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dduncan6er 03-16-2012 11:28 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Hamilton>Landeskog ;)

fonzz41 03-16-2012 11:32 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13437398)
Hamilton>Landeskog ;)

:lol Time will tell, my friend.

I've watched some clips of Hamilton, and I love his all-around game. Rob Blake Jr. The B's were smart to pick him up, and the timing is perfect. He could make the club as soon as next year, where he can learn from one of the game's best (Chara) for a few years before (hopefully) taking over. If everything goes correctly, it should be a seamless transition from Chara to Hamilton as the Bruins #1 defenseman.

All in all, these two will be pillars on their teams for a long time, me thinks.

dduncan6er 03-16-2012 11:35 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
I think the plan is to carry 7 defensemen the whole year next year. Have a serviceable 7th dman so they can pick and choose their spots on when they want to play Hamilton. He'll obviously struggle a bit so watching some games from the press box will be a good thing for him. I think they have to carry him for sure next year because he won't benefit much from another year in juniors. Before he got a 10 game suspension he was top 10 in scoring in the OHL as a defenseman.

fonzz41 03-16-2012 11:39 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13437418)
I think the plan is to carry 7 defensemen the whole year next year. Have a serviceable 7th dman so they can pick and choose their spots on when they want to play Hamilton. He'll obviously struggle a bit so watching some games from the press box will be a good thing for him. I think they have to carry him for sure next year because he won't benefit much from another year in juniors. Before he got a 10 game suspension he was top 10 in scoring in the OHL as a defenseman.

:thumbsup there comes a time in the development of a prospect where it really doesn't do any good to keep a guy off the roster.

But yes, with a defenseman you've gotta take it slow. Very few are able to make the leap in their rookie season. It takes time to adapt to the speed of the NHL game, the strength of the forwards, etc. He'll log some decent minutes, get some PP and PK time here and there, but the real growth will come off camera, just spending time with the boys in the room and in practice, seeing how the vets prepare for games, getting into a strong training regime, studying tape, etc. If all goes correctly, he'll really blossom by about his third season.

fonzz41 03-16-2012 11:44 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joepsu0985 (Post 13436741)
Big W. Huge W for the Pens.

im on Twitter as well. joedalfonso12

Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 13436664)
darb06. im following you

Following you both :thumbsup

Can't wait for the barrage of Pens tweets that will now be flooding my feed.

Bron Yr Aur 03-16-2012 12:45 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 13437024)
There is much more to hockey than scoring.

ORLY?

Personally I think Malkin has to be ahead of Giroux mostly because of his track record. However, if Giroux continues putting up the kind of numbers he is this year while winning faceoffs and improving his defensive game, then he could certainly become the 2nd-best player in the NHL.

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyman68 (Post 13437031)
Haha wasn't that his argument for why Toews was better than Malkin?

Who said I thought Toews was better than Malkin?

Like I said, 2-6 is basically interchangeable. Just depends on how much importance you place on elite goal-scoring compared to forwards who play very strong defense and win faceoffs.

kev87lads 03-16-2012 01:43 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13437398)
Hamilton>Landeskog ;)

Read > both. :thumbsup

fonzz41 03-16-2012 01:51 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13437707)
Read > both. :thumbsup

Daigle > All

kev87lads 03-16-2012 02:21 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Except I was serious. :)

Edit: And biased.

TMoore4075 03-16-2012 02:28 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Patrick Stefan trumps all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Z9UspUHqg

kev87lads 03-16-2012 02:38 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
^ Incredible highlight. I watched that live back when I used to have the CI Package. Unbelievable the odds of all of that having to happen. Overlooked in that whole thing is the whiff by the Oilers defenseman on the initial pass that allows Stefan to steal it.

TMoore4075 03-16-2012 02:40 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13437850)
^ Incredible highlight. I watched that live back when I used to have the CI Package. Unbelievable the odds of all of that having to happen. Overlooked in that whole thing is the whiff by the Oilers defenseman on the initial pass that allows Stefan to steal it.

