OT: One Year Ago..Kunitz Was There

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  1. BladeRunner66

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    Maybe with the help of mirrors?

    I'm glad he was there but also happy he isn't there anymore but elsewhere.

    I hardly watched him play this PO but he sure looked like ****.
     
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    Actually, as a 4th liner he was fine - the key being 4th liner.

    Had he returned to the Penguins they probably would've been compelled too often to play him with Crosby.
     
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    Agreed, i'm sure they would have tried that more than once, just for ol' times sake.

    Can you imagine how this board would have reacted if he was still around?

    'Penguins resign Kunitz' = guaranteed board implosion!
     
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    Kunitz being in our bottom six LW depth would’ve made us a deeper team this year.

    I also would put some emphasis on the fact he was a good locker room leader too.
     
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    This is why Kunitz had to be let go. He attempted to kick Crosby.
     
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    The version I quoted would be more impressive though. You'd have some crazy flexibility.
     
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    That was the only playoff game I went to in person last year, needless to say I picked the right one. Short of a cup clinching game I won't attend a better game (in terms of significance and experience) in my life.
     
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    Glad he got to ride off into the sunset with a Cup, that 2OT goal was (obviously) a pivotal moment in the playoffs.

    Also glad he's gone. He was very bad for the final few years here. But, to be fair, that was mostly due to the way he was deployed (top-6, top PP time) and it wasn't really his fault.
     
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    What's his contract like?

    Wouldn't he have cost more than a hungrier rookie?
     
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    You have got to be ****ting me. That dude was causing fights and arguments between his linemates for the last 2 years he was here. Everyone who played with him on his line ended up being frustrated, but because he was older they just argued with each other instead.

    I'm glad the guy scored some big goals for us, but I really doubt we even need those goals if we had a different 4 million dollar player in his spot. To think that a guy who made as much money as he did could go 20-some games without scoring a goal with the players he played with is obscene.
     
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    As much money? He made less than 4 mil and was a top six winger in terms of production in both cup runs.

    I would have rather had Kunitz - Sheahan - Rust as our 4th line or even Kunitz - Brassard - Kessel.
     
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    Lol..that dude was carried by his centers in those cup runs. Look at what happened to him this season without an all-world center in the playoffs.

    He would've done the same thing here without Geno or Sid propping him up. Stop looking at stats and start watching the play.
     
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    I remember my legs being so wobbly because I was so nervous. When I stood up and yelled I almost fell over lol. I kept telling myself that at least they won the year before as I was preparing for a heartbreaking loss. However, the Sens never threatened much in the first and second OT. Such an incredible moment when Kunitz scored.
     
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    If the coach would play him on the fourth line (and only the fourth line), then I'd have no problem with him still being on the roster. It's the fact that we'd have to watch him try to make plays or score goals next to Sid for another 82+ games. Prime Kunitz (2009-14), though, was great.
     
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    Post this on Facebook and you'll have 1,000 replies explaining why us not re-signing Kunitz is the reason we are not in the Cup. That and Fleury > Murray.
     
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    You forgot Bonino
    And Daley
    And Hainsey

    In fact, if our roster wasn't 100% exactly like the one that won the previous 2 years, then that's the smoking gun for why we came up short. I mean it's obvious!
     
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    Saturday. September 23. 2017. Letang named alternate captain.

    There is your smoking gun.:sarcasm:
     
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