Re: Why I hate the NBA...
posted at 3/28/2013 12:50 PM EDT
In response to shuperman's comment:
i dont agree. Pitt went through many yrs of being bad. Most of their talent is home grown. They added key pieces bc they could. Kunitz and dupi are hardly house hold names. Thats who sid has.
i think pitt has the best overall organization in the league at the moment.
Two superstars down the middle, youth, some vets, young quality goalie, drafted lots of dmen. Pitt made all the right moves.
I believe all of this goes out the window in one week. I believe our team will be upgraded and we will be able to compete against them.
i see us as similar to pitt to be honest. Great city, great owner, great coach, home grown talent, smart trades, smart signings. I think this is great. pitt has the nod right now. I give them that. But i heard the same about vancouver. Pitt has added 3 very important pieces to the core of that group who won the cup.
PC will make us better.
We have 2 excellent lines. Our 3rd and 4th arent as good when we won. and my main concern is our backend. It needs a top 4 and a bottom pairing.
shupe, I'm not blaming Pittsburgh at all for being good. I don't mind the dynasty collection of talent through the system. Pittsburgh's core was built the right way -- Crosby, Fleury, Malkin, Letang, etc. What's annoying is that now that they have a veritable all-star team, the big ticket free agents are all following in line to jump on the Cup bandwagon. I don't even blame the franchise or the GM. The Pens should go for it and they have.
I just hate the all-star teams getting all the best trade deadline players too, and I hate it even more when it works for them (NBA). So I want Pittsburgh to lose, less as a personal grudge, but more for the dignity of the NHL where great team execution can often beat the all-star team of gaudy stars. Not indicting Pittsburgh at all, just a personal perference here.