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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby BigMcK on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:58 pm

From the game against the flyers, did anyone else hear Pierre McGuire say that growing up Tangradi had a nickname of Little Box Car based on his size?

Little Box Car ----------------> Big Dawg?


How you like me now, The Snapshot? Two, count them, TWO, hockey nicknames. :P

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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:04 pm

BigMcK wrote:From the game against the flyers, did anyone else hear Pierre McGuire say that growing up Tangradi had a nickname of Little Box Car based on his size?

Little Box Car ----------------> Big Dawg?


How you like me now, The Snapshot? Two, count them, TWO, hockey nicknames. :P

:fist:



viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51616&p=1600320#p1600320
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby Eismann on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:09 pm

DontToewsMeBro wrote:+I'm not much of an Adams fan but I've been impressed with him so far. As long as he and Glass are hitting everything that moves I have no problems there.

-Crosby has looked pedestrian thus far, and not just for his standards. While I'm not worried, his cross-ice passes yesterday were terrible.


Those two that he conked off of rangers skates back to back made me go hnmmmmmmmm
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby BigMcK on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:28 pm

columbia wrote:
BigMcK wrote:From the game against the flyers, did anyone else hear Pierre McGuire say that growing up Tangradi had a nickname of Little Box Car based on his size?

Little Box Car ----------------> Big Dawg?


How you like me now, The Snapshot? Two, count them, TWO, hockey nicknames. :P

:fist:



viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51616&p=1600320#p1600320


Missed that one.

Little Box Car, ------> Big Dawg, ------> Grady, -------> The Chihuahua

With four nicknames how could Snapper not like the guy? Well, other than more nicknames than goals, and such... 8-)
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby The Snapshot on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:11 pm

BigMcK wrote:
columbia wrote:
BigMcK wrote:From the game against the flyers, did anyone else hear Pierre McGuire say that growing up Tangradi had a nickname of Little Box Car based on his size?

Little Box Car ----------------> Big Dawg?


How you like me now, The Snapshot? Two, count them, TWO, hockey nicknames. :P

:fist:



viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51616&p=1600320#p1600320


Missed that one.

Little Box Car, ------> Big Dawg, ------> Grady, -------> The Chihuahua

With four nicknames how could Snapper not like the guy? Well, other than more nicknames than goals, and such... 8-)


Big Dawg Turd ---> Turd Ferguson.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby Three Stars on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:14 pm

Just saying...

If the Penguins continue their current trend, then based on the preseason consensus around here I'd like to name this year's highlight film:

Failure To Suck: The 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby thepittman on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:21 pm

Three Stars wrote:Just saying...

If the Penguins continue their current trend, then based on the preseason consensus around here I'd like to name this year's highlight film:

Failure To Suck: The 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins.

I think it may kill some of the posters on this board if the pens play to expectations this year
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby The Snapshot on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:49 pm

Three Stars wrote:Just saying...

If the Penguins continue their current trend, then based on the preseason consensus around here I'd like to name this year's highlight film:

Failure To Suck: The 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins.


Are people really saying they suck? I see some concerned about the D, which I think is much better without Z and some anonymous folks seem to think Tangradi is terrible.

Are there really super pessimistic folks here?
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby thepittman on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:55 pm

The Snapshot wrote:
Three Stars wrote:Just saying...

If the Penguins continue their current trend, then based on the preseason consensus around here I'd like to name this year's highlight film:

Failure To Suck: The 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins.


Are people really saying they suck? I see some concerned about the D, which I think is much better without Z and some anonymous folks seem to think Tangradi is terrible.

Are there really super pessimistic folks here?

Is this an actual question?
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby Three Stars on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:04 pm

The Snapshot wrote:
Three Stars wrote:Just saying...

If the Penguins continue their current trend, then based on the preseason consensus around here I'd like to name this year's highlight film:

Failure To Suck: The 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins.


Are people really saying they suck? I see some concerned about the D, which I think is much better without Z and some anonymous folks seem to think Tangradi is terrible.

Are there really super pessimistic folks here?


Is the Pope Catholic?
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby Jesse on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:16 pm

Some random jumblings.

1. Evgeni Malkin looks like he's already played 30 games.
2. We have a pretty good power-play, finally.
3. Paul Martin was this teams best defenseman over the weekend.
4. We need a 2nd line winger.
5. Having two goaltenders like this is legitmately awesome, especially because they couldn't be more dissimilar in how they manage their business.
6. Vintage Orpik this weekend.

