Been watching this thread and had a few thoughts:
1) Yes, Lovejoy had an absolutely horrible playoff series. But wasn't he just coming back from knee surgery? Any chance he was just off his game?
His regular season play wasn't bad, if I recall. He may be better than we think. Anybody have a thought on that?
2) It's been pointed out a few times that we won the Cup in 2009 with big, tough, stay-at-home defensemen. I think we desperately need one if the
Pens are going to hoist the Cup again any time soon. The clock is ticking on all our major talent. It's time - this season - (and I think Shero will do
a great job) to find and sign / trade for the missing pieces.
3) The shortened season will play to Fleury's strengths (not too many games) and of course, Vokoun's not chopped liver, either.