In the thread below (G10/07-08) among several items of discussion is one Marc Pouliot. He’s been a favorite of mine pretty much since he was drafted and certainly since I had a chance to see him take and make a pass. He’s a skilled player who isn’t getting results.
I think he was tracking pretty well through last season but can’t score for love nor money this fall. Although he’s still a guy I think can have a career, his career progression in terms of comps keeps getting downgraded by the day.
Pouliot is in a pretty dangerous spot right now. In spite of some kind words about him in the Thursday GDT, the hard numbers are damning and he has been passed by a few players since last spring.
He has not been sent out so far this season, and if he can gain some traction he could still have a career as an Oiler. However, the momentum he’d gathered in the springtime has been lost and he’s back to being a fringe player on a middling roster.
We’re beyond the point where Pouliot should be considered in this context. Those injuries 18-20 may have had a long term impact on his development as a pro player.