That man right there, and sorta that play, symbolize the entire history of the Atlanta Thrashers. One big whiff.

~Crashintome89~ 03-16-2012 02:54 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13437733)
Daigle > All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvw04W98yiM

TMoore4075 03-16-2012 03:08 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
THANK GOD!!

https://twitter.com/#!/freepwings/st...16820192444416

fonzz41 03-16-2012 03:59 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13437902)

That's what I'm talking 'bout.

Although Patrick Stefan is right up there.

~Crashintome89~ 03-16-2012 04:26 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13438113)
That's what I'm talking 'bout.

Although Patrick Stefan is right up there.

Daigle beats him out just because he was put in the same class as Joe Sakic, Pat Lafonatine, among others. Daigle was a major junior superstar and the fact that teams salivated over him, makes him the all-time bust.

lockman21 03-16-2012 04:29 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
I'm seriously starting to worry about Toews.

fonzz41 03-16-2012 04:35 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13438192)
Daigle beats him out just because he was put in the same class as Joe Sakic, Pat Lafonatine, among others. Daigle was a major junior superstar and the fact that teams salivated over him, makes him the all-time bust.

Agreed. If only he had Fata and OMGCG with him...

fonzz41 03-16-2012 04:39 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Just looked through the box score of last night's Pens/Rags game. Kind of overshadowed in all of the Crosby hooplah was the return of Kris Letang, who quietly got an assist and was only a +5...

Bron Yr Aur 03-16-2012 04:41 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13438203)
I'm seriously starting to worry about Toews.

Well.....yeah. Obviously any time a player gets a concussion you really never know how long it will take. What bothers me is that we don't really even know when he sustained it or on what play because I don't really remember him taking a really severe shot to the head.

Very similar to Bolland last year, it seems. Hope he will be back for the playoffs if the Hawks make it. Win in regulation tonight, please.

~Crashintome89~ 03-16-2012 04:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13437014)
Any of 2-6 could be top 5. If anything Malkin is too low. For me, Giroux should be 6. Love Giroux but he's not as much of a beast or scorer as Malkin or Stamkos, and I think those guys are much more dominant at even-strength. Though the one thing I have against Malkin is he is a C that sucks at faceoffs.

Malkin should be higher than Giroux, IMO. I'm really shocked that Giroux went from Top 250 to #3. It means he's highly respected in the league, which I like from Flyers players.

Malkin is a beast though. He can take over a complete shift in the offensive zone. Giroux is much more defensively sound though.

JRS1386 03-16-2012 06:52 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13438324)
Malkin should be higher than Giroux, IMO. I'm really shocked that Giroux went from Top 250 to #3. It means he's highly respected in the league, which I like from Flyers players.

Malkin is a beast though. He can take over a complete shift in the offensive zone. Giroux is much more defensively sound though.

I completely agree with this. I think what this shows is that Giroux is very talented and is better respected around the league than other super stars

~Crashintome89~ 03-16-2012 09:06 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Malkin gets underrated just a tad because all the pressure is on Sid when he's healthy. Obviously it's Crosby's team. But in '11 and this season, it's been noticable that Malkin can be just the same type of leader as well.

bonzo48280 03-17-2012 01:07 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
"It was a good game but we only scored 4 and they scored one, that's 3 goals and 3 years ago we lost in the WCF, so we're toast."

Who am I?

Bron Yr Aur 03-17-2012 02:00 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13439297)
"It was a good game but we only scored 4 and they scored one, that's 3 goals and 3 years ago we lost in the WCF, so we're toast."

Who am I?

Me?

Was pretty impressed with that performance from the Hawks. Really enjoyed a pretty stress-free hockey game with the Hawks mostly in control for the entire game. Not much to complain about. Let me try to think of something....hmm...

Oh, Keith. He was awesome tonight, except for the horrible turnover that ruined Crawford's SO.

bradshaw06 03-17-2012 02:10 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWqyc...layer_embedded

Jets fans taunting ovie haha

bonzo48280 03-17-2012 02:18 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13439402)
Me?

