OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby meow on Fri May 03, 2013 11:19 pm

Anyone else immensely disappointed in Iginla's 5-on-5 play? Just so underwhelming at even strength.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby Stick_Flex on Fri May 03, 2013 11:20 pm

Iginla needs to be better 5 on 5. I thought he would be hungrier.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby Stick_Flex on Fri May 03, 2013 11:22 pm

meow wrote:Anyone else immensely disappointed in Iginla's 5-on-5 play? Just so underwhelming at even strength.


Put him on the 3rd line for Christ sake.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby The U on Fri May 03, 2013 11:23 pm

Yes, but how much of that is due to the position switch and playing with 71 instead of 87?
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby meow on Fri May 03, 2013 11:24 pm

The U wrote:Yes, but how much of that is due to the position switch and playing with 71 instead of 87?

He played one shift with Crosby before tonight. And he's on his natural right wing position.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby The U on Fri May 03, 2013 11:24 pm

I feel like tonight we were floating around just waiting for our next PP opportunity. The 5 on 5 play seemed like it was an afterthought.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby The U on Fri May 03, 2013 11:26 pm

meow wrote:
The U wrote:Yes, but how much of that is due to the position switch and playing with 71 instead of 87?

He played one shift with Crosby before tonight. And he's on his natural right wing position.


That's what I mean, he just doesn't fit with Malkin. It's not working. It's turning him into a PP specialist and nothing more.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby sniper on Fri May 03, 2013 11:26 pm

The U wrote:Yes, but how much of that is due to the position switch and playing with 71 instead of 87?


Position switch doesn't make him slow. He isn't very good along the boards no matter what wing he plays on. I expected better than this from him. I don't think putting him with Crosby is going to help any. Sid has trouble right now with finding pucks in his feet along the wall. Iginla isn't going to help him there.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri May 03, 2013 11:27 pm

Malkin and Iginla don't work well together. Their styles just don't mesh.

With that being said, god was Malkin awful.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby murphydump55 on Fri May 03, 2013 11:27 pm

blackjack68 wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:
RentedMule66 wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:I'll bet $20 we win this series...up to 5 takers.

Any of you whiny ******** man enough to take and honor that bet?


I'm MAN enough....BET!! Any whiny ***** wanna bet we don't get out of the east?


Send me a PM.


3 more opportunities.

MurphyDump55, I'm looking at you.


I don't doubt we'll win, I've never said that we'll lose at all. Find that and i'll pay you 20 bucks.

I just stated that Bylsma is not a good playoff coach and is making it a lot harder than it needs to be.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby meow on Fri May 03, 2013 11:28 pm

The U wrote:
meow wrote:
The U wrote:Yes, but how much of that is due to the position switch and playing with 71 instead of 87?

He played one shift with Crosby before tonight. And he's on his natural right wing position.


That's what I mean, he just doesn't fit with Malkin. It's not working. It's turning him into a PP specialist and nothing more.

I don't know. His compete level just isn't there. I thought he'd be a warrior. A Morrow with my skill.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby meow on Fri May 03, 2013 11:31 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:Malkin and Iginla don't work well together. Their styles just don't mesh.

Malkin needs creative players around him. I'm not sure Iginla has the creativity levels to play with him.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby The U on Fri May 03, 2013 11:31 pm

Hasn't been mentioned much but it would be nice to get Neal and Orpik back on Sunday.

Get line 2 back to normal and get Engel scratched.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby meow on Fri May 03, 2013 11:32 pm

The U wrote:Hasn't been mentioned much but it would be nice to get Neal and Orpik back on Sunday.

Get line 2 back to normal and get Engel scratched.

Even without Orpik returning, get Despres in over Engelland
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby pens#1 on Fri May 03, 2013 11:33 pm

The U wrote:Hasn't been mentioned much but it would be nice to get Neal and Orpik back on Sunday.

Get line 2 back to normal and get Engel scratched.


It would be great, yet either skated today or yesterday
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri May 03, 2013 11:39 pm

meow wrote:
Dickie Dunn wrote:Malkin and Iginla don't work well together. Their styles just don't mesh.

