Pre-Game Talk: The All Purpose Off Day Thread - It's Here!

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  1. ColePens

    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    Back at it as we enter the regular season. This thread's purpose is to run to when the GDT is up for each game. Also once the PGT is dying down, we will re-open this thread for discussion. We will discuss lines, practice, etc. This is basically the catch-all in between games.

    So let's go!
     
  2. AverageJoeFan

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    Expecting- Pens to finish close to the top league wide in almost every offensive category. Win close to 60 games. Maybe 57-58 or so. Make it the cup to get a chance hoist another.

    Hoping - Malkin wins the scoring title. Crosby wins league MVP. Sprong scores 20+ goals. Letang wins Norris. Minimal hopes...right? lol
     
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    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    Some things to look forward to today/tomorrow:

    - Injuries (obviously) to see if Sprong/Dumo/Jarry are ok.

    - 3rd jersey? Basically our entire division has released theirs. Our third should be released pretty soon.

    - Lines as there is no more hiding what the lines will be. Practice should be fun the next couple days.
     
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    Go big or go home eh :laugh:

    @Warm Cookies - I'd be a lot more excited about that line if I believed Rust could stay consistent. I think it'll go really hot for a while then break up. If Rust could prove me wrong this year, it could get really explosive...
     
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    Le Magnifique 66 Let's Go Pens

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    :yo:Finally, the real season is almost here!!!
    Hope the injuries guys are back and it's nothing too serious
    Client just brought me the tickets to the game in 2 weeks here!
     
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    Yeah, Rust/Brass will need some more skill on their other wing to be a consistent threat IMO. But there's a lot that works there.
     
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    Skill... skill... Phil?
     
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    Simon has enough skill. The question will be whether he can provide the finish.
     
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    ETA: I'll also chuck this in here but listening to it now and i'm enjoying it. 1on1 with Sid on a variety of topics. Pittsburgh Penguins Podcasts
    Fun fact: Sid's gotten into the Rogan podcasts.
     
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    Everyone else is present.
     
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    Dammit....I want him to be ready for the opener...
     
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    Everything same as yesterday.
     
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    Please just be a few weeks, Dumo. Get some rest and we will be good.
     
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    I'm nervous about Dumo but excited for lozenge
     
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    I think he can soothe our throats a lot better than some people think he can....just wait...
     
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    Hope that forces NHL to give Wilson a LOOOOOOOOONG suspension and change his game or GTFO. You can play the game just fine without needing to try end careers. Matt Cooke got that treatment, he needs his.
     
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    I hope Riikola kills it, just absolutely dominates. That sorta style, skillset, and age in a defenseman is exactly what we need.
     
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    I can't wait for Thursday!!!! Just joined and so glad hockey is back. I think the physical health of the team as the season progresses is our key to success. LGP!
     
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    I just hope Sprong's got enough leash with the coaches to do his thing. If he gives it his all, has the good graces of the coaching staff, is allowed to find his comfort zone and still fails, so be it--but I just want his failure, if it comes, to be because he just wasn't good enough. I don't want to be left with a situation where a guy just never really got a good enough opportunity or was never placed in a situation best suited to his success like we had with Despres.
     
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    MrBurghundy Never forget: #47 & #41

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    He hasn't had it as long as we might like yet, but sprong was given a better opportunity for 8 games than most prospects ever get. Hopefully he can take another step this year.
     
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    MrBurghundy Never forget: #47 & #41

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    He just needs to gain some traction by playing on a consistent basis. That 4th line will be a good spot for him to do that. Minimal pressure with decent offensive players.
     
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    Agreed. Give the kid a steady spot and don't bench him for silly mistakes.
     
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