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Jay Greenberg
Joined: 09.29.2017

Feb 12 @ 9:49 AM ET
Jay Greenberg: Take it Easy on the Penguins; They're Slower
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Feb 12 @ 10:06 AM ET
the swing–and fortunately a miss–which Evgeni Malkin took at Wayne Simmonds’ head



You didnt watch the game did you?
Hokeeguy9
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Joined: 06.25.2012

Feb 12 @ 10:16 AM ET
Agreed Jay. I wonder if the NHL will rig the system so pooptsburgh will win the draft lottery to make them good again when Crosby and Malkin fade into the sunset.
Hokeeguy9
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Joined: 06.25.2012

Feb 12 @ 10:19 AM ET
You didnt watch the game did you?
- Guile


Ok, so it was Raffl. Simple mistake....unlike the swing Frankenstein took. I bet the suspension, if any, is a game or two, because.....pooptsburgh.
DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Feb 12 @ 10:22 AM ET
Agreed Jay. I wonder if the NHL will rig the system so pooptsburgh will win the draft lottery to make them good again when Crosby and Malkin fade into the sunset.


how original. do you think everything is rigged?
DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Feb 12 @ 10:33 AM ET
The Penguins can beat themselves up all they want for their efforts, or lack of same, on any given night. But a lot of speed – Hagelin, Chris Kunitz, Pascal Dupuis, Trevor Daley– has eroded away in just two years. And when you think about that second Cup coming despite the injury absence of Letang, that defense was deeper than probably ever credited. Justin Schultz, about to return from a 52-game absence, has proven less replaceable than was Letang by Ron Hainsey in a deadline deal that preceded the second championship


schultz isn't less replaceable than letang. you mentioned it yourself, the second cup winning team had more depth and no anchors (JJ) that helped them with a "win by committee" defensive approach. The fact that the team won without workhorse letang is a miracle and not reflective of schultz. schultz is a second pairing #4 type guy. letang is a #1 guy.
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Feb 12 @ 10:44 AM ET
Ok, so it was Raffl. Simple mistake....unlike the swing Frankenstein took. I bet the suspension, if any, is a game or two, because.....pooptsburgh.
- Hokeeguy9



Itll be less than it should because the player safety department sucks. Not because the nhl loves Pittsburgh. Only moronic fans, like yourself, believe that.
simethos
Season Ticket Holder
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: PA
Joined: 05.02.2007

Feb 12 @ 12:31 PM ET
Itll be less than it should because the player safety department sucks. Not because the nhl loves Pittsburgh. Only moronic fans, like yourself, believe that.
- Guile


Exactly.
powerenforcer
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Mt. Prospect, IL
Joined: 09.24.2009

Feb 12 @ 2:23 PM ET
Itll be less than it should because the player safety department sucks. Not because the nhl loves Pittsburgh. Only moronic fans, like yourself, believe that.
- Guile


No, Mario has naked pictures of Bettman with Sid. E5
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Feb 12 @ 3:19 PM ET
No, Mario has naked pictures of Bettman with Sid. E5
- powerenforcer



Jeez... he has that AND the nhl still doesnt favor the Pens. Must be a conspiracy.
Doogs
Season Ticket Holder
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh , PA
Joined: 09.16.2005

Feb 12 @ 8:38 PM ET
Why even write this? You debated yourself dizzy and opened up another opportunity for the Anti-Penguin faction that this board feeds another chance to drag out some of the old favorites.

Be better.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Feb 13 @ 9:00 PM ET
I can get you guys a great deal on Rev. Lovejoy for the cup run. Have your people talk to my people.
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Feb 14 @ 8:22 AM ET
I can get you guys a great deal on Rev. Lovejoy for the cup run. Have your people talk to my people.
- Queenie_5_hole



Sure... you just have to take Johnson
Pie
Montreal Canadiens
Location: taking the low road
Joined: 10.14.2006

Feb 14 @ 3:24 PM ET
Why even write this? You debated yourself dizzy and opened up another opportunity for the Anti-Penguin faction that this board feeds another chance to drag out some of the old favorites.

Be better.

- Doogs

Ummm.... just from recent personal experience but apparently folks get agitated when you drop this on them.
ChrisMS
Joined: 05.02.2012

Feb 14 @ 3:54 PM ET
We can only hope so.
Barnaby36
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Former Orpik44
Joined: 02.22.2013

Feb 14 @ 10:38 PM ET
HAha "when Crosby and Malkin fade into the sunset"...Thanks for the 3 cups boys!
cranktheradio
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Greensburg, PA
Joined: 07.02.2011

Feb 17 @ 3:06 AM ET
Honestly, a really good take on the Pens. They're outside of the playoffs with some of the most elite players in the world. I mean, Sid's still Sid, Geno will turn it on, Jake's taken the next step, Phil is "slowly" getting his confidence back. I could see this team finish anywhere from top of the decision to tanking and getting a shot at the lottery.

But, I do disagree about the reason. They actually have A LOT of depth. Bit, they have changed the game plan and are still looking to gel. I hate to say it, but if the new identity is heavy and hard on the boards...Kessel may no longer be a fit. I love the player, but if that system and approach remains, he may be the odd man out.