PIT-CBJ GAME 4 FALLOUT
“I don’t think we played the game the right way. You’ve got to stay on the right side of people. You’ve got to have some depth to your attack. You’ve got to reload on the 50-50 battles. If you don’t pay attention to those details, you’re going to give up odd-man rushes or high quality chances. We weren’t committed like our team usually is. I know we’re better. I know we will be better. We certainly weren’t good enough tonight” — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan.
The Columbus Blue Jackets forced a Game 5 with a 5-4 win on Tuesday night and while the Penguins have been the far better team in the series, Pittsburgh is a lucky break from a Brandon Dubinsky shot going off Marc Andre Fleury’s head in Game 3 from this series being tied 2-2 right now.
Are there any signs that this series could get extended to Game 6 or even Game 7?
The one thing that’s opened the door slightly is the Penguins have started to crack defensively.
Pittsburgh was lights out in Games 1 and 2 with their defensive commitment to shutting down the center of the ice and insulating Marc Andre Fleury in front.
The result was Fleury turning aside 70 of 72 shots and the Penguins earning two convincing wins to go up 2-0 in the series.
Games 3 and 4 started to see a lack of focus defensively emerge and the forward group playing too loose in their own end, which is problematic for this defensive personnel that needs help below the dots and short-support on breakouts as the struggles to get the puck up in transition has been there all series but often hidden by the Penguins high-end talent upfront.
Coming into Game 4, Penguin coaches were also falling into a trap of over-using Olli Maatta-Trevor Daley as their top defensive pairing.
The Blue Jackets Game 4 adjustment of attacking the Sidney Crosby line with a speed line in William Karlsson – Josh Andersen – Matt Calvert was a key adjustment that helped tilt Game 4 in the Blue Jackets favor as Crosby was held without a shot attempt and the Jackets had more speed and back pressure against the Crosby line.
The line also exposed the Penguins using Maatta with the Crosby line. When Matt Calvert and William Karlsson were on the ice against Maatta-Daley pairing, the Blue Jackets drove possession on 90% of their shot attempts.
Maatta and Daley were on the ice for 1 high danger chance For and a team-worst 10 high danger chances against. The Blue Jackets finally exposed the Maatta-Daley pairing and for things to get interesting in this series such as coming back to Columbus, that will have to continue in Game 5.
The way teams, especially the Penguins collapse to the middle of the ice defensively, it’s all about creating grade-A scoring chances in the high danger areas.
The Blue Jackets had 12 high danger chances combined in games 1 and 2, scoring two goals. They produced 28 combined high danger chances in games 3 and 4, scoring 9 goals.
Despite Matt Murray having far better numbers in stopping high danger shots, these last two games have been a good case against to the theory from the Fleury crowd claiming right now that he’s a better goaltender than Matt Murray to play behind an average defense.
As the high quality chances have dramatically improved for Columbus the last two games, so have the goals in the back of the Penguins net.
How good of a spot, though, are the Penguins in up 3-1?
They split two playoff road games after getting .892 save percentage goaltending in Game 3 and .853 save percentage goaltending in Game 4. That doesn’t happen often which brings us to Sergei Bobrovsky who has yet to even be average in the series.
The Blue Jackets survived Game 4 despite another mediocre game from Bobrovsky. The Penguins have been so good under Mike Sullivan in responding after a lackluster performance, To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Zero, can you please cut and paste some more Dejan copy on this site. DePaoli still thinks it’s game 4
I wonder if d saw any telling signs series could extend beyond Game 5 yesterday?
I will be right back… I will see if I can find the post that garnered you the what? -40 yesterday… we all know how much you like your likes lol
Concerning updates on both Hagelin and Murray… if you’re not aware that is. Hags back in a boot and Murray still limping around in pain. Oh and for transparency per DK on Pittsburgh Sports more specifically Josh Yohe, got your back Keeling 😉
Why would Murray injury status be concerning? Pens just took a series based on superior goaltending.
No, no, you are absolutely correct. I am in no way thinking I would rather have Murray as the back up as opposed to the 1 career NHL game goalie just in case we needed him. Save your original thoughts for the other 80 point IQs at your daycare.
You mean like that year Zak was the backup and forced to play game 1 against the Rangers. Tragic.
You make this way too easy.
You do remember game 2 right? You think it’s easy because you’re a fucken idiot. Zak was lit up bad in game two samdiegopittfan.
lol you just didn’t cite it and it was exact wording…. That’s all! All good bro!
