Mad City Mike wrote:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦If one needs anymore proof that Craig Patrick is a moron, need I say more than Rob Scuderi and Brooks Orpik are playing point on the power play? I asked right after the deadline what they could possibly be thinking. Now we know. Or is this tank mode?
DelPen wrote:How is Therrien chosing to play Orpik and Scuderi on the point on a PP proof CP is a bad GM?
Henry Hank wrote:I couldn't care less about who's playing the point on the power play. Season's been over. I can live with Brooks and Rob on the point for the last dozen or so games. The guys they've replaced (Recchi and Jackman) absolutely had to go. As long as they're not part of the plan going into next season, there is no issue. Whitney and Gonchar will log most of the time next year, and from a defensive standpoint, Welch should be capable since he's played the point in Wilkes Barre.
Rather than ***** and moan about the refs - and I do think the penalty shot call was garbage - I'm just going to say I enjoyed the game. It was tight and intense the whole time. When was the last time the Pens played a close low-scoring game? I can't remember too many games this season that were that close late, and you just knew the next goal was going to do it. Good performances by Fleury and Tellqvist. The D only let up 23 shots, and while the offense didn't score, it generated some great chances. Let's not forget, they failed to score by only about a half second at the end of the first period. I would have liked the win, but after the way this season's gone, I'll just take good hockey. That's what we've been getting the last few weeks.
DelPen wrote:I also don't see any point in crying about the refs. The occasional quip that the refs blow is fine but to harp on it after the game is over has become rather lame. I want to see development and solid effort for the rest of the year. We have relly seen that from Malone, Fleury, Rita and Armstrong leading into next year.
Bowser wrote:MCM - it appears we'll never be able to convince the blind.
CP sucks and that's the bottom line.
Bowser wrote:The Penguins offense sucks, that can't be debated. What can be debated is Toronto was given free reign to grab the Penguins all over the ice. The refs let the Pens get away with some stuff too, so it wasn't all in favor of the Leafs.
Bad teams eventually have to overcome the officials because winning teams have historically been given the benefit of the doubt.
I'm also of the opinion that some of the decisions from the bench and upstairs which are "designed expiriments" are also ways to further the chance of a Pens loss, because, the Pens have thrown a season before, and they will do it again. The players want to win, you can see that from some of their last few games, but if you give them bogus opportunities (ie Scuds on PP) then they are not getting all the higher percentage options which lead to wins.
Mad City Mike wrote:DelPen wrote:How is Therrien chosing to play Orpik and Scuderi on the point on a PP proof CP is a bad GM?
Because the roster contains exactly no players other than Gonchar and Whitney capable of playing the point, so Therrien has no choice. And a buck to the first poster who can name the clueless GM that put the roster together.
Jim wrote:I still think they should just place one guy in front of the goalie... pass the puck to Gonchar... as the puck in en-route a second guy moves to the net... Gonchar one-times it... both Pens in front try to tap in the redirection/rebound/loose puck
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