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Cole's Plus/Minus: Penguins vs. Leafs in a Pond Hockey Game
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03-09-2013, 09:30 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
+ A big 2 points against a strong Toronto team. This Leafs team is a playoff team. I'm all for them taking the Flyer's spot.
- Crosby gets the #1 star while dominating the ice all over the place but getting only 1 point. Of course Stamkos gets 2 tonight while not even making that game's 3 stars.
- The PK sucks. Sucks sucks sucks. The Pens have had some good reg. season numbers - so what? It was 15/16 teams (72.1%) 3 years ago in the playoffs, 15/16 teams (70.4%) 2 years ago in the playoffs, and historically bad 16/16 teams (47.8%) last year.
This year its 20th in the league at 79.6% - not sure if that includes today or not.
Fluery can be better but the net front defense is non-existent. Pens let opposing teams have time and space in front of Fleury and seam passes for one timers all day. Also, Craig Adams, while an adequate PKer, should not lead the team in shorthanded ice time for forwards by a wide margin. Faceoffs also seem to be an issue.
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