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Phil in Absentia
05-12-2016, 07:38 PM
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
FINAL


[M2] PIT v. TBL [A2]

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SERIES SCHEDULE:



Friday, May 13th
8:00 pm
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
NBCSN, CBC, TVAS



Monday, May 16th
8:00 pm
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
NBCSN, CBC, TVAS



Wednesday, May 18th
8:00 pm
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay
NBCSN, CBC, TVAS



Friday, May 20th
8:00 pm
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay
NBC, TVAS, SN



* Sunday, May 22nd
8:00 pm
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
TBD



* Tuesday, May 24th
8:00 pm
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay
NBC, TVAS, SN



* Thursday, May 26th
8:00 pm
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
TBD




USEFUL LINKS:

NHL.com (http://www.nhl.com) • TSN.ca (http://www.tsn.ca)

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Team Leaders:



Goals:
Phil Kessel, Patric Hörnqvist (5)



Assists:
Nick Bonino (8)



Points:
Phil Kessel (12)



+/-:
Kris Letang, Nick Bonino(+7)



PIM:
Chris Kunitz (13)



TOI/G (D):
Kris Letang (29:26)



TOI/G (F):
Sidney Crosby (20:30)




Lineup:^

Conor Sheary / Sidney Crosby C / Patric Hörnqvist
Carl Hagelin / Nick Bonino / Phil Kessel
Chris Kunitz A / Evgeni Malkin A / Eric Fehr
Tom K??hnhackl / Matt Cullen / Bryan Rust

Olli M????tt?? / Kris Letang
Trevor Daley / Ian Cole
Brian Dumoulin / Ben Lovejoy

Matt Murray
Jeff Zatkoff

--

Beau Bennett
Justin Schultz
Tom Sestito
Oskar Sundqvist
Derrick Pouliot

^ Subject to change


Injuries, Suspensions, Misc:

[D] Kevin Porter [IR] — Ankle Surgery
[F] Scott Wilson [IR] — Lower-body injury


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Team Leaders:



Goals:
Nikita Kucherov (9)



Assists:
Tyler Johnson (9)



Points:
Tyler Johnson (13)



+/-:
Nikita Kucherov, Tyler Johnson (+11)



PIM:
Alex Killorn (24)



TOI/G (D):
Victor Hedman (27:30)



TOI/G (F):
Nikita Kucherov (20:25)




Lineup:^

Alex Killorn / Tyler Johnson / Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat / Valtteri Filppula / Jonathan Drouin
Cedric Paquette / Brian Boyle / Ryan Callahan A
Jonathan Marchessault / Vladislav Namestnikov /

Victor Hedman A / Anton Stralman
Jason Garrison / Matthew Carle
Nikita Nesterov / Braydon Coburn
Andrej Sustr

Ben Bishop
Andrei Vasilevskiy

--

Matt Taormina
Slater Koekkoek
J.T. Brown

^ Subject to change


Injuries, Suspensions, Misc:

[F] Steven Stamkos C [IR] — Blood clot; Out indefinitely
[D] Mattias Öhlund [IR] — Never playing again


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paddynyc
05-13-2016, 09:08 AM
Go Tampa ! Tampa in 6

!br-avery!
05-13-2016, 01:58 PM
Bolts in 7

Travis Bickle
05-13-2016, 02:11 PM
Trump in 7.

paddynyc
05-13-2016, 02:28 PM
Lots of hockey for Boyle and Hags over the last 5 years

Parsley
05-13-2016, 04:45 PM
I gave the pens no shot vs. the Caps. They proved me wrong and look balanced and dangerous.

Pens in 6.

Travis Bickle
05-13-2016, 08:30 PM
Excellent PK. I thought Trump was going to get a shorty.

Vodka Drunkenski
05-13-2016, 08:35 PM
5 minute major 4 minutes into the game, what happened

Vodka Drunkenski
05-13-2016, 08:38 PM
Bishop hurt, doesn't look good

Travis Bickle
05-13-2016, 08:39 PM
wgara

Vodka Drunkenski
05-13-2016, 08:41 PM
Getting carried out in stretcher, not a good sign at all

Travis Bickle
05-13-2016, 08:43 PM
5 minute major 4 minutes into the game, what happened

Boarding by Trump against Hillary Clinton.

Vodka Drunkenski
05-13-2016, 08:45 PM
Boarding by Callahan against Letang.

Match?

Travis Bickle
05-13-2016, 08:46 PM
..

Lt. Dan
05-13-2016, 08:58 PM
Match?

No

https://twitter.com/shane1342o/status/731278936856895488

Blue Heaven
05-13-2016, 09:11 PM
geez just saw the highlights of the 1st period, crazy.....Cant believe Cally wasn't tossed from the game, but hey it was to Letang so :thumbs:. Sucks for TB that Bishop was stretchered off, and now TB lost Johnson.

Cally should get a suspension, and since it was vs. a Penguin he'll probably get the rest of the series.

