*Courtesy of the Slovak Daily Newspaper*
In a recent interview, former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Ronald Petrovicky took a few jabs at Penguins coach Michel Therrien for his lack of ice time down the stretch. Here are some highlights of the article….
Regarding lack of ice time: “On top of that, I felt distrust by the coach who preferred younger guys. He got me, a thirty-something player, to play the second fiddle and he avoided putting me in the lineup, apparently because of my health problems, too. So I don’t think I’ll be coming back to Pennsylvania.”
My Take: First off, Petrovicky will not be back with the Penguins and most likely will be playing in Europe. I was not a fan of Petrovicky during his short stint in Pittsburgh. I just didn’t understand the love affection fans had for Petro. It seems like once Georges Laraque became the Penguins new whipping boy during the playoffs, fans started acting like Petro was a impact player that could make a difference. Same thing with Nils Ekman. The guy did absolutely nothing all year except underachieve but i still would hear fans saying he should be given a shot to play on Sid’s line in the playoffs when the Penguins were down 2 games to 1 in the playoffs.