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12-22-2009, 08:44 AM
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I took it to mean they thought we were trying to run up the score, but your interpretation makes sense too. After all, it is the Pittsburgh announcers.
I took it the same way, the Pen's announcers actually weren't too bad last night.

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12-22-2009, 08:57 AM
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12-22-2009, 09:19 AM
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I just saw it now on the replay. the ref should be ashamed of himself, Malkin was corkscrewing to the ice.... I mean, if he was the size of Gionta, but he's huge.
Malkin was clearly trying out for both the diving and figure skating team at the same time. Unfortunately he didn't get his timing right. He did a perfect triple axel but then did a belly flop.

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Who is top 6 and who is bottom 6? I could probably place 2-3 in each category. The rest are toss-ups. There are no lines. It's just rolling machine of dooooom!
I kind of like that Lemaire can jumble the lines any way he wants to get offence or defence. Nobody looks out of place.

He puts out ZZ Bergfors if he wants a good cycling chance. Pandolfo-Niedermayer-Langenbrunner is our shutdown line sometimes, whereas Pandolfo-Niedermayer-Bergfors is a defensively responsible line that also gets offensive chances because of the skill of Bergfors. Rolston-Elias-Zharkov is a high energy line that creates chances off the forecheck. ZZ Pops is a top line that is defensively responsible, if he wants to match them against the opposing top line. Even Parise-McAmmond-Elias looks like a world beater line.

It's total madness, and only Lemaire knows what he is doing, but by God, it works!

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12-22-2009, 09:29 AM
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I wanna see the Malikin dive!!!

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I wanna see the Malikin dive!!!
it was GLORIOUS. Even the pens board was laughing and said it might surpass the Ovechkin dive last year... (whatever that was).

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12-22-2009, 09:37 AM
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I just saw it now on the replay. the ref should be ashamed of himself, Malkin was corkscrewing to the ice
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Malkin was clearly trying out for both the diving and figure skating team at the same time. Unfortunately he didn't get his timing right. He did a perfect triple axel but then did a belly flop.

It's like I was saying the other day. The "diving" rule has basically been eliminated from the NHL rulebook without it being eliminated. It almost never gets called. And if you're not going to call THAT a dive, you may as well just scrap the rule. It looked like Malkin was shot with a large caliber sniper rifle.

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12-22-2009, 09:39 AM
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he was barely tugged on his right arm i believe, and he completely spun around the OPPOSITE way and fell down

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12-22-2009, 09:43 AM
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What should not be lost in all of this (you know with the record setting night and all) is the Devils kicked the crap out of a healthy Pittsburgh team without a full roster of their own.

Make no mistake that was a measuring stick game for both teams and Pittsburgh flinched. Big time.

People will continue to say it doesn't mean anything until we win in the playoffs and I completely agree.

But what I am seeing this year is something that I haven't seen since before the lockout - That is goals coming from everywhere. Post lockout the Devils have largely relied on one sometimes two lines to produce, whether is was the EGG, or the Parise line recnetly or some other hodgepodge and that IMO has been the main culprit of our playoff woes.

But this this team is getting contribution from everywhere and Lemaire is not affraid to use every single person. Look at the minutes everyone is getting.

For the last 4 or 5 years our game plan was use our top line with a heavy dose of a checking line and bench the 4th line in the 3rd. No more. Balanced scoring attack and everyone playing responsible is a recipe for postseason success!!!

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12-22-2009, 09:49 AM
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god, i hope so. in the meantime, this team sure is fun to watch!

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I want to call attention to the shutout preserving play that Bergfors made last night.

Marty went to the top of the blue paint to challenge a shot from Gonchar, and got caught out of the net with the rebound loose behind him. Bergfors calmly stepped in and cleared it to the corner before the Penguins crashing the net could get to it. Great defensive play, he definitely earned some respect for his defensive game last night.

I think Lemaire is trying to foster his defensive game by putting him with Pandolfo and Niedermayer, and it looks like it's working. Bergfors's defensive play has improved tremendously since the beginning of the season. He really is becoming a good two way forward for us.

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I want to call attention to the shutout preserving play that Bergfors made last night.

Marty went to the top of the blue paint to challenge a shot from Gonchar, and got caught out of the net with the rebound loose behind him. Bergfors calmly stepped in and cleared it to the corner before the Penguins crashing the net could get to it. Great defensive play, he definitely earned some respect for his defensive game last night.

I think Lemaire is trying to foster his defensive game by putting him with Pandolfo and Niedermayer, and it looks like it's working. Bergfors's defensive play has improved tremendously since the beginning of the season. He really is becoming a good two way forward for us.
I think that's exactly the reason Bergfors has been with Pando and Nieds. Lemaire's forcing him to develop his game.

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Bergfors has been out at the end of games when we were protecting leads. Lemaire is putting him into defensive situations and it is really working. Hopefully soon he will get put back with a scoring line and he can be a great two-way player.

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So we're suddenly the pick du jour to be a Cup finalist on the main board. I'm not sure if I like that, the Devils usually do best when they fly under the radar and as a result teams underestimate them.

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It will be hard for the team to fly under the radar when their second half schedule is pretty favorable. Hopefully with Lemaire as coach he can end our top seed playoff woes.

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So we're suddenly the pick du jour to be a Cup finalist on the main board. I'm not sure if I like that, the Devils usually do best when they fly under the radar and as a result teams underestimate them.
Saugus, the internet isn't a gauge of the NHL 'radar'. I'm sure their opponents know exactly how tough they are. This isn't the early 00's or 95 when we were an actual underdog.

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Saugus, the internet isn't a gauge of the NHL 'radar'. I'm sure their opponents know exactly how tough they are. This isn't the early 00's or 95 when we were an actual underdog.
Of course not, but the reason we're getting this recognition is because the Devils just spanked the second best team in the league to take the top spot outright. We don't tend to do well when we're at the top.

It obviously has no effect on the team's play what people on here say, I'm just mentioning it because I think it's a bad omen.

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Saugus, the internet isn't a gauge of the NHL 'radar'. I'm sure their opponents know exactly how tough they are. This isn't the early 00's or 95 when we were an actual underdog.
it's more of a Billboard weekly top 40 if anything. Whoever's hot the past 2 weeks is the current favorite to win the cup.

Consistency is the key and so far we have been VERY consistent after the 2nd game of the season.

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As long as we don't defend our Hypothetical Cup crown, I'm all good

I was listening to the Pens radio on my way home (wasn't Lange, they weren't bad actually) and they mentioned Lemaire harping on bergfors' defensive game. I found it fitting that he made such an important, and barely noticed, play late in this game.

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btw, forgot to mention it before now, but...
<3 patty.
he's the man.
best player on the team (other than brodeur, obviously)
our team somehow became incredibly deep. love it!

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I want to call attention to the shutout preserving play that Bergfors made last night.

Marty went to the top of the blue paint to challenge a shot from Gonchar, and got caught out of the net with the rebound loose behind him. Bergfors calmly stepped in and cleared it to the corner before the Penguins crashing the net could get to it. Great defensive play, he definitely earned some respect for his defensive game last night.
I saw this play differently. I think Bergfors wanted to clear it to the corner and semi-fanned on it, putting it directly under Brodeur's feet, who then cleared it into the corner with his goalie stick.

Although Chico saw it the way you did as well (so maybe it is I who is wrong).

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marty to be on the 6pm ET sportscenter

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marty to be on the 6pm ET sportscenter
Who told ESPN about this?

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Who told ESPN about this?
well, it's been on the front page of their website for about 19 hours.

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