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Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby MarioLives on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:21 pm

He has been very quiet lately. Also,
Any concerns with how slow Eaton seems? He gets
Beat a lot to the corners. Not complaining
Just curious if it is a concern?
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:23 pm

MarioLives wrote:He has been very quiet lately. Also,
Any concerns with how slow Eaton seems? He gets
Beat a lot to the corners. Not complaining
Just curious if it is a concern?


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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby murphydump55 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:27 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
MarioLives wrote:He has been very quiet lately. Also,
Any concerns with how slow Eaton seems? He gets
Beat a lot to the corners. Not complaining
Just curious if it is a concern?


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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby MarioLives on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:27 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
MarioLives wrote:He has been very quiet lately. Also,
Any concerns with how slow Eaton seems? He gets
Beat a lot to the corners. Not complaining
Just curious if it is a concern?


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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby Froggy on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:28 pm

not really concerned. Neal isn't a guy who can carry the offense himself. He needs someone to get him the puck, and draw a defender off of him. Malkin isn't here to do that, and he's struggling. Similarly, our PK has cooled off in large part to injuries, too. I'm not sure there is any more to read into it that that.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby ron_duguays_hair on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:28 pm

It is because Jefferey is soft.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby champeen on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:29 pm

i lol'd, big time.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby Froggy on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:32 pm

ron_duguays_hair wrote:It is because Jefferey is soft.

i don't like jeffrey, but i'm not going to even begin to compare him to malkin. that would be unfair
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:33 pm

No malkin.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:37 pm

MarioLives wrote:
DudeMan2766 wrote:
MarioLives wrote:He has been very quiet lately. Also,
Any concerns with how slow Eaton seems? He gets
Beat a lot to the corners. Not complaining
Just curious if it is a concern?


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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby Bioshock on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:43 pm

Nah, Neal is fine. Doesn't have his center, that's all.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:46 pm

Maybe BB should center that line. ;)
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby Bioshock on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:49 pm

columbia wrote:Maybe BB should center that line. ;)


In all honesty, i haven't seen too many wingers with playmaking skills such as Beau.

Actually sort of surprised he didn't develop as a center with that particular skill set.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby mikey287 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:53 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
MarioLives wrote:He has been very quiet lately. Also,
Any concerns with how slow Eaton seems? He gets
Beat a lot to the corners. Not complaining
Just curious if it is a concern?


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:lol: at that. Would have been great if it was the only response!
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby SolidSnake on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:54 pm

Still gotta watch out for the Caps
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby guiner on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:26 am

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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby Nizzy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:54 am

In the games that Neal plays the Penguins have a 57% winning percentage. In the game that he doesn't play the Pens have 83% winning percentage. In the games that Neal plays and Malkin doesn't play pens have 96% winning percentage.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby juicebox1 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:56 am

DudeMan2766 wrote:
MarioLives wrote:He has been very quiet lately. Also,
Any concerns with how slow Eaton seems? He gets
Beat a lot to the corners. Not complaining
Just curious if it is a concern?


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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby penmyst on Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:24 am

No reason to be concerned about Neal. He's not a player that creates his own chances as much as he works off of guys that do. When Malkin is around, Neal is able to slip into those soft spots around the slot and get chances or have more room on the rush to rip shots. I saw HCDB tossed him out there with Crosby ES a couple times, probably hoping to get him jump started. Not going to see much of that because that top line has been too good to break up.

No reason to be concerned with Eaton. He's doing exactly what he always has. Maybe a bit slower, but then he is a solid 3rd pairing D with whom you know what you are going to get night in, night out. Not as good as some of the Pens younger D who sit, but then not as erratic either.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:45 am

The only thing that's alarming with Neal, is that if Malkin goes down with an injury you're losing two players.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby no name on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:54 am

Malkamaniac wrote:The only thing that's alarming with Neal, is that if Malkin goes down with an injury you're losing two players.


Yet in the 5 games we played without Geno the team has a 1.00 goals against average.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:10 am

MarioLives wrote:
DudeMan2766 wrote:
MarioLives wrote:He has been very quiet lately. Also,
Any concerns with how slow Eaton seems? He gets
Beat a lot to the corners. Not complaining
Just curious if it is a concern?


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Worst reply ever..... Congrats


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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby npv708 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:16 am

Man, I wish we had Goligoski back.

/said no Pens fan ever.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby FallenHero96 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:18 am

Keep Neal away from Jeffrey. Wasn't he Neal's center for his first season here, when he had 1 goal in 20 games? I'd let Sutter center that line.
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Re: Any concerns with Neal's play?

Postby MarioLives on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:27 am

Idoit40fans wrote:
MarioLives wrote:
DudeMan2766 wrote:
MarioLives wrote:He has been very quiet lately. Also,
Any concerns with how slow Eaton seems? He gets
Beat a lot to the corners. Not complaining
Just curious if it is a concern?


Worst haiku ever


Worst reply ever..... Congrats


Incorrect, it was the perfect reply.


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