guy with game left out
Perry: 1.137 PIM/G – 0.81 PPG
Malkin: 1.05 PIM/G – 1.18 PPG
Thats why you fucken donkey
Yea, but what about since 2009?
Garbage oilers interested in signing Mike Smith.
Hope mcdavid is looking his way out of that shitthole
Malkin,kessel and a first for mcdavid. Do it pappy
He’d look good on a line with Perry and Nash.
Maybe McDavid can find his way back to the Canucks, where it all started.
From the guy who lives in his mom’s basement. Loser. Sad.
He should call up Carey Price and see if he would like to save the second half of his career with Connor somewhere new
Smith will retire instead and 3 hours later sam will suggest him as a backup
Habs in talks with Matt Duchene
Great day for npl
penguins signed his idol Trotman. Now trade letang and make that fatso happy
Smart move. Pens had a higher winning percentage with him in the lineup and Letang out.
Penguins also have a higher winning percentage when letang is in the lineup. Since 09. Not like your trotman based on what 5-10 games fatso? You really are a dumb asss
Nice to see the root of all your posts. You’re judging players based on 2009. Thornton, Nash, Perry and St. Louis. Quite the team you’re putting together, chubby.
Montreal fears 1st line Cs…
Oilers have a number 2 center what have they done so far other than changing coaches
A: Try that again in English B: so fucken what… you do understand that you clearly have a bigger thing for the Oilers than I possibly could. After montreal and Florida you seem to talk abou them the most
Yep, after watching that debacle, Trump will win again.
So sammich.. Bobby Lou hung em up today… lamenting not suggesting the Pens add him as back up?
I was going to suggest him for frauds Murray back up
We know… This is because youre a colossal idiot!
Penguins and Canadians are rumored to be interested in Corey Perry. Fucck I hope he does not come to Pittsburgh.
1 million! If he wants to take 1 million to try and regain something in Pittsburgh then sure. Beyond that then fuckoff. 1 year at 1MM
Realistically: Others are valuing him, fairly, around 3MM which is near league average, name however will likely convince some donkey to overspend. He is 34 this season and since 2015 has hit a cliff in most aspects of his game. I think 3MM is a tad generous as he missed most of last season, a concern that should exist in any contract. He hasnt touched 20 goals in the last three years, not expecting him to as a Penguin if he was to sign. He had two years of 49, 53 prior to last years total write off however, still… Read more »
Minus player team sucked last few years if course he wiki be minus. While our Russian playing in a better team and was minus
It sucked in part due to him not contributing the way they needed him to dumb ****!
Besides in 2018 most of the team were pluses… he wasnt with a handful of other guys most playing less than 65 games
Ahaha the same guy Sam mentioned and I was accused drooler 1m-2m max not more it can be a steal. The guy goes dirty areas a lot and also one of the best in the league when it comes to go under the skin of the other team
Figured you would be cheering this on with little thought into ANOTHER knee surgery and dwindling numbers. Rick Nash 2.0.
It is very high risk, very high… unless the team moves cap space its too high.
I do find it amazing that you would cape for a guy who is a known bad penalty taker here though, must be the flag by his name
Of course he is cheering for this…. Montreal is in the mix. League minimum is a waste of money. Spend it somewhere else. This team already had to many injury prone players. Let him go to Montreal.
Bad penalties? AhahaHa this is coming from a guy that rides Malkins cockk on a nightly basis
. Your Russian has been leading the team in the last 4 or 5 years in the penalty department
Josh Archibald was non-tendered. Get ready for Sam to start drooling over another former Pen.
It sucks the Pens only had a first round pick this year. Would have been nice to have more draft picks.
Sucks more that theyre from Queefbec
Why you were expecting them to be from Florida?
Sadly npl just found out that Florida Suckss
Sam just found out Olli Maatta was traded
He was traded for white grass.
will there be an article regarding the new hall of fame class?
“I’m prepared to say it’s highly unlikely,” said Rutherford
MoGo is a NoGo again? Whose daughter did he fuckk?
4 hits in 15 seconds. https://youtu.be/Z3bgK9Ylfkg
Yup, dude was a beast for awhile.
Make sure you post your other idols highlights too. Joey chestnuts
Orpik announced his retirement. Sam(e) will start pushing to sign him soon.
Sad day for you eh
Your idol shouldve retired the year he left with the penguins. Yet he was busy coning the league by stealing paychecks
You are right… he was only a plus 47, played 332 reg season games, 65 playoff games and oh yeah, won another Cup since he left Pitts. Yeah, he was really stealing checks. Price is the one stealing checks. Poor Sam(e), shows his stupidity once again.
