Speculation: This 20-21 Penguins team misses the playoffs...

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  1. ObsessedCreative KILLER PARTIES, ALMOST KILLED ME!

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    That’s it... discuss.
     
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  2. Gurglesons Registered User

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    I would say if we miss the playoffs it is largely because of an accelerated season and Jarry and DeSmith not being able to handle the new roles.

    I don't the defense of forwards are bad enough to cause us to miss. Especially considering what our division did this offseason with nearly every team losing major pieces outside of New Jersey.
     
  3. ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    There is always a chance and we are getting older. But I've seen MANY members tell me in 2015 this team was done for good.

    Oh and since those members probably tuned out since they claimed they were done watching... we won back to back Cups. :) Sit back and just enjoy the time we have left of the Sid/G era. Eventually father time will win. Enjoy it while we have it and I'll see you f***ers back for the next X-Gen years.
     
  4. Sidney the Kidney Missing Link

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    I think the bolded is essentially the only way the Pens miss. That or because both Sid and Geno go down with long term injuries.

    A healthy (or as close as this organization gets) roster plus even league average goaltending from the duo should be a playoff team.
     
  5. deathtouchtrample Registered User

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    I mean if we're out of a playoff position they'll just fire a coach and win the cup, no? Isn't that how it works?
     
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  6. KrisLetAngry MrJukeBoy

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    Penguins make the playoffs AINEC
     
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  7. Beauner Registered User

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    Can you post the powerball numbers as well?



    No one f***ing cares about your "sky is falling" routine.
     
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    In a league where more than half the teams make the playoffs, it'll be really hard for the Pens to miss the playoffs.
    They're stacked on paper and historically are unfazed by injuries.

    Guys like Sid, Geno, Letang, Dumo are proven winners. I don't see a blackhawk's esque slide just yet. Although I suppose anythingi could happen.
     
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    If Marino or Jarry struggle, or our bottom six continues to be an issue, or Sid/Geno miss significant time--sure. Could easily see us missing the playoffs.

    But I'll believe it when I see it. Even if I don't think we're a real contender, we'll make the playoffs just to get embarrassed in the 1st round again. :laugh: We won't miss.
     
  10. Tom Hanks Registered User

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    Like last season?
     
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  11. Hungamania Ceci what I did?

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    Speaking of which I guess they did count the Habs series as a playoff round.
     
  12. Macho Mandalorian THIS IS THE WAY! YEAH!

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    What are "Things we've heard since 2016"?
     
  13. Mario_is_BACK!! ACK! ACK ACK! ACK!!!

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    The team is top heavy but reliant on older, injury prone stars to carry them. The bottom six is a mishmash of energy guys who can’t score and puck pushers who are fast.

    The defense features a bottom pair that’s a possession void and another that has never been better than this first year and a top pairing that can be the best in the league when healthy.

    The odds of them not making the playoffs are far greater than them making it. It’s really not hard to see it. A lot has to break right for them to be a top end contender. It’s definitely not a Cup challenging team.
     
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    Literally all that matters is health of 87 and 71 and goaltending. If they get 60+ games from both of them and Jarry/whoever isn't last year's sharks level bad they're making the playoffs.
     
  15. EightyOne My posts are jokes. And hockey is just a game.

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    Wouldn't be a surprise

    But it would suck

    And i will bitch all year about it sucking

    But I'll do that even if they win lol
     
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    Lol nah mate, our fate will be that we make the playoffs, but we're out in the 1st round again and could have picked higher but again, we don't have our pick.

    That's the kind of kick in the bollocks we're destined for.
     
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    This is actually more my concern. Not that we'll miss the playoffs, but that we'll definitely make it but play like paper tigers and lose in the first round. That's my big concern going into this season. Whether or not we'll ever be a threat to go deep in the playoffs again.
     
  18. OtherThingsILike Registered User

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    The team is about as good as it was last season (probably slightly better) so if we don't make it, it will be because of a lack of motivation. Lack of motivation is a legitimate concern, given how our last two playoffs went.
     
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    "This 20-21 Penguins team misses the playoffs..."

    Well I think they'll make some modifications throughout the season. The team that the Penguins are right now won't be the same team around the trade deadline. Whenever that is.
     
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    Old Sid/Geno blablablabla. They’re still the best out there when they’re on the ice.

    The top-6 is stacked for a reason. We’ll be fine, don’t ask me about what’s gonna happen in round 1 tho.
     
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    If the playoffs are 8 teams in the east, TB, Islanders, flyers, Canes, Caps, Leafs, Habs and Pens look to be contenders. Now you have the Rangers, Boston with injuries as a concern, but you also have Florida as a wildcard. So it is not out of the question te Pens can miss the playoffs. They barely made it in two years ago.
     
  22. Beau Knows Captain Canada

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    It's going to be a weird short season, anything could happen. But it's also quite likely that the playoffs will include more teams again to make up for some of the lost revenue.
     
  23. Soggy Biscuit Rent A Barn

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    Pretty sure we'll make the playoffs. The top 6 and blueline look better than last year.

    Anything beyond that is doubtful if the roster doesn't get a major upgrade.
     
  24. Le Magnifique 66 Let's Go Pens

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    I still think we are good enough to manage to sneak in.
     
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    My hope for this season is that JR doesn't trade the 2022 first. I don't think the wheels fall of this year, but they will soon and I don't want to miss out on the inevitable top 5 pick that results.
     
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