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JRS1386 03-18-2012 03:27 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 13440911)
this team is better than 09, imo.

Not saying they are not, but to say its the best team since 93 and to look over a team that won the cup is just hilarious. Also :bounce

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 03:28 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 13440924)
Not saying they are not, but to say its the best team since 93 and to look over a team that won the cup is just hilarious. Also :bounce

:thumbsupgood point

JRS1386 03-18-2012 03:33 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Tied game :bounce

Dramageek 03-18-2012 03:40 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 13440924)
Not saying they are not, but to say its the best team since 93 and to look over a team that won the cup is just hilarious. Also :bounce

Very true. But the 1993 team, which inexplicably lost to the Islanders in Round 2, was arguably better than the 1991 and 1992 teams that both won the Cup. The current team is certainly entering that conversation.

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 03:42 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
wake up pens. jeez.

dmbmuskie 03-18-2012 03:46 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
It doesn't take away anything from the Cup team to say this stretch has been the high water mark in performance in this era in Pens hockey, IMO. The Cup is the high water mark for accomplishment.

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 03:49 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
what a joke this third has been. sigh.

Dramageek 03-18-2012 03:50 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
The Pens decided to push the suck button this period. Fantastic.

Edit: WTF just happened?!!

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 03:52 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Malkin down. Season over. its been nice

dmbmuskie 03-18-2012 03:53 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
I hate Hartnell.

Dramageek 03-18-2012 03:53 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 13440967)
Malkin down. Season over. its been nice

He's back up.

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 03:54 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
hope kunitz kept his fingers away from hartnells mouth

Dramageek 03-18-2012 03:55 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 13440978)
hope kunitz kept his fingers away from hartnells mouth

:lol:lol:lol Almost forgot about that.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 03:56 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Well that was fun. How is Kunitz now ejected?

s0628711 03-18-2012 04:00 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Watching Hartnell get abused there made my day.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 04:06 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
What a 3rd by the Flyers. Pens cam on real strong at the end. Will be a fun OT

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 04:09 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
letangs pissing everyone off

Dramageek 03-18-2012 04:09 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
And now for some 3-on-3.

s0628711 03-18-2012 04:11 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Fuck 3 pt games. That is all.

JRS1386 03-18-2012 04:16 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Wooo :bounce

dmbmuskie 03-18-2012 04:16 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Shit....

Dramageek 03-18-2012 04:16 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
You have got to be kidding me!!

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 04:16 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
for fucks sakes

cry_minarets458 03-18-2012 04:17 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Good game. I knew it would end that way, but not in OT, let alone with 0.9 seconds left. Fuck. It's unreal how close this race is for the top of the division.

aeroshady 03-18-2012 04:17 PM

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Omg I have never been this happy to see a Flyers win!!! Amazing game!

JRS1386 03-18-2012 04:17 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
They even show Crosby after the other teams scores!!

cry_minarets458 03-18-2012 04:21 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 13441031)
They even show Crosby after the other teams scores!!

He IS the face of the NHL, in victory or defeat, in health or injury.

cry_minarets458 03-18-2012 04:22 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
You should be thankful they didn't interview him yet :lol

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 04:23 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Complete loss of focus in the third

cry_minarets458 03-18-2012 04:24 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 13441039)
Complete loss of focus in the third

I agree. They let Philly get in their heads big time.

kev87lads 03-18-2012 04:25 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Flyers!

While the Flyers played like poo for most of the first two periods, the Pens are lucky to walk away with the one point. Flyers could have had them in regulation. Great f'n comeback!

bibby1044 03-18-2012 06:22 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cry_minarets458 (Post 13441041)
I agree. They let Philly get in their heads big time.

Pretty much just Hartnell they HATE him so much. :lol
Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13441044)
Flyers!

While the Flyers played like poo for most of the first two periods, the Pens are lucky to walk away with the one point. Flyers could have had them in regulation. Great f'n comeback!

Incredible game. Cant believe they way Hartnell is ripping them after how terrible he was last year. I wish he would always play that physical, he gets everybody going.

Jakub Voracek really showed how good he can be today, Im glad to see him finally come around he has star potential. Also Wellwood came outa nowhere, he keeps impressing me with his speed and offensive decision making.

Bron Yr Aur 03-18-2012 06:36 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13441044)
Flyers!

While the Flyers played like poo for most of the first two periods, the Pens are lucky to walk away with the one point. Flyers could have had them in regulation. Great f'n comeback!

