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#2500493 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 March 2014 - 05:31 PM

So today via Twitter The Penguins asked fans to submit questions for James Neal.

 

Hilarity ensues...

 

Some examples...

 

Flyers Nation ‏@FlyersNation  3h
James, do you get the biggest thrill out of kneeing someone in the head or cross checking them in the head? #AskNeal

 

John Forsyth ‏@blackbear93  1h
#askneal if you could go back in time and end the career of any player in NHL history who would you choose?

 

Steph ‏@myregularface  1h
Is it more rewarding to score a goal or concuss another human? #AskNeal

 

Greg ‏@GDubs10  2h
. @penguins Hey James, long time fan first time tweeter. What's your favorite hockey play? The Flying V or the Flying Elbow? #askneal

 

Jeff Mehmel ‏@ThaBKeeper  2h
Have you ever cross checked or kneed your grandma in the head?  Stupid question.  Of course you have, you're James Neal #askneal @penguins

 

Steph ‏@myregularface  2h
If you could have any super power, how would you use it to hit opponents in the head? #askneal

 

Mike From Attleboro ‏@MikeFromATown  2h
How does one go about playing as dirty as you do while fighting less than the Swiss? #AskNeal

 

Steph ‏@myregularface  2h
If Crosby wasn't your teammate, would you try to knee him in the head or use a different body part to contact his head? #askneal




#2497361 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by canadian wings fan on 19 March 2014 - 09:36 PM

We could see some huge boneheaded plays with Krons and Smith together




#2495140 Best Pair of Stars in the NHL?

Posted by Legendary D In 03 on 14 March 2014 - 02:56 PM

Who are these Sundin twins you speak of? Are they related in any way to Lindstrom or Federov?




#2492125 Stamkos named Captain of TBL

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 06 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

Reminds me of a young Ste


YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH


#2492094 Stamkos named Captain of TBL

Posted by toby91_ca on 06 March 2014 - 09:27 PM

Reminds me of a young Stevie. Man do I ever wish we could somehow get him.

What about him reminds you have Stevie?  I see them as having quite a different skill set and style of play.




#2494952 Cap increase may be lower than projected

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 March 2014 - 09:06 AM

So the expected cap increase may be lower next season, not the cap itself.  Kinda misleading thread title, isn't it?




#2494775 What would it take a get Shea Weber?

Posted by alabarrie on 12 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

Just putting the question out there. What would it take and are you willing to give it up?

 

Weber is everything Babs and Kenny wants. A physical right handed player that eats up minutes. His contract was front loaded, so a lot of the money owed to him has already been paid out, and with the cap going up we can easily take on his cap number. 

 

The only untouchable young player for me are Mantha and DeKeyser. 

 

I wish Kenny was more aggressive when Weber was a RFA. 4 first round picks sounds like a steal to me. 




#2494283 Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted by dirtydangles on 11 March 2014 - 04:46 PM

If they are going to give him 4th line minutes they are not getting the best of Kuzia. He is the best when he is a real part of the team. Knowing Oates, Kuznetsov will be available for the right price soon. I would trade Mantha+ for him.

 

PS I followed his career closely. When something goes wrong, when game is on the line, when you are loosing the most important game of the season you put Kuznetsov on the ice. He usually find a way to score.

I'm sure the long term plan isn't to have him on the 4th line. They are just keeping the pressure off him and also avoiding relying too heavily on a rookie without disrupting team dynamics in the middle of a playoff push. He will work up the lineup soon.




#2494273 Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted by RusDRW on 11 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

If they are going to give him 4th line minutes they are not getting the best of Kuzia. He is the best when he is a real part of the team. Knowing Oates, Kuznetsov will be available for the right price soon. I would trade Mantha+ for him.

 

PS I followed his career closely. When something goes wrong, when game is on the line, when you are loosing the most important game of the season you put Kuznetsov on the ice. He usually find a way to score.




#2494255 Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

Thinks he's better as a right wing. He has played about 50% of his carrer as a RW and 25% as a Center and LW. I doubt he will take Bäckströms spot.


Agreed, I meant more along the lines of when he's playing the top 6 with actual talent we'll know


#2493895 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 09 March 2014 - 02:30 PM

sadly he isnt the only D that is making bonehead plays lately and i include #55




#2493875 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by NYC Wings Fanatic on 09 March 2014 - 02:05 PM

Honestly, I still can't get over how he single handedly contributed with one bone-headed play after another and destroyed our chances in beating Chicago in the playoffs last year. He was the stupidest player, young or old, I had ever seen on the ice in a Wings jersey. A complete moron who earned a benching thirty times over. Whether or not he is suddenly getting a few ounces of grey matter and scoring here and there is irrelevant - he will never be a player of consequence on this team or any other team. 

Wow! It might be a bit premature to write him off so early, isn't it? This is only his second full season with the Wings, so couldn't a light go off in his brain, the coaching sinks in, and the mental part that has given him so much of a problem click in at some point? I would like to think that this is still possible, since he does offer so much promise if and when he finally understands what a defenseman is supposed to do. Like they say, defensemen do take longer to develop the mental aspect past of the game, so I would hope for our sake that there is still time.




#2493690 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by NYC Wings Fanatic on 09 March 2014 - 12:55 PM

Hi guys,

 

As much we have been down on Brendan and his costly bonehead passes to the opposition and such, with his recent 2 goals and his looking far more confident in joining the rush, isn't this the Brendan Smith that we envisioned before he was ever called up from Grand rapids? He seems to be smelling offensive blood now (last few games) when he joins a rush, and commits to the play in going right to the net, knowing that the winger (hopefully) will have his back covered defensively. Maybe Babs or the assistants sat down with him to give him the okay to freelance a bit more than he had, but to me, this Brendan Smith version 2.0 is what I had thought he could potentially be when he was still seen as one of our top prospects - an offensively gifted and aggressive D man with snarl, speed, and some size - one that we have rarely seen. Do you guys think he is finally showing signs of coming out of his shell, or has he just had a couple of lucky games?




#2494072 Andersson breaks foot - down another center

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 10 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

At least we can call Jarnkrok up......wait


#2487779 ESPN says....

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 28 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

The whispers we're getting over here in euro land is that the wings have scouts looking at the young Russian's Nikita Tryamkin and Fyodor Malykin. Malykin's name has cropped up before, solid young centre 5'11" 198lb but i think he has 2 years left on his KHL contract. Good skater by all accounts and plays hard. I watched Tryamkin in the world jnrs and he is a big unit, steady in his own end with potential upside to produce on offence. Has played over 70 games in the K and only 19yr old. Both of these guys hail from the same area as Pav, so you never know. Tryamkin hasnt been drafted and i think is still eligible for this year's draft, and have i said he is big, 6'7" 229lb and growing !

Both play for KHL side Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.