This post is from our friend Cassy from PensReport and puckheadsunited.
The Penguins’ 2015-16 Season In Two Sentences Or Less
I’m going to describe how each player has fared through the 8 games the Penguins have played thus far. Why? Well, why not? Here we go!
Marc-Andre Fleury: MVP.
Evgeni Malkin: He am score? Currently leading the Penguins with 7 points, he am score.
Sidney Crosby: Got his first 3 points in the sixth game. Bad bounces, stick breaks…bad luck continues.
Phil Kessel: The Phil is scoring lots. Won the game in Nashville in overtime on essentially an individual effort.
Chris Kunitz: Was scoreless in 20+ games until he destroyed a puck, putting it past Rinne. Kuni smash!
Kris Letang: Pittsburgh’s best defenseman is playing like Pittsburgh’s best defenseman.
Olli Maatta: Back from essentially missing an entire season, and he gets paired with Rob Scuderi. Do the hockey gods hate Olli?
Rob Scuderi: He has two points in eight games…what? He’s still bad though…I promise.
Bobby Farnham: Got put on waivers and claimed by the Devils. Yup.
Adam Clendening: Played one game when Rob Scuderi was scratched, and played well. Hopefully he plays well when Scuderi is scratched again in 8 years.
Daniel Sprong: From his first NHL goal to work-visa issues, it’s been an eventful six games played for the rookie. He looks funny when using smelling salts.
Ian Cole: Traded for Robert Bortuzzo, he’s now on the top pairing with Kris Letang. Score one, Jim Rutherford.
David Perron: Currently slotted on the fourth line. Has the talent, but is underperforming.
Nick Bonino: Scored the only goal in that pitiful effort against Dallas. Well, his effort wasn’t pitiful, it was gorgeous.
Sergei Plotnikov: Still seeking his first NHL point. Still getting acclimated to the NHL and North American playing style.
Matt Cullen: Kicking ass and taking names on the penalty kill. Beautifully set up Daniel Sprong’s first NHL goal.
Beau Bennett: Looked beautiful on the ice until he scored, and hurt himself celebrating…you can’t make this stuff up.
Kevin Porter: Depth signing, but hasn’t looked very out of place in the bottom six. He’s hurt too, though!
Bryan Rust: Looked like a nice injury replacement for Beau Bennett (as far as bottom six players go). But like the man he replaced, he just got hurt.
Pascal Dupuis: The minute he stepped back into the lineup, he looked dynamite, baby. The Penguins are lucky to have him back.
Ben Lovejoy: …eh. It’s what you’d expect.
Brian Dumoulin: Often paired with Lovejoy, but rocks it. Looking a lot better than he did in the preseason.
Eric Fehr: Is close to a return, and is allowed to be taken off the IR on October 31st. The hockey gods know the Penguins can use him.
Jeff Zatkoff: He’s made the bench his bitch.
Thanks for reading!