In fairness I didnt actually C&P. I usually cite when I do. credit where it is due and all that
I think the Pens will win in 5 and Torts will skip the player handshake line, likely to hurry and get his still wet underwear from the laundromat dryer.
I bet this douche doesn’t give Fleury credit when he finally decides to roll out of bed and make a post about last night.
Why would he? The person he writes for has already stated he isn’t convinced and is still hoping for a melt down.
During the game last night, after the Savard check into the net, Hornqvist blew his top but no one retaliated. When questioned after the game one Pens vet (unnamed for whatever reason) stated “Why bother? What’ll that do?”. Contrast that idea with the few meatsticks out here that would be clamouring for ice time for Tom Sestito to make it all better haha.
FTR the Pens scored on the PP which was the right way to respond!
Same people who clamored for a Torts-like coach to yell at players. No, they just needed a more assertive coach like Scum Sully. No coincidence this team has had incredible success ever since they FINALLY adopted the “just play” mentality.
Yup, Sullivan is the prefect fit. He commands respect but doesnt come off as a fucken asshole.
I love this straight rip from DKPittsSports you pass off as your own observations.
Actually I didnt make it my own observation, and this was the giveaway “When questioned after the game one Pens vet (unnamed for whatever reason)”! It was duly designed to pass on the info for those that do not read the page and to poke fun at the idea that the team is “lacking an enforcer”. To be clear, as it seems to be needed here, the lack of enforcer thing… that was all me baby 😉
Dude has no original thoughts. He’s from Edmonton.
LOL, well I haven’t come up with any brilliant ideas like “Malkin has been shitt” after leading the 1st round in scoring and I may not have gone all out with the bold “Pens are done in round two” prediction involving all I had to say about that.
That said, this is just a sour grape claim because your ass has been run up the flag pole for being the english sammich today lol.
Sestito, Sestito, Sestito….might even see Archibald make an appearance for Sheary.
Sheary seemed to bounce back after a night off last year too so it wouldn’t be a devastating move. That said he seemed okay when demoted, maybe that will be the wake up call. He has a few days off to collect himself though.
Good morning Cait
Did the Habs win last night?
They did not. Carey Price is now 25-29 in the playoffs. #Clutch
Apparently like same said Carrie Price is stupid canadian that cant play when the pressures on at le mausolee where stupid bandwagons leaving with 7 minutes left gets in Carrie’s head and he loses, adding to canadian clown obesity #BlackCocksMatter
While DK had some criticism around Malkins dive last night he sums it up as this “Old playoff Geno: Frustrated constantly by any and all shadowing nobodies like Sean Couturier. This playoff Geno: Leading scorer in the NHL with 11 points, matched by zero penalty minutes.” Maloron or samdiegopittfan would rather have the frustrated bull in a china shop Geno that would move away from production to play in the dirt some nights than the one who sits atop the league with 11 points. The one part of his narrative around secondary assists that escapes him so badly is that… Read more »
Malkin: 2 goals, 9 assists + 7 = sucks Kessel: 2 goals, 6 assists + 7 = Sucks Rust: 4 goals, 0 assists + 5 = Carrying the team Crosby: 2 goals, 5 assists, -2 = Sucks to some but is killing it and running the show to a select few others Fleury: .933% SV% = melting down This team just beat the 4th best record in hockey and while it wasnt perfect, we see the Letang hole is an issue, the team needs to be more engaged from the drop of the puck sure but it’s incredible how the… Read more »
You probably despise Twitters 140 character rule, huh? Lol
Passionately, its hard telling someone how you want them to fuck off when they can respond while you are on post #5 🙁 lol
No matter how much you write, sometimes stupid people are too stupid to change there mind.
This is true, hard habit to break. When I get tired of one and actively wanna give up, another one shows back up and refuels. It’s a character flaw I know.
Nope, I rather the dude not pull a puzzy move and crumple up while skating past a free pick in the slot. Other than that, you’re spot on
I hate seeing any athlete crumple on a “free pick”
“Pens would have won that series in 3 games if Malkin had pretended to show up.” -Maloni
Fleury 57th playoff win passes Barrasso for all time
Old news Frog. Go to bed or watch Netflix. Whammy!
According to thefourthperiod.com.
Cait, whats the mood like in Montreal? “Last i check” there seemed to be alotttttttt of angry weirdos in those stands.
Box Score’s boy Ron Hainsey with another pair of Blue jacket assists tonight. I love that blind pass up the boards. Very Orpik-esq.
Forget about hainsey. If we can just get Malkin going we’re gold.
