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So which one would you rather play?

Postby MarioLives on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:03 am

Between the Isles and Senators right? Which one is a better matchup?
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:05 am

Who cares?

At this point, it doesn't matter. They'll play who they play.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby columbia on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:07 am

I hate the Islanders with a vengeance and would prefer to not watch them play (anyone).
However, they have made the playoffs and I would enjoy an OTT series a lot more....which doesn't really answer your question.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:09 am

MRandall25 wrote:Who cares?

At this point, it doesn't matter. They'll play who they play.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby Kaizer on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:12 am

i want to see neil and alfie pout in the handshake line. and the cooke thing, it wouldnt get any better than him eliminating them by scoring in OT.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby The U on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:12 am

Can't decide. Hopefully I can become convinced one way or the other so I can watch tomorrow's game with a rooting interest.

We've played OTT so much over the past few playoffs. Would be nice to play somebody different but maybe the NYI are the better team....?
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby Kovy27 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:17 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:Who cares?

At this point, it doesn't matter. They'll play who they play.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby PghSkins on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:18 am

Ottawa for the potential lulz factor
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby IanMoran on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:19 am

Ottawa
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby Kaizer on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:19 am

MRandall25 wrote:Who cares?

At this point, it doesn't matter. They'll play who they play.


it doesnt have to just be, "whos easier to beat". i always want the flyers and any recent teams with a feud.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby pcm on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:20 am

Pens haven't had a team like this since 1993. No better way to exercise the demons than to knock off the Islanders.

Also, the biggest chance the Pens have of getting upset will be if a goalie stands on his head and juggles pucks with his toes. Craig Anderson is the hottest goalie in the East, so he's got the best shot at being that guy.

But it doesn't really matter right now, the analyses can begin tomorrow after the game.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby Spum on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:20 am

Hmmm... The team with one regulation loss in the last 10 vs. a slumping team that will be distracted by Matt Cooke the whole series. Tough decision.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby mikey287 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:23 am

Islanders if I had to choose...weaker depth wise, weaker coaching, weaker goaltending...
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby Why Not Us on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:25 am

pcm wrote:Pens haven't had a team like this since 1993. No better way to exercise the demons than to knock off the Islanders.

Also, the biggest chance the Pens have of getting upset will be if a goalie stands on his head and juggles pucks with his toes. Craig Anderson is the hottest goalie in the East, so he's got the best shot at being that guy.

But it doesn't really matter right now, the analyses can begin tomorrow after the game.


The demons could use some exercise, getting a bit fat.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby farnham16 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:27 am

Islanders. Always rather play the team with weaker goaltending.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby pcm on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:27 am

Looking at their schedule, the Isle beat up on the teams missing the playoffs, and struggled against playoff teams. They've gotten by on timely offense. Their defense is soff.

I don't see them handling the Pens forwards
at all.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby pcm on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:30 am

Why Not Us wrote:
pcm wrote:Pens haven't had a team like this since 1993. No better way to exercise the demons than to knock off the Islanders.

Also, the biggest chance the Pens have of getting upset will be if a goalie stands on his head and juggles pucks with his toes. Craig Anderson is the hottest goalie in the East, so he's got the best shot at being that guy.

But it doesn't really matter right now, the analyses can begin tomorrow after the game.


The demons could use some exercise, getting a bit fat.


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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby SoCalPenguin on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:31 am

NYI.

Karlsson coming back makes Ottawa a little stronger. Concerned they would go after Sid intentionally because of the Cooke thing. We would still take them but I think NYI would be a bit easier.

Our top lines would shred them.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby DesertPenguin on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:48 am

Ottawa. I agree with what one of the commentators said on NHL radio. The Isles have a very strong power play, and our PK is our weakness. Ottawa gets by on great D and goaltending, but doesn't score much. We have too much firepower to be shut down completely, and Ottawa can't score enough to beat us over 7 games.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:56 am

Based on the OP, whatever matchup means we don't have to face the ERMAGHERDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD CAPITALS WITH THE RESURGENT OVECCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCHKIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ERMAGHERDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby SolidSnake on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:57 am

pcm wrote:
Why Not Us wrote:
pcm wrote:Pens haven't had a team like this since 1993. No better way to exercise the demons than to knock off the Islanders.

Also, the biggest chance the Pens have of getting upset will be if a goalie stands on his head and juggles pucks with his toes. Craig Anderson is the hottest goalie in the East, so he's got the best shot at being that guy.

But it doesn't really matter right now, the analyses can begin tomorrow after the game.


The demons could use some exercise, getting a bit fat.


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Good lord, what did Kevin Stevens eat? the entire buffet?
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby knives of ice on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:58 am

ottawa has no scoring depth at all.

anyone saying the isles haven't paid attention over the past month or so. anderson has been horrible since coming back from injury.

it shouldn't matter, but there is no doubt that ottawa is the easier matchup and a much softer team
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby DudeMan2766 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:28 am

Gold jacket Green Jacket who gives a sh***
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby penscup on Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:36 am

We will crush the Isles like lambs to the slaughter if it comes to that.
Anybody else we face at least has a fighting chance I think.
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Re: So which one would you rather play?

Postby knives of ice on Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:57 am

isles
april l 8-2-3

ottawa
april 5-7

the isles in some ways remind me of a young pens team that doesn't know any better with a legit top 5 player in the league. the sens have been horrible down the stretch losing must win games backing into the playoffs.
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