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02-10-2013, 09:21 PM
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Anybody else think that missing Letang and Niskanen might've negatively affected our ability to break up cycles and make quick, efficient transitions out of the zone?

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No. Our rookies have no weaknesses and will never have any. Trade Nisky today if possible.

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- defense- can't give up 2 goals on 2 on 1's, Brooksie leaves Clarkson alone in front of Vokoun.
- Malkin, Sutter, and Jeffery lines- all invisible, no sustained pressure at all.
Can't believe people put this loss on Disco, if 3 of your 4 lines look disinterested, your defense makes bad decisions to pinch, and the whole team is being outworked, it is on the players.

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Culture isn't going to change the players utter and compete inability to execute brilliantly constructed game plan when the other team prepares like it's playing a playoff hockey game.
Maybe so, but we played like ****, we didn't adjust to their game at all, we played into their hands rather than thinking for ourselves and a veteran can express this to the team, cause Bylsma clearly cannot

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Doesn't matter that its a shortened season , when you are talking about evaluating your team and possible pickups before the deadline. Something a lot fail to realize. We are still almost two months from the deadline. Haven't even played a month of hockey yet. Does anyone really believe Shero and co. arent constantly looking at possible acquisitions? You see any other teams making big trades less than a month into the season?

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02-10-2013, 09:22 PM
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+ uhhhh... solid first period I guess.

- Malkin. Bad
- Sid. Please stop gaining the zone and pulling up to hit Dupuis with a pass he can't handle. Forcing plays on the PP AGAIN.
- Vokoun. Juicy rebounds, just like in his first start.
- Defense. Can't break out, can't clear the net.
- Boychuk. Didn't will Malkin into scoring and didn't get any A's from Malkin not capitalizing on his passes.
- Bylsma. Yeah.... about that TO...

= Neal, I guess. Another stupid penalty but another PP goal right?
probably the most annoying thing he does. drive the net sid

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I thought he had a better game than Sid. The only time I noticed Crosby was when he got dumped near the end of the game. The goals will come for Geno, without a doubt.
Just because he had a better game than Sid doesn´t mean he himself had a good game

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- Dan Bylsma. Nice timeout with 8 seconds left you douchenozzle.

- Malkin. Hey Geno, how bout scoring some goals at some point this year? I don't give a **** if Francois Leroux was on his wing, making 9 mil a year means you're supposed to be good in spite of other players.

- The dead weight on this team. They're all the same. No use calling them out separately. Kennedy, Cooke, Adams, Boychuk. And to a lesser extent Dupuis. They're all worthless.

- Orpik. Hey tough guy, how bout not letting someone set up and do their taxes in front of the goalie every night?

- Vokoun. Didn't think he played well.

+ Nothing
+ a Leroux reference. I loved that man...ill look for Slegr references in the future

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02-10-2013, 09:22 PM
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One thing I hate about the NHL.....the Devils have arguably the worst roster of any team in the Atlantic team, yet continually are at the top of the division. Great system, but I also think they get away with teams other teams do not because of their system and style of play

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This team can be so frustrating to watch at times. Hedberg played great today and the offense couldn't really set up many chances, let alone capitalize after the first period.

As far as Boychuk goes, I really like him, but he's too weak on the puck and can't capitalize on his chances. Maybe he needs one to get him going, but he's certainly not getting much trust from Malkin and Neal. Like everyone else, I said he wouldn't really amount to anything here and it looks like that's the case.

If Vitale is injured, throw Boychuk back on waivers so he can go back to Charlotte, throw Jeffrey on Malkin's wing and try Tangradi on the 3rd/4th line so he can develop into something and maybe help the powerplay.

Maybe we'll see Morrow next game, I really want to see what he can do. If he plays any bit as good as Despres, I would be ecstatic!
I'm not sure why Malkin or Neal wouldn't 'trust' Boychuk, it's not like he's killing plays. In fact, he made some nice plays tonight, including 2 great feeds to Malkin.

I doubt he's the long-term solution, but he's doing more than DJ and Tangradi have.

And who sits for Morrow? Orpik probably should after his play tonight, but he won't. Reese is playing solid, so he'll probably be benched.

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02-10-2013, 09:22 PM
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I thought they were dead in the water this year without parise. As long as Lou is there that guy will find a way to put a competitive team on the ice.
They'll still be competive (even more conservative and stingy in that case) but he's basically filling the void for Parise in a way by continuing his great play.

