shafnutz05 wrote:I don't value entertaining hockey over winning hockey.
tscottw56 wrote:I look in on these posts everyday because I love this team and I love to read everyones opinions. All of you, like myself, are the greatest Penguin fans in the world.
SolidSnake wrote:I never would want a coach fire just for change for changes sake. I just think Byslma deserves to be fired.
The Snapshot wrote:My biggest concern organizationally is the lack of any young forwards who can push for top 6 duty. If a core forward were to get to the end of their contract, we would be left with no internal challengers and no return assets for that player. I think that is why you are reading people (myself included) discussing whether a move of Letang, Staal, Geno or Crosby makes organizational sense.
Idoit40fans wrote:The portion of the fire Bylsma group that is "change for change's sake" is very small.
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:The past 3 years of playoff performance, taken as a whole, indicates that the current formula for the pens isnt working. If it is not working, it needs to change.
interstorm wrote:i'd be surprised if in 3 years all of despres, morrow and harrington are with the team.
...but i think the james neal trade shows us that we don't require a forward prospect in the system in order to get a top 6 scorer -- we just need good prospects any any position. in fact, i think the loading up on 1 position (defense) is pretty shrewd. the draft is always a bit of a gamble. by taking much of the same position, it really has provided us great depth in one area and (so it looks) ensures that some of the picks will be very good. we can either bring them up to solidify one part of the team (read: spend elsewhere) or they can be moved -- whatever is needed.
RisslingsMissingTeeth wrote:interstorm wrote:i'd be surprised if in 3 years all of despres, morrow and harrington are with the team.
Surprised? I'd be downright shocked. I give the odds of this at 1% if they can't move Martin, Michalek or Orpik this off season. If Shero truly is "stuck" with these poor experienced defensemen, I think he has no choice then to deal the younger guys away for some quality line depth. You can't expect these young guys to stick around forever, you are just wasting their talent otherwise. For their sake, I want them playing, either with the Pens or someone else. It is only fair for them as human beings.
shafnutz05 wrote:IMO, the "tired players" excuse is 2010 is sad sack. I'm willing to give them a pass in 2011, although they had a 3-1 series lead. No excuses in 2012. So no excuses 2 out of 3 years, and a horribly blown series lead in another.
owtahear wrote:Pavel Bure wrote:Salary cap
Just to reiterate.
Let’s start with Dave Molinari and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Molinari notes that Philly GM Paul Holmgren believes the NHL salary cap could rise from $64.5 million to $69 million. If that happens, then the Pens could keep all three of their centers – Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin & Joe Vitale – plus Jordan Staal.
There’s also talk of an “amnesty clause” as part of the next CBA in which each team would be allowed to shed itself of one bad contract, without having it count against the salary cap. Hmmm, any ideas on which deal the Pens might take a look at?
The Snapshot wrote:the only folks who will be able to walk and are sure to be beyond our means are Staal and Letang. These guys will not be affordable in the Cap era
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