TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pens' bad days

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Letter to the Editor
Sunday, June 16, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Pens' bad days

Prior to their playoff series against the Bruins, the Penguins provided some of the best hockey entertainment possible. General Manager Ray Shero acquired both talent and experience and those choices provided first-place Eastern Conference standing for the regular season and playoffs. With the loss to the Bruins in four straight games, the media and individuals, in print and on the air, called for changes in players as well as the coach. Memories are short and criticism is easy.

The Bruins were not the better team. They played better. Could anyone have predicted that Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin would not have scored in every game? Based on the critiques, would anyone have suggested that either of the two best players on ice be let go? Rather than mass trades, Pens management should analyze what happened versus the Bruins and adjust personnel if that is what they determine caused the losses. The Pens' first-place regular-season finish did not happen by chance or luck.

Regardless of desire or talent, we all have a bad day, no matter how hard we try. The games against the Bruins were the Pens' bad days.

Don Opacic

Franklin Park

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. Taxing tobacco I
  2. Taxing tobacco II
  3. Be wary of contractor claims
  4. An expensive renovation
  5. Exiting Wal-Mart
  6. Wolf’s budget better
  7. Indians true victims
  8. Westmoreland Transit trouble
  9. International hurt USW locals