purelebo84 wrote:Keith Jones goes on his usual rant saying how the Pens can't do anything without Gonchar and Whitney-- how they were the whole team, blah blah blah.
That's because he honestly believes that if the Flyers had Timmonen & Cobourn in the playoffs they would've beat the Pens. (Timmonen & Cobourn being their versions of Gonchar & Whitney, of course.) The Flyers didn't [& don't seem to so far] have any defensive depth beyond their starters. The Pens do.
(Gonchar & Whitney are huge losses, don't get me wrong. But I can't wring my hands over this when I haven't even seen how the 'decimated' D looks in real games yet.)