I would disagree that the assertion that team that dominated 2/3 of the game is "lucky" to get a point. :lol

Philly was highly opportunistic, but they are a good team and a ton of fun to watch the young guys like Voracek, Schenn, Read, Couturier....

bradshaw06 03-18-2012 06:42 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ZTo...layer_embedded

Giroux getting sniped by someone in the rafters

Roose13 03-18-2012 06:52 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Suck it Kunitz!

Roose13 03-18-2012 07:00 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bibby1044 (Post 13441202)
Pretty much just Hartnell they HATE him so much. :lol

Incredible game. Cant believe they way Hartnell is ripping them after how terrible he was last year. I wish he would always play that physical, he gets everybody going.

Jakub Voracek really showed how good he can be today, Im glad to see him finally come around he has star potential. Also Wellwood came outa nowhere, he keeps impressing me with his speed and offensive decision making.

Where have you been? He's been doing incredible all season. He's doing things that don't show up on the scoresheet.

kev87lads 03-18-2012 07:52 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bron Yr Aur (Post 13441226)
I would disagree that the assertion that team that dominated 2/3 of the game is "lucky" to get a point. :lol

Philly was highly opportunistic, but they are a good team and a ton of fun to watch the young guys like Voracek, Schenn, Read, Couturier....

They were lucky because the Flyers were pressing and could have easily had another goal or two in the 3rd. That would have given them a regulation win. So yeah. The Pens were lucky to get a point. Doesn't matter if the Pens dominated the first two periods. The Flyers dominated the 3rd and if they had captured that 3rd goal, they win....

cry_minarets458 03-18-2012 08:22 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 13441435)
They were lucky because the Flyers were pressing and could have easily had another goal or two in the 3rd. That would have given them a regulation win. So yeah. The Pens were lucky to get a point. Doesn't matter if the Pens dominated the first two periods. The Flyers dominated the 3rd and if they had captured that 3rd goal, they win....

The same can easily be said that the Pens could have scored once or twice more in the first two periods when the Flyers were nowhere to be found. Lucky is just the wrong word choice. Try fortunate.

fonzz41 03-18-2012 09:23 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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.

I just checked up on my team, and it looks like I'm the Caps of this year's fantasy league. :rolleyes

First overall in the league all season long, but looks like I'll be making a convincing first round exit. :lol

bibby1044 03-18-2012 09:41 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 13441289)
Where have you been? He's been doing incredible all season. He's doing things that don't show up on the scoresheet.

Well here at PSU I am blessed by only getting the Pens games aired.:rolleyes

With that said with the games that Ive seen this year other than the last 2 that were aired on national tv here he didnt really standout.

cry_minarets458 03-18-2012 09:53 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bibby1044 (Post 13441666)
Well here at PSU I am blessed by only getting the Pens games aired.:rolleyes

With that said with the games that Ive seen this year other than the last 2 that were aired on national tv here he didnt really standout.

...another "die hard" Flyers fan...no excuse...


Just busting your balls, but I live in Milwaukee now and have nothing to watch but the Blackhawks and the occasional Red Wings. I think today's game was the first Pens game that I've actually gotten to watch on tv. That being said, I stream about 80% of the games on the internet. Not hard to find them.

Roose13 03-18-2012 09:57 PM

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Yea, there are still a handful of streaming sites out there. Check out vipbox.tv

cry_minarets458 03-18-2012 10:03 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Hell, I even love the radio portion on my Penguins app. It's pretty cool listening to radio broadcasts of the games. So retro. So amazing.

DMBCubs25 03-18-2012 10:31 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
lollercaps lollerbrohan!

Bron Yr Aur 03-18-2012 10:31 PM

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:lol Caps

They were really really bad tonight.

JRS1386 03-19-2012 12:03 AM

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This didn't take long :lol

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2TzJ0Z...nellStick.gif/

~Crashintome89~ 03-19-2012 12:19 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Missed the game but really pleased by Hartnell's play recently. Is Rinaldo okay? :lol

JRS1386 03-19-2012 12:24 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
I think he got 5 stitches

TMoore4075 03-19-2012 09:32 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
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.

The NHL is also more than Crosby. He's one of the best no doubt but there a lot of quality players on every team and even on his team. The league and the media want to make him like a Jordan but the NHL is not the NBA. One player does not carry a team. As proven by the Pens Cup win. Crosby had 1 goal in 7 games in the Finals.
Quote:

Originally Posted by cry_minarets458 (Post 13441035)
He IS the face of the NHL, in victory or defeat, in health or injury.

