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kev87lads 10-17-2011 06:30 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbetc (Post 13026446)
Really? I like them. There is basically no difference between the Flyers home jersey now and the winter classic one. Or am I missing something?

If these are indeed real....

It looks like the Flyers jerseys are a different shade of orange than their current uniform. The WC shade looks more like orange on a pumpkin...

fonzz41 10-17-2011 06:34 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13026448)
The Avs defense is my biggest concern for them, as well as seeing how Varlamov can carry the load in net for them the whole season. But there's no denying that Duchene and Stastny are 2 great centers to build around and Landeskog has looked very good so far.

Yes to all. They have a great top pairing in Johnson and Hejda (who has actually played better than expected), but their 3-6 d-men would all be 6-7 d-men on a playoff team. Varlamov's endurance is a big unknown, luckily he's got a great mentor in Giguere who can step in and play but who also provides invaluable wisdom as a guy who's gone the distance a couple times. The offense is looking great; Hejduk in particular is looking more hungry than he has in years.

joepsu0985 10-17-2011 06:41 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 13026174)
Here are the Winter Classic jerseys http://flyers.thecheckingline.com/bl...lassic-jerseys

I like them. While not original, they are something different and I like that they are trying to make throwbacks without them being actual throwbacks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13026449)
Kennedy also is out tonight due to concussion symptoms. The Pens really are just a team of bleeding vaginas. Should have moved to KC

Yeah. This is getting ridiculous. I would love to go 3 months without fucking injuries.

bradshaw06 10-17-2011 10:13 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Pens are getting it handed to them by the Jets

bradshaw06 10-18-2011 12:03 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Sigh, Jets get first win of the season.

wampa3 10-18-2011 12:17 AM

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Ugh, what a frustrating, want to rip your nuts off, type of game for the Pens tonight. They had about as many scoring chances as Wilt Chamberlain in a whore house in the 2nd and 3rd and could only put away one goal.

bradshaw06 10-18-2011 12:32 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13027508)
Ugh, what a frustrating, want to rip your nuts off, type of game for the Pens tonight. They had about as many scoring chances as Wilt Chamberlain in a whore house in the 2nd and 3rd and could only put away one goal.

I wish Crosby, Malkin and Orpik were healthy.

mr.MikeD 10-18-2011 12:39 AM

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I'm getting the feeling that RNH and Hall combining for points on the pp is something we might see from time to time.

canes101190 10-18-2011 01:08 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Panthers!!!

waterboy100 10-18-2011 02:42 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
so in a fantasy league (not the ants one) i have
ryan miller, cam ward, and vokun

this guy wants to trade with me
he wants a goalie and is willing to send brodeur and another player. i really need a d-man. who do you reccomend?

he offered souray, which i would take. but 2 of his last 3 season bother me.

the roster

JRS1386 10-18-2011 03:11 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by canes101190 (Post 13027725)
Panthers!!!

:lol :lol :lol

Alazais 10-18-2011 09:08 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
I only got to see the highlights of the Leafs vs Avalanche game last night, from what what I saw it looked like a good game. Giggy Would likely want that Kessel goal back and Reimer would want that hejduk goal back. Good to see Kulemin get his first goal of the season and also good to see General Macarther get his first assist of the season. I'm hoping for similar production out of both of them this season. Kulemin with another 30 goals and Mac with another 40 assists.

Hopefully Kessel doesn't fall off next game like he did last year. The Leafs need some consistency out of him if they're going to have any hope of maintaining this playoff run.

Also, I'm a little disappointed in Schenn so far this year. He signed that spiffy new contract and hasn't really done the things he did in previous years to earn it. I have confidence he'll turn it around, but up to this point he hasn't done the job I thought he'd do.

In saying that, I feel like the Leafs D this year is looking very solid. They have 8 Very capable D-men and with the way Phaneuf has started the season (1G 3A +8 4GP) if he can keep playing like that (obviously he won't be able to keep up his point a game pace) he could challenge for a Norris Candidate.

