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10-05-2013, 11:31 PM
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KIRK
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Originally Posted by vabm8 View Post
I said if anything. It's arguable, but here, these lines without Sutter.
X = Vitale, Adams, Sill, Zolnierczyk, other call up, but realistically a new player would be added after Sutter was gone.
X is not Glass.
X does not denote the same player being in the lineup twice, whoever was going to make that joke.

Kunitz - Crosby - Bennett
Jokinen - Malkin - Neal
Kobasew - Jeffrey - Dupuis
X/Glass - Adams - Vitale
X


Malkin gets injured, Jokinen moves to centre and Dupuis to wing.
Kunitz - Crosby - Bennett
Dupuis - Jokinen - Neal
Kobasew - Jeffrey - X

Crosby gets injured, Jokinen moves to 1st centre, Kunitz goes to Malkin and Dupuis goes to Jokinen. Or just Jeffrey for Crosby which may not be a huge loss from Sutter for Crosby, IDK.
Dupuis - Jokinen - Bennett
Kunitz - Malkin - Neal
Kobasew - Jeffrey - X

OR
Kunitz - Jeffrey - Bennett
Jokinen - Malkin - Neal
Kobasew - X - Dupuis

Both get injured, we're ****ed anyway.
Kunitz - Jeffrey/Jokinen - Bennett
Dupuis - Jeffrey/Jokinen - Neal
Kobasew - X - X




Sutter really didn't impress me in the playoffs and he's been like that ever since. He's just kind of flat and lacking, and physically weak. I'm not expecting Staal, but Sutter isn't doing enough.
What's sad is I remember the Pens playing against Sutter. His entire job was to cover Geno. He absolutely blanketed him. Mugged, hooked, held, bit . . . did whatever you'd expect a Sutter to do to get the job done. THAT is the Sutter who I thought the Pens were getting. It's not the one they got.

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