Was pretty impressed with that performance from the Hawks. Really enjoyed a pretty stress-free hockey game with the Hawks mostly in control for the entire game. Not much to complain about. Let me try to think of something....hmm...

Oh, Keith. He was awesome tonight, except for the horrible turnover that ruined Crawford's SO.

:lol :lol :lol :lol winner!

Bron Yr Aur 03-17-2012 02:19 AM

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Winnipeg fans seem pretty damn amazing. Was watching the 3rd period of that game and they just wents nuts any time Pavelec made a save. Crazy environment. Really hope they can get into the playoffs.

bonzo48280 03-17-2012 02:24 AM

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#7 seed Boston? the fuck?

Bron Yr Aur 03-17-2012 01:59 PM

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That's crazy. They had a rough first 10 games but were on such a tear for a while after that. At one point had twice as many goals scored as goals given up. I thought they were the favorites to come out of the East but they have definitely been playing pretty mediocre for a while lately.

Definitely going to catch some of Boston - Philly and NJ - Pitt today, though. Some really good games in the East.

bradshaw06 03-17-2012 03:32 PM

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pens breaking this game up in the 2nd. 3 goals in about 5 minutes or so.

rickyh24 03-17-2012 03:37 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13439430)
#7 seed Boston? the fuck?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13439752)
That's crazy. They had a rough first 10 games but were on such a tear for a while after that. At one point had twice as many goals scored as goals given up. I thought they were the favorites to come out of the East but they have definitely been playing pretty mediocre for a while lately.

They lost Horton and Rask among other injuries and Thomas is playing his 11th straight game today. Not really an ideal situation they are in right now.

bradshaw06 03-17-2012 04:11 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Matt Cooke trolling the league, 4 goals in last two games.

bradshaw06 03-17-2012 04:30 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Marty has played a really good game, the score doesnt really indicate that, but he has stood on his head, the pens could easily have another 3-4 goals.

salrx95 03-17-2012 04:40 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
haven't seen the Bruins feed yet this year but I am reminded today how AWFUL of a fuckin announce Jack Edwards is. Man, he is terrible. Back to back shoutout flubs.

Bron Yr Aur 03-17-2012 04:41 PM

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Good thing Bryz doesn't have to face the shootout in the playoffs....0-3 on the Bruins there. Good hockey game.

~Crashintome89~ 03-17-2012 04:42 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
so glad the refs put the whistles away in OT....not.

rickyh24 03-17-2012 04:44 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Lollerbriere.

rickyh24 03-17-2012 04:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13439888)
so glad the refs put the whistles away in OT....not.

I'm glad Bryzgalov put his glove away for the shoot out.

bradshaw06 03-17-2012 04:45 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
pens have now beaten Boston, the Rangers, and the Devils 5-2 in consecutive games now

fonzz41 03-17-2012 04:56 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13439824)
They lost Horton and Rask among other injuries and Thomas is playing his 11th straight game today. Not really an ideal situation they are in right now.

Excuses.

Brohan_Santana 03-17-2012 05:17 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
It's Canada, you can't trust them in anything

rickyh24 03-17-2012 05:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13439900)
Excuses.

Pointless post.

Bron Yr Aur 03-17-2012 05:40 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13439824)
They lost Horton and Rask among other injuries and Thomas is playing his 11th straight game today. Not really an ideal situation they are in right now.

Eh, how many teams, at this point in the season, are in an "ideal situation?"

Other than the Pens getting Malkin, Letang, and Crosby all healthy at the same time :lol

Actually teh Bruins are probably in a pretty favorable position because whether they win the division or not, whether they finish 2 or 7, they'll still probably end up drawing Ottawa in the 1st rd. Which looks pretty good when you consider that 2 of Pitt/NYR/Philly are going to have to go up against one another in the 1st round.

DmBand801 03-17-2012 05:47 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Pathetic showing by the Devils today. Outclassed for a full sixty minutes by a largely superipr team.