Malkin needs creative players around him. I'm not sure Iginla has the creativity levels to play with him.


Iginla doesn't. He's an old school power forward. Very structured game. Get the puck in deep and grind it out. Chaos in front of the net. Its just not Geno's style. Unfortunately, at this point in time Geno's style seems to be turning the puck over once you've barely crossed the blueline and giving up odd man breaks.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby Easton on Fri May 03, 2013 11:46 pm

I thought Geno played pretty damn well this game, save a few turnovers.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby SolidSnake on Fri May 03, 2013 11:46 pm

I just finished the game on dvr because I had to work. Here's some of my thoughts.

-This was the Isles Stanley Cup, congrats because they will get embarrassed in both games at home
-Nabokov channeled early 2000's Nabakov, I don't think he will be able to keep that up
-The Pens play reminded me of last year's playoff fiasco
-The Islanders won on a lucky bounce, it took everything they had and more and still barely won
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby mig991 on Fri May 03, 2013 11:47 pm

The worst thing that came out of this game, aside from the obvious, is now the Isles don't just HOPE they can play with the Pens, the know they can.

Pens should have stepped on their throats when they had the chance.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby farnham16 on Fri May 03, 2013 11:50 pm

Easton wrote:I thought Geno played pretty damn well this game, save a few turnovers.


Malkin was our best forward. He created the most. He did have a couple turnovers but overall he played well.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby RxBandit66 on Fri May 03, 2013 11:58 pm

My only comment on this game was that it was strangely similar to last year's fiasco against Philly. Go up early 2-0 or 3-1, then take dumb penalties, proceed to let the opponent tie the score, and eventually blow the lead while the offense completely vanishes. One would think that when your team captain comes back from a broken jaw and scores two quick goals that the team would be fired up after a performance like that. But they turtled and wasted an incredible effort by Sidney Crosby.

I was disturbed by Granato's interview when the score was 3-3 right after they blew the lead. He was all smiles, calmly stating that the Pens need to get to their game. The coaches should have been furious, especially after the team allowed 20 shots in the first period.

No adjustments were made by the coach who had the last change. Bylsma is now 6-10 in the post season at CEC. All ten losses were against inferior teams, and mirrored tonight's loss. His coaching style is simply not intense enough for the playoffs.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby pulp22 on Fri May 03, 2013 11:58 pm

farnham16 wrote:Game 3 is so huge. I think whoever wins it takes the series. The Pens are unfortunately that fragile right now considering recent playoff performance.


Right, because at 2-1 series lead is the end
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri May 03, 2013 11:59 pm

pulp22 wrote:
farnham16 wrote:Game 3 is so huge. I think whoever wins it takes the series. The Pens are unfortunately that fragile right now considering recent playoff performance.


Right, because at 2-1 series lead is the end


With our recent playoff performances, I'm afraid you are undervaluing Game 3.
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby pulp22 on Sat May 04, 2013 12:00 am

RxBandit66 wrote:My only comment on this game was that it was strangely similar to last year's fiasco against Philly. Go up early 2-0 or 3-1, then take dumb penalties, proceed to let the opponent tie the score, and eventually blow the lead while the offense completely vanishes.

I was disturbed by Granato's interview when the score was 3-3 right after they blew the lead. He was all smiles, calmly stating that the Pens need to get to their game. The coaches should have been furious, especially after the team allowed 20 shots in the first period.

No adjustments were made by the coach who had the last change. Bylsma is now 6-10 in the post season at CEC. All ten losses were against inferior teams, and mirrored tonight's loss. His coaching style is simply not intense enough for the playoffs.


As with most of your posts, you have no idea what you are talking about
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Re: OFFICIAL GDT: GAME 2, 5/3/13, ISLANDERS AT PENGUINS

Postby guiner on Sat May 04, 2013 12:00 am

farnham16 wrote:
Easton wrote:I thought Geno played pretty damn well this game, save a few turnovers.


Malkin was our best forward. He created the most. He did have a couple turnovers but overall he played well.


The problem is that when Geno was out the Pens without a doubt played their most disciplined and successful hockey. Geno just likes to freestyle all the time, he never seems to move up the ice with his linemates and work systematically.
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