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The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby Pucks_and_Pols on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:43 pm

It Lent, so it’s a good time of year to repent for past transgressions. I would like to atone for my over-the-top bashing of Paul Martin over the past year and blaming him for literally anything that went wrong for the Penguins.

This season it looks like he has cast asunder his demons and transfigured into a different, NHL caliber blueliner.

Would anyone like to join me in the praises of the resurrected career of #7?
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:45 pm

I really would not. When someone plays poorly, I will bash them for it. When they play well they get praise. Nothing happening now changes last year, and what happened last year has nothing to do with what he is doing now. Aside from that, I think its safe to assume he doesn't read anything here. IN case he somehow does...kudos Martin, you turned your game around.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby skullman80 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:47 pm

I agree with ID40 completely.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby no name on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:47 pm

Heck i had Shero buying out the guys contract at the end of the season. I give PM alot of credit he took it upon his self to relaunch his career in Pittsburgh and looks alot better and he is playing with a purpose.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby pfim on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:49 pm

He did play poorly. Nothing to repent for. Glad he turned it around so far.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:50 pm

pfim wrote:He did play poorly. Nothing to repent for. Glad he turned it around so far.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby slappybrown on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:55 pm

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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:12 pm

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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby Penspal on Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:19 pm

skullman80 wrote:I agree with ID40 completely.


I somewhat agree.

Some posters felt and clearly have stated for the record.... Paul Martin was NEVER any good, could never be good, etc etc etc. Those are the people who should be eating crow, repenting, eating filet-o-fish, watching The Big Lebowski..... whatever it is that fixes past wrongs. :fist:

And I'm not pointing or stating about anyone in particular, just so you know. Sarcasm meter long broke on this board.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby Froggy on Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:44 pm

Psssssh... I liked Martin before it was cool
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:51 pm

Yeah. Its like when Fleury was playing like ass a few seasons ago and started the year like 0-6-1 or something. All it took was for someone to point that out and we'd get bombarded with pictures of him holding the Cup or his save on Lindstrom. As if that changed the fact that at the current time he was playing awful. I dont all of the sudden feel like I have egg on my face for bashing Martin because he's playing well thru 16 games this year.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby Nizzy on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:23 pm

I still don't think Martin is THAT amazing. I think the defense/team in general can go as far as Orpik/Martin can take them. If Martin was 4M I'd be much happier about it. Guy just has to keep it together. He must have been hurt, or had a few nagging injuries because last year he was literally moving out of the way vs the Flyers. Just letting people go by him. It was pathetic.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby CERV96 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:24 pm

The OP may be referring to some of the posters that still have an axe to grind with the guy.

See GDT's

Or I could be wrong.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby penny lane on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:05 pm

mea maxima culpa~ my bad! :D
Not that i'm a doubter, but waiting for the play-offs. i was wrong about sergei in 2007, will be thrilled to be wrong about martin. All of these pens know, the play-offs will be their redemption tour.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby Kaizer on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:40 pm

i'm happy that paul martin repented from his asstastic mistakes last season.
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Re: The Paul Martin Repentance Thread

Postby The Snapshot on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Martin was off both years. He is better this year as is Orpik, because they compliment each other. Michalek is the softest piece of trash I have seen in some time. His strengths (few though they are) were Martin's as well. We acquired them both with this idea of a shut-down pairing like a boxed set, and doggone we were going to play them that way. It NEVER worked from day 1 and it certainly was a playoff disaster.
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