look at our defense as it is right now, and tell me it's good enough to win a cup. shero has his work cut out for him.
We don't even know exactly what we have in our rookies. Despres and Dumoulin specifically. How much they've improved from last season, gotten stronger, etc. Plus we have Strait and Bortuzzo. We can't keep pushing the rookies down. We need to have a strong top 4, and allow the 3rd pairing to grow/groom rookies/young players. Personally I hope that we sit Engelland a lot this year in favor of giving Strait/Bort more playing opportunity. We have too many D in the system (especially in the next 2 yrs or so) not to start giving them a chance to play.
This just in: FA is a curse, inferior to the deadline in every way.
You aren't kidding. This is driving me insane. I've got to the point where I'm starving for a sasha signing. I was gonna write semin but boy would you guys have fun with line. If you would of told me that 3 months ago that this is what I would of wanted. I probally would of punched you in the face. 6 hours at the deadline its over u move on for better or worse. You move on. I feel like I'm in purgatory here.
#Pens coach Bylsma says team is looking at Doan and Semin as possibilities for top 6. Added Tangradi, Bennett and Kennedy could fit -SK
Bylsma stating how they're only interested at this point, definitely indicates that the report is bogus on Semin agreeing to a 1-year deal. I'm sure all of us were under that assumption already anyway.
Dejan Kovacevic @Dejan_Kovacevic
Bylsma: Tangradi, Bennett, Kennedy candidates for top-six duty. Also open to free agents. Mentioned Doan, Semin. #Pens
Not sure the context this was in, but definitely interesting that he said Bennett. To me it seems highly unlikely Bennett makes the team, but I suppose he could get some call up time later in the year. However, I was hoping we'd have a wing solution by then.