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04-18-2012, 09:35 AM
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Not sure how the game for Neal can be justified after letting Weber go without a suspension. Asham got a little less than I expected actually.

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04-18-2012, 09:36 AM
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Definitely. I'm 25 so when the Pens won in '09 I was graduating college and had a few months off before I started my job. So at the time it was a huge deal since I had nothing else to occupy my time. Three years later and I've gained a lot of perspective. I'm married and have a career. That definitely takes away from how attached I feel to being a fan of a hockey team.

The only point I was trying to make was that I don't see crying as a negative thing which I felt was being hinted at in the last few pages. Like I said some get angry and smash things, others get sad or disappointed and shed a few tears. Different strokes for different folks.
I think when you realize like I did that them winning doesn't pay the bills, etc, you get some real perspective.

For me my daughter, wife and family is what is important in life. When I was a teen, I lived and breathed hockey.

Your priorities just change as you get older, but I see no harm in someone being sad or crying. Just throwing stuff and acting like a fool isn't the kind of example I want to set for my daughter, and my wife deserves better.

If they lose tonight, then we get to have a more exciting than usual offseason speculating what will happen, even if nothing does come about as I suspect.

Always gotta find the positives in life... Why dwell on miserable things?

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04-18-2012, 09:44 AM
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I think when you realize like I did that them winning doesn't pay the bills, etc, you get some real perspective.

For me my daughter, wife and family is what is important in life. When I was a teen, I lived and breathed hockey.

Your priorities just change as you get older, but I see no harm in someone being sad or crying. Just throwing stuff and acting like a fool isn't the kind of example I want to set for my daughter, and my wife deserves better.

If they lose tonight, then we get to have a more exciting than usual offseason speculating what will happen, even if nothing does come about as I suspect.

Always gotta find the positives in life... Why dwell on miserable things?
Absolutely. Great post.

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04-18-2012, 09:48 AM
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I think when you realize like I did that them winning doesn't pay the bills, etc, you get some real perspective.

For me my daughter, wife and family is what is important in life. When I was a teen, I lived and breathed hockey.

Your priorities just change as you get older, but I see no harm in someone being sad or crying. Just throwing stuff and acting like a fool isn't the kind of example I want to set for my daughter, and my wife deserves better.

If they lose tonight, then we get to have a more exciting than usual offseason speculating what will happen, even if nothing does come about as I suspect.

Always gotta find the positives in life... Why dwell on miserable things?
Couldn't agree more. Losing sleep or stressing over sports is yet another typical example of "first world problems" in my opinion. When you're a kid and you have little else to really worry about then it makes sense to get so caught up in it. As an adult though you do tend to put things into perspective and realize that certain things just aren't worth your mental, physical, and emotional health.

No shame in being dedicated and passionate to your favorite team(s) though. I myself am just as dedicated and passionate about the Pens now at almost 30 as I was in my teens. Am I going to lose sleep over getting bounced from the post-season though? Not at all.

As you pointed out, we always have plenty to look forward to for next season. We'll still have two of the best players in the world on our roster, complimented by some other world class talent. It's not as though this is a make or break season for us by any means.

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04-18-2012, 09:55 AM
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Schenn got called for charging... Don't get why you guys are still whining. And Schenns hit wasn't aimed for Martins head. Neal's shot at Giroux was clearly a headshot...
shame Neal didn't connect a little better

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04-18-2012, 10:47 AM
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Not sure how the game for Neal can be justified after letting Weber go without a suspension. Asham got a little less than I expected actually.
Weber is a bigger star. That's it. Both deserved suspensions.

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04-18-2012, 10:50 AM
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shame Neal didn't connect a little better
Yeah, then Flyers fans would ACTUALLY have something to whine about, nothing connected, no injuries, yet they want Neal suspended 20 games.

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04-18-2012, 12:13 PM
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Couldn't agree more. Losing sleep or stressing over sports is yet another typical example of "first world problems" in my opinion. When you're a kid and you have little else to really worry about then it makes sense to get so caught up in it. As an adult though you do tend to put things into perspective and realize that certain things just aren't worth your mental, physical, and emotional health.

No shame in being dedicated and passionate to your favorite team(s) though. I myself am just as dedicated and passionate about the Pens now at almost 30 as I was in my teens. Am I going to lose sleep over getting bounced from the post-season though? Not at all.

As you pointed out, we always have plenty to look forward to for next season. We'll still have two of the best players in the world on our roster, complimented by some other world class talent. It's not as though this is a make or break season for us by any means.
We are lucky, we get to watch two of the best players in the world. In Dec I remember people ready to jump off a bridge because they insisted Crosby was never going to play again.

Now some of the same people are mad because he.... Pushed a glove away from a guy he doesn't like... Oh nos!

This team is still young, I feel pretty confident in thinking we have many years of great hockey ahead of us. I am confident Morrow will be manning this PP by this time next season and that has me excited as hell and I am looking fwd to him pissing on the Flyers, Rags, Caps, etc.

We have a ton to look fwd to, I don't get the doomsayers.

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04-18-2012, 12:47 PM
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Speaking of trolling and brooms, I was 11 when the Pens beat the Hawks. One of my schoolmates was a Chicago fan and I brought in a broom to school and gave it to him! What a ****** I was!