Marty deserved better.

rickyh24 03-17-2012 05:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13439934)
Eh, how many teams, at this point in the season, are in an "ideal situation?"

I was never trying to say they are the only team going through injuries. The Tukka one is rough though. Thomas is playing way too much right now and will not be fresh come playoff time at this rate.

pathetic 03-17-2012 05:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13439934)
Eh, how many teams, at this point in the season, are in an "ideal situation?"

Other than the Pens getting Malkin, Letang, and Crosby all healthy at the same time :lol

Actually teh Bruins are probably in a pretty favorable position because whether they win the division or not, whether they finish 2 or 7, they'll still probably end up drawing Ottawa in the 1st rd. Which looks pretty good when you consider that 2 of Pitt/NYR/Philly are going to have to go up against one another in the 1st round.

the bruins are tired and injured. they played three 7game series while winning the cup last year. thats a short offseason. it's the reason you don't see a lot of back to back stanley cup champions. there's a lot of reasons for their poor play lately, but no one is bitching about it. it's hockey.

Bron Yr Aur 03-17-2012 06:05 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13439952)
I was never trying to say they are the only team going through injuries. The Tukka one is rough though. Thomas is playing way too much right now and will not be fresh come playoff time at this rate.

Yeah definitely. You don't want to have Thomas gassed before the playoffs.

But again, they are sitting in a very good spot if the standings remain about the same. Would be a 1st-rd matchup with Ottawa then either NJ or the Panthers in the 2nd round.

Meanwhile NYR, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh are going to be beating the hell out of each other.

fonzz41 03-17-2012 06:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13439920)
Pointless post.

Indeed. Apologies for not elaborating more, Richard.

Not bashing on the Bruins, because they are one of my favorite teams, and I know injuries are frustrating, especially when they come at bad times, but I don't buy that, or a Stanley Cup hangover, as valid excuses for poor play. Teams like the Penguins, Red Wings, (and gulp, Flyers this year) have proven that you can still be successful even amidst injuries (crazy to believe Malkin, Crosby, and Staal have only played like a dozen games together in the past 2 seasons). And with the Cup hangover thing... these guys are professional athletes, I'm sorry but they can't use the "we're tired" excuse. They get paid millions of dollars to train to compete at a high level night in and night out.

I'm cheering for them to get better. Hopefully Rask can make it back sooner rather than later.

rickyh24 03-17-2012 06:21 PM

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Thomas is definitley tired. What goalie out there has had to play 11 straight? Call it an excuse if you want but it's just common sense.

~Crashintome89~ 03-17-2012 06:21 PM

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Richard. :lol :lol :lol :lol

rickyh24 03-17-2012 06:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13439980)
Richard. :lol :lol :lol :lol

Yeah that's my name. Pretty hilarious.

~Crashintome89~ 03-17-2012 06:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13439981)
Yeah that's my name. Pretty hilarious.

Do people call you Dick?

rickyh24 03-17-2012 06:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13439983)
Do people call you Dick?

No......

fonzz41 03-17-2012 06:30 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13439979)
Thomas is definitley tired. What goalie out there has had to play 11 straight? Call it an excuse if you want but it's just common sense.

Completely valid point. Eleven games is a lot. But not once did I single out Thomas in my post. I've watched a couple recent B's games, and IMO he's not the main contributor to their recent struggles. There is a lot of corner cutting going on right now with the Bruins. I've seen many of the forwards not pinching enough in their own zone, instead cheating up Ovechkin style. They are settling for quick dump-outs/dump-ins instead of making the smart play. Their neutral zone play is sloppy. They are not nearly as physical as I know they can be in their own zone. They could be tired, yes, but they are simply not playing smart hockey right now. You can be tired and still play smart hockey, and the Bruins - as a whole - are not doing that consistently right now. It's a mental thing more than anything, and the B's just need to dig their way out of it.

