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JayBee* 05-05-2010 05:44 PM

Jordan Staal is skating
 
Not sure if it has been posted but Mr. Staal is skating and looks like he'll be back this series. Leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

I wouldn't be surprised if he played tomorrow. He was skating fine at practice today.

JHabs 05-05-2010 05:46 PM

yeah no way we are winning now. I don't care how good Halak is, Staal is the King of Penalty Kill.

Analyzer 05-05-2010 05:47 PM

http://digg.com/television/The_Simps..._Moments/t.jpg

Not for long he won't be.

Vicious 05-05-2010 05:49 PM

He was skating yesterday too... Today he full on practiced with equipment. I don't get it... Only explanation is that he is Wolverine.

JHabs 05-05-2010 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vicious (Post 25647874)
He was skating yesterday too... Today he full on practiced with equipment. I don't get it... Only explanation is that he is Wolverine.



Agreed.

InglewoodJack 05-05-2010 05:50 PM

They get two games off, we get a career threatening injury to our best player.

Kirk Muller 05-05-2010 05:54 PM

Simply put, he wasn't as injured as badly as stated. Overstating an injury to make headlines and a feel good story.

JayBee* 05-05-2010 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InglewoodJack (Post 25647880)
They get two games off, we get a career threatening injury to our best player.

What sickens me even more is it puts Markov out for MONTHS and Staal sits a game.

Of course the severity of the injuries are completely different but it's just the bad luck that gets to you

King Woodballs 05-05-2010 06:22 PM

he was skating
but it was also reported that is was limping and couldnt pivot in his skate boot
and could barley stop.
so i doubt tomorrow or saturday even would be possible if that was true

macavoy 05-05-2010 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Woodballs (Post 25648538)
he was skating
but it was also reported that is was limping and couldnt pivot in his skate boot
and could barley stop.
so i doubt tomorrow or saturday even would be possible if that was true

Whether the above is true or not, if he does come back at any point, the Habs should target him and finish every single check against him, to try throw him off balance to reinjure his ankle.

In the playoffs, you push every edge you have against your opposition.

TheCH* 05-05-2010 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InglewoodJack (Post 25647880)
They get two games off, we get a career threatening injury to our best player.

No need to get overly dramatic. 30 years ago this injury would have ended his career. With technology these days, he'll be as good as new when training camp rolls around.

King Woodballs 05-05-2010 06:25 PM

here is where I read it

http://twitter.com/ArponBasu

Pascal 05-05-2010 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Woodballs (Post 25648616)
here is where I read it

http://twitter.com/ArponBasu

funny, that guy's brother is my wife's boss. he's also a writer.

Frozenice 05-05-2010 07:05 PM

It's too bad about Markov but I hope Staal returns as soon as he can.

PAO13 05-05-2010 07:11 PM

Does Pittsburgh realize how fortunate they are getting. Or do they think they are greatest dynasty in the history of hockey? I don't understand how these bums can think they're good when they injured our best player and can only scrape away a 1-0 win from a powerplay goal and an emplty netter. Wow I hope that crosby or malkin get hurt and cry while being escorted from the ice, because they know the season's done for them.

I dont think Pittsburghs a better team. I think that with Markov and Spacek in the lineup, our defense is considerably better. The only advantage they have on us is Crosby and Malkin. But we arent the edmonton oilers. We have a strong offense with cammaleri, gionta, gomez, plekanec, etc.

Lario Melieux* 05-05-2010 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macavoy (Post 25648582)
Whether the above is true or not, if he does come back at any point, the Habs should target him and finish every single check against him, to try throw him off balance to reinjure his ankle.

In the playoffs, you push every edge you have against your opposition.

While I don't condone intentionally injuring anyone, you do have a point. If Staal comes back to play in this series, he is subject to anything the Habs throw at him legally. If he comes back too early and the Habs target him with clean checks every time he has the puck, and he reinjures his foot, I'll be pissed at Staal/Pens organization.

Lario Melieux* 05-05-2010 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PAO13 (Post 25649458)
1. Does Pittsburgh realize how fortunate they are getting.

