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The Pens This Year and Last

Postby Mad City Mike on Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:35 pm

I chart how they stack up statistically here.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby icecats30 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:39 pm

very nice.. i was a little surprised to see the difference in even strength goals for.. seems like they had a bit of a difficulty scoring those earlier in the year.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby penny lane on Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:06 pm

Ha~ take that "cup final hangover!"
They may want to focus on starting the game with more zing so not needing to disrupt lines in the 3rd.

Steady and consistent is the plan until April.

Way to go pens!
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby Croskin871 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:55 pm

Maybe, just maybe, Gonchar and Whitney are sorely missed on the PP.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby jaysmiter on Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:30 pm

I really hope the "Fire Mike Yeo" comment was sarcastic, especially since you spent some time discussing the lack of effort by the players.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby CKA24 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:49 pm

Thanks MCM... I always look forward to your insight.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby DelPen on Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:04 pm

Was Malone even on the top unit at the begining of last year let alone much at all? He wasn't really an integral part until they moved Malkin back to the point.

It's missing Gonchar and the horrible performance of not scoring on a 5-on-3 that is hurting the numbers right now.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby NeddieVedder on Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:30 pm

DelPen wrote:Was Malone even on the top unit at the begining of last year let alone much at all? He wasn't really an integral part until they moved Malkin back to the point.


IIRC he established himself while Crosby was out (plus fed off of Malkin catching fire). The power play was just Malkin's line with Whitney and Gonchar. So he was deemed integral enough that they took Whitney and Sykora off the first unit instead of him when they added Hossa and Crosby.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:33 pm

Basically the only problem they have is teh powerplay, and that can't stay cold like it has been.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby bhaw on Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:56 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Basically the only problem they have is teh powerplay, and that can't stay cold like it has been.


Hopefully they can get Boucher up to speed so they can rotate some guys through when it's struggling. I think Goligoski is in there simply b/c he's the only guy that knows it and is willing to take shots on net.

If not, we can pad some of Scuds stats and line him up out there :lol: At least we can eliminate some shorties!

Scuds for PP QB!
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby Daniel87 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:06 pm

bhaw wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:If not, we can pad some of Scuds stats and line him up out there :lol: At least we can eliminate some shorties!

Scuds for PP QB!


Nah, we need to save Scud's offensive talent for the shootout.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby Corvidae on Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:20 pm

2% difference in the PK is a wide margin?
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:43 pm

Corvidae wrote:2% difference in the PK is a wide margin?


You're a wide margin.
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby JoseCuervo on Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:12 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Corvidae wrote:2% difference in the PK is a wide margin?


You're a wide margin.


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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby shmenguin on Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:37 am

DelPen wrote:Was Malone even on the top unit at the begining of last year let alone much at all? He wasn't really an integral part until they moved Malkin back to the point.

It's missing Gonchar and the horrible performance of not scoring on a 5-on-3 that is hurting the numbers right now.


malone was a fixture once crosby got hurt. so i guess about half the year.

before sid's injury: sid, geno, recchi then sykora in front of net, gonchar, whitney
after injury: geno, sykora, malone in front of net, gonchar, whitney

...and that's how it stayed almost every single PP until hossa
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Re: The Pens This Year and Last

Postby Nizzy on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:26 pm

penny lane wrote:Ha~ take that "cup final hangover!"
They may want to focus on starting the game with more zing so not needing to disrupt lines in the 3rd.

Steady and consistent is the plan until April.

Way to go pens!
:wink:


The Senators started out 15-2 in the season after they went to the Stanley Cup. After that it was a masacre drop.

Penguins are taking the cup this year though.
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