Tuesday, January 13, 2009

All Or Nothing

Could this week be the deciding factor in how the rest of the season goes for the Pens? I believe it very well could be. Tonight's game at Philly is the first of three games this week in four days (the Caps and Ducks being the other two). Worse yet, they're all against quality opponents. This could be the worst thing for this team or the best thing. Even with the Pens playing well it would not be a gigantic shock to see them drop 2 if not all 3 of these games this week. That's what's scary. We're not that good right now. So we all know how bad this could turn out to be.

Or something else could happen. Perhaps each player has had their chance to take a long look in the mirror and decide just how they want this story to play out. To decide if this is how they want the 2008-2009 campaign to be remembered, as one of the biggest collapses in Pittsburgh sports history. If ever there was a time to turn this thing around, it is now. Just five games remain before the All-Star break and the Pens would sure love some much needed momentum going into the second half of the year. That push begins tonight.

Every team not only deals with adversity every season but may actually need it. It brings players together, forces you to look inside yourself to find a level that you didn't think you were able to push yourself to. I believe the Pens can do this and I believe that time is now.

Go Pens.

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