Was at a game the other night for our local minor league club. Due to call-ups and injuries, they were down to 4 defenseman and 9 (yes, 9) forwards. Minor leagues or majors, that's gonna be a tiring game no matter what. The bench was basically empty. They were also playing their third game in 4 nights. They kicked the trash out of their fully-stocked and more rested opponent by playing smart hockey. They didn't cut corners, but they used their energy efficiently and made smart choices.

I'm ok with the Bruins being tired. I believe they are. But to state that as their excuse for sloppy play is just a cop-out.

Bernie41 03-17-2012 07:37 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Big game for the NYR tonight, these 2 points are a must have considering how well the penguins are playing.

DmBand801 03-17-2012 08:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13439979)
Thomas is definitley tired. What goalie out there has had to play 11 straight? Call it an excuse if you want but it's just common sense.

I think Jonas Hiller has started 30+ straight for Anaheim, but yeah, I see the point you're trying to make.

fonzz41 03-17-2012 10:57 PM

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5 out of six points for the Avs on their trip back east. Will still be tough for them to hold onto a Playoff spot with the race right now. Love this time of year when every game is a big one.

fonzz41 03-17-2012 11:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DmBand801 (Post 13440049)
I think Jonas Hiller has started 30+ straight for Anaheim, but yeah, I see the point you're trying to make.

:thumbsup again, I agree Thomas is probably beat. But also again, I don't think he's the major problem right now.

rickyh24 03-17-2012 11:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 13440229)
:thumbsup again, I agree Thomas is probably beat. But also again, I don't think he's the major problem right now.

He is giving up over 4 goals a game in March. His fatigue is most definitley a major problem.

fonzz41 03-17-2012 11:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13440238)
He is giving up over 4 goals a game in March. His fatigue is most definitley a major problem.

But it's not the major issue of this team right now. If he had a team playing smart hockey in front of him, his GAA for the month would be vastly different.

aeroshady 03-18-2012 01:09 AM

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Ok, so I went to the Devils V Penguins game at 1, got on a train and went to the Rangers v Aves game at 7.

First off, two games in one day is crazy haha. As for the games...I am devastated lol. As a Rangers fan I basically watched the Pens take over the Atlantic through two games.

As much as I hate to say it...after watch these two games live today it is clear that Pittsburgh is on a different level than anyone else in the east. I mean it is not even close right now. I don't know if they will remain at that level from now until the end of the post season, but if they do they will win the east pretty easily( and that is coming from a Rangers fan).

As for the Rangers, I don't even know what to say. They can't score goals. Over 40 shots tonight and couldn't find the back of the net. It may prove that not trading for Nash winds up being a huge mistake. I don't know why this team becomes so weak at the end of every season. Perhaps they just out work people to win games and when the end of the season comes everyone is working as hard they are able to win on talent ( which the Rangers are still lacking on).

Anyway, if the Rangers don't score more I see them as an early exit in the postseason. All in all pretty bad day of hockey for me.

fonzz41 03-18-2012 01:14 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 13440323)
Ok, so I went to the Devils V Penguins game at 1, got on a train and went to the Rangers v Aves game at 7.

First off, two games in one day is crazy haha. As for the games...I am devastated lol. As a Rangers fan I basically watched the Pens take over the Atlantic through two games.

As much as I hate to say it...after watch these two games live today it is clear that Pittsburgh is on a different level than anyone else in the east. I mean it is not even close right now. I don't know if they will remain at that level from now until the end of the post season, but if they do they will win the east pretty easily( and that is coming from a Rangers fan).

As for the Rangers, I don't even know what to say. They can't score goals. Over 40 shots tonight and couldn't find the back of the net. It may prove that not trading for Nash winds up being a huge mistake. I don't know why this team becomes so weak at the end of every season. Perhaps they just out work people to win games and when the end of the season comes everyone is working as hard they are able to win on talent ( which the Rangers are still lacking on).

Anyway, if the Rangers don't score more I see them as an early exit in the postseason. All in all pretty bad day of hockey for me.

Sorry it didn't go as Planned man, but two NHL games in one day is always a good day of hockey. :) good for you man.

