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#241 maxpower

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:49 PM

Nonsense. Just pure nonsense.


So Upshall didn't peel off and go to the net while two guys waited for a breakout that couldn't come to that side? Uh huh. There was actually a second Panther that broke to the net from somewhere else, so someone else failed too.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

So Upshall didn't peel off and go to the net while two guys waited for a breakout that couldn't come to that side? Uh huh. There was actually a second Panther that broke to the net from somewhere else, so someone else failed too.


Mostly laziness (which we saw a few times from a few players tonight at various points).

Marty should have never played the puck with the defenseman (Salvador) coming in behind. It's pretty simple. I don't know what Marty was thinking.

Yes, there should have been some better coverage from the other players, but you never leave your net when the puck is in contention for possession like that.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

Nonsense. Just pure nonsense.


Really? Because they were all wide open. There was no back check. There was Salvador and Brodeur, then all 3 panther forwards. You can even see zidlicky coasting back after the puck goes in.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

The first goal was a one timer that came from good puck movement on the power play. That's not a softie by any means. If that came on our power play we'd be talking about how the PP was really clicking and what a great goal it was.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

Mostly laziness (which we saw a few times from a few players tonight at various points).

Marty should have never played the puck with the defenseman (Salvador) coming in behind. It's pretty simple. I don't know what Marty was thinking.

Yes, there should have been some better coverage from the other players, but you never leave your net when the puck is in contention for possession like that.


Sal was beat badly. He let the guy through. It ended up being a poor decision compounded by not taking a penalty when the puck died, but there were failures all over the ice on that play. People coasting, people waiting for things that were impossible, etc. The entire center ice was vacated, were there two other guys waiting for a breakout on the correct side of the ice? :lol: It was a total mess.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

Really? Because they were all wide open. There was no back check. There was Salvador and Brodeur, then all 3 panther forwards. You can even see zidlicky coasting back after the puck goes in.


That's not in dispute from me. However, Brodeur never should have played the puck like that. It was a terrible decision on his part.

I'm not trying to kill Marty for this game as the whole team around him stunk it up, but that gaffe was shocking coming from a guy who is normally such a good decision maker and puck handler near his net when facing such situations.

Sal was beat badly. He let the guy through. It ended up being a poor decision compounded by not taking a penalty when the puck died, but there were failures all over the ice on that play. People coasting, people waiting for things that were impossible, etc. The entire center ice was vacated, were there two other guys waiting for a breakout on the correct side of the ice? :lol: It was a total mess.


No kidding. Just disheartening. I just don't want excuses if we lose the series. I don't want to hear about injuries or this and that.

Poor play is poor play. And when that becomes consistent, I think changes have to be considered.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

The first goal was a one timer that came from good puck movement on the power play. That's not a softie by any means. If that came on our power play we'd be talking about how the PP was really clicking and what a great goal it was.


This fanbase considers anything not deflected or scored on a 4-on-1 a softie.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

I don't know his reasoning for that. With the ice vacated, it could have been panic. The way that played out, if he doesn't get the puck, Upshall is still getting fed for a very good scoring chance. Maybe he holds position, but I doubt it because the only guy who can win the race is the Panther going to the puck. I also have no idea where the C was on that play.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

How the hell are some saying their first was a "softie" ? I (unfortunately) had a front row seat to that, it was a one timer akin to what Kovy is supposed to do on our PP. A softie... Okay whatever you guys say. Sorry but our complete and utter absense of any offensive attack is why this game went down the drain.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

How the hell are some saying their first was a "softie" ? I (unfortunately) had a front row seat to that, it was a one timer akin to what Kovy is supposed to do on our PP. A softie... Okay whatever you guys say. Sorry but our complete and utter absense of any offensive attack is why this game went down the drain.


And the defenseman got himself too high to try and break up the pass and missed. sh!t, Versteeg probably could have walked in too.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

Only 6 shots in the 2nd period. But that's cuz the team was soooo depressed after Marty let in that first softie... Also the team was so angry guys just started taking penalties.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

I still cant believe the "Hopefully that is the last time Parise sees the ice as Devil" thread hasn't been created yet.

Edited by Satans Hockey, 21 April 2012 - 10:44 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

Only 6 shots in the 2nd period. But that's cuz the team was soooo depressed after Marty let in that first softie... Also the team was so angry guys just started taking penalties.


Lmao exactly. The team was all, "GOSH DARN IT!! MARTY YOU SAID YOU WOULDN'T ALLOW A GOAL AGAIN ALL SERIES, WTF!! now I'm sad... Guess I'll stop playing. Try again tuesday."

When you sit here and actually read some of the excuses and reasons to why we lost on here, you might be able to conjure up a good laugh amidst all the disappointment tonight.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

I still cant believe the "Hopefully that is the last time Parise sees the ice as Devil" thread hasn't been created yet.

I'm sure that thread will pop up as soon as we're eliminated. In fact, I might start it. :P
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

I don't know whether I have the heart to tell my female friend who's going with me on Tuesday it might be Parise's last home game as a Devil :lol:
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:59 PM

I'm sure that thread will pop up as soon as we're eliminated. In fact, I might start it. :P


Might as well, the stats in this series are scary

Parise - 3 points

Meanwhile...
Clarkson - 3 points
Bernier - 2 points
Gionta - 2 points

oh and here's the best one...
Brodeur - 2 points

:doh1:

Edited by Satans Hockey, 21 April 2012 - 10:59 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

And yet still there'll probably be an anti-Kovy thread before there's an anti-Zach one. Of course, the anti-Zach ones will start when he signs with some rival team and then he'll probably torpedo us in the playoffs.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:05 PM

And yet still there'll probably be an anti-Kovy thread before there's an anti-Zach one. Of course, the anti-Zach ones will start when he signs with some rival team and then he'll probably torpedo us in the playoffs.


I'd love to get out of that deal, the years that were good for us are already done. By the time he gets cheap again, he'll be using a walker.

I don't think he's the problem, I just think he compliments it well. Hard to blame him outright when they do the same things they did with him, that they did without him. He wasn't playing for us in 09 when we kept mailing in the even numbered games.

Edited by maxpower, 21 April 2012 - 11:06 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

Might as well, the stats in this series are scary

Parise - 3 points

Meanwhile...
Clarkson - 3 points
Bernier - 2 points
Gionta - 2 points

oh and here's the best one...
Brodeur - 2 points

:doh1:

No goals at all from the 3rd line or the defense. Great depth.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:18 PM

And yet still there'll probably be an anti-Kovy thread before there's an anti-Zach one. Of course, the anti-Zach ones will start when he signs with some rival team and then he'll probably torpedo us in the playoffs.


Are you watching the games or just relying on your stats? Kovalchuk has been not good, Parise has been excellent.
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