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05-04-2013, 02:45 PM
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If Malkin is reinjuring his shoulder every other game he needs to just get surgery and call it a season. No use occupying a roster spot playing at 70%.
70% of Malkin is still better than the vast majority of all NHL players.

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I don't think Malkin ever healed to be honest. I've seen him take only one or two full-swing one-timers since coming back. Lots of wristers, snap-shots, shots in close. He can still be effective that way though. I'd say he's at 70-85% health and that's good enough as long as you're not talking about a lower body injury (knee, hip, etc that he could make permenantly worse or a head injury). Malkin's problem is occasional erratic play and giveaways (and there were definitely more than the three the official scorer counted -- our scorer must be a total homer).

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Par for the course. Guy comes back, another guy is injured.

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Par for the course. Guy comes back, another guy is injured.
Story of the past 3 years.

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70% of Malkin is still better than the vast majority of all NHL players.
Yeah, I'd definitely have a 70% Malkin on the roster. He just needs better decision making, and I don't think that's injury related.

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05-04-2013, 05:06 PM
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If Malkin is reinjuring his shoulder every other game he needs to just get surgery and call it a season. No use occupying a roster spot playing at 70%.
It's his foot I thought. Dupes smacked a shot into it that pretty much took all the hop out of him.

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Is there a practice tomorrow or any news on the line combinations from today?

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It's his foot I thought. Dupes smacked a shot into it that pretty much took all the hop out of him.
If it's his foot, they probably kept him out of practice to give it some rest for tomorrow.

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05-04-2013, 05:31 PM
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Just once I would love to see us play a couple games with everyone at 100%...

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Is there a practice tomorrow or any news on the line combinations from today?
They didn't really skate in lines today and the game is at noon tomorrow so I don't think they will be practicing.

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05-04-2013, 05:41 PM
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Just once I would love to see us play a couple games with everyone at 100%...
The Penguins being 100% healthy is like spotting a unicorn or finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

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The Penguins being 100% healthy is like spotting a unicorn or finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
I would say "and". Also in the same hour.

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$#&^%(*^ Hamonik...

HOPEFULLY just a maintenance day...

Has Orpik skated at ALL since his injury? SO strange that no one (that I know of) saw the injury, and yet he's not even PRACTICING. Odd to have an injury severe enough to keep you out of practice for over a week, and yet no one saw the injury...
That's why I suspect something like a groin.

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05-04-2013, 06:51 PM
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Am i the only one that thinks we're actually pretty healthy?

We have both our superstars, I doubt Malkin is any "more" injured then he was yesterday or Wednesday.

We have pretty much everyone except Neal. I suppose we miss Orpik's leadership but his play certainly wasn't an overwhelming cog in the Pen's machin this year. All we need is Neal, and it looks like he'll be back shortly.

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05-04-2013, 06:53 PM
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Am i the only one that thinks we're actually pretty healthy?

We have both our superstars, I doubt Malkin is any "more" injured then he was yesterday or Wednesday.

We have pretty much everyone except Neal. I suppose we miss Orpik's leadership but his play certainly wasn't an overwhelming cog in the Pen's machin this year. All we need is Neal, and it looks like he'll be back shortly.
Yeah on the plus side Crosby should be getting stronger as games go on. Just gotta get past the first round.

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Am i the only one that thinks we're actually pretty healthy?

We have both our superstars, I doubt Malkin is any "more" injured then he was yesterday or Wednesday.

We have pretty much everyone except Neal. I suppose we miss Orpik's leadership but his play certainly wasn't an overwhelming cog in the Pen's machin this year. All we need is Neal, and it looks like he'll be back shortly.
I agree. and Malkin looked damn near 100% in the last few regular season games and in game 1. If the hit by Hamonic reinjured his shoulder, he didnt show it at all (nor would it explain his poor play earlier in the game).

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Yes, knock on wood, I think we ARE getting fairly healthy. Malkin is probably OK, I actually think it looks like his shoulder was feeling a good bit better the last few games; hopefully is WAS his foot, and not his shoulder from the Hamonik hit, that kept him out today. Presuming Orpik's issue is NOT his groin, he and Neal both will likely be back soon...and if we can keep the lineup intact for a few games with no more injuries, and IF we don't lay anymore eggs like the last game and actually get through round 1, then we just might get everyone back during the Isles series, time to get into game shape and ready for round two...

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05-04-2013, 07:58 PM
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No team is 100% healthy, every team is dealing with Injuries. Yes the pens have dealt with some good players being injuried, but when you have a stacked roster that happens.

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05-04-2013, 09:48 PM
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No team is 100% healthy, every team is dealing with Injuries. Yes the pens have dealt with some good players being injuried, but when you have a stacked roster that happens.
Can we trade injury to Neal and Orpik, for Glass and Engelland (let's say)?

I don't like saying stuff like that....but we always seem to get our better pieces injured.

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No team is 100% healthy, every team is dealing with Injuries. Yes the pens have dealt with some good players being injuried, but when you have a stacked roster that happens.
Are skilled players more likely to be injured? Do more players get injured when there are a lot of good ones in one place? This is an interesting theory.

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05-04-2013, 11:08 PM
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I still think it's Geno's foot and not the shoulder.

Didn't a puck hit him in the inside of the foot or around that area last night??? I remember he was skating pretty gingerly for a few mins.

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05-05-2013, 12:12 AM
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Are skilled players more likely to be injured? Do more players get injured when there are a lot of good ones in one place? This is an interesting theory.
When you have more good players there are more chances that a good player gets hurt... I think that's what he meant

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05-05-2013, 12:57 AM
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Would like to see:

Kunitz Crosby Iginla
Bennett Malkin Jokinen
Morrow Sutter Dupuis
Cooke Vitale Adams

Murray Letang
Despres Martin
Eaton Niskanen

Vokoun

Fat chance, I know.

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05-05-2013, 07:16 AM
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Would like to see:

Kunitz Crosby Iginla
Bennett Malkin Jokinen
Morrow Sutter Dupuis
Cooke Vitale Adams

Murray Letang
Despres Martin
Eaton Niskanen

Vokoun

Fat chance, I know.
Very Fat Chance.

1. Pascal Dupuis will not be taken off of Crosby's wing.
2. Cooke will not play on the 4th line.
3. Murray will only play with Niskanen
4. Despres will not play over Engelland
5. Vitale won't play lol
6. Bylsma won't bench Fleury after one game (I agree with this)

I think we willl see the same lineuo as we did Friday night, unless Orpik is back which...I doubt.

Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis
Bennett-Malkin-Iginla
Morrow-Sutter-Cooke
Glass-Jokinen-Adams

Eaton-Letang
Martin-Engelland
Murray-Niskanen

Fleury.

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05-05-2013, 08:45 AM
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I still think it's Geno's foot and not the shoulder.

Didn't a puck hit him in the inside of the foot or around that area last night??? I remember he was skating pretty gingerly for a few mins.
Yeah, another friendly fire incident. They discussed it on the nhl network/nbcs feed and referred to it as now Malkin has a bee in his skate from Dupuis' shot.

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