I agree about the Pens.

kev87lads 03-18-2012 12:12 PM

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Big game on NBC. I'm afraid the Pens are going to steamroll us. But here's hoping for a good one!

TMoore4075 03-18-2012 12:21 PM

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Hey look the Wings got a point. lol Unless the Blues tank the Central is done. Just have to hope for 4 now so they have home ice in round 1. But as of right now I don't see them getting out of round 1.

As for the Blues they are red hot but can they keep it going? Kinda reminds me of 2000 when they were the best team but lost in round 1. Would be funny if they ended up seeing SJ in round 1 too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2r3eHGIk88

aeroshady 03-18-2012 12:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13440633)
Hey look the Wings got a point. lol Unless the Blues tank the Central is done. Just have to hope for 4 now so they have home ice in round 1. But as of right now I don't see them getting out of round 1.

As for the Blues they are red hot but can they keep it going? Kinda reminds me of 2000 when they were the best team but lost in round 1. Would be funny if they ended up seeing SJ in round 1 too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2r3eHGIk88

At that time my mom was working in St. Louis so I was following them pretty closely. Was really upset with the Sharks series over those few years haha. But they always produced some good fun playoff hockey to watch.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 12:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rickyh24 (Post 13440238)
He is giving up over 4 goals a game in March. His fatigue is most definitley a major problem.


Before Bryz got really hot he was letting up a lot of goals, but a good majority of them were due to the sloppy play in front of him. You can give up 4 goals a game and still not be the source of the problem as it sounds is happening here with Thomas

DmBand801 03-18-2012 01:11 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 13440323)
Ok, so I went to the Devils V Penguins game at 1, got on a train and went to the Rangers v Aves game at 7.

First off, two games in one day is crazy haha. As for the games...I am devastated lol. As a Rangers fan I basically watched the Pens take over the Atlantic through two games.

As much as I hate to say it...after watch these two games live today it is clear that Pittsburgh is on a different level than anyone else in the east. I mean it is not even close right now. I don't know if they will remain at that level from now until the end of the post season, but if they do they will win the east pretty easily( and that is coming from a Rangers fan).

As for the Rangers, I don't even know what to say. They can't score goals. Over 40 shots tonight and couldn't find the back of the net. It may prove that not trading for Nash winds up being a huge mistake. I don't know why this team becomes so weak at the end of every season. Perhaps they just out work people to win games and when the end of the season comes everyone is working as hard they are able to win on talent ( which the Rangers are still lacking on).

Anyway, if the Rangers don't score more I see them as an early exit in the postseason. All in all pretty bad day of hockey for me.

I think the problem with the Rangers is the style of play they impose. An emphasis on shot blocking, finishing checks and all out fore-checking is difficult to maintain over an 82 game span.

swordo84 03-18-2012 01:14 PM

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Congrats to the playoff bound fantasy owners out there. After a Win and a 2nd place the past two years I found my heart just wasnt in it enough this year. I tried to manage my roster each week and get active players in on game days but didnt care enough to add/drop players, make trades etc. Ah well, cest la vie.

Roose13 03-18-2012 01:22 PM

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There are four teams who really boil my blood: Boston, NYR, NJ and PIT. Got the Penguins today. Prepare for anger haha

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 01:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 13440695)
Congrats to the playoff bound fantasy owners out there. After a Win and a 2nd place the past two years I found my heart just wasnt in it enough this year. I tried to manage my roster each week and get active players in on game days but didnt care enough to add/drop players, make trades etc. Ah well, cest la vie.

it was a tough year for me trying to defend my title, i wasnt around for the live draft so i didnt get a starting goalie, the draft picked Rask for me, i ended up having to constantly pick up and drop goalies like Dubnyk, Khabibulin, Giguere, and McDonald. but im in the playoffs and have a strong showing.

