HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > Pittsburgh Penguins
Notices

Winger Acquisition Thread | Part V: Wingers in the Hands of an Angry (Hockey) God

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-23-2013, 04:57 PM
  #401
Darth Vitale
Moderator
Lesshaus > Morehaus
 
Darth Vitale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Fangorn
Country: United States
Posts: 25,313
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PenguinTommy View Post
It was Rossi's source !!!

Nobody would be fine a day after that whiplash. I would wait for official statement before I start panic .. just sayin'
Not to side track but Rossi (who I don't like or trust) was saying "according to multiple sources" so while he's a **** up of a journalist and a social media ***** I can't see him lying about that but who knows.

Darth Vitale is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 04:57 PM
  #402
IcedCapp
IcedCapp The White
 
IcedCapp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Country: Canada
Posts: 18,149
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale View Post
Not to side track but Rossi (who I don't like or trust) was saying "according to multiple sources" so while he's a **** up of a journalist and a social media ***** I can't see him lying about that but who knows.
I think this is actually something that the team would come out and refute if it weren't true.

IcedCapp is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:03 PM
  #403
Darth Vitale
Moderator
Lesshaus > Morehaus
 
Darth Vitale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Fangorn
Country: United States
Posts: 25,313
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedCapp View Post
I think this is actually something that the team would come out and refute if it weren't true.
I concur.

Darth Vitale is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:03 PM
  #404
Malkin4Top6Wingerz
Can you like, shutup
 
Malkin4Top6Wingerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Country: United States
Posts: 4,950
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PenguinTommy View Post
It was Rossi's source !!!

Nobody would be fine a day after that whiplash. I would wait for official statement before I start panic .. just sayin'
That's where I'm at with this. Whiplash sucks and nobody feels right the next day. Let's see how he's doing in a week. If he's still having severe headaches then we've got a problem.

Malkin4Top6Wingerz is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:30 PM
  #405
cheesedanish87
Registered User
 
cheesedanish87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Country: United States
Posts: 4,473
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale View Post
Not to side track but Rossi (who I don't like or trust) was saying "according to multiple sources" so while he's a **** up of a journalist and a social media ***** I can't see him lying about that but who knows.
Rossi will be the best guy out their to get info on malkin right now. Rossi is helping malkin write his book. Check out malkin website you will see that some of the stories on their are written by rossi. Im not saying rossi is a great reporter but when it comes to malkin he knows what hes talking about.

cheesedanish87 is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:31 PM
  #406
Darth Vitale
Moderator
Lesshaus > Morehaus
 
Darth Vitale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Fangorn
Country: United States
Posts: 25,313
vCash: 500
Well we have our lines for now according to Disco.

Quote:
"Dustin Jeffrey will be a third-line center role with Matt Cooke and Tyler Kennedy," Bylsma said Friday after the game. "Brandon will play with James Neal and Beau Bennett."
Kunitz - Sid - Dupers
Dangles - Sutter - Neal
Cooke - Jeffrey - InvisoPig

Works for me, for now...

Darth Vitale is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:36 PM
  #407
Ogrezilla
Nerf Herder
 
Ogrezilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 31,174
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale View Post
Well we have our lines for now according to Disco.



Kunitz - Sid - Dupers
Dangles - Sutter - Neal
Cooke - Jeffrey - InvisoPig

Works for me, for now...
I really think putting Neal with Sid should be the easiest coaching decision he's ever made. I just don't get how it makes sense to leave your elite shooter who isn't that great at creating his own offense off the line with your elite playmaker.

Ogrezilla is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:38 PM
  #408
deakka
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Country: Sweden
Posts: 2,014
vCash: 500
I bet with malkins injury still not known means any deals we might have had in the working arw frozen/off the table until the extent of the injury are known.

