Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

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Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby netwolf on Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:20 pm

http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?servi ... eid=382571

The Penguins lineup for Saturday will include forwards Crosby, Malkin, Pascal Dupuis, Jordan Staal, Janne Pesonen, Ryan Stone, Kris Beech, Jeff Taffe, Miroslav Satan, Petr Sykora, Bill Thomas and Eric Godard; defensemen Sergei Gonchar, Ben Lovejoy, Alex Goligoski, Brooks Orpik, Mark Eaton and Darryl Sydor; goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury and Dany Sabourin.


Based on practice, I'm guessing Taffe will center a third line with Pesonen and Thomas, Beech will work between Stone and Godard on the fourth, and Eaton will pair with Lovejoy on the blueline. That leaves the remaining players partnered up with the guys they've worked with all camp.

Damian Cristodero reports Tampa's lineup is as follows:

Goaltenders -- Mike Smith, Karri Ramo. Forwards -- Jussi Jokinen, Radek Smolenak, Evgeny Artyukhin, David Koci, Steven Stamkos, Zenon Konopka, Wyatt Smith, Ryan Craig, Michel Ouellet, Brandon Bochenski, Jason Ward, Chris Lawrence. Defensemen -- Andy Rogers, Janne Niskala, Matt Smaby, Jamie Heward, Vladimir Mihalik, Andrew Hutchinson.


Big difference in the two. I'm surprised Stamkos is pretty much going out there on his own. Then again, I suppose I should never by suprised by a Barry Melrose decision.

With these lineups, the Pens should dominate the game. The only way that doesn't happen is if the Pens just go through the motions and sleepwalk most of the night. I'd like to think that wouldn't happen with a Therrien-coached team, but even if it did, there's a good chance the Pens god win on talent alone. You don't want to start of the preseason by setting bad precedents though.
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Re: Pens Lineup for Sept. 20 vs. Tampa

Postby WWGRD on Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:35 pm

Yep, you're right.

Dupuis-Crosby-Satan
Staal-Malkin-Sykora
Pesonen-Taffe-Thomas
Stone-Beech-Godard

Gonchar-Orpik
Sydor-Goligoski
Eaton-Lovejoy

Fleury-Sabourin
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby Why Not Us on Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:54 pm

This game is ripe for a Penguins blow-out, double digit goals not out of the realm of possibility.

Who draws the Crosby line assignment? Heward & Hutchinson?

If that is the case, the Malkin-Sykora combo get to feast on AHL calibre defense.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby cs6687 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:58 pm

Even if the Pens win by one, there will still be people on here panicking like idiots. Remember, the Pens won one preseason game last year and won the East. I just hope too many people don't overreact.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby Why So Serious? on Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:53 am

cs6687 wrote:Even if the Pens win by one, there will still be people on here panicking like idiots. Remember, the Pens won one preseason game last year and won the East. I just hope too many people don't overreact.


Overreaction is the nature of this board.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby DrBoni on Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:07 am

In that entire lineup only one ex-Pen is dressing?
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby dogwithshftyeyes on Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:40 am

i bet the pens lose
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby Pitts on Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:02 am

DrBoni wrote:In that entire lineup only one ex-Pen is dressing?

In that line-up only 1 NHLer is dressing! :D
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby WWGRD on Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:51 am

DrBoni wrote:In that entire lineup only one ex-Pen is dressing?


David Koci, Mango Salsa
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby skeeter on Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:55 am

Is the game going to be t.v. or streamed on line?
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby Why So Serious? on Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:59 am

skeeter wrote:Is the game going to be t.v. or streamed on line?


Dude, there's like 4 other threads that answer this question.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby WWGRD on Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:03 am

skeeter wrote:Is the game going to be t.v. or streamed on line?


No TV

It might be streamed online, but not as of now
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby Billkamm on Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:14 am

I apologize if I missed something in the news or the forums, but where is Ruslan Fedotenko? Is he hurt?
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby WWGRD on Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:17 am

No, he's not hurt

Cooke-Talbot-Fedotenko will be in action on Monday
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby Mr. Colby on Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:53 am

Why Not Us wrote:This game is ripe for a Penguins blow-out, double digit goals not out of the realm of possibility.

Who draws the Crosby line assignment? Heward & Hutchinson?

If that is the case, the Malkin-Sykora combo get to feast on AHL calibre defense.


