Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Pens gameday; Who's got legs tonight ???
Something's gotta give.
The Pens return home tonight after what seemed like a two month road trip to face Tampa Bay, who themselves are on the last game of a 4-game road trip.
Historically speaking, we all know that the first game back home after a long road trip is usually not a successful one. The Pens at least are talking a good game, several of them mentioning making sure that they put the extra effort into the first period.
Thorburn is still up with the big dogs on the 1st line. I don't have anything negative to say about Chris at all, I'm just not sold yet. He's got good speed, is a very good checker, and seems to have decent shot.
I expect to see Sid shooting pucks on net from the frickin' locker room. Three straight games without even a shot on goal ?? That's gotta change, and soon.
Defensively, the Pens've gotta stop the trio of Lecavalier, St. Louis, and Richards. They've certainly had the Pens' number over the last few years.
So this could be an ugly game if both teams are sluggish. Personally, a sluggish game resulting in a Pens win is fine by me.
Lastly, I wanted to throw some props to Adam and the boys over at The Pensblog. This guy drafts some entertaining stuff, a nice mix of humor and hockey material. If you haven't done so already, check it out.
Let's Go Pens !!!!