bh wrote:I mentioned it in another thread but the style of play in these playoffs is irksome.
The amount of picks, hooking, holding, obstruction, interference was off the charts.
We are back to the ol clutch and grab days. Better start drafting big plodders that take up space.
Relevant quote by Josh Yohe last night (note: not saying that this is the reason Pens lost, nor was Yohe):
Josh Yohe wrote:Many Penguins have seethed about the officiating this series. Don't think they were making excuses, but one compared it to "90s stuff"
After tonight + the series, a few things...
- Vokoun played amazing. Him and Martin were the 2 bedrocks for the Pens, I think.
- You have to wonder how much the Pens will be willing to offer Letang after these playoffs. He just was making horrible decisions many times.
- Having only 6 points as a team isn't going to win any playoff series.
- That being said, despite the lack of goals, I thought Malkin played decently (though he characteristically made a few bad turnovers).
- Thought Murray played the best of our new pickups. Quality defenseman, if a little slow.
- Still think the coaching staff + the Pens as a whole certainly did not help Iginla succeed here, but he has also lost a little bit, I think. Pretty sure he has more to give, though.
- We never got a bounce all series. That being said, the Bruins (and especially Rask) didn't give us many bounces to get in the first place.
Also, re: the powerplay, NEITHER team scored a single power play goal all series. When has that last happened?