~Crashintome89~ 10-18-2011 09:24 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by waterboy100 (Post 13027982)
so in a fantasy league (not the ants one) i have
ryan miller, cam ward, and vokun

this guy wants to trade with me
he wants a goalie and is willing to send brodeur and another player. i really need a d-man. who do you reccomend?

he offered souray, which i would take. but 2 of his last 3 season bother me.

the roster

Sheldon Souray is terrible. He spent time in the AHL last season, and he's been injured alot very recently. I know he's put up some points so far this season, but I wouldn't put it past him to slip off since he's playing for the Stars.

Brodeur is nothing like he was, but I'd offer Vokoun, another player, for Broduer and either Corvo/Karlsson. Can't go wrong with Timonen either, but no way would I touch Souray.

wampa3 10-18-2011 10:05 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by waterboy100 (Post 13027982)
so in a fantasy league (not the ants one) i have
ryan miller, cam ward, and vokun

this guy wants to trade with me
he wants a goalie and is willing to send brodeur and another player. i really need a d-man. who do you reccomend?

he offered souray, which i would take. but 2 of his last 3 season bother me.

the roster

I don't think Souray would be a bad pick up especially for what you have to give up. Does he care which goalie he gets? if not, send him Ward.

EDIT:^He does have a point though about the injury thing. Also doesn't help that he's competing for PP time with Gogo and Rolston

TMoore4075 10-18-2011 11:18 AM

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I'm sure you guys are missing me. I started a new job yesterday so I probably won't be around too much these first few weeks. But Wings schedule is pretty light so... They are off to their best start since 97-98 so I've got that going for me.

Nice to see the Jets finally win one although they are looking pretty terrible.

Looked at the standings and amazed how a few teams have only played 3 or 4 games while some are at 7 already.

I'm sure Matty's liking the Avs playing better of late. I know it's way early but Avs and Stars are a surprise on the good side and CBJ struggling is a surprise on the bad side.

~Crashintome89~ 10-18-2011 11:24 AM

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Columbus really misses Wisnewski right, especially on the powerplay.

TMoore4075 10-18-2011 11:27 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13028384)
Columbus really misses Wisnewski right, especially on the powerplay.

He'll do something else stupid and be suspended so they might want to get used to him not being a regular.

~Crashintome89~ 10-18-2011 11:42 AM

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I bet Jeff Carter is super pleased with how his season is turning out. :lol

fonzz41 10-18-2011 11:57 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by waterboy100 (Post 13027982)
so in a fantasy league (not the ants one) i have
ryan miller, cam ward, and vokun

this guy wants to trade with me
he wants a goalie and is willing to send brodeur and another player. i really need a d-man. who do you reccomend?

he offered souray, which i would take. but 2 of his last 3 season bother me.

the roster

In the recent past, Souray's reputation has been severely tarnished by a poor attitude and injuries (swordo and MikeD could probably chime in on that), but we forget that he was one of the premier offensive defensemen in the league not long ago. He would be valuable to your team, but I wouldn't overpay for him. Karlsson should get better as the season goes on, despite the fact that he plays for a pretty terrible team. He'll get you points, but his +/- will hurt.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alazais (Post 13028076)
I only got to see the highlights of the Leafs vs Avalanche game last night, from what what I saw it looked like a good game. Giggy Would likely want that Kessel goal back and Reimer would want that hejduk goal back. Good to see Kulemin get his first goal of the season and also good to see General Macarther get his first assist of the season. I'm hoping for similar production out of both of them this season. Kulemin with another 30 goals and Mac with another 40 assists.

Hopefully Kessel doesn't fall off next game like he did last year. The Leafs need some consistency out of him if they're going to have any hope of maintaining this playoff run.

Also, I'm a little disappointed in Schenn so far this year. He signed that spiffy new contract and hasn't really done the things he did in previous years to earn it. I have confidence he'll turn it around, but up to this point he hasn't done the job I thought he'd do.

