According to Extra Skater, Pouliot has been on the ice for 53 total shots for and 49 total shots against. Removing blocked shots, Pouliot has been on the ice for 36 shots for and 35 shots against. In terms of actual shots on goal, Pouliot has been on the ice for 25 shots for and 31 shots against.
He is starting his even strength shifts in the offensive zone 31.7% of the time, neutral zone 39% and defensive zone 29.3%
Alain Vigneault said recently, "what we have seen in spurts is a highly skilled, quick player that has had some good scoring chances. If he wants to stay there he needs to chip in, so he is getting that opportunity and should grab it. Right now our assessment of our players is really limited. We had the 4 games in 5 nights, we had one game, 3 days in between and now we are going to play 4 games in six nights. Now we are getting into hockey mode and it should be real good for our group.”
Marc Staal was a teammate of Pouliot's in Sudbury of the OHL and said that Pouliot is playing with skilled guys and has a chance at a big opportunity with the Rangers.
Pouliot told the Daily News that he has to play a style that involves going to the net, creating traffic and using his size. He added that the biggest thing for him is doing it every night and trying to form it as a habit so it becomes second nature to him.
Arpon Basu, who manages LNH.com (The French NHL.com) and is based in Montreal, sent out tweets asking why the Rangers would sign Pouliot.
He added that Pouliot is supremely talented but is a player who doesn't care.
Cam Charron, who specializes in advanced statistics, countered bysaying that numbers show teams play better with Pouliot on the ice.
Larry Brooks tweeted today that Pouliot is "utterly clueless" on the ice.
He writes in the NY Post that Pouliot was benched for 11:49 in the second period after turning the puck over and pretty much leading to the last two Anaheim goals.