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Rebecca De Mornay 03-25-2014 04:54 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
yeah guys let's talk about how hard it is watching our teams lose in the playoffs and who has it worse :lol

~Crashintome89~ 03-25-2014 04:55 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
The Pens worst decision was getting rid of Staal. I understand that he wanted to play with his brother, but the return they got for him has not panned out. The Pens were deadly with those three down the center.

TMoore4075 03-25-2014 04:56 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216447)
well i'm glad you think so, because with the way the pens are constructed, the stars have to carry the team

and if you hadn't noticed, it's been 3 years since fleury, crosby, malkin or letang have actually showed up to play in the playoffs

edit: 4 for crosby and malkin, as they were out against the lightning

In saying that, I do hope the Red Wings face them if they make the playoffs. I think they match up better against the Pens than Bruins. They would need Zetterberg back though, cause he always plays well against Crosby.

bonzo48280 03-25-2014 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 15216403)
Jesus, you people need to lighten up. Just having some fun trolling.


Not allowed.

barbogast 03-25-2014 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216461)
:lol:lol ok ok

but what makes it more painful is that i've SEEN this team do it before (penguins)...nothing but let downs since

All I have is let downs. Every year my Caps find the most embarrassing ways to be eliminated from the playoffs

hailtopitt 03-25-2014 04:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 15216465)
The Pens worst decision was getting rid of Staal. I understand that he wanted to play with his brother, but the return they got for him has not panned out. The Pens were deadly with those three down the center.

no doubt, but there was no keeping him...pens offered him more money than the hurricanes signed him for...they couldn't go any higher with their cap situation

it's actually amazing what shero got back in that deal considering carolina knew the situation

bradshaw06 03-25-2014 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216428)
it's much easier to "create" when you're out there with crosby every time

i'm just saying, you need guys like tanner glass especially, and adams to some degree, to win a cup

gibbons and megna do not belong on an NHL roster, at all...they've got heart and work ethic, i'll give them that...but that's all they have

and i agree about the minutes argument, but that's on bylsma, he better learn that it's ok to match lines, especially at home, or we're fucked

we have better versions of glass and adams though. Adams has some of the worst corsi numbers, both even strength and on the pk in the entire league. Glass isnt too far behind. Our pk is was great with Staal and Cooke and Dupuis, I think it can survive with Adams and Glass. I just dont understand the need to put him out there to defend a one goal lead.

hailtopitt 03-25-2014 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 15216467)
In saying that, I do hope the Red Wings face them if they make the playoffs. I think they match up better against the Pens than Bruins. They would need Zetterberg back though, cause he always plays well against Crosby.

no thanks, zetterberg can stay out!

i want nothing to do with the wings in the playoffs

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15216473)
All I have is let downs. Every year my Caps find the most embarrassing ways to be eliminated from the playoffs

:lol when you're right, you're right

~Crashintome89~ 03-25-2014 04:59 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216474)
no doubt, but there was no keeping him...pens offered him more money than the hurricanes signed him for...they couldn't go any higher with their cap situation

it's actually amazing what shero got back in that deal considering carolina knew the situation

True. But I wonder if the Pens would have risked keeping him for that final year for one more shot at the Cup.

I mean let's face it, the Pens are a great destination for free agents. The only problem they would have attracting is the salary cap, but I'm sure there would be a few willing veterans who would take a price cut to play with Crosby and Malkin--actually have a shot at the Cup.

bradshaw06 03-25-2014 04:59 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216447)
well i'm glad you think so, because with the way the pens are constructed, the stars have to carry the team

and if you hadn't noticed, it's been 3 years since fleury, crosby, malkin or letang have actually showed up to play in the playoffs

edit: 4 for crosby and malkin, as they were out against the lightning

pretty much this entirely.

TMoore4075 03-25-2014 05:00 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15216473)
All I have is let downs. Every year my Caps find the most embarrassing ways to be eliminated from the playoffs

How many times have they blown a 3-1 or 2-0 lead? Can find the 3-1 series lead as 4 times. I thought they had the Pens in 2009.

Rebecca De Mornay 03-25-2014 05:00 PM

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pens fans, of the potential eastern conf playoff teams who do you most want to play in the first round? i just feel like you guys keep saying i dont wan to play them :lol

hailtopitt 03-25-2014 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 15216475)
we have better versions of glass and adams though. Adams has some of the worst corsi numbers, both even strength and on the pk in the entire league. Glass isnt too far behind. Our pk is was great with Staal and Cooke and Dupuis, I think it can survive with Adams and Glass. I just dont understand the need to put him out there to defend a one goal lead.

don't forget tyler kennedy for those few years too

i hear what you're saying, but the alternative is to have literally NO grit or tenacity in the lineup...they need the little they have IMO...adams, ok fine get him off the ice, but not glass too...imagine how many shots the pens would be giving up every game with no glass out there

bradshaw06 03-25-2014 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216487)
don't forget tyler kennedy for those few years too

i hear what you're saying, but the alternative is to have literally NO grit or tenacity in the lineup...they need the little they have IMO...adams, ok fine get him off the ice, but not glass too...imagine how many shots the pens would be giving up every game with no glass out there

but adams has no grit. glass will hit someone after the puck is gone. the only reason glass blocks so many shots is because neither he nor adams can get the puck out of the zone.

hailtopitt 03-25-2014 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 15216481)
True. But I wonder if the Pens would have risked keeping him for that final year for one more shot at the Cup.

