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@PuebloPete @PenGenoRemember, you can only be a true Pens fan by expressing blind and uncalled for optimism!  Anyone fails to see "Stanley Cup Champion" in tonight's game gets the internet tough guy act!  Look at me and my limited and vulgar vocabulary! Wooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

4 weeks ago on

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Embarrassing by Orpik to lose the puck like that, but let's not let Fleury off the hook for giving up the short side from that angle.

4 weeks ago on

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@PuebloPete I'll join you in incurring the wrath of the Kool-Aid drinkers--nevermind that the Pens have played like garbage since the Olympic Break:
 - Everybody in the league except Crosby has picked up that he loves to throw long cross-ice passes begging to be broken up or intercepted
 - Nice job by Neal to negate the extra skater advantage at the end by taking lazy whack at the Coyote players' stick instead of moving his fee
 - I still don't trust Fleury; it looks like he's guessing at the puck sometimes.  I've noticed him flinch on shots that don't even get through the mess of bodies in front.  Zatkoff has been well-positioned enough (and trusts his positioning) to make saves on shots he doesn't even see come through.  I can't think of any examples of the same happening with Fleury
 - Can't wait for Shero to re-sign Orpik to a decent-sized contract this summer; the Penguins definitely need another slow-footed defenseman that contributes nothing offensively.
 - He may be wrong to take it to the press, but Orpik is right in calling out his teammates for retaliatory penalties.  Malkin, Crosby, Neal, Kunitz, and now Jokinen can easily be goaded.
 - Rest Maatta.
 - Malkin has been playing better over the past 2 weeks, but he still has a tendency for selfish, retaliatory penalties.
 - He put out a nice effort today, but Pyatt has been mostly horrid since he was signed.  Slooooowwww, mediocre hands, and doesn't really use his size.  Just like with Zack Boychuck and Chris Bourque, the Pens' management will take about 15 games too long to realize why this guy was readily available.

I will watch every game and root for them through the duration, but a first round upset will not be shocking.   Other than the Anaheim game--in which they were outplayed--their post-Olympic wins have been over some terrible teams (it is fun to lump the Caps in as such); Chicago was a curb-stomping, Philly prison-raped them for 4/6 periods, they were out-played by SJ, and as good as St. Louis has been, they've been playing like dogshit over the past week (still good enough to beat the Pens).

4 weeks ago on

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