Discussion in 'Pittsburgh Penguins' started by MartinS82, Aug 21, 2019.
Malone was also gone after 08
See. That’s how much I am stuck in the past.
Id put Daley in the D for certain... if Hagelin makes it so does he
And I get wanting to keep HBK intact Nd all, but that line was only good for a small portion of one season... Staal had a much greater impact than Bonino did and is a far greater talent.. as for the rest most are obvious.
the centers are set in stone.
As are the two goalies
The wingers you know jake kessel duper kunitz horny and neal should be there... after that hagelin is a great choice for what he meant for the turnaround
Rust is fine as the last pick, but heck TK or Cooke probably could be swapped in just for the LOLs
On D letang and dumo are no brainers.. Orps was losing his legs by this decade, but useful.. and his overall body of work here was solid. maatta was key in two cup runs... Martin was the second best D During the squandered years... Daley sparked a turnaround and was martinesque in his limited time here. Nisky and Shultz were both scrap heap rejects that refurbished their careers here... cole likewise revamped himself here and was a great fit for us...
Any of them are good picks
Wasn't sure about Niskanen. He did a good job during (as @madinsomniac refers to) "the squandered years." However, he's done some things to piss people off since then.
No disrespect to Hornqvist, but that fourth line has to be Staal, Cooke and Kennedy. Sometimes chemistry makes a thing more than the sum of its parts and the Staal line had it and then some.
I'll be the guy. Adams was a warrior in 2011. Granted, that was one year, but it wasn't all bad with him. Just mostly bad
Guentzel Crosby Dupuis
Kunitz Malkin Hornqvist
Hagelin Bonino Kessel
Cooke Staal Kennedy
I'd be interested to see a 2000-2009 team.
Left off guys like Palffy and Hossa who were only here for a short while but both good enough to get in on right wing which is already really deep. Obviously center is stacked, but left wing is slim pickings. The best two "left wingers" are both natural centers who have spent time on left wing.
I'm pretty sure the entire nation loves him for that opinion, not just a pub down in Sokolov.
Guentzel - Crosby - Hörnqvist
Kunitz - Malkin - Neal
Hagelin - Bonino - Kessel
Dupuis - Staal - Sheary
13th F: Cullen
Letang - Martin
Määttä - Gonchar
Schultz - Dumoulin
7th D: Cole
3rd G: Vokoun or Johnson
It's crazy to me that the same decade saw the Penguins dress Jagr, Robert Lang, Marty Straka and Dick Tarnstrom, but also Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin. I know there was a lockout and rule changes but when I think of 2001 NHL and 2009 NHL they seem so much more different than if you compared 2011 NHL vs. 2019 NHL.
Guentzel Crosby Iginla
Kunitz Malkin Neal
Hagelin Staal Kessel
Dupuis Bonino Hornqvist
Not sure how the chemistry would work out but I think those are the best players available. You could make a case that Niskanen should be in the top 6 d but #### that guy.
Now I'm second-guessing my bottom pairing. Määttä/Daley or Goligoski/Lovejoy? Thoughts? I went with the first because they actually played together on two cup-winning teams but the second might be better at least on paper.
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