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03-05-2004, 01:29 AM
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Yes, teams never go through periods in which they're bad for a few seasons, so we must contract them when they do.


Ok, here it is, Spooner's Multiple Reasons For Why The Pens Are In Good Shape:

-Set to lose 3.1 Mil. Lst year, over half the league lost 5 mil or more. And not all of them were god awful.

- New CBA would allow Pens to build a new arena.

- Pens are in line to have two straight 1st or 2nd draft picks. This year because they suck, next year because there may not be any hockey. Pens have a legitimate chance of landing Ovechkin AND Crosby.

- With a salary cap under the new CBA, teams will scramble get under by cutting high price players, which the Pens (Well under the cap) will be able to scoop up for themeselves.

- Marc-Andre Fleury, Ryan Malone, Konstantin Koltsov, Tom Kostopolous, Brooks Orpik, Ric Jackman.

- Pens "financial woes" are no where near as bad as you'd think.

- Pens have third best local TV ratings. Peple are interested in the team, they just don't want to go to their ratty ass old arena.

- Don't two Stanley Cups and one of the greatest hockey players of all time give us a just a lttle bit of leeway to turn ourselves around? Huh? Does it?



Sure, you might have been joking, but so many people aren't...

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One bad thing that pretty much offsets everything you listed;

Their lease runs out in 2007.

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One bad thing that pretty much offsets everything you listed;

Their lease runs out in 2007.
the sad reality is, if they don't get a new arena, the 2006-07 season will the last for the penguins.

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The lease will almost definitely be extended, but not past 2010.

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I am sure all the high priced players will be jumping at a Steve McKenna salary.

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Just as those before him, Chiodo is getting shell-shocked....happened to Fleury and Caron too....the 'D' hangs up the tenders to dry night in and night out.....this team is like the black hole of goalie confidence....
Still, a coach leaving a goalie (especially a young one) in after allowing 5 or 6 goals just seems cruel. Give the kid a break, it's obviously not all his fault. Throw in the backup and at least spread the misery around.

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Still, a coach leaving a goalie (especially a young one) in after allowing 5 or 6 goals just seems cruel. Give the kid a break, it's obviously not all his fault. Throw in the backup and at least spread the misery around.
It actually could help the kid. It could be Ed saying, "kid, these goals aren't your fault. I have no reason to take you out because no on else would do better". It seems cruel, but it could give the kid a boost of confidence that being yanked wouldn't provide.

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It actually could help the kid. It could be Ed saying, "kid, these goals aren't your fault. I have no reason to take you out because no on else would do better". It seems cruel, but it could give the kid a boost of confidence that being yanked wouldn't provide.
Hadn't thought of that. I just remember goalies getting mad that they were left in after a large number of goals (Roy in his last game in Montreal immediately came to mind).

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