In saying that, I feel like the Leafs D this year is looking very solid. They have 8 Very capable D-men and with the way Phaneuf has started the season (1G 3A +8 4GP) if he can keep playing like that (obviously he won't be able to keep up his point a game pace) he could challenge for a Norris Candidate.

Say what you will about Burke, but he's quietly assembled a pretty good team. You're right, he has built a solid D core, of which Schenn is the centerpiece. He will get better, although he needs to be wary of the tendency towards complacency that can come after locking up a long-term deal. Reimer is looking like the real deal. I love seeing bad teams do well, so I'm cheering for the Leafs (except when they play the Avs, of course).

I was bummed to see Kulemin score last night, as I had just dropped him from my fantasy team... but luckily I replaced him with Kris Versteeg, who had four points last night :lol
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13028367)
re Matty's liking the Avs playing better of late. I know it's way early but Avs and Stars are a surprise on the good side and CBJ struggling is a surprise on the bad side.

Very pleased with the effort of the Avs. It's too early to make too many assumptions, but any team that goes 5-0 on the road to start the season (minus the home opener loss to Detroit)... they're obviously doing something right. And the "something right" is simply hard work. Especially against the Leafs last night they were simply TENACIOUS in all 3 zones. They just attacked, attacked, attacked. Even on the PK in their own zone, they were all over the other team's point men, and still were able to use their speed to get back down low when needed. There are definitely some pieces missing, particularly on the back end... but this team is at the start of something special.

Also, Giguere was completely on top of things last night, as he was against Ottawa. It's comforting to know that if Varlamov has endurance issues down the stretch, there's a championship goalie who can step in and perform.

~Crashintome89~ 10-18-2011 01:48 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13028476)
I was bummed to see Kulemin score last night, as I had just dropped him from my fantasy team... but luckily I replaced him with Kris Versteeg, who had four points last night :lol

You're welcome. :lol:lol:lol

rickyh24 10-18-2011 01:50 PM

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This fantasy hockey shit is easy.

JRS1386 10-18-2011 02:00 PM

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:lol :lol :lol

TMoore4075 10-18-2011 02:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13028778)
This fantasy hockey shit is easy.

If you remember to set your lineups. I'm having issues remembering. Not as easy as it used to be for me.

dmbetc 10-18-2011 02:30 PM

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I haven't checked any of my fantasy hockey leagues yet.

dmbmuskie 10-18-2011 04:19 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Getting ready to head to downtown St. Paul. Hoping Letang doesn't get suspended between now and then.

fonzz41 10-18-2011 05:18 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbmuskie (Post 13029433)
Getting ready to head to downtown St. Paul. Hoping Letang doesn't get suspended between now and then.

Sheriff Shanny just came to town: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...d=60&id=128880

Sounds about right on.

Shanahan added a tie to the mix... this guy's getting serious.

fonzz41 10-18-2011 05:29 PM

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Another gem from Bucci: http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/71...houghts-season

Hit the nail right on the head for me. The reason I've always loved hockey is the details and little intricacies of the game.

dduncan6er 10-18-2011 05:30 PM

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Kaberle got his ring this morning. I hope they don't have a little ceremony for him before the game because there's no doubt in my mind he'd get booed and I don't think anyone wants to see that happen.

bonzo48280 10-18-2011 05:34 PM

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don't lose to Phoenix tonight, or I'll be mad

DMBCubs25 10-18-2011 05:46 PM

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I will be in attendance so no chance of a loss.

bonzo48280 10-18-2011 05:48 PM

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you better be careful

dduncan6er 10-18-2011 05:50 PM

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2 games for Letang.

dmbmuskie 10-18-2011 05:50 PM

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I'm sure I'll be called a homer, but that one looked unavoidable to me.

wampa3 10-18-2011 05:58 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13029645)
Sheriff Shanny just came to town: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...d=60&id=128880

Sounds about right on.

