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

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  1. DocEmrickSkitters Registered User

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    We'll miss, though.

    OC is on C.rack but he's right.

    Sorry, period out of place. I can't do m.eth.
     
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    Meh. It’s going to take a lot for us to miss.
     
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    Maybe CrosMalk can concisely explain the scenarios in 1057 words or less.
     
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    I just don’t see how this team gets worse. Maybe Matheson over POJ?
     
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    It isn't that the team gets worse.

    It's that the team is already really bad, much worse than its record, and the results will soon more consistently reflect it.
     
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    I think I’ve seen enough of Kapanen/Geno to know it’s a long shot to work, unless Sullivan is going to let Kapanen hang out in the NZ while we’re defending in our zone. They’ve had like 1 .5 decent shifts together.
     
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    This team when relatively healthy can beat the bottom feeders enough times to make the playoffs, but they’re not good enough to beat the elite teams with any consistency.

    So it begs the question whether or not ownership is content with another 1st round loss or getting the rebuild started a bit earlier than they wanted to? I’m all for option 2. But I first try and see if a coaching change can improve things.
     
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    I agree with the second part of your post, but as for the first part:

    Over the last calendar year, this team's record is 14-16. And they started 6-2. After that it's been 8-14.

    That isn't beating enough of anybody to even make it. They are bad.
     
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    Im not going to judge last seasons team in with this seasons team because there are too many additions/deletions. But other than this Boston game, I haven’t really been too bothered by their games so far. They’ve won more periods than they’ve lost even if it hasn’t exactly always translated to the scoreboard.

    But we saw tonight that a well-coached Bruins team is another weight class. And I don’t believe this team can make another cup run without a coaching change or some serious personnel changes.
     
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    I'm guessing it comes down to the last week of the season, and we'll be on the bubble.
     
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    I mean, I think this team sucks, but we are missing 3 of our top six defensemen.
     
  12. Macho Mandalorian THIS IS THE WAY! YEAH!

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    This.

    Having a guy named Cuckzczarman or whatever playing aint helping much either.
     
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    At what point do you just load up the top line like the other best teams in the league? McCann had a great stretch last year, I wonder if he could do that with consistency playing top 6 minutes.

    Malkin - Crosby - Rust
    Guentzel - McCann - Zucker
    Tanev - TB - Kap
     
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    I mean, part of the reason I think Sullivan should be fired is Marino - Letang looks great and he breaks them up. Our top two lines look awful specifically Zucker and Malkin and he continues to feed that line minutes.
     
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    I hope they try that. Isn't Matheson close to coming back?

    Marino - Letang
    Matheson - Ruh
    Poj - Ceci
     
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    Minnesota owns Penguins 1st rd pick 2021.
     
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    The absolute ceiling of this team is when healthy is second round exit. Missing the playoffs is way more likely than making it.
     
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    This roster is aiming to give up the most shorties in the league! Bahahahahhaha
     
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    They are pacing for the playoffs, though, so...
     
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    [​IMG] Cool, lost to the worst team in the division...
     
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    This team misses the playoffs????


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    They are going to get buzz-sawed against the Isles... Trotz owns Mikey.
     
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    El-OHHHHH-ELLLLL
     
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    Don't worry, it was all Jarry.

    Let's ignore that if the teams even had 3 PPs each, Isles are winning the special teams battle 2-0 or 3-0.
     
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    If they don’t fire Sullivan soon we miss the playoffs easily.
     
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