- Dec 21, 2021
Yeah. I mean Sid is Sid, but he hasn't been that good the past few games. (Who has). Geno had the shift of the season the other night and has been good. Guentzel's Guentzel. Zucker has been good. Rust and Rackell have been okay, but all analytics show that they need to be switched back to Rackell with Sid and Rust with Malkin. The numbers are strikingly different even if Sid want to play with Rust, sorry Sid.Addendum
Other than letang (-8) and his parter dumo (-5)
Resigning Malkin to a friendly deal was a great move
I understand the approach, partly.Overcommiting to aging stars and a coach who hasn't delivered since what seems like eons ago now is going to prove disastrous. We are likely going to take a trip backward in the time machine to circa 1982, 83 and see what the Pens looked like before #66 came here and saved hockey in the Burgh. It didn't have to be this way, but , the die is now cast.
A little different than some of the other losses but still a loss.We went ahead first they tied it they went ahead and we tied it and they went ahead for good late and held on.No luck with pulling the goalie in the last minute either.I completely missed this game. What happened? I don't care. Really. I hate sports right now.
It seems more and more likely that they felt they needed to bring these guys back to assure some degree of crowd during the long pointless regular season games. Perhaps their market research showed the older affluent comfortable (resistant to change) fans that buy their season tix and attend Tuesday night November games, would not do so if the team didn’t bring back Tanger and Geno.Too old and slow. You knew it was coming.
More on Mooney. He is considered the top American for his draft class which I believe is 2025, and a top 5 draft pick. Which is impressive, Pittsburgh could produce two top 5 draft picks in 3 draft classes.He the cousin of Logan Cooley who went #2 overall in the 2022 NHL draft. I remember Mooney;'s dad in high school. I think he played for North Catholic.