Travis Bickle
05-13-2016, 09:13 PM
If it wasn't Letang I would probably give a shit.

Lt. Dan
05-13-2016, 09:58 PM
Man, I'll say it again. Rangers should go after Drouin. Kids got skills

Lt. Dan
05-13-2016, 09:59 PM
geez just saw the highlights of the 1st period, crazy.....Cant believe Cally wasn't tossed from the game, but hey it was to Letang so :thumbs:. Sucks for TB that Bishop was stretchered off, and now TB lost Johnson.

Cally should get a suspension, and since it was vs. a Penguin he'll probably get the rest of the series.

:lol:

That was basically my exact reaction. No fucks given when I saw it was Letang.

Puck Head
05-14-2016, 02:47 AM
Man, I'll say it again. Rangers should go after Drouin. Kids got skills


That ship sailed at Xmas

fletch
05-14-2016, 08:52 AM
Man do I miss Boyle

Lt. Dan
05-14-2016, 09:39 AM
That ship sailed at Xmas

Why do you say that? You think Tampa will no longer consider trading him?

!br-avery!
05-14-2016, 10:58 AM
Man do I miss Boyle

we miss him in the playoffs and on the pk

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2016, 11:34 AM
Man do I miss Boyle

Ditto. I miss BGBB.

Vodka Drunkenski
05-14-2016, 12:04 PM
I wonder if we make the ECF with Boyle, Hagelin and Stralman

Puck Head
05-14-2016, 12:17 PM
Why do you say that? You think Tampa will no longer consider trading him?

This winter he might have been had at a seven price.
Now he's cost more than we could ever afford

paddynyc
05-14-2016, 12:27 PM
Man, I'll say it again. Rangers should go after Drouin. Kids got skills

I was saying to my son last night that kid can play and now I know why Steve Yzerman didn't want to get low balled on a trade. Amazing the turn around for him 1st refusing the play in the AHL and now in the East Conference finals.

paddynyc
05-14-2016, 12:28 PM
Anyone see from last nights game the 4 players who have played the most playoff hockey in the last 5 years or 4 can't remember.

Boyle, Hags, Cally and Strahlman.

Travis Bickle
05-14-2016, 12:30 PM
:tweet:@ESPN_Burnside: The National Hockey League confirms no supplemental discipline for Tampa forward Donald Trump for his hit on Hillary Clinton in Game 1 ECF.

paddynyc
05-14-2016, 12:37 PM
:tweet:@ESPN_Burnside: The National Hockey League confirms no supplemental discipline for Tampa forward Ryan Callahan for his hit on Kris Letang in Game 1 ECF.

GOOD !!!! F Letang !

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2016, 01:26 PM
I'm fine with there being no extra discipline. Call on the ice was enough.

!br-avery!
05-14-2016, 02:09 PM
too bad Letang came back
He's one PLAYER I wouldn't mind being knocked out for a while

Greenday4537
05-14-2016, 09:00 PM
It was a bang-bang play. Not much Callahan could have done.

Pete
05-16-2016, 08:54 PM
Drouin is really proving you wrong, eh, Dunny?

Vodka Drunkenski
05-16-2016, 09:00 PM
Stralman's first game back and he scores a goal

Phil in Absentia
05-16-2016, 09:18 PM
Drouin is so fucking good.

CreaseCrusader91
05-16-2016, 09:24 PM
I would have done what Drouin did too if Cooper was playing guys like JT Brown over me too.

!br-avery!
05-16-2016, 09:29 PM
Stralman's first game back and he scores a goal

is it a surprise hes back?I thought he'd be out the rest of the season

Mike
05-16-2016, 09:43 PM
Crosby is the best player in the league

Lt. Dan
05-16-2016, 09:45 PM
Stop talking about Stralman :,(

Morphinity
05-16-2016, 09:51 PM
Crosby is the best player in the league

Bold statement

Mike
05-16-2016, 10:06 PM
Bold statement

Yes and no

Keirik
05-16-2016, 10:06 PM
Crosby is the best player in the league

Water is wet :)

Travis Bickle
05-16-2016, 10:22 PM
I used to think Obama was the biggest douchebag in the league, but Hillary Clinton proved me wrong.

Pete
05-16-2016, 10:52 PM
I used to think Crosby was the biggest douchebag in the league, but Letang proved me wrong.
You're right both times!

Parsley
05-16-2016, 11:01 PM
I can't stop staring at Tappen's rack. :drool:

Morphinity
05-16-2016, 11:02 PM
Oh is it good tonight? Shit

Parsley
05-16-2016, 11:03 PM
Fuck.

NYRangers92
05-16-2016, 11:03 PM
lol didnt even have time to turn the game on

NYRangers92
05-16-2016, 11:04 PM
related: fuck Simon Gagne

Parsley
05-16-2016, 11:04 PM
He comes the Crosby slurp.

Myusername
05-16-2016, 11:04 PM
Fuckers

Travis Bickle
05-16-2016, 11:14 PM
You're right both times!

