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Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby thebear on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:14 am

Letang said in his interview , "we gave them the game" . The bruins did not do anything to win the game.
sid , backed up letang that this was the same message going through the team after rewatching the game.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby IntangibleBeer on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:16 am

My recommendation to all the Pens? Don't talk, PLAY the way you can.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby thebear on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:17 am

are they poking the bear?
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:19 am

thebear wrote:are they poking the bear?

This is the correct response from the correct user.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:20 am

That's kind of silly. Maybe they should give the bruins credit for being the superior team in those two games.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:25 am

Yeah, they weren't better than the Pens are when they're at their best, but they also weren't as good as the Bruins are at their best...and they were plenty good enough to be way better than the Pens. Would have made sense if those quotes were coming from the Gr8.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby topshelf66 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:30 am

Letang "I gave them the game"

Fixed it for him.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:39 am

I can't wait until a Letang pinch results in a 2 on 1 coming the other way within 4 minutes of the opening faceoff.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:39 am

topshelf66 wrote:Letang "I gave them the game"

Fixed it for him.



:thumb:
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby bh on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:43 am

We just have to hope HCDB can solve the Bruins left wing lock. One thing for sure is an all out offensive attack should NOT be advised.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:43 am

thebear wrote:Letang said in his interview , "we gave them the game" . The bruins did not do anything to win the game.
sid , backed up letang that this was the same message going through the team after rewatching the game.


Hi, bear. Welcome!

I'm not sure what your point is. IMO, Letang's right, but his comment is incomplete. The Pens offered the game on a silver platter from the opening faceoff and the Bruins capitalized and ran with it. Did you not look at the Pens in game 2 and say to yourself, "Who the hell are these guys?" Arguably, you could say the same for the Bruins, as they haven't played this well at any point in the past season. Julien himself said so.

No one's denying the Bruins credit. But, the Pens don't need to self-flagellate in front of the cameras, nor do they need to spout "Woe is us; we're in over our heads, we're outmatched, no one expects us to win" gamesmanship like the Bruins did before the series started. Think about it: First, it would be disingenuous; the Pens are a good team who can beat the Bruins. Second, the series is two games in; these guys are pros--you don't concede anything, especially publicly, to your opponent when there could be 5 games left!

"Credit," to the extent that Bruins fans need it, is currently taking the form of the Pens making radical adjustments and approaches to salvage their season. That should be enough, no?

The Bruins are a good team. You don't have to look hard to see Pittsburgh sports talking heads and Pens fans giving plenty of credit to them. Apparently, Julien used the long layoff more wisely and made the right adjustments first. Now we have to see if the Pens can counter before it's too late for them. We have to rally our team right now. If that means putting credit for the Bruins on the back burner for a few days and focusing on the great aspects of our team, then so be it.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Desiato on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:48 am

What gives me the most hope is that almost the entire Bruins offense has been provided by the Pens.

With possible exception of 2011, The Pens have defeated themselves in each of the playoffs since winning the cup. And each time, it's because they didn't give their opponent enough respect; the Pens played run and gun pond hockey with few, if any, line matches, while their opponents just stood back and cashed in on the opportunities the Pens gave in abundance via turnovers and reckless attacks.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:50 am

The Bruins just got to their game
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:51 am

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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:52 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:gameS

I'm surprised Byslma hasn't copyrighted that saying or whatever like how Michael Buffer did with "Let's get ready to rumble"
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:53 am

michael buffer has made 400 million off that phrase
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:56 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:michael buffer has made 400 million off that phrase

There's Byslma's out, he should step down and copyright "Get to our game" and then nobody would feel bad
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby IntangibleBeer on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:58 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:michael buffer has made 400 million off that phrase


Yeah, and I'd pay money to HCDB if he NEVER said it again.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:04 am

IntangibleBeer wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:michael buffer has made 400 million off that phrase


Yeah, and I'd pay money to HCDB if he NEVER said it again.


I'd be OK if we had a tutorial brochure that describes Our Game in consumable detail. So, when anyone says we got (didn't get) to Our Game, then there's a reference. Oh, yeah, on page 4, number 2a, it talks about clearing the crease. OK, I see. During the game, we did(n't) do that... :D
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:05 am

thebear wrote:are they poking the bear?


If you started a whole thread on it, then I say yes. :lol:
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby TrueNorth on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:08 am

thebear wrote:Letang said in his interview , "we gave them the game" . The bruins did not do anything to win the game.
sid , backed up letang that this was the same message going through the team after rewatching the game.


Watching a replay of that game (debacle) must have been a sobering experience for all concerned. If that didn’t slap them up the side of the head and infuse them with resolve to start playing hockey in earnest, nothing will. Talk is cheap; it’s all about actions now. I believe this team is fully capable of turning things around, but first they have to show up.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby pfim on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:19 am

Well, I'd say they gave the Bruins all the turnovers and sloppy defensive coverage they needed. The Bruins certainly took advantage.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Guinness on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:38 am

I guess I'd rather they be thinking that it's in their power to turn it around, rather than thinking that they've run into an immovable object.

It all hinges on them adapting their play to NOT giving them the game.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:41 am

How nice of you, Kris.
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Re: Letang "we gave them the game"

Postby Cu11en on Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:01 pm

Desiato wrote:reckless

Ahhh...I've been trying to come up with one word to describe what we've seen from the Pens, and couldn't quite put my finger on it until now. Thanks!
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