HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Central Division > Nashville Predators
Notices

Nashville @ Chicago 7:30

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
10-31-2011, 10:11 PM
  #151
I Will Son
An Army of One
 
I Will Son's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nashville
Country: United States
Posts: 7,966
vCash: 500
Get owned Hillen....Game

I Will Son is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:12 PM
  #152
Everlong
JoeyBats
 
Everlong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 26,201
vCash: 500
Oh well. Atleast we get a point. Defense is getting turned around too often.

Everlong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:12 PM
  #153
Reviled
Partisan
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 522
vCash: 500
Wow. Nice shot. Nice move around our on-ice spectators. 1 point is better than 0.

Reviled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:13 PM
  #154
NoNecksCurse
Registered User
 
NoNecksCurse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United States
Posts: 5,569
vCash: 500
thats why we will NEVER win a cup with trotz and our style of play and players. the difference between the skill of CHI and us is huge. Rinne just makes us look decent.

NoNecksCurse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:15 PM
  #155
triggrman
HFBoards Sponsor
 
triggrman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Nashville
Country: United States
Posts: 17,129
vCash: 500
Getting a point on the road is good, we don't lose many after scoring 4.

Hillen could not have played that more wrong.....

Some bad bounces to the wrong players for us.

Let's come back tomorrow and keep the offense going and tighten up the defense.

triggrman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:16 PM
  #156
CantbeatzPekka
Weber/Jones/Josi
 
CantbeatzPekka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: gamehendge
Country: Somalia
Posts: 4,067
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by I am the Liquor View Post
Rinne is amazing.

Best goalie in the league by far.
First off.....awesome avatar and username.

Secondly, agreed, Rinne played a great game regardless of the goals given up.

We obviously missed Fisher and Spaling tonight on the defensive side of the puck

Either way we played a good game, we just couldnt handle all that firepower in the end.

CantbeatzPekka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:16 PM
  #157
wadesworld
Registered User
 
wadesworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,069
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoNecksCurse View Post
thats why we will NEVER win a cup with trotz and our style of play and players. the difference between the skill of CHI and us is huge. Rinne just makes us look decent.
Anytime Chicago wants to give us their budget, I'm sure we'd be happy to sign equivalent talent.

wadesworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:19 PM
  #158
NoNecksCurse
Registered User
 
NoNecksCurse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United States
Posts: 5,569
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by wadesworld View Post
Anytime Chicago wants to give us their budget, I'm sure we'd be happy to sign equivalent talent.
agreed. not downing anyone in particular .. just very hard to compete with teams like chicago when were lingering around the cap floor...

NoNecksCurse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:22 PM
  #159
Everlong
JoeyBats
 
Everlong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 26,201
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
Getting a point on the road is good, we don't lose many after scoring 4.

Hillen could not have played that more wrong.....

Let's come back tomorrow and keep the offense going and tighten up the defense.
I'm still not sure why Hillen was even on the ice for OT. It's only 5 minutes. There are better options.

Good road game overall. Need to tighten up defensively though. Glad we got some scoring support to make it a game.


Last edited by Everlong: 10-31-2011 at 10:29 PM.
Everlong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:22 PM
  #160
101st_fan
I taught Yoda
 
101st_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Some Army fort
Country: United States
Posts: 5,459
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoNecksCurse View Post
thats why we will NEVER win a cup with trotz and our style of play and players. the difference between the skill of CHI and us is huge. Rinne just makes us look decent.
You're making a comparison of a healthy Hawks team and our depleted forward corps? On a night where we score four?

101st_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:23 PM
  #161
PredsV82
Puckaroni and cheese
 
PredsV82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Outside
Country: Scotland
Posts: 12,607
vCash: 50
talk about a glass half full or half empty game....

half full:
we score four goals with no Fisher or SK
we get a point on the road against the division leader
PK is looking awesome
Rinne with numerous amazing saves to keep us in the game

half empty
we score four goals and still lose
PK was awesome because we took a buttload of penalties
despite being so awesome 98% of the time Rinne still let in a couple of softies tonite

if you had told me before the game that we'd get a point, Id have been pleased, but if you'd told me we'd score 4 goals and we'd still lose I'd have said you are crazy.

meh... take the point, head west, and hope Fisher and SK are healed...

