Wonder why Toronto dresses 2 of them, especially when they have no real young superstars to 'protect'?
Kadri (who usually protects himself anyway), Kessel, Reimer (who keeps getting knocked over for some reason), JVR (to some extent) and Gardiner when he returns beg to differ.
Carlyle dresses 3 tough guys to be as dirty as possible without much of a backlash from other teams. It works against most, however Carolina and Boston seem to be immune to the whole ordeal. Sounds pathetic, i know, but hey it works so who am i to complain.
Anyway, good lucks guys, hoping for a clean game, an exciting game, and no injuries ! Oh and Pittsburgh to lose.
"The consistency in his game is really where he needs to improve,” Bylsma said. “But [Despres] didn't come out of the lineup because of inconsistent play. It was just a situation where we went with a more veteran lineup in Philadelphia. It's a tough building.”
Good Disco. Thanks for letting us know that you wanted to play your Vets. I think was happier thinking he had a problem with his fingernail.
Pens have Crosby and Malkin that is still a limiting factor to taking runs at them and giving PP opportunities in the playoffs. But the playoffs are different and teams will do what they need to advance. Philly had no problem targeting them. If Bylsma tells McIntyre to go out and beat the crap out of Gerioux, then the series may be a little less helter skelter. I am a big believer in the concept of MAD and the Pens have a history of allowing teams to take liberties. Glass simply doesn't intimidate anyone and neither does Adams. Vitale needs to play with his energy and go get a tough forth line hard a**.