Those secondary assists are game changers. Pens looked in charge all night long.
Yeah. He tripped into 2.2 points per game. It’s all a big goof. Like you getting a woman to fuck you. One big lucky random event.
What’s amazing to me is that Scott Wilson never gets lucky and puts up 11 points in five games. Or kuhnhackl. Strange.
That’s not clever. I’ve seen you do better
We can’t forget Hainsey. He’s your Norris candidate (that’s a trophy)
I think there’s a far cry between Norris candidate and “he’ll doom this team”
Wow you really are the samdiegopittfan… instead of worrying about the colours on my TV it’s time you learned that 27inches hasn’t been a big TV since about 1990! Despite the 2A he initiated several plays that led directly to the goal in the series. That’s very possible you know!
Rust carrying Malkin. Loved the fly by on Rust’s second goal after the slash on the hands.
Kinda of like how your old lady carries you Maloni. It’s ok. You and malkin both do what you can.
Not all of us can cruise Pitt International for the free Wifi.
“If only we could get malkin, Kessel and Fleury going” -Maloni
Goaltending and special teams matter. #boxscore
Tell us some more how 11 points in five games is sub par. Or stick to what you know and go clean out my shitter, sweetie. #KeenDekHockeyEye
Awesome from a guy whose entire exposure to “hockey” involves a round ball and tennis shoes.
Indeed. Hard to believe anyone takes your #KeenDekHockeyEye Seriously. But hey. You “played the game”. And now you tend house. Like a good wife.
What did you think about Sullivan benching Kessel at end of game after his fly bys? Does that show up in the box score.
Or sheary off from sid line
Malkin put up over half the points sid amassed to win the conn smythe in one series sammich. How do you feel?
Sheary was crap the entire series.
More like the season giveaway machine along with the Russian giveaway machines and penalty guy yet with points people forget how they are
Right, the Penguins were the second best regular season team in spite of bums named Kessel, Malkin, and Sheary. Everytime it looks like someone else has taken your crown you reaffirm the reasons why it’s planted on your head lol.
Montreal fucken sucks by the way!
Ya I bet it had nothing to do with the game being 5 – 2 late lol.
Malkin finished the series with 11 points in 5 games… were gonna need him to do something if this team plans on making it further
Zero catching up on the posts. Dude great job! MVP tonight. Honorable mention to Stanichion as well. Great job boys!
Swallowing whole Dickk
Wonder what Zetterberg thinks?
Kudos for the honesty Maloni
Another bold statement but this was TIOPS not grinder dipshitt
Who’s dumber Yoda or Diego?
Gonna give the nod to Maloni. This is actually his first language.
Agreed and Sam is boarderline retarded.
Yes, all those secondary assists were awesome.
Now he may take vacation and disappear again
This teams not making it any farther. But let’s talk more about secondary assists.
Bold statement… you mean the Pens who are running into the best Washington team to date (likely) will be the underdog in that series and could for once lose it? Going out on a limb with that one lol.
Nice classy move by Torts and his coaching staff not to go through the handshake line. Was at the game and couldn’t believe he left after shaking the Pens coaching staff hands. That’s why they’ll always be 2nd rate. Betcha Quinville shook hands tonight.
rinnee alone stole this series.
Hawks ran into hot goalie
Yes they can use that excuse to protect Kane
Subban was huge… man it would be great to have a defenceman of that caliber. After tonight’s loss I bet the Habs agree
Habs will agree with me not to build team around Americans – Russians. Galchenyuk pacioretty garbage
WOOOOOOOO RANGERS WIN!!!!!!
Rags no business in lead on this series and flames being swept is not that you think ducks got lucky on many nights. And pulling American goalie Gibson replacing with French goalie gave ducks that huge win
This sounds like sour crepes to me
Dude get lost go play some Pokemon go. Netflix or organize your #BlackCockMatters protest. Just get lost
Sam cried himself to sleep over a bowl of poutine (extra gravy)
Bell Center is pretty loud. Thats a lot of people collectively shltting their pants right now.
Good news is after the cup this year pens don’t have DB behind the bench to collapse the series then again clowns here would defend saying pens ran into a hot goalie or had injuries this year if that happened coming up with no kunitz,haggy or Murray
Pens won the Cup last year, Cait. Just how new are you to hockey?
Dude get lost. You miserable fat fuckk
Hawks put toews with Kane and panarin so they can start scoring those two
I will say this, it was the saints best game since game 7 in 2009. Am I now converted into a believer…..no.
