Re: Pens Tidbits
Good performance for the most part. 5-3 Penguins victory over the Blue Jackets.
Staal. Two shorthanded goals last night (one on a penalty shot). Not only should he stay up at the NHL level, but we can't afford to send him down to the juniors.
Malkin. Another goal assisted by Sid. Kid is unbelievable. Not much else to say.
Fleury. Another good showing. Keep riding him. He has two days of rest before we suit up against the Devils.
Gonchar. PP goal and decision making was better compared to past nights. Seems like when Malkin is out there, Gonchar is on target. He's not shooting the puck up in D section or having as many brain farts as he did for the majority of last season. Hopefully that stays the same.
Ouellet. Would like to see him start netting goals 5 on 5 (along with the rest of our wingers) but I can't complain about the kid. He's doing his job for the most part.
Eaton. Shot blocking master. Seems to always be in the right place at the right time.
Moore. Throws his body around. Solid on the PK.
Malone. Solid on the PK and it was nice to see him stick up for Crosby, but he is lost out there on 5 on 5 and doesn't do nearly enough to deserve first line status. Injured his hand last night, maybe opens up a spot for Staal to play on the first or second line where he deserves to be. Kid has earned it.
Letang. Threw a nice hit, didn't notice him giving up the puck, taking himself out of position or being a step behind anyone. Still think he will be sent down to juniors.
Scuderi. Made a nice play on Staal's first goal, and good work on the PK.
Whitney. Horrible defensive play. Following puck/man behind the net leaving no D-man in front of the crease leading to a goal.
Armstrong. Where has he been? Since the Letowski hit, he hasn't touched a body. More importantly, he can find the back of the net. He's not the same Army as last season, that's for sure. Also, a turn over which led to a Ranger PP goal.
LeClair. I think it's safe to stick a knife in LeClair. Much like Recchi, his best/good/average days are behind him. It's hard to watch.
Roy. Why is he on this team? He doesn't fight. He's getting paid a million a year (CP decision, go figure).
First ten minutes of the second period. Scary how this team blows leads. Second period we come out looking completely dazed and confused. We need to work on carrying over the same intensity we come out with in the first period over to the second period.
Bring on the Devils.
Last edited by 83-Steelers-43; 10-22-2006 at 08:36 AM.