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03-29-2013, 09:40 PM
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absolutely agree. We're doomed.
Too late to trade Iggy to Boston?!?

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03-29-2013, 09:43 PM
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People like that are beyond STUPID. We tried the whole make no moves and it killed us last season. It really did. We fell apart and just completely laid an egg.

I can't believe people are so dumb. The hottest line in the world last year was Geno w/ Neal and Kunitz, and how'd that work out in the postseason? It failed miserably.

But for the entire season people screamed to not take it apart because how dominant they were. I learned a lesson last season and can't believe others did not.
I'm in the choir, but ain't gonna ask you to stop preaching. No matter what happens this year, win or lose, I hope they bring in a lot of fresh blood on the bottom-6. Every team needs that, every year. Fresh blood, hunger, energy. Too many guys have seemed comfortable out thee.

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03-29-2013, 09:47 PM
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Win or lose this season, I agree with you IC. This was a great decision and we put the best effort to get a Cup. If it doesn't happen - oh well. Playoffs are unpredictable. I'm very VERY happy with what Shero did.

The risk compared to the reward isn't even comparable now that we landed all 3 guys.

But answer me this: Why do people so quickly forget about the most dominant line last season falling short in the postseason? It happens all the time and yet people still ****ing act like idiots as if they can't remember it.

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Win or lose this season, I agree with you IC. This was a great decision and we put the best effort to get a Cup. If it doesn't happen - oh well. Playoffs are unpredictable. I'm very VERY happy with what Shero did.

The risk compared to the reward isn't even comparable now that we landed all 3 guys.

But answer me this: Why do people so quickly forget about the most dominant line last season falling short in the postseason? It happens all the time and yet people still ****ing act like idiots as if they can't remember it.
You know my feelings on Dupers and the 1st line, so you know I agree. I don't know why people forget the lessons not only of last year with KMN but the past couple of "healthy" playoffs where we've seen teams and the "playoff officiating" figure out ways to clamp down on Sid and Geno and the remaining wingers unable to take advantage of the space.

Very little room for error in a 7-game season. The whole reason I wanted 2 top-6 wingers and all the upgrades so that we could just overload the top-6 and make a more than respectable 3rd-line with X- Sutter - Dupuis and then not even have to worry about match-ups or someone getting shutdown. Iggy and Neal will take advantage of space. That's what they do.

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03-29-2013, 09:54 PM
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I'm kind of glad Iggy isn't playing in this game, I want to see more of what Morrow can do on the second line.

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Iginla should be in the 'Burgh Saturday.

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03-29-2013, 10:33 PM
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I hope he's at the game and they welcome him on the jumbotron. Crowd will go NUTS.

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NBC Sports Network just indicated Iginla is slated to make his debut against the Islanders tomorrow, but my local news, WPXI - Pittsburgh, indicated that Iginla will not play until next week.

Can anyone confirm what NBC Sports Network is saying is true or not?

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03-29-2013, 10:59 PM
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NBC Sports Network just indicated Iginla is slated to make his debut against the Islanders tomorrow, but my local news, WPXI - Pittsburgh, indicated that Iginla will not play until next week.

Can anyone confirm what NBC Sports Network is saying is true or not?
Well the NHL network just said that Bylsma wouldn't say if Iggy was going to play tomorrow or not. But I would say that Tuesday is likely going to be his debut. If tomorrow's game was at 7 instead of 1 there may be a chance, but asking him to play an afternoon game after arriving that morning is a little much.

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03-29-2013, 11:12 PM
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Il be rooting for the pens for sure but it wouldn't break my heart to see a loss tomorrow, This is starting to seem to much like the 92-93 pens to me.

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There's only 13 games left. We need as many games with Iginla in the lineup as possible. Play him sheltered whatever, but have him play if he will.

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03-29-2013, 11:32 PM
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Well the NHL network just said that Bylsma wouldn't say if Iggy was going to play tomorrow or not. But I would say that Tuesday is likely going to be his debut. If tomorrow's game was at 7 instead of 1 there may be a chance, but asking him to play an afternoon game after arriving that morning is a little much.
Any word on what time he'll actually get here? I know it said Saturday, but Saturday could mean 12:01AM. It's already Saturday. I'm wondering if he'll even make it to the game regardless of whether or not he plays.

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Any word on what time he'll actually get here? I know it said Saturday, but Saturday could mean 12:01AM. It's already Saturday. I'm wondering if he'll even make it to the game regardless of whether or not he plays.
I thought he was delayed in Toronto? He's like an hour's flight away.

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I thought he was delayed in Toronto? He's like an hour's flight away.
Yeah, I really have no idea. I'm not even sure how people know exactly what flight he was/is on.

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I realize it's a new system and a new team and all, but Iginla knows how to play hockey... and one practice won't make that much difference in how he adapts to the team. If he's available, play him.

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I really hope Iggy is playing against the isles. Can anybody confirm?

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I realize it's a new system and a new team and all, but Iginla knows how to play hockey... and one practice won't make that much difference in how he adapts to the team. If he's available, play him.
Plus he plays wing, which is probably the simplest skater position to plug-and-play. He won't play the system perfectly, but the dude knows how to forecheck, backcheck, cycle and shoot pucks.

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Plus he plays wing, which is probably the simplest skater position to plug-and-play. He won't play the system perfectly, but the dude knows how to forecheck, backcheck, cycle and shoot pucks.
And pass!! He can pass too!

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03-30-2013, 01:04 AM
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NBC Sports Network just indicated Iginla is slated to make his debut against the Islanders tomorrow, but my local news, WPXI - Pittsburgh, indicated that Iginla will not play until next week.

Can anyone confirm what NBC Sports Network is saying is true or not?
All I heard was an 11:00 AM press conference from NHL Network.

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03-30-2013, 01:10 AM
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All I heard was an 11:00 AM press conference from NHL Network.
Is that 11am eastern time?

I ask because I'm on central and I often have no idea what time things are going on.

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03-30-2013, 01:17 AM
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Is that 11am eastern time?

I ask because I'm on central and I often have no idea what time things are going on.
I would say that would be correct 11:00 am EST. if it's being held here in Pittsburgh.

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He should play if he's here. He'll be fine in whatever role.

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03-30-2013, 01:24 AM
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You guys thinking he should play have no clue how difficult it is to learn a system on the fly. Tuesday is ideal and smart. Let him get the information, watch it from above tomorrow, talk to players, practice and do a morning skate - then boom. Go from there.

It's difficult to just get off a plane and immediately jump on the ice with an entire new team.

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No way should Iginla play tomorrow. Let him have a couple of days to skate with the team and everyone to get some experience with each other. He can't arrive in the morning and be thrown into the lineup a few hours later. Asking for issues.

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