Shanahan added a tie to the mix... this guy's getting serious.

Maybe its just my homer goggles on, but I really didn't feel like this was a suspendable hit. It seemed like a straight up boarding call. Letang committed to the check while Burmistrov was still in a turning to get the puck. The time it took from him committing to the check and hitting him was about a second. Aside from not checking him at all, i'm not sure what Letang was supposed to do differently.

So if this is suspendable, is pretty much every boarding call an automatic suspension? I'd like to see a boarding call that wasn't suspended to compare.

fonzz41 10-18-2011 06:21 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13029754)
Maybe its just my homer goggles on, but I really didn't feel like this was a suspendable hit. It seemed like a straight up boarding call. Letang committed to the check while Burmistrov was still in a turning to get the puck. The time it took from him committing to the check and hitting him was about a second. Aside from not checking him at all, i'm not sure what Letang was supposed to do differently.

So if this is suspendable, is pretty much every boarding call an automatic suspension? I'd like to see a boarding call that wasn't suspended to compare.

There is definitely time, like Shanahan said, to minimize the check at least. This is a tough one because it did happen so quickly, like you said, but I think he could have at least minimized the contact. He was looking at Burmistrov's numbers for quite a bit. A second does not seem that long, but on the ice, that's time enough to pull up. You're still going to hit the guy, but not nearly as forcefully.

I think part of it is also the fact that Letang is clearly going for the hit. He gave up on the race for the puck and is obviously going to take the body. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but when you commit to taking the body, you are also responsible for making sure you make that contact cleanly.

But I do understand your point about suspensions. The NHL needs to be wary of making too gray a line between what is a hit that can simply be penalized in-game, and what warrants supplementary discipline. I see this topic coming more and more to the forefront as the season progresses.

joepsu0985 10-18-2011 06:42 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbmuskie (Post 13029734)
I'm sure I'll be called a homer, but that one looked unavoidable to me.

On one hand I agree with the suspension because hits like this need to be out of the game. On the other hand, these will be the type of hits most likely to occur and you know damn well that the suspensions will not be consistent.

~Crashintome89~ 10-18-2011 09:22 PM

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I miss the Flyers from last year. They at least kept it close.

DMBzilla 10-18-2011 09:38 PM

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I posted last week that the rumored Flyers Winter Classic jersey was badass, but the ones I was seeing definitely are not the ones Roose posted, which are meh. These are the ones I saw, which are way cooler...

http://www.jerseys-bing.com/pic/Phil...7477-94518.jpg

http://2011jerseysstore.com/pic/NHL-...7231-89533.jpg

bonzo48280 10-18-2011 09:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13030071)
I miss the Flyers from last year. They at least kept it close.

yeah I can't believe you guys are killing Ottawa

UCFish 10-18-2011 11:41 PM

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Man is the crown quiet in Phoenix

dmbmuskie 10-18-2011 11:58 PM

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Pens rolled. Wild fans are almost comically nice.

monkeyman68 10-19-2011 12:16 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13028442)
I bet Jeff Carter is super pleased with how his season is turning out. :lol

He really has become Mr. Glass

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13030071)
I miss the Flyers from last year. They at least kept it close.

I'm happy I don't have to worry about Kovalev scoring a hat trick anymore when we play the Sens

Quote:

Originally Posted by DMBzilla (Post 13030098)
I posted last week that the rumored Flyers Winter Classic jersey was badass, but the ones I was seeing definitely are not the ones Roose posted, which are meh. These are the ones I saw, which are way cooler...

http://www.jerseys-bing.com/pic/Phil...7477-94518.jpg

http://2011jerseysstore.com/pic/NHL-...7231-89533.jpg

:thumbsup I agree 100%. I'm still holding out hope that the first leaked jersey will be the one worn during the game

kev87lads 10-19-2011 12:58 AM

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Mmm mmm good.

