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    Pittsburgh, meanwhile, suffered a similar fate against the Habs; the difference being GM Ray Shero went out and did something about it. Rather than overpay the aging Sergei Gonchar to stick around, Shero first took a stab at Dan Hamhuis by trading for his negotiating rights, then inked Paul Martin and Zbynek Michalek.

    While those two aren’t the flashiest of names, Martin is smart as a whip and about as underrated as they come, while Michalek is a hard-nosed, defense-first, shot-blocking machine. All of a sudden, Shero has assembled a blueline that looks more like the ones the Pens had in the 2008 and ’09 post-seasons than the one that crumbled in Round 2 of the 2010 playoffs. Couple that with Pittsburgh’s strength down the middle and the Pens are once again looking like the class of the conference

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    Default Re: THN.com Blog: Why the Penguins are better than the Capitals

    ....and Sidney Crosby is not a ******.

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    ....and Sidney Crosby is not a ******.
    True !! Very True !!

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    Default Re: THN.com Blog: Why the Penguins are better than the Capitals

    All I can say is:

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    Default Re: THN.com Blog: Why the Penguins are better than the Capitals

    Now, this may be Washington’s year. This could be the season Ovechkin’s sublime skills net him more than just the individual accolades he’s become accustomed to. This could be the year Alexander Semin starts going to the net and [HIGH-LIGHT]Mike Green remembers he’s a defenseman[/HIGH-LIGHT]. But I don’t think so. Although Washington is still a team to beat in the East, Pittsburgh is the team to beat.


    no mention about "Alexander Ovechkin remembers that the game plays in your defensive zone too"??

    That was a solid article and petty much dead on too
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    Pittsburgh, of course, has one or two talented players itself. But the Penguins’ post-season successes have steeled them to the rigors of hockey in springtime; they know how to win when it counts. [HIGH-LIGHT] Run ’n Gun will get you far in the regular season, but playoff hockey is a game unto itself. And the Caps have yet to learn how to play it.[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    Haha! This is what I had been preaching for half a season to all the worried Pens fans who the "anyone but the Capitals" mentality, but feared they would win it. I told them, "Let them have all the wins they want in the regular season. They got the offensive talent, they might win 60 games, but they'll be lucky to get out of the second round of the playoffs." It amazes me that they haven't fixed the problems. I'm glad they didn't, but I just can't believe it. What did they think caused their meltdown?

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    Haha! This is what I had been preaching for half a season to all the worried Pens fans who the "anyone but the Capitals" mentality, but feared they would win it. I told them, "Let them have all the wins they want in the regular season. They got the offensive talent, they might win 60 games, but they'll be lucky to get out of the second round of the playoffs." It amazes me that they haven't fixed the problems. I'm glad they didn't, but I just can't believe it. What did they think caused their meltdown?
    Yeah I never really understood the fear for the Caps. I was worried about the Devils and really any team that preached Defense first. I didn't expect it to be the Habs but had a feeling our Offense could be shut down easily and the team could get frustrated easily and lead to mental screw ups (which we saw plenty of in that Habs series).

    The Crapitals are built way too one dimensional to begin with. On top of that all of their Offense has no desire to play anything resembling a Defensive game. Without a 100% commitment to Defense in the Playoffs, you're dead. Other teams are making that commitment to shut you down and pounce on your selfishness and that's what happens to a team like the Craps.
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    Default Re: THN.com Blog: Why the Penguins are better than the Capitals

    Man,someone actually needed to blog about this??Thought it was common knowledge?

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    Man,someone actually needed to blog about this??Thought it was common knowledge?

    Les it is a Very Dead time in hockey Late July into Middle of August at least is like Death Valley for Hockey News!! He has to do a Column about something I guess

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    Les it is a Very Dead time in hockey Late July into Middle of August at least is like Death Valley for Hockey News!! He has to do a Column about something I guess
    Well,at least he was spot on.

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    Well,at least he was spot on.

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    Well,at least he was spot on.
    Spot on yes, but who can get tired of hearing some Crapitals bashing? I'm sure we'll get some Flyers bashing for your pleasure, they're doomed for their annual offseason **** up of some sort for us to pounce on
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