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I was really impressed with Montreal's defense last night in their trouncing of the Hurricanes.  This morning I see the Canes have acquired Bergeron.  Hopefully,  someone will know how to use him and beef up our D.  We currently have NONE.

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Wild pick up another blue-collar, hard-working grinder who, at least, can score some goals.  Now they just need to remember that they still have to work hard on the ice.  Just as they have done the past few seasons, they have a great stretch when they play really sound hockey, beat some good teams and move up in the standings,  then they start to believe their press clippings and figure they can coast for two periods and still win, and promptly drop 3 of 4.  On the flip side of the trade, love how the GM two days ago says 'we're really happy with the team we have and don't see any need to make changes' then turns around and gives up 4 players to get two.  There's a good message to send to the team.

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That's great; took a while to sort out reading all the little lines. 

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where's the Hextall's zone??

 

The Hextall I refer to is Ron...

 

not Grandfather Bryan Sr, nor father Bryan Jr nor uncle Dennis, nor his son Brett....

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where's the HACKstall's zone??

The HACKstall I refer to is Ron...

not Grandfather Bryan Sr, nor father Bryan Jr nor uncle Dennis, nor his son Brett....

Fixed. I don't think the younger fans would get that reference. I totally remember what you're referring to. I heard rumors that he used to sharpen the blade and edges of his goal stick like Ty Cobb used to sharpen his cleats for base running slides.
post #2407 of 5068

Taking the kid to the Hurricanes VS Rangers game this weekend,  Really hard to decide on what sweater to rock, the home team that the kid LOVES or the visiting (former home) team that will probably make the playoffsth_dunno-1[1].gif


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Fixed. I don't think the younger fans would get that reference. I totally remember what you're referring to. I heard rumors that he used to sharpen the blade and edges of his goal stick like Ty Cobb used to sharpen his cleats for base running slides.

I hear when he rings the posts.... it actually makes it easier to dislodge the net.

 

Too bad his daughters went into soccer....

post #2409 of 5068

Yes, hockey fans!

 

He got to go on the ice after the game and shoot a goal.. SWEET!

 

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Go Chance of Snow!

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Hey JohnL want ever happen to that nasty Russian on the Caps, what's his name???? Over..er Ovie?

 

You obviously haven't checked the NHL goal leader standings lately... (And you know from my previous posts I'm not the biggest OV fan. Far from it.)
 

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Yes, hockey fans!

 

He got to go on the ice after the game and shoot a goal.. SWEET!

 

 

I assume a Hurricane goalie was in the net if the shot went in.

 

What happened to you guys this year?

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^^^

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DAMNNNITTT!!!  Ellis was supposed to start last night but was sick and asked Ward to play for him.. And this happensnonono2.gif

 

 

Cam Ward injury: Hurricanes goaltender out 6-8 weeks with MCL injury

 

FWIW, Ellis has gotten a lot better this season.  Cam has let in some softies..

Then Ellis got injured.  Defense has been non existent.  Power play has been AWFUL.  Bruins were winning 5-0 in the 2nd tonight last time I checked.  Kirk Muller is probably soooo firedth_dunno-1[1].gif

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You obviously haven't checked the NHL goal leader standings lately... (And you know from my previous posts I'm not the biggest OV fan. Far from it.)
 

You are right, I haven't checked the goal scoring leaders and I see Ovie is in at # 2. Razz gone Bad. Pens only have 3 in the top 10 while Sid is down at #21 though he leads the league in points despite missing the last 3 games.

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Crosby's Playground:

Fixed it for you.

post #2415 of 5068
Nice piece on Western Pa's renewed love affair with hockey at all levels: http://washingtonexaminer.com/frozen-four-a-jewel-for-hockey-crazed-pittsburgh/article/feed/2087339
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Thanks for the link. I really became a hockey fan in late 70s, cemented by the Miracle on Ice in the 80 Olympics and the draft that brought number 66, Mario Lemieux 4  years later. Mario is the man that saved hockey here and became a sports legend whose stature rivals any Pittsburgh sports hero, from Clemente to Harris, Mazeroski to Bradshaw perhaps even more so for his accomplishments off the ice. I just can't say enough about "Le Magnifique" and how he propelled hockey into the sporting public's eye in Pittsburgh. 

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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post and the draft that brought number 66, Mario Lemieux 4  years later. Mario is the man that saved hockey here and became a sports legend whose stature rivals any Pittsburgh sports hero, from Clemente to Harris, Mazeroski to Bradshaw perhaps even more so for his accomplishments off the ice. I just can't say enough about "Le Magnifique" and how he propelled hockey into the sporting public's eye in Pittsburgh. 


+1  I've always considered Lemieux one of the greatest hockey gods of all time up there with Oor, Gretzky, and Bobby Hull.  I will never put Cindy in the same league as Lemieux or those others simply because he is so lacking in the dimension of selfless team work and sportsmanship exhibited by the others. 

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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post and the draft that brought number 66, Mario Lemieux 4  years later. Mario is the man that saved hockey here and became a sports legend whose stature rivals any Pittsburgh sports hero, from Clemente to Harris, Mazeroski to Bradshaw perhaps even more so for his accomplishments off the ice. I just can't say enough about "Le Magnifique" and how he propelled hockey into the sporting public's eye in Pittsburgh. 


+1  I've always considered Lemieux one of the greatest hockey gods of all time up there with Oor, Gretzky, and Bobby Hull.  I will never put Cindy in the same league as Lemieux or those others simply because he is so lacking in the dimension of selfless team work and sportsmanship exhibited by the others. 