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 01:26 PM

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Wouldnt be shocked to see the streak end today. Flyers have been playing very strong.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 01:52 PM

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I love the playoff atmosphere. Also, I forgot (I don't know how) how much Pierre skeeves me out

Bron Yr Aur 03-18-2012 01:58 PM

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Possible 1st-rd matchup unless Pitt catches NYR. This should be a hell of a game. Giroux, Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Jagr, Bryz v Fleury....a ton of talent on these two teams.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 02:01 PM

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I'm not afraid to play Pitt in the first round it would be a hell of a series. I just will hate the 24/7 Crosby talk. And fuck

Edit: Fuck off why zoom to Crosby to see his celebration when he was on the bench for the goal...

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 02:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 13440750)
I'm not afraid to play Pitt in the first round it would be a hell of a series. I just will hate the 24/7 Crosby talk. And fuck

Edit: Fuck off why zoom to Crosby to see his celebration when he was on the bench for the goal...

You mean you didnt want to see his reaction?

JRS1386 03-18-2012 02:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 13440757)
You mean you didnt want to see his reaction?

Well you got me, of course I did. I wish they could get rid of 24/7 on HBO around the WC and make a 24/7/365 starring Crosby. I want to see every aspect of his life. I was also going to add a joke about living with Lemieux but I am just not sure if he still does.

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 02:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 13440761)
Well you got me, of course I did. I wish they could get rid of 24/7 on HBO around the WC and make a 24/7/365 starring Crosby. I want to see every aspect of his life. I was also going to add a joke about living with Lemieux but I am just not sure if he still does.

na he doesnt. im not a fan of the whole 'crosby cam' either. the pens are about more than crosby.

Bron Yr Aur 03-18-2012 02:13 PM

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Letang is playing some outstanding hockey.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 02:15 PM

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You can't take stupid penalties like this against a team like the Penguins.

And I can't believe I am going to say this, but I dont think Crosby cares for all the attention as well. He knows he wouldn't be able to be successful without his team either. I don't think he is a glory hound. He is a whiny little bitch though (sorry I had to even out the positives with an insult :lol)

Dramageek 03-18-2012 02:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 13440764)
na he doesnt. im not a fan of the whole 'crosby cam' either. the pens are about more than crosby.

Yeah, that made me wince too. Crosby's back. Yay. Let's move on. But it's not the fault of Crosby, and never has been, that so much attention is focused on him.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 02:39 PM

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Its been all Penguins so far. Flyers need to get something going

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 02:43 PM

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i dont like we only have 1 goal, with so many shots

JRS1386 03-18-2012 02:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 13440823)
i dont like we only have 1 goal, with so many shots

That is a good thing for the Flyers, I guess. They need to get the action the other way before the flood gates open. Bryz has been on top of his game

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 02:47 PM

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letang says hai guyz

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 02:48 PM

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stupid nbc. id like to see what happened.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 02:48 PM

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Letang is a bitch I mean that with respect

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 02:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 13440838)
Letang is a bitch I mean that with respect

you misspelled hartnell. only hartnell would clip his own guy when trying to attack letang after a clean hit.

bonzo48280 03-18-2012 02:51 PM

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Pierre McGuire: Oral Surgeron.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 02:51 PM

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I couldnt help but laugh at Hartnell hitting Rinaldo with his stick

Edit: Holy shit 23 shots to 8 shots

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 02:53 PM

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Rinaldo is a diver. Isn't that what you call someone who loses teeth in philly? ;)

JRS1386 03-18-2012 02:59 PM

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:lol

Flyers need to score on this power play to get momentum

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 03:03 PM

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flyers one shot this period. something tells me their next will be a goal.

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 03:04 PM

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malkin went beast mode on omcg

Dramageek 03-18-2012 03:04 PM

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Genooooo!

JRS1386 03-18-2012 03:05 PM

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This just in: Crosby is excited to see his team score when on the bench

dmbmuskie 03-18-2012 03:10 PM

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Pens are playing their best hockey since 1993.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 03:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbmuskie (Post 13440892)
Pens are playing their best hockey since 1993.

They were absolutely awful in 2009

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 03:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 13440900)
They were absolutely awful in 2009

this team is better than 09, imo.

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 03:26 PM

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could see that one coming


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