LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Beau Bennett, drafted 20th overall of the Pittsburgh Penguins, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
After a ton of speculation, it came to pass this morning. Beau Bennett is up with the Pens.
Bennett, 21, will be looking to make his NHL debut on Friday night at Winnipeg. The rookie forward placed second on WBS with 18 assists and fourth with 25 points in 35 games this season. Last month, he was chosen to represent the Penguins at the AHL All-Star Classic, although he didn’t play in the game due to injury.
Now, no one is expecting Bennett to come up and be the next Ron Francis here, but there are some expectations. Bennett has been very good in his first stint in the AHL.
In the NHL it isn't hard to to figure out who has talent and who doesn't. Eric Tangradi defenders will blame the system and lack of chances. That is *********. The Penguins babied Tangradi. One game with the MVP of the NHL and a 40 goal scorer is enough tell. You either see the skill or you don't. Sorry, Eric Tangradi is a third-line talent.
Now it is Bennett's turn. Should be interesting.