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What would be good enough?

Postby Getting To My Game on Wed May 15, 2013 5:36 pm

Hooray for another very broad and semi-redundant thread, right? But I just got off work and it's at least anothet hour until beer. Just wanna know, what is the minimum that yinz need to be happy? Is it Cup or bust? Is just making it to the SCF good enough? Or would making it to the Wales Final (still call it that, so eff off) adequately meet your expectations? Or, would losing to the Sens in 5 and breaking Neil's face be enough?
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby mikey287 on Wed May 15, 2013 5:41 pm

Cup win or bust.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby champeen on Wed May 15, 2013 5:41 pm

nobody calls it the wales final who isn't somehow trying to prove his non-noob status.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Getting To My Game on Wed May 15, 2013 5:44 pm

champeen wrote:nobody calls it the wales final who isn't somehow trying to prove his non-noob status.

I call it the Wales Final because I hate how the NHL tries to destroy its own glorious history, not to prove my non-noob (wtf does that mean?) status to message board posters.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed May 15, 2013 5:45 pm

This thread needs a poll to truly be outstanding. Cup win or bust.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Getting To My Game on Wed May 15, 2013 5:48 pm

mikey287 wrote:Cup win or bust.

Say the Pens lose to the Hawks in 7, would that be a failure? To lose to the President's Trophy winners?
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Rylan on Wed May 15, 2013 5:48 pm

Getting To My Game wrote:
mikey287 wrote:Cup win or bust.

Say the Pens lose to the Hawks in 7, would that be a failure? To lose to the President's Trophy winners?


Yes.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby mikey287 on Wed May 15, 2013 5:52 pm

Rylan wrote:
Getting To My Game wrote:
mikey287 wrote:Cup win or bust.

Say the Pens lose to the Hawks in 7, would that be a failure? To lose to the President's Trophy winners?


Yes.


Unequivocally so.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby JoseCuervo on Wed May 15, 2013 5:52 pm

The worst part about getting to the finals and not winning is that Bylsma would likely keep his job :slug:

This team has the talent and ability to win the cup, and with all of the deadline acquisitions, they mortgaged future talent to win the cup now. Anything but the cup is a failure.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby DelPen on Wed May 15, 2013 5:54 pm

How's Esposito, Christensen, Armstrong and the picks used by the Habs and Jets doing?
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby silentom on Wed May 15, 2013 5:55 pm

The cup is the dream.

An fictional dream would be to have a GDT that is more optimistic instead of whiney.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Getting To My Game on Wed May 15, 2013 5:55 pm

JoseCuervo wrote:The worst part about getting to the finals and not winning is that Bylsma would likely keep his job :slug:

This team has the talent and ability to win the cup, and with all of the deadline acquisitions, they mortgaged future talent to win the cup now. Anything but the cup is a failure.

How the hell did Shero mortgage the future?
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Crankshaft on Wed May 15, 2013 5:58 pm

Getting To My Game wrote:
JoseCuervo wrote:The worst part about getting to the finals and not winning is that Bylsma would likely keep his job :slug:

This team has the talent and ability to win the cup, and with all of the deadline acquisitions, they mortgaged future talent to win the cup now. Anything but the cup is a failure.

How the hell did Shero mortgage the future?


He's managed his assets extremely well during his tenure. However, he did trade many draft picks and some solid yet unspectacular prospects in Joe Morrow, Ken Agostino and Ben Hanowski.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Getting To My Game on Wed May 15, 2013 6:00 pm

Crankshaft wrote:
Getting To My Game wrote:
JoseCuervo wrote:The worst part about getting to the finals and not winning is that Bylsma would likely keep his job :slug:

This team has the talent and ability to win the cup, and with all of the deadline acquisitions, they mortgaged future talent to win the cup now. Anything but the cup is a failure.

How the hell did Shero mortgage the future?


He's managed his assets extremely well during his tenure. However, he did trade many draft picks and some solid yet unspectacular prospects in Joe Morrow, Ken Agostino and Ben Hanowski.

Ben Hanowski is gone?! Ahhh, prepare for constant lottery picks the next 15 years.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby slappybrown on Wed May 15, 2013 6:01 pm

mikey287 wrote:Cup win or bust.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed May 15, 2013 6:02 pm

Cup win. I'll settle for it not being clinched at home, and that's it.

I'm still confident the Pens can do it.

I want DET-PIT III.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby JoseCuervo on Wed May 15, 2013 6:04 pm

Getting To My Game wrote:
JoseCuervo wrote:The worst part about getting to the finals and not winning is that Bylsma would likely keep his job :slug:

This team has the talent and ability to win the cup, and with all of the deadline acquisitions, they mortgaged future talent to win the cup now. Anything but the cup is a failure.

How the hell did Shero mortgage the future?


No picks in the top 2 rounds this year. No Morrow. Forward prospect pool just got thinner- hanowski isn't anything special, but Agostino is likely a solid 3rd liner at worst.

Young, affordable talent would be very welcome on this team assuming Malkin, Crosby, and Letang are taking up a decent portion of the cap. It's going to be hard to fill out the forward lines in the future through free agency due to overpayment for players.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Gaucho on Wed May 15, 2013 6:05 pm

I'd be happy with Geno being the leading scorer.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Getting To My Game on Wed May 15, 2013 6:07 pm

JoseCuervo wrote:
Getting To My Game wrote:
JoseCuervo wrote:The worst part about getting to the finals and not winning is that Bylsma would likely keep his job :slug:

This team has the talent and ability to win the cup, and with all of the deadline acquisitions, they mortgaged future talent to win the cup now. Anything but the cup is a failure.

How the hell did Shero mortgage the future?


No picks in the top 2 rounds this year. No Morrow. Forward prospect pool just got thinner- hanowski isn't anything special, but Agostino is likely a solid 3rd liner at worst.

Young, affordable talent would be very welcome on this team assuming Malkin, Crosby, and Letang are taking up a decent portion of the cap. It's going to be hard to fill out the forward lines in the future through free agency due to overpayment for players.

First-world team problems, brah. After Crosby and Malkin retire, Pens will tank for 4 years, stockpile draftpicks and be dominant again, its our way.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby JoseCuervo on Wed May 15, 2013 6:12 pm

The problem is keeping a competitive team when malkin, crosby, and letang are taking up most of the cap. 1.5M top liners like Dupuis don't come around very often, and it's necessary to fill out the bottom lines as well.

It also seems anyone who uses "brah" probably wasn't around when they actually played the Wales Final.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby Getting To My Game on Wed May 15, 2013 6:18 pm

JoseCuervo wrote:The problem is keeping a competitive team when malkin, crosby, and letang are taking up most of the cap. 1.5M top liners like Dupuis don't come around very often, and it's necessary to fill out the bottom lines as well.

It also seems anyone who uses "brah" probably wasn't around when they actually played the Wales Final.

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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby IntangibleBeer on Wed May 15, 2013 6:32 pm

Lord Stanley's Cup. Period.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby jwest21 on Wed May 15, 2013 6:37 pm

mikey287 wrote:Cup win or bust.

yup
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby viva la ben on Wed May 15, 2013 6:45 pm

You don't go all in to lose the jackpot.
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Re: What would be good enough?

Postby penny lane on Wed May 15, 2013 6:49 pm

"Perfection. We will be perfect" ~ Coach Boone from "remember the titans."

No team is perfect! But, the penguins are my team, so winning the games makes me happy!
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