GDT: #1|PITY PARTY OUT OF CONTROL|Champion Capitals vs. Penguins|Oct. 4 |7:00 PM |PPG

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  1. ColePens

    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    Letang was the star of the period but that 3rd line was insane! Same w/ Sid's line. Letang really started us off right in the first 5-10 minutes of the period.

    Geno going to work in the last minute showed how engaged this team is right now.
     
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    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    3 needs to go. Sid wins a great faceoff and Maatta gives it to the point. He needs to go.
     
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    Again, not to beat a dead horse, but it's never gonna be a better time to see what we have with Riikola than now. If he makes Maatta expendable, that's so unbelievably fortunate for us for a number of reasons.

    Phil's Phil. He's gonna look like **** until that one shift where he streaks down the wing and rips a snapshot at lightspeed to blow it by the goalie. You gotta take the bad with the good. That being said, I do think this is his last season with the Pens. Another year of Phil and Sully having to deal with each other is just gonna be too much. He won't be on this team next October, I feel pretty strongly about that.

    Yeah, for as much of a stink was made about his playoffs I think he was perfectly fine during the Flyers series before injuries caught up to him against Washington. A pre-season under his belt to learn this system perfectly and now that he's settled in with this team and teammates, he's going to be exceptional I think. He's the best 3C we've had since Staal's heyday, and he's probably even better than that in a player v. player vacuum.
     
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    It should have been a crushing check.
     
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    Line 1 needs to stay together forever. Maybe line 3 too.
     
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    Get ready for a crazy third period.
     
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    What’d I miss? I needed some whiskey or I couldn’t get thru this game...

    Two goals...what!
     
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    Package Letang and Phil for some D, please.
     
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    Agreed. Let’s see Riikola in that spot and see what happens.
     
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    I think I'm higher on him than most. He's usually pretty solid. People remember the bad with him much more than the good and that's because his flaw (bad skating) is just such an eyesore.

    That said, I wouldn't be opposed to Riikola getting put in for him or Oleksiak. But that's mainly because Riikola was so so good in preseason that I feel like he's earned a chance to show if he can do it in regular season games.
     
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    It's nice watching a high scoring game, and without that jagoff Tom Wilson trying to hit a pens player up high.
     
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    Empoleon8771 It's Sprong's Fault

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    Dear lord, Simon has an 86% CF% tonight. That is absolute absurdity.

    Sheahan and Cullen haven't been on the ice for a shot attempt yet and Sprong is only at 1 shot attempt. That's pathetic. The 4th line is getting slaughtered tonight, Sheahan's CF-CA ratio is 0-12. Cullen is at 0-10, neither have played more than 3:31 at ES too.
     
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    John Titor Sprong held hostage DAY 1066

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    This won't be a popular opinion, but as I said last season, I wouldn't have signed Horny to a new deal.

    Not that he's been terrible tonight, but I would have used that cap to get slightly younger and hopefully faster as a team.
     
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    You seem like a calm and rational poster
     
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    L3 looks like HBK and if Brassard can stay at this level LIKE MYSELF, @pixiesfanyo, AND OTHERS TOLD YOU, then they can be that dynamic HBK 3rd line. So ****ing good.

    Love L1, too.
     
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    Maatta’s game is so reliant on great positioning. I hate watching him pinch or lead a rush and fail miserably at recovering since he skates like Eric Godard. We have defenseman that can drive offense. Just stay at home and be low risk.
     
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    I can't help but imagine how much better this team would flow with Riikola in over Maatta.
     
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    L1 looks awesome and he's doing a lot of small things to open space up. I think that line could have 2 more goals. He creates so much space for Jake/Sid.
     
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    Who would you have signed?
     
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    Like what was the point of that Olli?
    Whyyyy would you not just eat the puck?

    If ya can't bench Olli then for the love of everything bench Rig and go:

    Dumo-Tang
    Riiks-JJ
    Olli-Schultz

    Saturday.
     
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    Well, add that to your list of awful suggestions.
     
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    We are score!
     
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    We just need to wait 'til July 1st. EK baby.

    This year? who's available?
     
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    Maatta needs to see the ice as less as possible in the 3rd...

    Also, i loved the way Big Dong Brass is playing in the 2nd period, his line took over.
     
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    We both know why L2 isn't working. It's not Geno not working. It's not Hags not working. It's those two trying to be superhuman to make up for the fact that Phil doesn't give a ****.

    Leave L1 and L3. They're working. BUT, flip L2 and L4 RW's. At least Sprong looks like he gives a ****. Let Cullen and Sheahan babysit Phil. No reason to take Geno-Hags out of the game because there's nowhere else in the top 9 for him.
     
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