In the aftermath of the Penguins' exhausting 7-6 overtime victory over Montreal Saturday night, one thing is becoming pretty damn clear:
Crash the net on the Penguins' defensive corps, and you've got one helluva chance to score.
Not only will the Penguins' D-men not put up much of an effort to stop you from getting near their goal, they're not going to do very much to clear you away from the goal once you get there.
That may very well be an exaggeration, granted, but generally speaking it's not an outlandish statement to make either.
And as we today hit the T-minus one month mark of the NHL Trade Deadline, it would behoove Penguins' GM Ray Shero to be on the lookout in the coming weeks for defensemen that can actually play defense.
That is, if he wants the Penguins to be the Stanley Cup contender that many have proclaimed his team to be. 'Cause without better defensive play, that dog ain't huntin'. Continue reading "Shero Better Be Looking For Defensemen Who Can Play, Y...