do they got a chance to crawl out of this hole?
75% of teams in a playoff spot at thanksgiving get in. pens have a lot of work to do but if there's any team that could do it, its the pens.Still a long way to go.....and they have something like 5 teams currently ahead of them for a playof slot......but I myself think we've seen enough of a turnaround the past few days to think/hope that the 2-6-2 bad streak really might be more the exception then the rule for 21/22.
Let's be honest.....as is the case with most teams.....this team still will only go as far as Jarry will carry them. But they did a great job disrupting the Leafs defenseively last night; with a couple brief exceptions, they held amazingly firm during that 5 on 3 where everyone figured they were going to cut the lead in half, if not tie it up.
If you didn't hear, the Leafs came in having won 10 of their last 11; so I think the win really was pretty significant. Meanwhile, this turnaround.....if that's what it is.....couldn't have come at a better time, with 7 of the next 9 on the road (including games at tomorrow at Winnipeg, then the NYI, then a western swing to Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Seattle and ending at Washington).
75% of teams in a playoff spot at thanksgiving get in. pens have a lot of work to do but if there's any team that cou do it, its the pens.
awesome!!!Another performance tonight, like the previous against the Leafs, will have my giddy. I won’t get the cart too far in front, but how will the projected return of Malkin disrupt chemistry? Granted, we have had minimal this season.
Side note, my son has been moved up 2 leagues and is now officially on the travel mite circuit. He and his team will be playing between 1st intermission of Caps/Panthers. Nothing more proud to hear at the open practice: “Who is the parent of the kid wearing the Guentzel jersey?” in Capitals territory.
pens are on a roll, need some division games while they are playing like this.
Me too.....so nice to have hockey back on, on the night before thanksgiving. going to this game was a huge part of my life from 95 to 2004. I was even at paul coffey's first game which was also this night in 1987 as a youngin.
Shit.....win or lose, it's tough to bet against the NYI with Sorokin in the cage. But truth be known, I'd have probably taken that same bet; even though I was on the record as expecting the Isles to play one of their better games of the season.had the pens -1.5 +155 last night. felt like they could have scored 6 or 7 goals. dammit.
he had another of those lasers in the 3rd period that hit the glass.Shit.....win or lose, it's tough to bet against the NYI with Sorokin in the cage. But truth be known, I'd have probably taken that same bet; even though I was on the record as expecting the Isles to play one of their better games of the season.
Meanwhile, nice to see KK with the game winner (on an absolute laser).
$6.5 million annual cap hit, I believe
I checked again; he's in Year #2 of a 4-year $25 million deal paying as follows...... AAV is $6.25 million
Year 1 - 4 million
Year 2 - 6 million
Year 3 - 7 million
Year 4 - 8 million
In other words, Ottawa paid the smallest number last season, and now it's on the rise for 3 straight years. I can't see too many teams willing to swallow that deal, but I understand that Buffalo is considered a possibility.
Seems to me he'd be a candidate for a buyout......
game crumbled on the backhand cross ice pass by sid that led to first goal. before that they had been staying positionally sound. I think the hot goaltending "broke" them into forcing things.Everyone crucifying DeSmith for the loss. But to be fair, Letang gets beat allowing a breakaway. Nothing he could do on the 2nd goal. Maybe he should have stopped the 3rd. But last night really was the inability to bury shots. They must have had 15:glorious chances and couldn’t score but 3.
I don't watch the Sens, but I've wondered from a distance if Murray's glove had improved in the last season+.I think MM could be a decent keeper on a decent team that plays defense. Otherwise his mediocre lateral movement and weak glove are exposed for all their flaws