PredsV82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:23 PM
  #162
Preds Partisan
Nothing
 
Preds Partisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Country: United States
Posts: 695
vCash: 500
Would love to hear from some of you geniuses defending McCrappan's contribution to the team tonight.

Preds Partisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:25 PM
  #163
NoNecksCurse
Registered User
 
NoNecksCurse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United States
Posts: 5,569
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
You're making a comparison of a healthy Hawks team and our depleted forward corps? On a night where we score four?
look at our goals compared to there... the skill difference is obvious

NoNecksCurse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:28 PM
  #164
Roman Yoshi
Ellis too short
 
Roman Yoshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Franklin, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 4,674
vCash: 500
All things considered I am pleased with a point. Chicago is a much better team than we are, especially with our missing players.

Roman Yoshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:30 PM
  #165
icekoob
Registered User
 
icekoob's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: VALPO/chicago
Country: United States
Posts: 1,333
vCash: 500
Real good game d00ds, as always. Got love for the Preds when they're not playing us

icekoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:31 PM
  #166
Iron Duke
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Dimas, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 2,355
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joetimo View Post
All things considered I am pleased with a point. Chicago is a much better team than we are, especially with our missing players.
Agreed. All things considered, it's disappointing to not go away with 2 points, but this team, even depleted and making some bonehead plays, is a far cry from what we saw the first week or two. Time to payback the Yotes for that embarrassment of a home opener.

Iron Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:31 PM
  #167
NoNecksCurse
Registered User
 
NoNecksCurse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United States
Posts: 5,569
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joetimo View Post
All things considered I am pleased with a point. Chicago is a much better team than we are, especially with our missing players.
agreed. smith looks great!! better than I could have ever expected imo.

NoNecksCurse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:31 PM
  #168
PredsV82
Puckaroni and cheese
 
PredsV82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Outside
Country: Scotland
Posts: 12,607
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Preds Partisan View Post
Would love to hear from some of you geniuses defending McCrappan's contribution to the team tonight.
thats a little harsh, dont you think?

I suspect that had we been at full strength he would have been a scratch against the goonless, massively skilled hawks, but as it was we only had 12 healthy forward bodies even with the Thang callup. Sometimes **** just happens, man.. he only played 4 minutes

PredsV82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:35 PM
  #169
Iron Duke
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Dimas, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 2,355
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
thats a little harsh, dont you think?

I suspect that had we been at full strength he would have been a scratch against the goonless, massively skilled hawks, but as it was we only had 12 healthy forward bodies even with the Thang callup. Sometimes **** just happens, man.. he only played 4 minutes
I think being stretched that thin was ultimately a huge factor. Sure, we missed the talent of Fish, SK and Spaling, but more than that, we had 3 forwards combine for a total of 18 minutes ToI. You could tell as the 3rd dragged on and we went into OT that the team was a little gassed, especially up against the speed of the Hawks, and having to kill all those penalties.

Legwand is a freaking machine though.

Iron Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:36 PM
  #170
Fortheloveofthegame
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 1,189
vCash: 500
Was 23 really out for overtime? With who? I guess I missed that. Legwand, Wilson....Smith, Erat....Smithson, Halischuk.....Legwand, Halischuk for the goal against?

Fortheloveofthegame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 10:47 PM
  #171
Preds Partisan
Nothing
 
Preds Partisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Country: United States
Posts: 695
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
thats a little harsh, dont you think?

I suspect that had we been at full strength he would have been a scratch against the goonless, massively skilled hawks, but as it was we only had 12 healthy forward bodies even with the Thang callup. Sometimes **** just happens, man.. he only played 4 minutes
That's the problem. This team decided to add McCrappan and carry him instead of an actual hockey player. They get in situations were they have to play a non-skill player like McCrappan due to injuries, end up limiting his minutes because he sucks, and they end up playing at a huge disadvantage because they're basically playing a man short for the game.

