Sid and Geno on the PK
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01-02-2013, 01:18 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Even if Crosby and Malkin were to spend limited time on the PK during the regular season, maybe they ought to spend more time on the PK during the playoffs.
In each of the last two of the Penguins playoff exits (Tampa Bay and Philly), the PK unit, which was ranked highly during the regular season, failed miserably. Perhaps during the playoffs, when you're only focused on one team, both the Lightning and the Flyers extensively studied the habits of the Penguins PK. Obviously, Sid and Geno were unavailable in the Tampa Bay series, but against Philly throwing them on the PK units could've really thrown the Flyers PP off base, or at least make them think twice.
This is a solid point. Our PK was exposed in both series and screamed for adjustments to be made. Whether those changes should be personnel or system is the question. To me, at least in the Philly series, it was obvious we needed to change it up.
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