Ep.164: Expectations versus Reality

Bill West joins the show to discuss how the Capitals and Penguins have matched up through three games, whether there’s merit to Mike Sullivan’s insistence on the importance of scoring chances, and how the postseason will influence future roster decisions in Pittsburgh.

The topics covered include:

1:29 The Crosby injury
7:15 Freeing Malkin up for easier matchups
13:41 The unpredictability of a short playoff series
17:15 The Great Scoring Chance Debate
21:09 Differences between this year and last year
24:31 Linemate chemistry and different playing styles
29:39 The Marc-Andre Fleury redemption tour
32:48 Buying or selling Justin Schultz

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