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11-07-2012, 12:00 PM
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Got a little mixed up here.. let's get back on track.

Sell: Letang will be good, but Chara, Weber, and OEL/Doughty will be the finalists.

Buy/Sell: Dan Bylsma will be fired if the Pens do not make it to the playoffs or passed the first round?

Back on track? You mean me? What are you now trying to wield your Global Mod powers to intimidate me or something? I'm reporting you to OSHA; I feel my safety has been threatened in teh "workplace".


Buy: I know Shero likes Disco and the Disco philosophy of team building, however all coaches get the axe when it becomes obvious they can't adapt / continue losing at key times. If Shero allows him to stay, he's endangering his own job IMO when otherwise he'd be safe from losing it by hiring another coach. Whether he promotes from within again I have no idea. A more interesting question is, if Disco goes, will his entire crew (Granato, etc) go too?

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11-07-2012, 12:17 PM
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Buy or sell: Jordan Staal gets a standing ovation in his first game back at the Consol

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Buy or sell: Jordan Staal gets a standing ovation in his first game back at the Consol
I hope he gets a huge ovation first time back, he was a huge part on this squad for many years, including the cup winning year. He deserves it, and you can't blame him for wanting a top role on a side with his brother. It's not like he just cut and run for the $$$$

Buy/sell: tangradi impresses at camp and stays up for the full season

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11-07-2012, 01:36 PM
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I hope he gets a huge ovation first time back, he was a huge part on this squad for many years, including the cup winning year. He deserves it, and you can't blame him for wanting a top role on a side with his brother. It's not like he just cut and run for the $$$$

Buy/sell: tangradi impresses at camp and stays up for the full season
Buy: Hey I'll be positive...why not?

Buy/Sell: Malkin surpasses Crosby in goals and points this season (if we have a shortened one??)

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11-07-2012, 01:59 PM
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Buy: Hey I'll be positive...why not?

Buy/Sell: Malkin surpasses Crosby in goals and points this season (if we have a shortened one??)
Sell. I could definitely see Malkin getting more goals, but Sid makes points rain when he's in the game.

Buy or Sell: Penguins get a rematch vs. the Flyers in the playoffs next season.

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Buy, these guys are always neck and neck. It makes the playoffs each year almost inevitable.

Buy or sell: Sid and/or malkin far surpass ovechkin in points this year. 30+

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11-07-2012, 04:52 PM
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Back on track? You mean me? What are you now trying to wield your Global Mod powers to intimidate me or something? I'm reporting you to OSHA; I feel my safety has been threatened in teh "workplace".


Buy: I know Shero likes Disco and the Disco philosophy of team building, however all coaches get the axe when it becomes obvious they can't adapt / continue losing at key times. If Shero allows him to stay, he's endangering his own job IMO when otherwise he'd be safe from losing it by hiring another coach. Whether he promotes from within again I have no idea. A more interesting question is, if Disco goes, will his entire crew (Granato, etc) go too?


No I meant 2 questions were asked instead of one w/ an answer.

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11-07-2012, 05:28 PM
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Buy or sell: Jordan Staal gets a standing ovation in his first game back at the Consol
Buy. I hope if they play i go to CEC to see him play for the first time as a Hurricane i would give him an ovation, no doubt.

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11-07-2012, 07:45 PM
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Buy or sell: Jordan Staal gets a standing ovation in his first game back at the Consol
Buy. Can't think of a reason why anyone would boo Jordan Staal.

Buy or sell: Tanner Glass will become fans' favorite grinder / player with an edge.

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11-07-2012, 07:54 PM
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Buy or sell: Sid and/or malkin far surpass ovechkin in points this year. 30+
Buy: I hope so. If one of them can do that that's beyond fantastic. But if they both can, even better.

Buy/Sell: Orpik brings lots of Free Candy for the opposition next season.

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Buy/Sell: Orpik brings lots of Free Candy for the opposition next season.
Buy. He's had plenty of time to finally heal up and strengthen up from all his abdominal problems, and rest up as far as wheels, etc. He's going to re-assert himself knowing he's got potential for one more big contract in his career and that's it. I expect the team as a whole to come out with a fire lit under their bums.


Buy or Sell: Tandgradi will score 25-30 pts in the shortened season (splitting his time on lines 2 and 3), finally flashing some skills.

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Buy or Sell: Tandgradi will score 25-30 pts in the shortened season (splitting his time on lines 2 and 3), finally flashing some skills.
Buy. I'm hoping for a breakout year for him.

Buy or Sell: Crosby is the first Pen to score a goal this year.

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Buy or Sell: Crosby is the first Pen to score a goal this year.
Sell all the way: My money is on Sutter or Cooke.

Buy or Sell: Cooke with first SHG of season.

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Sell all the way: My money is on Sutter or Cooke.

Buy or Sell: Cooke with first SHG of season.
Sell: My bet is Sutter for first SHG, buy it all depends on how the special team units end up.

Buy or Sell: Orpik will resign here (if not traded) and accept a lower lineup role with the team. 2nd or 3rd pairing. One more contract could make him a career Penguin.