UCFish 10-19-2011 01:01 AM

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Bolland is just off to an amazing start

rickyh24 10-19-2011 01:03 AM

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http://hphotos-iad1.fbcdn.net/hphoto...54334208_n.jpg

Need bigger penalty boxes in titletown.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 08:27 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13030689)
http://hphotos-iad1.fbcdn.net/hphoto...54334208_n.jpg

Need bigger penalty boxes in titletown.

I've never seen a longer 5 on 3 power play in my life. Carolina scored 5 on 3 and still had 3 minutes of a 5 on 3 power play left afterwards. :lol The whole team acted like total jackasses last night in the 3rd but at least they showed some life.

dmbetc 10-19-2011 08:34 AM

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Yeah Rangers and Kings!!

Jesus, I didn't think the Rangers would ever get rollin'. Too bad I didn't watch it.

Mateo2k 10-19-2011 09:06 AM

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Good job by the Caps, not that I expected a loss in that game. Great to see them breaking their own records.

~Crashintome89~ 10-19-2011 09:38 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mateo2k (Post 13031061)
Good job by the Caps, not that I expected a loss in that game. Great to see them breaking their own records.

President's Trophies!!!

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 09:52 AM

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What record did the Caps break last night? :confused

kev87lads 10-19-2011 10:05 AM

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^ Most consecutive wins to start a season by a perennial playoff loser in the first 5 games of a season.

TMoore4075 10-19-2011 10:34 AM

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I give props to the Pens for playing well with so many guys out but I have to put the Wild down too. I mean how do you not beat them with missing those guys?

wampa3 10-19-2011 10:49 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13031242)
I give props to the Pens for playing well with so many guys out but I have to put the Wild down too. I mean how do you not beat them with missing those guys?

Its depressing that I have a hard time remembering what it was like when the Pens had a full, healthy roster. I think the last time they had most every major player healthy was in the 09-10 playoffs in the 2nd round vs. the Habs.

The idea of Crosby playing almost seems like a distant memory. Like I really have a hard time remembering what the team plays like when he's on the ice. And despite all of this, the team has been able to keep their head above water, to the credit of Bylsma.

fonzz41 10-19-2011 10:50 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13031037)
I've never seen a longer 5 on 3 power play in my life. Carolina scored 5 on 3 and still had 3 minutes of a 5 on 3 power play left afterwards. :lol The whole team acted like total jackasses last night in the 3rd but at least they showed some life.

Poor Horton... there are few things more embarrassing then trying to go with a guy, getting your gloves off and everything, and the guy won't fight. :lol Props to Gleason for keeping his cool and drawing the penalty.

Mateo2k 10-19-2011 10:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13031092)
President's Trophies!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13031148)
^ Most consecutive wins to start a season by a perennial playoff loser in the first 5 games of a season.

I'll take a 5-0 start any day.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 11:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13031304)
Poor Horton... there are few things more embarrassing then trying to go with a guy, getting your gloves off and everything, and the guy won't fight. :lol Props to Gleason for keeping his cool and drawing the penalty.

Horton was dumb with what he did but gleason was baiting guys all night. He's lucky he didn't get pounded worse than he did. The bruins were very undisciplined last night but that was the first time they actually showed lifr all season. So as a whole i was ok with it.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 11:01 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mateo2k (Post 13031319)
I'll take a 5-0 start any day.

Caps are well on their way to another presidents trophy. Congrats.

fonzz41 10-19-2011 11:02 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13031357)
Horton was dumb with what he did but gleason was baiting guys all night. He's lucky he didn't get pounded worse than he did. The bruins were very undisciplined last night but that was the first time they actually showed life last night. So as a whole i was ok with it.

Sometimes it takes a situation like that to wake a team up and help them realize they care about each other more than they may have thought.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 11:03 AM

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Yep I agree. I lost a lot of respect for gleason last night with the way he acted. The highlights won't show it but he was doing his best Sean avery impression last night.