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Anybody else think that missing Letang and Niskanen might've negatively affected our ability to break up cycles and make quick, efficient transitions out of the zone?

No?
Ya I was just gonna post something like that. Hopefully we get nisk back on wed

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and you refer to everyone as bandwagoners while propping up the Devils.

there was really no point for you to post in here anyway when you open up with "before everyone jumps off the bandwagon".
He's not completely wrong.

The way the Devils played was the exact same way they beat the Flyers 4 in a row after losing game one.

Flyers had no answers either.

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Anybody else think that missing Letang and Niskanen might've negatively affected our ability to break up cycles and make quick, efficient transitions out of the zone?

No?
I'm sure it does. Are you suggesting that prudence might have dictated making adjustments to account for having different caliber of personnel? Shirley you jest, and I do apologize for calling you shirley.

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02-10-2013, 09:23 PM
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Apparently also more practical than a trade to address issues that were obvious 10 months ago.
Trade for who? Trade what assets away? D prospects maybe. Possible but the situation has to be right to get real quality for I assume Sid's line. More likely after the season. Bylsma, and I'm not saying this as a fan of his, will not be fired unless this team hits a skid which they likely can't recover from before the playoffs.

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Who shouldn't we be worried about avoiding at this point?
montreal...

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We're slowly becoming as good as the previous incarnation of the Capital at winning the Stanley Cup in the regular season.
Did I say anything about regular season being important? I was merely refuting his point that Crosby, Neal, and Malkin are the only people to score in the regular season.

+ a nice strawman though

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No. Our rookies have no weaknesses and will never have any. Trade Nisky today if possible.
Haha, really though.

Despres has been great for us overall, but he seemed to be thinking the game at a junior pace today. Took his time and relied on his reach and skating to get him out of trouble, and it resulted in some extended possession for NJ in our zone.

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Anybody else think that missing Letang and Niskanen might've negatively affected our ability to break up cycles and make quick, efficient transitions out of the zone?

No?
Everyone wants to hang off Bort and Despres' nuts when the cold hard truth of these past two games is those two aren't ready for big time responsibility yet.

I want them to keep playing and I like them a lot, but they need more time and games to get to the point where they can be relied upon for big minutes.

Letang is arguably more important to the Pens even than Crosby or Malkin. He plays 27 minutes a night and does it all (well maybe not all, he stinks at the powerplay).

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Maybe so, but we played like ****, we didn't adjust to their game at all, we played into their hands rather than thinking for ourselves and a veteran can express this to the team, cause Bylsma clearly cannot
Of course, it's because of things that Bylsma clearly cannot do that I've been obsessed about getting Sid a proper second wheel and Geno a proper third wheel for the last 10 months.

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I have edited the post title appropriately, in case Disco reads it.

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He's not completely wrong.

The way the Devils played was the exact same way they beat the Flyers 4 in a row after losing game one.

Flyers had no answers either.
it's not the Devils part i have a problem with, because they played well even for a team that tries to buy a boarding call on every hit.

i have a problem with the bandwagoner part. there's no reason a Flyers fan needs to come on the Pens board to claim everyone is a bandwagoner for getting upset over losing to a division rival.

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I admit, I did not watch much of the game,I was to busy watching The Walking Dead.
But I did find out from a different thread that Joe Vitale was scratched.

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He's not completely wrong.

The way the Devils played was the exact same way they beat the Flyers 4 in a row after losing game one.

Flyers had no answers either.
....but Bylsma!

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+'s

Lots of -'s for Boychuk

-'s

Not enough -'s for Boychuk

He was single handedly responsible for every Devil's goal, he kicked out goals for us, he hacked Geno until he was in the fetal position, he took away Dupuis hands again, he put a spell on Vokoun, he hurt Sid's feelings, took a dump on Shero's lawn, and forced Vitale at gunpoint to kick Bylsma's dog which clearly explains Vitale's healthy scratch.

This guy is single handedly ruining the Penguin's season. We were 3-3 until his bum ass got here. Now we are 8-5! This can not continue! Trade! Jeffrey! Tangradiiiiiiiiiiii!

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montreal...
MT's already starting to lose it.

Blaming individual players for losses publicly, leaving his goalie out there in the third after already allowing 4 goals, making Eller his whipping boy...

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