NHL 2017 - 2018

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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Riley Sheahan is now a Penguin traded for Scott Wilson... hopefully Sheahan is better than he was last year and so far this season for the Wings, if not the Pens lost on that deal even with the thrown in 5th round pick.
     
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    Crosby REALLY needs to get his head out of his ass... he's been taking stupid penalties like crazy and just took a 10 minute misconduct for yelling at the refs after getting called for chasing a guy down and crosschecking him 3 times for what appeared to be a minor bump during the play :facepalm:

    EDIT: Niemi maintains is 7GAA average and put up a stellar .781 save percentage tonight :wallbash:

    Can't blame it all on him though, the whole team looks like they belonged in a beer league...
     
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    You can blame it all on him, it's okay. He wouldn't have made those saves with a perfect defense. Niemi is just plain done.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Oh he sucked, but they would have still gotten lit up if Murray was in net. It would have just likely been slightly less embarrassing.
     
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    This doesn't sound so bad... :shrug:
     
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    Niemi on waivers :rofl:
     
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    Yeah hardly shocking with that 7GAA and beer league save percentage. Shame they didn't claim Subban when they had a chance... while the team didn't look great in that last game there was no excuse for some of the goals he gave up
     
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    Looks like DeSmith is going to be the backup. Hopefully he does well, honestly concerned about a promising young goaltender not getting enough ice time and having it impact his development (which I think is why they signed Niemi to begin with...)

    The Pens are funny though, as Murray has not been stellar either yet he is still ZOMG THE BEST GOALIE EVAR!!!!! if you listen to fans online lol. The guy has managed to go 5-0 because the Pens have a killer offense, but a 3.35 GAA and .896 save percentage are not good by any means :lol: Not to say it is all the goalies since the Pens have not been good in their own end this season, but still...
     
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    This is still the reason I have zero sympathy for the Penguins (and your numerous complaints regarding the aforementioned defensive and goaltending woes :fawk:)
     
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    Florida claimed Niemi :rofl: Going full tank I guess.
     
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    Just because the Pens still have SOME functional talent (unlike the Habs) doesn't mean they're looking good. There is still some expectations for the Pens to do well after the last two seasons...

    Not everyone can be off to the worst start in 76 years:rofl:

    Wow I really can't believe somebody actually claimed him. If he had had good numbers before this season I can see it, but he was struggling for the Stars for the last two years...
     
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    Maybe they are using him as a Shooter Tutor in practice?

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    Look at the bright side, at least you had no expectations coming into this season... you could be an Edmonton fan and be shocked by the poor start :fawk: :lol:

    (I say this fully expecting the Pens to get torched tonight)
     
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    Hopefully Florida puts Niemi in nets tonight...

    ...and of course he will get a shutout :rofl:
     
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    I feel like GAA and Save Percentage is bad across the league?

    Not Niemi's first time in pads bad...but not what you would expect from NHL Starters either.
     
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    I don't think it is, but I think some guys who should be very good are starting off pretty poorly. Pretty happy with Bishop so far.
     
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    Look at that, the Habs won :lol:

    Yeah looking at the goaltending leaders on nhl.com doesn't look like things are down.

    http://www.nhl.com/stats/leaders?navid=nav-sts-league#
     
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    STANLEY CUP HERE WE COME! :banana:
     
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    That Matt Murray is one piece of ace. Edmonton cant finish but will be turning the corner soon.
     
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    :rofl:

    That was probably his best game so far this season :lol: Both goalies were insane last night.
     

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