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Aggressiveness = tired

Wow, was that a fun game to watch last night, end to end hustling, looked like a whole new Penguin team.? Bylsma had the team running on all cylanders, except for maybe Fluery who in my opinion left in a couple he shouldn’t have, that’s not to say he didn’t make a lot of great saves.? If we are going to come away with anything from this weekend, we are going to have to have some better goaltending, better than what we saw last night.?

This weekend we are playing back to back games against Philly & Washington.? What I saw from last nights game was a lot of extremely tired players at the end of the game.?

There was one point with about 4 minutes left when Crosby & Dupuis were?dead tired,?so tired?they couldn’t?skate to the puck about 10 feet away in the offensive zone.? They proceeded to make their way to the bench as fast as they could.? ?Is it possible for the team to keep up this pace two games in a row against two of our biggest rivals?? I’m not sure the Pens are in good enough shape.

A good idea since we will be playing to close to Wilkes/Barre would be to bring a couple players up and have a few extra fresh for Sundays game.? The problem is that?the Baby Pens?are playing a double header this weekend also.? It sure would be nice if Bylsma would bring up Bissonnette for the Flyers game, he seemed to have a field day last time.?? He will also need to use all four lines evenly.

I hoping Bylsma isn’t sentimental about the Baby Penguins and is?able to pillage & plunder them for the good of the main team.? There really should only be one concern, and that is making the playoffs for the main team

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  1. elebeck's Gravatar elebeck
    February 20, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Before everyone gets all excited about this win, It should be noted that the Canadians played without Kovalev, Tanguay, Lang, and Brisebois. That is similar to the Pens playing without Crosby, Sykora, Kennedy and Whitney and we all know how the Pens did with missing players….The aggressive offense looked great, but are the defense (espically with Letang being a healthy scratch) and the goaltender ready to step up and stop the oppostions response?

  2. Ron Malore's Gravatar Ron Malore
    February 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    This isn’t the WWF, either. Booby Clarke and the Broad Street Bullies haven’t won a Stanley Cup for so long the replays are shown on the history channel.
    Malkin and Crosby don’t take shit from any of them. They walked over them in the playoffs last year and it wasn’t because of BGL. Like you said, it isn’t figure skating and the Penguins are tough enough to stand up to them and again with the Capitals (and Brashear) after a(good rest) on the train ride!
    The whole Flyer thing is pretty much a myth and if they dress Cote and Asham who can’t play hockey worth a lick – good for them. It’ll be like dressing Hatcher.

  3. Ron Malore's Gravatar Ron Malore
    February 20, 2009 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    I don’t think they need Bissonnette. Yesterday we saw the Godard vs. Laraque which was reminiscent of the Chara/Laraque dance from last year. Laraque has turned into a pretty much a pussy and Godard probably will have to dance with Riley Cote a screw-loose Flyer and once that gets out of the way we will see a good hockey game.
    Saturday’s game they’ll be fresh again. These are young kid’s. The train ride to WASH DC will pump them up some more – like they need pumped-up.
    What’s did Al Davis say, “Just win, Baby!” The turkey’s on the table.


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