April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

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April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby Rocco on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:03 pm

Preamble

Good afternoon, everyone. The season is finally drawing to a close. Through it all the Pens find themselves in a familiar place- 4th place in the East, looking unlikely to catch the Atlantic winner despite a late surge. While we could dwell on the dropped points throughout the season that have the Pens needing a visit from Miracle Max to win the conference, we might as well accept that a meeting between the Pens and Flyers in the playoffs was inevitable. As a child, this would have terrified me. Now though? The Pens have won the last two postseason series, and gave us this lasting image:

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(Yes, I'm breaking out a picture in a game thread. This may be the last time I ever do that.)

I'm interested to see how serious these two teams are about getting the 4th seed. The Pens have been better at home (27-9-2 versus 21-15-4); Philly's got a better winning percentage on the road. Both teams probably feel like they can win a game 7 in the other team's barn, and I can't remember the last time the Pens won a Game 7 at home (1995 against the Caps?). All things being equal, I'd prefer the Pens announce their presence with authority today.

Standings? http://espn.go.com/nhl/standings/_/group/2 A win in regulation just about slams the door on Philly getting the 5th seed. Lose in regulation and it likely comes down to the final game of the season. So this is important.

As always, I expect some noise out of you rabble. Let's have some fun. Try to keep the ref whining to a minimum- yes, I know, the league hates the Pens, the Pens never commit a penalty ever, etc. Otherwise, post away. And listen to this before the game:

http://www.letsgopens.com/FlyerScum09.mp3
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Re: Happy/2012 Capitals v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby canaan on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:05 pm

wat?
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Re: Happy/2012 Capitals v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby mac5155 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:07 pm

i like your style
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Re: Happy/2012 Capitals v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby mac5155 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:08 pm

LMAO admin wins
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Re: Happy/2012 Capitals v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby columbia on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:09 pm

I can't stand seeing Jagr on the Flyers.
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Re: Happy/2012 Capitals v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby Rocco on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:09 pm

Oh Admin, you jokester. It's all part of the conspiracy to hold me down. This would never have been done to someone in the clique.
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Re: Happy/2012 Capitals v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby offsides on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:13 pm

Zero for last five against the Flyboys at CEC. Time to turn that crap around.

Do we really have to put up with this pink during the game?

LET'S go PENS.
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby Rocco on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:14 pm

I'm having fun editing the subject line to see what else is screwy.
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby npv708 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:15 pm

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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby Pavel Bure on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:17 pm

Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell Hartnell

No I did not use an "F"
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby npv708 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:18 pm

LETS GO FLYERS!!!!
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby npv708 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:21 pm

btw, I love the Pepsi Next baby commercial.
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby offsides on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:22 pm

Somebody is messin with our posts.......................wonder who Admin? :D
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby npv708 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:23 pm

LETANG IS BACK!!!
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby Drewski17 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:25 pm

GO PENS

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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby malksby8771 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:25 pm

Why is Strait starting in favor of Despres? If Letang can't go, Despres seems like a much more comparable replacement. Also Despres has a great chance of making the team next year. Why not get him experience in big games like this?
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby npv708 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:26 pm

malksby8771 wrote:Why is Strait starting in favor of Despres? If Letang can't go, Despres seems like a much more comparable replacement. Also Despres has a great shoteded of making the team next year. Why not get him experience in big games like this?


DOESN'T MATTER. HAVE LETANG.
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby Drewski17 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:27 pm

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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby malksby8771 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:28 pm

Oh wow. Letang is in? I read Strait was starting from this link:

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/John-Top ... /150/43502

Glad that's decided. Still puzzling to see Strait in over Despres though if that were the case.
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby offsides on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:28 pm

npv708 wrote:
malksby8771 wrote:Why is Strait starting in favor of Despres? If Letang can't go, Despres seems like a much more comparable replacement. Also Despres has a great shoteded of making the team next year. Why not get him experience in big games like this?


DOESN'T MATTER. HAVE LETANG.


Plus Depres was reassigned to WBS.
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby Rocco on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:28 pm

I am afraid to post anything. Who knows what else Admin has in store.
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby npv708 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:29 pm

Rocco wrote:I am afraid to post anything. Who knows what else Admin has in store.


Then it seems Admin's plan has worked to eliminate you from posting on this board. Thanks Admin!
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby Drewski17 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:29 pm

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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby malksby8771 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:30 pm

offsides wrote:
npv708 wrote:
malksby8771 wrote:Why is Strait starting in favor of Despres? If Letang can't go, Despres seems like a much more comparable replacement. Also Despres has a great shoteded of making the team next year. Why not get him experience in big games like this?


DOESN'T MATTER. HAVE LETANG.


Plus Depres was reassigned to WBS.


Thank you. Didn't know Despres was reassigned. Though I would've preferred to see Strait sent down than Despres for sure. Anyways LETANG IS BACK!! :fist:
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Re: April 1, 2012 Philly v. Penguins- Official Game Thread

Postby Rocco on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:30 pm

npv708 wrote:
Rocco wrote:I am afraid to post anything. Who knows what else Admin has in store.


Then it seems Admin's plan has worked to eliminate you from posting on this board. Thanks Admin!


Your prayers to your Scott Hartnell poster at night have worked.
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