Don’t leave out toews.
What’s this ? Npls BF videos ?
New 30 for 30 from ESPN.
How are teams salary dumping to Chicago? How can they have cap room?
There are rumors the Penguins asked Edmonton about Puljujarvi. The Oilers wanted Rust in return.
Really? Interesting… while Rust as a utility guy is great to have the ceiling on Puljujarvi is still quite high… if it’s just Rust? Could be worth it. Kids livid with how that dumpster fire franchise has handled him.
Apparently JR has already squashed the rumour… man the oilers destroyed that kid
Agreed. Big and has a ton of talent. Rust had some huge goals here, but he doesn’t have a great cap hit and sometimes I feel like they have a hard time placing him in the roster.
Agreed tbj he has some clutch goals but not consistent and they have hard time to find him the right spot in the roster
All outdoor games this year will be played on White Grass!
Sam find out about the JT Miller trade yet?
Npl found out hockey is played on White ice and not on White grass
What is white grass? Dummy. Great comeback Chubby.
You’re a dumbfuck lol!
White grass is what people from Montreal call their lawn when it is covered in snow.
When does the second round begin?
Pride parade going on in Toronto was going till say where is npl but noticed no fat people on tv I’m sure that liberal zerotool and his boy toy trudeau are over there
Who had the bmw, was it Stan or NPL?
… I’d have no issues being at a pride parade you fucken homophobe… this is known as a self own dipshit. we get it, you’re a fucken racist and a homophobe we don’t need a reminder, constantly
The rest of the division is getting defensively responsible while the Pens still have Letang. Not good.
Yes specially NJ with subban
Sam….kind of Washington is close to adding Justin faulk who is no Norris trophy winner..
Golden Knights sign William karlsson 8 years. 5.9m a year now that is a good contract
Faulk potentially going to Washington? 9 million in space… JFC Pens are sliding in this division.
They will finish last or before last in metro division if there is no changes made I’ve been saying this before I say again. League has become more a system play game and not just superstars showing up when they want. Chubby and Russian must go
Yes sam, those two are the concern… fuckk you’re incredibly stupid
The defence is a mess, Letang can’t figure out he has to hold back and the depth in the forward position has question marks.
Not even July and Sam is already off the bandwagon.
He was never on it.
Yeah you said that. You didn’t write that or say that in that language that you speak. GFY Frog.
You sure have and they have yet to finish outside the playoffs let alone last in the divsion lol. Fucken dummy
How the fuckk did the red Sox blew a 6-0 lead and lost the game
That’s a bad lost.
Has Sam found out about the JT Miller trade yet?
No but I found out you discovered hockey 2 years ago
Sam and DePaoli can’t combine on a coherent sentence. Sad.
Marleau waiting for the hurricanes to buy his contract so he can join the penguins or the sharks
Here’s sam DROOLING over another soon to retire Canadian
Bobrawsky and panarin will meet with the Panthers organization on Monday Maybe we can send our Russian there too. Bunch of pussiess they only want to play markets that there is 0 hockey pressure and con money from NHL fans
Wonder if rounds 2-7 of the draft will be in tomorrow’s Daily Five???
🙂 not bad but I think they will be spread out to four facts for each day follow by a note how bad pirates are.
Marleau traded. Leafs close to sign kapanen
Lol really, Marleau was actually traded? The rest of the world learned of this like almost 8 hours ago but I’ve been waiting for you to confirm… idiot
Assshole what time trying to say is kapanen might be resigned with leafs since he is traded. You are a fucking tool
Yes Sam, they cleared salary for Kapenen… for all you know it’s a sign and trade type thing. That said it’s a steal at 3.3 and makes it possible to keep him. The salary dump was completed with one thing in mind, Mitch Marner period.
Was just catching up see gramps trying to call is a short day by dumping picks.
You guys remember Tool and his thumbs down crew made fun of Weber /subban trade and said habs got screwed and same said subban won’t even finish in Nashville because he is getting a lot of money for a 4-5 Defence and is one dimensional player. Today Weber still a hab and subban gone. Once again Same is ahead of 2 years vs the average bandwagon drooling fans
Lol the Preds made the playoff every year since that trade and came two wins short of a cup… Montreal has cliffed since.
Fun fact, Weber has missed the playoffs with the Habs in three years as many times as Subban did the whole time he was there lol.
We get it sam, you think the trade confirms your bias… we will talk after NJ games this year lol
Lol Weber has been hurt and the Canadiens have sucked since he’s been there. Once again, Sam proves he’s the most clueless troll in the internet.
Really buddy because they didnt suck with subban. Get lost troll.