That’s exactly what I expect from someone that didn’t watch any games on 2014 and 2015.
But you’ve also called collapse for five straight because you’re a stupid cuntt…
49 saves on 51 shots. #SeriesGoing7 #BlowItUp
But has anyone seen Malkin?
Whose the bigger dumb fuck… thumbs up for yoda or thumbs up for sammich… leave a comment for clarification
No instant buzz D? Ah forgot pens won that’s why.
Cait getting sassy.
Typical arrogant American torts shook sully and coaches hand then went back didn’t even Ave class to shake pens players hand
I agree Cait. Not a classy move.
He’s no Therrien
Well in the fact that Therrien won’t shake anyones hands either they are pretty similar
The jackets on the verge of a comeback and those retards put the pens on the PP to stick a fork in their season. Tortorella is s dope and I love it.
What would you know about anything at all fucken retard?
Another great call by our pincushioned prophet!
Fleury mvp of this series outplayed Vezina Bob and kept team in when jackets came strong in 1st periods
Sorry, your Russian buddy was the mvp.
I was informed by Columbus fans they would sweep the floor with the Pens because they had one good half a year.
Well the Fleury melt down is complete… it’s been great ya’ll… better luck next year. Maybe if Malkin would show up more than once every three games they would actually beat a top 5 team in the first round…
Crazy how quiet the building was
It’s only round 1 dummy. They didn’t win anything yet. Don’t jinx it
Yet you called meltdowns every game dummy.
Are you really this fucken stupid that you thought your stupid would get a free pass because it’s round one? You’ve been an obnoxious cunt for 7 years plus 5 games and you’ll be reminded every opportunity because you’re a huge piece of shitt. Even Fleurys kids your raising know it
You know it’s coming. The pens are going to have to beat the caps 6-5 every night.
That series is 2-2… slow down genius. End of the day if the Pens won 6-5 every game I would not complain for a minute… you dumb fuckk
Is 49 of 51 a good save percentage?
The scrub couldn’t save 50?
He’s a big poopie poop
If it was Murrays yes
But….Columbus had that win streak. They talked all that trash.
YODA, YODA, YODA
Sammich, have you ever notice how easy it is to throw everything you say back in your face? Do you think it’s because you’re wrong all the time, a total fucken idiot or all of the above?
I guess Cait is watching the Canadiens game now…
Crosby only has .5 goals tonight….since PP goals aren’t the same
Columbus fans are Saad
Gino and Phil showed up again
Sheary got the message and fucken Wilson cashes in… woooooo
Hey samdiegotpittfan have you noticed Malkins 3 AND Wilson helping out?
The trick for Scott Wilson is to not look!
Fun fact, Tom Sestito has ZERO playoff goals
Hey Sid showed up… needed the power play and a great pass by Malkin to get the job done though.
Hey samdeigopittfan… notice Malkin yet?
Works like a charm… bash crosby and he scores. Works every time
Great pass, great shot
Fucken beauty play, Pp moved it around nicely too
Crosby can’t even hit the damn net. Did someone steal his PBJ sandwich
You guys think DB taking notes how to do in game adjustments
You think Sid will show up and help out tonight?
I wish Crosby was a little bit PP specialist. So he’s stop fucking up power plays
Get fuckedd you fake Canadian
No, hes super French.
French AF but a huge wanna be Canadian
Snow Frog from fake wannabe leeching Canada
I love my country which is why I’m sad that the best Canadian on the team is being badly outplayed by a Russian and like three Americans…
And your able to enjoy those guys doing well while still liking crusby…Sam cannot do that
If hockey is a purely Canadian game my ability to appreciate all countries ability to play should make me more Canadian than the redneck fucktard that simply hates everyone else’s game 😉
Horny playing with sid maybe sid got tired of your boy sheary
Lol, I said Sheary wasn’t playing well that said Sheary ended up with an assist almost his first shift after being taken off the line… maybe it was Crosby
I feel bad for the poor sap that scores on the PP next…those goals/points don’t count as much
Pens would be up 5-2 if malkin showed.
I am Cait
If youre Cait. Who is Sam?
Crosby standing around watching again for another goal against.
He really is a puss lol
-1 on the pk
TOLD YOU FLEURY WOULDNT SHUT THEM OUT! WHO IS YOUR MOTHAFUCKIN PROPHET!!!!
“Cmon malkin. Pick it up!” -Maloni
Rust is the best bargain in the league. The anti-Toews.
How’s Kane doing?
Bout as good as Toews actually lol
Yeah isn’t he doing better or the same as toews?
