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Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Sofos, Jun 24, 2015.
Where are all the trades? This deadline day has been a snoozer so far.
Well, I'm guessing the day's big blockbuster trade has already come and gone with Eric Staal being traded to the Rangers.
I guess so and it wasn't even on deadline day. Only 8 trades today, nothing special anywhere. I want chaos!
I was expecting a lot of movement in Edmonton, oh well.
We ended up losing the best name in the NHL. Jyrki Jokipakka.
Aaand Pens lose Warsofsky on waivers to Jersey
But hey we made room for another minus machine from the Oilers... no idea why they recalled him and then sent him down again, freaking idiot move by Rutherford.
Also betting the "three goalie tandem" in Pittsburgh with Murray in the NHL means Zatkoff doesn't dress again this year unless somebody gets injured.
I'm curious if Murray gets the start tonight against the Caps or if they're going to attempt to have Fleury play two nights in a row...
I cant believe we got a 3rd rounder for Justin "softer than hot butter" Schultz. Be prepared for missed defensive zone coverage, minimal to zero physical play, and a muffin of a shot that sometimes almost hits the net.
I was pretty confused by the Justin Schultz trade. My only guess is Rutherford desperately wanted another right-shooting defenseman as a safety net in case Ben Lovejoy stays injured into the playoffs. But even then, we're depleting our draft picks rapidly here.
Chia is starting to form the Oilers into a real western conf team. Big heavy team. Yeah were sitting in last again, and might draft 1st overall again, but I expect actual big moves this summer. Hall and Eberle are definitely on the table, as I think Chia wants the core to be focused down the middle with Draisaitl, McJesus, and Nugent-Hopkins.
Hopefully we could land a 1/2 D like Hamonic or Shattenkirk in the offseason.
Yeah honestly though Schultz is another move that isn't going to actually help the team... unless he does a major turnaround once he gets here. Because you know that seems to happen with everybody the pens trade for
(ok Daley is the exception, but it really does seem like almost everybody we trade for gets worse when they get here...)
I'm assuming he'll either be sent to WBS or sat as a healthy scratch most nights, probably more for depth if someone gets hurt in/before the playoffs.
And Matt Murray's rebound control last night was giving me anxiety attacks.
Pretty sure Zatkoff has a one way deal because Rutherford is a moron. I suspect they tried to trade him and got no interest so he's going to sit for the rest of the season until his contract is up. I would guess he'll only see time in net if somebody is injured or really takes a major hit in performance.
I didn't see last night's game, was out doing stuff. I recorded it and was going to watch it if they won... but since they lost didn't bother
Holy crap the Pens beat the Rangers 4-1
Granted Mark Staal and Rick Nash weren't in the lineup, but still nice
Incoming suspension for Nurse:
Welp, reports are saying Las Vegas is going to be awarded an expansion franchise for next season. Go ahead and read through the comments sections on some of the sites reporting this; I didn't know it was even possible to gather so many angry, bitter Canadians in one spot. You would think Gary Bettman personally removed the Nords from Quebec and then fired cruise missiles at the province, people are so upset.
I have yet to see that information, none of the information/sport website I go to have mentionned anything about that.
My feeling right now is that at least one team will be relocated, either in Quebec or Las Vegas, and maybe the other city will get a new franchise. Since they avoid speaking about it while the process is ongoing kinda make me think that they just want to end the season before speaking it out so they wont loose money from the franchise that is about to move.
From what I've read, it's (mostly) all based on an interview Georges Laraque did in Montreal recently. He said Quebec has essentially been eliminated and Las Vegas will be getting a team. Obviously this is far from an official announcement so take it with a grain of salt. However, I'd be lying if I said the league didn't seem like it was leaning toward Las Vegas. Bettman has always been a big proponent of trying to expand the game into new markets rather than cashing in on existing ones.
And in reading about this, I just couldn't help but notice how violently angry Canadian hockey fans were getting over any/all hints that Quebec won't be getting a new team. It was almost frightening.
I hate this season so much, ugh
It has been a pretty brutal season for Habs fans
Man hip checked in the head by your own guy...
Looks like Fehr and Hagelin will probably be back for the Pens tonight