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T-Bone
Sep 14, 2004



corn on the cop posted:

the devils winning three keith kinkaid starts in a row and outshooting the pens 38-16 is some voodoo

was at the game tonight, it was weird as hell seeing the Zajac line just demolish Crosby's line all night

ThinkTank posted:

His coaches have said his play since the WJC has been very disinterested, but it's mostly a "teach the kid a lesson" thing. He's still not much of a prospect though. The Canucks are still far more than just him, Pettersson, Gaudette and our pick this year away from being interesting.

Prospect wise that's perhaps better than what the Devils turned it around with. Just need Benning to trade for a Hall, Schneider, and Palmieri.

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Jamwad Hilder
Apr 17, 2007

surfin usa

Only time I've ever seen the Devils live, Parise had a hatty (it was cool)

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land







Emelin getting suspended for a few games would probably make Nashville better tbh

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006



Fun Shoe

The Pens just had no legs tonight at all. Was like one of the back to backs earlier in the season where you could tell they were dead.

Not too concerned about it.

Jovial Cow
Sep 7, 2006

inherently good



That and the vesey hit were truly . Then Mac throwing a Nashville player into their bench and Zucc throwing a Dman on rinne both entirely out of the play. Refs felt bad or were in playoff mode the whole night.

Chad Sexington
May 26, 2005

You say 'in bed with the Russians' like it's a bad thing...

Ginette Reno posted:

The Pens just had no legs tonight at all. Was like one of the back to backs earlier in the season where you could tell they were dead.

Not too concerned about it.

They just scored All The Goals against the Caps, so there were none left for Newark.

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

HEY LITTLE SIDNEY WANT TO SEE MY CORSI?


sad to watch the Rangers implode this season but oh well. pretty much time to move on

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

"Hot dog, I love Pittsburgh! No more Steve Simmons, he was the wurst!"


T-Bone posted:

was at the game tonight, it was weird as hell seeing the Zajac line just demolish Crosby's line all night

Ryan Reaves was on Crosbyís line tonight, so itís not that weird. Or at least for the first half, thatís all I caught

Slappy Pappy
Oct 15, 2003

Mighty, mighty eagle soaring free
Defender of our homes and liberty
Bravery, humility, and honesty...
Mighty, mighty eagle, rescue me!


Dinosaur Gum

Chad Sexington posted:

They just scored All The Goals against the Caps, so there were none left for Newark.

It was a hard hitting game last night too. Not surprised it took something out of them.

cenotaph
Mar 2, 2013




T-Bone posted:

was at the game tonight, it was weird as hell seeing the Zajac line just demolish Crosby's line all night


Prospect wise that's perhaps better than what the Devils turned it around with. Just need Benning to trade for a Hall, Schneider, and Palmieri.

You should have said something, we could have talked about board games during the intermissions.

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006



Fun Shoe

Chad Sexington posted:

They just scored All The Goals against the Caps, so there were none left for Newark.

This is true. Although Malkin scored again. He's on god damned fire right now.

T-Bone
Sep 14, 2004



cenotaph posted:

You should have said something, we could have talked about board games during the intermissions.

My bad man didn't see you were going. I got really nervous when Malkin scored because it felt like a game that if the Devils didn't get three the Pens were coming back.

You played the new Space Terra Mystica yet?

cenotaph
Mar 2, 2013




T-Bone posted:

My bad man didn't see you were going. I got really nervous when Malkin scored because it felt like a game that if the Devils didn't get three the Pens were coming back.

You played the new Space Terra Mystica yet?

Nah, I don't like TM.

eXXon
Aug 19, 2002



Bruce Cassidy must be the new Mike Babcock because he has the ragtag collection of no-name prospects and castoffs in the Bruins' bottom 6 forechecking like they're on Team Canada.

Furnaceface
Oct 21, 2004



eXXon posted:

Bruce Cassidy must be the new Mike Babcock because he has the ragtag collection of no-name prospects and castoffs in the Bruins' bottom 6 forechecking like they're on Team Canada.

