NHL 2021

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  1. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    I believe they made an initial offer in training camp and he decided to put negotiations off until after the season. I would think term is the bigger issue.

    Mantha looked great last night, fit with Oshie and Backstrom really well, picked up a goal and an assist. Got robbed on a breakaway after beating a defenseman 1v1 at blue line. I think knowing he’s going to playoffs and have a chance to play with really skilled forwards is going to be good for his game. Being a bottom dweller every year has to wear on the motivation.
     
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    Looks like the Pittsburgh almost pulled a Toronto last night :ugh:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah nothing like blowing a 6-0 lead and almost losing in the third. They are just horribly undisciplined and inconsistent.
     
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    I would take that team along with its 2:1 record, over this disciplined .500 borefest of a team.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    True true. I haven't been complaining, but I am sort of expecting them to slide, go in 4th in the division, and go out in the first round again. That said they have shown they can be fantastic when they stay disciplined and don't get impatient, so who knows. Not to mention 2/3 of the second line is still out in Malkin and Kapanen.
     
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    Pens moved into first just as I suspected they would. 4 of 7 against Buf/Phi, should be able to hold on. Caps with 2 in a row against Isles, but it is so hard to tell which Caps team shows up period to period let lone game to game.
     
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    I was worried about that game yesterday... the Pens have not been doing well in the second of back to back games lately. Was glad they showed up and played the way they needed to to win. The next three will be interesting (Boston / Washington / Washington) but if they can win those and not go into coast mode for the last four they actually stand a chance going in in first place :nuts:

    Philly has become a dumpster fire so they should be able to pick those two up... the last two against Buffalo are going to be interesting as you never know what's going to show up with them.
     
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    Caufield confirmed to make his NHL debut tonight vs Calgary and its a huge moment for the future of the Habs organization.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Was a blast watching the Pens get outplayed in literally every facet of the game by the Bruins last night :facepalm:

    Hopefully the Pens don't play them in the first round and somebody else eliminates them :lol:

    EDIT: some good news, Malkin and Gaudreau are both back at practice :yesway:
     
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    Thats how I feel about the Habs against Toronto last night (also almost every other time they play for that matter) knowing it will likely be 1st round matchup. Its been a season :pirate:
     
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    Well that’ll about wrap up the Division for the Pens. After Caps took 3 in a row from the Isles they returned to their consistently inconsistent brand of hockey. Bad goaltending and turnovers sunk them in game 1 and then they just no showed for game 2. Hard to believe after all these years these are the only games Ovi has missed against them. Never been out 4 in a row either.
     
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    You know what I love about this thread? I get to hear stories and see clips from around the league about something other than Auston Matthews. Its like... what has McDavid been up to lately? :ugh:
    :lalala::rant::lalala:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    You are clearly underestimating the Pen's ability to choke against non-playoff teams :lol:
     
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    Looking at the standings, I am shocked to see:
    1. Lightning NOT 1st in their division.
    2. Panthers are AHEAD of them.
    3. If season ended today, 1st round matchup of the Florida teams :eek:
     
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    Tom Wilson only getting a $5k fine for the shit he pulled last night is absolutely ridiculous.
     
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    I think you are referring to rookie sensation Goal Caufield! Amazing story so far, I'm so glad to see his size hasn't been an issue and he can already play at NHL speed. Kid has proven lethal.

    Why the Player's Association capped it at that low of a level is baffling.
     
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    Should have been suspended the rest of the year.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Hoping the East matchups stay as the are now for the playoffs... I really dread a potential first round against Boston for the Pens. No idea how this year is going to go, especially with Matheson and DeSmith both out. If Jarry doesn't come up strong the Pens are screwed.

    Yeah not sure how a repeat offender with an obvious deliberate intent to injure didn't get a suspension.
     
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