Steve Dave wrote:to previous Pen's teams in toughness?
Hawkeynut wrote:I don't care what this team compares to, all I know is that it is 150% better than the team from last year.
slappybrown wrote:The Pens current GRIT rating (Grindiness x Roughness - Intelligence/Truculence) is up 4 parsecs since the deadline. You do the math.
darkstar57 wrote:i believe they said it in the broadcast last night for gordie howe hat tricks, morrow is second on the active player like with 6, Ignila is first with 10.
Steve Dave wrote:What I meant was compared with the rest of the league as well, sorry. Yes that Pens team was tough but it was a different era of hockey where enforcers were the norm. There were a few teams as tough as the Pens back then but today I can't think of a team in the league right now prepared to battle the Pens in a 7 game series...Boston maybe.
Pitts wrote:Steve Dave wrote:What I meant was compared with the rest of the league as well, sorry. Yes that Pens team was tough but it was a different era of hockey where enforcers were the norm. There were a few teams as tough as the Pens back then but today I can't think of a team in the league right now prepared to battle the Pens in a 7 game series...Boston maybe.
Oh, no prob! In the East, I do not think there is a comparable. Boston is close, but the Pens won both the Morrow and Iginla trades over them and they "settled", if you can call it that, for Jagr. I think, due to that fact, the Pens became a lot tougher to play against. And, the Pens are doing it without their 3 top forwards and 2nd best defenseman right now. Boston seems to have struggled when their best (Bergeron, Marchant, etc.) get injured.
In the West, only Chicago makes me nervous as they are nearly as deep and skilled as the Pens. Anaheim, maybe on the toughness scale.
The Pens are proving to be a juggernaut right now. I hope it continues to translate to playoff success.
Rangers/Islanders - Capitals - Bruins - Blackhawks
That would be one heck of a fun run, lets hope it happens.
Kaizer wrote:you left Sid off the list, why? just because he isnt fighting all the time doesnt mean he isnt tough. he has no fear going into he corners, and uses his physical strength to out-muscle people and keep the puck every game. he doesnt shy away from much of anything between the whistles, so just because he's an offensive powerhouse doesnt mean hes the goal scoring shooter that pulls away when there might be contact.
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