A Message From Mike Sullivan: Thank You, Pittsburgh

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  1. Warm Cookies

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  2. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Lets Go Pens!

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    To me it reads like...

    "Boy did my stubborn ass **** this all up, I'm sorry, thanks for showing up anyway."
     
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    TLDR

    All he needs to do is log in here for the solutions.

    Also. This isnt common unless the coach was fired/quit, lol. So......
     
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    His job is probably safe for another 5 years, so the prospect of people *****ing over minor roster decisions every day is very exciting.
     
  5. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Lets Go Pens!

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    If it was minor issues sure. But the guy literally had issues trying to figure out simple line up **** and to keep certain players together and let chemistry develop. It's been a huge problem for this team for years.

    The most consistent line in the Crosby Malkin era is literally the Dupuis Crosby Kunitz line.

    Sullivan is still playing blind darts with the lineup at times.

    Let's not get started on his ****ing minutes usage for Letang either.
     
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    There were no simple lineup decisions given how everybody but Phil was trash to start the year. Sheary fell off of a cliff, Guentzel started poorly, Sid started extremely slow, Hagelin did as well, and at the end of the season everybody and their mom was injured. He’s a damn good coach and we might be talking about a 3rd straight final if some things bounced right.
     
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    My complaint with Sullivan has less to do with his lineup decisions, which were often perplexing, like his love of the ever average turnover machine that was Simon....

    I think for whatever reason his adjustments this year during the POs were minimal and obviously ineffective...some of us were yelling at him to play more of a 1-1-3 himself when the Caps trapping was stifling us....as we can see from the TB series, the Caps didn’t handle the 3rd forward up well and weren’t scoring when TB was playing a trap...sometimes I think he gets wedded to his system when other adjustments could have been made that might have helped with the defensive gaps and other issues, and might have prevented as many breakaways as we were giving the Caps....it was a disappointing performance by him as well this year especially given how good he was the last two years
     
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    I don’t think playing a trap would have been a good adjustment. They would have won with average goaltending and goals from anyone else besides the top line.
     
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    It owns how this board is basically unreadable unless we win the Cup.
     
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    I just want to know why the leading scorer and goal scorer of the playoffs wasn't on the top power play unit.
     
  11. Ogrezilla

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    how is this thread immediately complaining about lines? This place is truly special :laugh:
     
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    Sidney the Kidney Pens' defense like

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    Kris Letang.
     
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    It's not like he didn't oversee a team winning back-to-back Cups.
     
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    Pretty cool.

    Thanks Sully
     
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    Awesome gesture. Great coach we are lucky to have him
     
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    It's not. That stays with the roster discussion. This thread isn't going to turn into people lobbying over player usage.
     
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    Translation: As you may be aware, I never contributed to a cup winning team as a player. Now with back to back cups I will surely be going into the hall of fame as a coach. Thank you Pens fans for letting me inherit a great team. This past off season I was allowed to put my imprint on the team for years to come. Me and Rutherford decided that you fans got more than you already bargained for with those 2 cups. We allowed the Knights to take that Fluery contract off our hands so that we could lock down Maata and Dumo to nice hefty long term deals. Did you see how Dumo tried to look like Bobby Orr in the Caps series we lost? Yeah it would have been nice if he got back or could finish but we own him until 2023! By then he’ll have figured things out so just be patient. With Maata and Letang locked up until 2022 and Dumo the left side of the defense is sure to provide for much excitement for the long term future. The addition of Oleksiak will only add to the fun if one of the regulars goes down. How about that Derick Brassard? Yeah he will be 31 years old before next season starts but his 1 goal in the playoffs was more than Ian Cole had last year. I Know Cole had 9 points in last years playoffs to Brassards 4 this year but Cole played in twice as many games last year! Never mind that Cole would have been the only Penguin responding to Wilson’s antics I’m sure some Penguin will finds some stones next year. As this years playoffs unwind enjoy the fact that former Pens Fluery and Kunitz still have a shot for 3 peat. I’m wetting my pants in anticipation of the excitement the 31 year old Brassard will provide for you next year. So Pens fans thanks for letting me have my way with the team. As we move forward remember that I am going to the hall of fame for just those two years. My job status is probably safe for another 3 or 4 years. Thank you..thank you …thank you.
     
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