When he is retired and sitting in the press box they'll zoom in on him for his reaction for some 19 year old kids first goal for the opposing team.

TMoore4075 03-19-2012 09:53 AM

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And damn you Carolina. I want Winnipeg to get in the playoffs over the Caps.

TMoore4075 03-19-2012 11:54 AM

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And who would have thought the first team to clinch a playoff spot would have been the Blues?

TMoore4075 03-19-2012 02:54 PM

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Did y'all die?

Helm done for 1-2 months with MCL sprain. They keep dropping. I don't see how the Wings get out of round one. Stinks cause they were having a great year until everyone started getting hurt.

lockman21 03-19-2012 03:09 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13443313)
Did y'all die?

Helm done for 1-2 months with MCL sprain. They keep dropping. I don't see how the Wings get out of round one. Stinks cause they were having a great year until everyone started getting hurt.

Just got back from being out of town for basically a week straight.

I always hate when that happens to teams. Even if it is the Wings.

kev87lads 03-19-2012 04:13 PM

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We're here Tim. I was personally just trying to see how many posts in a row you were going to get away with.

TMoore4075 03-19-2012 04:20 PM

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LOL that's what I was wondering. Having a conversation with the voices in my head is one thing. A lot harder to that on a message board.

dmbmuskie 03-19-2012 04:40 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Maybe it's always been this way, but it seems like being healthy is a rarer and more valuable commodity than talent.

~Crashintome89~ 03-19-2012 04:58 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Finally caught the replay of yesterday's game. Wow, playoff-like atmosphere. The animosity between the Flyers and Pens is back, baby!

bibby1044 03-19-2012 06:24 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cry_minarets458 (Post 13441683)
...another "die hard" Flyers fan...no excuse...


Just busting your balls, but I live in Milwaukee now and have nothing to watch but the Blackhawks and the occasional Red Wings. I think today's game was the first Pens game that I've actually gotten to watch on tv. That being said, I stream about 80% of the games on the internet. Not hard to find them.

Did you have to pay? I figured out if I got that NHL thing online to watch them I still wouldnt be able to watch them because they have to be blacked out here which is just stupid.

Jsweeney 03-19-2012 06:33 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13443691)
Finally caught the replay of yesterday's game. Wow, playoff-like atmosphere. The animosity between the Flyers and Pens is back, baby!

agreed- the only thing bad about that game was listening to announcers go on and on about Crosby...they got excited just cause he tried to do things...

s0628711 03-19-2012 08:44 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Three fights at puck drop! :lol. I love rangers devils.

aeroshady 03-19-2012 08:56 PM

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Awesome start to this game!

Brohan_Santana 03-19-2012 09:02 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Great start by the Caps.....in Detroit at that

Brohan_Santana 03-19-2012 09:13 PM

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Edit that, great start by the Caps. 2 ppg by A.O in the first

s0628711 03-19-2012 09:14 PM

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This is the NYR team of pre-March. Great first period so far.

dduncan6er 03-19-2012 09:17 PM

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The Leafs are just what the doctor ordered for the Bruins. 6-0 in the 2nd. Rolston playing like its 1999 with 3 assists. :lol

s0628711 03-19-2012 09:20 PM

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:lol. McGuire just heard rupp tell Clarkson 'you better shut your mouth or I'm going to beat your ass on national tv'. :lol :lol

pathetic 03-19-2012 09:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dduncan6er (Post 13444237)
The Leafs are just what the doctor ordered for the Bruins. 6-0 in the 2nd. Rolston playing like its 1999 with 3 assists. :lol

seriously that line was awesome in the first. rolston looked like the fasted guy on the ice :lol

this is embarrassing now

DMBstandUP1984 03-19-2012 09:35 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Lucic is a beast

dduncan6er 03-19-2012 09:35 PM

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4 point night for Rolston. :lol:lol:lol

s0628711 03-19-2012 11:11 PM

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Playoff bound! Great feeling this early.

aeroshady 03-19-2012 11:13 PM

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Loving the way the Rangers played tonight!! If they play like this in the playoffs I have faith!!

Bernie41 03-19-2012 11:19 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 13444550)
Loving the way the Rangers played tonight!! If they play like this in the playoffs I have faith!!

