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#2288445 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 15 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

When Schenn and Crosby were getting into it and Crosby was yapping in his face, I was like "OMG Schenn if you punch him square in the mouth right now, you will be my favorite player and I will buy your jersey!" lol That was quite the intense game. It was interesting to read the comments from Pens fans on LetsGoPens.com, they were embarrassed by the teams' reaction to losing and called the Pens actions "classless" and "childish". I don't know how they are just NOW seeing this, the Pens have acted like this for years, but hey, I guess its better late than never.

#2284184 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 13 April 2012 - 08:47 AM


if this is true im losing even more respect for the preds.

I never had any to begin with. We're winning this series and then Weber can bang his own head against the glass of a TV screen while watching the Wings play in the second round.

#2280821 #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #1 Vancouver Canucks

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 10 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

I really think the Kings will take this one. They are the second best defensive team in the league and Luongo has had some pretty shaky playoff series in the past. If he plays this first round like he did last year against Chicago, this will be over quickly and it'll be the Kings winning it.

#2280511 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 09 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

Nashville in 4. Our Defense is weak, we have forwards that turn the damn puck over all the time, along with defensive errors over and over. Oh yeah, our Powerplay is nonexistant and they happen to have the best power play at home. Did I mention the fact this team is 17-21-3 on the damn road................... Game, Set, Match. Sorry Folks.

Yes, yes, and we were 26-11 on the road last year, then lost to the Sharks 3 times in SJ. Regular season is now meaningless. Wings in 6. We have better players and better coaching. Injuries is the only thing that will knock us out in this round.

#2280506 For once I agree with Don Cherry

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 09 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

The fact that you guys are all agreeing with some of the biggest bone heads in hockey should tell you something. All Milbury has ever done is ruin the New York Islanders, hit some fan with his shoe, and push around some kid at a minor hockey game. Cherry? The guy is absolutely insane. And Torts? Talk about a guy who needs to STFU and just coach. Take some hints from Babcock on how to be a professional. Talk about a whiner.

While Milbury and sometimes Cherry are "bone heads", they are simply saying what everyone else is thinking but won't say it because they'll get fined themselves or blasted other members of the media. Milbury and Cherry don't care what other people think, so of course, they'll be the first. Tortorella is pretty outspoken himself and has shown that he doesn't care either. I, unfortunately, have been watching Pens games for years and the crap you hear about or see on YouTube is only the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended). The cheap shots, the sucker punches, the diving, the slashing after a lost faceoff, its all disrespectful to the game and to its players. I'm glad people are finally speaking out against this behavior that has been going on for years.

#2278862 Interference

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 06 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

I can't believe so many people have their panties in a bunch, it was a stupid play, he got away with it, that makes it funny. Quit being so damn cranky.

I think people are getting upset about it because the playoffs are right around the corner and a missed play like this could determine a game or a series. Its a missed stick from the bench today, a "I meant to blow the whistle before the puck went into the net" tomorrow, and a "I didn't see the black puck laying on blue ice in plain sight because the goalie was wearing black" next week. Not that its ever good to miss a call, but a big one this close to the playoffs makes people nervous.

#2278719 Milbury slams Blysma and Crosby

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 06 April 2012 - 06:38 AM

I can understand Detroit fans not liking him, as he is outspoken, is very good and has beaten Detroit in the finals recently...but as a Blues fan, there hasn't been anything on the ice in a Blues-Pens game to cause me to hate him.

This is a popular misconception. Joe Sakic beat the Wings in 96, 99, and 2000 and while I didn't like him, it was different. I didn't like him because he beat the Wings, but I respected him and the way he played the game. He let his skill do his talking. He didn't take cheapshots at people when things didn't go his way. The truth is, Wings fans (well at least me anyways), started to dislike Crosby after Game 4 in the 2008 Finals. That was the game of the famous 5-3 kill where Zetterberg stopped Crosby right on the doorstep and killed off the penalty. After the game was over, the Wings are skating back to the locker room and Crosby skates over and gets in Z's face. WTF? He's supposed to be a leader and face of the league and he's trash talking to a guy that just beat him because he's a sore loser. Since then I've opened my eyes and seen him do A LOT of shady things (slew footing, slashing every single time he loses a face off, elbows, sucker punches from behind, etc). Regardless of the outcome of the 2009 Finals, I would still hate his guts today.

