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03-31-2012, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Damaged Goods View Post
Maybe they don't need him to secure a 4/5 seed in the playoffs, but you're talking about a team that hasn't won a Cup in 36 years! They need whatever they can get in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It's a hard time to win, you know.

Heck, the Pens didn't need Crosby to get a 4/5 seed either. Having him back for the playoffs sure boosts their Cup hopes, though.
The Stanley Cup playoffs is a war of attrition. Every great player who can take the ice when someone else is out is a huge plus towards advancing deeper.

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