And, bank on this. When Crosby gets one on the board, watch those floodgates open.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby tfrizz on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:22 pm

Jesse wrote:1. Evgeni Malkin looks like he's already played 30 games.


39 now, to be exact.


Jesse wrote:5. Having two goaltenders like this is legitmately awesome, especially because they couldn't be more dissimilar in how they manage their business.


Perhaps the best part is that Vokoun can be a legitimate mentor for Fleury. He's had some veteran backups, but none could bring the experience of being a long-time high-end starter that Vokoun has.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:00 pm

Wow for some reason I thought Malkin had played close to 50 in the KHL and that had me a bit concerned. But if he came here with 37 under his belt thats no different then he would be if the NHL season started on time. Good to know.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby DelPen on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:15 pm

Biggest thing I noticed after just 2 games, the Rags and Flyers don't have a backup goalie anywhere close to the level of Vokoun, and in the Flyers case I'd argue any goalie. Both started their #1 in a 2nd game back-to-back, both got torched.

Fleury will need Vokoun to start a lot of games this year and thankfully Shero forsaw the lockout and made the move to gove up a pick to ensure he could start negotiating with Vokoun right away. Imagine if he went to the Flyers? Who would we have right now?
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby tfrizz on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:48 pm

DelPen wrote:Biggest thing I noticed after just 2 games, the Rags and Flyers don't have a backup goalie anywhere close to the level of Vokoun, and in the Flyers case I'd argue any goalie. Both started their #1 in a 2nd game back-to-back, both got torched.

Fleury will need Vokoun to start a lot of games this year and thankfully Shero forsaw the lockout and made the move to gove up a pick to ensure he could start negotiating with Vokoun right away. Imagine if he went to the Flyers? Who would we have right now?


Well, GMRS didn't go after Vokoun with the lockout in sight. He went after him because the organization believed they leaned too heavily on Fleury through the season last year and wore him out by playoffs, almost entirely due to the absence of a reliable option behind him. So he goes out and gets Vokoun for #2 and Zatkoff for a #3 (and future #2). Goaltending situation improved 1000x.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby DelPen on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:03 pm

Jesse wrote:Some random jumblings.

1. Evgeni Malkin looks like he's already played 30 games.
2. We have a pretty good power-play, finally.
3. Paul Martin was this teams best defenseman over the weekend.
4. We need a 2nd line winger.
5. Having two goaltenders like this is legitmately awesome, especially because they couldn't be more dissimilar in how they manage their business.
6. Vintage Orpik this weekend.

And, bank on this. When Crosby gets one on the board, watch those floodgates open.


Agree on everything but the PP. I know it's scoring goals but I can't figure out how unless they are really going to make Neal the trigger man because he can score with a wrister anywhere on the ice. And if that is the plan Neal will get shadowed and Bylsma won't adjust to it because he never does. The 5-3 was total garbage, should have taken 10 seconds to score with this talent.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby meecrofilm on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:25 pm

The problem with that particular 5 on 3, and the PP is general, is that the players on the ice are not selfish enough.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:29 pm

Can't it just be possible that the Rangers did a good job defending on that 5 on 3? They blocked 3 Malkin shots in the last 5-10 seconds of the 2nd period.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby Malkamaniac on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:37 pm

I thought the PP was legit. I really dig Neal as a rover. Making Neal the rover still gives the ability for Malkin and Crosby to play positions they like and can also pull the trigger from.
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby TwoSheds on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:39 pm

The Flyers are DOOMED!

One word: FEDOSTINKO!!!
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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:40 pm

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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby thepittman on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:32 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:bastian schweinsteiger

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Re: Bastion of Sanity thread (My thoughts after 2 games)

Postby Guinness on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:40 am

DelPen wrote:Agree on everything but the PP. I know it's scoring goals but I can't figure out how unless they are really going to make Neal the trigger man because he can score with a wrister anywhere on the ice. And if that is the plan Neal will get shadowed and Bylsma won't adjust to it because he never does. The 5-3 was total garbage, should have taken 10 seconds to score with this talent.


Hmm, I'm not worried about Neal getting shadowed because that would open up Malkin, who can more than adequately pull the trigger.
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