#2277196 Milbury slams Blysma and Crosby

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 03 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

And, predictably, Milbury pusses out while Uncle Gary makes him apologize to his precious baby boy and his crying fans. Ugh. There goes that little, tiny shred of respect I had gained for Milbury.


Not surprising. However, Milbury apologizing or retracting his statement doesn't make it less true and I'm still glad someone finally said it.

#2277154 Milbury slams Blysma and Crosby

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 03 April 2012 - 10:46 AM

It was refreshing to see someone in the media actually say it like it is when it comes to Crosby's behavior and not just ignore his antics like everyone else.

#2277102 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 03 April 2012 - 07:19 AM

Wow! I can't believe Milbury said that. Good for him. Although, I think he likes to say things to get attention, so whether or not he actually believes that is a good question.

For all the people whining about the crosscheck on Crosby (not so much here, but on comments of articles and other message boards), that hit from Schenn was nothing. It was essentially a tap and Crosby flops to the ground like he was hit by a sniper. How many times have we seen him with the puck and defensemen are slamming into him, crosschecking him, basically using their whole body to try and knock him off the puck and Crosby stays on his feet. He gets tapped from behind without a puck and down he goes? Not buying it.

#2276870 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 02 April 2012 - 06:45 AM

They play each other again on Saturday and by looking at the standings, they're pretty much a lock to play each other in the first round. The Pens won't catch the Rangers and NJ is too far off to catch either of them. Let the bloodbath begin!

#2272487 Crosby

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 21 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

He wouldn't, because even with abandoning defensive play he couldn't touch either of their single season records in points. There is a reason nobody has.

That's simply your opinion. Logic would dictate that if a forward spent more time in the offensive zone and less time in the neutral zone or his own zone, he would see an increase in points. Someone scoring 130-150 points a year would see a pretty strong increase in offensive numbers if they played a more offensive minded game.

I came up with them by looking at the stats.

Nice snarky answer. For all the big offensive numbers Crosby puts up, he hasn't finished with more than a +20. In fact, when he won the Art Ross in '07 he finished with one of the lowest +/- totals in the history of the NHL for a recipient of that award. In '09 he had 103 points and was just a +3. Even the year he scored 109 points and led the league in goals, he finished with just a +15. Seems to me, if he's good defensively, with all the points he accumulates, shouldn't his +/- be much higher? Datsyuk was able to finish with a +41 in a year he scored 97 points. A +36 in a year when he got 87 points. Now comes the part where you say "plus minus doesn't matter", but those 20 seconds Crosby plays at the end of a penalty kill against a teams 2nd PP unit means more.

I did mean the 2009 2010 stats and the entire premise was simply to dispel the notion that Crosby can't hold Datsyuk's jock defensively.

Datsyuk has 3 Selke trophies, good for 2nd all time. Crosby hasn't even been close to a nomination.

#2272440 Radulov Returns

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 21 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

Isn't this the same Alexander Radulov that has a career high 26 goals in the NHL? The same guy that has spent the last 4 years in the KHL? We saw how much that did for Hudler's career and he was just there for a season.

#2272365 Crosby

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 21 March 2012 - 07:25 AM

Why does Crosby have to be better defensively than Datsyuk in order to be considered the best player in the league?

So if Crosby is on pace to finish say 40 points ahead of Datsyuk if they both played full seasons, people would still say Pavel is better because he's better defensively.

I mean Gretzky and Lemieux weren't better two way players than Messier, but what idiot would say he was better than those guys?

I just don't get that argument. Sure Pavel is a better two way player than Crosby, but so are many other players in the league. Being the best two-way forward doesn't necessarily make you the best player in the league if one guy is just that much better offensively.

Why does Datsyuk have to have more points than Crosby in order to be considered to be the best player in the league? Datsyuk gives up points to play defense. Crosby does not. This an old argument. One that used to involve Yzerman and Lemieux and Gretzky. Who's better? A player with 199 points and doesn't play defense? Or a player that gets 155 points and helps prevent the puck from going into his own net? I don't necessarily know if there's a right answer to this, it really comes down to preference. The people that think Datsyuk is better believe that if he played Crosby's kind of game, he would have more points, while if Crosby played Datsyuk's style, he wouldn't do as well as Datsyuk is now.

Personally, I think Datsyuk is better because he's more valuable when going for a championship. Defense plays a huge part in the playoffs and scoring machines typically get slowed down in the postseason.

#2272153 Howard suffers groin injury...again.

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 20 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

While all these injuries certainly suck, its better that its happening in March than April.