Thursday, November 27, 2008

Malkin and Sid: Reunited and It Feels So Good

Last night in the dump on Long Island, we witnessed the full blunt force of what happens when the Pens combine their dynamic duo, Sid Crosby and Geno Malkin, and pit them against mere mortals. And it was a sight to be hold. An astonishing 4 third period goals as the Islanders begged for mercy from these two gods of ice. So, the question is now going to be raised in many 'burgh circles: Should this combo be paired together more often?

I think we certainly saw strong evidence to suggest that this should be a pairing that is used in overtime situations, and should continue to be used at the very end of games. Some critics will say that you shouldn't switch players around that much in game, but Sid and Geno are no ordinary players and certainly have the chemistry well-developed to play together, especially in overtime when the wide-open spaces play even more to their astounding strengths.

I don't think this is a move that coach Mikey Therrien will resort to often for entire periods, as he did last night though. The other three lines just aren't potent enough, and unless Therrien feels the Pens need their weekly swift-kick lineup change, I think he'll keep these two separated for the most part.

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