Luckybreak wrote:Malkamaniac wrote:I would imagine all slower bigger bodied guys would have trouble. Billy G was here when they were still playing in partially MT's system. The next year when they were full DB system, people would comment continually on how slow he looked and how quick he lost his ability to hang with people.
Speed kills with this system, and unless you're high talent like Staal, Malkin, and even Neal I'm worried they're getting left behind in the forward unit.
Yeah, the system doesn't make the most of slower players other abilities. Jagr wouldn't have fit this system. Frustrating that we are not as multi-faceted as we should be.
I am not much of a complete overhaul of the system kind of guy. I do wish however that they could work with what they have better. Right now, the speed system works because they have 3 bigger guys who can skate and the rest are quick smaller guys. It hasn't translated well into the play-offs. Teams with some size up front are setting the tones that the Pens can't hang with.