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The Penguins need to bench Ponikarovsky & Fedotenko

Leaving the arena yesterday after the 3-1 loss to the Canadians, I was a little confused as to what teams actually played. It looked like game 8 in the Caps/Habs series.

Halak stopped everything after Matt Cooke’s first period goal. The Penguins must not have watched the game tape of game 7 of the Caps/Habs, because the Penguins refused to go to the net, screen the goalie, and play dirty playoff hockey. I hope the Penguins learned a lesson from today’s performance. I bet if you ask the Caps if they learned anything from their series with the Habs they would tell you the same thing: go to the net, screen the goalie, and play dirty playoff hockey.

The Penguins need to make a few changes to their lineup. Bench Ponikarovsky and Fedotenko, because they are doing nothing but taking up space. Let’s face it with their play in the playoffs to date, the Penguins could suit up a refrigerator and an empty milk container and no one would know the difference. The Penguins should put Chris Conner and Eric Tangradi in their place. These two players are hungry to contribute and play the North American style of play that the Penguins should have played today.

I’m confident Coach Disco will read this, and make the necessary adjustments to beat the Habs in five. I cannot wait to tell all of those Habs fans, “Art told you so!”. Can anyone help me with my French?

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  1. PENZRGR8's Gravatar PENZRGR8
    May 3, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    I felt the same way…Thought I was watching Game 7 Caps/Habs. I would bench Fed, not Poni yet at Steve-O stated. Not that I wouldn’t mind if he did. Would love to see Tangradi.

    GO PENS!

    Agree with toocool…Way too soft.

    PENS IN 5.

  2. toocool's Gravatar toocool
    May 3, 2010 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    To be honest watching the Pens, they were playing kind of soft last game.

  3. PenguinSteve-O's Gravatar PenguinSteve-O
    May 3, 2010 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Bench Feds. I am not sure about benching Poni yet. Would love to see Tangradi brought up.


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