I thought it would be fun to look back at what NHL Central Scouting and other prospect ranking organizations said about some current and former Penguins before they were drafted or turned pro.
Some scouting reports are still pretty spot on -- Sidney Crosby is all that was promised and more. Other reports show how much a player has grown -- I don't think anyone is calling Patric Hornqvist physically weak anymore.
SIDNEY CROSBY "An exceptional skater with a smooth stride, tremendous balance and agility .
Drafted first round, No. 1 overall by Penguins in 2005
"An exceptional skater with a smooth stride, tremendous balance and agility .