Pens lose to Bruins...need a change

31.12.08 Posted by Black n Gold
What the heck is going on with the Pens?!
It's certainly not a lack of talent, perhaps a bit of overzealousness? It's time for Michel Therrien and good old Mike Yeo to take a step back and re-focus. It will be important for the Pens to carry strong into the All-Star break, so lets get back on track.

First of all, this isn't the worst loss we've seen. The Bruins are an exceptional team this year and many others have fallen to their superior play. The Pens however are a team with enough skill and promise to match such a team. With the players we have, there's no reason to be fourth in the Atlantic, let alone seventh in the East overall. There is a good reason the Pens are setting records in ASG voting and leading the conference, now it's just a matter of helping it all come together...enter M.T.

The power play is dreadful, our defense is good, but gives up easy goals, the offense can score when needed but doesn't press hard what's left??? DO something about it! Fans and players can see what's up, but that's not enough power to accomplish much of anything. What is? Coaching! Look at tonight...The number of scoring chances that the Pens had against the Bruins would be plenty for any other team to capitalize on. Don't be mislead, Tim Thomas has shown this season that he is a hell of a goalie, but we have one of the most potent offenses in the league. Not being able to hold onto a lead after tallying one or two is something that will continue to haunt us. Even with starting 7 defensemen, we still give up chances that teams like Boston will continue to score on. All hope is that the "players-only" meeting following the loss to the Bruins will get everyone on the same page and ignite the fury and passion we saw in the playoff run last year.

Dear Pens:
Please get this season turned around. As if the close games to start the season weren't enough, slipping in the East is even worse. We will continue to believe and hope for another shot at the cup as it is in our blood, but give us something to work with. Kthx
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