2. Or do they think they are greatest dynasty in the history of hockey?

3. I don't understand how these bums can think they're good when they injured our best player and can only scrape away a 1-0 win from a powerplay goal and an emplty netter.

4. Wow I hope that crosby or malkin get hurt and cry while being escorted from the ice, because they know the season's done for them.

5. I dont think Pittsburghs a better team. I think that with Markov and Spacek in the lineup, our defense is considerably better. The only advantage they have on us is Crosby and Malkin. But we arent the edmonton oilers. We have a strong offense with cammaleri, gionta, gomez, plekanec, etc.

1. Yes
2. No
3. The Pens are good. So are the Habs.
4. ..... no comment
5. Well, that's your opinion I guess.

Le Tricolore 05-05-2010 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PAO13 (Post 25649458)
Does Pittsburgh realize how fortunate they are getting. Or do they think they are greatest dynasty in the history of hockey? I don't understand how these bums can think they're good when they injured our best player and can only scrape away a 1-0 win from a powerplay goal and an emplty netter. Wow I hope that crosby or malkin get hurt and cry while being escorted from the ice, because they know the season's done for them.

I dont think Pittsburghs a better team. I think that with Markov and Spacek in the lineup, our defense is considerably better. The only advantage they have on us is Crosby and Malkin. But we arent the edmonton oilers. We have a strong offense with cammaleri, gionta, gomez, plekanec, etc.

The Penguins are a better team.

habtastic 05-05-2010 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Le Tricolore (Post 25653124)
The Penguins are a better team.

nope. not if you've been watching these playoffs. We should have won the last game by 2 goals IMO. Fleury unfortunately stole it. With Staal, things change drastically.

Also yeah, Pens fans starting to become quite forgetful of the years between 2000-2005 and of a guy called Andrei Markov. I still think the series is evenly matched. I wasn't sure when Marky went down, but we all know who stepped up.

Better team in the playoffs means more than just paper. Granted they have a very well rounded club, but I think our heart and determination has been insane these playoffs and that counts for a lot. "Better team" needs to be qualified.

ECWHSWI 05-05-2010 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Le Tricolore (Post 25653124)
The Penguins are a better team.

So far I've been rather unimpressed with that Pittsburgh team, the only reason they're stronger is Malkin/Crosby... without them they're not even a playoff team...

they have two 5 VS 5 goals in 3 games against us, and we're playing without Markov and Spacek so...

Teufelsdreck 05-05-2010 11:29 PM

It's time to attack him again at his Achilles heel (literally). Putting him out of action in the first period would not only eliminate him but also leave the Penguins a man short.

llamateizer 05-06-2010 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck (Post 25656526)
It's time to attack him again at his Achilles heel (literally). Putting him out of action in the first period would not only eliminate him but also leave the Penguins a man short.

Thats kind of illegal to stomp a player...(and really ugly to the sport)
If it happens, id be really disgusted

Habs 4 Life 05-06-2010 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ECWHSWI (Post 25654890)
So far I've been rather unimpressed with that Pittsburgh team, the only reason they're stronger is Malkin/Crosby... without them they're not even a playoff team...

they have two 5 VS 5 goals in 3 games against us, and we're playing without Markov and Spacek so...

We are the ones who barely made the playoffs and if they aren't that good us not being able to score a goal with the momentum all on our side for game 3 says a lot about us don't you think?

MrBrightside 05-06-2010 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ECWHSWI (Post 25654890)
So far I've been rather unimpressed with that Pittsburgh team, the only reason they're stronger is Malkin/Crosby... without them they're not even a playoff team...

they have two 5 VS 5 goals in 3 games against us, and we're playing without Markov and Spacek so...

Other than the shooting, how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

llamateizer 05-06-2010 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ECWHSWI (Post 25654890)
So far I've been rather unimpressed with that Pittsburgh team, the only reason they're stronger is Malkin/Crosby... without them they're not even a playoff team...

they have two 5 VS 5 goals in 3 games against us, and we're playing without Markov and Spacek so...

without cammalleri and Gionta
we wouldve ended 14th


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