I mean let's face it, the Pens are a great destination for free agents. The only problem they would have attracting is the salary cap, but I'm sure there would be a few willing veterans who would take a price cut to play with Crosby and Malkin--actually have a shot at the Cup.

truth

i do miss staal when i see the pens go stagnant...he was perfect for that team

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 15216483)
pretty much this entirely.

:thumbsup and it's not happening...not recently anyway

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Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15216485)
pens fans, of the potential eastern conf playoff teams who do you most want to play in the first round? i just feel like you guys keep saying i dont wan to play them :lol

i'd love to see anyone except philly or boston specifically...i just think the wings are an awful matchup for anyone, not to mention that babcock would out-coach the shit out of bylsma

barbogast 03-25-2014 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 15216484)
How many times have they blown a 3-1 or 2-0 lead? Can find the 3-1 series lead as 4 times. I thought they had the Pens in 2009.

Between the blown series leads and the game 7 melts, it's ugly. Caps have a terrible game 7 record as a franchise, and I'm sure they hold the league lead for most blown 3-1 series leads. I can think of at least 4 off the top of my head and there might be more. It's happened twice since Ovie came on board

bradshaw06 03-25-2014 05:04 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15216485)
pens fans, of the potential eastern conf playoff teams who do you most want to play in the first round? i just feel like you guys keep saying i dont wan to play them :lol

The caps, they've shown they can beat the caps and not lose their cool.

hailtopitt 03-25-2014 05:04 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 15216495)
but adams has no grit. glass will hit someone after the puck is gone. the only reason glass blocks so many shots is because neither he nor adams can get the puck out of the zone.

ehh agree to disagree, i think the alternative to having those guys out is worse than having them in

you make great points, but how do they fix it? i can't guy that more ice time for gibbons and megna is the answer

barbogast 03-25-2014 05:04 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay (Post 15216485)
pens fans, of the potential eastern conf playoff teams who do you most want to play in the first round? i just feel like you guys keep saying i dont wan to play them :lol

Washington, obviously

~Crashintome89~ 03-25-2014 05:04 PM

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Simmonds on NYR: "If we play them in the playoffs, they’re going to definitely know what the Philadelphia Flyers are bringing to the table.”

This team is oozing with confidence. I love it.

bradshaw06 03-25-2014 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216496)
truth

i do miss staal when i see the pens go stagnant...he was perfect for that team



:thumbsup and it's not happening...not recently anyway



i'd love to see anyone except philly or boston specifically...i just think the wings are an awful matchup for anyone, not to mention that babcock would out-coach the shit out of bylsma

hell, berube has been outcoaching bylsma. dude needs to go.

hailtopitt 03-25-2014 05:06 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 15216504)
hell, berube has been outcoaching bylsma. dude needs to go.

i mean anything short of a cup appearance, if not a win, and he's probably gone anyway

TMoore4075 03-25-2014 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15216500)
Washington, obviously

Yeah...my god. Poor Caps have to look at the Pens coming in a playoff series and think ah shit. The Blues had that with the Wings. Wings beat them in 96, 97, 98 and 2002.

bradshaw06 03-25-2014 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216499)
ehh agree to disagree, i think the alternative to having those guys out is worse than having them in

you make great points, but how do they fix it? i can't guy that more ice time for gibbons and megna is the answer

a new coach.

bradshaw06 03-25-2014 05:07 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216507)
i mean anything short of a cup appearance, if not a win, and he's probably gone anyway

the excuses will be lined up though, we were too injured, dupuis and letang were out, our goalie blew it, we didnt get to our game..etc.

barbogast 03-25-2014 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 15216509)
Yeah...my god. Poor Caps have to look at the Pens coming in a playoff series and think ah shit. The Blues had that with the Wings. Wings beat them in 96, 97, 98 and 2002.

To be honest I'd much rather get Boston than Pitt. And the Bruins are a waaaaay better team

hailtopitt 03-25-2014 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 15216510)
a new coach.

you might be right....

it really sucks because i love disco dan, but his unwillingness to make adjustments is going to kill this team, and his job, sooner than later

i love his system philosophies, i love his demeanor, and i love how he handles the media...but his grip on the team has been slowly slipping

hailtopitt 03-25-2014 05:09 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 15216513)
the excuses will be lined up though, we were too injured, dupuis and letang were out, our goalie blew it, we didnt get to our game..etc.

not this time, it's been too long

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 15216514)
To be honest I'd much rather get Boston than Pitt. And the Bruins are a waaaaay better team

truth

i'd love to draw a matchup with the caps :lol

TMoore4075 03-25-2014 05:10 PM

Re: The NHL 2013-14 Thread
 
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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216496)
truth

i do miss staal when i see the pens go stagnant...he was perfect for that team



:thumbsup and it's not happening...not recently anyway



i'd love to see anyone except philly or boston specifically...i just think the wings are an awful matchup for anyone, not to mention that babcock would out-coach the shit out of bylsma

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 15216504)
hell, berube has been outcoaching bylsma. dude needs to go.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 15216507)
i mean anything short of a cup appearance, if not a win, and he's probably gone anyway

I hope Babcock doesn't get bored and want to go somewhere like the Pens and coach Sid. Although if Bylsma gets fired this year it won't happen, since Babs has a contract through next season. After Trotz is there any active coach who has been with a team longer than Babs?

Rebecca De Mornay 03-25-2014 05:10 PM

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that'd be cool if the pens fired bylsma and he came to CBJ as an assistant coach under Richards like the old days.


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