Post-mortem on the season

  1. Joejosh999

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    If Letang didn't blame himself for G5 he'd need help for delusion lol.
    Since it seems a given that the Pens won't trade him, how about reducing mins and keeping him away from other teams' best/most opportunistic lines? Basically play him as a 3-4.

    Or would that harm his ego/confidence?
     
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    Yeah ok but who would play 1-2?

    Or were you simply talking about minutes? I mean, keeping him away from top offensive lines pretty much makes it clear we'd need to get a top 1-2.
     
  3. Sidney the Kidney

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    How is playing a $7.25 million defender as your 3/4 a smart move? And who are you playing as your 1/2?

    If the club needs to make Letang a second pairing defender to shelter him, then they should just trade him and use the money more wisely.
     
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    Precisely.
    I'm saying if you keep him you can't give him the mins/assignments he's had, esp in playoffs. You'd have to shelter him. And that is ridiculous for 7.25 mil D.

    IOW gotta move him.
    Unless we're all fine with the game/series changing gaffes.

    Wasn't it Dumo/Maatta last POs? I know Dumo completely shut down Ovi.
     
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    If you're relying on a one goal lead to win a game, the attack isn't doing their job - particularly when opportunities are there and not being taken. Not saying the defence is doing their job either - but this isn't an either or. More goals create games where defensive and goaltending lapses can be forgiven.

    Also - I don't think anyone thinks it will be easy because its never easy. But it will be easy to have a chance and as good as most teams at that.
     
  6. pixiesfanyo

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    If you want to criticize Letang’s game that is fine. He just hit 50+ in a bad season. He’s worth 7.25 for his offensive production alone.

    Criticize that aspect, but even then. There are defensemen who put up less without playing the PK and they will continue to multiple.
     
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    Then make him a F.
     
  8. Sidney the Kidney

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    Not sure why you quoted me? I wasn't criticizing him. I was responding to a poster who suggested sheltering him and using him as the 3/4 defender. So I was pointing out that if that's what you're going to do, he's quite expensive for that type of role and you're leaving yourself with no viable 1/2 option.
     
  9. ColePens

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    Boy spending a whole summer *****ing about Letang is going to suck. Yes.. dude is a rollercoaster of a hockey player, but like most rollercoasters it's a long trip up and shorter trips down. He gives us a lot more good than bad and he's not replaceable. Go ahead and try to replace him with a ferris wheel. Replace him with bumper cars. Nobody cares about those rides. They want the Steel Phantom.

    That is how you make amusement park references to hockey to pass time until October.
     
  10. DegenX

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    I bet you hated Disney World.
     
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    It’s called Phantom’s Revenge now, Cole. Quit showing your age.
     
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    Not to derail the thread immensely, but i will say my favorite all-time ride is Soarin' in Epcot. What an epic idea/ride that nothing can really touch. Even if you look around and try to poke holes into it, you can't help but feel the reality behind it. Seriously one amazing experience. Mind blowing, even.

    I was just trying to see how many references I can make in one post to an amusement park. :laugh:
     
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    Pretty sure it's not allowed. Dumo was jumping up a lot and getting to the net and creating great scoring chances but just couldn't bury it. It was apparent keeping them on the same line was becoming a huge liability. Yet, they stuck with it and it ultimately cost us the 3peat.
     
  14. Kitsune Naito

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    Ah yes, putting him in the old Engelland spot. Likely with Carter Rowney as his center.

    That should be good for making people rage on message boards.
     

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