It will be nice to see Sutter on the 2nd line. O really think he has some untapped offensive porential in him. And Geno hasnt exatly dominated in 5v5 so i dont think the new 2nd line is that much worse.
What might happen tho is that the sid-line will face tougher matchups.

deakka is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:39 PM
  #409
mpp9
Registered User
 
mpp9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Country: United States
Posts: 16,511
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
I really think putting Neal with Sid should be the easiest coaching decision he's ever made. I just don't get how it makes sense to leave your elite shooter who isn't that great at creating his own offense off the line with your elite playmaker.
If Sid's line doesn't produce in the next couple games and Geno is looking like he'll be out for awhile, no way does Neal not end up on that line.

mpp9 is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:41 PM
  #410
Sidney the Kidney
All zee Germans!
 
Sidney the Kidney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,693
vCash: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
I really think putting Neal with Sid should be the easiest coaching decision he's ever made. I just don't get how it makes sense to leave your elite shooter who isn't that great at creating his own offense off the line with your elite playmaker.
This is one of my bigger beefs with Bylsma. It's like he tries to be too cute, rather than just go ahead and do the most obvious thing.

I actually like what Dupuis brings to the club, but a part of me wishes he won't be re-signed just so Bylsma has no choice but to actually think about trying another winger with Crosby.

Sidney the Kidney is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:43 PM
  #411
WarriorScholar
Registered User
 
WarriorScholar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,003
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
I really think putting Neal with Sid should be the easiest coaching decision he's ever made. I just don't get how it makes sense to leave your elite shooter who isn't that great at creating his own offense off the line with your elite playmaker.
Right. To me this also shows( by refusing to breakup Kunitz/Sid/Dupuis ) that we won't be going after a guy like Iginla..somebody for the first line. All they will do is try to find someone for Malkin / Neal.

WarriorScholar is online now  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:44 PM
  #412
cheesedanish87
Registered User
 
cheesedanish87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Country: United States
Posts: 4,473
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
I really think putting Neal with Sid should be the easiest coaching decision he's ever made. I just don't get how it makes sense to leave your elite shooter who isn't that great at creating his own offense off the line with your elite playmaker.
Thats what I thought at first to but the more i think about it the more i like what DB is doing. I like sutter allot i think sutter neal bb could be a good line. That would give us 2 good lines if you put neal with sid your putting all your eggs in one basket and your a 1 line team.

cheesedanish87 is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:45 PM
  #413
Darth Vitale
Moderator
Lesshaus > Morehaus
 
Darth Vitale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Fangorn
Country: United States
Posts: 25,313
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
I really think putting Neal with Sid should be the easiest coaching decision he's ever made. I just don't get how it makes sense to leave your elite shooter who isn't that great at creating his own offense off the line with your elite playmaker.
Valid point.

Dupers - Sid - Neal
Dangles - Sutter - Kunitz

could work too

Darth Vitale is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:46 PM
  #414
Jacques G
Glassic
 
Jacques G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Albany, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 3,050
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sidney the Kidney View Post
This is one of my bigger beefs with Bylsma. It's like he tries to be too cute, rather than just go ahead and do the most obvious thing.

I actually like what Dupuis brings to the club, but a part of me wishes he won't be re-signed just so Bylsma has no choice but to actually think about trying another winger with Crosby.
He's trying to call a horse a zebra.

Jacques G is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:48 PM
  #415
Jacques G
Glassic
 
Jacques G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Albany, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 3,050
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale View Post
Valid point.

Dupers - Sid - Neal
Dangles - Sutter - Kunitz

could work too
I would swap Kunitz and Duper.

Jacques G is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:50 PM
  #416
Sidney the Kidney
All zee Germans!
 
Sidney the Kidney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,693
vCash: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacques G View Post
He's trying to call a horse a zebra.
I'm convinced that if you watched old home movies of Bylsma growing up, you'd see that he's that 3 year old kid who keeps insisting on trying to jam the square toy block into the round hole.

Sidney the Kidney is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:50 PM
  #417
Rowdy Roddy Peeper
Burkupine
 
Rowdy Roddy Peeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 41,435
vCash: 500
The fact is that nobody other than the doctors treating Malkin have enough information to give even the most general timeframe for his return.

