Originally Posted by patty59 View Post
The pens are a powerplay team, take that away and they shouldn't be too hard to beat, similar to vancouver.
Yes but they seem to get them like kids get candy at Halloween.
Pens IMO have a lot up front, but they have no defensive system to speak of and a team with no defensive system just isn't going to make it to the cup IMO. Pens could prove me wrong, but I look at their defense and find myself thinking Claude would have fits if his team played defense like that.
Watching the Flyers and while Holtby was lauded as the miracle kid last playoffs, he really hasn't impressed me in any game I have actually seen him in. Definitely not impressing me tonight.
Overall I agree with this point. I enjoy the five minute per night guys for the sideshows they provide as I enjoy hockey violence but they're not actually impactful guys as they rarely even dress in the playoffs.