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Bad news for the Pens

Postby The Current One on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:29 am

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/spo ... ns-669598/

The biggest concern for the Pens by far is their blueline, and Martin having a more prominent role is only going to further expose his ineptitude.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:33 am

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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Puffymuffin on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:36 am

Time to leave PR for what it is I guess.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:20 am

Maybe he has a better season? Like he did his last year in New Jersey when he was tearing it up before his broken wrist kept him off Team USA? And his fairly solid first season in Pittsburgh? Or is that not possible?
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Azkar on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:23 am

no way i played with paul martin in nhl 13 for the past few weeks and hes been a really good player for me sometimes even the best player on the ice i dont think we have anything to worry about this season hes really good at poke checking which is an important skill for a player and i think he will be great for us
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:27 am

Paul Martin's best attribute in NHL 13 is his speed
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby socket on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:32 am

Bring back Scudelichar!
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Froggy on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:42 am

The Tori episodes of Saved by the Bell
Brussel sprouts
Rodimus Prime
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Wipe Out
Paul Martin


Things everyone says they hate, but are actually not that bad
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:46 am

I only hate Wipe Out because it isn't MXC :pop:

So, I can see the parallel you're making.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:04 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Paul Martin's best attribute in NHL 13 is his speed


Everyone's best attribute in NHL 13 is speed. In fact, its the only attribute that matters. Well I haven't played nhl 13, but if its like every other nhl video game made, then speed is the only attribute that matters.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby RisslingsMissingTeeth on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:22 am

I love this quote:
"Paul is a good hockey player," Bylsma said. "You just ask around the league. You just ask the players he plays against. He's a good hockey player."

Well of course they are going to say that, they all know that the more minutes the Pens play him the more likely they will beat the Pens. What is sad is that fans can see he is worthless while the coaches can't. Makes you question the brain capacity of the coaching staff when even Paul knows he was terrible.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby The Current One on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:36 am

Martin reminds me of Lidstrom. Similar style, build, etc. The only difference is, Lidstrom knew how to play defense, and Martin doesn't. The reason he was "successful" in NJ was their trapping, clutch-and-grab style. With the Pens he has been exposed for what he is: a soft defenseman that cannot defend one on one, and is easily pushed around in front of the net.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Kovy27 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:37 am

The Current One wrote:Martin reminds me of Lidstrom.


I stopped right there.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby JeffDFD on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:46 am

I think Martin plays well this year.


There...I said it.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:52 am

I love Brussel sprouts.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby westside on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:58 am

I love lamp
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Kovy27 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:59 am

I love Rachel McAdams.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Azkar on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:08 pm

Kovy27 wrote:I love Rachel McAdams.



:thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby thepittman on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:09 pm

Not worried
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby canaan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:56 pm

Froggy wrote:The Tori episodes of Saved by the Bell
Brussel sprouts
Rodimus Prime
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Wipe Out
Paul Martin


Things everyone says they hate, but are actually not that bad

tori episodes...that is a lonely castle to protect.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby The Snapshot on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:58 pm

Look Martin played poorly last year, and not great the year before, but he also spent a lot of time paired with Michalek. Michalek was exponentially worse than Martin - so giving Martin a new partner should help stabilize his game.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:16 pm

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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Pitt87 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:09 pm

I think the PG just trolled LGP... :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby Rylan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:30 pm

There was a time last season for about a month stretch where it could be argued that Martin was the best blue liner on the ice.
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Re: Bad news for the Pens

Postby beLIEve on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:31 pm

Rylan wrote:There was a time last season for about a month stretch where it could be argued that Martin was the best blue liner on the ice.


No no no. Don't you get it? Martin is the new whipping boy. He can do no right. Stop making sense. Put your blinders on. And get in line.
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