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  1. Bumpus

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    Two years ago, it was:
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    Last year it was:
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    What will this year bring?




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    Who wants it MOST?
     
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    Pens open tonight vs. St. Louis

    Banner ceremony @ 8:00 :woot


    Lets Go Pens!
    Lets Go Pens!
    Lets Go Pens!
     
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    GOOOAAAL!

    Schultz buries the feed from Sid!

    1-0, Pens


    LETS GO PENS!
    LETS GO PENS!
    LETS GO PENS!
     
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    GOOOOAAAAL!!

    Geno to Rust to Maatta!!

    2-2


    LETS GO PENS!
    LETS GO PENS!
    LETS GO PENS!
     
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    GOOOOOOAAAAAAL(S)!!!!

    Capt. says, "Not so fast."

    4-4


    LETS GO PENS!
    LETS GO PENS!
    LETS GO PENS!
     
  6. Bumpus

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    Meh ... We got a point.
     
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    The Leafs scored more points in one game than the Dolphins have in two weeks...
     
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  8. J. David Wannyheimer

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    The Panthers look absolutely dreadful after 3 and a half periods.
     
  9. J. David Wannyheimer

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    Annnnnd now they have 5 goals on 47 shots and are just crashing the net nonstop.

    I like this new coach they've got. Real simple strategy: attack the net.

    It works.
     
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    2nd Round rematch tonight ... Pens/Caps at 7:30
     
  11. J. David Wannyheimer

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    After an amazing sample size of three games, I have to say that the Panthers' offseason moves look pretty inspired. They wanted team speed and they got team speed.

    Also, coaching. Thank God.
     
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    I have to say that I don't think the Panthers are going to make the playoffs this season, but my God, at least they're watchable right now. After the Rowe disaster last season, that's all I could ask.

    That first line with Huberdeau and Barkov is among the best in the NFL, an absolute joy to watch. Rest of the team, not so much, but at least we've got that.

    And they're playing defense now. :D
     
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    [​IMG]

    :laugh ... 'Bout that time of year again. Here we come!
     
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  14. CedarPhin

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    Seattle's registered the following names for potential expansion names:

    The full list:
    Seattle Cougars
    Seattle Eagles
    Seattle Emeralds
    Seattle Evergreens
    Seattle Firebirds
    Seattle Kraken
    Seattle Rainiers
    Seattle Renegades
    Seattle Sea Lions
    Seattle Seals
    Seattle Sockeyes
    Seattle Totems
    Seattle Whales

    I'm hoping for Kraken personally.
     
  15. J. David Wannyheimer

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    I hope the NHL takes it slowly and cautiously with expansion. The last thing the League needs is more relocation or to have to fold up teams.

    As for the Panthers, what can I say? Down to our third string goaltender -- and not exactly a guy I had any hope for -- and we're not entirely dead yet.

    Biggest issues I see for the Panthers are that Nick Bjugstad just isn't any good and really, Ekblad's defense sucks. It's the kind of thing where you'll see Bjugstad put it together and look really good -- like a legit top 6 -- for a couple of games, and then he falls off the face of the Earth for the next two weeks. With Ekblad, what can I say? His skating is atrocious and he's out of position too much. That's a guy with elite potential that he can still reach, but I highly doubt that will ever happen. If he hasn't figured out he needs to put a lot of work into his skating by now, then he never will.

    I think Luongo retires on IR this spring.
     
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    :laugh
    7-4 beating of the Caps.

    On the heels of an 9-3 January.

    We're back!!!

    Jersey next.
     
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    Vegas will take out the Pens this year in the Cup, lol. Marc Andre gets his revenge.
     
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    TML... Stanley MF cup... here we come!!!
     
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    Do you like their new (old) logo or the previous one better?
     
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    absolutely the current one
     
  22. Bumpus

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    Yeah. Or, um, not.

    5-3 Final.

    Stop me if you've heard this one ...

    The calendar switches to the new year. The Pittsburgh Penguins find not just another gear, but two or three. Apparently, we've simply decided to coast through the start of the season in order to save energy for when it counts. Playing THAT MANY games (reg season/playoffs/World Cup) over the course of these years should have killed our stars. Yet somehow I get the feeling we're headed for another deep run.

    LETS GO PENS!
    LETS GO PENS!
    LETS GO PENS!
     
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    Wow i thought bump was talking to himself, there's actually some other posters in here
     
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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love hockey!
     
  26. Bumpus

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    :laugh

    Congrats, Cats!

    That was one helluva entertaining game!!! Nights like this are why the NHL is awesome!

    Enjoy that one Wanny, even with the "L" I know I still did. :laugh
     
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    Kane getting traded to the Sharks was a good move for them...but...they're still the Sharks and will still find a way to pull defeat from the jaws of victory at some point.
     
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  28. J. David Wannyheimer

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    I think that was a bad trade for the Sharks, honestly. Kane's overrated and created a lot of stupid penalty kills.

    Buffalo stinks, but this was a case of a bad team managing to get slightly better in the long term via the addition through subtraction principle.
     
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    Wow! Ovechkin simply would not be denied on that one.

    Congratulations, Ovi on career goal #600!


    600 goals in under 1,000 games is rare territory indeed. Gretzky, Lemieux, Hull, and now Ovechkin.
     
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    Thing about Kane is ... Million dollar talent, ten cent head.

    IF he can keep it together, it's a great move!

    IF.
     
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    History Night!

    Marc-Andre Fleury with career victory #400 tonight! (2nd fastest to 400)

    And, it was in Philly! :laugh Thanks, Flower!!!!
     
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    *crickets* or not - try 5-2... final -

     
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  33. J. David Wannyheimer

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    I get that Buffalo sucks, and living in Buffalo sucks, and he probably wanted to get out of Buffalo, but nonetheless I see no reason to believe that he's suddenly going to stop cheap-shotting people right in front of the linesmen.
     
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    GO BOLTS
     
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    If your aunt had balls, she'd be your uncle.

    Still, I think it was a decent move for the Sharks, he might fit in well there...they've certainly played well lately.
     
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  37. J. David Wannyheimer

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    Predators fans having a full blown meltdown over what was the correct call last night -- Luongo was spun around by a Nashville player, which popped the puck free -- is downright hilarious.

    You give these dopes a good hockey team and suddenly they pretend they know a god damn thing about hockey. Carrie Underwood is apparently really upset about the call. Hey, guess what, Carrie? I'm really upset that I have to listen to your dumb *** when I watch Sunday Night Football.
     
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    This. A thousand times this. :laugh
     
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    After six long years in the wilderness, the red and black is BACK in the playoffs babyyyy!!!! LET’S GOOOOO DEEEEEVVVVIIILLLSSS!!!!!! WOOOOOO!!!!
     
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    Also, I’d like to say that if the Rags somehow knock off Philly in regulation tomorrow and the Panthers win out, I’ll need CPR from laughing so hard lmfao.
     
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