Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Calm Before The Storm

By Finesse

Compared to Caps-Rangers, Bruins-Canadiens, and even Hawks-Canucks, the noise level surrounding the Pens' series has been relatively quiet, even in the face of two suspensions.  Kunitz has humbly accepted his one-game suspension, although how you could be suspended for hitting someone with such a fluffy, velvety elbow remains a mystery.  Gagne should have thanked Kunitz and asked for another.  Meanwhile, Guy Boucher appears moderately fussy about the suspension to Downie, dusting off the tactical "Whether it's fair or unfair is not the question" response to a question that probably was about whether he thought the Downie suspension was fair or unfair.  Regardless, it's been two relatively drama-less suspensions.

That should all change tonight.  This is the calm before the storm.  Bylsma is refusing to announce whether Tangradi or Comrie will take Kunitz's place in the lineup, an approach that both players should find flattering because, no offense to either, I don't think Tampa cares.

Who does GTOG prefer?  Doesn't matter, although only one of the two scored on his most recent shot...

On Fire.
Go Pens.

1 comment:

  1. "Chris Kunitz's fluffy, velvety elbow" just broke my personal durometer for softness.