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03-09-2013, 05:58 PM
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Vitale is scratched AGAIN???? the guy's an awesome 4th liner and has never had a bad game. I don't get it....
I don't get the love-in with this dude. At all.

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Well, considering he is normally on a checking line, hitting people is kind of a job requirement. But I have seen him make some really nice plays, getting people open and making the pass and the like. He also has good hockey sense and knows where he should be on the ice at all times (well, most of the time) and some other players of his ilk are clueless at this. He has more to offer than mindless skating around and hitting. In my opinion anyway.
I thought Glass was in the same mold as Clutterbuck. He's more similar to Craig Adams. Yeah, he hits people, but it's rarely the type of big hit you'd see from some guys. He's certainly not a feared hitter, even like Orpik was a few years ago. He's not a feared fighter (and honestly not even a very good fighter), and has shown literally zero offensive ability.

I didn't like the signing when it happened, but was hoping he'd be better than I thought. I was wrong. Not saying he's completely useless, but he's close.

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When matched up against the number one lines of the other team is sort of a mismatch, right?

If anything, stop doing that.
yep, they keep hemmed in our zone for long period of time and can't break up a cycle to save their lives. Possibly the worst 4th line we've had in last 5 years.

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How don't you get the love for him? He gives us energy, wins faceoffs, draws penalties, finishes hits, back checks, plays good defense....

Anything else? He's the fourth liner this team needs. While Glass is doing nothing out there, Vitale is dangerous on the 4th line. It's a ****ing joke.

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We need a new sticky thread "The Cult of Tanner Glass". How can we worship someone who isn't even playing?

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Another standard 3 point night for Sidney would be good. Along with a win. Kunitz to score? Most likely.

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He's had several bad games lately, don't let the Church of Vitale brainwash you
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I don't get the love-in with this dude. At all.
You and me clefty. Speaking truth to power.

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That jersey on the kid looked fake to me for some reason.

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How don't you get the love for him? He gives us energy, wins faceoffs, draws penalties, finishes hits, back checks, plays good defense....

Anything else? He's the fourth liner this team needs. While Glass is doing nothing out there, Vitale is dangerous on the 4th line. It's a ****ing joke.
He's not finishing checks and he's not been physical. Only Malkin, Sutter and Crosby among the regular forwards have fewer hits than him. I can't recall the last time he drew a call either.

He backchecks? Big deal. If you don't backcheck, you don't belong in the NHL.

There isn't the slightest thing that's dangerous about Vitale right now. He hasn't scored a goal in year for Christ.

We've had some really good fourth liners in recent years. Vitale, at least this seasons Vitale to date, is not one of them.

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I don't get the love-in with this dude. At all.
He's a very average player, but a good 4th liner on this team. If we had a better version of him IN THAT ROLE, then I wouldn't care to ever see him. But putting Jeffrey in for him is ridiculous. Not saying DJ isn't a better player than JV, but he's not better in that role.

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You and me clefty. Speaking truth to power.
If Glass was actually doing anything at all, I don't think you'd hear so much. But Glass does nothing.

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How don't you get the love for him? He gives us energy, wins faceoffs, draws penalties, finishes hits, back checks, plays good defense....

Anything else? He's the fourth liner this team needs. While Glass is doing nothing out there, Vitale is dangerous on the 4th line. It's a ****ing joke.
He sucks

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There isn't the slightest thing that's dangerous about Vitale right now. He hasn't scored a goal in year for Christ.
The guy plays with Glass and CFA. These guys make Rupp and Asham look like offensive dynamos.

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He's not finishing checks and he's not been physical. Only Malkin, Sutter and Crosby among the regular forwards have less hits than him. I can't recall the last time he drew a call either.

He backchecks? Big deal. If you don't backcheck, you don't belong in the NHL.

There isn't the slightest thing that's dangerous about Vitale right now. He hasn't scored a goal in year for Christ.

We've had some really good fourth liners in recent years. Vitale, at least this seasons Vitale to date, is not one of them.
I could not disagree with you any more. But this thread is not the one to do that in, so we will have to agree to disagree for now. This is typically where an internet user throws some lame sarcastic quip to end his post - but I like you clefty.

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Plus Dustin Jeffrey deserves 3rd line minutes with Sutter, not wasting him on the 4th line. Vitale plays the 4th line role better than DJ. Nobody can argue that.

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Neal needs a breakout game today, I'm feeling Bennett turns it up today too, 3 points for him

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hmm, NHL network is talking about starting the Tampa Montreal game, and Center Ice only has the Tampa Montreal game listed. One of these channels better play the damn pens game

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So pumped for tonights game.

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Plus Dustin Jeffrey deserves 3rd line minutes with Sutter, not wasting him on the 4th line. Vitale plays the 4th line role better than DJ. Nobody can argue that.
Cooke - Sutter - Jeffrey
TK - Vitale - Adams

I'm really not a fan of any version of our 4th line.

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