Most other boards are. Either Eastern conference fans trotting out the tired old story about how the Pens D sucks (nobody has checked stats for about a month, I guess) or Western conference fans trying to pretend it doesn't matter how good the Pens/Bruins/Habs/whoever look because ZOMG THE WEST IS BETTAR.
The insecurity of western fans is always good for a laugh.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
Andrej Sustr is in the lineup for the Lightning tonight versus New Jersey. By the looks of it, they're dressing 7 defensemen (Hedman, Gudas, Sustr, Carle, Salo, Aulie, Brewer). After 1 period, Sustr has 4:08 of ice time.
Man, have we had some lousy goalies in our franchise.
I remember my big pro-Fleury argument around the time of that 2003 Draft was based around that fact. I said something along the lines of 'if he's even just league average for five years he'd be the 2nd best goalie in franchise history'. Outside of Barrasso, who always required a solid back-up because of his injuries (he only played 60+ games twice for the Penguins...in 19 years in the NHL he 'only' played 777 games...for comparison's sake Mikka Kiprusoff played 514 in the 7 seasons bridging the lockouts), it's been a revolving door ever since this franchise came into the league.
To shine things in another light - the Florida Panthers have as many goalies with 220+ apperances in net as we do.
Even more frightening - J-S Aubin has the 5th most wins of any Penguins goalie...with 63.