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06-08-2013, 05:38 PM
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I feel that last year is more embarrassing and it has nothing to do with the Flyers or my heart, or the fact that I'm North American...

The Pens went nuts last year. They were dumb, undisciplined buffoons.

This year, outside of game 2, the Pens played hard and competitive and were in each game. It sucks, and they HAVE to find a way to score more than 2 goals in 4 games, but they never quit and they never went full dumbdumb

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06-08-2013, 05:52 PM
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No. To me last year and 1993 were still worse.

Don't buy the hype, this team was really stacked but our 1993 team was on another level even from this one. Prime Lemieux > Prime Crosby. Jagr was still young then but I'd say he was relatively close to Malkin's current level. Tocchett and Stevens were better players than Neal and Iginla currently are. That team also had Ron Francis who was ridiculously good. You've got Larry Murphy there too, and Ulfie, and Tommy B.

Imagine if the Pens were even better than they are now, and you've got 93. It was insane how good that team was, and that's one of the biggest chokes ever.

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06-08-2013, 05:55 PM
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Not even a question that the 1993 team was more talented than this one... the question is whether it's more embarrassing that they lost in 7 in OT vs. getting swept out as the #1 seed (scoring 2 ****ing goals in the process). To me it's not close. At least the 93 team came very close to winning / competed.

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06-08-2013, 05:56 PM
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2 goals against Boston is worse than last year against Philadelphia. The defense collapsed, but the offense showed up more than ever. You can't win games if your minimum is 6 goals.

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06-08-2013, 06:04 PM
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Not even a question that the 1993 team was more talented than this one... the question is whether it's more embarrassing that they lost in 7 in OT vs. getting swept out as the #1 seed (scoring 2 ****ing goals in the process). To me it's not close. At least the 93 team came very close to winning / competed.
I don't know, different strokes I guess. For me it's always worse to be a great team but lose to an inferior one.

Yes the Bruins spanked us, but the Bruins are an elite team. They're the other elite team of the East. Losing a series to them is not that bad to me. Yes it's painful the way in which we lost the series, but to me 93 is still way way worse. So is last year.

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06-08-2013, 06:07 PM
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if i'm ranking the top 3 Penguins playoff defeats, this is how i think they stack up:

1. 1975 vs Islanders (3-0 series lead and blew it)
2. 2013 vs Bruins (only 2 goals in 4-game sweep despite being "all in")
3. 1993 vs Islanders (ruined shot at a three-peat from an OT goal in game 7)
This.

The issue with #2 is that we are at a loss at what to do next.

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06-08-2013, 06:15 PM
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for me last year's flyers debacle is the worst. we could have easily won that series. against boston, there werent any moments where i thought we were the better team, or that we were outplaying them. they had their way with us, and it's pretty sad.

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06-08-2013, 06:16 PM
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OK, listen. As much as this sucks, the Bruins weren't "underdogs". They are essentially the same team that won the Cup two years ago. Replace Recchi with Jagr, and a few other minor differences.

The manner in which we lost was surprising, but any knowledgeable fan knew going into this series that it was a tossup. So no, 1993 was worse.

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06-08-2013, 06:24 PM
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It was bound to happen in some embarrassing capacity. Finished at the top of the East, lengthy powerhouse, long stretch of wins, incredible star power, hyped to run away with the Cup... Every time they're a heavily-favored pick, it goes awfully.

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06-08-2013, 06:30 PM
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No. '93 and last year were worse.

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06-08-2013, 06:51 PM
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Last year was the only time I was embarrassed to be a fan of this or any of my professional sports teams. Some losses can be hard to swollow but last year they acted and played like a bunch of spoiled entitled rich kids. This year they were shut down and out coached and to a point unlucky.

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06-08-2013, 07:00 PM
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Losing against the Islanders 4-3 after being up 3-0 would be more embarrassing for those of us around then. For me though it'd be last years defeat. We were just a laughing stock and it being against Philadelphia made it worse.

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06-08-2013, 07:18 PM
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The 2012 series against Philthy was the worst. IMO, that wasn't a playoff series that was a ****ing sideshow circus.

1993 comes in second for me.

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06-08-2013, 07:41 PM
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if i'm ranking the top 3 Penguins playoff defeats, this is how i think they stack up:

1. 1975 vs Islanders (3-0 series lead and blew it)
2. 2013 vs Bruins (only 2 goals in 4-game sweep despite being "all in")
3. 1993 vs Islanders (ruined shot at a three-peat from an OT goal in game 7)
I'd put 1993 on the top, followed by 1975, and then 2012. The Bruins are a better team than any of the three that beat the Pens in those years, and three of the games were winnable.


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06-08-2013, 08:03 PM
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i assume that 1996 would be right there with the rest of those. (since it looks like most are rolling 'embarrassing' and 'heart-breaking' into 'disappointing')

1979 is pretty interesting. swept by Cherry's Bruins in the second round, but the '79 Pens team was among the most balanced (7th GF and 8th in GA). they wouldn't be ranked that high in GA until '93.
The late 70's teams were mediocre at best, IIRC, and expectations were always pretty low (after '75).

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06-08-2013, 08:09 PM
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hard to compare, but i just know that this is now two years in row that i've been embarrassed to be a penguins fan.

its very clear that this team is perennially overrated and arrogant.

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06-08-2013, 08:36 PM
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No. To me last year and 1993 were still worse.

Don't buy the hype, this team was really stacked but our 1993 team was on another level even from this one. Prime Lemieux > Prime Crosby. Jagr was still young then but I'd say he was relatively close to Malkin's current level. Tocchett and Stevens were better players than Neal and Iginla currently are. That team also had Ron Francis who was ridiculously good. You've got Larry Murphy there too, and Ulfie, and Tommy B.

Imagine if the Pens were even better than they are now, and you've got 93. It was insane how good that team was, and that's one of the biggest chokes ever.
Wasn't Mullen and Coffey on the team also?
When did Recchi arrive?

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06-08-2013, 08:45 PM
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Wasn't Mullen and Coffey on the team also?
When did Recchi arrive?
Coffey and Recchi were traded in the Rick Tocchet deal. Yes, Mullen was on the team.

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06-08-2013, 08:47 PM
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For me,

1) the worst was 1975....nothing is worse than being up 3-0, just knowing the series is over, and then watching it slip away. In this series, when we went up 3-0, the other series was decided, and our next opponent was going to the Broad Street Bullies, (who were in the pugilistic heyday).

According to a Penguin on that '75 team, as soon as the Pen's learned that their next opponent was going to be the Philly, the team wanted no part of the Flyers, and proceeded to give up. Heard that in an interview, with Bob Battleship Kelly. He said, "the team packed their bags, and I mean literally. Guys had all their stuff packed to go home. They shouldn't have been afraid, I went through each of their tough guys that year.".

2) next would be 1993

3) then 2012 Flyers debacle.


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06-08-2013, 09:06 PM
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I don't know about you guys but I was pretty heart broken by the 1996 series, maybe because of my age at the time. Not saying it's the worst playoff loss in Pens history but it is probably top 5.

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06-08-2013, 09:08 PM
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If Fleury was between the pipes for the Boston series, we wouldve been eliminated in 3 games.

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06-08-2013, 09:09 PM
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Top 10 maybe top 5 embarrassing playoff exits.

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06-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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Last year was way worse.

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06-08-2013, 09:17 PM
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Last year was the worst.

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06-08-2013, 09:19 PM
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Out of my personal top 6 worst exits, 3 of them were presided over by Bylsma. That's pretty impressive. And absolutely awful.

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