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Forum: Pittsburgh PenguinsThu at 9:25 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MikeyThePensFan</b></div><div>You are right about Jugs. I actually think he’s got more talent &amp; skill than Bonino, he just needs to stay healthy but he’s got the tools to succeed in his 3C role. I’m sure GMJR will make a trade for Kreider or something, but I actually don’t think they need a big physical guy. The 2016 Penguins didn’t have much grit at all, except Kunitz &amp; Cole. But the Pens have two guys who can play similarly to that: ZAR &amp; Johnson.</div></div>

Yah, Ive been digging into Juggs analytics &amp; #'s ... and Juggs has been actually a very good 3C w/ a scary low shooting % and just some bad luck, his face offs have been decent, &amp; + he is a Right handed C (which Sully loves to have). In my overall opinion of him is that he is amuch better RWer that has put all his effort into being a better 2-way player &amp; Centerman. That is why some of his scoring has fallen off. But remember Bonino was horrible here during regular season too tho.
I also get what u say about physical guys but teams like BOS, WSH are going to beat on us. WSH got even more physical this yr too, just saying we need at least 1 guy that is able to fight or put fear into them or they will beat us like rag dolls as usual but really bad this yr. Its kinda sad that our best players Sid &amp; Geno are our only fighters too. I am just tired of them having to defend themselves all the time, ZAR &amp; JJ will hit some but they are not putting a drop of fear into any player.
Forum: Pittsburgh PenguinsWed at 6:43 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MikeyThePensFan</b></div><div><a href="/users/AFOX10900" target="_blank">@AFOX10900</a> <a href="/users/dgfresh78" target="_blank">@dgfresh78</a> <a href="/users/bigZ98" target="_blank">@bigZ98</a> <a href="/users/JordanFerreira99" target="_blank">@JordanFerreira99</a> <a href="/users/Sidstick87" target="_blank">@Sidstick87</a> <a href="/users/Yojimbo" target="_blank">@Yojimbo</a> <a href="/users/mhockey91" target="_blank">@mhockey91</a> <a href="/users/Chigurrhh" target="_blank">@Chigurrhh</a>

For me, the clear favorites to win the Stanley Cup this year are the Boston Bruins. They have are loaded in every position and they can win games in many different ways. They have the speed to overwhelm you. They have tremendous skill &amp; can play a puck possession game. They play excellent defensively as a 5 man unit. They also have the grit &amp; physicality to grind you down. I don’t think there is a team more complete than them right now. Do you think with a fully healthy Penguins team (excluding Jake), with no additional trades or acquisitions, are good enough to beat a healthy Bruins team in a 7 game series?</div></div>

I dont kno what "IT" is but this Pens team def has "IT" this yr. While I love this team and how they play, this team needs to replace Jake's production and get a sniper on PP. But if u look at this team on paper the only holes it has is a RWer w/ Sid bc like ive said since we got him ... McCann is a great top 6 winger &amp; he is now our LWer on top line.
- I also think everyone is sleeping on Juggs bc analytically &amp; defensively &amp; even in faceoffs - Juggs was doing a very good job as 3rd line C... He just was not scoring (but hey Bonino didnt score till playoffs either)
- The other area I think the Pens need is at least 1 tough dude bc we are soft (in terms of fighting &amp; dishing big hits) and Playoff hockey is Big boy hockey

But this team def will add w/ the most cap space we have ever had during season of $3-4m + The $6m from Jake = $10m + The $4.9 when we trade Chucky = $15m
Like that is kind of scary having $15m of Cap space with a fear less Gun Slinging GM too??
BUT yes I see GMJR doing something Huge and bringing someone great in &amp; the entire NHL being mad about it, lol
Forum: Armchair-GMSat at 4:10 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>2 years for bone to heal. about 1 year to feel "normal" on it.
it's the range of motion. It takes a long time to get it back and then you got the decreased strength in the leg.
I agree completely. He won't be 100%. If they were to make this deal, it's not for this year it's for next.
You can add Bonino to that list too. He broke his leg, took him a year.
It's even worse if you have to get plated. You are talking about removing the plates then which is a second surgery and that to heal from the screw removal. Then it only heals at 80% strength on the tissues due to collagen fibers being weaker. What a mess.

But I think you have to look beyond this year. This team can be really stacked going forward. If they are going to make a move, that is really what the aim should be. Because you got Dumo with that same broken ankle on your blue line. Crosby coming off surgery. No Jake.
Do we really think this team is going deep in the playoffs like that?</div></div>

- I am not worried about Sid at all - When i was power lifting &amp; body building I trained with this dude that had the same surgery Sid had and when he came back training in like 5 weeks and he said he felt even stronger in his core 8 weeks after surgery. If Sid played with it torn for the 1st part of season, he is going to feel 200times better.

- Now the jake injury im worried about, the Pic he had on Twatter, was a harness for a Rotator Tear... I kno bc ive had 4 shoulder surgeries &amp; 2 rotators (1-each shoulder) but it could have also been a labrum tear too tho... If its rotator he is not coming back, If Labrum tear, id say 4months tho.
- But no matter what we need to make a BIG move to replace Jake... This team just has "it" this year... IDK what it is but something special is happening with this team to keep winning with all the players missing &amp; IMO GMJR is going to kno that and go BIG.

- I totally agree with u about Zucker tho, I love him as a player... but no way does he come back the same this yr, it just doesnt happen