What time is face-off for the Pens game tonight?
Because in every sports update for the past four hours the 93.7 The Fan Morning Show is saying
"...seven pm puck drop..."
They just did it again in the 10am update!
"...that game is a seven o'clock face-off..."
Originally Posted by serialthrila13
Well you first mistake is ever listening to the Fan, stop...just stop. And it's at 7:30 per the rebutable sources such as the Pens website, the ESPN.com that acknowledges hockey still exists and this quality GDT.
LOL, after I heard it the first time I forced myself to listen to make sure, then it became a sadistic trap to listen to the entire show to hear them get it wrong in every news update every 20minutes.
Oh, by the way sounds like Penguins are gonna loose in the first round, Steelers are gonna suck worse and Pirates are gonna win the division.
Listening to Ron Cook beg for Penguin fans to call in now.
Probably not the right time to scratch him. He managed to play to a +3 against Montreal in a game where we gave up 6 ES goals. I didn't notice any egregious turnovers for the first time in a while with him either. I think getting away from Letang will help both him and Letang. They are not good partners and do better with other players paired with them.
Eaton also played around 20 minutes last game and looked fine.
Despres looked good too in his 15 or so minutes and I thought Bennett played his best period as a Pen in the 1st and then got 5 shifts the rest of the game and possibly healthy scratched tonight. I don't get DB sometimes either. I can defend him to a point but it's almost like decides his lineup by sitting in a chair in his coaches office playing darts.
You didn't notice any egregious Niskanen turnovers against Montreal?
I'm convinced that Tyler Kennedy has some type of incriminating pictures of Bylsma, possibly with a farm animal. There's really no other explanation for him being in the lineup. Same could be said for Tanner Glass. Why not leave Bennett on the 2nd line w/ Geno, move Cooke back to the 3rd, and move TK to a deck hockey team?
I think the thinking is you have Cooke with Geno in case someone messes with him, because, you know, Cooke's the guy you want in a case like that.
I'll preface with saying - these are just practice lines. I know things can change.
However - it's very frustrating watching what Bylsma is doing. TK, when he was playing amazing hockey, averaged 8 minutes a game. Now that he's a complete wreck, he gets all the ice time and his spot is secure. How is that happening?
And for crying out loud.. someone tell me how ANYONE could possibly bench BB or Despres right now? They are playing superb hockey. We got Eaton to have as an 8th. That doesn't mean we have to plug him into the damn line up every night. How the hell does this happen? How does it keep happening to our best consistent players (for their role) such as Despres, Vitale, Bort, & lord knows DJ will be a healthy scratch, too. Or they'll just limit DJ's minutes even though he showed great ability w/ more and more shifts.
It's just so frustrating right now.
It seems to me that unless he's absolutely forced to (ie : Malkin), DB doesn't want to play anybody whose game is more complicated than "Grind, Grind, Grind".
Maybe i'm letting my emotions cloud my judgment. Does Kennedy bring something positive to the lineup that Bennett doesn't that I'm missing?
He brings nothing. No idea why he hasn't been benched even once this season. Should just stick hi on the 2nd line an go with it. And every time I see that 4th line on paper I dislike it even more, outside of Vitale.