:thumbsup Tonight was a huge win for us, I can't wait for the playoffs!

Brohan_Santana 03-19-2012 11:40 PM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Good win for Caps today

DMBCubs25 03-20-2012 12:07 AM

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^^Your team sucks and looked like complete and utter trash last night, missing the playoffs is inevitable.

DMBCubs25 03-20-2012 12:19 AM

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Oh and I guess an lollerleafs is in order as well. 8-0?!?!

bonzo48280 03-20-2012 03:17 AM

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that Rangers Devils brawl was retarded. Staged fighting is why the NHL can never be on the same stage as the other three sports, and it ruins the game. Fucking stupid.

TMoore4075 03-20-2012 09:24 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Well won't need to worry about staying up late for playoff games. You can't show up in the 2nd period. Also sucks that they made a comeback and the winning goal shouldn't have been. Aucoin tripped Quincey and that's how he was open. Didn't do it on purpsoe but a penalty never the less. If this was Feb I'd be ok but with 9-10 games left it's gonna be hard to get it going soon enough to make a run. :-/

dduncan6er 03-20-2012 09:28 AM

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Brian Burke has to be fired soon, right? If the Panthers make the playoffs this year the Leafs will be the only team in the NHL that hasn't made they playoffs since the lock out.

s0628711 03-20-2012 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13444993)
that Rangers Devils brawl was retarded. Staged fighting is why the NHL can never be on the same stage as the other three sports, and it ruins the game. Fucking stupid.

Yeah, it was over the top. But staged? I dk about that. These two teams have been at eachothers' necks all season on the ice. Rangers, who have been the more physical team all year, got pushed around the last few games against the devils. It was just a torts wake up call. From everything I heard he was furious at deboer for sending his bruisers out and wanted someone to take charge of the game early.

dduncan6er 03-20-2012 09:34 AM

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It was definitely staged. Fights off the face off like that are always staged. Sure its both teams trying to send a message but its 100% staged when you see guys drop em like that when the puck drops. With that being said I have no problem with it because it was very entertaining.

~Crashintome89~ 03-20-2012 09:50 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonzo48280 (Post 13444993)
that Rangers Devils brawl was retarded. Staged fighting is why the NHL can never be on the same stage as the other three sports, and it ruins the game. Fucking stupid.

Disagree here. If it was one fight, I'd tend to agree, but when it's three, in Mid-March no less? That's awesome. Entertaining. Shows you how much these guys care right now.

wampa3 03-20-2012 10:04 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13445111)
Disagree here. If it was one fight, I'd tend to agree, but when it's three, in Mid-March no less? That's awesome. Entertaining. Shows you how much these guys care right now.

This. We aren't talking about a meaningless fight with 3 minutes left in an 8-1 game. Stuff like that has little to no meaning. This was a power move by the Devils and Torts rebutted by sending out his tough guys. They fed off the emotions of their coaches there and set the tone for the game. Stuff like this separates hockey from the "Three big sports" for a good reason. To be honest though, i think the NBA and NHL are on a pretty even in regards to popularity.

cry_minarets458 03-20-2012 11:31 AM

Re: NHL 2011/2012 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13442454)
The NHL is also more than Crosby. He's one of the best no doubt but there a lot of quality players on every team and even on his team. The league and the media want to make him like a Jordan but the NHL is not the NBA. One player does not carry a team. As proven by the Pens Cup win. Crosby had 1 goal in 7 games in the Finals.


When he is retired and sitting in the press box they'll zoom in on him for his reaction for some 19 year old kids first goal for the opposing team.

I agree with everything you said. I am a Penguins fan, and yes, the NHL is trying to make him the face of the franchise. However, hockey is one of the ultimate team sports as proven by the most recent 10 game winning streak of the Pens. I think 8 games were done without Crosby. Hell, this season was practically without him, and we'd honestly be in first place had the Rangers not been so BAMF this year.
Quote:

Originally Posted by bibby1044 (Post 13443901)
Did you have to pay? I figured out if I got that NHL thing online to watch them I still wouldnt be able to watch them because they have to be blacked out here which is just stupid.

Nope, I didn't pay. there's various streaming websites out there that will do it for free, though illegal. :lol

~Crashintome89~ 03-20-2012 11:38 AM

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Literally, after every Pens goal on Sunday they showed Crosby on the bench. Who gives a flying waffle?

cry_minarets458 03-20-2012 11:42 AM

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and in those finals, he only had 3 points. that's even more interesting, i feel.

cry_minarets458 03-20-2012 11:44 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 13445332)
Literally, after every Pens goal on Sunday they showed Crosby on the bench. Who gives a flying waffle?

