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Podcast: Why do the Penguins think Erik Gudbranson can help them?

Tim Benz
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The Canucks’ Erik Gudbranson takes out the Penguin’s Dominik Simon in the third period Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.

Brian Metzer of the Penguins Radio Network joins me for our weekly Sided.co hockey podcast.

We recap Jim Rutherford’s moves at the trade deadline. Erik Gudbranson largely has flamed out in the NHL at this point. Why do the Penguins think he can help?

We dive into why the Penguins seem to think getting Gudbranson’s size and toughness is so important.

Also, Rutherford admits he is nervous about the franchise’s playoff prospects. We examine a crucial upcoming schedule which will tell us if he should be.


LISTEN: Why do the Penguins think they can fix Erik Gudbranson?


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