Post-Game Talk: Capitals 3, Penguins 1 - Rage Rage Against The Dying Of the Light

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  1. KIRK Registered User

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    Yep.

    Of course, that means holding EVERYONE accountable.

    Malkin and Zucker, for sure, but if you say you're going to hold them accountable for crap and then go and give everyone else a pass for the same crap, that kind of makes for a credibility problem . . . frankly an insurmountable one given the hole Sullivan has been digging himself.
     
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    Yeah this idea that Guentzel - Sid - Rust is some powerhouse line that is playing two way hockey is pretty hilarious.

    But, hey Pittsburgh Sidney Crosby's are having a lot of success and it'll probably be fun to see Malkin and Letang go tear it up for new teams that understand their limitations and put them in positions to succeed rather than to be support for whenever Sid isn't on the ice.
     
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    could be true.....but hey lets give it a try for a few games and see. that's all we are asking.
     
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    Part of me thinks if these next 16 months (or sooner if the team instigates something) with Malkin is as ugly as the last one, he's not going to go running to play in the KHL. A NHL team with the right coach and the right system (more trapping and countering) will pitch him, he'll go, and it will work out pretty well for both parties.

    EDIT: Letang will be trickier, but if he's okay in a reduced role on a team that plays with real structure, he could add a lot to that equation.
     
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    Also a team is going to give Letang 2nd pairing D usage. Place him in a system that exploits his positives and doesn't allow for his flaws and prosper because they'll realize he is 33 so he can't play 25 minutes a night and won't blame everything on him.

    So yeah, basically same story as Malkin. Malkin to Carolina would not surprise me at all.
     
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    Malkin already said he doesn't want to go be number one in Carolina. He wants to win with Crosby.
     
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    Well if they don't fire Sullivan I'm sure that'll change. Ovechkin - Malkin - Svechnikov second line coming in.
     
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    Yep, just edited that. They're in the same boat. Neither would get the money they are, and some offers would include incentives. BUT, with some financial flexibility, they won't want for suitors . . .

    Carolina? That one is interesting. If they could tell him where their team is going, how he fits, and how their style of hockey will benefit him, then I suppose as a UFA he'd listen.

    Florida is another name, for obvious reasons. If that franchise is in a good spot in 16 months, then I definitely could see something there.

    How about Tampa, if he's looking for something more incentive laden? By then, you'll have butts in seats and the new TV contract. And it's not so far from Miami.

    Once upon a time, he listed Montreal as a place he could see himself playing if he ever left. Claude Julien, in terms of style and system, would be perfect.

    I also wouldn't discount either of the NY teams.
     
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    Much to Staal's chagrin.

    EDIT: I do wonder what Sullivan would've done IF Jake was healthy and Jake-Malkin-Rust still was killing it when Sid returned. Zucker maybe still could've happened, since Galchenyuk's cap hit basically covered Zucker. BUT, I'm sure Sullivan would've taken the first bad 2 game stretch to change it.
     
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    I don’t think you can say that the roster is amazing, that’s all. Have you seen our bottom six? Our fourth line is composed of guys that should be healthy scratches, and our goaltending has been far from amazing.

    The top six is awesome on paper, but that is about it.
     
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    This team, as it's built and as it is right now, has zero potential. With the way Zucker's playing, we've got exactly two top-6 calibre wingers on the roster; and with the way Malkin's playing, we've got one top-6 calibre centre. Our third line is a fourth line. Our fourth line is an AHL line. Our AHL is full of guys that will likely never get a shot at the NHL. And to sum up our top prospects Poulin and Legare, people are trying to figure out how they're struggling to put up points on a pretty loaded Q team.
     
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    And that's just the forwards. :laugh:
     
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    Jankowski had like 1 or 2 games where he looked legit. Since then he's basically been a nothing player who doesn't do anything well.
     
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    :yo::yo::yo:

    Accurate takedown of the forwards.
     
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