Penguins All Decade Team

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  1. Shady Machine

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    Whitney was traded in ‘08 so he probably shouldn’t be eligible
     
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    Guentzel - Crosby - Hornqvist
    Kunitz - Malkin - Neal
    Hagelin - Bonino - Kessel
    Cooke - Staal - Dupuis

    Martin - Letang
    Dumoulin - Gonchar
    Cole - Schultz

    Vokoun
    Murray
     
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    I'm almost totally on board with this except I don't think it's fair to include Vokoun over Fleury. Vokoun was great in his time here, but Fleury played a much more important role for the team for a much longer period of time.

    It's a bit "left of field," but I also think I might include Daley over Gonchar. Daley was a huge factor in turning the team around in 2015-16 and an even bigger factor in the 2017 Letangless cup run. Gonchar was great for the Penguins but I associate him more with the previous decade than the 2010s, in which he barely played for the Pens.
     
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    Bah gawd, that's DeerDiary's theme music. But.. where's it coming from?
     
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    One of the things that always annoys me about these "All-Decade/All-Time" threads, is people taking a player that played for us on their decline and then being like "Well, he was an all-star on 3 previous teams 15 years before that, so let's put him on L1". :laugh:

    I'm looking at you, Iginla.
     
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    am I wrong in thinking that the only players on this team should be guys who contributed to a cup?

    Guentzel-Crosby-Hornqvist
    Kunitz-Malkin-Rust
    Hagelin-Bonino-Kessel
    Dupuis-Staal-Kennedy

    Dumoulin-Letang
    Daley-Maatta
    Cole-Schultz

    Fleury/Murray
     
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    Nah, I think that too, especially since the Crosby-era hasn't produced such a monumentally underachieving-yet-stacked team like the 1992-1993 squad.
     
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    What I'd really like to see is the all moron-era Pens squad-- 1996 through 2005. That's an intellectual exercise for ya!
     
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    Ian Moran was only here til 2003.
     
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    You don't need to roll for initiative when the ghost of Ian Moron is around. It's always a 1.
     
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    Straka - Lang - Kovalev
    Yadda - Yadda - Jagr
    Yadda - Yadda - Yadda
    Yadda - Jan Hrdina - Yadda

    Something like this? Throw in Ron Francis, maybe Stu Barnes. On defense we only need one player: Dick Tarnstrom.
     
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    I'm just going to silently slink away before adding my Alexei Kovalev comment into the debate ...
     
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    At least with Kovalev, he had a fairly lengthy tenure on the Pens, so he makes way more sense than someone like Iginla.
     
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    Good start, but it needs more Kelly Buchberger. I suggest your top 6 look something like this:

    Straka - Lang - Kovalev/Buchberger
    Beranek - Miller - Jagr/Buchberger

    Hell, let's just triple shift Buchberger and get the most out of him!
     
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    Vokoun is my favorite goaltender of all time.

    #bias. I think stabilizing Gonchar from 2010 with Dumo would be an insane pairing.
     
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    We need to find some ice-time for Milan Kraft and German Titov, so maybe just double shift Buchberger.
     
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    To think if we did this last year we'd have a top line of Guentzel Crosby Hossa.
     
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    Guentzel - Crosby - Hornqvist
    Kunitz - Malkin - Neal
    Hagelin - Staal - Kessel
    Dupuis - Bonino - Rust
    Cooke

    Dumoulin - Letang
    Orpik - Gonchar
    Niskanen - Daley
    Cole

    Fleury
    Murray
     
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    Iginla was actually really good here..

    23 points in 28 games while being misused tremendously.

    Not to mention he was super solid in Boston the next year.
     
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    Can't forget these guys

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    2009, not 1989.
     
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    Damn, @Shady Machine brought up a good point when referring to Whitney. That of leaves Orpik and Gonch - whose best days were in '08 and '09 - out of the discussion. Same goes for Talbot, kind of...
     

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