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#141 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:31 PM

Is there anyone on this forum that is rooting for the Pens?

 

 

that would be me!! :D

 

crosby > datsyuk



#142 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

 

 

that would be me!! :D

 

crosby > datsyuk

 

Troll much?

 

Question was is there anyone on this board that is going for the Pens?

 

First response was legit.

 

Second was not.

 

:)



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:00 PM

Without Fleury, Pittsburgh will be difficult to beat. 

 

Imagine if they benched that idiot last season.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:53 PM

Last season they didn't have a capable backup so it wouldn't have made any difference.  But it seems that the Pittsburgh defense is much more calm with Vokoun in net than Fleury... they actually look decent.

 

Speed, an aggressive forecheck, and sustained puck possession exposes their defense though, as the Islanders showed.  Although the Senators aren't a particularly slow team so who knows?



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:26 AM

Is there anyone on this forum that is rooting for the Pens?

 

I am sure there are people who still believe the world is a rectangle, so I guess somewhere somehow a few lurkers might cheer for them but to me it is easy:

 

GO SENS GO it ain't over yet!


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:07 AM

Is there anyone on this forum that is rooting for the Pens?

 

Probably just me as your friendly neighborhood Pens fan... but I just check in here and other team forums from time to time to get other fans perspectives on the league and game so I don't know if I count.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:28 AM

What the f*** happened?!

 

The Senators remembered they're a 7 seed.  I like how after the game Alfredsson said "We probably won't win this series".  Nice.  That's real leadership for you there.  



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:45 AM

This series should have been a sweep if Pitts didnt' let up that other game while on the PP. This series is all but over


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:13 AM

Wow Alfie actually said that?  I never did think that guy was a leader. I still recall the Cup Final in 2007 when he had a little hissy fit and shot the puck at Niedermayer.  I knew they were done in that series then and they were.  The Sens are in over their heads.  They don't really believe they can beat the Pens and it shows.  Whereas the #7 Wings believe they can beat the Hawks and are.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:01 AM

Wow Alfie actually said that?  I never did think that guy was a leader. I still recall the Cup Final in 2007 when he had a little hissy fit and shot the puck at Niedermayer.  I knew they were done in that series then and they were.  The Sens are in over their heads.  They don't really believe they can beat the Pens and it shows.  Whereas the #7 Wings believe they can beat the Hawks and are.

Heard that quote this morning as well and my first reaction was "wow", especially having it come from the team captain.  However, the more I thought about it, I'm not sure how to feel about it.  Firstly, I may be taking it out of context.  What I heard was something like this: reporter asks "do you think the Sens can win the series", he responds by saying "probably not"...followed by something else.

 

So, yeah, it looks like he's sort of giving up, not really a good way to lead, etc.  Or is it simple honesty?  Too often all we hear are stupid cliches, rather than honest answers.  Does anyone think the Sens can pull off a series win?  "Probably not" is likely the correct, honest answer.  Doesn't mean they can't do it.

 

I heard the suggestion that maybe he said that as a tactic, gets into the Pens heads to think that the Sens are done...going to roll over.  I think that is very far fetched though, don't think he put that much though into, simply answered the question honestly.  Got a lot talk this morning on the radio though (in Toronto)....have no idea what they are saying in Ottawa.



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:01 AM

http://video.senator...bed-share-video

 

You guys should see MacLean's presser. It was about 20 seconds long and really something else. I like him though. And he did seem to show more fight and resolve than Alfie did. Jeez..


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:57 AM

What Alfredsson could have said was something like 'Yeah, it looks bad, but we've got good players and a good ethic and we go out to win every night. Likely or not we are going out there and not just give up.'

Still admits the uphill battle, but shows a bit of fight that could inspire his team.
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

Alfredsson picked up the puck after the final whistle. That can mean only one thing.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

Alfredsson picked up the puck after the final whistle. That can mean only one thing.

I heard that as well, but even if he thought they would come back and win.....if they don't....he would never get the chance again to get the puck from his last game played on home ice.



What Alfredsson could have said was something like 'Yeah, it looks bad, but we've got good players and a good ethic and we go out to win every night. Likely or not we are going out there and not just give up.'

Still admits the uphill battle, but shows a bit of fight that could inspire his team.

And that would have been the boring, stock, cliche response.  Would definitely have been less controversial though.

 

Not trying to defend him though, I'm by no stretch of the imagination an Alfie fan.



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

"We're going to Pittsburgh, and we're coming to play..."

 

You know, the last time I heard that, it was "We're going to Flint and we're coming back here..."

 

And then the Mallards won the UHL Championship.

 

 

 

If Ottawa doesn't drag it to 6, they will drag the pens down with them.  MacLean will be sure of that.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

Toby I think you make some good points, to be honest. From his perspective as a veteran in his last days who has just lost a critical playoff game, he was likely feeling really disappointed and probably didn't feel like blowing sunshine up everyone's butt. I guess it is what it is. But I expect the Sens won't just roll over and die.

 

The Pens haven't been all that great at closing a series at home in recent years, for what it's worth. But then again they have been playing a much calmer and more focused game with Vokoun in net as opposed to Fleury and reducing some (but not all) stupid habits, maybe that trend for us will change this year. I guess we'll see.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:51 PM

sens just got hosed on a kicked in goal



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:52 PM

Put a fork in the Sens.

 

They are done.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

No way the Pens beat the Bruins IMO. The pens havent faced a playoff calibre team yet these playoffs. They played 2 young, inexperienced teams. I dont think they have a chance in hell in a 7 game series vs the Bruins.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:06 PM

Morrow scores a goal with a distinct kicking motion. Ladies and gentle I give you, soccer on ice.



between McQuire screaming about Morrow not kicking the puck (saying it about 8 times) and him saying that there is a phantom call on Crosby who did LIGHTLY hook the defenseman causing a turnover I really don't think I can take this commentary. Usually I can tolerate it, when it's Pittsburgh and Crosby it really is that much worse







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