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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby shmenguin on Tue May 07, 2013 12:41 pm

Shakes wrote:Sutter lately is in that mode of "get rid of the puck whatever the situation," which is unlike him.


is it? he hasn't been any kind of puck lugger all year. the next time he leads a rush into the zone will also be the first.
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby Shakes on Tue May 07, 2013 12:57 pm

shmenguin wrote:
Shakes wrote:Sutter lately is in that mode of "get rid of the puck whatever the situation," which is unlike him.


is it? he hasn't been any kind of puck lugger all year. the next time he leads a rush into the zone will also be the first.


I didn't mean that he carries the puck.

I meant that upon taking a loose puck in the D-zone, instead of taking a quick look to assess the situation (or doing so beforehand), he's been just getting it and throwing it ahead blindly, usually to an Isle. Again, certainly not just him.
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby Malkamaniac on Tue May 07, 2013 1:03 pm

Shakes wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:Murray out too?


It was another optional skate.

I wouldn't read much into anything.


Ah didn't know it was optional. Makes sense then.
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue May 07, 2013 1:08 pm

Shakes wrote:Sutter lately is in that mode of "get rid of the puck whatever the situation," which is unlike him.

To be fair, a lot of the Pens are doing this. Part of it is the Isles' forecheck and part of it is just stupidity.


I wish the defense would do this rather than just sitter there, retreat behidn net, get trapped behind net, turn puck over.
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby Shakes on Tue May 07, 2013 1:35 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Shakes wrote:Sutter lately is in that mode of "get rid of the puck whatever the situation," which is unlike him.

To be fair, a lot of the Pens are doing this. Part of it is the Isles' forecheck and part of it is just stupidity.


I wish the defense would do this rather than just sitter there, retreat behidn net, get trapped behind net, turn puck over.


Agreed. But I'd like them also to be aware of where the Isles are and where their teammates are before just blindly getting rid of the puck.

They'd been doing it most of the season.
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue May 07, 2013 2:03 pm

Thats true also, it would help if the forwards came back and supported them. 1 way to get the forwards back is to ice the puck. :pop:
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby jwest21 on Tue May 07, 2013 2:58 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Crosby is truly a machine

He didn't get jaw surgery- he was actually had Wolverine surgery where he had Admantium implanted into his body
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby RxBandit66 on Tue May 07, 2013 3:38 pm

The addition of Orpik and Kennedy will give the Pens some much needed speed. Kennedy has always played well against the Islanders, and Letang needs Orpik badly.
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby thehockeyguru on Tue May 07, 2013 3:39 pm

RxBandit66 wrote:The addition of Orpik and Kennedy will give the Pens some much needed speed. Kennedy has always played well against the Islanders, and Letang needs Orpik badly.


Orpik will be paired with Martin
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby DelPen on Tue May 07, 2013 3:56 pm

jwest21 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:
Crosby is truly a machine

He didn't get jaw surgery- he was actually had Wolverine surgery where he had Admantium implanted into his body


need to photoshop Sid screaming onto Wolverine coming out of the adamantium injection bath
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue May 07, 2013 3:57 pm

bigkam wrote:If we add Orpik and Neal to the lineup tonight, we may finally see what a "mostly" healthy Pens' lineup will look like in the playoffs. We all know the level Orpik can play at in the playoffs, and could be exactly what we are missing in front of our net. Neal and Geno have been magic for two seasons now, and could finally help get that line going. Me thinks the Isles are hoping hey don't play.


Orpik looks like something of a lock. He skated on Tuesday with his regular defence partner, Paul Martin, and showed no symptoms of the lower-body injury that has plagued him for the past two weeks.


http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opinion ... ame-4.html
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby Shakes on Tue May 07, 2013 3:58 pm

RxBandit66 wrote:The addition of Orpik and Kennedy will give the Pens some much needed speed. Kennedy has always played well against the Islanders, and Letang needs Orpik badly.


I don't think they'll move Letang away from Eaton, with whom he's generally played well.

Martin and Orpik had some good stuff working earlier in the season. One or both have been out of the lineup since...March?
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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby JarkkoVision on Tue May 07, 2013 8:01 pm

I forget who said it, but here ya go...

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Re: Neal skates in full gear during practice

Postby JarkkoVision on Tue May 07, 2013 8:40 pm

I forget who said it, but here ya go...

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