Discussion in 'Pittsburgh Penguins' started by ColePens, Jan 8, 2019.
Forgot the part where he is doing this despite playing with Jack Johnson.
Are the Penguins going to have 90s night this year?
That makes it over .920?!?
He is now 16th in the league with a .917 and higher than Fleury who sits at 23rd with a .912
Why'd you change your cats with laser beams avatar?
2nd year, he played 22 games last year. The cut off for Rookie status is 25 games played in a season. So technically this is his rookie season.
If you think Murray is playing exactly the same now as he was at the beginning of the season, and his "better numbers" are entirely due to the team playing better, then I have no idea what to tell you.
Never said that.
As much a toss up as it was with Phil, theoretically the CS isn't just about points, and he dominated in ways that didn't always reflect in the box score. And some folks are always just eager as **** to give any of those awards to anyone else for...reasons.
Eta: were those guys crying about Doughty's Norris? Probably not.
With some things, he has good patience, but then there are things he shouldn't have patience for.
But with Murray, what I never understood about his handling was how he would be back from injuries so fast, like something...no...everything about that was ****ing wrong. A practice or two and bam, he was in a game again.
Now they're letting him play and get into a groove - which a lot of us (me included) were vocal about to get him on track, but little did we know he had some surprise injury that was really bothering him and after that, he's been back to his normal self.
I am all for Muzz being back to his old self and getting a ton of games, but they can't lob him an easier game vs DeSmith, but I get it if they're just continuing to build confidence, but at the expense of another goalie kind of sucks.
Like you hope Murray gets the Ducks, DeSmith gets the Kings. Let them both have a solid night, with Murray getting a slightly tougher match-up.
So you think it was a concussion that hindered him for the long while?
I donno. But whatever it is, he came back from that injury hot to trot.
It’s making me wonder if we’re going to see a lot of weird statistical anomalies regarding “decline” as this generation ages. Crosby’s generation trains and eats differently than the previous one and there’s more info avalaible to him.
Was going to say.. ROCK N ROLL
Murray is still a rookie? Lol.
No. 13, 49, 49 gp, 19 now and counting.
I dunno man. I agree its way too early to be talking about this but if - big if still - if he fills out his frame and progresses and becomes the Dumo mk2 we think he can, only hitting it earlier and with more cost controlled time, then I think the trade will be up there with Rutherford's greatest hits.
But way too early to tell.
I thought I just saw the team take something of a squat for a solid 30 minutes or so with Murray bailing them out and I don't think its the first period I've seen recently where Murray's been making stops where nobody would have blamed him if he hadn't made it.
I don't want to detract from the team when I say that - they've definitely been better defensively since breaking the slump, no question - or from what DeSmith has done for us this season. But Murray's form since returning from injury has been phenomenal and its mainly about him. You can see it in his numbers, you can see it in the way he plays - aggressively up to the top of his crease, quicker going post to post, tracking everything. I don't really see any other way to put it other than it looks like he's back.
Where were you?
It better be good.
I suspect a majority of the people down on Murray when he was struggling were MAF fans.
I had the Fan on a couple months ago and the one host was an admitted MAF fan, and he was going on how Murray is just an avg goalie that basically got hot twice.
People like that continue to ignore that Murray was recalled not because of some unfortunate injury, but he forced his way up through record breaking play in the A.
He was arguably the best goalie prospect in the world before his recall.
The whole got “lucky” thing is tiresome to me.
Work trip. Was out to dinner with work folks most of the game.
A really fun game to watch except for the PP. Both teams were hilariously bad even though these are supposed to be two of the best PPs in the NHL. At least ours didn't concede any shorties... thanks Murray.
Guentzel's smart play on the second goal is an example why he deserves every cent of his new contract, he is much more than just someone to score tap-ins off Crosby passes. And what can you say about Rust, when he is on, he is on. Pearson and Pettersson are really solid players, we needed players who play responsibly in the defensive zone and got them, and they are now starting to produce offensively too, kudos to JR.
Nice to see we can win 5-1 without Geno, Kessel and Brassard doing much offensively but it would be nice for one or two of them to go on a hot streak soon. Hopefully we won't underestimate the Ducks and will annihilate them.
he's like one of those hideous disease's. only the symptoms disappear, but he never go's away.
The last time I saw Crosby that dominant was during the 12-13 season. He’s a step above everyone now and it’s fun to watch. Like you mentioned, it’s really refreshing to see him on top of his game like that in his 30’s. After the « disappointing » season of last year, I thought we’d see the beginning of his downfall, but I was fortunately wrong
But how did he got so great again? Maybe his last playoff run gave him a boost of confidence? Or is it the unbelievable OT goal he scored against Edmonton that sent him back on track ? I don’t know but since then, he scored 48 points in 34 games.
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