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Who's your favorite current Penguin?

Postby Steve on Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:14 pm

Not including Sid or MAF, that would be obvious - i'd rank mine as:

1) Armstrong
2) Koltsov
3) Orpik
4) Malone
5) Roy (I realize I may get flamed for this one :) )

Leclair & Gonchar moving up the charts...

Let's go Pens!
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Postby BJL on Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:19 pm

Endicott of course... just kidding

Whitney
Surovy
Caron
Ouellet
Armstrong

If Christensen were here he would replace Armstrong, but honestly... who doesn't like Army? 8)
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Postby ville5 on Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:50 pm

Fleury's my favorite Pen. But you said I can't pick him.
Noah Welch is very close to Fleury as my favorite, but he's in WB. :cry:
So I'm gonna have to go with Ryan Malone. If he could learn to be a bit more physical, he could turn into a very good power forward. However, I don't think he has it in him. He's too passive.
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Postby ushockeyteam1980 on Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:00 am

1. Crosby
2. Armstrong (in a very close 2nd)
3. Malone (he did go to my HS, and he's super nice)
4. Fleury
5. I love Christensen and Welch, but they got sent down! I feel bad for Christensen, he keeps moving around between both teams! Hopefully they'll both be up here next season!
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Postby NIN on Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:16 am

Crosby and Fleury are definately in my top five, but if I am forced to exclude them:

1. Whitney (although he really needs to learn how to play physical)
2. Talbot (he is going to be an NHL regular and a decent one)
3. Welch (I hope Cairns gets suspended again real soon)
4. Armstrong (always thinking out there, very clever player)
5. Orpik (he has in braun what Army has in brains)
5b. Malone (he really needs accept the fact that he is a goal scorer and customize his game accordingly, ie. shoot more and on net-keep going to the net- find the soft spots)
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Postby the wicked child on Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:54 am

Colby without a doubt since I can't pick The Kid.
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Postby netwolf on Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:56 am

Both have had rocky season, but mine are Malone and Orpik. Armstrong is there and Christensen and Welch will be once they arrive.

After seeing the Olympics, Malkin will be at the top of that list as soon as he arrives though. :wink:
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Postby mikey287 on Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:16 am

I really like Fleury, a lot...but without him

1. Ryan Malone
2. Brooks Orpik
3. Ryan Whitney
4. Colby Armstrong
5. Tomas Surovy

Scuderi is quickly rising on my list though...
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Postby Jim on Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:29 pm

Armstrong
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Postby HockeyDaddy on Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:39 pm

Without Crosby and Fleury my top five are:

1. Armstrong
2. Ouellet
3. Gonchar
4. Talbot
5. Christensen/Malone

I agree that Scuderi has highly under-rated and could/will play a pivotal role in getting this team back into the playoffs.

I was a big Ric Jackman fan...and was really sorry to see him go.
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Postby pfim on Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:03 pm

Mike Yeo. Love the hair.
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Postby Ace on Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:18 pm

My picks:


1 - Malone
2 - Armstrong
3 - Orpik
4 - Whitney
5 - Hilbert
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Postby Fast B on Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:11 pm

After Fleury (and Sid, obviously):

1. Mad Max Talbot
2. Armstrong
3. Malone
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Postby Rohit on Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:38 pm

colby armstrong hands down
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Postby Rico Fata Is My Daddy on Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:50 pm

pfim wrote:Mike Yeo. Love the hair.




I second that! Gotta love a guy who just can't let it go.
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Postby pensfanphil on Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:51 pm

Definitely Max Talbot, for his work ethic.

Definitely Armstrong. I recently got the DVDs for "Chasing the Dream", the reality series that followed the Baby Pens the year Army was a rookie. He cracked me up, although I was a little worried about him smart enough for the NHL, but as other posters have mentioned, he's got some good hockey sense. I think he's just a happy-go-lucky guy.

Other players seem to work their way onto my list when they show they're proud to be a Penguin. Morozov always frustrated me, but I loved the gesture he did in 03-04 when he pointed at the logo on his jersey after scoring in OT. That was pretty cool. I also liked the story of Bissonette storming to the Pens draft table after they took him in the fourth and insisting on shaking the hands of the staff and saying how proud he was to play for their team. Or the last full season Barnaby was here, at the last home game when he stayed on the ice and was clapping at all of the fans to thank them for their support. Or when Edzo got a mic and addressed the fans after the end of the last season.

