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05-12-2012, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by DegenX View Post
Shut down by a 19-year-old rookie? That's hilarious. And Talbot being on that line had nothing to do with it? You know ... the guy who used to play on Geno's wing? Or Philly's best defensive pairing? One goal all series which came too late? You mean the only goal in game six? Seriously ... hey, Geno, thanks for putting the team on your back and carrying us through the regular season when Sid was out, and Staal missed a lot of time and our defense was such a mess ... but hey, **** you 3 goals and 5 assists in the playoffs just doesn't cut it. Yeah, your playoff performance was just ass ... and, it's not a team sport, buddy, it's all you.
You're not only mixing the kool-aid, you're drinking it too.

Anybody with a functioning brain knows Malkin was a non-factor. Did you even watch a game, hell, even highlights? Everything was showing how Couturier was in Malkin's head. Getting him off his game, playing him very well, are you truly denying Couturier's excellence?

Of course it's a team sport, but your captain showed up in crunch time. Getting scoring started twice, double shifting to get things done, etc.

Malkin had 1 primary assist, and it wasn't even off the PP, and only had one goal that even mattered. (Sorry, but scoring the only goal after you're down 3 goals in an elimination game means nothing at that point, other than "at least we scored!")

Explain to me, how Malkin was a factor at all in the series?

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