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How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions)

Postby Godric on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:56 am

The current healthy line-up:

Kunitz - Crosby - Dupuis
Bennett - Malkin - Neal
Cooke - Sutter - Kennedy
Glass - Vitale - Adams
Jeffery

Letang - Martin
Orpik - Despres
Niskanen - Eaton
Bortouzzo/Engelland

Fleury
Vokoun


Trade Deadline Possibilities:
Does anyone believe that Shero would be willing to trade Beau Bennett or Simon Despres for a veteran UFA? I don't believe he would.
I don't see the Penguins moving any roster players except maybe Kennedy and I don't think he would have any value. Joe Morrow and Derrick Pouliot are probably the only "untouchable" prospects.

Assets:
Scott Harrington is probably the most valuable trade bait the Penguins have after Pouliot and Morrow. Harrington has intelligence and other "intangibles" coming out the wazoo and I think a lot of people have him becoming a really solid guy in his career.

Needs:

Stop Boston from getting Iginla :lol:

Forward Depth -
A top 6 guy to bump Dupuis down which would make him more available on the PK and add some skill to the bottom 6 OR an upgrade over Glass/Adams because imo they are no where near cup quality components on the 4th line... and Jeffery is terrible

Defensive Defenseman -
With the Penguins on a 10 game winning streak and the goals against coming down I can't help but think this isn't such a need as it was seen in FEB. I personally have no issue with Despres getting top 4 minutes in the playoffs. I believe he is a horse.

Possible Targets:

Iginla:
I'd have no problem with Shero pulling the trigger on Harrington + 1st rd pick for Iginla. Calgary's D prospects are pretty much garbage from what I know. However I still don't see Calgary trading Iginla without a solid roster player coming back and Kennedy isn't the answer.

Smid/Regehr:
Smid probably isn't going to get moved but a player in his mold would be perfect for this team. Regehr might be that guy. Buffalo would probably want a pick/prospect, a 2nd rounder?


Will Shero make a move at the Deadline at all? Will he stand pat?
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby count2infinity on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:58 am

this thread needs a poll...

I'd be upset if they didn't make it to the Eastern Conference Finals
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Godric on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:00 pm

count2infinity wrote:this thread needs a poll...

I'd be upset if they didn't make it to the Eastern Conference Finals


fix'd.

Do you think Shero will make a move at the Deadline?
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:01 pm

They're going to make the playoffs. All that really matters in my book ATM.

I won't give an expectation because I'd only be setting myself up for feeling bad if they lose. Better to have no expectations than to expect the world.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Godric on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:04 pm

MRandall25 wrote: Better to have no expectations than to expect the world.


Maybe for you personally because you might have a problem dealing with disappointment but I think its fun to make predictions


(See my 2011 NFL mock Draft picks in NHR I AM A GOD AMONG MEN) :pop:
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:04 pm

Expect the worst, prepare for the best.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Godric on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:05 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Expect the worst, prepare for the best.


Wait isn't that backwards?
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Puffymuffin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:05 pm

Voted 2nd round, going by the past few seasons of playoff shambles.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby viva la ben on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:05 pm

With the level of talent on this team anything less than ECF should be be viewed as a failure.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:07 pm

Godric wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:Expect the worst, prepare for the best.


Wait isn't that backwards?

Haha you're right oops :face:
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Godric wrote:
MRandall25 wrote: Better to have no expectations than to expect the world.


Maybe for you personally because you might have a problem dealing with disappointment but I think its fun to make predictions


(See my 2011 NFL mock Draft picks in NHR I AM A GOD AMONG MEN) :pop:


I don't have a problem with disappointment. I just think it's stupid getting worked up over something I can't control.

If you expect little, you feel better when good happens.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Gaucho on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:11 pm

count2infinity wrote:
I'd be upset if they didn't make it to the Eastern Conference Finals
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:12 pm

If they aren't raising the cup in June, then they failed.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Godric on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:12 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:If they aren't raising the cup in June, then they failed.


this.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Pitts on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:13 pm

This thread has JINX written all over it! Thanks.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:15 pm

What is it jinxing them from? Should "miss the playoffs" have been an option? :pop:
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Beveridge on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:16 pm

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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Admin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:16 pm

Pitts wrote:This thread has JINX written all over it! Thanks.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Godric on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:20 pm

Admin wrote:
Pitts wrote:This thread has JINX written all over it! Thanks.


its all good. I knocked on wood.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Pitts on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:22 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:What is it jinxing them from? Should "miss the playoffs" have been an option? :pop:

No. It's like never talking about the shutout before the final buzzer. A goal is bound to happen right after you do.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Godric on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:24 pm

Pitts wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:What is it jinxing them from? Should "miss the playoffs" have been an option? :pop:

No. It's like never talking about the shutout before the final buzzer. A goal is bound to happen right after you do.



It isn't anywhere close to the final buzzer so its not like that at all. Its March.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Beveridge on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:27 pm

Admin declared it a jinx; therefore: overruled.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby newarenanow on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:36 pm

I'd be upset if we didn't make it to at least the ECF. Which means we'll make it to the 2nd round. That is my vote.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby Froggy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:39 pm

i think if we win a series, and get to the 2nd round, that's about all you can EXPECT from this team. anything less is a disappointment, anything more is a bonus.
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Re: How far is this team going to go? (Make your predictions

Postby sil on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:42 pm

I'd send over Morrow before Harrington...but that's me.
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