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03-23-2012, 06:58 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PEI Canada
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Can Pittsburgh play this way from another 3 months? The 92-93 Penguins won 17 straight games in March-April 1993. They were ordinary against the Devils in the first round and then lost to the Islanders in the 2nd round.
They could definitely play this way for the rest of the year and playoffs...but only if the opposition lets them ! I'm pretty sure that sooner or later guys will be paying a lot more attention to both Crosby and Letang & Malkin much more intensely and will be laying on the body at every opportunity available .
The level of compete and nastiness is about to rise and those guys are quite prone to injury if they endure a steady parade of vicious but clean hits . We also will see the same on our guys like Staal-Richards-Gabby who will have to have the head on a swivel from here on out .
The new and real season is about to begin and I would be very shocked if the Penguins don't have one major injury before the playoffs start as they are going to be big targets for opposing & competing teams in the Conference .
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