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ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Why So Serious? on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:34 pm

Alex Goligoski, let me tell you. He is going to be fantastic. And for anyone, that is still doubting him, shame on you for. Granted, he doesn't shoot the puck as much as I'd like him to, but boy, he played his best game in an NHL uniform tonight. Great performance by him and the whole defense in general. Looks like this crew is starting to come together. LET'S GO PENS!!
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby cs6687 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:36 pm

He was solid tonight. Through three games, he's an even +/-. His offense will come around, but as long as he's good in his own end, that's all I care about.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:37 pm

Golgowosikizi is a bum. Everyone here thinks that he is going to be horrible. You have no idea what you are talking about if you think he has any chance of ever being good. How dare you question people who think that he isn't good now?
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Bob McKenzie on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:38 pm

He was solid the other night too. I'm really impressed with him. His shooting will come. Imagine being on the PP with Malkin, Sid, Sykora, and Satan. He's probably not comfortable shooting the puck with those guys out there now. It'll come. His instincts are great.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby littlemoonboot on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:39 pm

Goglebowski?
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Why So Serious? on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:42 pm

Bob McKenzie wrote:He was solid the other night too. I'm really impressed with him. His shooting will come. Imagine being on the PP with Malkin, Sid, Sykora, and Satan. He's probably not comfortable shooting the puck with those guys out there now. It'll come. His instincts are great.


I agree. I thought he was great the other night as well. And the way he was capable of keeping the pucks in the zone during the PP was great. Kid is gonna be a beast.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Bob McKenzie on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:46 pm

littlemoonboot wrote:Goglebowski?


The Big Goligoski?
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Guinness on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:48 pm

Bob McKenzie wrote:
littlemoonboot wrote:Goglebowski?


The Big Goligoski?


You may call him "his dudeness".
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby littlemoonboot on Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:04 am

He really tied the PP together, man.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby roland on Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:11 am

I noticed at the opener that John Barbaro announced his name as Alex GOALigoski. He held the GOALLLLLL part for a few seconds.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Bob McKenzie on Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:57 am

Karl_Racki wrote:Do I think he is going to be good, yes, but for God's sakes.. Shoot..


It's only been a couple of games. He's not Sergei Zubov as a Penguin now :)
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Corvidae on Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:05 am

Bob McKenzie wrote:
littlemoonboot wrote:Goglebowski?


The Big Goligoski?


The Big Ligoski.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Mongoose87 on Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:39 am

Corvidae wrote:
Bob McKenzie wrote:
littlemoonboot wrote:Goglebowski?


The Big Goligoski?


The Big Ligoski.


The GogoDude
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby bill from turtle creek on Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:48 am

Guess I'm not watching the same person. Hesitant to shoot on the PP, didn't keep the puck in several times, physically manhandled in his own zone at least a half dozen times. Definitely needs more seasoning, if it weren't for the injuries to Gonchar and Whitney. Great skater, for sure. No evidence of a good first pass yet.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Kovy27 on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:05 am

littlemoonboot wrote:Goglebowski?


Gradikowski?
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby booboo on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:25 am

roland wrote:I noticed at the opener that John Barbaro announced his name as Alex GOALigoski. He held the GOALLLLLL part for a few seconds.


His last name is clearly of Polish origin.
It is intriguing that "Gol" in Polish means exactly "Goal" :)
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby newarenanow on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:38 am

He looked good. He is going to be a great player, but he isn't ready to take over for Gonchar just yet.

But in due time, he'll be fine.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby cerp66 on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:54 am

He's already an untouchable. You use Letang or Whitney in a trade, if you need to, before GoGo for sure.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:58 am

The only thing he's lacking is experience.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby IrishEyes on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:58 am

bill from turtle creek wrote:Guess I'm not watching the same person. Hesitant to shoot on the PP, didn't keep the puck in several times, physically manhandled in his own zone at least a half dozen times. Definitely needs more seasoning, if it weren't for the injuries to Gonchar and Whitney. Great skater, for sure. No evidence of a good first pass yet.


Thank you. I agree with this. I see glimpses of what he'll eventually be, but he looked completely lost on the PP last night.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby newarenanow on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:02 am

cerp66 wrote:He's already an untouchable. You use Letang or Whitney in a trade, if you need to, before GoGo for sure.


I don't agree with that. I hope you are being sarcastic, because if a guy is untouchable after only 6 NHL games, then the Pens are in big trouble.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby bill from turtle creek on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:02 am

IrishEyes wrote:
bill from turtle creek wrote:Guess I'm not watching the same person. Hesitant to shoot on the PP, didn't keep the puck in several times, physically manhandled in his own zone at least a half dozen times. Definitely needs more seasoning, if it weren't for the injuries to Gonchar and Whitney. Great skater, for sure. No evidence of a good first pass yet.


Thank you. I agree with this. I see glimpses of what he'll eventually be, but he looked completely lost on the PP last night.


He's definitely not an untouchable. He shows signs of being a good offensive defenseman, but isn't there yet. He looks confused on the power play right now. In his own zone, his ceiling is probably "adequate". I thought the Flyers were running him whenever they got the chance. Twice they bowled him over at the point and he went flying.

I like him, but his ceiling is nowhere near Letang's, let alone Whitney or Gonchar.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby newarenanow on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:04 am

IrishEyes wrote:
bill from turtle creek wrote:Guess I'm not watching the same person. Hesitant to shoot on the PP, didn't keep the puck in several times, physically manhandled in his own zone at least a half dozen times. Definitely needs more seasoning, if it weren't for the injuries to Gonchar and Whitney. Great skater, for sure. No evidence of a good first pass yet.


Thank you. I agree with this. I see glimpses of what he'll eventually be, but he looked completely lost on the PP last night.


I agree with this sentiment. He has done a great job filling in for Whitney and Gonchar, and has showed signs that he will be a good player, but he clearly is not ready to take over as the teams premier offensive defenseman, and he shouldn't be expected to 6 games into his NHL career (2 games last year).

He has struggled on the PP. That is his biggest problem right now IMO. He has done a good job, but nothing to start doing cartwheels over.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby penny lane on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:05 am

Young defenseman ~ exhibit `1 ~ brooks orpik , takes time, maybe years to mature.
R Whitney and Kris Letang not even close to tapping in to all of their skills on a consistent basis.
With Gogligoski, same as the others, there will be good games and not so good.

Letang played a good game too last night.
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Re: ALEX GOLIGOSKI

Postby spi on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:08 am

Another great sign from The Dude was his ability to keep the puck in the zone on the PP. I thought he was excellent last night at that.

My question for yinz is, who do you think has more upside. The Tang or The Dude???

Me personally, I think the Tang.
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