In other words, you get this post below which states the point pretty clearly:


Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron Duke View Post
I think being stretched that thin was ultimately a huge factor. Sure, we missed the talent of Fish, SK and Spaling, but more than that, we had 3 forwards combine for a total of 18 minutes ToI. You could tell as the 3rd dragged on and we went into OT that the team was a little gassed, especially up against the speed of the Hawks, and having to kill all those penalties.

Legwand is a freaking machine though.

Preds Partisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 11:02 PM
  #172
headsigh
leave at once!
 
headsigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Atlanta
Country: Isle of Man
Posts: 9,868
vCash: 500
I'll take that point.

headsigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 11:15 PM
  #173
Seth Lake
Registered User
 
Seth Lake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 8,855
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Seth Lake
Quote:
Originally Posted by Preds Partisan View Post
That's the problem. This team decided to add McCrappan and carry him instead of an actual hockey player. They get in situations were they have to play a non-skill player like McCrappan due to injuries, end up limiting his minutes because he sucks, and they end up playing at a huge disadvantage because they're basically playing a man short for the game.

In other words, you get this post below which states the point pretty clearly:
Huge disadvantage? I'd suggest you check yourself...Chicago dressed John Scott tonight and played him a grand total of 2:45 (4 shifts). They had last line change tonight, which limits how often you use your fourth line anyhow, and McGrattan played two more shifts than Scott did, had a shot blocked and blocked one of his own in 4:09.

Ergo, the Predators and Hawks essentially played all night with 11 forwards apiece and if anything, got more use out of McGrattan than Chicago did with Scott.

I really don't understand where you think we're going to get some offensive hot shot from to dress as our 13th forward, nor do I understand why so many people have blinders on regarding McGrattan's skill level. Yes, he's a heavyweight enforcer. He's one of the meanest and toughest in the game. However, when the puck comes to him, he doesn't handle it like a hand grenade, and can actually read the play, and make the correct decisions when the puck comes his way.

The team is playing with a lot more confidence physically with McGrattan in the lineup. I'm sorry if some don't see it that way, but you ask anyone in the locker room and they point to McGrattan's presence as a key reason for that. Stortini didn't get it done the first two nights and teams took a lot of liberties with us and we simply backed down. We aren't backing down any longer and as we saw against Anaheim, when they screwed with us, we didn't hesitate to go right back at them.

Very few players contribute 82 games per year, especially guys on the fourth line...McGrattan might not have had an impact tonight, but it was far from his fault that we lost or that Chicago outskilled us by a country mile...

Seth Lake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 11:45 PM
  #174
worstfaceoffmanever
What's the Pred say?
 
worstfaceoffmanever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Country: United States
Posts: 12,413
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tootoo Train View Post
I'm still not sure why Hillen was even on the ice for OT. It's only 5 minutes. There are better options.

Good road game overall. Need to tighten up defensively though. Glad we got some scoring support to make it a game.
We played good positional defense, we just couldn't clear the puck out and invited Chicago to apply enormous pressure to Rinne, who can only do so much. I do agree about Hillen, though. He has no business being on the ice in a five minute overtime.

We played well - much, much better than I expected us to against a team that totally outclassed us (even without the injuries, really) - but I think the seven penalties and two 5-on-3s really wore us down and we couldn't keep up at even strength. Bergfors got beaten like a drum on defense and should be scratched ASAP. Rinne gave up five goals but still made some phenomenal saves. Hornqvist played exceptionally well, as did Smith.

worstfaceoffmanever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-31-2011, 11:50 PM
  #175
kypredsfan
Weber is OUR captain
 
kypredsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 4,498
vCash: 500
If you would've told me before the game that we still got a point with some of our main forwards out, and the Hawks fully loaded and healthy, I'd say hell yes! Especially considering the penalty situation in the 3rd, I'm ecstatice we got a point. Obviously the Hawks are massively talented so we have to take what we can get.

kypredsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.