Saturday, June 27, 2009

Penguins draft D Simon Despres

The Pens first round draft pick fits the Ray Shero mold for NHL players in that he has size and speed.

He's 6'4" and skates well. He's not yet an offensive dynamo, but given that the Pens have a few of those already, Despres makes a nice addition to the organization. He's also not as physical as he could be, but that can come with time.

The Pens are a bit weak up front in the organization, but it looks like Despres was an excellent choice.

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