OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby Gaucho on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:44 pm

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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby murphydump55 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:45 pm

farnham16 wrote:No clue how to send Maatta back. Might have been our best defensemen in this game.


I don't see how you can. If he can keep up this play, it would be really sad. Can you imagine how slow the game will look to him in the OHL if he gets sent down?
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby NashvilleCat on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:46 pm

Rocco wrote:No goals allowed the first game. 1 the 2nd game. 2 tonight. They'll allow 81 goals in their last game at this rate.

Unless they're in a repeating pattern of 0, 1, and 2. In which case Fleury will break all kinds of Penguin records.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby Gaucho on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:46 pm

Great, now Maatta is this year's Despres.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby sniper on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:47 pm

Anyone have anything to complain about? No? Good.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby murphydump55 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:53 pm

Gaucho wrote:Great, now Maatta is this year's Despres.


I think he looks better and further along than Despres did last year.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby nocera on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:55 pm

sniper wrote:Anyone have anything to complain about? No? Good.


I hate the woos.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby DelPen on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:58 pm

murphydump55 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Great, now Maatta is this year's Despres.


I think he looks better and further along than Despres did last year.

Me too. I'll be upset if he goes if he keeps playing this well. But I understand the reality if the Cap.

Ideally Niskanen keeps playing well and we can get a good trade for him.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby murphydump55 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:02 pm

DelPen wrote:
murphydump55 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Great, now Maatta is this year's Despres.


I think he looks better and further along than Despres did last year.

Me too. I'll be upset if he goes if he keeps playing this well. But I understand the reality if the Cap.

Ideally Niskanen keeps playing well and we can get a good trade for him.


Couldn't we trade Engelland?

It would make Bortuzzo our 7th D which would suck for him but make our d a pretty solid 7.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby helmespc on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:05 pm

Good to hear that the wooing didn't die a horrible death in the offseason... :roll:
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby Bioshock on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:05 pm

Somewhere, Simon Despres is drinking... heavily....
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby DelPen on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:06 pm

murphydump55 wrote:
DelPen wrote:
murphydump55 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Great, now Maatta is this year's Despres.


I think he looks better and further along than Despres did last year.

Me too. I'll be upset if he goes if he keeps playing this well. But I understand the reality if the Cap.

Ideally Niskanen keeps playing well and we can get a good trade for him.


Couldn't we trade Engelland?

It would make Bortuzzo our 7th D which would suck for him but make our d a pretty solid 7.

Need the cap relief.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby Rocco on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:07 pm

murphydump55 wrote:
DelPen wrote:
murphydump55 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Great, now Maatta is this year's Despres.


I think he looks better and further along than Despres did last year.

Me too. I'll be upset if he goes if he keeps playing this well. But I understand the reality if the Cap.

Ideally Niskanen keeps playing well and we can get a good trade for him.


Couldn't we trade Engelland?

It would make Bortuzzo our 7th D which would suck for him but make our d a pretty solid 7.


Someone would have to want Engelland.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby Bioshock on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:09 pm

The Pens are able to keep Maatta without any sort of maneuvering under the cap. It's purely a roster spot decision.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby farnham16 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:11 pm

murphydump55 wrote:
farnham16 wrote:No clue how to send Maatta back. Might have been our best defensemen in this game.


I don't see how you can. If he can keep up this play, it would be really sad. Can you imagine how slow the game will look to him in the OHL if he gets sent down?


For me, 13-16 mins in the NHL is better than 22-25 mins in the OHL for him at this point.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby Bioshock on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:15 pm

farnham16 wrote:
murphydump55 wrote:
farnham16 wrote:No clue how to send Maatta back. Might have been our best defensemen in this game.


I don't see how you can. If he can keep up this play, it would be really sad. Can you imagine how slow the game will look to him in the OHL if he gets sent down?


For me, 13-16 mins in the NHL is better than 22-25 mins in the OHL for him at this point.


Yep. Pair him with Bortuzzo and just play him. He's an asset at this point and legitimately makes the blueline much better.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby Great58 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:18 pm

Bioshock wrote:The Pens are able to keep Maatta without any sort of maneuvering under the cap. It's purely a roster spot decision.

Well, for this year. But it burns a year off his entry level deal, making him more expensive sooner.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby Bioshock on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:22 pm

Great58 wrote:
Bioshock wrote:The Pens are able to keep Maatta without any sort of maneuvering under the cap. It's purely a roster spot decision.

Well, for this year. But it burns a year off his entry level deal, making him more expensive sooner.


Indeed. But the Pens aren't a budget team. They spend to the cap and play to win. If Maatta is your best bet and it's more beneficial to his development that he plays here, then you play him here.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby columbia on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:28 pm

It seems like many are arguing that Maatta should be sent back to the OHL, because that's the predictable outcome. What *should* happen is another story, however.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby farnham16 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:33 pm

Trade either Engelland or Niskanen and make room to Maatta. He's one of the best 6 guys right now, including when Letang comes back.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby the riddler on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:38 pm

Given the age of some of the defensemen this team has, there is bound to be some injuries. I don't think keeping Maatta up will be a waste of a year for him. I don't think he would've gotten this chance if they didn't think he was close.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby nocera on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:41 pm

Question: if Maatta stays, is he eligible to go to WBS at any point in the season or is it NHL or bust?
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:42 pm

NHL or bust.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby malksby8771 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:48 pm

Am I the first to mention that we've had three GDT's with like 10-15 pages only each? Seems awfully small...
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT:10/8/13 PENGUINS vs HURRICANES

Postby the riddler on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:49 pm

winning is bad for business.
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