2headedmonster8771 wrote:Quite simply, we had wingers that could score.
Hossa + Malone >>>> Satan + Fedotenko
Pens didn't have Hossa until the very end of the season, and remember he got injured in that game against the Islanders.
Plus Crosby was out.
The Pens were riding on one line- Malone- Malkin- Sykora for quite awhile.
And that was when they were really successful last year. In the playoffs the addition of Crosby and Hossa did help a lot.
Also remember people were saying stuff like "trade Malone for Prucha" this time last year.
The Pens were looking really down and out this time last year. . .
Roberts, Fleury, Crosby, and Talbot were out. Armstrong and Kennedy were out for periods of time too. Hall was out for times.
But Malkin and Sykora just cranked it up and carried the team along with Conklin and the defense.
All it takes is for the right players to turn it on. And that's not too far out of reality seeing how half the team is on a cold streak right now.