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The 2016 Penguins Were Much Better Than The Blues

Initial Creation Date: Jun 20, 2019
Published: Jun 20 at 9:15 pm
Team: 2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins
Team Explanation
I will say this. This St Louis Blues cup winning team is no where near as impressive as the 2016 Pittsburgh Penguins. How can we compare a team that relies on heaviness, grit and intimidation to a team that dominated using speed, skill and creativity? The Penguins played much more beautiful hockey during their run. Plus they won much more convincingly as they outplayed every team in possession, offensive zone time, shots and chances created. The Blues were not as capable in carrying the play compared to the Penguins. There shouldn’t be any debate over this, anyone with hockey knowledge will admit that the Penguins’ 2016 cup was the true definition of how hockey should be played. They were clean, disciplined, fast, skillful and creative with their play style. Totally on a different level.
Free Agent Signings
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kunitz, Chris3$4,000,000
Cullen, Matt1$1,000,000
Fehr, Eric3$2,000,000
Lovejoy, Ben3$3,000,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Kunhackl, Tom1$1,000,000
Trades
PIT
  1. Sheary, Conor
BUF
    PIT
    1. Bonino, Nick
    NSH
      PIT
      1. Hagelin, Carl
      WSH
        PIT
        1. Cole, Ian
        COL
          PIT
          1. Määttä, Olli
          CHI
            PIT
            1. Daley, Trevor
            DET
              PIT
              1. Fleury, Marc-André
              VGK
                DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
                2019
                PIT
                BUF
                PIT
                TBL
                PIT
                VGK
                2020
                PIT
                PIT
                PIT
                PIT
                PIT
                PIT
                2021
                PIT
                PIT
                PIT
                PIT
                PIT
                PIT
                PIT
                ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
                24$82,000,000$102,582,499$132,500$0-$20,582,499

                Roster

                Left WingCenterRight Wing
                BUF
                Sheary, Conor
                $3,000,000
                LW, RW
                UFA - 1
                PIT
                Crosby, Sidney
                $8,700,000
                C
                NMC
                UFA - 6
                PIT
                Guentzel, Jake
                $6,000,000
                LW, RW
                UFA - 5
                PIT
                Rust, Bryan
                $3,500,000
                RW, LW
                UFA - 3
                PIT
                Malkin, Evgeni
                $9,500,000
                C
                NMC
                UFA - 3
                Kunitz, Chris
                $4,000,000
                RW, LW
                UFA
                WSH
                Hagelin, Carl
                $2,750,000
                LW
                UFA - 4
                NSH
                Bonino, Nick
                $4,100,000
                C
                UFA - 2
                PIT
                Kessel, Phil
                $6,800,000
                RW
                NMC NTC
                UFA - 3
                Kunhackl, Tom
                $1,000,000
                PIT
                Cullen, Matt
                $1,000,000
                C, LW
                UFA
                PIT
                Hörnqvist, Patric
                $5,300,000
                RW
                NTC
                UFA - 4
                Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
                PIT
                Dumoulin, Brian
                $4,100,000
                LD
                UFA - 4
                PIT
                Letang, Kris
                $7,250,000
                RD
                NMC NTC
                UFA - 3
                PIT
                Murray, Matt
                $3,750,000
                G
                RFA - 1
                COL
                Cole, Ian
                $4,250,000
                LD
                UFA - 2
                PIT
                Schultz, Justin
                $5,500,000
                RD
                NTC
                UFA - 1
                VGK
                Fleury, Marc-André
                $7,000,000
                G
                NTC
                UFA - 3
                CHI
                Määttä, Olli
                $4,083,333
                LD
                UFA - 3
                Lovejoy, Ben
                $3,000,000
                RD
                UFA
                ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
                PIT
                Simon, Dominik
                $750,000
                RW, LW
                RFA - 1
                DET
                Daley, Trevor
                $3,166,666
                RD
                NTC
                UFA - 1
                PIT
                Bjugstad, Nick
                $4,100,000
                C, RW
                UFA - 2
                Fehr, Eric
                $2,000,000
                C, RW
                UFA
                PIT
                Gudbranson, Erik
                $4,000,000
                RD
                UFA - 2
                PIT
                Ruhwedel, Chad
                $700,000
                RD
                UFA - 2
                PIT
                Johnson, Jack
                $3,250,000
                LD
                UFA - 4
                PIT
                DeSmith, Casey
                $1,250,000
                G
                UFA - 3
                PIT
                Kahun, Dominik
                $925,000
                LW, RW, C
                RFA - 1
                PIT
                McCann, Jared
                $1,250,000
                LW, C
                RFA - 1

                Special Teams

                Power Play 1
                Kessel, P.
                Crosby, S.
                Hörnqvist, P.
                Schultz, J.
                Malkin, E.
                Power Play 2
                Kunitz, C.
                Bonino, N.
                Guentzel, J.
                Sheary, C.
                Letang, K.
                Penalty Kill 1
                Bonino, N.
                Hagelin, C.
                Dumoulin, B.
                Letang, K.
                Penalty Kill 2
                Cullen, M.
                Kunhackl, T.
                Cole, I.
                Lovejoy, B.

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                Jul 28 at 2:13
                #51
                Thread Starter
                BrandonDubinskyGoat
                Joined: Apr 2019
                Posts: 2,164
                Likes: 453
                Quoting: MadmanFromMadison
                Lol 2010 Hawks averaged 25 Shots against (best in the league) and 35 shots for (also best in the league) literally the best shot differential in the league

                2016 Pens only had a plus 4 shot differential...

                Hawks constantly controlled play in the playoffs wtf are you talking about. The west during that period was a lot more stingy defensively with Teams like LA, Detroit, Nashville being stiffling defensive systems.

                Also LOL @ using EA ratings as scientific evidence no one would take Fleury over Crawford. MAF has been the worst goalie in the playoffs for what was the majority of his career.


                The only bad playoffs Fleury had were from 2011-2013. That’s it. In 2017, he was outstanding and once again proved his quality in 2018. Fleury at his best is elite and a Vezina contender, Crawford isn’t. You Hawks fans seriously think that Crawford’s 3 excellent years from 2013-15 are enough to make him better than Fleury who was lights out from 2007-09 and 2014-2018.
                Jul 30 at 9:29
                #52
                Joined: Dec 2016
                Posts: 487
                Likes: 111
                Quoting: BrandonDubinskyGOAT
                The only bad playoffs Fleury had were from 2011-2013. That’s it. In 2017, he was outstanding and once again proved his quality in 2018. Fleury at his best is elite and a Vezina contender, Crawford isn’t. You Hawks fans seriously think that Crawford’s 3 excellent years from 2013-15 are enough to make him better than Fleury who was lights out from 2007-09 and 2014-2018.


                Fleury has never been a finalist for the vezina you tard he has never even sniffed a Jennings either. Crawford in 13 and 15 is better than any playoff preformance Fleury ever had. 09 Fleury is the worst starter to even win a cup with stats that make 2010 Niemi look great. Fleury has worse career stats, a lower Goals save aboved average and high danger sv% the only edge fleury has is winning a lot of games while allowing 4 goals due to the fact that an AHLer could win in net with Crosby and Malkin upfront. Fleury is the Grant Fuhr of the modern age neither should be in the hall and have a high win total but crap stats
                 
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