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07-30-2012, 05:57 PM
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Ugene Malkin
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Originally Posted by Shady Machine View Post
There are 3 40 goal scorers and 1 20 goal scorer. Duper is a not a consistent 20 goal guy. Who are these "few 20+ goal scorers"? We most definitely need to improve our top 6. I don't get why that's such a controversial statement. Like we are somehow spoiled because we want our star centers to play with better players.

Goal scoring in the regular season won't be a problem, but if you roll with Kunitz-Sid-Duper, that line can be shut down in the playoffs. Focus on Sid and make Duper and Kunitz skate through the team. Not going to happen.
But that depends on the given opponent. Both Sid and Geno's lines did damage in different rounds of the playoffs when they won the cup. It's pick your poison. Teams shutting down Sid leaves the door open for Geno. Before anyone brings up the Flyers series, Sid was a respectable 3/5 for 8 points in 6 games and Geno matched that.

They were not shut down at all. It was the Pens pure lack of playing defense by not just defensive players, but the forwards too.

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