DMBzilla 10-19-2011 11:07 AM

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I'm really hoping the Flyers stomp all over the Caps tomorrow night.

pathetic 10-19-2011 11:11 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13031357)
Horton was dumb with what he did but gleason was baiting guys all night. He's lucky he didn't get pounded worse than he did. The bruins were very undisciplined last night but that was the first time they actually showed lifr all season. So as a whole i was ok with it.

atleast chara beat some ass

lockman21 10-19-2011 11:14 AM

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Boston fans, welcome to the Stanley Cup hangover.

pathetic 10-19-2011 11:15 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13031415)
Boston fans, welcome to the Stanley Cup hangover.

still had a good win against the hawks the other night.

this team has more than a hangover, they might still be drunk :lol but seriously, i dont think they slowed down partying all summer

RJ2kWJ 10-19-2011 11:16 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DMBzilla (Post 13031386)
I'm really hoping the Flyers stomp all over the Caps tomorrow night.

Can't wait for this game.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 11:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13031415)
Boston fans, welcome to the Stanley Cup hangover.

I refuse to blame it on that. The team just isn't playing with any sense of urgency right now. Lucic especially, looks like a totally different player.

pathetic 10-19-2011 11:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13031451)
I refuse to blame it on that. The team just isn't playing with any sense of urgency right now. Lucic especially, looks like a totally different player.

yeah, he's started off very slow.

power play has been horrible all year too. finally got a goal last night

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 11:26 AM

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It still amazes me that we won the cup last year with the power play being as bad as it was.

Mateo2k 10-19-2011 11:27 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by RJ2kWJ (Post 13031423)
Can't wait for this game.

Going to be a hell of a game.

pathetic 10-19-2011 11:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13031474)
It still amazes me that we won the cup last year with the power play being as bad as it was.

yeah, i assumed it'd be fixed or better by the start of this season.

joepsu0985 10-19-2011 12:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13031116)
What record did the Caps break last night? :confused

Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13031148)
^ Most consecutive wins to start a season by a perennial playoff loser in the first 5 games of a season.

This is just awesome. Nicely done.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13031242)
I give props to the Pens for playing well with so many guys out but I have to put the Wild down too. I mean how do you not beat them with missing those guys?

I thought for sure this was going to be one of those games that make me hate to wake up the next morning, but somehow the Pens continue to defy adversity.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13031298)
Its depressing that I have a hard time remembering what it was like when the Pens had a full, healthy roster. I think the last time they had most every major player healthy was in the 09-10 playoffs in the 2nd round vs. the Habs.

The idea of Crosby playing almost seems like a distant memory. Like I really have a hard time remembering what the team plays like when he's on the ice. And despite all of this, the team has been able to keep their head above water, to the credit of Bylsma.


I know, it's crazy that we are watching a hockey team grind away and win hockey games with out a full lineup. Last year, the Pens just ran out of gas in the first round. This year, they are facing adversity early. So when the roster is back to being an actual NHL team, this team should be rejuvenated.

The blue-line and PK units are playing unreal hockey right now. MAF has been good, but not great as usual to start the season.

The perfect storm is brewing for the Pens right now.

Dramageek 10-19-2011 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by joepsu0985 (Post 13031649)
This is just awesome. Nicely done.



I thought for sure this was going to be one of those games that make me hate to wake up the next morning, but somehow the Pens continue to defy adversity.




I know, it's crazy that we are watching a hockey team grind away and win hockey games with out a full lineup. Last year, the Pens just ran out of gas in the first round. This year, they are facing adversity early. So when the roster is back to being an actual NHL team, this team should be rejuvenated.

The blue-line and PK units are playing unreal hockey right now. MAF has been good, but not great as usual to start the season.

The perfect storm is brewing for the Pens right now.

