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TheLastPig 04-11-2018 11:24 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Happy playoff day everyone!!

LGP 3elieve

Brohan_Santana 04-11-2018 11:36 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 17060034)
I donít love how the Caps donít have a clear #1 goalie going into this thing. Barry Trotz says itís a blessing. But my experience with this says itís gonna make for short leashes and nervous goalies. Fun.

Maybe Holtby will have a loose butthole when he finally gets his shot

Brohan_Santana 04-11-2018 11:38 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 17060285)
3elieve

T-bagging to believe?

Climb2safety 04-11-2018 11:42 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
I think the Flyers have been saving all their wins vs the Pens for this series.

JRS1386 04-11-2018 12:07 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
I hope 3elieve isn’t a real thing

kev87lads 04-11-2018 12:14 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
^ It totally is. They have banners (yay Caps!) and all saying as much.

Roose13 04-11-2018 12:17 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
That’s so stupid

barbogast 04-11-2018 12:32 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Climb2safety (Post 17060263)
I think itís a good thing. Grubauer win the job and is playing great. They guys are skating hard in front of him.

Braden is thereí if you need him. Pushes both guys to be their best.

Itís nit like a QB in the NFL type situation where 2 means none. These guys know if they have an off night they could get pulled. It they were that mentally fragile theyíd be in a different job. These guys are pros and have been dealing with this since they were mites. Itís called being a goalie.

Bottom line, its whats best for the team. Holtby, ready if called upon sounds great to me.

I tend to think that goalies in hockey are very similar to QBs in football. Especially in the playoffs. You mention mental fragility. I think this becomes a huge factor when talking about playoff goaltending. As much as you want to be on top of your game, you know that one mistake or a bad goal might mean coach decides to go with the Vezina winner riding the bench. As a goalie who is brand new to the NHL playoffs, I think this might effect Grubauer.

To be clear, Iím not saying I think going with Grubauer is the wrong choice here. Iím just saying that Trotz openly discussing having two number one goalies and taking the role of starter on a game by game basis may have negative effects on his goalies. As a goalie, you wanna have the confidence that even if you make a mistake, you know that coach will stick with you.

And then we get to the question of how long should Trotzís leash be with his guys.

Iím just saying that the two number goalie thing essentially never works out in NHL playoffs. I have no reason to think it will here. I think Trotz shouldíve said ďweíre going with Gruby, thatís our guyĒ and left it at that. But he waxed poetic about one game at a time and being blessed with two elite goalies. Iím just cautious about that approach. Iím not a believer in it.

barbogast 04-11-2018 12:34 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JRS1386 (Post 17060334)
I hope 3elieve isnít a real thing

Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 17060344)
^ It totally is. They have banners (yay Caps!) and all saying as much.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 17060348)
Thatís so stupid

At least Pens fans just got a lot easier to make fun of

aeroshady 04-11-2018 12:39 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 17060253)
Boo this man!

Booooooooo!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 17060270)
This is an awful choice. You have disappointed many. Shame. :banned

:)

:lol Sorry guys. Barbs I won't be upset if the Caps win the Cup this year! Besides, if they do I can always claim it was because the Rangers didn't play them ;)

Climb2safety 04-11-2018 12:41 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 17060382)
I tend to think that goalies in hockey are very similar to QBs in football. Especially in the playoffs. You mention mental fragility. I think this becomes a huge factor when talking about playoff goaltending. As much as you want to be on top of your game, you know that one mistake or a bad goal might mean coach decides to go with the Vezina winner riding the bench. As a goalie who is brand new to the NHL playoffs, I think this might effect Grubauer.

To be clear, Iím not saying I think going with Grubauer is the wrong choice here. Iím just saying that Trotz openly discussing having two number one goalies and taking the role of starter on a game by game basis may have negative effects on his goalies. As a goalie, you wanna have the confidence that even if you make a mistake, you know that coach will stick with you.

And then we get to the question of how long should Trotzís leash be with his guys.

Iím just saying that the two number goalie thing essentially never works out in NHL playoffs. I have no reason to think it will here. I think Trotz shouldíve said ďweíre going with Gruby, thatís our guyĒ and left it at that. But he waxed poetic about one game at a time and being blessed with two elite goalies. Iím just cautious about that approach. Iím not a believer in it.

I think I every goalie going into the playoffs has this pressure on them and knows with an off night they could get the hook. Hockey goalies are as different breed when it comes to mental toughness.

And do we really have two #1s? I thought Grub was named starter so thatís that.

