NHL 2015-2016: Expansion! 3 on 3 OT! Coaches Challenge!

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Sofos, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    27,971
    Likes Received:
    8,107
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    And even so the Pens still almost managed to lose :lol:
     
  2. protest

    protest SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,984
    Likes Received:
    1,619
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Wide open net and he flubbed it!
     
  3. TheDivineWing22

    TheDivineWing22 You've got the touch

    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Location:
    Spring Church, PA
    Can't complain too much being down two goals in the first period. That's 5 games since the start of 2016 the Pens have erased a two goal deficit. I don't think we saw that once when they were playing under Johnston this season.

    They've definitely squandered some much need points under Sullivan though.
     
  4. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    27,971
    Likes Received:
    8,107
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    They're definitely better than they were... they just need to be better in their own end. The offensive zone play and zone exits are much better than they were under Johnston. Unfortunately they're still not a defensively strong team. Despite the press crowing they weren't under Johnston either, they had one of the worst shots against per game in the league (IIRC 27th or 28th) and fantastic goaltending gave them a great goals against average. They're still 25th in shots against per game.

    Oh and they need a backup goalie :lol:
     
  5. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

    Messages:
    5,033
    Likes Received:
    2,755
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
  6. RustInPeace

    RustInPeace SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    161
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    I just came here to post that lol. Injury woes continue for the Oilers, who lead the league in man games lost due to slapshots to the dick.
     
  7. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

    Messages:
    5,033
    Likes Received:
    2,755
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    He is a magnet for injury. That slapshot to the ankle that ruptured his skin earlier. He ate an Ovechkin shot to the ear in DC when he was here.
     
  8. Pav

    Pav ???

    Messages:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    77
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
  9. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    27,971
    Likes Received:
    8,107
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Wow that was just bizarre. I doubt Wideman was rational and deliberately hit him, but still just really bizarre.
     
  10. Pav

    Pav ???

    Messages:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    77
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    Watching it again, Wideman definitely took a nasty hit in the corner before skating off, so I suppose it's possible. But from that rear camera angle...it really looks to me like he was skating to the bench, the linesman cut him off, and he just cross checked him instead of trying to get out of his way. Just my third-party, after-the-fact observation. It is very bizarre though, everyone is suggesting that Wideman may (and probably will) be slapped with an outrageous suspension along the lines of Raffi Torres this past preseason.
     
  11. RustInPeace

    RustInPeace SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    161
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    It looked like he hit him on purpose to me, although I believe he may have been concussed and not thinking clearly.
     
  12. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    27,971
    Likes Received:
    8,107
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    That's what I was thinking as well...
     
  13. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal

    Messages:
    10,758
    Likes Received:
    3,640
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Location:
    Nimbus III
    So yeah, that All-Star Game. John Scott...
     
  14. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    27,971
    Likes Received:
    8,107
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Didn't watch any of it, saw the stories afterwards. Good for him.
     
  15. RustInPeace

    RustInPeace SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    161
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    I could watch 3 on 3 with highly skilled players all day.
     
  16. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

    Messages:
    5,033
    Likes Received:
    2,755
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    They actually skated pretty well, unlike the usual all star games as of late. I think the 3 on 3 format forces them to move or look stupid. John Scott showed some skill as well. If anyone hasn't read his article in The Players Tribune (awesome site), it is worth a read. While other players may have been more deserving of an appearance, the way the NHL handled the situation was an embarrassment. They wanted the fan voting and didn't like the results.

    A Guy Like Me | The Players' Tribune
     
  17. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,072
    Likes Received:
    417
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    I thought naming John Scott the NHL player of the week was a bit much. There is pressure in Montreal to call up John Scott to play... I would be surprised if it happened, but wouldn't mind :yesway:

    Anyone else find the timing of the announcement of Bettman's contract extension distasteful?
     
  18. Mattykoda

    Mattykoda SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    750
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Location:
    Nevahdah
    ^Agreed. It was good to see everyone have fun and all but I still can't look past the cheap shots he has pulled especially the one against Jackman.
    I did lol at this


    And when Bettman came out
     
  19. Pav

    Pav ???

    Messages:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    77
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
  20. protest

    protest SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,984
    Likes Received:
    1,619
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Location:
    South Jersey
    ^ Honestly it has movie written all over it. It's Rudy.
     

Share This Page