Pens weakness is the few guys not playing intelligent hockey. There isn't room for error. If you take away Letang's idiocy this game is 1-1. He pinches non-stop on every shift. Crosby is left alone at the point and gives it up. Goal 2 Letang makes a terrible pass into the slot that gets picked. And goal 3 and lunges and takes himself out of a 3-on-2.. makes it effectively a 3-on-1. Hes brutal beyond words right now.
I don't have too much else to complain about really. Letang sunk us.. with an assist from Casual Sid. Sid has at least provided a little offense and nearly scored. Letang just follows up his garbage with more garbage.
Hope he's roasted like Malkin was in the first series.
He won't be. ****, it's bad enough that guys you don't expect are making bad decisions. These lines are just driving me nuts. Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis . . . best regular season line in hockey . . . too bad it's the playoffs. Iginla-Malkin-Neal. I feel bad watching Geno and Neal play SH hockey at ES. We hoped otherwise, but the smart ones among us knew this was coming.
Well, Bylsma, time to get a clue. No more Adams ES shifts. Only puck retrievers EVERY SINGLE shift with Malkin and Neal. Iggy ONLY at RW. Mix it up for Sid. And, for the love of God, act like you're coaching a home game.
Well another thing is playing the puck defense... we probably should go to playing the man, but we rarely do that. Its burned us before... Like Ive said many times before, every hockey coach save a rare few has a 3 or 4 year expiration date... you have to keep things fresh when teams get stuck in bad habits
"I wonder... when is Ron Burkle going to get sick of me wasting his money?"
Shero made great acquisitions, without Vokoun we aren't even at this point. It's not his fault Letang plays like a moron and that we come out slow after losing a game at home during the conference finals.
I seriously do not understand why Bylsma has refused to mix uo the lines... he would do it in a heartbeat when the lines were working... Iginla has looked good at RW, BAD at LW really bad as LW on Malkins line... Looked good on Crosbys line, then was taken off because ?
Because Bylsma is a moron. You watch. Next period. Same lines. And, we'll be rolling four. ****, if you're going down, go down giving your horses a chance.
Letang has it in him to play better and make a huge contribution to a comeback. But no, I do not believe he is a true no. 1 after watching him play these playoffs. I have no faith in him in his own zone.