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  1. On 12/17/2018 at 8:07 PM, top-shelf-1 said:

    Chicago's season is already over. Rehabilitating Mongo with the pressure off might not be a bad play, and might actually put some butts in the seats. 


    As for Wardo, no. Not better. Just bad in a different way: Toast by February 1.

    Chicago is 4-1-1 in its last 6 games partially due to Wardo. Cam looked elite against Dallas and outclassed Ben Bishop. He never ceases to amaze me regarding the Vezina-caliber games he can still have (with the usual stinkers in between)


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  2. 1 hour ago, wxray1 said:

    Of course I think you are just expressing frustration at our string of concussions.  And rightly so.


    For the record, helmets help stop skull fractures.  They do little for concussions, unfortunately, since the brain collides with the skull when the head snaps. 

    I think we need guys that deliver concussions...

  3. 8 hours ago, realmdrakkar said:



    Apparently they don't think so, what with extending JR.  He's the go-to guy when you want to sell of everything for another year or two of glory, not the guy you want to rebuild with.  If they truly go into a rebuild with him at the helm, i think we'll all be able to forget about the Pens for a while.  I do think they're on their way to that, but not for another couple years - as  much as i hate to say it, you know they're going to make a run pretty soon here and go deep in the playoffs.  I'd giggle if they didn't, though.

    We’ll see. Winning a couple Cups seems to keep the rose-colored glasses on when it really isn’t so rosy. Both Chicago (in 2016-17) and LA (2015-16) want with that “all-in” “sacrifice the future for now” to buy an extra year or two. It’s really not a bad concept if your core is still solid. Those chances don’t present themselves too often. I think Pittsburgh is probably going to follow suit being one year removed from their last cup. They are mediocre and I think their best days are behind them. I don’t blame them from a competitive perspective from throwing all the chips in the middle of the table at this point.


    As far as I can tell, the East is between Tampa and Washington 😐

  4. 11 minutes ago, AWACSooner said:

    I’m loving every minute of the Western Evil Empire’s futility...and hoping the other Evil Empire joins them there soon

    I remember as a kid watching them get their doors blown off by the Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers. I think those days are back for the foreseeable future. However, I believe they are in full “tank” mode. I guess it’s better to languish for a while and speed up the chances of getting  some top picks than to die a slow death through mediocrity (see Red Wings) with false hopes at “one last run”. I believe LA is right there with them, and Pittsburgh isn’t too far behind.  You can also add the Rangers to that category.  

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  5. 13 minutes ago, wxray1 said:

    I watched the video and was in tears laughing.  Tommy Hawk and the fans are having a frustrating season. In keeping up with the happenings back in Chicago, don't be surprised if that isn't the only incident. But hey, Johnny Teows, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook are getting paid mega-bucks $$$ to under-perform.

  6. We're a soft, delicate team with some good players but not enough skill and consistency to hang with the big boys on a nightly basis. I'm still in a daze how last night's game was coached at the end, and the lapses we see with this team.  There is too much going on here that is not right, and I'm not one to :deadhorse:

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  7. 1 hour ago, bluedevil58 said:

    This is the most people I have seen at the PNC since the 2009 playoffs and the Canes are not even playing.  Mickey on ice however is.  SAD. 




    I’m sure we’ve seen our share of Mickey Mouse hockey over the years. Fittingly we didn’t play it in DisneyLand last night.

  8. 19 minutes ago, Whaassup123456789 said:

    I feel strongly that scoring or finishing CAN be taught to some degree. It seems that the scoring chances are being shot to "center mass" of the goalies, and this can be rectified?



    Timing and posture are way off too.  Poor puck management, puck skipping off sticks, terrible control... I could go on. There are times when they seemed rushed and just fling toward net, then times they are holding the puck too long waiting for the “perfect” shot. They then get hampered and thrown off the puck. It’s a mess...

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  9. We need people who can score. Goaltending and defense are largely present and accounted for. Other than those on IR at the current moment, nobody should feel safe. I’m not impressed with anyone on offense. I think most of us on this board could sling and fumble the puck around in the OZ just as (in)effectively as these guys.

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  10. 15 minutes ago, bluedevil58 said:


    The issue is someone would ruin it.  During the first celebration there was a guy who was like 40 or 50 years old jumping up and down all gritty like when the players crashed the glass.  If you let someone like him rush the ice then our players would need to utilize chasity belts or something of the sort.

    I guess you didn’t pick up on my sarcasm 😏

  11. 52 minutes ago, LakeLivin said:


    Unfortunately, for the vast majority of the Canes that would be an act!  :o


    I'm a fan, but would like to see them match the celebration to the game.  The only one that seemed forced to me was after the "meh" NJ game.  I'd have been fine with just the Skol clap maybe followed by a stick salute for that one.  But for those wins that leave you feeling elated, I say bring it on!  With a caution to avoid trying to one-up each one (as Rem mentions above). 

    Or the fans can rush the ice and knock the goal posts down similar to a major college football upset 😉

  12. 6 hours ago, mdover95 said:

    It's Yahoo, so they really don't know how to do anything except gush over that K family, the UK royals, and NBA "drama."  Plus, Adam Lambert (who apparently got his journalism chops by writing for his middle school newsletter) is their NHL beat writer. I'm not surprised....🙄

    The way the Canes played last night, perhaps Duke could have done better 🤷🏻‍♂️

  13. 14 minutes ago, top-shelf-1 said:

    By the way, Sabres/Pens just went final: Eichel unassisted at :45 of OT for the win, 5-4. Skinner with a primary assist on an earlier goal for his 21st point in 20 games. 

    Nobody dislikes the slugs more than I do but you have to give them

    some credit. They are looking good right now.

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