Pittsburgh Penguins: The Real Problem

June 7th, 2010 by C.R. Dyob Leave a reply »

The internet is awash with overzealous fans and writers who all seem to have the perfect solution to the Pens woes.

So my question to all of these pundits is: what exactly was the Penguins problem last season?

Lack of a scoring line winger?

Fans have been screaming over the last three years for a winger with decent scoring touch to grace Crosby and Malkins’ respective lines. Of last season’s top 4: Guerin has aged well, but still has lost a step. Kunitz is a decent top 4 winger when he isn’t hurt. And then there are the stop gaps in Fedotenko and the Dupuis/Talbot committee. Now, for a 1st and 2nd line to perform its role in the NHL, they’re supposed to, well, score. Following is a list of the goal totals for the top 6 regulars:

Crosby- 51

Malkin- 28 (67 games)

Guerin- 21

Kunitz- 13 (50 games)

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