NHL 2017 - 2018

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  1. ElysianGuitars

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    In case Pittsburgh fans are wondering who Oleksiak is and if he's any good...

    He's 6'-7", that's about all he's got going for him. He's bad in his own end, he's bad in the offensive zone, he's bad in neutral ice, but he's tall, sometimes he throws an okay check, sometimes he gets in a good scrap. That's about it. Good luck.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I have no idea WTF GMJR is thinking... so we traded a decent forward in Archibald along with an ECHL goalie and a draft pick for a guy who is questionable even for a backup in Leighton and traded a draft pick for a mediocre physical defenseman we don't really need.

    The team needs a shakeup, but these really seem like trades for the sake of making trades. Can't even say they're clearing cap space for something else as Archibald was only making $675k

    The only way any of this makes sense is if there is a bigger trade in the works.
     
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    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    So basically, he's "end of career" Hal Gill
     
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    NYI will be changing arenas again? :scratch:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    So Rutherford is apparently hoping Oleksiak will live up to his potential with the Pens since he was a highly regarded prospect and picked 14th in the draft. I'll reserve judgement until he gets some play time here since they have had some guys that looked terrible until they got here like Niskanen, Daley, and Schultz.

    Still no idea WTF the thought process was with Leighton unless they want a veteran goalie to mentor Murray since he has been mediocre at best this season. He certainly won't be a better backup than Jarry, thought they may want him back in the AHL to get more play time. From a talent / performance standpoint it makes even less sense since they could have claimed Subban off waivers earlier in the season...

    Apparently they're blaming poor attendance on how far out their current arena is...
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    So Oleksiak actually didn't look bad last night :lol: In fact the Pens looked good overall, especially given they were playing Columbus, except for a too many men on the ice penalty that lead to the game tying goal.
     
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    All I can say is good luck :lol: He's had the occasional good game with the Stars too, but they're few and far between. He did have a Gordie Howe hat trick in a loss to Vegas earlier this year.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah we'll see I guess... he was in for Cole who has been great for the Pens when he's not taking stupid penalties... downside is Cole was averaging two penalties a game :lol:
     
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    LMFAO and Leighton gave up 3 goals in his AHL debut for the Pens :lol:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I thought the Pens might have turned the corner with that win over Columbus... I was wrong :lol:
     
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    Stars finally won one against Nashville, too bad it went to a shootout. Overtime was full of heroics, Stars took TWO penalties and made it through.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Sounds like I should have watched that game... would have been more fun :lol:
     
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    Oilers have finally started to look like last years team, have won 4 in a row, and are only 4 points out of a playoff spot right now. McJesus blocking a shot with his foot and limping off last game was soul crushing, but hes okay.
     
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    Got to hang in the Executive suites last night while watching the B's kick the Sens collective asses. Solid first period, standard defensive second period since we had a lead, but an absolutely atrocious looking third. No fire at all, barely even trying to keep it in the other end, just felt like they were resting on their laurels but Ottawa still couldn't put anything in the net.
     
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    Bergevin: trade Pacioretty and Galchenyuk :mega:
    ...for a bag of pucks
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    :rofl:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Hey wait, the Pens may have a bag of pucks they could trade... that was basically what they got for Pouliot :idea: :rofl:
     
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    I can't find any photos that can be posted here yet (grrrrr Twitter), but I understand yesterday a disgruntled fan put brown paper bags on the 4 statues surrounding the Bell Center of Habs legends (Richard, Lafleur, Beliveau and Morenz), with the facial design of the Habs "smiling" logo instead frowning.

    I'm sure management is loving this.
     
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    Stars did everything they could to lose last night but pulled off the win in the last 10 minutes of the game... Radulov is still easily the best signing this off season.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    The Pens not only lost to Carolina, they're behind them in the standings :wallbash:
     
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