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Penguins’ Rookies Defeat Leafs, 2-1

Video courtesy of Pensblog colleague Eric P.:

The Pens rookies raised their record to 2-0 with a slugfest-filled 2-1 win over the Leafs rookies at their rookie tournament in London, Ont.

Geoff Walker and Dustin Jeffrey scored for the Pens, with Jeffrey’s marker coming in the game’s final minute.

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Posted by Hank1974 on 09/13/10 at 12:34 PM ET

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Based on the first couple of games, at least as I interpreted it from the prospect tournament blog, the forwards Dustin Jeffrey and Eric Tangradi are strong candidates to make the NHL team if they keep up the effort in training camp. Perhaps not that surprising based on expectations of progress.

Defensively, you have to wonder if Simon Despres will benefit immensely from playing another season in the juniors, except further sharpening of offensive skills, but the only alternative is the NHL given his age. I’m almost sure he’ll get to play games for the Penguins this season.

All in all, the promise of an interesting training camp is there.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 09/13/10 at 12:43 PM ET

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