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Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:42 am

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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:46 am

Would be surprised if he plays tonight. The trip out of Middle Earth is a hellacious one.

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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Gaucho on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:20 am



That's cool, cause the Pens may or may not show up tonight.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Pitts on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:25 am

Why? These call ups recently seem so random.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Gaucho on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:28 am

Pitts wrote:Why? These call ups recently seem so random.


Throw sh*t on the ice and see what sticks.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby no name on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:29 am

Pitts wrote:Why? These call ups recently seem so random.


Maybe Shero is show casing some of these guys for trades??? If any other team wants that player and they want to see them play in the NHL... :pop:
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby pugilist13 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:31 am

At this rate every WBS Penguin will make their NHL debut by Thanksgiving. I dont really understand it. I'm all for giving young guys their shot, but the revolving door is getting a bit bizarre. Still not sure why Megna was sent back. He was the only call up that made any sort of impact.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Pitts on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:31 am

Gaucho wrote:
Pitts wrote:Why? These call ups recently seem so random.


Throw sh*t on the ice and see what sticks.

Do they preface the call up with "You got one game to prove yourself kid. Make the best of it."
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Gaucho on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:34 am

I want to see pretty results.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Defence21 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:38 am

Not saying I agree with this notion, but could a call-up be nothing more than a reward for strong play in the AHL? Play well and get a few games in the NHL, plus a bump in pay for the time up, which could be viewed as an "incentive bonus." This could also serve as a cup of coffee to keep players motivated for the ultimate goal even though it might look like their road to the NHL is a difficult one, especially in Pittsburgh, where there are plenty of players signed to long-term deals.

I don't like what's going on with this team, the direction the team is heading in, and how certain highly paid players are playing -- but I don't think we need to criticize every minute detail. This is an inconsequential situation, and none of us know why it keeps happening. It's not impacting the team positively or negatively.

Megna, on the other hand, is confusing.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:46 am

Gibbons in for DAgonstini
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby pcm on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:49 am

New lines!

Kunitz-Sid-Bennett
DUpuis-Malkin-Neal
Gibbons-Sutter-Jokinen
Glass-VItale-Adams

Definitely a move in the right direction.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:49 am

Kunitz-Crosby-Bennett
Dupuis-Malkin-Neal
Jokinen-Sutter-Gibbons
Glass-Vitale-Adams
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby pcm on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:50 am

Also, if they're rewarding good play, hopefully it means we see Despres up here. He's tied for 2nd in scoring with a +13 down there...
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Pitts on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:55 am

pcm wrote:New lines!

Kunitz-Sid-Bennett
DUpuis-Malkin-Neal
Gibbons-Sutter-Jokinen
Glass-VItale-Adams

Definitely a move in the right direction.

Is this real life?
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:57 am

pcm wrote:Also, if they're rewarding good play, hopefully it means we see Despres up here. He's tied for 2nd in scoring with a +13 down there...


Only way that would be possible is for Engelland to head to greener pastures. Bylsma would head for the Clemente Bridge at the thought.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby largegarlic on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:07 pm

I agree with what someone mentioned above with regard to the Gibbons call up--they know they need some sort of spark and are fishing for someone in the organization to step up and provide one (even if only for a couple games). I don't know why Megna didn't get more games, though.

I like the new lines. Bennett seemed to be under-utilized, and the Malkin line needs some sort of kick-start.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby Beveridge on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:12 pm

jussi crosby bennett
kunitz malkin neal
dupuis sutter megna
glass vitale adams

imo, but I'll take any change right now
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:14 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Pitts wrote:Why? These call ups recently seem so random.


Throw sh*t on the ice and see what sticks.


I like this. :lol:
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby count2infinity on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:16 pm

"small speedy forward"

DB has his little tiger grinder back.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby largegarlic on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:19 pm

Beveridge wrote:jussi crosby bennett
kunitz malkin neal
dupuis sutter megna
glass vitale adams

imo, but I'll take any change right now


I like those lines too. I had thought that Dupuis and Megna on the 3rd flanking Sutter would at least make that line fast and give it some of the identity it's been lacking.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby sil on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:21 pm

Isn't he about the same size as St. Louis? I bet he'll play exactly the same as him too!
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby pcm on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:42 pm

Gibbons has been on a tear in WBS. Hopefully he plays the same way and brings that kind of spark. He'll be playing with Jokinen and Sutter, which is nice balanced line. Gibbons will be the finisher there.

But don't expect him to stick around for too long. His MO has been to struggle every time he makes the jump to a higher level of competition. But then once things click for him a year or two later, he tears it up.
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby shmenguin on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:44 pm

i guess the idea with megna is that he's top 6 or bust? and now that we're healthy, there's no spot for him on a defensive line?
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Re: Brian Gibbons recalled from WBS

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:46 pm

That would be my assumption.
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