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Postby Jamie on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:49 pm

Peter wrote:Please stop crying ref. Getting old.

RYDER THE SPIDER. RYDE THE LIGHTNING. THE RYDERMEISTER. THE RYDERNATOR. RYDER NATION. RYDER RIDES RVs AND RIPS RUBBER. IF RYDER WAS AN INSECT, HE'D BE A SPIDER.

SPEAKING OF LECLAIR:

LECLAIR THE BEAR. LECLAIR THE AIR. LECLAIR EATS ECLAIRS WITH CARE. IF LECLAIR WAS DIRT, HE'D BE OLDER THAN JESUS. WAIT, WHAT?


Your nickname rhymes are getting even older.
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Postby jdev28 on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:49 pm

Jamie wrote:
jdev28 wrote:
Peter wrote:
jdev28 wrote:Come on Leclair.


Is he playing?


Remember the time John Leclair showed up with 5:55 left in the 3rd period and the Pens came back to win the game? Do ya?


Slap hands!!!!!!! Slap hands!!!!!!!!!


Glad to see that someone got that one!
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Postby wondermoose on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:49 pm

jdev28 wrote:Come on Leclair. I haven't seen him do anything all night.


You know, this might have been a good thing to say. I haven't really seen SIDNEY CROSBY do anything tonight either.
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Postby Guruzilla on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:50 pm

hey, Koltsov gets a point, too!
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Postby jdev28 on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:52 pm

Yeaaaaah! LETS GO PENS. Time for a PP goal!
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Postby Stoosh on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:52 pm

About damn time.
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Postby jdev28 on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:53 pm

If they can get a whistle after about 1 min on this PP they should call a timeout.
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Postby jdev28 on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:55 pm

I like that call. Nothing to lose. Hopefully we get one 6-4.
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Postby jdev28 on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:57 pm

If Gonchar gets to the puck sooner he doesn't need to take that penalty.
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Postby wondermoose on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:57 pm

SON OF A GONCHAR DIE
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Postby jdev28 on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:58 pm

Well it was one hell of a game!
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Postby Peter on Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:59 pm

NO SPOILER TONIGHT. TOO LITTLE TOO LIGHT. DON'T BLAME THE REFS, BLAME THE PENS. OH NO THAT DOESN'T RHYME> GOES TO SHOW I"M UP TOO LATE> SO I"LL SAY GOODNIGHT AND MEET MY FATE
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Postby Jamie on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:01 pm

Gonchar is terrible. Alot of people praise his offense, but even on the PP he is terrible. He has to be one of the worst ever at being able to keep the puck at the blue line. Whenever he is faced with any pressure, he usually turns it over. He is terrified of getting hit.
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Postby saveourpens on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:03 pm

One of the few times that I was actually into it, ahh...just **** this game to hell. If Gonchar hadn't shot it straight into the Canadien's legs, he wouldn't have had to rush back and take that penalty. One of the many bonheaded moves tonight. ****
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Postby Fast B on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:04 pm

Jamie wrote:Gonchar is terrible. Alot of people praise his offense, but even on the PP he is terrible. He has to be one of the worst ever at being able to keep the puck at the blue line. Whenever he is faced with any pressure, he usually turns it over. He is terrified of getting hit.


2000, first round, game 6 comes readily to mind. Giveaway to Straka, series over. Sadly, when I heard about the signing, that was the only thing I could remember about Gonchar.
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Postby Guruzilla on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:04 pm

Ach, thought we'd almost got that one. :?

Gonchar looked dumb, but he saved the goal there -- and kudos for all the other guys who got saves :!:
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Postby wondermoose on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:05 pm

Gonchar really needs to work on his shot selection. He can't keep trying to shoot through defenders like he has done all season. I want to know how many of his shots got blocked tonight.
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Postby Reilly on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:09 pm

No one cares that Welch scored on his own net? I mean, even Gonchar hasen't done that. (yet)
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Postby Jamie on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:09 pm

Fast B wrote:
Jamie wrote:Gonchar is terrible. Alot of people praise his offense, but even on the PP he is terrible. He has to be one of the worst ever at being able to keep the puck at the blue line. Whenever he is faced with any pressure, he usually turns it over. He is terrified of getting hit.


2000, first round, game 6 comes readily to mind. Giveaway to Straka, series over. Sadly, when I heard about the signing, that was the only thing I could remember about Gonchar.


I live in Maryland so I get alot of Caps feeds. I watched Gonchar a good bit when he played for the Crapitals. I think he is even worse defensively now, compared to then. I say this for two reasons.

1. It looks to me as if Gonchar has lost a step, maybe two. He does not seem to skate nearly as fast now as he did back then.

2. When he played for the Craps, he played harder IMO, because he was not being payed a huge amount of money. Now that he signed this monster deal with the PENS, he just seems to be going through the motions of playing hockey, with very little passion.
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Postby Fast B on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:13 pm

Reilly wrote:No one cares that Welch scored on his own net? I mean, even Gonchar hasen't done that. (yet)


Yeah, it was a bad mistake. No argument there. On the other hand, Welch is in his second NHL game. He's going to make big mistakes as a rookie defenseman, so while it's not excusable, it's understandable. Gonchar has no such excuse for his mistakes.
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Postby wondermoose on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:37 pm

Gonchar's mistakes are a result of him being lazy and/or stupid. Welch's mistake was just an honest mistake, trying to do the right thing.
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Postby Vanbiesbrouck on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:52 pm

Fast B wrote:Yeah, it was a bad mistake. No argument there. On the other hand, Welch is in his second NHL game.


That's right, in the AHL they don't count goals shot into your own net. Just takes some time to adjust.
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Postby skullman80 on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:54 pm

Welch minus the brainfart of putting the puck into his own net may have been the Pens best d-man tonight minus Melichar.
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Postby Fast B on Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:56 pm

Vanbiesbrouck wrote:
Fast B wrote:Yeah, it was a bad mistake. No argument there. On the other hand, Welch is in his second NHL game.


That's right, in the AHL they don't count goals shot into your own net. Just takes some time to adjust.


Har har.

You know what I meant. He probably got nervous and didn't think about where he was. It's a boneheaded move, but what does it cost us, a playoff berth?

Like I said, he's a rookie defenseman just getting his first shot at the big show. Rookie defensemen almost always make stupid mistakes. I guarantee you Welch won't ever make that particular mistake again.
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Postby the wicked child on Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:35 am

I remember seeing Paul Coffey shoot the puck into his own net in a playoff game late in his career, so I'm not going to jump on Welch too hard for that.
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