puttng JVR in will give the impression they are desperate or he is needed for the win
he won't be in for this series (since it will end tonight)
i have to agree that having jvr over rinaldo would be better
as soon as rindaldo steps on the ice, he may as well just make his way over to the penalty box
he'll get a unsportmanlike penalty for just looking at a penguin the wrong way after last game antics he pulled
So, I'm guessing Giroux is going to get the Crosby treatment at tonight's game:
PITTSBURGH -- Flyers center Claude Giroux wants to thank the Penguins' fans for helping to motivate him before and during games at Consol Energy Center.
"We don't really like the fans here and it's like we have something to prove to the fans that we're better than them," Giroux said Friday prior to Game 5 against the Penguins. "I remember last game there was actually two fans on the glass there and the whole game we were looking at each other. It gets me going a little bit. I would like to thank those two fans for sure. I didn't know what they were saying; it was just yelling and making signs with their hands that I can't really say on TV. It got me going a little bit."
Odds are those fans, or at least more than 18,300 like them, will be yelling and screaming at Giroux and the Flyers again in Game 5 Friday (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS). But, considering the Flyers' history in this new building, maybe a tactical change is in order.
The Flyers are 7-1 at Consol Energy Center since it opened last season. They have won every meaningful game in the Penguins' new home arena, including the first two of this playoff series. Their only loss came on the last day of the regular season, when neither team had anything to play for as their playoff seeds were already set
IF JVR doesnt go tonight would anyone think it would be a good idea to dress 7 D?
We know Gus is in but I say dress Manning over Rinaldo. Use Manning on the 4th O line *if need be*. There are plenty of guys we could double shift on the 4th line.
This way if we can tell early that Gus can't handle it back on D we could try Manning
Bang on. Having Rinaldo in the lineup guarantees the Pens two or three power plays based on reputation alone. Given how terrifying our D looks on paper without Grossmann tonight, dressing Manning as the 7th strikes me as a necessity.
If the fans had a brain cell amongst all of them they'd go after Bryz, not Roo.
The last game in Wpg when the morons started the Flyers Suck chant, you could tell it bothered the team and they kicked it up 5 gears. Roo will be a beast tonight, just hope Bryz plays his best game ever .