 

I'd argue he has much more in that dimension than Gretzky did...

 

He's show he's capable of being a 50 goal a year guy, but he passes and makes his team mates better instead. The guy has played through injuries without whining about it. He spent the lockout working with team mates 3-4 days a week to build chemistry with them and improve their skills while others were chasing money in Europe. He's taken somewhat of a paycut to make sure they can have a good team (he is the best active player, but not the best paid). He makes equal money with Malkin and less than several players of lesser quality. It allows the Pens to build a machine of a team though. 

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Charles, I know you're trying to bait me. Sid selfish, yeah right. He's so selfish his other two linemates are among the 10 ten goal scorers mostly due to feeds from Crosby. I never once heard him take any credit for the team's success when questioned by the media. Not only does he act humble, the word around town is he is truly humble. You gotta stop listening to Philly fans. Maybe you're just upset because the Canes got spanked by the Pens last night. How's Jordan working out for you? Sutter is doing fine here. So is Jokinen. tongue.gif 

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Lemieux SAVED the entire Penguins franchise by basically purchasing it in lieu of getting paid anything at all.  He also came back from Lymphoma AND a dangerous heart condition.  Crosby will NEVER outlive refusing to shake hands.  There's nothing he can do that will erase that from his personal profile. He'll go down as one of the greatest players, but he could cure cancer and feed every homeless child in America and still would have a reputation as a poor sport in the minds of many that matter.

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I'd argue he has much more in that dimension than Gretzky did...

 

He's show he's capable of being a 50 goal a year guy, but he passes and makes his team mates better instead.

 

You're talking about Gretzky here, correct?
 

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Re Crosby, I think a lot of the hate for him has to do with the Canadian media's slavish love affair with any Canadian hockey player and non-so subtle disregard to the merits of those players born in the U.S., Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Sweden and other countries.

 

Crosby is the poster boy of that slavish media love affair.

 

Don Cherry is often Exhibit A.

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Ok Charles, now I know where you're coming from.

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Crosby will NEVER outlive refusing to shake hands.

 

I forgot about that.

 

He is a great player and if you put a paper bag over his head and covered his jersey, I'd enjoy watching him play.
 

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Lemieux SAVED the entire Penguins franchise by basically purchasing it in lieu of getting paid anything at all.  He also came back from Lymphoma AND a dangerous heart condition.  Crosby will NEVER outlive refusing to shake hands.  There's nothing he can do that will erase that from his personal profile. He'll go down as one of the greatest players, but he could cure cancer and feed every homeless child in America and still would have a reputation as a poor sport in the minds of many that matter.

 

Except, you know, he didn't refuse to shake hands. He shook hands with about half the team including Coach Babcock. The "snubbed" players left for the dressing room early. Crosby got drug into media interviews and couldn't get over to the line before they decided 'screw it I'm outta here'.

 

From ESPN:

 

 

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PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby isn't apologizing for unintentionally failing to shake hands with some Detroit players after Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, saying he didn't realize the Red Wings were leaving the ice before he joined the handshake line.

During a chaotic postgame scene on the crowded Joe Louis Arena ice following Pittsburgh's 2-1 victory on Friday, Crosby was ushered to several live TV interviews by NHL personnel, hugged some teammates and was handed the Stanley Cup by commissioner Gary Bettman.

Crosby was celebrating when Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom, alternate captain Kris Draper and some other key Red Wings players went to their dressing room. Crosby estimates he shook hands with about half the team, including goalie Chris Osgood and coach Mike Babcock, who congratulated him on his leadership ability

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I'd argue he has much more in that dimension than Gretzky did...

 

He's show he's capable of being a 50 goal a year guy, but he passes and makes his team mates better instead.

 

You're talking about Gretzky here, correct?
 

 

Crosby scored 51 goals in '09 (lead the league outright until Stamkos tied him with <10 seconds to go on an empty netter in their last game) while dishing out even more assists. He was on pace for 64 goals the season he got concussed. And this year instead of shooting he took his two linemates and made them top ten goal scorers while still being on a 34 goal (full season) pace and blowing the league away in points. He still has a 6 point lead despite being injured two weeks. 

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Crosby scored 51 goals in '09 (lead the league outright until Stamkos tied him with <10 seconds to go on an empty netter in their last game) while dishing out even more assists. He was on pace for 64 goals the season he got concussed. And this year instead of shooting he took his two linemates and made them top ten goal scorers while still being on a 34 goal (full season) pace and blowing the league away in points. He still has a 6 point lead despite being injured two weeks. 

 

Reread my post.

 

Carefully.

 

And with your snark hat on and Penquin blinders off.

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Thread Starter 

Crosby haters roflmao.gifROTF.gifbeercheer.gifROTF.gifroflmao.gif

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Crosby got drug into media interviews and couldn't get over to the line before they decided 'screw it I'm outta here'.

 

 

For those watching and on the ice it still really looked like he just blew them all off for the media opps.  Should have blown off the sports reporters because tradition > TV reporters...

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Crosby got drug into media interviews and couldn't get over to the line before they decided 'screw it I'm outta here'.

 

 

For those watching and on the ice it still really looked like he just blew them all off for the media opps.  Should have blown off the sports reporters because tradition > TV reporters...

 

The NHL has made him the face of the game (whether people like it or not). His first responsibility (legally) is the media, tradition second. It's just as much on the Wings who left. The fact that half the team was still out there shows that it wasn't an exorbitant amount of time he was delayed. Other Penguins were still in the hand shake line when he joined in. They just were hurting from losing the Cup.  

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