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THIS TEAM STINKS

Postby DocEmrick on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:03 am

this team stinks
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Postby lifetimefan on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:24 am

Embarassing!
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Postby bh on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:04 am

pretty much.
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Postby Bioshock on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:33 am

This team lacks confidence. And they are playing sloppy.

Yesterday you had a team that could take away time and space through their speed. This magnified the sloppy breakout and thus hurt their confidence even more. Once the second goal went in, it was goodnight.
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Postby littlemoonboot on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:48 am

Let's Stink Pens!!! Let's Stink Pens!!! Let's Stink Pens!!!
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Postby no name on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:51 am

Our 3 loses to 3 average teams at best.
2 loses at home.

Yeah right now we stink. Its up to Dan to right the ship, if he can.
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Postby Hawkeynut on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:55 am

If I do recall this team stank up until the moment Crosby fought Matt Niskanen back in 2009. Granted they choked up that slow start to Cup hangover. Anyways, I remember Crosby going on that insane point streak after that fight and the team going on a hell of a streak as well. Up until "The Hit".

I think this team needs Crosby to drop the mits and set the emotion bar to "high". I am not a proponent to fighting but a team is only as good as it's leadership, it's time for Crosby to do something!
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Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:58 am

I bet Asham is up for a fight.
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Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:11 am

I figured putting Tangradi on the bench was going to fix everything, seemed like a guaranty.
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Postby Lesky on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:23 am

Hawkeynut wrote:If I do recall this team stank up until the moment Crosby fought Matt Niskanen back in 2009. Granted they choked up that slow start to Cup hangover. Anyways, I remember Crosby going on that insane point streak after that fight and the team going on a hell of a streak as well. Up until "The Hit".

I think this team needs Crosby to drop the mits and set the emotion bar to "high". I am not a proponent to fighting but a team is only as good as it's leadership, it's time for Crosby to do something!


How about starting to play like the superstar he is touted as instead?
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Postby Hawkeynut on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:41 am

I agree. I guess the 12 year contract fattened him up.
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Postby Great58 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:45 am

Hawkeynut wrote:If I do recall this team stank up until the moment Crosby fought Matt Niskanen back in 2009. Granted they choked up that slow start to Cup hangover. Anyways, I remember Crosby going on that insane point streak after that fight and the team going on a hell of a streak as well. Up until "The Hit".

I think this team needs Crosby to drop the mits and set the emotion bar to "high". I am not a proponent to fighting but a team is only as good as it's leadership, it's time for Crosby to do something!

Niskanen is out for the next two to four weeks. Who else can Crosby beat in a fight? :pop:
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Postby thehockeyguru on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:55 am

I dont think you want your captain who is coming off a major head/neck injury fighting.
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Postby Hawkeynut on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:59 am

Well, if he is healthy as he claims he is then it should not matter.

At the end of the day, I want to see our captain do something to break this funk. So far he has looked average at best. Can't win a draw and for some reason can't make the plays that he once was able to.
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Postby darkstar57 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:03 am

Troy Loney wrote:I figured putting Tangradi on the bench was going to fix everything, seemed like a guaranty.


We have won games where Tangradi has been on a line with Malkin and Neal
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Postby columbia on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:04 am

darkstar57 wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:I figured putting Tangradi on the bench was going to fix everything, seemed like a guaranty.


We have won games where Tangradi has been on a line with Malkin and Neal


That might turn out to be the height of his legacy.
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Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:07 am

The Atlantic Division is going to be a meat grinder this year.
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Postby canaan on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:17 am

avoid winnin' for mckinnon
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Postby lemieuxReturns on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:22 am

Bioshock wrote:This team lacks confidence. And they are playing sloppy.

Yesterday you had a team that could take away time and space through their speed. This magnified the sloppy breakout and thus hurt their confidence even more. Once the second goal went in, it was goodnight.



As far as the confidence i feel like it is the opposite. Why else would you try to beat a team one on 4 nearly every time you have the puck entering the zone on the powerplay? OVER CONFIIDENCE.
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Postby sil on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:23 am

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Postby slappybrown on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:24 am

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Postby Hawkeynut on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:18 pm

Thankfully, if the Pens screw the pooch this season, Shero has lots of room and spots to make a changeout of the team's lower lines.

Kennedy, Cooke, Dupuis, Lovejoy and Adams are all due for new deals. TK is the only one that will probably be tendered a new offer only because he is a RFA, but I can see him being apart of a deadline deal and he better for the love of all things holy not get another $2m deal.

There is $11m in cap space to sign 7 guys. Perhaps some hungry new grinder types will put some energy back into this lineup.
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Postby newarenanow on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:41 pm

What is frustrating is the continued lack of effort. If they were busting their butts every night and things just weren't clicking yet, then fine, but it seems like the team feels things will come to them and they dont' have to work for it.

And I think the team realizes that, and they continue to say that, but they are not fixing it at all, which leads to the next most frustrating thing. They recognize that is the issue, but fail to do anything about it.
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Re: THIS TEAM STINKS

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:38 pm

Hawkeynut wrote:Well, if he is healthy as he claims he is then it should not matter.

At the end of the day, I want to see our captain do something to break this funk. So far he has looked average at best. Can't win a draw and for some reason can't make the plays that he once was able to.


As far as faceoffs go, he isn't as good as he has been, but he's winning more than he's losing.
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Postby Pitts on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:51 pm

Hawkeynut wrote:If I do recall this team stank up until the moment Crosby fought Matt Niskanen back in 2009.

Hmmm, and Matt Niskanen is right here now. Is Coach Dan aware of your theory? Could he arrange this grudge match for us?
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