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What The Penguins Are Probably Going To Look Like




I live in Virginia. We have a minor league hockey team here whose games I frequently visit, sometimes I work the ice crew (SWAG). I also play hockey ( I am 15) and not to brag but I led the league in goals this year. In March we visited Raleigh to watch the Hurricanes play, this is the third time I had visited PNC Arena and the place was largely overwhelmed with Rangers fans (they were playing the rangers), and the home crowd did a crummy job of supporting their team as they played badly and lost 4-2, Skinner scored on a penalty shot, Lundqvist was pissed. The next day as I sat in the Holiday Inn Express breakfast area, the local sportscasters were talking about how bad the special teams were, granted that falls on Kirk Mueller. I noticed while looking at programs from past years, that Jim Rutherford built a team with more offensive defensemen, or I should say not large physical D-Men like Brooks Orpik. However I would say Rutherford did not seem to have as much financial liberty as he now does with Mario Lemieux who is not afraid to loan his GM some money. Eric Staal takes up cap room and the floundering Cam Ward is not much help either. I believe based on the new signings and trade moves plus the hiring of Mike Johnston that the Penguins will be playing a game that is offensively similar to the one they have instilled the past playoff choke happy seasons. And are not going to be very physical, minus Steve Downie whom I previously despised and will now be forced to love.

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