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So many experts are saying the Pens are too deep and too experienced for the Flyers to overcome.

While I disagree with the whole too deep business, because pascal dupuis and steve sullivan would play on our 3rd line and pp specialist, and on that team they are relied upon pretty heavily. I do give a nod to our young guys not having the "playoff experience". but not enough to make me think that guys like chris kunitz and matt cooke are suddenly going to play like mike bossy and jari kuri.

Plus, how long does it take to get that experience, is it the first time you see a guy laying out to block a shot ? I think our guys are with it enough to say okay that's how we do it now and fall in line.

the other thing that i think gets discounted is this, it's not like the Pens don't bring their A game to play the Flyers everytime they play, they hate us we're a target for them, they play at a playoff pace against us all the time anyway. and the same is true for us, I don't think the "Playoff Experience" factor is going to be a factor at all due to the rivalry. If this were the rookie Flyers vs an experienced say Ottawa Senators team there may be something to it since there isn't much history there. thoughts ?

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So many experts are saying the Pens are too deep and too experienced for the Flyers to overcome.

While I disagree with the whole too deep business, because pascal dupuis and steve sullivan would play on our 3rd line and pp specialist, and on that team they are relied upon pretty heavily. I do give a nod to our young guys not having the "playoff experience". but not enough to make me think that guys like chris kunitz and matt cooke are suddenly going to play like mike bossy and jari kuri.

Plus, how long does it take to get that experience, is it the first time you see a guy laying out to block a shot ? I think our guys are with it enough to say okay that's how we do it now and fall in line.

the other thing that i think gets discounted is this, it's not like the Pens don't bring their A game to play the Flyers everytime they play, they hate us we're a target for them, they play at a playoff pace against us all the time anyway. and the same is true for us, I don't think the "Playoff Experience" factor is going to be a factor at all due to the rivalry. If this were the rookie Flyers vs an experienced say Ottawa Senators team there may be something to it since there isn't much history there. thoughts ?

The 2009 Pens prove experience doesn't matter though they did have the "benefit" of losing in 2008. Then again, inexperience doesn't even get to the finals if you believe the cliches.

I think all the usual indicators/cliches get thrown out the window here....experience, home ice, who's hot, who's cold, etc. It's a new season and these teams just flat out don't like each other.

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So many experts are saying the Pens are too deep and too experienced for the Flyers to overcome.

While I disagree with the whole too deep business, because pascal dupuis and steve sullivan would play on our 3rd line and pp specialist, and on that team they are relied upon pretty heavily. I do give a nod to our young guys not having the "playoff experience". but not enough to make me think that guys like chris kunitz and matt cooke are suddenly going to play like mike bossy and jari kuri.

Plus, how long does it take to get that experience, is it the first time you see a guy laying out to block a shot ? I think our guys are with it enough to say okay that's how we do it now and fall in line.

the other thing that i think gets discounted is this, it's not like the Pens don't bring their A game to play the Flyers everytime they play, they hate us we're a target for them, they play at a playoff pace against us all the time anyway. and the same is true for us, I don't think the "Playoff Experience" factor is going to be a factor at all due to the rivalry. If this were the rookie Flyers vs an experienced say Ottawa Senators team there may be something to it since there isn't much history there. thoughts ?

not being a Homer..but I like this Flyers team..there gritty and fast.. if Bryz gets hot this team could have a long run..

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Flyer rookies have played themselves up to a level above first year players. Iworry more about all of our players being too careful to avoid penalties. Hit hard clean and often.

anyone going near Crosby and Malkin is getting a penalty..that's why Shelley should have taken them out last weekend..

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