Where is Yoda how many pens need in order to win for fleury tonight.? Game 7?
At least we know pens won’t collapse this series and lose in 7
Thanks DB in will be missed
But DB was an amazing regular season coach just like Kessel slept in the last 26 games of the REGULAR season. I swear you’re less consistent than Crosby’s been
So is Boudreau
Fucken brilliant call by D so far too hahahaha
3 for 3
Pens 4th line is dominating tonight. 2 goals, all american.
Malkin with his 7th assist now has more assists than the next player has points…
Sorry… 8th assist… if you have trouble noticing Malkin he was one of three that touched the puck on both goals so far! 5v5 too imagine that?
Malkin with 8 assists now has as many assist as he had points as the league leader coming into tonites game
Wow… active players Kessel has the second HigHEST gpg average… whaaaaaat? Sammich? Gonna complain about his PP work now? You know which is rather important
Yeah bring his past stats for sure his number will be high how was he last 26 games this season 2 goals
You’re such a chud lol… past stats lol. He did most of his work last year when he was robbed of the conn smythe you fucken snowfrogfromfakecanada
Also sam doesn’t see the difference between the regular season and playoffs… wonder why he’s mad at DB as he was great in the regular season haha
Sams ideal line… Thornton – Crosby – St Louis in his nicest suit with only Letang on the blueline… Byron would be his second line centre!
Power play specialist.
And he said got as many points as Crosby..
I wish Crosby was at least that the last two games…
I’d love to see him scored goal or two tonight. But he’s gotta shoot first
Why is that an insult? A pp specialist that nets as many points as him would make top dollar on any team in the league
Phil Kessel is Captain America!!
“Phil looks slow tonight” -Maloni
He also thinks Malkin is playing bad, meanwhile he us leading the league in playoff points. We have a special group here.
Hot dogs for everyone
Give that man a hotdog
Wonder if anyone noticed Malkin was in on that?
No but we did noticed it was pp
Did you notice Crosby didn’t have a shot last game? Or on that same Power Play?
Why does it matter where you get the points? As long as you get them
Pens need Ian Moran to come back and play again.
Sheary turning into a turn over machine.
Ya he’s been hot garbage lately
Wow just noticed? Been like that all season you clowns just don’t see it because was fascinated by his points and same goes about malkin u clowns don’t see how turnover machine he is or penalty leader be is because of the points he puts typical bandwagon
Stain, and zero
Lately you dumb fuckk, he was Dynamite all fucken season! Best part of this, Sheary was huge in the playoffs last season and you still utter this level of dumb haha
Maatta looks slow tonight…
So in relation to Malkin, Crosby didn’t attempt a shot on goal last game… who was better samdiegopittfan?
I missed that puck battle in the offensive zone… when’s Malkin showing up?
Ron Hainsey had more shots on goal then Crosby…: how is that possible
Murray, Sheary and a 3rd round pick for Eichel.
Sam was right. Disco sucks.
I heard Florida arenas will be used as hotels in the summer
Sams favorite early hockey memory was when the Pens owner was allowed to play in Crosbys first few NHL games.
He was a huge Sebastian Caron fan
No J-S aubin
Yoda ‘s. Favorite goalie barrasso, when he had higher GAA then fleury and was often injured stealing paychecks
Stain’s early hockey memory was when pens the playoffs April 2017
Npls early hockey memory will be when pens make the playoffs in 2018
Thats the future, Sam! You rascal.
Yes because up until today you haven’t talked anything about hockey on this site yet. You use here as a social media as if it’s FB
Sometimes I wish I could go back to when pens the playoffs…
It’s so bad up there, they have their own network:
It didn’t specifically talk about the clown obesity sam mentioned below – they must have their own web site.
You don’t even have or need website just say USA and people know you guys by lazy and fat
Good one sam. Go have some more poutine, chubber.
Crazy to think Bylsma has been an NHL coach for 8 of the 10 seasons Sam has watched hockey.
I know Sam glad you are able to admit DB inspired you to watch hockey
I’ve been watching since Ladd Hudler-Jee broke into the league, so you know I’m not a bandwagon.
Good job you’ve picked up fast your hockey considering someone that his hockey only starts in April
I miss Kasparaitis the most
Yeah when he scored Vs DB’s ex team sabres
It really is – it’s pretty much all Sam has known. And sam glad.