Good lord, if everyone can get healthy and stay that way. I think this is a credit to the core of the team, the role players, and Bylsma's coaching. I really think he will break the record as the Pens' longest tenured coach (which is only like 4 years or something). Neal is shining. Dupuis is playing as solid as ever. I like the cut of their jib.

joepsu0985 10-19-2011 01:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dramageek (Post 13031763)
Good lord, if everyone can get healthy and stay that way. I think this is a credit to the core of the team, the role players, and Bylsma's coaching. I really think he will break the record as the Pens' longest tenured coach (which is only like 4 years or something). Neal is shining. Dupuis is playing as solid as ever. I like the cut of their jib.

Matt Cooke has 6 points in 8 games. F the Cooke critics. The guy is a huge part of this team's success.

Dramageek 10-19-2011 01:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by joepsu0985 (Post 13031798)
Matt Cooke has 6 points in 8 games. F the Cooke critics. The guy is a huge part of this team's success.

This is truth. Unlike striaght-up goon enforcers such as Eric Goddard, Cooke is a really skilled hockey player when he has his head on straight.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 01:08 PM

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Fuck Matt Cooke.

TMoore4075 10-19-2011 01:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dramageek (Post 13031805)
This is truth. Unlike striaght-up goon enforcers such as Eric Goddard, Cooke is a really skilled hockey player when he has his head on straight.

The last part is the key. So far he hasn't done anything. If he continues that he's a great asset.

Roose13 10-19-2011 01:24 PM

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The Flyers called up Brayden Schenn, who scored four goals and four assists in four games with the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL.

bonzo48280 10-19-2011 03:36 PM

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I remember saying the same things about the Hawks last season in regards to hangovers.

and the Hawks still had some pretty nice wins last year too at this point. Doesn't mean you aren't hungover.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 03:40 PM

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The hangover is not an excuse to lose games. They're playing like shit and losing. No reason to blame it on a hangover.

bonzo48280 10-19-2011 03:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13032436)
The hangover is not an excuse to lose games. They're playing like shit and losing. No reason to blame it on a hangover.

duh they're playing like shit, but what is the reason? Disinterest? Lazy? Not playing like themselves? Those are chronic symptoms of a hangover.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 03:47 PM

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I think a lot of it has been bounces just not going their way and a few guys not performing well. I just don't buy the whole cup hangover thing. The bruins go through stretches like these every year. It just so happens this is occurring at the beginning of the year this year.

bonzo48280 10-19-2011 03:49 PM

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The things you are saying and the things I was saying last year seem like you are going back to the 10/11 thread and copy pasting what I'm saying :lol

Bruins are still a good team, they need to just care.

lockman21 10-19-2011 03:50 PM

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:lol Typical Cup hangover denial. Sounds like every Hawks fan in last years thread.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 03:53 PM

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I don't buy the cup hangover bs for any team. Never have and never will.

fonzz41 10-19-2011 03:58 PM

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Come on guys, I think it's obvious by now that Michael Ryder was the glue that held the Bruins together. Once he left, everything fell apart.

lockman21 10-19-2011 04:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13032465)
I don't buy the cup hangover bs for any team. Never have and never will.

The extra month and a half-ish that teams had that the Canucks/Bruins didn't have to rehab injuries, rest, etc. is huge. Not to mention the fact that the Bruins were inevitably partying all summer and enjoying their Stanley Cup (as they should).

It just wears on you. I remember Q talking about (when the Hawks were slow out of the gate last year) how it's just hard to find the motivation to skate in those regular season games. After the intensity and thrill of the SC playoffs/Final, getting yourself jacked up for a regular season game in Carolina just isn't easy. I remember watching this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cysooHDha-o

And this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBAYYa72FVE

And remember them talking about how emotional it was and how it's makes it hard to skate in those regular season games when all you can think about is being back in that SC Final atmosphere, and the puzzle pieces just don't fit that you have to win now to get back there.

It's inevitable. Every team faces it to some extent.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 04:03 PM

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There's plenty of good teams that are off to slow starts. Should all those teams be blaming the cup hangover too?

