Game 13 vs. Bruins - Thoughts from the Morning After

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Re: Game 13 vs. Bruins - Thoughts from the Morning After

Postby pfim on Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:22 pm

pens_CT wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
pfim wrote:
DelPen wrote:Didn't Megna have some really good camps the last two years and just missed the cut?


He also had 5 goals in 56 AHL games last season.


Only 11 points too, IIRC

So Tangradi scored 18 goals in a 1/2 AHL season, and Johnathan Filewich once scored 30 goals in the AHL so what does 11 points by Megna in the AHL prove? Whay don't we wait and see what he does at the NHL level before we automatically assume he is headed on the next bus back to WBS.


That's the point we're making.
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Re: Game 13 vs. Bruins - Thoughts from the Morning After

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:23 pm

That's different than saying he's headed back to WBS, when Neal and Bennett both return.....so there are several conversations happening at once.
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Re: Game 13 vs. Bruins - Thoughts from the Morning After

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:35 pm

And the opposite has also been happening, Columbia.

I don't know why you choose to only pick on one side of the argument. People are assuming Megna is pencilled in for good because of 1 good game and 1 OK/decent game.
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Re: Game 13 vs. Bruins - Thoughts from the Morning After

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:36 pm

columbia wrote:so there are several conversations happening at once.
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Re: Game 13 vs. Bruins - Thoughts from the Morning After

Postby Jesse on Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:12 pm

Just to clarify about this Megna thing. He was flat out awful for WB/S at points last season. Didn't play defense. Didn't backcheck. Kinda floated around. I think 2 games is a little too small of a sample size to anoint the kid the second coming AHL talent. He seems to have fixed his issues, that's for sure. But adrenaline can take you a long way.

That being said, he's done things in 2 games that Matt D'Agostini couldn't do. Namely: Crashing the net / Playing defense as a whole.
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Re: Game 13 vs. Bruins - Thoughts from the Morning After

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:22 pm

Another good follow is Jason Iacona (@nafsep), a blogger who covers the Baby Pens. His rants on Megna last season were quite amusing...and he is happily eating crow at what he sees Megna doing on the big Pens right now. FWIW.
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Re: Game 13 vs. Bruins - Thoughts from the Morning After

Postby pcm on Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:03 pm

Jesse wrote:Just to clarify about this Megna thing. He was flat out awful for WB/S at points last season. Didn't play defense. Didn't backcheck. Kinda floated around. I think 2 games is a little too small of a sample size to anoint the kid the second coming AHL talent. He seems to have fixed his issues, that's for sure. But adrenaline can take you a long way.

That being said, he's done things in 2 games that Matt D'Agostini couldn't do. Namely: Crashing the net / Playing defense as a whole.


Adrenaline can make players look fast, hit harder, dig deeper, etc. Megna's doing that, but what's really impressed me is his awareness all over the ice. Adrenaline alone will not give that. The guy can play a high level of hockey. Now the test to turn pro will be consistency. But even if he regresses to 60-80% of what he's doing right now (just for the sake of argument), he still looks to be a better option than what we've got in the bottom 6.
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