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Sell: My bet is Sutter for first SHG, buy it all depends on how the special team units end up.

Buy or Sell: Orpik will resign here (if not traded) and accept a lower lineup role with the team. 2nd or 3rd pairing. One more contract could make him a career Penguin.
Buy i see Orpik as a mentor. Mainly to Dumoulin.
Buy or Sell: James Neal scores 25-30 goals in 60 games?

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Buy or Sell: Pens trade for / sign a new winger for Sid at some point before the end of next season.

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Buy or Sell: Pens trade for / sign a new winger for Sid at some point before the end of next season.
Buy...I think Shero makes something happen at the deadline.

Buy or sell: Craig Adams is buried in the minors.

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Buy or Sell: Pens trade for / sign a new winger for Sid at some point before the end of next season.
I'll buy that. You can tell they really want his long term go to guy. They went after Parise like he was the 2nd coming of Jari Kurri.

Buy/ Sell... Feds would have been a nice 3rd wheel with Malkin and Neal.

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Buy or Sell: Tandgradi will score 25-30 pts in the shortened season (splitting his time on lines 2 and 3), finally flashing some skills.
not sure about numbers, but I say within 8 ES points of Kunitz.

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Buy/ Sell... Feds would have been a nice 3rd wheel with Malkin and Neal.
Sell. Serviceable at best. Feds is a glorified grinder nothing more. Kunitz is actually the perfect skill level for a 2LW, either in the case the Geno line gets bumped down or in the case that he stays with Sid and Sid gets bumped down. What we actually need is a 1LW skill-wise as it's something we've always lacked.

Kunitz - 2LW
Dupers - 3LW
Cooke - 3LW

Neal - 1RW
Tangradi - 2/3 RW
Kennedy - 3 RW


We need someone who is a legit 1LW. Parise would've been that. A guy like Michalek or Brown would be that (even though they all play a different style they all have that level of skill and awareness). We need to take a couple of these nice D assets (1 NHL ready, 1 high end prospect), and, just as one of our assistant coaches said this past summer... move them for an asset where we have less depth. Or in the case of 1LW, no depth.

EDM might in fact be the perfect partner. If we're willing to give up a bit more, we could get a great player from them. Package something like Despres, Niskanen and a 2nd and we might conceivably have a shot at Eberle. Now that they have Hall, RNH, Yakupov, Eberle is probably the most tradable of those top line talents and D depth is something they lack. They have to know that sooner or later all those guys will need a big contract and they won't be able to keep them all. That or you could go for Hemsky at a lower cost. Niskanen and the 2nd should do it. Never been a fan of Hemsky but there's no denying he'd be an upgrade and we wouldn't have to sacrifice any highly important players to get him most likely.


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11-09-2012, 09:33 AM
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Sell. Serviceable at best. Feds is a glorified grinder nothing more. Kunitz is actually the perfect skill level for a 2LW, either in the case the Geno line gets bumped down or in the case that he stays with Sid and Sid gets bumped down. What we actually need is a 1LW skill-wise as it's something we've always lacked.

Kunitz - 2LW
Dupers - 3LW
Cooke - 3LW

Neal - 1RW
Tangradi - 2/3 RW
Kennedy - 3 RW


We need someone who is a legit 1LW. Parise would've been that. A guy like Michalek or Brown would be that (even though they all play a different style they all have that level of skill and awareness). We need to take a couple of these nice D assets (1 NHL ready, 1 high end prospect), and, just as one of our assistant coaches said this past summer... move them for an asset where we have less depth. Or in the case of 1LW, no depth.

EDM might in fact be the perfect partner. If we're willing to give up a bit more, we could get a great player from them. Package something like Despres, Niskanen and a 2nd and we might conceivably have a shot at Eberle. Now that they have Hall, RNH, Yakupov, Eberle is probably the most tradable of those top line talents and D depth is something they lack. They have to know that sooner or later all those guys will need a big contract and they won't be able to keep them all. That or you could go for Hemsky at a lower cost. Niskanen and the 2nd should do it. Never been a fan of Hemsky but there's no denying he'd be an upgrade and we wouldn't have to sacrifice any highly important players to get him most likely.
Don't think that even comes close to getting Eberle. As much as I would love Eberle on this team, I honestly don't see them moving him for anything other than Letang. Maybe a Orpik and Morrow+ package. Also, I could see them being interested if Sutter would be included but I don't think the Pens would interested in that (though maybe if Lander was coming back the other way).

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Buy/Sell- Gary Bettman will still be NHL commissioner in 10 years?

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Buy/Sell- Gary Bettman will still be NHL commissioner in 10 years?
Buy. Bettman will more than likely retire within the next 5.

Buy/Sell: Pens are still within top 5 in league in man games lost.

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Buy. Bettman will more than likely retire within the next 5.

Buy/Sell: Pens are still within top 5 in league in man games lost.
Buy: Let's face it. When the injury bug bites us, it bites us hard.

Buy/Sell: Our PP is one of the top 5 in the league this season.

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