Personally, I don't care outside of the fact that my team is now healthy. Letang is back and so is Crosby. I do think the Sid Cam was over-the-top, but as they are trying to make him the face of teh NHL, they're going to do things like that.

TMoore4075 03-20-2012 11:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cry_minarets458 (Post 13445345)
and in those finals, he only had 3 points. that's even more interesting, i feel.

Staal and Talbot were the heroes.

cry_minarets458 03-20-2012 11:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 13445352)
Staal and Talbot were the heroes.

Yup, I miss Talbot. I followed him in the AHL (my parents had season tickets for the WBS Penguins). He was one of my favorites for the WBS/Pitt Pens. It kills me to see that he's a Flyer, but I'm so happy for him. I'm glad he got paid and I'm really glad he went to an organization that really, really wanted him. If there's one person that scores a goal on the Pens, I really hope it's him every time.

s0628711 03-20-2012 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13445138)
This. We aren't talking about a meaningless fight with 3 minutes left in an 8-1 game. Stuff like that has little to no meaning. This was a power move by the Devils and Torts rebutted by sending out his tough guys. They fed off the emotions of their coaches there and set the tone for the game. Stuff like this separates hockey from the "Three big sports" for a good reason. To be honest though, i think the NBA and NHL are on a pretty even in regards to popularity.

I agree with everything except the end. The NHL is nowhere near as popular as the NBA. Chinese people have probably need watched a hockey game but they love the NBA. N/r.

TMoore4075 03-20-2012 12:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by s0628711 (Post 13445378)
I agree with everything except the end. The NHL is nowhere near as popular as the NBA. Chinese people have probably need watched a hockey game but they love the NBA. N/r.

yeah. Maybe in terms of people in the arena but in terms of viewership I don't think so. Let's be honest you need more knowledge of hockey than you do of basketball to watch it.

s0628711 03-20-2012 12:21 PM

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Well, the NBA is on TNT, ESPN, and ABC on a weekly basis. The NHL has NBCSports/NBC and no other nationally televised games.

TMoore4075 03-20-2012 01:24 PM

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Wings are beyond screwed. Now Howard is day to day again with a groin injury.

cry_minarets458 03-20-2012 01:36 PM

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PS jersey shopping is so goddamn frustrating.

~Crashintome89~ 03-20-2012 01:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cry_minarets458 (Post 13445350)
Personally, I don't care outside of the fact that my team is now healthy. Letang is back and so is Crosby. I do think the Sid Cam was over-the-top, but as they are trying to make him the face of teh NHL, they're going to do things like that.

They've been doing it for six years now and no one gives a shit--pardon my French.

Someone put it best--the media and the NHL has saturated Crosby to no end by saying how great he is--actually overhyping him, that when he does something fantastic, everyone just simply expects it out of him. There is no wow factor from him.

On the other hand, Ovechkin was different. He was seemingly more explosive, more marketable, despite the fact that he'll never win anything in his NHL career nor be the best player in the NHL.

I like Crosby, don't get me wrong. But personally, a lot of the heat he receives comes from the fact that the NHL has done such a fantastic job in shoving him down our throats when no one wants that. I understand they needed their own "Michael Jordan" after the lockout, but now that they have their own network, plus NBC Sports--they have the whole league to shine.

unccrombie 03-20-2012 02:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cry_minarets458 (Post 13445714)
PS jersey shopping is so goddamn frustrating.

i can never find one. plus my favorite number is 11. mark messier be damned

wampa3 03-20-2012 02:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cry_minarets458 (Post 13445714)
PS jersey shopping is so goddamn frustrating.

what do you mean?

Speaking of jerseys, just picked myself an old Lemieux sweater on borntrade. Pretty sweet. My only complaint is that it seems extra long for the size I got (50). I'm not a tall guy though. Definitely a little on the big side compared to others I have.

http://borntradejerseys.com/product/Pro2073.Html

lockman21 03-20-2012 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13445866)
what do you mean?