Lots of players will voice their appreciation for the team (limited to the teammates they're playing with) and make general comments about the 'great fans', but it seems uncommon nowadays for players to vocally express their love for the team as a whole, including the city, the history, the fans, etc.

After such a tumultous season, I think the home finale when the players give the jerseys off of their backs should be a pretty cool moment for all of us hardcore fans who have stood by the team.
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Postby Super Slovak Surovy on Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:52 am

1. The Killer SUROVY - People don't give him enough credit, sure he many not be a crosby, but he's a quality 2nd or 3rd liner
2. Armstrong- most improved player, i liked him in WBS, but love him up with the Pens
3. Fleury - Good player, needs to calm down and not rely just on his talent but his team
4. Gonchar - what do i need to say about gonch ?
5. Max Talbot /Noah Welch- hard workers, team players.... miss them both

does malkin count yet?
he would be on the list too...
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Postby prez41 on Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:04 am

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Postby jimjom on Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:42 am

1. Armstrong
2. Gonchar (yeah, really)
3. Orpik
4. Malone
5. Anybody that isn't named Melichar

Please note that I've come up with these names because it isn't possible to vote for Dany Sabourin 5 times. :shock:

This really reflects the second half only because of the recent streaks for 55 and 12...and also I think that I would put MAF/87 on there first. I liked Recchi and who doesn't like 66 (well, some folks seem not to but not myself).

I'm becoming a fan of Hilbert and hope he sticks around. I like LeClair for who he is but think he threw the team under the bus with his lackluster effort for much of the season.
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Postby alain blanc on Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:56 am

Mnh for me:
Malone, Armstrong, Whitney!
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Postby mnpensfan on Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:56 am

It was only a few games, but I see Noah Welch becoming my favorite Penguin. He seems to be able to handle any situation and I really liked how he wasn't afraid to be physical as well. I can't wait to see him up here full-time.
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Postby conforto45 on Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:37 pm

1. Armstrong -hardest worker on the team
2. Koltsov - kid doesnt score goals, but has more heart then half the NHL
3. Hilbert - best deadline aquisition that CP made in the past 3 years, (before him, Hedberg)
4. Jani Rita - i think the guy has alot of potential here w/ the Pens and their style of play
5. Orpik/Gonchar(the Gonch as of the past month and a half) - Orpik has shown that he can play w/ the big boys, but can also fall and turtle at times. Gonchar is finally showing why we paid that amount of $ for him. Dont think he was worth the $25 something million, but is really looking like the person we wanted.
5B- Malone - i forget who posted it earlier, but if the kid starts to play HIS game and shooting the puck more, he can be a threat in the NHL. If all the buzz on the trade deadline was true, and alot of teams were interested, then this kid must really have something that we are unaware of?
5C- Leclair - I might be the only one on here who likes the guy, but he scores goals, he doesnt take many penalties and he hasnt really hurt us. yea his speed isnt great, but he gets to the net and he is a leader on that team. Forget about the "A". people look up to him, Ouelett can really learn alot from him
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Postby The Snapshot on Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:33 pm

Without a doubt....Colby Armstrong.

He is a real gamer, and yesterday he "de-cleated" Colin White, who is no tiny guy. The kid can do a little bit of everything.
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Postby penny lane on Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:43 pm

I've always like Brooks Orpik.

Colby Armstrong- like all the ways he contributes.
Seems like he'd make the perfect little brother. :P
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Postby Ginger on Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:39 pm

fizban wrote:1) Gonchar - Just because everyone's been giving him too much guff.
2) Malkin - Loved watching him in the olympics
3) Orpick - One of our hardest workers
4) Talbot - Another hard worker
5) Scuderi - This guy is under-rated.


LOL! You got guts, I'll give you that. :)

I could juggle your list but keep the same players, just adding a couple.

1) Konstantin Koltsov (still waiting for him to finish but...)
2) Ouelette before he moved to WBS
3) Surovy
4) Scuderi
5) (okay I'll pretend he's here) Malkin
6) John LeClair
7) Colby Armstrong (when he's not in the box)
8) Sergei Gonchar, like with Koltsov I'm waiting...
9) MA Fleury
10) (quickly moving up) Andy Hilbert

What a weird list! Even I find it hard to believe.
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