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01-22-2013, 03:30 PM
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They just chased Henrik frigging Lundqvist they'll eat us alive lol.
Do people never learn from the NHL? Year after year, it's always: Team A can beat Team B, Team B can beat Team C, Team C can beat Team A. The NHL is very unpredictable, and all 30 teams are extremely close in their ability to win games. Plus, we usually do pretty good vs. Pittsburgh. Our shooters seem to light Fleury up a lot of the times.

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01-22-2013, 03:32 PM
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I have an awful feeling that we are going to be lit up...Crosby, Neal, Malkin, Letang...**** isn't fair man.
Haha yeah, Pittsburgh has such an insanely strong core. The Neal pick-up worked out so nicely for them, he's an awesome player.

I'm curious to see how we do against a real good team.

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01-22-2013, 03:34 PM
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Whats with all the Gunner hate, he plays one average game and everyone wants him off the team. He plays a solid non-flashy game and is very dependable, and was our best d-men last year.

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01-22-2013, 03:44 PM
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Haha yeah, Pittsburgh has such an insanely strong core. The Neal pick-up worked out so nicely for them, he's an awesome player.

I'm curious to see how we do against a real good team.
Lol... everyone is acting like we're gonna get smashed and we've never beaten a good team before.

We were 2-1-1 vs. Pitt last year... we also beat the Rangers, Devils, Red Wings, Caps, Blues etc.

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Lol... everyone is acting like we're gonna get smashed and we've never beaten a good team before.

We were 2-1-1 vs. Pitt last year... we also beat the Rangers, Devils, Red Wings, Caps, Blues etc.
Yep, anything can happen in one game.

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Guys.... Kessel hasn't scored yet.... I think we should put him on waivers and hope someone bails us out of that awful contract


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**** it I quit deal Kessel and Phaneuf for draft picks!

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Guys.... Kessel hasn't scored yet.... I think we should put him on waivers and hope someone bails us out of that awful contract

Nobody would pick him up lol He's a career AHLer.

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is there any confirmation of gardiner playing tomorrow?

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01-22-2013, 04:00 PM
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**** it I quit deal Kessel and Phaneuf for draft picks!
Dion87 quits one post 87. Who saw that comin

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Dion87 quits one post 87. Who saw that comin
Don't forget in the Leafs vs. Penguins thread... where Crosby wears #87.


Pretty sure this means Scrivens shutout and Kadri hatrick tomorrow night.

Way to go fellas

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is there any confirmation of gardiner playing tomorrow?
Considering how secretive Carlyle likes to be, I doubt we'll hear anything till the pre-game skate. Game day practice if we're lucky.

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01-22-2013, 04:28 PM
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4-2 Pens

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I'm hoping Kadri centres Lupul-Kessel and Bozak centres MacArthur-Komarov:

Lupul - Kadri - Kessel
JVR - Grabovski - Kulemin
MacArthur - Bozak - Komarov
Brown - McClement - Orr

Gardiner - Phaneuf
Liles - Komisarek
Gunnarsson - Franson
-Kostka

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Game wil show how good our tending is. Because MTL and BUF really do not have any pure scoring threats like PIT. Leafs lose.

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I'm hoping Kadri centres Lupul-Kessel and Bozak centres MacArthur-Komarov:

Lupul - Kadri - Kessel
JVR - Grabovski - Kulemin
MacArthur - Bozak - Komarov
Brown - McClement - Orr

Gardiner - Phaneuf
Liles - Komisarek
Gunnarsson - Franson
-Kostka
The Kadri and Bozak lines don't suggest a change needs to be made. Bozak appears to have gotten a bit bigger over the offseason which has helped his board battles. He also has the highest faceoff% on the team which is perfect for that line. Get Lupes and Kessel the puck as soon as possible instead of playing defense. As for Kadri, it's still a learning experience. He should be brought along gradually rather than thrusted into the spotlight of the first line. I just have a feeling he'll overcompensate and try to do too much.

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Game wil show how good our tending is. Because MTL and BUF really do not have any pure scoring threats like PIT. Leafs lose.

Vanek is as much of a 'pure scoring threat' as a Kessel or an Ovechkin at this point.

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The Kadri and Bozak lines don't suggest a change needs to be made. Bozak appears to have gotten a bit bigger over the offseason which has helped his board battles. He also has the highest faceoff% on the team which is perfect for that line. Get Lupes and Kessel the puck as soon as possible instead of playing defense. As for Kadri, it's still a learning experience. He should be brought along gradually rather than thrusted into the spotlight of the first line. I just have a feeling he'll overcompensate and try to do too much.
Agreed. Let Bozie stay there for a while until Kadri learns all aspects of being a center in the bigs. no need to rush.

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01-22-2013, 05:25 PM
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Yep, anything can happen in one game.
Not to mention one of the losses was when we blew a 4-1 lead with 10 to go in the 3rd.

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01-22-2013, 05:29 PM
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Not to mention one of the losses was when we blew a 4-1 lead with 10 to go in the 3rd.
yea, then the night against Pitts, we shut them out, so anything can happen

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01-22-2013, 05:47 PM
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For the short term:

Phaneuf - Kostka

Gardiner/Liles - Komisarek

Fraser - Franson


Carlyle likes Fraser, he does his job and his presence is felt on the ice.

Gardiner will probably be worked in a little, not too slowly but probably split minutes evenly with Liles and Fraser

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3rd straight home opener. Yet another ceremony.

I hope they go with Reimer and go back to Scrivens for the next one.

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Oh man this is going to be a difficult one.

I think we don't have a chance with our current system combined with our goalies.

The Carlyle game that is a low scoring oriented systematic game does not do well against one the top clubs in the league. Meaning with our goalies. A scrivens nor reimer can't stop those important shots during these low scoring games. Shots are not being shot for like minutes, goalies just stand there when these defensive minded players play the game. Then that one shot comes... and goes in. Game is 2-1 or 1-0. And it's over. This will happen a lot this season, if we don't get another goaltender.

This game is over over, I shall put a whole lot of money on the Pens squad. It's kind of a shame to get richer while your own team loses at the same time. But it's not like it's anything away from Toronto... except for those 2 points.

It'll be a dandy I can assure you.

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Oh man this is going to be a difficult one.

I think we don't have a chance with our current system combined with our goalies.

The Carlyle game that is a low scoring oriented systematic game does not do well against one the top clubs in the league. Meaning with our goalies. A scrivens nor reimer can't stop those important shots during these low scoring games. Shots are not being shot for like minutes, goalies just stand there when these defensive minded players play the game. Then that one shot comes... and goes in. Game is 2-1 or 1-0. And it's over. This will happen a lot this season, if we don't get another goaltender.

This game is over over, I shall put a whole lot of money on the Pens squad. It's kind of a shame to get richer while your own team loses at the same time. But it's not like it's anything away from Toronto... except for those 2 points.

It'll be a dandy I can assure you.
So you think our team will be crap with a defensive system? man ur full of it

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Is Engelland playing?

If he is, I'm a little nervous about Orr fighting him

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