Now since the Penguin season is over a lot of the talk in this forum will rightly turn to the offseason discussion but should anyone want to talk about the rest of the playoffs in general use this thread. Nice way to have a discussion just between us Penguin fans.
Anyone else notice the Eastern semifinals, our 3 Atlantic foes and the Capitals, really who is a Penguin fan supposed to root for there? Personally I have always liked Broduer and I enjoyed watching him play (especially before the trapezoid rule) so I kind of have to lean New Jersey but that isn't even easy for me.
Chances are I'll be rooting for the Western Conference champ in the finals but meanwhile the East is set up about as bad as it could be for Pens fans.
Noticed it too. Would have been funny to have the Isles instead of the Caps. I agree about Brodeur though. Despite the fact that he ended our run in the Eastern Conference finals in 2001 (among many other victories) I still respect his skills like no other. For me:
I would want pretty much anyone in the West over the bottom 3 teams in the East
Imagine if the realignment plan went through for next year. The Penguins conference would feature the Penguins, a cup favorite, and the final four in the East. Those 5 teams fighting it out for 4 spots would be something else. Poor Islanders and Hurricanes though.