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02-03-2013, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by KIRK View Post
The more I think about it, the more I think where the Pens get into trouble is when teams game plan against them (as I wrote earlier). During the regular season, you'll find teams seeing the Pens as 'measuring stick' games specifically game planning for the Pens. And, everyone (well, almost everyone) tailors game plans during the playoffs. It helps to explain, IMO, why the Pens seem so unprepared against some perceived inferior teams and in the playoffs.
Very true. Disco hockey is strange. He does some very good things and some bad things. Like that Tampa series, Disco and his crew figure out how to beat the 1-3-1, Boucher adjusts and then Disco still keeps trying to do the same thing.

I guess every coach has their warts. BUF fans complain about Ruff and Hawks fans complain about coach Q. As much as I like what MT did for the Pens, I will go to my grave saying that the Pens could have won the cup in 08 if they were allowed to forecheck.

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