Rowdy Roddy Peeper is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 05:53 PM
  #418
IcedCapp
IcedCapp The White
 
IcedCapp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Country: Canada
Posts: 18,149
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
The fact is that nobody other than the doctors treating Malkin have enough information to give even the most general timeframe for his return.
I would bet the earliest he'd return is Monday, March 4th, vs Tampa. Just a guess, but I don't see him going on this trip.

IcedCapp is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 06:14 PM
  #419
Riptide
Moderator
 
Riptide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Yukon
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,274
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jag68Sid87 View Post
But if we replace the coach, a lot of other changes will have to happen. Because we've built this team for this coach, which is a mistake I might add.
How so? You have to give the coach the guys he needs (or says he needs) to succeed, otherwise you setting the coach up to fail. Look at the difference in Toronto this year. They got Carlyle exactly what he wanted...

__________________
"Itís not as if Donald Fehr was lying to us, several players said. Rather, itís as if he has been economical with information, these players believe, not sharing facts these players consider to be vital."
Riptide is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 06:50 PM
  #420
Pancakes
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,021
vCash: 500
I don't see what's wrong with Dupuis-Sutter-Bennett as a line. I can understand if Bylsma wants to balance the offense but imo the above line would still produce and Kunitz-Sid-Neal would be an unholy terror, possibly even more dominant than Kunitz-Geno-Neal was.

Oh well, maybe Sutter and Neal will have some sort of inexplicable chemistry. I will admit that it would be nice to get Sutter going more offensively. He's got two good linemates now, probably the best two linemates he's ever had, so now is the time to see if he can elevate his game like Jordan at times did for us.

Pancakes is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 07:01 PM
  #421
eXile59
Shirts on.
 
eXile59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 16,142
vCash: 500
I would rather put Neal with Crosby & roll three grinder lines. We're going to need to win games by defense now anyways.

eXile59 is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 07:03 PM
  #422
Jacques G
Glassic
 
Jacques G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Albany, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 3,050
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sidney the Kidney View Post
I'm convinced that if you watched old home movies of Bylsma growing up, you'd see that he's that 3 year old kid who keeps insisting on trying to jam the square toy block into the round hole.

Jacques G is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 07:05 PM
  #423
Zatch88
Im stumbling spheres
 
Zatch88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Johnstown
Country: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 404
vCash: 500
Im assuming by "Dangles" yinz mean Bennett?

Zatch88 is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 07:05 PM
  #424
Riptide
Moderator
 
Riptide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Yukon
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,274
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by domaug View Post
do you want to pay him close to $5M per year? i would only consider making a trade for him if A: he can show that he could play wing with Malkin back, and B: he doesn't take more than two defensive prospects along with a roster player and pick to acquire.
If he can play wing, then I'd have no issues paying him 5m. Depending on the cost to acquire, if CBJ would keep some of Umburger's salary (600k - we have a cap hit of 4m), I'm not sure who I'd want of the two. Probably ROR as I think he's the more skilled guy, and this team is one with a lot of role players, but has a lack of pure skilled guys.

Riptide is offline  
Old
02-23-2013, 07:05 PM
  #425
Jacques G
Glassic
 
Jacques G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Albany, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 3,050
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pancakes View Post
I don't see what's wrong with Dupuis-Sutter-Bennett as a line. I can understand if Bylsma wants to balance the offense but imo the above line would still produce and Kunitz-Sid-Neal would be an unholy terror, possibly even more dominant than Kunitz-Geno-Neal was.

Oh well, maybe Sutter and Neal will have some sort of inexplicable chemistry. I will admit that it would be nice to get Sutter going more offensively. He's got two good linemates now, probably the best two linemates he's ever had, so now is the time to see if he can elevate his game like Jordan at times did for us.
There is zero things wrong with this line. It is actually an NHL 2nd line. Pens fans are very spoiled.

Jacques G is offline  
Closed Thread

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 06:01 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.