netwolf wrote: NIN wrote: netwolf wrote:
NIN wrote:Bad hook by Talbot.
Sad thing is, if he goes 6 inches lower and gets Staal's stick instead of his gloves, its a good play.
An unlucky bounce and the Pens are down 0-1.
Does'nt matter! Why would you even DO that? This is why the Penguins are lossing games against good teams, they take needless undisciplined penalties. It isn't just Talbot.
Because if he had lifted his stick, he had a decent chance to steal the puck with no one between him and Ward. At that point E.Staal would have had to take a penalty or make a really good defensive play.
Eric Staal has about 10 feet of reach on Talbot. He DID lift his stick! What happened? Staal had about 3 seconds to recover and he only needed .5 to lower his stick back down.
Do you really beleive that little Maxim Talbot could lift his stick with so much authority that Eric Staal would not be able to recover? Staal knew exactly who was hounding him, and he knew that if he tried to go around him he would spring out the other side. Talbot was baited into hooking Staal and like an idiot he took the bait. He should have tried to tap the BUTT END of the stick like a veteren NHL penalty killer would have done. If it pops free go for it, otherwise skate to the bench and get a fresh killer on like you are supposed too.
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