Speaking of jerseys, just picked myself an old Lemieux sweater on borntrade. Pretty sweet. My only complaint is that it seems extra long for the size I got (50). I'm not a tall guy though. Definitely a little on the big side compared to others I have.

http://borntradejerseys.com/product/Pro2073.Html

I've never bought from there, but without clicking the link, I'm assuming by the fact that you ordered a # size (50), that's a fake/Chinese online jersey store?

cry_minarets458 03-20-2012 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13445866)
what do you mean?

It's just hard deciding what to pursue, what's real, etc. Like, for example, I just bought a 2008-2009 Malkin Third jersey. I believe it to be legit, it has all the right tags from Mellon Arena. But, since I'm a perfectionist, I'm not happy with the customization. I assume it was done by the Penguins team store or whoever handles it, but the letters look a bit too small compared to the on-ice versions from that season. I'd like to just figure out who does the lettering for the actual game worn jerseys and see if they can fix it for me.

Another note on why it's frustrating, at least for me, is the differences between the jerseys the past few years. The Edge 1.0 v The Edge 2.0 v this year's Edge 2.0 with the wordmark on the back. This years retail version is a lesser quality than the previous seasons' 2.0s, and those are a completely different feel than the 1.0s from 2008.


It's just frustrating deciding what I want, where to find it, etc.

wampa3 03-20-2012 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 13446185)
I've never bought from there, but without clicking the link, I'm assuming by the fact that you ordered a # size (50), that's a fake/Chinese online jersey store?

Oh yeah, definitely, and I wouldn't have it any other way. At least for the penguins (I'm assuming its somewhat of a league standard), the quality of the "official" jerseys they sell at the arena or Dick's or whatever sports store, is completely sub-par and doesn't come close to the quality that you get with the Chinese knock-offs.

For example, all of the letters and decals on the "official" jerseys are glued on and have printed on stitching while the knock-offs are legitimately embroidered, stitched, and uses good fabrics. From my experience, Born Trade produces some very high quality stuff, for a fifth of the price. I've also failed to notice any differences when comparing them to the ones the players are wearing.

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Originally Posted by cry_minarets458 (Post 13446258)
It's just hard deciding what to pursue, what's real, etc. Like, for example, I just bought a 2008-2009 Malkin Third jersey. I believe it to be legit, it has all the right tags from Mellon Arena. But, since I'm a perfectionist, I'm not happy with the customization. I assume it was done by the Penguins team store or whoever handles it, but the letters look a bit too small compared to the on-ice versions from that season. I'd like to just figure out who does the lettering for the actual game worn jerseys and see if they can fix it for me.

Another note on why it's frustrating, at least for me, is the differences between the jerseys the past few years. The Edge 1.0 v The Edge 2.0 v this year's Edge 2.0 with the wordmark on the back. This years retail version is a lesser quality than the previous seasons' 2.0s, and those are a completely different feel than the 1.0s from 2008.


It's just frustrating deciding what I want, where to find it, etc.

I see what you mean, that's why I always just settle with the cheaper knock-offs cause I refuse to play the $150 for a jersey that might not even be what I'm looking for anyways.

If you're interested in Penguins stuff, Steel-Town Memorabilia is great and sells top-notch merch. Most of the jerseys he sells are autographed to boot. Picked up a signed Orpik away jersey from him for $100, COA and all. Here's the link to his eBay page. He does regular public signing sessions with a lot of the Pittsburgh athletes throughout the year.

http://stores.ebay.com/Steel-Town-Memorabilia

cry_minarets458 03-20-2012 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by wampa3 (Post 13446362)
I see what you mean, that's why I always just settle with the cheaper knock-offs cause I refuse to play the $150 for a jersey that might not even be what I'm looking for anyways.

If you're interested in Penguins stuff, Steel-Town Memorabilia is great and sells top-notch merch. Most of the jerseys he sells are autographed to boot. Picked up a signed Orpik away jersey from him for $100, COA and all. Here's the link to his eBay page. He does regular public signing sessions with a lot of the Pittsburgh athletes throughout the year.

http://stores.ebay.com/Steel-Town-Memorabilia

Yeah, I saw taht. I was eyeing up the Talbot third jersey, but, even though it's authentic, the lettering and numbers aren't correct. The numbers are too small adn the letters are too chubby.

There's a shop in Illinois that does great work, so I'm trying to see how my Orpik jersey turns out from there. I just don't know if I'm getting this year's 2.0 or last year's 2.0. It's such a headache. :( I also know of the shop that does the lettering for the actual game worn blackhawks jersey, so i'm just trying to find the Pens one. Such. A. Headache.


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