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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby dodint on Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:21 pm

Rusty, is that you?
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby Bioshock on Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:35 pm

I think this is the year that could define Crosby's legacy, good or bad. His perception could skyrocket or plummet.

And if you think for a second that this town would never turn on him... I'm afraid I've got some bad news.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby penny lane on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:37 am

Evgeni has to raise his voice in the room.
Former GM Shero's defense will need to perform + sabre new guy.
Fleury has to be a rock for the young D.

Sid & Evgeni must lead with bringing the new guy's system to the ice.

Niskanen and Orpik will be toast in DC or the toast of DC... ; )
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby the wicked child on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:57 am

I think their season will be similar to the Rangers last year, though they may not get the lucky breaks necessary to make the finals. My guess is that they struggle early with all of the turnover and system changes, but ultimately will be a better team come the end of the season. With Bylsmagic gone, there is nowhere to hide for the core of this team. If they fail in the same manner come April/May, things will get ugly on a level beyond what we've seen this offseason.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby k0la on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:09 am

Regular season shouldn't be any different from last few years, I expect them to get into the playoffs comfortably
As for what happens after that I have no idea. Both terrified and hopeful at the same time :p
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby slappybrown on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:24 am

penny lane wrote:Former GM Shero's defense will need to perform + sabre new guy.

?
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby Desiato on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:27 am

Bioshock wrote:I think this is the year that could define Crosby's legacy, good or bad. His perception could skyrocket or plummet.

And if you think for a second that this town would never turn on him... I'm afraid I've got some bad news.


It may impact his popularity in Pittsburgh, but not his legacy or place in the game. He is already a notable part of hockey history.

The stupid hate that exists also existed for 66 and 99. It will fade, but his accomplishments will not.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby the wicked child on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:37 am

slappybrown wrote:
penny lane wrote:Former GM Shero's defense will need to perform + sabre new guy.

?

Ehrhoff?
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby slappybrown on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:40 am

Ah, ok.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:46 am

I think slappy thought we had a guy with a sword on our team
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby slappybrown on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:57 am

MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote:I think slappy thought we had a guy with a sword on our team


They should let Adams play with a sword.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby penny lane on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:15 am

the wicked child wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
penny lane wrote:Former GM Shero's defense will need to perform + sabre new guy.

?

Ehrhoff?


Image

yep.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby shmenguin on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:26 am

based on everything since 2009, i don't know what to expect from Sid in the playoffs. our fate will largely lie with that factor.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby Beveridge on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:43 am

I also expect Crosby to realize his wrist doesn't improve and misses a good chunk of the season going under for surgery.

I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see this whole wait and see working out.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby TrueNorth on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:45 am

Desiato wrote:
Bioshock wrote:I think this is the year that could define Crosby's legacy, good or bad. His perception could skyrocket or plummet.

And if you think for a second that this town would never turn on him... I'm afraid I've got some bad news.


It may impact his popularity in Pittsburgh, but not his legacy or place in the game. He is already a notable part of hockey history.

The stupid hate that exists also existed for 66 and 99. It will fade, but his accomplishments will not.


I’ve never understood the intense, deep-seated dislike--bordering on hatred--that some people have for Sid. Disappointment I can understand, but this level of animosity boggles my mind. I swear, he could deliver the Holy Grail and still find himself in their bad books with no way to ever win their approval.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby RisslingsMissingTeeth on Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:57 pm

I don't understand Sid hate but I certainly understand Sid dissatisfaction. Being a ghost in the play-offs when your team needs you to raise your game will get you that.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby largegarlic on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:56 pm

I'm in the camp that thinks this team has so many question marks at this point that it's hard to feel confident making any predictions about the season. I'd be pretty surprised to see them miss the playoffs (still too much talent on the team even if a lot of things go wrong), and I'd be surprised to see them win the Cup (whoever comes out of the West is likely to be too good unless absolutely everything goes right for the Pens).
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby bh on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:52 pm

I think they will make the playoffs. Other than that...????
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:04 am

I know this is vague, but here's how I realistically look at it:

1) This roster is 100% a Stanley Cup roster and that isn't though my black & gold lenses.

2) It all really rests on how the new coaching staff gels. I don't see any real disaster of a season barring serious injuries, but I think the worst thing is an early exit from the playoffs if the new coaching makes no difference.

Now here's what my gut says:

The first two months of the season are going to be rough as the team adjusts to the new coaching style and new faces in the line-up. I'm expecting more than a few irrationally chosen whipping boys who's poor play will quickly be forgotten once the team gets on track.

My gut says no cup this year, but an ECF appearance losing to Tampa who I think is being seriously underrated. My gut tells me this is an evaluation year toward building a long-term serious team in the next off-season given more cap-space and a better idea of what they need.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby SolidSnake on Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:53 pm

I think Tampa is overrated
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby socket on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:47 am

GeoTank wrote:i feel it's gonna be a slow start.

LGP will be full of bridge jumpers and i told ya so's.

I feel by Jan-Feb the D-kids will have learned and developed and we will still be in the mix come playoff time. We then should be in line for maybe one or two good moves from GMJR away from trying to make a run.

Then LGP will be loaded with a fresh batch of Bandwagoners and I've said all along's

It most likely be a 1-2 rd exit due to inexperiance and growing pains

By season end LGP will be back to it's normal, Fire (insert coach here) and #(notgonnahappen)watch


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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:17 pm

#stamkoswatch
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby wondermoose on Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:18 pm

SolidSnake wrote:I think Tampa is overrated


It depends on whether Ben Bishop is for real or not. It didn't look like a fluke, the way he plays so calm and collected. I see the Aves crashing back to Earth this year.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby sil on Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:41 pm

Swimingly.
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Re: How Do You Really Think 2014-2015 is Going to Go?

Postby shmenguin on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:01 pm

wondermoose wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:I think Tampa is overrated


It depends on whether Ben Bishop is for real or not. It didn't look like a fluke, the way he plays so calm and collected. I see the Aves crashing back to Earth this year.


good teams don't live and die by their goalies. if tampa is legit, they don't need him to be any better than average to make noise this year.
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