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aeroshady 11-02-2017 10:59 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Reality check for the NY Rangers tonight. A win against a good Lightening team would go a long way in releasing some of the tension and pressure on AV and the team. A loss and we will be speculating and expecting a coaching change announcement. Should be interesting to see.

Roose13 11-02-2017 11:12 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16924835)
Score did not reflect how good the Flyers/Hawks game was. Both goalies were solid, Crawford got the shutout while Elliot played great but a bad bounce to a waiting Hawk cost him one goal with Anisimov cashing a PP goal, the goal by Toews undressed him and made him look silly on a breakaway (the only legit goal so to speak) and then an empty netter by Debrincat sealed the deal at 3-0. Poor damn Flyers getting even more banged up when Gudas had to leave making Philly play with 5 defensemen. Still great game, both teams (specifically the goalies) played damn good!

I didn't get a chance to watch much of the game (we had the World Series on in the office last night). They're a super fast team, but still some of the same defensive problems loom. At least now most of it can be blamed on youth and not a lack of talent.

Lcsulla 11-02-2017 04:51 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 16925059)
I didn't get a chance to watch much of the game (we had the World Series on in the office last night). They're a super fast team, but still some of the same defensive problems loom. At least now most of it can be blamed on youth and not a lack of talent.

You missed a really good game man. Elliot and Crawford were dueling each making highlight reel type saves in key spots - especially on the PK's. Crawford stopped 35 out of 35 while Elliot stopped 32 out of 34 and got unlucky because he actually did make a nice save to block the initial shot but it literally skipped right to a waiting Anisimov who basically just tapped it in. Provorov looked really solid as well and I think you guys lost a little momentum when a shot hit Simmonds in the leg and he never looked right after that - seemed slower, less lethal with the puck and more hesitant to crash the net than I am used to seeing him.

Lcsulla 11-02-2017 04:53 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dpduke5173 (Post 16924966)
Was great to see Toews looking like his old self on that breakaway. Hope that gets him going.

Males two of us - for the first say three games the Toews, Panik, Saad combo was amazing to watch.

kev87lads 11-03-2017 12:16 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Good bounce back win.

aeroshady 11-03-2017 09:25 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Rangers north managed to beat the Rangers south last night in front of a home crowd.

fonzz41 11-03-2017 10:35 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Varly made 57 saves last night, and Avs personalities canít stop talking about how great it is. And yes, itís an amazing feat, and also cool to see Varly playing well...

But guys, letís not gloss over the fact that the Avs - while MUCH improved - allowed SIXTY shots on net last night. SIXTY. Against the HURRICANES.

And whatís crazy is I consider their defense to be MUCH better than it was last season.

TMoore4075 11-03-2017 10:42 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16925845)
Varly made 57 saves last night, and Avs personalities canít stop talking about how great it is. And yes, itís an amazing feat, and also cool to see Varly playing well...

But guys, letís not gloss over the fact that the Avs - while MUCH improved - allowed SIXTY shots on net last night. SIXTY. Against the HURRICANES.

And whatís crazy is I consider their defense to be MUCH better than it was last season.

Was this a triple OT game? Did they suspend regular season OT rules last night just for this game? That's the only reason you should ever give up 60 shots.

fonzz41 11-03-2017 10:48 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16925863)
Was this a triple OT game? Did they suspend regular season OT rules last night just for this game? That's the only reason you should ever give up 60 shots.



And the Avs still won 5-3!

Brohan_Santana 11-03-2017 10:49 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
My god, the Caps have a loooonnggg way to go to be a competitive playoff team

TheLastPig 11-03-2017 11:31 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Pens finally at least get points on the second night of a back to back and played a good game. Now 0-4-1 on those. Jarry looked solid last night. Have to think he stays up the rest of the year.

Just an absolute joke theyve had 5 through the first month. And still have 13 more to go.

aeroshady 11-03-2017 11:51 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16925912)
Pens finally at least get points on the second night of a back to back and played a good game. Now 0-4-1 on those. Jarry looked solid last night. Have to think he stays up the rest of the year.

Just an absolute joke theyve had 5 through the first month. And still have 13 more to go.

Must be really tough being the defending back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions. Hopefully the Pens won't have to be burdened with that next season.


:monkey

TheLastPig 11-03-2017 11:55 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 16925956)
Must be really tough being the defending back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions. Hopefully the Pens won't have to be burdened with that next season.


:monkey

:lol I know youre just giving me a hard time, but theres no way any team under any circumstance should have to deal with that, even if they missed the playoffs the year before.

TMoore4075 11-03-2017 11:58 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16925964)
:lol I know youre just giving me a hard time, but theres no way any team under any circumstance should have to deal with that, even if they missed the playoffs the year before.

Imagine if there was an Olympic break.

Lcsulla 11-03-2017 12:24 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 16925718)
Good bounce back win.

Was great for me too, happy for you guys. Made the past two days a 4 point swing in the Central!

Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16925845)
Varly made 57 saves last night, and Avs personalities canít stop talking about how great it is. And yes, itís an amazing feat, and also cool to see Varly playing well...

But guys, letís not gloss over the fact that the Avs - while MUCH improved - allowed SIXTY shots on net last night. SIXTY. Against the HURRICANES.