Sam glad alottttttttt
Now that DB is fired we can see him on NBC talking nonsense with the rest of the clowns
Anyone here take games? I’m kind of feeling the over at 5.5. Fleury seems to play a lot better at home, but our offense is clicking and Columbus has been doing well in that department as well. A prop I kind of like is the over for shots for Columbus at 32.5. Even if fleury plays well, our D gives up a ton of shots.
Thinking of taking the over.
Took the over.
Another fan getting a Kessel tattoo with a hot dog what’s up with these weird fans. Always knew Americans are weird and creepy.
Clown obesity in Canada we see it different then states .you can be 10 pounds more and considered obese here. We don’t have those large cows that need motorized carts to shop in Walmart. Maybe Alberta since they are American wannabe over there
“attributed to a lack of physical activity, The Canadian Press reported in 2013.”
Clowns are people too – their obesity contributes to this disgusting story of your fat poutine eating brothers. Go drink a glass of gravy, chubby.
Sadly Sam is correct, PQ rates are exactly 4% lower than ABs… interesting thing to note… so many people from PQ have moved from that dump to AB for jobs and to not feel like they are stealing from the rest of the country in the last 10 years and it would seem that the 4% descrepancy is more than accounted for by those fucken queebs
DB hired yet?
Oh wait no need too living the American dream collecting money sitting home for next upcoming 3 years
I guess next gm will think not only twice but 3 times before hiring DB. Because this fraud makes gm’s fired with him
did eichel demand dicksco to be fired or did dicksco know he was going to get fired so he leaked out the eichel slander story to make eichel look like a baby?
Told you the media was all of a sudden covering the problem eichel Vs DB thanks to jew bettman
Well it is no secret that Tim Murray was “disappointed for the fans” for having to draft Eichel after losing out on the McDavid sweepstakes so the idea that there was a secret leak of bad feelings is absurd.
While everyone denies any of this was actually said and that it was simply a comment made on the radio by a radio persona it is likely it was a culmination of things said throughout the tenure.
Tim Murray built a blueline that Sam and Yogurt could probably skate on – and the combined brain power of those two equates to a retarded 5th grader. Murray was fired for a reason. And it had nothing to do with the coaching job that Bylsma did.
That pic of Bylsma is pretty old, hes got the worst salad going, pretty messy up there time to go full messier.
DB to get hired with new Jersey
per Dave Pagnotta.
I like how you think this is still funny – you need a good lesson in nuance and subtlety – might help your incredibly shittty sense of humor that nobody laughs at.
Lindy ruff to sabres heating up
According to thefourthperiod.com
Amazing con artist now he can sit home and collect paychecks for next 3 years
Is that how long Therrien’s contract went? WOW. Good for him.
Wait – maybe you were talking about Hartley. Either way – good for them!
At least MT or Hartley don’t make their GM get fired
Again – wow – what a compliment to them, no? The moral of the story is…french candians pretty much suck all the way around. And you’re fat. And you leach off of your mommy. There were several morals to said story.
Dude your sad just like npl and his #BlackCockMatters movement
My sad? I don’t even know what that means, Sam – please explain.
You almost forget after a while how much sam is obsessed with african american penises.
LMAO, yes the Habs keeping Bergevin after choosing their shitty coach over a superstar player was a brilliant move. The simple fact that Weber had such a hot start is why this guy kept his job… he finally decided to dump the bum coach but when you look at the trade now? Weber 42 points in 78 games vs 40 in 66 for Subban. The Preds start to this year was meh but they have looked good late and in large part due to how Subban has been playing in his end they are about to knock off the Hawks.… Read more »
Don’t forget about Bergevin’s patented and much lauded zero-center model.
Guy helped tailor make a roster for Therrien and in doing so made them weaker overall… then fires said coach? Guy needs to lose his job too!
BS Fake news.
From a fake Canadian
You calling others fake Canadians living in that leeching province is hilarious. It’s not fake news because you disagree with it you philistine lol
Here dumbass.. this ones from your neck of the woods
MT was with Habs longer then DB. Donut boy
Is that really a feather in his cap, fatty?
This DB not only always gets fired yet his gms gets canned too because of him being stupid. Owners fire out of frustration their GM because they realized they got tricked and conned
I guess same was wrong again about DB. Suckk on it npl,stain and gaydogg and on a big one
You were wrong. You said hed be fired next season.
You clown I said he will be fired and ruff will replace if he is not fired he has 10 game or so to prove or else he is gone this season
Great. Now we get to hear the “As reported here weeks ago” line.
How was The Insider on Dan Bylsma not in front of this story? Whats the point of coming here if we dont get our almost timely Bylsma updates?