In the Caps case, Groubauer has kind of had this pressure down the stretch and has performed really good. Plus, being honest, if (when) the Caps struggle and lose I donít think it will be on the goalie.

Trotz had to go with him, it was almost a no brainer. Competition obviously brings out the best in athletes so I think it makes both guys sharper overall.

And again, Holtby ainít a bad backup plan if needed. Which could be for injury or if we struggle and need a spark.

jrkarger 04-11-2018 12:44 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 17060344)
^ It totally is. They have banners (yay Caps!) and all saying as much.

Was not aware of this being a thing.

Pics or links or it didnít happen

EDIT: I stand corrected. https://www.nhl.com/penguins/news/fa...ht/c-297605208

Siiigh

TheLastPig 04-11-2018 12:45 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
lol you can make fun of 3elieve when your team wins back to backs and comes up with a better catch phrase.


It is a little corny, but ive seen much worse.

TheLastPig 04-11-2018 12:45 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrkarger (Post 17060406)
Was not aware of this being a thing.

Pics or links or it didnít happen

Just look at the Pens instagram or twitter, youll see it.

Brohan_Santana 04-11-2018 12:46 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 17055292)
Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge anyone?

https://bracketchallenge.nhl.com/leagues/ants-marching

Password is ricofata. Tried for rooseisadick but it wouldn't allow the word dick.

Bumping on new page for last call on behalf of our token Wings fan

kev87lads 04-11-2018 12:47 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrkarger (Post 17060406)
Was not aware of this being a thing.

Pics or links or it didnít happen

https://twitter.com/johnborukNBCS/st...01358078955520

jrkarger 04-11-2018 12:48 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 17060412)
Just look at the Pens instagram or twitter, youll see it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 17060421)

See my edit

Brohan_Santana 04-11-2018 12:50 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 17060421)

More dumb that Caps Rock the Red - at least the Caps beat the Pens in marketing

jrkarger 04-11-2018 12:52 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
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Originally Posted by Brohan_Santana (Post 17060426)
More dumb that Caps Rock the Red - at least the Caps beat the Pens in marketing

Caps should definitely make a banner for having better banners

JRS1386 04-11-2018 12:55 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
This is the town who was trying to build a stairway to 7 so I am not surprised

Brohan_Santana 04-11-2018 12:55 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrkarger (Post 17060431)
Caps should definitely make a banner for having better banners

I'd fly that Banner :thumbsup

barbogast 04-11-2018 12:56 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 17060409)
lol you can make fun of 3elieve when your team wins back to backs and comes up with a better catch phrase.


It is a little corny, but ive seen much worse.

Oh we can totally make fun of it

You better 3elieve that

barbogast 04-11-2018 12:56 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrkarger (Post 17060431)
Caps should definitely make a banner for having better banners

This is already a banner they win annually. No need to gloat.

jrkarger 04-11-2018 01:01 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brohan_Santana (Post 17060441)
I'd fly that Banner :thumbsup

I have no doubt :lol :thumbsup

Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 17060443)
This is already a banner they win annually. No need to gloat.

:lol :lol

CrushB610 04-11-2018 01:10 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 17060409)
lol you can make fun of 3elieve when your team wins back to backs and comes up with a better catch phrase.


It is a little corny, but ive seen much worse.

This is the most Pittsburgh sports fan response i've ever seen.

TheLastPig 04-11-2018 01:26 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CrushB610 (Post 17060465)
This is the most Pittsburgh sports fan response i've ever seen.

Winning back to back Stanley cups, very Pittsburgh sports! Youíre right!

barbogast 04-11-2018 01:36 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
TLP, it’s a terrible catch phrase. Sorry man, it just is

Dramageek 04-11-2018 01:40 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 17060494)
Winning back to back Stanley cups, very Pittsburgh sports! Youíre right!

:lol Iím sorry our teams have been winning so much we have to come up with (admittedly terrible) catchphrases!

TMoore4075 04-11-2018 01:53 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs! 3elieve!)
 
That's a bad one and that's coming from a Wings fans who had some bad ones. My superstition wouldn't allow me to put 3 anywhere in there if my team was going for 3.

Roose13 04-11-2018 01:53 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Avs are in the playoffs!)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 17060409)
lol you can make fun of 3elieve when your team wins back to backs and comes up with a better catch phrase.


It is a little corny, but ive seen much worse.

I think the Broadstreet Bullies is a way cooler nickname than 3elieve is a slogan... so I guess we have that going for us, which is nice.


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