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GO PENS!!! :yahoo:
 

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i fear this will be a sad, playoff barren season.
This division is gonna be hell this year... And the window to win once more with 87 & 71 is closing.

 

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I have full confidence that Jarry is/will be a better NHL goaltender than Murray ever was but I am concerned this awful (except Marino) defensive core might ruin him at a young age.
 

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Looks like we won't see Poulin or Legare this season either.
 

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F*CK THE FLYERS!!!!

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1. Sidney Crosby bounces back to finish top-5 in Hart Trophy voting.

2. Tristan Jarry will rank in the league's top 10 in both starts and wins.

3. The power play starts slow then surges into the league's top eight.

4. The Pens will have at least one game postponed by COVID-19

5. Four Pens players will score at least 20 goals this season

6. Pens will finish in the top 10 in scoring from defensemen

7. Kasperi Kapanen will end up getting moved up & down the lineup

8. There may not be a lineup spot for Zach Aston-Reese when he returns.

9. Pierre-Olivier Joseph & Samuel Poulin will make their NHL debuts.

10. Jim Rutherford will make 2 trades or fewer before the deadline

11. Pittsburgh won't secure a playoff spot until the season's final day

12. Major changes will be made if they lose before the second round.
 

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1. Sidney Crosby bounces back to finish top-5 in Hart Trophy voting.

2. Tristan Jarry will rank in the league's top 10 in both starts and wins.

3. The power play starts slow then surges into the league's top eight.

4. The Pens will have at least one game postponed by COVID-19

5. Four Pens players will score at least 20 goals this season

6. Pens will finish in the top 10 in scoring from defensemen

7. Kasperi Kapanen will end up getting moved up & down the lineup

8. There may not be a lineup spot for Zach Aston-Reese when he returns.

9. Pierre-Olivier Joseph & Samuel Poulin will make their NHL debuts.

10. Jim Rutherford will make 2 trades or fewer before the deadline

11. Pittsburgh won't secure a playoff spot until the season's final day

12. Major changes will be made if they lose before the second round.
1. Sell. So long as he stays healthy he has a good shot. But he didn't look good after coming back.
2. Sell. Not as many back to back games so maybe he can handle the load.
3. Buy. Reirden's new system will take time to mesh.
4. Buy. Easy.
5. Buy. They have at least 4 that are good for that. Just need 1 more. Rust or McCann?
6. Sell. Seems to be quite the emphasis this offseason is getting the defensemen more involved. But at what cost?
7. Buy. Seems destined for 3rd line. Already expected to be in line with Crosby & Guentzel which seems like a mistake.
8. Sell. The injury bug has been real. He'll find a spot.
9. Buy. Again, injuries always play a part. Time to see what all the fuss is about with Joseph.
10. Buy. He's typically good for at least 5 a year if my math is right, but this short year is tough. Less time to evaluate. 2 is a feasible number.
11. Buy. Given how deep the East looks... But I'm not as optimistic.
12. Buy. One can always hope.
 

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Pens don't make playoffs. Lose 2-1 today

PP will suck all year long

Letang won't remain healthy this year.

Jarry will steal a few games and prove why he was kept
 

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Horrible game...long year. Defense sucks. Malkintent is back. First game and they have met my expectations...loldam it's good to have hockey back
 

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Yeesh... took all of what... 5 minutes into the 1st period before all that optimism vanished?

Thought the power play showed some promise but that defense is going to be a big problem this year. Hot garbage
 

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The defense is the biggest issue for sure. 14GA in 3? yikes. Marino looks like a shell of his last season's self so far.

They are a faster & more aggressive team on offense which is good. It's debatable that they've outplayed all 3 opponents in that regard even though the W/L column doesn't reflect that. The 3rd period continues to be rough & they need to stop taking penalties.

I hope the energetic offense is a precursor for whats to come, and hopefully DeSmith can provide the relief they need. But man I fear the decline in Geno. I know Pens fans have far too much bias to point it out, but missing net on OT 2-on-1... on OT breakaway & in shootout.
 

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Can we talk about that DeSmith pass up the middle that completely flipped the script??? Holy hell.
 
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