And whatís crazy is I consider their defense to be MUCH better than it was last season.

No, their defense needs some help but otherwise that team looks pretty solid to me. Maybe they are not playoff caliber just yet and Duchene probably gets moved (would be great for CO to get a three way deadline deal done that lands them a top tier D Man) but I believe they can certainly play spoiler to even the best of teams. Last week against the Hawks I saw how solid their O and goaltending was in that win but their D still needs some help to take them from a middle of the pack team to a playoff team.

fonzz41 11-03-2017 01:36 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16926021)
No, their defense needs some help but otherwise that team looks pretty solid to me. Maybe they are not playoff caliber just yet and Duchene probably gets moved (would be great for CO to get a three way deadline deal done that lands them a top tier D Man) but I believe they can certainly play spoiler to even the best of teams. Last week against the Hawks I saw how solid their O and goaltending was in that win but their D still needs some help to take them from a middle of the pack team to a playoff team.

Who knows, they may be knocking on the door for the playoffs. But yeah, not prepared for a deep run. Even so, this team finally has an identity and are playing with a lot of confidence. Their run-and-gun style will lead to high shot totals against, but at least they're owning it. Bednar's done a great job with a young team that he actually got to select this year (Part of the disaster of last year was him trying to run a fast-tempo system while being stuck with guys like Jarome Iginla and Francois Beauchemin on the team).

I hope they can move Duchene soon, for everyone's sake. I know Sakic isn't in a hurry, and so far his patience and small tweak moves have been mostly positive, but it will be best to move the guy. Duchene started off strong, but has tailed off the last handful of games and looks a little checked out. I'm not seeing that fire from him that was always such a huge part of his game.

JRS1386 11-03-2017 02:41 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by Brohan_Santana (Post 16925871)
My god, the Caps have a loooonnggg way to go to be a competitive playoff team

Thank god the playoffs are forever away

Lcsulla 11-03-2017 11:03 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Ovi going to get some shit for this one I think:


Quote:

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says he isn't trying to make a political statement by voicing his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election.

Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday, saying that he's starting "a social movement called Putin Team. Ovechkin added that he has never hidden his feelings about Putin and has "always supported him openly."

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/2...vladimir-putin

TMoore4075 11-04-2017 09:17 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Duchesne was close to going to Ott it sounds like. Would have been a 3 team deal with Nashville as well.

fonzz41 11-04-2017 11:50 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16926755)
Duchesne was close to going to Ott it sounds like. Would have been a 3 team deal with Nashville as well.



At this point: yawn.

mr.MikeD 11-04-2017 01:12 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Oilers remembered how to score, look out! (I hope)

lockman21 11-04-2017 05:37 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16926755)
Duchesne was close to going to Ott it sounds like. Would have been a 3 team deal with Nashville as well.

Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16926784)
At this point: yawn.

Seriously, yawn.

I'm so over the speculation and "insiders" that "break" these things. They're reporting, if you want to call it that, on speculation and hearsay. I get that there's an appetite for that nowadays, but that doesn't mean it's the right thing or the best thing.

Dreger essentially killed this trade. People saying "that's his job" like it's defendable. To a certain extent, I get it. He has a boss, this is what the people want, whatever. I just don't get the need for this. What difference does it really make if we know an hour before it actually happens? It's like a bunch of crack addicts. Honestly.

Wake me up when something actually happens. Not this "sources say" nonsense.

fonzz41 11-04-2017 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16926871)
Seriously, yawn.



I'm so over the speculation and "insiders" that "break" these things. They're reporting, if you want to call it that, on speculation and hearsay. I get that there's an appetite for that nowadays, but that doesn't mean it's the right thing or the best thing.



Dreger essentially killed this trade. People saying "that's his job" like it's defendable. To a certain extent, I get it. He has a boss, this is what the people want, whatever. I just don't get the need for this. What difference does it really make if we know an hour before it actually happens? It's like a bunch of crack addicts. Honestly.



Wake me up when something actually happens. Not this "sources say" nonsense.



Totes. A later tweet from Dreger talked about how damaging it can be to a relationship between player and team when news of these failed trades break.

Me: ...

~Crashintome89~ 11-04-2017 10:56 PM

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good game, Matty.

TheLastPig 11-04-2017 11:34 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Hockey porn. Pass me the lube.


https://twitter.com/penguins/status/926997502959804416

BotheLaneFan 11-04-2017 11:42 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Golden Knights are the best franchise ever again. (I need a goalie to get healthy. Idc who.)

Lcsulla 11-04-2017 11:58 PM

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If Corey Crawford is not one of the players of the week something is wrong. Wednesday night against Philly and tonight against Minnesota he earned 2 shutouts making highlight reel saves on all 59 shots against him. He is just in the zone!

aeroshady 11-05-2017 12:02 AM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
Rangers have won 3 in a row! Woo! Two in OT, so who knows if things are really better.

fonzz41 11-05-2017 12:05 PM

Re: The NHL Thread (Penns are garage league champs)
 
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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16926997)
good game, Matty.


Back at ya. If anything, the Avs are a fun team to watch now.

Flyers defense is set up to be reallllly good for a long time.

lockman21 11-05-2017 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16927004)

Of course Phil falls down :lol


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