Post-Game Talk: Pens 7, Ducks 4: So @ColePens Wrote, So It Came to Pass . . . Until Geno Defied The Sacred Scrolls

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  1. Bnat66

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    I went to bed after the first and didn't see the comeback. Was waking up hoping they didn't get shut out.
     
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    The only story I ever heard about Orpik first hand, is pretty funny....

    I had a buddy who was unreal at roller hockey, and he had Marcus Pettersson type reach which made it a nightmare to go around him.

    In Orpik’s rookie year, he was asked as a publicity thing to play in the Breakout tournament in Pittsburgh. Orpik apparently had never rollerbladed before, and my buddy told me he was tasked with covering him, being his team’s superstar and all.

    I asked how he did, and my buddy said quite seriously, “dude, I did great, he only had five goals!”

    He said it was impossible to get the puck off of him, legally...
     
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    They kept going back to Crosby and Rust even when it wasnt working. Itd be naive to think it wasnt Crosby who wanted him on his line. Maybe he saw the next Dupuis...who knows.
     
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    bathroomSTAAL The halcyon days

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    Phil Kessel has 50 points in 44 games and because we had a bad 1st period last night there were people here saying he's been awful all year and needs to be traded. Absolutely genius brain stuff.
     
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    This board has more mood swings than a 13 year old girl. Sports has a funny way of doing that to people. Maybe it allows people to release their pent up emotions in a safe way. I mean, we can't act that way with people we get frustrated with in everyday life.
     
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    Alot of that is probably based on last years playoffs. We all know Kessel can put up points but after the playoffs last year there were concerns.

    Whatever prob he had(injury..worn out..whatever) it was something we havent seen before.

    Ive never wanted him traded this year tho...we won 2 cups in his first two years and last years loss we had multiple injuries and Murray off his game. You dont trade Kessel away after that when he was a huge factor in those back to back cups.

    We did a good job Imo in adding more depth this time. Pearson a guy who can score here and there(doesnt have the speed as Hagelin but we needed goals in that series loss and Hags cant finish). Cullen is back. Now add someone else , moving Brassard out and we are in great shape.

    Pettersson and Riikola have also added alot to this defense so far..youth..more energy..etc.

    Like I said now we need to move Brassard and to really top it off...add some skill to our 4th line by trying guys like Angello/Blueger with Cullen. Maybe one stands out and sticks with the big club when Hornqvist comes back. Even when ZAR does and those young guys get sent down...they now have some experience in case we have more injuries.
     
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    I still think Phil could and maybe should be traded to shore up our defense and improve our 2-way play. Yet he was excellent yesterday and I will freely admit that.

    I don't see the 2 viewpoints as mutually exclusive.
     
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    This offense is world class. And, I never seen a hat trick in person, that was rad.
     
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    I’m a Phil Kessel truther.

    I wouldn’t trade him this season, but I would certainly look into it near the draft.
     
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    We have Phil for 3 more seasons after this one and he is 31. I would not trade that guy. I think it would be a huge mistake. Just my opinion. Not for at least a year or two if he slows down.
     
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    That’s the best part of “the shift”. The Penguins never have possession of the puck because Orpik keeps going out of position to hit people.
     
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    Then I hope you are happy with some absolutely **** center depth next year.
     
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    I dunno. He's an enigma.

    I'm open to MULTIPLE B players if it costs ONE A player, though. If Kessel doesn't bring that back, it's a harder sell for me.
     
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    Pick and choose the fights man. No team is flawless. But dumping a major point producer could bite the team.
    I don't disagree. Getting sure shot solid players in return is the issue. What if we moved Kessel for a Brassard-like bust. Everyone would be freaking out, shoulda kept Phil. Shoulda kept Phil.
    It's a tough one, but I say keep him. Dont care how unpopular that opinion is either. He fits in the Sid / Geno era window.
     
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    Or a player that can produce his ES numbers and a 1st.
     
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    And having 4 30+ players in our top six can also very easily turn us into the Hawks or the Kings.
     
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    I skipped the 2nd period to watch an old episode of RuPaul's Drag Race with my gf. We watched the entire 3rd together.
     
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    And to think, you could have just said you were busy with your gf until the third, which you both watched.

    Lol
     
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    I missed the 1st period (napping). It must have been pretty bad then ;)
     
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    I can never utterly decide how I feel about a Kessel trade. I don't think it's an automatically bad idea but it'd be easy to lose and really hurt the team. But get the right players in who really fit the team...

    In any case, I'm enjoying the Phil show.
     
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    Hey now, I thought this was a safe space?
     
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    He’s an absolute game breaker. While there are players better than him he’s pretty high up there in players who can turn things around quickly on their own. He has his flaws and they get exposed sometimes but he’s a proven match winner. The right deal though if you can get it has to be looked at.
     
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    missed the first two periods, but got to the bar just in time for the 3rd

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    I would be shocked if we can actually land the right deal for Kessel. It would have to be a star for star kind of deal imo. You simply don't win stars for parts deals in the short term. And we aren't making trades for the long term.
     
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