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03-26-2013, 04:04 AM
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Huge game. Despite the long streak the Pens still need some seperation in the eastern conference. They may have a 5 pt lead on the canadians and bruins, but they have two games in hand on the Pens. The Pens are due to lose, and Im sure eventually will. It would be nicer to lose against a team that you arent vying for a playoff position with.

A few pens related notes:
1. First the trade related stuff: It sucks that the short season has led to too many buyers and not enough sellers, because regardless of how many minor holes the aquisitions potentially fill, it still was a large amount of assets to grab a little grit on the third line and hal gill jr. These could be had for half the price paid most other years.
1a If these aquisitions lead to severely reduced ice time for Bennet and DesPres, this becomes an utter waste of assests and real detrament to the long term welfare of the team... only a Stanley Cup would be acceptable as an excuse then, IMO.
1b As much as I hate to flush assests down the toilet, making a run at yet another rental in Igilna remains a real possibility. In the playoffs, having real playmakers and finishers is a must, and Dupris still is the weak link on the top line. Moreover keeping him away from Boston may just be worth the price.
2. The devils are pretty far back in the rear view mirror of the Pens. At this point the pens really only have to go 500 the rest of the way to clinch the division
3. Its been a while since Crosby had a real uberdominant game, and he is due....
4. The pens almost have twice the points of the Flyers... not important to the game, but still...

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