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03-30-2011, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by FabricDetails View Post
What if you were to compare how Pittsburgh has performed without their stars to how Detroit has performed? It seems like the Pens are plugging along but I don't know the actual numbers.
I have been disappointed at how good Pittsburgh is doing without Crosby and Malkin. But look at how their team is built, their two greatest attributes are center depth and defenseman depth.

Even with Orpik out, they have Martin, Michalek, and Letang. Pair that with Fleury's ability to stand on his head every other night, and they effectively transitioned from being a team reliant on Crosby and Malkin to a team that will play hard defense and outwork their opponent on offense.

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