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Ryan Wilson
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Rochester, NY
Joined: 06.13.2013

Aug 1 @ 1:00 PM ET
Ryan Wilson: Penguins can use playable depth to free up Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin Penguins can use playable depth to free up Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin
Dr Blob
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 09.30.2018

Aug 1 @ 1:44 PM ET
Foist!
Reverend Killtaker
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Alexandria, VA
Joined: 07.02.2008

Aug 1 @ 2:35 PM ET
Got ourselves a nice two minute drill now
j.boyd919
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 06.14.2011

Aug 1 @ 2:47 PM ET
It's (frank)in gameday boys. Let's go Pens.

Murphy_Dump
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 07.02.2014

Aug 1 @ 3:33 PM ET
I'm just gonna pretend I know what that chart means and proceed to make bold proclamations
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Aug 1 @ 3:38 PM ET
Hey, you guys remember that one time when the Penguins signed Jack Johnson to a five year contract?
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Aug 1 @ 3:51 PM ET
This is why I picked the Hawks to upset the Oilers.
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Aug 1 @ 3:58 PM ET
Wow what a f'n jinx blog, RW. Oh man... When will we learn...
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Aug 1 @ 3:59 PM ET
4 goals on 11 shots for the Hawks yikes..
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Aug 1 @ 3:59 PM ET
It's (frank)in gameday boys. Let's go Pens.


- j.boyd919


Hahaha Fvck yeah
Hodgedog
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Burlington, ON
Joined: 04.07.2019

Aug 1 @ 4:09 PM ET
LETS FVCKIN GO BOYS!!!
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Aug 1 @ 4:57 PM ET
4 goals on 11 shots for the Hawks yikes..
- MattStrat


I'm still sticking to my upset prediction. I will always bet against EDM until EDM proves me wrong.
madmike71
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 12.21.2006

Aug 1 @ 5:19 PM ET
If the Pens play like they played the 1st four months of the season, I don't see this being very competitive. If they approach it like they did last year against the Isle...it's a toss up. Kind of hard to know the mindset of the team based on one pre playoff game.

My two keys are Sheary and McCaan. At least they have plausible replacements for Sheary. I don't see many options at 3C if McCaan can't chip in offensively. Need that 3rd line to help out.

LGP!!!!!!!
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Aug 1 @ 5:30 PM ET
If the Pens play like they played the 1st four months of the season, I don't see this being very competitive. If they approach it like they did last year against the Isle...it's a toss up. Kind of hard to know the mindset of the team based on one pre playoff game.

My two keys are Sheary and McCaan. At least they have plausible replacements for Sheary. I don't see many options at 3C if McCaan can't chip in offensively. Need that 3rd line to help out.

LGP!!!!!!!

- madmike71



I don't think the 3rd line has to be a HUGE factor offensively, but if they can control play they will be effective.
Tojo.
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Aliquippa, PA
Joined: 11.11.2014

Aug 1 @ 5:34 PM ET
If the Pens play like they played the 1st four months of the season, I don't see this being very competitive. If they approach it like they did last year against the Isle...it's a toss up. Kind of hard to know the mindset of the team based on one pre playoff game.

My two keys are Sheary and McCaan. At least they have plausible replacements for Sheary. I don't see many options at 3C if McCaan can't chip in offensively. Need that 3rd line to help out.

LGP!!!!!!!

- madmike71

Rod would be my guess. But I wouldn't be surprised if the Blueger line gets more ice time anyways.

3rd line hopefully adds some secondary scoring. Safe bet on Hornqvist's end.
Tojo.
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Aliquippa, PA
Joined: 11.11.2014

Aug 1 @ 5:44 PM ET
I'm still sticking to my upset prediction. I will always bet against EDM until EDM proves me wrong.
- Rinosaur

No reason for you to change based on today. Big playoff debut for Kubalik with 5 points.

I don't like Chicago on defense, but they can score, have a ton of successful playoff experience, and Crawford is still good. Type of team that can play spoiler.
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Aug 1 @ 5:50 PM ET
No reason for you to change based on today. Big playoff debut for Kubalik with 5 points.

I don't like Chicago on defense, but they can score, have a ton of successful playoff experience, and Crawford is still good. Type of team that can play spoiler.

- Tojo.


The only team they can play spoiler to is the Oilers IMO lol. Chicago can score and like you said Crawford is still good. Their defense is terrible, but so is EDM's. Chicago at least has Keith and that new kid is pretty darn good. EDM is just not a good team from top to bottom and their goaltending is terrible. My prediction was a high scoring foot-race games ending in 5-4/6-5. I should have put money on this.
Grinder47
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somerset, PA
Joined: 10.20.2013

Aug 1 @ 6:39 PM ET
Hey is there a stats site that shows how good Guentzel Crosby and Hornqvist we’re together because my 2 buddies think I’m just making it up.
668710
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 06.25.2011

Aug 1 @ 7:02 PM ET
Hey is there a stats site that shows how good Guentzel Crosby and Hornqvist we’re together because my 2 buddies think I’m just making it up.
- Grinder47

I don't know any of the stats sites, but after being reminded of that year they wear tearing poop up. How do your friends not remember it after being reminded of the line? Lol
668710
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 06.25.2011

Aug 1 @ 7:02 PM ET
LGP!!
Grinder47
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somerset, PA
Joined: 10.20.2013

Aug 1 @ 7:08 PM ET
I don't know any of the stats sites, but after being reminded of that year they wear tearing poop up. How do your friends not remember it after being reminded of the line? Lol
- 668710

I have no idea.
Tojo.
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Aliquippa, PA
Joined: 11.11.2014

Aug 1 @ 7:23 PM ET
Hey is there a stats site that shows how good Guentzel Crosby and Hornqvist we’re together because my 2 buddies think I’m just making it up.
- Grinder47

https://www.hockey-refere...e.com/teams/PIT/2018.html

Scroll down and you'll see the playoff scoring stats if that's what you're looking for.

12 games, 24 goals, 53 points and they were the team's top 3 scorers. Yes Hornqvist actually had more points than Malkin or Kessel that year, but not as much as Sid and Jake with 21 each.
hipcheck_goalie
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: shreveport, LA
Joined: 02.08.2012

Aug 1 @ 7:48 PM ET
The only team they can play spoiler to is the Oilers IMO lol. Chicago can score and like you said Crawford is still good. Their defense is terrible, but so is EDM's. Chicago at least has Keith and that new kid is pretty darn good. EDM is just not a good team from top to bottom and their goaltending is terrible. My prediction was a high scoring foot-race games ending in 5-4/6-5. I should have put money on this.
- Rinosaur

If Edmonton lose, you know they will end up with the 1st overall pick... Think how ridiculous that lineup would be...
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Aug 1 @ 7:57 PM ET
If Edmonton lose, you know they will end up with the 1st overall pick... Think how ridiculous that lineup would be...
- hipcheck_goalie


Yeah, but people have been saying the last 100 1st overall picks. Plus, it won't change how bad their defense or goaltending is. They should be making a huge push for Krug and Holtby if they can make it work financially.
Reverend Killtaker
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Alexandria, VA
Joined: 07.02.2008

Aug 1 @ 8:19 PM ET
Margaritas are ready, hold the salt and hold the mix!

Let's go Pens!

Please Matt don't blow this.
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