Yet another great game by the Pens and the Caps to end the series. All credit to the Capitals this series, they were the better team. Feel bad for Murray tonight, deserved better. It was a great run with the two cups, but winning a third really was doubtful. Great for the team to keep fighting till the end.
Hero's will abound for the Caps, but the goat of this series for the Pens will be Kris Letang. He was real bad this series, capping it off with the turnover at the opposing blue line that led to the goal. He was a key figure in three of the Pens losses. I have to think that the Pens need to rethink how much they're spending on his contract, especially with the coming of age of Brian Doumolin. The defensive blunders can no longer be covered by his offensive skills.
agree the Crosby/Malkin window is still open.
Highlighting the "team sport" aspect of the game though, even those two great players, playing along side other ++ at worst players, aren't a slam dunk to win the cup.
As I said earlier, trading 58 for cap space...doesn't seem like the path toward more parades though.
That could be my emotion mind, or it could be he's a known quantity who when on his game is legit top 30 player in the league. He wasn't great on playing on his off side vs the caps but that is why it's his 'off" side. I don't know who comes back in trade, who signs with the money made available that makes the Pens better than they are.
Glad I am not making the decision, I think Rutherford should continue to "go for it". I don't know how "going for it" is best accomplished though.