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04-18-2012, 01:07 PM
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We have a ton to look fwd to, I don't get the doomsayers.
we either and all the people that want to blow up this team. People don't thin we "were" the favorite because we had sid, malkin and staal it was because our overall team looked very strong.

sadily we have plain sucked but we still have a very strong core.

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04-18-2012, 01:19 PM
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I thought Neal deserved a one game suspension for the hit on Couts. He hit a guy without the puck and left his feet. I'll just pretend they suspended him for that because suspending him for a headshot that didn't even connect much or cause an injury is ridiculously ticky-tac.


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04-18-2012, 02:17 PM
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We are lucky, we get to watch two of the best players in the world. In Dec I remember people ready to jump off a bridge because they insisted Crosby was never going to play again.

Now some of the same people are mad because he.... Pushed a glove away from a guy he doesn't like... Oh nos!

This team is still young, I feel pretty confident in thinking we have many years of great hockey ahead of us. I am confident Morrow will be manning this PP by this time next season and that has me excited as hell and I am looking fwd to him pissing on the Flyers, Rags, Caps, etc.

We have a ton to look fwd to, I don't get the doomsayers.
I honestly couldn't care less about this fairweather fans. Between that and starting a thread on the playoff board "apologizing" for our game 3 antics, I think I'm more turned off by our own fanbase in this series than Philly's.

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04-18-2012, 02:18 PM
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Yeah, then Flyers fans would ACTUALLY have something to whine about, nothing connected, no injuries, yet they want Neal suspended 20 games.
Steckel should've gotten the death penalty in that case.

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04-18-2012, 03:00 PM
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I honestly couldn't care less about this fairweather fans. Between that and starting a thread on the playoff board "apologizing" for our game 3 antics, I think I'm more turned off by our own fanbase in this series than Philly's.
Really? It had to be a troll... Can't imagine any long time Pens fans giving two left balls what other fans think.

These playoffs have been ****ing brutal.... It is only halfway through the first round... At this rate there won't be anyone left to play because they will all be suspended.

Did Rag fans apologize for their dirty play? What about Nashville?

Wait... I bet Coyote fans apologized because they tried to kill Hossa... But Hawk fans accepted the apology because Keith is the devil... Nuck fans wanted an apology from Hawk fans, but everyone hates the Nucks, but Oiler fans who are tankers.

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I'm actually happy about the Neal suspension. I don't think he deserves it based on other decisions by Shanny but I think it helps the Pens in the longer run.

They win tonight without Neal. Then they come home, get back a HUGE offensive threat/40 goal scorer. That would give this team a huge boost and hopefully enough to win 5. If the series gets to 6, I can't see the Pens losing.

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04-18-2012, 04:46 PM
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Really? It had to be a troll... .
unfortunately no, it was a regular poster IIRC

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unfortunately no, it was a regular poster IIRC
I don't understand... But whatever.

I guess hockey is the new golf and I missed the memo on the cover sheets.

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Couldn't agree more. Losing sleep or stressing over sports is yet another typical example of "first world problems" in my opinion. When you're a kid and you have little else to really worry about then it makes sense to get so caught up in it. As an adult though you do tend to put things into perspective and realize that certain things just aren't worth your mental, physical, and emotional health.

No shame in being dedicated and passionate to your favorite team(s) though. I myself am just as dedicated and passionate about the Pens now at almost 30 as I was in my teens. Am I going to lose sleep over getting bounced from the post-season though? Not at all.

As you pointed out, we always have plenty to look forward to for next season. We'll still have two of the best players in the world on our roster, complimented by some other world class talent. It's not as though this is a make or break season for us by any means.
Good posts you guys. I agree. I was 17'ish back in 91-92. I lived and died with each game. Now, I still rarely miss watching a game. I think I've missed about 5 in the last 3 years, much to my wifes dismay. But winning or losing doesn't effect me whatsoever, except giving me something to do every other night. However, I still do find myself getting way more worked up over games than I should.

And, this may sound sadistic or something, but there's nothing funnier than listening to talk radio, reading forums, etc after big losses. The day after the Steelers lost to Denver, listening to 93.7 all day had me laughing my ass off.

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I don't understand... But whatever.

I guess hockey is the new golf and I missed the memo on the cover sheets.
yeah, i've seen enough of the crap they try to do to us that i dont care either.

for years, we've taken that stuff and tucked our tail. lately we've arguably been a tougher and more gritty team(not this year) as well as holding the edge with fights.

so we were finally able to build a team to deal with that (keeping up with the jones') if they're the aggressor once in a while...so be it

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yeah, i've seen enough of the crap they try to do to us that i dont care either.

for years, we've taken that stuff and tucked our tail. lately we've arguably been a tougher and more gritty team(not this year) as well as holding the edge with fights.

so we were finally able to build a team to deal with that (keeping up with the jones') if they're the aggressor once in a while...so be it
Yeah funny how that works. Philly's been the dirtiest, toughest team for 45 years. Boston is huge and tough. So are the Rags. They all stir **** up, fight, hit, etc. But that's just 'good, hard play' I guess. The Pens for some reason should just stand around and take it, like they did decades ago.

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