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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Ryan Reaves scratched. Wouldn't that be a fitting end to this thread? Ryan Reaves in the press box for the last game of the season.


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:27 pm 
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2017-18 Season

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Rutherford had a terrible offseason. For whatever reason, he decided to neglect two of the things that made the team special: scoring and center depth.

-- HACKSAW
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4th line scoring isn't important? Oh, you mean it is for the Penguins? It's their identity? Tom Kuhnackl 7 points in 36 playoff games the last two years. Cullen 15 points in 49 playoff games the last two years. "Cullen took some penalty killing minutes and was able to go up and down the lineup! Unfair!" A diverse, versatile player as a 4th liner who isn't glued to 1 position?!?! Crazy, right?

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Jim Rutherford had a pretty crappy summer in 2017. Trading for Ryan Reaves, signing Matt Hunwick to a three-year extension, and not doing much for center depth made for a long offseason. That doesn't even account for the players that they had to walk away from (rightly so).
Well, that is just a distant memory right now. Jim Rutherford and his staff have done a great job at amending those mistakes. The Pittsburgh Penguins not only rid themselves of one of their summer errors, but totally revamped their center position which hasn't been this good since Jordan Staal left back in 2012. The Penguins now have Derick Brassard


--RANDOM ARTICLE ONLINE


By the way, it sure would have been nice for the Penguins to have some sort of...I don't know..secondary scoring these playoffs.
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Present day
May 21, 2018

By Jason Mackey

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As the Penguins face a longer offseason than they’ve grown accustomed to, a pair of needs have bubbled to the surface for general manager Jim Rutherford.

They include getting more balanced production from all four lines and adding a defenseman — ideally right-handed — to bolster their third pairing.


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“I think we will probably look at getting a little more balance throughout the whole lineup,” Rutherford said. “We want to make sure we have the four lines that can produce. We may be able to do that from within, depending on how it gets structured.”


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“Our fourth line, maybe until the last few games of the playoffs, we could never totally get comfortable with it,” Rutherford said. “We couldn’t get a fourth line that could create enough.”



oh my goooooddddddddddd. nooooooooooooo wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. whooooooooo couldddddd haveeeeee knoowwwnnnn????


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