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04-30-2008, 05:08 AM
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it gives me absolutely no pleasure

to point this out to my fellow Ranger fans but the one major factor in our sofar dismal record in the series against the Pens is non other than former Ranger Pascal Dupuis.

When I advocated at that time he was a useful player of some pedigree (minnesota under Jacques Lemaire) I was laughed off. This guy is a player that every team needs. Smarts - comes to mind.

It absolutely pains me to see that we keep Hollweg and Prucha and we let this guy walk for a bag of pucks.


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04-30-2008, 06:23 AM
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In all fairness, he is having a very good and active series. No forward on their team is skating harder than he is right now.

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04-30-2008, 06:33 AM
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I love the rangers but thier hockey is boring sometimes.
I'll record the games and watch the replay if we win, otherwise Im done too.

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04-30-2008, 06:47 AM
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I have nothing but praise for the series dupuis has played, he's certainely brought his A+ game...but lets be honest here fella's. dupuis has always been know to be fast and sound defensively... and a slice of pizza could score on a line with crosby and hossa....hell, i probably could

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so why don't we play a defensively sound and fast forwards along Gomez?


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04-30-2008, 07:27 AM
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Dupuis had a better series last year with Atlanta. Fact is he just doesn't fit in with our style of play. Not sure why, but he just doesn't.

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04-30-2008, 07:30 AM
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Plus, Bourret was a first rounder a few years ago. Lets wait and see what he turns into before we call this deal a total bust.

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04-30-2008, 08:25 AM
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to point this out to my fellow Ranger fans but the one major factor in our sofar dismal record in the series against the Pens is non other than former Ranger Pascal Dupuis.

When I advocated at that time he was a useful player of some pedigree (minnesota under Jacques Lemaire) I was laughed off. This guy is a player that every team needs. Smarts - comes to mind.

It absolutely pains me to see that we keep Hollweg and Prucha and we let this guy walk for a bag of pucks.
Come on. Dupuis? Not Fleury, Malkin and Crosby?

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04-30-2008, 08:29 AM
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you would expect them to play well but nobody here expected Dupuis to give us trouble

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04-30-2008, 08:41 AM
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Come on. Dupuis? Not Fleury, Malkin and Crosby?
Or Malone, Gill or even Laracque. Hell, name any Penguin player except for the backup goalie.

I think we can say the deadline acquisitions made by the respective management teams definitely have favored the Pens in this series. Who wouldn't take Hal Gill over Christian Backman right now?

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you would expect them to play well but nobody here expected Dupuis to give us trouble
My point is Dupuis is giving us trouble more because of the players around him than Dupuis himself.

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My point is Dupuis is giving us trouble more because of the players around him than Dupuis himself.
I believe you are right. The Rangers are blanketing Crosby and Hossa allowing Dupuis to roam free and create havoc.

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04-30-2008, 09:00 AM
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I completely agree with the original poster. No one here really knew what we were getting with Dupuis. We viewed him as a throw-in to the Hossa deal. Most Pens fans agree that we've all been pleasantly surprised. He works hard EVERY shift and is a great penalty killer. Our PK was a glaring weakness before the trade deadline, but the acquisitions of Gill, Hossa, and Dupuis have transformed our PK into one of the best in the league. I've had nothing but the utmost respect for how our GM Ray Shero came in, made changes in the organization right away, laid out a plan, and stuck to it.
I disagree with those who play down Dupuis' abilities. Sure playing with Crosby and Hossa will elevate anyone's stats, but he has the skills and instincts to play with them. Besides, Dupuis scored in Minnesota.

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04-30-2008, 09:19 AM
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forgot about sykora. loved watching sykora play for the rangers

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04-30-2008, 10:22 AM
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no doubt we could use sykora's shot on PP.

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still glad we traded him...it was the best move at the time and the rnagers got bourret, who if he can stay healthy has the ability to be a very good player for them

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I would add a power play that a year's supply of Viagra couldn't make stiff.

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to point this out to my fellow Ranger fans but the one major factor in our sofar dismal record in the series against the Pens is non other than former Ranger Pascal Dupuis.

When I advocated at that time he was a useful player of some pedigree (minnesota under Jacques Lemaire) I was laughed off. This guy is a player that every team needs. Smarts - comes to mind.

It absolutely pains me to see that we keep Hollweg and Prucha and we let this guy walk for a bag of pucks.
A bag of pucks? Bourret is a very good prospect. We got really good value for Dupuis.

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Dupuis = Ville Niemenen...

A guy you want on your team for the playoffs but doesn't do much for you during the regular season....

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Dupuis = Ville Niemenen...

A guy you want on your team for the playoffs but doesn't do much for you during the regular season....
Guy you want in the playoffs? This is only his third playoffs, and he's never dominated any of those series.

He is benefiting from his new linemates in Pittsburgh, but that doesn't change the fact that he is one of the better third liners in the league. Not "better" in the sense that you have two loaded top lines with guys one the first who can all get 80+, guys on the second who can all get 60+, and guys on the third who can all get 30+. Better in the sense that he is a hard worker, he will skate fast, and he'll put up a handful of points, while being a utility guy at the same time.

He's good at what he does, but he's not winning the series for the Penguins.

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Dupuis as played very well on a line with the guys he's playing with (I've forgotten their names...maybe someone can remind me =) .) He's played well, but the difference in this series are the guys around Dupuis, not Pascal himself.

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Dupuis is a solid player. He was solid when he was with us, he was one of the few bright spots for the Thrashers when we swept them in the playoffs last year and he is solid with the Penguins. The guy is just a very solid NHL player and never gets any credit.

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I liked Dupuis when he was with us, I thought he was a good energy guy. That being said, I make that trade 10 times out of 10. We got what we thought was a potential 1st or 2nd line player who was 20 years old. Gotta make that trade, even though right now it looks like Bourret may not pan out as expected.

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Malkin, Crosby, Hossa, Malone, Staal, Fleury, and Sykora.

Those are the players who i would list in importance before Dupuis.

just sit back, and think about how frigging scary this Pens team really is.

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Malkin, Crosby, Hossa, Malone, Staal, Fleury, and Sykora.

Those are the players who i would list in importance before Dupuis.

just sit back, and think about how frigging scary this Pens team really is.
We'd be scary too if we tanked 5 years in a row instead of making those awful teams of ours somewhat competitive. Instead we missed out on ALL of the top players for 7 years because in NY hockey is 'different'.

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