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01-22-2013, 11:21 AM
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I hope not. He hasn't done much to earn the next start IMHO...
??? Give him those numbers over a full year and it is one of the greatest goalie performances ever.

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01-22-2013, 11:22 AM
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01-22-2013, 11:43 AM
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They just chased Henrik frigging Lundqvist they'll eat us alive lol.
Yep. Fat chance that it will be really ugly for us.

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01-22-2013, 11:48 AM
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Crosby to score his first against us, same with Malkin .

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01-22-2013, 11:55 AM
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Scrivens lost last night, now it's Reimer's turn to shine

JVR - Grabo - Kulie are now playing together? yes awesome

hope Gards is back

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01-22-2013, 11:58 AM
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Crosby to score his first against us, same with Malkin .
Kessel and Lupul to score their first against the Pens

I think we have actually done pretty well against Pittsburgh these past couple of years. Kessel seems to do well against them too.

Hope we can steal this one.

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01-22-2013, 12:01 PM
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Crosby loves playing us, so he is gonna get a hat trick

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01-22-2013, 12:03 PM
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I'd go with Scrivens against the Pens and Reimer against NYI. Hopefully someone other than Kadri or Bozak can start producing as well.

Either way I'm sure Malkin and Crosby will have their way...

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01-22-2013, 12:05 PM
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I'm happy with those forward lines.

Wonder how the D is gonna look. Gardiner should be back and Komi/Franson looked good in the game they played.

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01-22-2013, 12:06 PM
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Yep. Fat chance that it will be really ugly for us.
You mean "good chance"

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01-22-2013, 12:06 PM
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The leaf fan in me wants us to win. The fantasy owner in me wants Crosby to light us up

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I don't think this game is as much of a write-off as many do.

The pens lose alot of games over the course of a year. Its about executing a game plan, playing Crosby and Malkin hard.

Sure chances are low, but even if we can keep it close, maybe get into OT or SO... I'll take it.

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01-22-2013, 12:12 PM
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Tavares and company are flying.

Plot twist, we're the easier opponent...
This season's theme should be "The Dive for Top-5"

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01-22-2013, 12:14 PM
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The leaf fan in me wants us to win. The fantasy owner in me wants Crosby to light us up
Ideally, Leafs win 6-5 and Malkin gets 5 points because I'm getting killed in fantasy right now.

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01-22-2013, 12:19 PM
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I'm not as down on this game as others are. This new system that RC has implemented means that we can be beaten by the weaker teams, but it also gives us a chance against the elite teams at the same time. It will keep us within striking distance every night. Should be interesting to see they handle the Pens.

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Anyone know what the D pairings were in practice?

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01-22-2013, 12:22 PM
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Scrivens better start, also hope 2nd line is shaken up and lastly Kadri needs more ice time. I have a feeling crosby is going to light us up.

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01-22-2013, 12:25 PM
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Tough opponent but hopefully we're up to the task.

Keep the AHL d-men out.

Gunnarsson-Phaneuf
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01-22-2013, 12:26 PM
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I am in favour of those lines ^

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01-22-2013, 12:29 PM
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I'll be happy if we lose a close one. Toronto is an AHL team compared to Pittsburgh, they will only keep it close by playing harder.

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01-22-2013, 12:34 PM
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I'm not as down on this game as others are. This new system that RC has implemented means that we can be beaten by the weaker teams, but it also gives us a chance against the elite teams at the same time. It will keep us within striking distance every night. Should be interesting to see they handle the Pens.
We've gone 2-1-1 against them in both of the past two seasons, so we seem to have their number for the most part, considering the disparity in talent.

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01-22-2013, 12:39 PM
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I'll be happy if we lose a close one. Toronto is an AHL team compared to Pittsburgh, they will only keep it close by playing harder.
I feel like everybody always over-estimates Pittsburgh because of Crosby and Malkin, they are a deep team at C, VERY shallow on the wings, and a meh defence with the only notable IMO being Letang (Will improve in a year or two).

A good team obviously, but over-rated due to Crosby/Malkin combo IMO.

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01-22-2013, 12:41 PM
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nice to see kadri on top PP unit, nothing against bozak, he has played great, but this PP needs skill, bozak has skill, but kadri has elite skill
good change of putting JVR with grabo and kulimen, mac with kadri and komarov, hopefully it sparks grabo's line

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01-22-2013, 12:45 PM
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Put Scrivens out there. Don't care if he gets blown out. It's better for him now than later.

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I hope that the d pairings will change up a bit. Gunnarsson looked awful against the Sabres, so I hope that he takes a game off.

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