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Being All In

Postby midd on Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:26 am

Now that the Pens are loaded up for the playoffs, Disco Dan needs to ensure that his players really are "all in". It's time to make 2 well balanced PP units for this team for the remainder of the season and the playoffs. Set egos aside about who plays on the top unit and make it work. No sense in keeping a unit out for over a minute with this much talent on board.

Spread the wealth around HCDB!

Let's Go Pens!
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Re: Being All In

Postby sil on Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:25 am

Iginla has to go on the first unit being a right hand shot. Put him on the left by the net, keep Malkin on the near wall, Neal down low...he and Iggy can take turns in the crease. Martin and Letang up top.

Crosby mans the second unit along the near wall, Morrow down low, Niskanen and Despres at the points, Kunitz on the far boards...he and Morrow can wreck havoc in the crease.
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Re: Being All In

Postby murphydump55 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:27 am

My biggest fear is that he continues to force 87 and 71 on the same PP unit.

With the depth we have, you roll two PP lines for equal time if possible. Much like other teams. No more of these 2 minute pp shifts, unless we control the entire time.
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Re: Being All In

Postby Great58 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:22 am

Because I had never heard of either of these guys:

As for the three seniors, Hanowski, the Penguins 3rd round pick in 2009, has 14 goals and 24 points for St. Cloud. After being a prolific goal scorer in high school, Hanowski's ceiling is more of a third liner and he's an excellent leader. He's far from a lock of evolving into an NHL player but he should be a player the Penguins sign.


LW Kenny Agostino, Yale, Junior
2012-2013 Stats: 33 GP - 15 Goals - 22 Assists - 37 Pts - +6
Drafted: 2010 5th round pick
TIOPS Prospect Ranking: No. 7
Scouting Report: A consistent performer recording back to back 30+ point seasons and also put up good numbers his freshman year with 11 goals and 25 points. One of the rising prospects in the Penguins system and while Agostino won't wow you with his skill set, scouts contend he has NHL qualities.
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Re: Being All In

Postby sil on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:24 am

Ken Agostino is like a Ryan Callahan clone. I hate seeing him go, same as Morrow...but getting Iginla is 100% worth it.
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Re: Being All In

Postby Great58 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:24 am

Whoops, that should have been in the trade thread. Oh well, no harm done.
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