Found January 30, 2013 on
Well the James Neal on the point idea that someone thought of went down in flames. So the Penguins decided, apparently, to replace him with Evgeni Malkin which makes no sense at all. Via Penguins.com:
“When (Malkin’s) passing the puck to Kris, you’re going to see him backing off for that one-time position where he got that shot off last year quite a bit,” head coach Dan Bylsma said.
“I’m playing the point right now. I’ve played the point before,” Malkin said. “I’m a good playmaker. I can pass to ‘Sid’ or ‘Tanger’ for a one-timer. I hope it works.”
Hope is a good thing..... umm wait what.
A breakdown of why this is a terrible idea.
Orginally we were going to go through all of James Neal's 18 powerplay goals and take screenshots of where he scored them from. But this site makes the point so much easier it is sick. SomeKindOfNinja.com tracks where a player scored his goals from.
Let's take a look at James Neal on the powerplay las
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The Penguins have new lineups for their first and second power plays. The first power play has the same players on it with one small twist. Evgeni Malkin will be on the point and James Neal will be moving up. The interesting thing is the Penguins second powerplay which practiced with Dustin Jeffrey and Paul Martin at point.
The Penguins have had 8 defensemen on the roster all season...
The Penguins picked 23 year old Carolina Hurricanes Left Winger Zack Boychuk off of waivers today. Boychuk was a first round 14th overall pick in the 2008 entry draft.
Boychuk saw on average 9 minutes playing time in the 16 games he played for Carolina last year and got to play all of 1 game with them this year. My guess is that Dustin Jeffrey who was about to see time on Malkin’s...
Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots for his 49th NHL shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored on the first shot of the first and third periods in a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
Evgeni Malkin gave the Penguins the lead just 1:24 in, James Neal added a power-play goal 28 seconds into the third - after another costly too many men on the ice penalty for the...
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LIGHTS ON JAMES NEAL TOTALLY SCORED LIGHTS OUT AND THE GOALIE ROBBED HIM.
I mean get real.
For the second straight home game, the Penguins had a record crowd on hand and for the second straight game, they sent them home disappointed. The Penguins were blown out by the Islanders in front of a record 18,634 fans. Their power play continued to struggle, going 0-3 with only three total shots, while the Islanders cashed in on both power play chances to put the game out of...
NEW YORK -- James Neal scored his fifth goal of the season and Simon Despres got his first as the Pittsburgh Penguins broke out of a mini-slump to defeat the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden for the second time in as many weeks. Evgeni Malkin added his second goal of the season for Pittsburgh and goalie Tomas Voukon made 28 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Rangers on Thursday...
The Pittsburgh Penguins may want to play all over their games on the road for the rest of the season. Coming off a brutal 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders at home, their second home loss in as many games, the Penguins stormed back against the New York Rangers to stir up some boos at MSG. Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the season, Simon Despres scored the second goal...
The New York Rangers (3-3-0) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-3-0) at MSG starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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Both Evgeni Malkin and Marc Staal received 2 minutes for roughing after this scrum last night.