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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby heshootsandscores on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:26 pm

Dang, I hate when they pick us first. This year is a toss up, due to the short season, but I can't wait!!!
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby sniper on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:37 pm

The Rangers look a lot like a one line team.

Nash Richards Gaborik
Hagelin Stepan Callahan
Kreider Boyle Pyatt
Rupp Halpern Asham


Good Defense and a great goalie is what makes them tough. Pens top two lines should be able to outscore their top line. Pens third line might even out score the Rangers second line. Heck, Dupuis had more points than anyone on the Rangers second line and he played the majority of last season without Crosby. Cooke had more goals than everyone on the Rangers except Nash, Richards, Gaborik, and Callahan. Offensively the Pens look to be the vastly superior team on paper.

Question is are the Rangers good enough defensively and in net to make up that difference. I guess we'll find out. I know going into the playoffs last year the Rangers (their fans anyway) wanted no part of the Penguins.
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby smoothmoneyb on Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:37 pm

The Pens are definitely contenders, top 8 for sure. Anything more than that is all hype, though. I don't really think that there is a whole lot that separates the top tier teams, especially in the east.
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby the wicked child on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:46 pm

Wait... we're actually upset that someone picked the Pens to win the cup?
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby thepittman on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:54 pm

the wicked child wrote:Wait... we're actually upset that someone picked the Pens to win the cup?

You should know that everyone here is crazy
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:59 pm

Meh these penguins suck. I almost wish there was like a work stoppage, or something that would keep hockey away this year.


;)
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby NashvilleCat on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:00 pm

PhantomJB93 wrote:Regardless of what happened last season, when you have two potential 50 goal scorers, a 40 goal scorer, numerous 20 goal scorers, and one of the top Dmen and goalies in the league, you are going to be favored in almost every matchup.

I hate that we lost Staal but I like the addition of Vokoun - if he is a strong backup this year we're a better team.
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:01 pm

thepittman wrote:
the wicked child wrote:Wait... we're actually upset that someone picked the Pens to win the cup?

You should know that everyone here is crazy

Image
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby thepittman on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:08 pm

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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby the wicked child on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:13 pm

thepittman wrote:Image

I can't stop watching this. Easily amused, I suppose.
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby pekkasteele on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:11 am

thepittman wrote:Image


What is the story behind that?
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby canaan on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:54 am

pekkasteele wrote:
thepittman wrote:Image


What is the story behind that?

the fan is a plant put there by the arena staff to make a funny in-between game play 'skit'
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Re: ESPN Pens Article

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:58 am

Oh, I thought they were actually doing that to someone. Next you're going to tell me that the popcorn dumping between periods at hockey games is staged. Get real...
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