According to TSN, Darryl Sydor will finally make an appearance with Pittsburgh tonight in the playoffs. He hasn’t played since March 31 so this will be his first playoff game of the year.
Maybe I’m biased about Syd, but WHY IS PITTSBURGH SITTING HIM? I’m not sure how they can justify that any of their defensemen are more talented than him, unless he doesn’t fit into their “style”. If that’s the case, then why did they sign him in the first place?
I think one of the Pens biggest problems (besides the fact they have Crosby) is that they don’t have many veteran leaders in the room and on the ice. After Game 2, Crosby and Malkin both said they felt like they only lost the game by “a few bounces” so they felt they didn’t need to make drastic changes to their game. I guess they don’t need to make changes if they want to get swept without scoring a goal. And I mean, they’re more than welcome to do that if that’s what they want.
Anyway, Syd will be back in tonight. The question for the Penguins is not “Will they win a game?”, but “Will they score a goal?”