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DERRICK POULIOT RUMORS

Penguins' Pouliot preparing for larger role on defense

Although the offseason acquisition of five-time 30-goal scorer Phil Kessel dominated the headlines, the Pittsburgh Penguins will need to see an improvement from their defense if they are going to return to glory this season.A healthy Kris Letang will certainly go along way in that regard, but the Penguins may need to lean on Derrick Pouliot as a top-four defenseman in 2015-16. The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colligan: 5 Questions on Derrick Pouliot Concerns and Connor McDavid

This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every Monday on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, ColliganHockey.com. (1) Will Derrick Pouliot be Playoff-Ready? Pittsburgh’s rookie defenseman Derrick Pouliot was demoted to Wilkes-Barre Scranton of the AHL on Saturday. Penguins head coach Mike Johnston said the move was to allow Andrew Ebbett to be recalled...
Via The Pensblog
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Derrick Pouliot

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Derrick Pouliot. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost) Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images   The Penguins first drafted defenseman Derrick Pouliot 8th overall during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He made a name for himself earlier in his career, earning...
Via The PensNation
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Recall Derrick Pouliot

With defenseman Christian Ehrhoff currently out of the lineup, the Penguins may be looking to see if young defenseman Derrick Pouliot can stay in the lineup for good. The team recalled their top prospect in Pouliot today and re-assigned forward Andrew Ebbett. Pouliot scores his first NHL goal earlier this year on his first shot in his NHL debut. With questions on the bottom pairing...
Via The PensNation
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pouliot scores in NHL debut to help Penguins beat Panthers

  Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby ended his drought with a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 45 shots for his fifth win in six games and 19th overall. Pouliot, a prized prospect on defense, scored the eventual game-winner in the first period after he...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Derrick Pouliot’s first shot in the NHL is a snipe job

There has been a lot of hype around Derrick Pouliot. In his first NHL game he wasted no time showing why. On his first shot, he went upstairs on Roberto Luongo: Boy is that just nasty. A goal scorers goal. Looks like the hype was well-deserved.
Via The Pensblog
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Here comes Derrick Pouliot

The Penguins made a big roster move this morning and called up Derrick Pouliot. Some good thoughts on this by Ryan Wilson over at [ HockeyBuzz ]. Now we have seen defensemen get called up before only to not play, specifically Scott Harrington, but it is still very interesting to see the team physically call Pouliot up. He is crushing it in the AHL so far this year. In 23 games he...
Via The Pensblog
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pouliot Proving in WBS Why He Remains Penguins Top Prospect

Rookie defenseman Derrick Pouliot has been confirming why he remains the top player in the Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool. Pouliot was selected in the 2012 draft in the 1st round, 8th overall by the Penguins. In his last season with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, he impressively posted 70 points in 58 games. Pouliot joined the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins...
Via Beyond The Benches
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Prospect Derrick Pouliot’s One-Punch KO

Photo Credit: oregonlive.com Pens prospect Derrick Pouliot isn’t known for having a mean streak and throwing his fists, but he found himself engaged in a fight last night and he held is own rather well. As the ref steps in to stop Pouliot and Joe Hickett’s fight, Victoria Royals player Steven Hodges sucker punches Pouliot in the back of the head; lighting a fire under the Pens...
Via The PensNation
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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