Sure didnt, not like they do now
Dudes looking at a contract dump to lure Duchene and retain Josi as evidence he’s right. It’s comical.
It was inevitable… the needed to clear salary, they have an embarrassment of riches on the blue line, they traded the most expensive one to keep all the organically developed ones.
If Poile strikes out July 1st it will blow up in his face, in fact pundits have already questioned the move but… sammich gotta sammich
You cuckholder preds have far superior roster than habs. Last I checked subban being injured preds were still making the playoffs
Ever since you have voted for your beta male trudeau your posts has become stupider every time. Please don’t for him again
They literally have had more success in the post season with Subban than they did Weber…. I’d like to find a moment we’re your epically stupid posts deteriorated but you’ve always been a fucken idiot
For those struggling with reality… Poile on the Subban deal via Ken Campbell of THN
“In fact, Poile made no secret of the fact trading Subban was an effort to shed salary. “We had to make a business decision,” Poile said in a statement. “With an aim at strengthening our forward corps this off-season and the continued strength of our defensive group, we felt it was necessary to clear up salary cap space this way.””
In that article there is a lot of concern about Poile “losing it”…
I think the offers for Letang are about the same as what Subban got. Which is why I think pappy walked away from trading Letang. He is overvaluing Letang, so he’s a Pen next year.
What the fuckk are you talking about… PK was a salary dump unless there is something going the other way no one else has noticed of value?
Other teams are offering for Letang as if it was a salary dump. Pappy still believes that Letang has value and other teams are laughing at him. This is why Letang is going no where.
The way they are laughing about chubby and that 9.5m goon
Maybe. But the topic was Letang.
That 74th pick gonna be money or what
Farm system just got stocked again following this draft.
Subban traded another thing same was right he will be traded from preds and habs get the best of that trade. Let’s see what Tool thinks
I think it was a salary dump of their highest cost blueliner so they could go after a centre. NJ just robbed Nashville blind and if they strike out on the C they are fuckedd. Even a fucken idiot of your caliber must see this. Jersey just became a lot, and I mean a lot, harder to play against and it’s a heads up to Hall that they are committed to competing so he will stay
Fuckk you’re so stupid lol
Team has four D that are top 2 on a lot of teams but only one makes 9 million… it’s a luxury that they dumped to address organization need…
Duchene before you ask… fuckface
Really when he got traded you were like Nashville amazing and I said habs dump that cancer and he will be traded before he wins Cup. You like turning stories just to think you are right. I did mention. He won’t ‘ve there while Weber will be a hab. Now just enjoy letang will ‘ve going to habs since chubby and Russian doing everything to sabotage the penguins
I wish the Pens would have used their first rounder to dump some salary. That helps the team win now while Sid and Geno are still here.
Dusty is excited to see what the Pens do with their 2nd round pick today
While I hope it don’t hurt us much watching Subban play that many times vs Pittsburgh just to see same freak out will be fun
Devils are gonna have a solid year if they can keep Hall.
Hall is not a free agent
With an aggressive move it like this… and he addition of Jack Hughes you know it was designed to make New Jersey more attractive to Taylor Hall
The Toronto Maple Leafs have dealt forward Patrick Marleau as well as a conditional first-round pick and a seventh-round selection to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a sixth-rounder.
How embarrassing for Marleau. That is all he is worth.
I know, still embarrassing.
He’ll be 40 years old and had 37 points last year. His NTC was waived for this move, if he felt an iota of embarrassment at this point of his career he probably doesn’t end up in Carolina. If this was what it took to move him like 5 years ago sure but I’m willing to wager he understands his role these days and that 6 million for like 12 goals and 37 points for a player continuing to decline is not good business. Let’s not forget that the draft pick sent was to prevent salary retention so Marner and… Read more »
Lots of Americans drafted
The entire NHL witnessed what garbage letang and malkin were last year in the playoffs. There isn’t a team out there who is going to put those absurd contracts on their books
Call it what it is, they entire team was garbage vs the Islanders. No one looked good.
So the tanking started last year.
Are you kidding me penguins are favorites to win the cup every year.
Stars are tanking to force JR’s hand. Nobody except Murray and Simon want to play for Scum Sully.
They always go further then Montreal. I am talking about actual Montreal, not anything three hours outside to fake Montreal.
That donkey was crying for management to blow the roster sky high weeks before the 2016 playoffs, take it with a grain of salt
They drafted Eric Tangradi?
Who drafted Eric Tangradi? The S?Ducks? You’re right! You win!
Sam(e)… is that you?
Same isn’t ready
I will be surprise if Gramps pull the trigger soon on something.