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03-25-2013, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaoz View Post
For a fan base that understands how physical play can alter the outcome of games I'm surprised at how many folks around here don't see the value in the two guys the Penguins just added. This was a team that was already fairly gritty with guys like Cooke, Glass, Adams, Dupuis and now they've added both Morrow and Murray.

To put it in perspective Pittsburghs top 6 forwards in hits are:
Glass (81)
Kunitz (78)
Cooke (66)
Dupuis (65)
Morrow (48)
Neal (46)

Boston's are:
Lucic (104)
Thornton (48)
Campbell (39)
Kelly (28)
Paille (27)
Horton (26)

Now they've also gone out and added Murray to their blueline.

Not world beaters, but smart moves on Shero's part and moves that should make them harder to beat in a 7 game series where they can wear you down.

Kunitz and Dupuis stand out for me here. They're on the top line with Crosby, and they hit. No wonder they're so good. Hitting creates space, and Crosby helps too.

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