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 04:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13032481)
Come on guys, I think it's obvious by now that Michael Ryder was the glue that held the Bruins together. Once he left, everything fell apart.

Personally I think Kaberle was the glue guy. :lol

fonzz41 10-19-2011 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13032500)
Personally I think Kaberle was the glue guy. :lol

Ah yes, how could I forget!? Good luck repeating without those two on your roster.

~Crashintome89~ 10-19-2011 04:30 PM

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Wow just saw the highlights of the Bruins game. They are a bunch of babies. Throwing a tantrum.

bonzo48280 10-19-2011 04:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13032495)
There's plenty of good teams that are off to slow starts. Should all those teams be blaming the cup hangover too?

well the Canucks, Sharks, Lightning, and Bruins are all off to slow starts, and those teams definitely did not get the summer that the other teams in the league got.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13032571)
Wow just saw the highlights of the Bruins game. They are a bunch of babies. Throwing a tantrum.

:lol Highlights don't tell the whole story of that game. Only thing I really had an issue with was Horton. He was dumb. Gleason was acting like a prick all game and everyone wanted him to drop the gloves, but it was obvious he wasn't going to. I have no issue with what Chara did, he was just igniting the team. This team plays better when they play physical like that and Chara knew he needed to light a fire under his team's ass.

Mateo2k 10-19-2011 05:25 PM

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The Bruins are collectively the worst bunch of people.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Mateo2k (Post 13032681)
The Bruins are collectively the worst bunch of people.

:lol Caps fan.

~Crashintome89~ 10-19-2011 07:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mateo2k (Post 13032681)
The Bruins are collectively the worst bunch of people.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13032688)
:lol Caps fan.

:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol

Caps fans are the worst bunch of people, but the Bruins aren't far behind as a team.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 07:54 PM

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Haters gonna hate.

lockman21 10-19-2011 08:01 PM

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Every other post in this thread this season:

"Fans of (insert team other than poster's own team) are annoying and the worst"

joepsu0985 10-19-2011 08:04 PM

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The Bruins are collectively and historically the biggest babies in the NHL. They are still crying about Neely. They will be crying about Savard for the next three decades as well.

dduncan6er 10-19-2011 08:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by joepsu0985 (Post 13033003)
The Bruins are collectively and historically the biggest babies in the NHL. They are still crying about Neely. They will be crying about Savard for the next three decades as well.

And Pens fans will act like it wasn't Matt Cooke that pretty much ended Savard's career and that he isn't a notorious cheap shot artist. Works both ways.

monkeyman68 10-19-2011 08:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13033011)
And Pens fans will act like it wasn't Matt Cooke that pretty much ended Savard's career and that he isn't a notorious cheap shot artist. Works both ways.

Well played

I am not surprised that ol' Ville made the top 5 ufa flop list for yahoo for the season thus far.

Sabres' fans, I sure hope you guys are looking forward to seeing him get benched many more times to come this season

DrewD55 10-19-2011 10:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyman68 (Post 13033121)
Well played

I am not surprised that ol' Ville made the top 5 ufa flop list for yahoo for the season thus far.

Sabres' fans, I sure hope you guys are looking forward to seeing him get benched many more times to come this season

Should I remember him as a Sabres' player or something? Name doesn't ring a bell in the slightest. Or did he clip the shit out of someone on our roster, and so I should hate him? Working on decent prices for tickets tomorrow night up in Sunrise. Sabres-Panthers games are always a blast down here because it feels like home; the ratio of Sabres:Panthers fans is about 5:1. Last time I was at a game between the two, my mom told me you could hear the Sabres fans in the crowd chanting "Let's go, Buff-a-lo!!!" on TV (by the way, the only sports chant where the city name actually fits the rhythm of the chant melody; fucking hate it to hear Boston and New York fans using that shit when it doesn't even match).


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