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Trap Game?

Postby MarioLives on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:43 pm

I know it is the Capitals, but with the Pens having just beaten the Caps on the road, plus their struggles, and the Devils coming up on Saturday, could the Pens slip up tonight? I hope not, but I have an uneasy feeling about this one.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby sil on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:45 pm

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Re: Trap Game?

Postby The Snapshot on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:46 pm

We'll be fine. We only have one win at home and will look to build on the solid effort last time against NJ. I think they get it now, and they have their legs as well.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:48 pm

In today's NHL, pretty much any game against a sub-.500 team would be called a trap game. Meh
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby RxBandit66 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:56 pm

They just need to stay out of the box and play disciplined, and they'll be fine. Martin and Orpik have not taken a penalty this season, but the forwards, especially Malkin and Neal, have been taking way too many.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby sil on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:58 pm

RxBandit66 wrote:They just need to stay out of the box and play disciplined, and they'll be fine. Martin and Orpik have not taken a penalty this season, but the forwards, especially Malkin and Neal, have been taking way too many.


We need Sniper-Kunitz tonight, and not Crazy-Crazy-Kunitz from the Isles game.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby Beveridge on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:22 pm

Both sides have professionals. Trap game is a trap phrase.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:25 pm

its a tarp
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby Kovy27 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:35 pm

Tarp Game. Once this game is over, MarioLives can come on here and say something is wrong with Crosby and MAF sucks compared to Vokoun again. I can't wait. So excited.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby mikey287 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:38 pm

Rivalry games can be trap games? I always think that a rivalry game can go either way today...
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:42 pm

I think trap games are one of the more over-hyped and over-utilized terms in professional sports. If the Pens lose to the Capitals tonight, it doesn't automatically mean that "omg we overlooked them!!!!?!!?!!"!! It simply means the Capitals outplayed us tonight, and we lost the game.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:44 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I think trap games are one of the more over-hyped and over-utilized terms in professional sports. If the Pens lose to the Capitals tonight, it doesn't automatically mean that "omg we overlooked them!!!!?!!?!!"!! It simply means the Capitals outplayed us tonight, and we lost the game.


NO THE OTHER TEAM NEVER PLAYS WELL. THEY ARE BUMS THAT SHOULD BE THRILLED TO EVEN BE ON THE ICE WITH THE PENGUINS. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO ALWAYS LOSE AND NEVER EVER EVER WIN. THE ONLY WAY THE PENS LOSE IS IF THEY DECIDE NOT TO SHOW UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby Kovy27 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:45 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I think trap games are one of the more over-hyped and over-utilized terms in professional sports. If the Pens lose to the Capitals tonight, it doesn't automatically mean that "omg we overlooked them!!!!?!!?!!"!! It simply means the Capitals outplayed us tonight, and we lost the game.


I think of trap games more in football terms and when you have a huge opponent coming in after a terrible opponent.

So, if the Steelers are playing the Raiders who are 0-12 and lose to them because they were looking to a showdown with Baltimore the next week.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby MarioLives on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:08 pm

Kovy, you really can be a jerk. If you dont like what I post, just ignore me. I never bash Fleury, and I may have wondered what was going on with Crosby, but so have 100's of other posters. Quit obsessing over me, and move on. I am sure every one of your posts have been world class...... :oops:
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby MarioLives on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:11 pm

Kovy27 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I think trap games are one of the more over-hyped and over-utilized terms in professional sports. If the Pens lose to the Capitals tonight, it doesn't automatically mean that "omg we overlooked them!!!!?!!?!!"!! It simply means the Capitals outplayed us tonight, and we lost the game.


I think of trap games more in football terms and when you have a huge opponent coming in after a terrible opponent.

So, if the Steelers are playing the Raiders who are 0-12 and lose to them because they were looking to a showdown with Baltimore the next week.



Hmmmm kind of like the Pens playing the worst team in hockey two days before playing one of the best.....you sir, are brilliant. Way to prove the point.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby littlemoonboot on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:25 pm

But I thought Lemaire retired!
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby littlemoonboot on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:27 pm

But I thought Lemaire retired!
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:32 pm

But I thought Lemaire retired!
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby Kovy27 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:34 am

MarioLives wrote:
Kovy27 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I think trap games are one of the more over-hyped and over-utilized terms in professional sports. If the Pens lose to the Capitals tonight, it doesn't automatically mean that "omg we overlooked them!!!!?!!?!!"!! It simply means the Capitals outplayed us tonight, and we lost the game.


I think of trap games more in football terms and when you have a huge opponent coming in after a terrible opponent.

So, if the Steelers are playing the Raiders who are 0-12 and lose to them because they were looking to a showdown with Baltimore the next week.



Hmmmm kind of like the Pens playing the worst team in hockey two days before playing one of the best.....you sir, are brilliant. Way to prove the point.


Yeah...exactly. :roll:
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby count2infinity on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am

I think the pens got trapped in period one and three. They did well in period 2 though.
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Re: Trap Game?

Postby Nizzy on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:45 am

Don't mistake TRAP GAME for a good gosh-darn 5-man team defense. I don't think they are trapping, the defenseman are still a few feet back at the blue line than what would be considered a standard trap, but the forwards have been backchecking very well. Just good team defense, i love it.
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