Pens Playing Their Full Deck

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While Detroit is sitting their entire first line (and powerplay unit):

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that they’re going to be playing just about everyone who’s worth anything on their roster, according to NHL.com.

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  • Sidney Crosby 
  • Evgeni Malkin
  • Marc-Andre Fleury
  • Brooks Orpik
  • Tyler Kennedy
  • Mike Comrie
  • Zbynek Michalek
  • Kris Letang

It honestly wouldn’t surprise me if both Ken Holland and Ray Shero got together to decide these rosters – Ray wants to win his first hockey game in the new arean, Ken wants to see how a few prospects can handle some pressure situations – seems fair, doesn’t it?

Let’s see how Brendan Smith Brian Lashoff matches up against Rosby.  Can Kindl shut down Malkin one-on-one?  Will Ritola charge the net against Zbynek Michalek?  I guess we’ll find out later.

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