Now that I looked back at this, the Pens always had some of the sissiest teams. I remember in the late 90's the toughness role was played by Tyler Wright and Jiri Slegr.
The Nas incident I remember like yesterday. This was his downfall here and I remember after Mart McSorley was sent back to LA he wold Dave Ross from the LA Times that the locker room in Pittsburgh lost respect for Naslund after the Cunneyworth incident.
The next time the teams played Marty went after Cunneyworth, b ut Cunneyworth just turtled.
Anyone remember Peter Worrell running roughshaw over the Pens the one year? He put like 3 guys out and it took 97 year old Bobby Dollas to get pounded by him.
Pens always tried to get tough guys here, but the for some reason when they did get highly respected tough guys in here, they didn't like it here or didn't do their job. Stan Jonathan, Jim Mann, Jim McKenzie, Jim Kyte, and Jeff Chychrun are guys that were respected for that, but just didn't do anything here for some reason. The Pens has to always rely on some of the worst guys for toughness like Caufield, Zemlak, Kachowski, Buskas, Loney, Frawley, Jennings, and Tamer.