Sam wrong again. He said DB would be fired next season.
Buffalo have fired TM and DB.
Here comes the sammich… he’s gonna beat his dick off all over this board today LOL
Hurry up and take a look at their wikiepedia page.
At the end of the day, it’s important to remember a few things – like the facts that Hartley and Therrien were fired long before Bylsma.
Sam – how are the Flames doing?
If only they had a guy that was capable of adding roughly 2 PPG a night they may still be in this one!
Add this to the Shark’s 7-0 shellacking of Edmonton, and its clear…
California > Canada
That guy? C’mon. He’s playing like shit.
Malkin is saving himself for the Caps.
Man if Malkin can average over 2pts per playoff game against the caps, that sounds just fine with me.
Only some dek hockey playing glorified plumber that leaches off of his old lady (and Sam) would be dumb enough to ***** and moan about Malkin and his 2 points per game, leading the ENTIRE LEAGUE in playoff scoring, to this point. You never disappoint.
The penguin goaltending situation might be more polarizing than than the 2016 election.
But unlike the 2016 election everybody knows how this one’s going to end
He was a total garbage tonight
Your United States of American champion from Montreal Quebec Canada. Kevin Owens
Best part after the match
All you lazy citizens of the United states .put the hot dogs down shut up and listen to me lol
Bobby Ryan scored again. He’s American. You French pud.
While your lazy Mathews cost leafs a goal now and they are down
He also scored them a goal, so at worst, his contribution was neutral.
Props to him he must have some energy left in him going into playoffs took to much vacation between sitting in press box and taking unless spot on 3rd and 4th line
I heard he also sat on your face.
I’m still trying to understand this post.
That’s what kevin Owens said tonight it was hockey 1st period intermission was flipping the channels and saw that lol
D, how awesome would it be if Fleury let’s up 10 goals at home? I would cheer so loud and you could post his save percentage everywhere. Let’s start a club? I’ll make tshirts.
Classic orpigg 3 seconds left in 2nd they are shorthanded and he manages to take a penalty to put the team down by man
the caps are pissed tonight. they are giving the leafs the beatdown.
Can you imagine how much you’d be bitching about Andersen if he had nailed you? Because we all can.
Tomorrow the Pens will get back to basics. They will control the game, and find a way to raise their game.
Have faith! This team never does anything the easy way
Then I guess they won’t win tomorrow because a five game series against a team that amassed 105ish points sure seems fucking easy to me.
People seem to forget coming into this series the reward for being the #2 team in the NHL was facing the #3 team.
When your top line is -7 and your captain looks like he’s afraid to get touched, you’re gonna struggle.
Come out in game 5 and control the damn tempo and win the game and regroup.
Is Malkin the Capt now? When was the last time that dude went into traffic with the puck? Won a puck battle in the O-zone? Gotta love the predictable pull up over the blue line or the even more predictable skating wide with the puck. North- South Geno, North-South you fuuckhead!
Malkins line was +3…
Malkin isn’t turning thenpuck over in the center of the zone with bad passes either and he’s driving the play in the corners.
Crosby had a bad game. He will fix it and play better
Amazing how he’s been the most productive forward league wide in the playoffs with this litany of awful flaws. But hey. Few have that #KeenDekHockeyEye
Who are you talking about?
Crosby or Malkin?
How are you measuring productivity … Turnovers? Fly bys?
Probably in the same way The NHL is… goals, assists and total points! You know the ones where Malkin is atop the league in two of those categories right now.
Production is not always the greatest indication of overall performance but at 2 points per average helping the team to a 3-1 lead in the series while out scoring everyone else in the league it says something you’re missing!
Recount his points for me.
Not a surprise you would need this kind of help.
What’s Dek hockey ?
He doesn’t need too look at score board and his points that’s all it matters to stain and zerotool
When he’s leading the fucken league it matters sammich… samdiegopittfan is off his rocker! Malkin hasn’t been a beast but he’s hardly the problem you two mooks are making it out to be.
Sam tries to pretend you win hockey games by doing something other than…scoring. You don’t. Then again he’s only been watching the game since the Crosby draft. He’s still learning.
You’re right stopping goals is overrated. Must score. That’s why power plays matter in the playoffs
Lol… you can define a winner in an 9-8 game but when no one scores no one can win!
If they mattered as much as you thought, the Penguins would have never made it to the finals last year. #KeenDekHockeyEye
Or they would have closed out Columbus last night.
They could barely complete a 6 foot pass last night.
