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Cole's Plus/Minus: Pens vs. Flyers - HOCKEY IS BACK!
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01-19-2013, 05:28 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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+ Sutter: The only negative thing I could say is his faceoff wins in the d-zone. The positives? Everything. I love all the small things he does. He focuses so much on defense and it works. He's a great player and I'm telling you right now he's 100% going to make me forget about Staal. His attention to detail is beyond anything I expected.
+ Defense: Martin/Orpik was awesome. That was Martin's best game in 2 years. Not even close. He was incredible. Despres made rookie mistakes but was physical and gritty. We need that. Engo/Nisky/Letang were great. All played above what I expected. That defense was great.
+ Bylsma (PK): Our PK was ****ing awesome. They sniffed out what killed them last season. They didn't chase (outside of the first PK) and we stole their time away. It was flat out awesome. huge props for them seeing that.
+ Geno: Thought he was beast mode most of the night. He looked like the freshest player out there. HE just looked so in-season ready.
+ Fleury: He wasn't great, but damn good. Keep it simple, #29.
- Dustin Jeffrey: If you are fighting for a spot, don't come in playing like that. Complete and utter garbage. He can be cut for all I care. That was a pathetic performance.
- Sloppy play: Both teams... to be expected.
- Kunitz: He looked lost. I'm giving a grace period to get ready for the season.
Sutter = Man Crush
I too thought the individual defensive play was really solid. Great compete level, and there was a concentrated effort to keep play to the outside.
People may not think it now, but, whether he's moved or making a major contribution, people are going to thank Bylsma for keeping up Despres come April.
I thought collectively that the forwards did a pretty nice job supporting in front of the net defensively.
Cole, I don't think Geno was in beast mode, but he was really, really responsible. Tangradi did some good things, but I still think that's a position that needs an upgrade.
Question: How many of the people complaining today about Sid having no helped ****** at me for saying Sid needs a RW, that Dupuis is fine for the regular season but he and Kunitz are both third wheels?
Agree about Jeffrey.
All in all, it's the first game, it's the Flyers, guys obviously are rusty. The game basically was a draw over the 60 minutes. You got the 2 points. You take it, and now it's on to New York.
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