Did you watch the SCF? Staal/Moore/Talbotwere the prototype playoff third line. They won faceoffs, checked the opposition quite well, banged the hell out of their defense, and scored some big goals:The Pens had neither 1 or 2, at least they had no history of it before last season. Alot of people get all excited about Staal but I think the Pens' bottom 6 isn't all that different than the Sharks'. Who would you rather have from the Pens (going into last season, not what they turned into during it)?
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRlWjruJKjc"]YouTube - 2009 NHL Stanley cup final - Jordan Staal goal[/ame]
The Penguins 3rd line is far superior to the Sharks, and even the Red Wings.