Tampa Bay's NHL defenseman are AHL calibre... What does that make their AHL defensemen (the ones we will see tonight)?
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby K2 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:55 pm

It does seem like Stamkos is going out there on his own. I guess Ouellet-Stamkos-Jokinen is Tampa's second line :?:
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby Matthew Monstar on Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:47 pm

Anyone think there will be scalpers selling tickets for tonights game? lol
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby columbia on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:20 pm

WWGRD wrote:No, he's not hurt

Cooke-Talbot-Fedotenko will be in action on Monday


It's nice to see that Cooke is getting a real shot at the 3rd line. It concerned me that so many folks viewed him as a 4th-line replacement for Ruutu. (He clearly has more in the scoring department, in addition to his physical play.) Glad that the negative-hype didn't stand up.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby cs6687 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:37 pm

columbia wrote:
WWGRD wrote:No, he's not hurt

Cooke-Talbot-Fedotenko will be in action on Monday


It's nice to see that Cooke is getting a real shot at the 3rd line. It concerned me that so many folks viewed him as a 4th-line replacement for Ruutu. (He clearly has more in the scoring department, in addition to his physical play.) Glad that the negative-hype didn't stand up.


That line has the look of one that will be very tough to play against.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby Idoit40fans on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:38 pm

columbia wrote:
WWGRD wrote:No, he's not hurt

Cooke-Talbot-Fedotenko will be in action on Monday


It's nice to see that Cooke is getting a real shot at the 3rd line. It concerned me that so many folks viewed him as a 4th-line replacement for Ruutu. (He clearly has more in the scoring department, in addition to his physical play.) Glad that the negative-hype didn't stand up.


I think people viewed him as filling Ruutu's instigator role, not necesarily his line placement, many also thought Ruutu should have been playing on the 3rd line anyway.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby cs6687 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:59 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
columbia wrote:
WWGRD wrote:No, he's not hurt

Cooke-Talbot-Fedotenko will be in action on Monday


It's nice to see that Cooke is getting a real shot at the 3rd line. It concerned me that so many folks viewed him as a 4th-line replacement for Ruutu. (He clearly has more in the scoring department, in addition to his physical play.) Glad that the negative-hype didn't stand up.


I think people viewed him as filling Ruutu's instigator role, not necesarily his line placement, many also thought Ruutu should have been playing on the 3rd line anyway.


Ruutu played great the final three months of the season last year. But it seemed like whenever he would get more playing time, he would take some stupid penalties; the "Ruutu being Ruutu" penalties notwithstanding.''
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby columbia on Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:06 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
columbia wrote:
WWGRD wrote:No, he's not hurt

Cooke-Talbot-Fedotenko will be in action on Monday


It's nice to see that Cooke is getting a real shot at the 3rd line. It concerned me that so many folks viewed him as a 4th-line replacement for Ruutu. (He clearly has more in the scoring department, in addition to his physical play.) Glad that the negative-hype didn't stand up.


I think people viewed him as filling Ruutu's instigator role, not necesarily his line placement, many also thought Ruutu should have been playing on the 3rd line anyway.


From the instigator angle, I suspect he will be a fan-favorite very early in the season. Plus the dude can hit.
It should be a fun season.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby Henry Hank on Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:29 pm

What kind of instigator is Cooke? I haven't seen him enough to know. He's one of the more prolific hitters in the league, but he doesn't fight much. Is he the kind of guy that gets under the other team's skin through physical play and an unwillingness to back it up? Or does the also employ the kind of borderline dirty tactics of Ruutu?

I think Cooke will work out a lot better than Ruutu. Ruutu was good when he was on, but he was very inconsistent. Cooke's always among the league leaders in hits, so it looks like he's a constant physical presence. He's also a more productive offensive player. If he can stay away from the stupid holding and hooking penalties Ruutu was known for, he's a nice upgrade at what turned out to be a lower cost than what Ruutu got.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby jmh470 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:39 pm

If people thought Ruutu was borderline dirty, then they're going to think that Cooke is the dirtiest player in the league (which he might be). IMO Ruutu wasn't terribly dirty while he was here; he only crossed the line on a few occasions. With Cooke, there is no line.

I despise Cooke, and I think people who haven't seen much of his antics on the west coast will come to agree.
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Re: Pens and Lighnting Lineup for Sept. 20

Postby skullman80 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:45 pm

Cooke is a guy you hate to play against but love to have on your side.
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