Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Question: Worst Team In The Last 10 Games?

Answer: The Pittsburgh Penguins at 2-7-1. Every other team in the league has at least one more victory in their last ten games.

Overall, only the Atlanta Thrashers, the Washington Capitals, the Vancouver Canucks and the Phoenix Coyotes have less wins at home than the Penguins measly 3-5-1 at the Igloo.

Coach Michel Therrien called goalie Marc Andre Fleury "fragile" over the weekend and has given the bulk of playing time lately to Dany Sabourin. The coach also split Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby up to spread out the offense because those are the only two players scoring consistently. Ryan Malone remains on the top line with Crosby where he's been for weeks now but has very little to show for it, with only 8 points on the season.

So what does GM Ray "Son of the Fog" Shero do? Be patient?

There have been whispers that the players don't see eye to eye with Therrien so that situation bears watching. It would be considered a disaster if the Penguins were to fall back and miss the post-season this year. Don't expect them to sit on their hands until after Christmas.

On another note:

Former Senator and current L.A. King Tom Preissing, who bolted town after claiming he was treated unfairly by being benched in the third period of game 5 of the Cup finals against the Ducks, was a healthy scratch against Dallas on Sunday. Preissing has 3 assists and is a minus 3 for the season so far.


Don said...

Remember what Mendes wrote in September:

Jeremy Milks said...

Mendes took a lot of flak for that article. I doubt anyone is lining up to pat him on the back, but it's still early.