Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

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Who is your whipping boy so far

Gill
3
2%
Staal
69
54%
Fedotenko
33
26%
Satan
9
7%
MT
3
2%
Other
10
8%
 
Total votes : 127

Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby npv708 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:43 pm

Who has been your whipping boy so far this season?
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby maudineormsby on Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:44 pm

It's called an own goal, and I hate it.
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Meaning I voted for Gill.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:45 pm

I haven't had one since Ouellet, and everything I said about him was true so thats not really what he was to me(a whipping boy). I would actually say I never have a "whipping boy" because it doesn't make sense. People that aren't playing well should be criticized, when you have to reach for things to whine about you should probably stop talking hockey.

Also I had deja vu while making this post, i'm sure its been made a few times.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Samsdog on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:00 pm

If by whipping boy you mean person who's play has disappointed me most, then Staal. But not a whipping boy in the sense that I think he sucks, is hopeless, and should be traded immediately. He's back in his natural position, has nowhere to go but up, and should only be traded when his contract demands get ludicrous. Yes, I'm disappointed, but not in classic Penguins fan fashion.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby wallflower on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:04 pm

I don't have a whipping boy. I rarely do. (And haven't had one that really made my head explode every time he was on the ice since Hans Jonsson.)

Moreover, I don't think anyone is truly deserving of being a whipping boy. Far too early in the season to know how anyone or thing is going to shake out over the course of the season.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Guinness on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:08 pm

No option for Hossa?
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby czwalga on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:08 pm

maudineormsby wrote:It's called an own goal, and I hate it.
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Meaning I voted for Gill.



If you've ever played hockey you'd know that sometimes that happends, nothing you can do and it's not really your fault to a certain extent.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:10 pm

czwalga wrote:
maudineormsby wrote:It's called an own goal, and I hate it.
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Meaning I voted for Gill.



If you've ever played hockey you'd know that sometimes that happends, nothing you can do and it's not really your fault to a certain extent.


That was the worst even with a ball when i'd be blocking shots and they'd graze off my shin and go in. It always hurt a lot more even when it was just a graze and still went in. I'd much rather take a solid shot.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby maudineormsby on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:21 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
czwalga wrote:
maudineormsby wrote:It's called an own goal, and I hate it.
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Meaning I voted for Gill.



If you've ever played hockey you'd know that sometimes that happends, nothing you can do and it's not really your fault to a certain extent.


That was the worst even with a ball when i'd be blocking shots and they'd graze off my shin and go in. It always hurt a lot more even when it was just a graze and still went in. I'd much rather take a solid shot.


Yeah, but Gill wasn't in good position during at least one of those goals (didn't see the other, so I can't say), and it deflecting in is at least partially his fault. Also, he's not played nearly as well as he did last season so far this year. I hope he shakes it off, because I actually like Gill a lot.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby WWGRD on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:22 pm

Has to be Staal..
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby npv708 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:28 pm

Hossa and racchi's rug would both fall under other in this case for those wondering...
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:33 pm

Whipping boy or scapegoat?

My money is on the Tank. :lol:
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby meecrofilm on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:35 pm

Even though I was defending him amongst my family all last season, and have faith he'll turn it on as this season goes on, right now my vote goes toward Staal, just 'cause I'd like to see more out of him.

I'd also like to see Fedex start earning his contract.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Cosmo_kramer on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:42 pm

If the effectiveness of a forward is based on how many goals/assists/points he puts up, then Staal is a disaster. Unfortunately, this gauge is unfairly used by a lot of people. It's true that Staal in the past two years has failed to put up numbers, but I argue he is one of the most valuable defensive players on the team.

Of course when you compare him to Malkin and Crosby he will never live up to the spotlight. He is not going to be able to (offensively) sustain a line by himself at such a young age. That's why it was so unfair to expect that of him on the third line last year (I'm not talking about MT expecting that, I'm talking about some fans). Some fail to remember that Staal is 20 years old and he's (arguably) one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL.

I myself am not worried about a 20-year-old forward who has such a great defensive game. I'm sure 100% of the teams in the NHL wouldn't mind having that either. The offensive game will come, give it time.


Edit: If I had to select one person as "whipping boy", it'd be Dupuis, but that's just because I feel he's being misused (not his fault). I think Kennedy should be on Crosby's wing. His speed, grinding, and on-the-board style mirrors Crosby and his early season play should warrant that first line time. But that's just my opinion.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:43 pm

Whitney should be an option just to see how many ridiculous people there are left from last season.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby KG on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:53 pm

Staal hands down....And deservedly so...
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:56 pm

KG wrote:Staal hands down....And deservedly so...


The point is that the whipping boy never deserves it.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby heshootsandscores on Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:36 pm

czwalga wrote:
maudineormsby wrote:It's called an own goal, and I hate it.
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Meaning I voted for Gill.



If you've ever played hockey you'd know that sometimes that happends, nothing you can do and it's not really your fault to a certain extent.


It just made a bad hit on his foot...no fault...
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Three Stars on Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:51 pm

I vote for Rocco. Time to put that new cushy front office job to work.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby bruthrluv on Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:10 pm

czwalga wrote:
It just made a bad hit on his foot...no fault...



When you're that big and it looks like you're skating in snow, its never easy. His PK this year has been very solid.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby beerman on Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:10 pm

Whitney, if he wasn't hurt we'd be doing better :lol:
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby bruthrluv on Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:10 pm

beerman wrote:Whitney, if he wasn't hurt we'd be doing better :lol:

:lol:
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby BurghThing on Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:47 pm

Can I change my vote? I swear Staal gets worse every time he touches the ice.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Rocco on Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:00 pm

Three Stars wrote:I vote for Rocco. Time to put that new cushy front office job to work.


I'm retired. It's not my fault anymore- I'm now just trying to be as distracting as possible without being a distraction.

I voted for Therrien but Staal is making me regret that vote.
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Re: Early Season Whipping Boy Poll

Postby Old Time Hockey on Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:06 pm

I am losing patience with my whipping boy after another poor effort by him and taking two stupid penalties. The one penalty cost us a goal and the other penalty was on a 4-3. STAAL!!!!
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