Doesnt that just lead to multiple early exits from the playoffs and the constant promotion up the ranks of whoever is Abdelkader in Boston?

a false
Mar 5, 2009

I DECIDE
WHO LIVES
AND WHO DIES


T-Bone
Sep 14, 2004



I hate to say it and shouldn't say it but Zacha has played the best hockey of his NHL career in like the past week. Wood/Palmieri is a good fit for him.

Brodeurs Nanny
Nov 2, 2006



T-Bone posted:

I hate to say it and shouldn't say it but Zacha has played the best hockey of his NHL career in like the past week. Wood/Palmieri is a good fit for him.

I know dude, he had a killer game and dare I say he has looked pretty good. I don't see him having a high offensive ceiling but if he develops into a nice 3C then I'll take it.

eXXon
Aug 19, 2002



Furnaceface posted:

Doesnt that just lead to multiple early exits from the playoffs and the constant promotion up the ranks of whoever is Abdelkader in Boston?

I certainly hope so!

T-Bone posted:

I hate to say it and shouldn't say it but Zacha has played the best hockey of his NHL career in like the past week. Wood/Palmieri is a good fit for him.

You hate to see a young player doing well if it proves you wrong or what?

T-Bone
Sep 14, 2004



I hope they keep him there when MoJo comes back and actually I think Johansson could do OK with Boyle/Stafford (or Boyle/Gibbons eventually).

Hall played 25 minutes tonight with the Devils running 11 forwards. He pretty much played 1st/4th line the whole game (Palmieri got a few shifts with Boyle/Stafford but that was about it). That's gotta be the most minutes by any Devils forward since Kovalchuk in a regulation game.

Mueller looks like a NHL d-man. I'm not sure where he fits long term because he's not going to play over Moore/Greene/Butcher on the left side but it's nice to have him. He's better than Santini IMO although that's not saying a whole lot. I'm not a huge fan of 7d/11f but I guess their thinking is that it allows them give Butcher a lot of easy assignments/zone starts and also Jimmy Hayes loving sucks. I hope they give Quenneville a game or two, I don't think he has a lot left to do in the AHL and it's worth seeing if he can replace some of the scoring depth they lost when they traded Henrique.

eXXon posted:

You hate to see a young player doing well if it proves you wrong or what?

I feel like every time I get off the Pavel Zacha should die train he stabs me in the back. I already went through this with Larsson and I don't think we can trade him for EK.

T-Bone fucked around with this message at Feb 4, 2018 around 09:16

on spec
Feb 2, 2014



Jamwad Hilder posted:

Re Bruins chat: the other strength is drafting. There are a ton of players who could realistically challenge for spots in the next year or two. There's already guys stuffed in Providence who could be in the NHL now. For all the poo poo Sweeney has gotten, a lot of his picks have panned out. I can't remember a time the system has been this promising. Lacking in net, though.

theyre going to have a hard time with jfk, nash, kuraly because nash is naturally going to be getting a much better deal than the 900k one he was on. kuraly deserves to stay and will, his deals up too, but him you can likely get for a couple years at under a million because hes been haunted by a tragic sh% since he was 18 at miami. jfk is an nhl player rn, i see him on a regular basis and talk to people around that team daily. so do you pay nash, or let him go and slot jfk in at 3c right away or sign nash to what will prob be 3+ years at around 3m per

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Sharks Eat Bear posted:

Ryan Reaves was on Crosbyís line tonight, so itís not that weird. Or at least for the first half, thatís all I caught

I mean, Iím happy to see the Pens lose, but why the gently caress would they put Reeves with Crosby?

eXXon
Aug 19, 2002



Duckman2008 posted:

I mean, Iím happy to see the Pens lose, but why the gently caress would they put Reeves with Crosby?

For the same reason as Matt Martin played on Auston Matthews' wing a few times, and to a lesser extent Tom "gently caress you Tom Wilson" Wilson ran shotgun with Ovie.

Mind_Taker
May 7, 2007

He's the best mindfuck yet


eXXon posted:

For the same reason as Matt Martin played on Auston Matthews' wing a few times, and to a lesser extent Tom "gently caress you Tom Wilson" Wilson ran shotgun with Ovie.

Iím not a big Tom Wilson fan but he actually meshes with Ovechkin (the WOWY confirms this) and he has a respectable 21 points so far this season. Heís also their third best possession player and legit one of their best defensive forwards.

