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02-21-2013, 06:51 PM
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The "Hey, there's some good stuff this season too!" thread

Lots of negative vibes on the board - let's try to appreciate some of the positives here. We have it better than most fans around the league.

- 1 point out of the conference lead

- 4 players in the top 20 in league scoring, including Crosby who's tied for the league lead in points and Neal who's tied for the league lead in goals

- Letang and Martin are tied for 3rd most points among defensemen (!)

- our defense has rebounded, to the point that our biggest blueline complaint is which effective defenseman is getting scratched

- rookies Bennett, Despres, and Bortuzzo all looking good

- everybody's finally healthy (knock on wood)

Not too shabby.

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02-21-2013, 06:57 PM
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Lots of negative vibes on the board - let's try to appreciate some of the positives here. We have it better than most fans around the league.

- 1 point out of the conference lead

- 4 players in the top 20 in league scoring, including Crosby who's tied for the league lead in points and Neal who's tied for the league lead in goals

- Letang and Martin are tied for 3rd most points among defensemen (!)

- our defense has rebounded, to the point that our biggest blueline complaint is which effective defenseman is getting scratched

- rookies Bennett, Despres, and Bortuzzo all looking good

- everybody's finally healthy (knock on wood)

Not too shabby.
All good points

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PP is 2nd in the league at 27.5%

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PP is 2nd in the league at 27.5%
It should be 40% with the stars we have! Kris Letang is HORRIBLE offensively despite having 12 points in 14 games!


Yeah, we're really nit picking here lately.

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None of which matters when they don't have what it takes to get out of the first round.

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None of which matters when they don't have what it takes to get out of the first round.
Let it be noted for the record that I was NOT the first person to post this in the thread. But, consider my reply being the second.

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02-21-2013, 07:24 PM
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Comes down to us not winning the cup since 09 after we thought we would have at least 2 by now. Everybody knows how good we have it...how lucky we are. In turn, that makes us a bit spoiled and expectations are high. More cups!

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None of which matters when they don't have what it takes to get out of the first round.
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Let it be noted for the record that I was NOT the first person to post this in the thread. But, consider my reply being the second.


"I cast thee out!"

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"I cast thee out!"
WTF, I thought you would've been proud of me for not being the first one to poop on your positivity party. And to think that I thought that I'd come so far in just a few short days . . .

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None of which matters when they don't have what it takes to get out of the first round.
just had to do it huh?

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WTF, I thought you would've been proud of me for not being the first one to poop on your positivity party. And to think that I thought that I'd come so far in just a few short days . . .
Still love ya buddy, even after you've picked up the Super Reverse Homer mantle.

Nothing matters 'til the playoffs, yadda yadda. This is a thread for enjoying the regular season ride. Your mileage may vary.

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Another plus:

- Philly sucks against virtually everyone but us

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I'll tell you what's good - FLorida whipping the Flyers ass.

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I'll tell you what's good - FLorida whipping the Flyers ass.
Huberdeau's making my day.

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PP is 2nd in the league at 27.5%
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It should be 40% with the stars we have! Kris Letang is HORRIBLE offensively despite having 12 points in 14 games!


Yeah, we're really nit picking here lately.
Yeah, the PP bugaboo looks like it's getting addressed. Nice to see!

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02-21-2013, 07:35 PM
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Still love ya buddy, even after you've picked up the Super Reverse Homer mantle.

Nothing matters 'til the playoffs, yadda yadda. This is a thread for enjoying the regular season ride. Your mileage may vary.
Well, that explains things. I've got a flat.

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Well, that explains things. I've got a flat.
If I drive out to give you a spare, are you going to stomp on my foot and push me into oncoming traffic?

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Well, that explains things. I've got a flat.
Maybe that wheel needs a wing on it.

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only thing i really care about regular season-wise is seeing crosby healthy and successful.

tis truly glorious to see his face on the stats page of nhl.com leading the league in assists. hopefully points soon too. knock on wood.

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If I drive out to give you a spare, are you going to stomp on my foot and push me into oncoming traffic?
Would being under the influence of a reddish colored drink serve as a mitigating circumstance in my criminal trial?

BTW, yes, there's some nice things about this season like the things you cited and frankly that hockey is back at all should be included.

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Maybe that wheel needs a wing on it.
I see what you did there . . .

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Would being under the influence of a reddish colored drink serve as a mitigating circumstance in my criminal trial?

BTW, yes, there's some nice things about this season like the things you cited and frankly that hockey is back at all should be included.
Good to hear. There are some issues to be worked out (and disagreed on), but we can still appreciate the things the Pens are doing well. There's more than a few.

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02-21-2013, 08:15 PM
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Good to hear. There are some issues to be worked out (and disagreed on), but we can still appreciate the things the Pens are doing well. There's more than a few.
To work out or to agree upon?

BTW, on a side note, as I said to MTLPenFan, that Lindy Ruff thread is just surreal. I was saying the same things about the coaching 27 months ago that I am now . . .

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only thing i really care about regular season-wise is seeing crosby healthy and successful.

tis truly glorious to see his face on the stats page of nhl.com leading the league in assists. hopefully points soon too. knock on wood.
That is huge. Definitely the #1 concern coming into this year.

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02-21-2013, 08:19 PM
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To work out or to agree upon?

BTW, on a side note, as I said to MTLPenFan, that Lindy Ruff thread is just surreal. I was saying the same things about the coaching 27 months ago that I am now . . .
I'll take your word for it. I need to take a break from the coaching-related threads to maintain my enjoyment of the site, haha.

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Pandas are good.

Your fetishes are getting out of control. First Christian Bale, now sleeping, unsuspecting Pandas.

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