HAHAHA, Pens have lost 1 of 4 and now we can talk candidly about the so called negatives like they have driven this series so far. Malkin is shit, Pens will never be in another game… you’re as much a reactionary as the next.
Game three… Assisted on a Rust goal by winning a board battle.
Ah yes. Game 3, the Rust goal. Who could forget.
You did, you’re acting like the guy has been ghost for the entire series because apparently he isn’t doing quite enough for your liking. Like I said he isn’t in beast mode but to say silly things like “it would be nice if he showed up once every three games” while he has been the teams most productive player through four is why you are the samdiegopittfan
Not the team’s. The league’s.
Apparently gaydogg was forced to close his bar and go to prison. Due for banging 12 year old kids
When sam types “apparently,” you might as well just disregard every fucking thing after it.
Your last two primary posts include a slur towards Jews and an accusation of pedophilia towards someone who isn’t even on this board. You are completely useless. I just thank goodness you’re a disgrace to Canada as opposed to America.
*Quebec… remember… snow frog from FAKE Canada
Murray sucks and is soft.
The Eichel story looks akin to Rob Rossi running his mouth during the Letang negotiations! If I was a team rep I would simply tell said radio personality in Buffalo to cover the WNBA or something as there would be no access granted to the Sabres… kind of like D and the Penguins lol
The 3 posts/posters just beneath this are the primary reason this board is a complete joke.
No you moron clowns like you, Gaydogg, npl, stain with no hockey knowledge and agenda on some people here is the reason people left this site. Just name a few mcshady ,kingpuck,lancer
Sam – If i were you, I wouldn’t call people who have been watching the game since before the Crosby lottery out on having less hockey knowledge than you. We get that you’re still learning, but the arrogance is annoying.
Dude that’s you. You and npl only started to watch the game because of sid and if it wasn’t for sid this team wouldn’t exist today and this site as well
Well, let’s see – I’m quite a bit older than you, and have had season tickets in my family since before I was alive…so…..
More bang on analysis from the crazy frenchman that leaches off of his mommy.
Yeah I’m sure you did have season tickets just like yoda claims. Let’s say you did you probably stop watching and going the minute pens were shit team in doubt you were one of those 5000 fans attending to game. So once again Crosby made you watch the game again you bandwagon
Amazing season ticket holder fans one hates sid that carries the organization on his back while others benefit off him by just chilling in the back seat. And the other super fan hates fleury when he gives the team year in year out chance to make the playoffs
Well, he didn’t carry the team through the first half of last year – now did he. Although, you sure where there to make excuses for him. Pud.
He did finish top 3 last year too no? So he and letang did carry the team while your Russian took his yearly 20 games vacation
He’s the best player in the world, or so you say. Finishing “top 3” should be an embarrassment for him. And the way he played for the first 40 games was straight up unacceptable. Pud.
Coming from the guy that hates everyone not named Crosby, Fleury and Letang? Are you really in a position to be calling out others? Especially because most of the shade thrown at Sid is designed to piss you off lol
Well, considering the continuous season ticket status in my family (first my father, and now me) since 1973…it’s an odd claim – i mean, i’ve had roughly the same seats for…what, 45 years now? So again, pud, good call.
Your telling you are going to this playoff games
My telling you? I don’t know what that means.
But yes – I’ve already been to playoff games. And honestly, if Sunday hadn’t been Easter, I’d have gone to Columbus for that game as well. Pud.
Also the fact that yoda since 2009 after 700,000 posts has 0 positive posts doesn’t help those guy stick around and read same comments by him on a daily basis
sam are you really syaing others have an agenda and you do not?….your agenda is very obvious you dont like anythign NOT canadian
No I just don’t like con artists just happens to be there is a lot in Americans in the league.
Which is weird… it feels like he is stalking my entire country. He wants to be a Canadian more than Mcguire wants to be inside all the NHL stars
Typical media and jew bettman denying and changing story about what eichel said about db
Hainsey with 3 goals is out performing Malkin.
since the cup win in 2009, the pens are 4-13 in elimination games with st.bleury as the goalie. the pens series record since 2009 with the saint in net is 2-5. when vokoun played the pens were 2-1 in playoff series and matt murray is 4-0.
since winning the cup in 2009, Fleury has only made you a power bottom once. And then, ran out the door leaving out unsatisfied and looking for baby wipes. Vokoun and Murray have never done something similar.
Since the cup win in 2009 you have posted about 700,000 times whining, bitching and moaning about something you have so real understanding off.
With 0 positive posts