The Ballad of Benoit Pouliot

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Blake Benzel in NHL
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Great moments are born from great opportunity. á A line that Kurt Russell immortalized in the 2004 movie, ôMiracle,ö and a line that fits perfectly with the crossroads that Benoit PouliotÆs career is at. á Drafted 4th Overall in the 2005 Entry Draft, Pouliot was drafted as the Minnesota WildÆs ôNext Big Thing.ö á Taken just three spots behind Sidney Crosby and ahead of names like Carey Price, Devin Setoguchi, and Anze Kopitar, Pouliot was expected to give the Wild the scoring punch beside Marian Gaborik that they had needed for so long. á Entering his fourth pro season, Pouliot has yet to live up to those lofty expectations. á In 52 NHL games, he has tallied just 7 goals and 14 points.á After an impre ...

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