Pittsburgh Penguins Need To Dig Deep To Get Back on Winning Track

November 10th, 2009 by Scott Barner Leave a reply »
After being shut out for the second game in a row, the Penguins players need to look within and challenge themselves to step up to a higher level.

With a rash of injuries to key players, the wheels seem to be falling off the turbo charged wagon that was the Penguins. The power play has been disastrous and disorganized. The shots on goal have been less and weak.

No one seems to want to step up and shine during the absence of Malkin, Gonchar, Talbot, Kennedy, Letang, and now possibly Orpik. Now is the perfect time to bring your game up to the next level as Malkin did last season during Sidney Crosby's absence.

The coaching staff isn't immune from blame. It is easy to coach a highly-talented team of players when they are healthy and clicking. The true talent of a coaching staff shows when they can motivate their players to step up and make necessary adjustments with the players they have available.

The team, as a whole, looks disorganized and lost. The forecheck has almost disappeared and playing physical has stopped altogether. Let's not even talk about the lack of a power play.

Now is the time for Staal, Kunitz, and Guer ...

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