Heís still dirty but heís coming around with his hockey skills this season.

ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007



T-Bone posted:

Prospect wise that's perhaps better than what the Devils turned it around with. Just need Benning to trade for a Hall, Schneider, and Palmieri.

If by Hall you mean Sutter and Schneider you mean Eriksson and Palmieri you mean Gudbranson then we're already there!

rex rabidorum vires
Mar 26, 2007



Duckman2008 posted:

I mean, Iím happy to see the Pens lose, but why the gently caress would they put Reeves with Crosby?

Carter Rawney isn't really played in 5v5 situations so they just toss Sid or Geno between whatever is on the 4th line right now. Unfortunately, the Pens went 3 games without Reaves in the lineup and the 4th line all of a sudden stopped getting caved in quite so much, but now Sheary and Hornquist are out soooooo back in he goes

Aye Doc
Jul 19, 2007

my name is john carter



http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/...vo-asked-trade/

Leivo feels like a reasonable piece to throw a low end pick at in hopes of seeing what he's got to offer. when do we get close enough to justify a trade deadline thread?

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

"Hot dog, I love Pittsburgh! No more Steve Simmons, he was the wurst!"


rex rabidorum vires posted:

Carter Rawney isn't really played in 5v5 situations so they just toss Sid or Geno between whatever is on the 4th line right now. Unfortunately, the Pens went 3 games without Reaves in the lineup and the 4th line all of a sudden stopped getting caved in quite so much, but now Sheary and Hornquist are out soooooo back in he goes

I didnít look at the line combos in depth, but I noticed Reaves went out with Sid and Simon a lot, which made t seem more like a promo to 1L rather than Sid doubling on 4L.

Regardless, the pens would be better off bringing up some more skilled depth from WBS than slotting Reaves in anywhere. I do wonder how much pressure comes from JR to play Reaves, just seems so out of keeping with Sullivanís style

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


Can't ignore pressure from the players either, Reaves wants to play and I'm sure other guys on the team think Reaves keeps them safer and want him there too, even if he doesn't actually do anything. Sullivan has to keep them happy to a degree even if he has final say in who plays night to night and how much.

I do think Sullivan by and large would prefer not to play him though, he seems like a pretty forward thinking coach and if he's playing a guy like 5 minutes a night he has to be doing that because he knows he sucks.

on spec
Feb 2, 2014



Aye Doc posted:

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/...vo-asked-trade/

Leivo feels like a reasonable piece to throw a low end pick at in hopes of seeing what he's got to offer. when do we get close enough to justify a trade deadline thread?

vatrano for leivo

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



Stupid superbowl...I want to watch hockey!

The RECAPITATOR
May 12, 2006

Cursed to like terrible teams.


ImplicitAssembler posted:

Stupid superbowl...I want to watch hockey!

Go Pats!

Brain Curry
Feb 15, 2007

People think that I'm lazy
People think that I'm this fool because
I give a fuck about the government
I didn't graduate from high school


Cats must be having a hard time selling tix again.

https://twitter.com/flapanthers/sta...260172718501888

Aye Doc
Jul 19, 2007

my name is john carter



Brain Curry posted:

Cats must be having a hard time selling tix again.

https://twitter.com/flapanthers/sta...260172718501888

i bet it'd be a lot easier with smith and marchy around

Brain Curry
Feb 15, 2007

People think that I'm lazy
People think that I'm this fool because
I give a fuck about the government
I didn't graduate from high school


Aye Doc posted:

i bet it'd be a lot easier with smith and marchy around

Firing Gallant and replacing him with Rowe really killed a lot of interest down here.

The owners haven't helped either.

https://twitter.com/Dougielarge/sta...9505921?lang=en

Aye Doc
Jul 19, 2007

my name is john carter



https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety...269148038320135

this... is interference.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Brain Curry posted:

Cats must be having a hard time selling tix again.

https://twitter.com/flapanthers/sta...260172718501888

Let's be honest, who wants to pay to see a game between Vancouver and Florida?

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006




It's premeditated murder, whatever it was actually called for.

Thufir
May 19, 2004

"The fucking Mayans were right."

Dang that seems like a lot

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Wonderllama
Mar 15, 2003




what a terrible penalty/suspension/league

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