:thumbsdown:

Puck Head
05-16-2016, 11:22 PM
I used to think Crosby was the biggest douchebag in the league, but Letang proved me wrong.

Malkin
Letang
Crosby (he use to be number 1)

Travis Bickle
05-17-2016, 12:05 AM
The "Mount Rushmore" of Democratic douchebags.

paddynyc
05-17-2016, 12:35 PM
The "Mount Rushmore" of NHL douchebags (minus one). Lucic can be the fourth.

Or maybe Marchand.

At least Lucic doesn't hide like the 3 Pen D-bags who run for cover when confronted.

Dunny
05-17-2016, 03:17 PM
Drouin is really proving you wrong, eh, Dunny?

Yeah, he's pacing like 18 goals over 82 games. What a stud.

Travis Bickle
05-17-2016, 03:32 PM
Hillary for Prison 2016.

phillyb™
05-17-2016, 03:41 PM
hahaha, shitting on drouin right now is definitely not warranted.
kid is a fucking force to be reckoned with. good for him.

didn't catch tappen's rack last night, damn.

good game though.

i fucking miss hags so much.

Pete
05-17-2016, 03:59 PM
Yeah, he's pacing like 18 goals over 82 games. What a stud.
Defies reason and logic, your hate does.

Dunny
05-17-2016, 05:11 PM
Whatever, you don't know what you're talking about

Vote Trump!


:rofl:

NYRangers92
05-18-2016, 10:21 PM
How many teams around the league could Vasilevskiy start for? 5?
Same for Murray though

NYRangers92
05-18-2016, 10:39 PM
I'm not gonna delete it

Lt. Dan
05-18-2016, 10:39 PM
Bolts playing like shit.

Mike
05-18-2016, 10:42 PM
Matt Murray. Lol.

Parsley
05-18-2016, 10:42 PM
Bolts playing like shit.

Reminds me of the Rangers. Getting outshot horrendously and taking dumb penalties.

Phil in Absentia
05-18-2016, 10:45 PM
How many teams around the league could Vasilevskiy start for? 5?
Same for Murray though

At least. Toronto, Arizona, Calgary, Dallas, and Buffalo off the top of my head. Carolina, too? There have to be more.

Phil in Absentia
05-18-2016, 10:46 PM
Hurts so hard seeing Hagelin succeed like this.

Mike
05-18-2016, 10:49 PM
Hurts so hard seeing Hagelin succeed like this.

It hurts more to see Murray, Jones, and Elliot succeed, while our all world goalie is getting his oil changed on his Lambo. But hey, he had a hot October.

Phil in Absentia
05-18-2016, 10:51 PM
Yeah. Pretty clear that it probably ain't worth investing big or long in goaltending. That shit is voodoo.

Mike
05-18-2016, 10:55 PM
Yeah. Pretty clear that it probably ain't worth investing big or long in goaltending. That shit is voodoo.

Yeah, we've only been talking about it for the last 5 years.

NYRangers92
05-19-2016, 12:15 AM
At least. Toronto, Arizona, Calgary, Dallas, and Buffalo off the top of my head. Carolina, too? There have to be more.
For whatever reason Carolina was the first I thought of haha. Potentially Edmonton too

Lt. Dan
05-19-2016, 12:39 AM
It hurts more to see Murray, Jones, and Elliot succeed, while our all world goalie is getting his oil changed on his Lambo. But hey, he had a hot October.

Fucking this. Sathers gave Gorton a shit show to work with. Monstrous contract on Lundqvist along with NTCs all around.

It's going to take wizardry to make cap space for this team. I can't stand the fact that I'm watching other teams young players flourish more than anything else.

Mike
05-19-2016, 07:31 AM
Fucking this. Sathers gave Gorton a shit show to work with. Monstrous contract on Lundqvist along with NTCs all around.

It's going to take wizardry to make cap space for this team. I can't stand the fact that I'm watching other teams young players flourish more than anything else.

We have young talent !! Jesper Fast and Oscar Lindberg are our saviors ! Fuck outta here

Pete
05-19-2016, 08:35 AM
Elliot is the only real steal there. Jones never started and Murray is on an ELC.

It's really hard to find those gems.

That said, the max anyone should spend on a goalie is about 4 million. Invest money in YOUNG players who can move the puck and score... and they can make an average goalie look better than he is.

paddynyc
05-19-2016, 09:14 AM
Bolts playing like shit.

Horrible effort by TB and wasn't fun to watch.

Morphinity
05-19-2016, 09:56 AM
Murray, Jones, and Elliott have actual teams with actual defenses in front of them. Amazing how that works.

Parsley
05-19-2016, 01:30 PM
Fucking this. Sathers gave Gorton a shit show to work with. Monstrous contract on Lundqvist along with NTCs all around.

It's going to take wizardry to make cap space for this team. I can't stand the fact that I'm watching other teams young players flourish more than anything else.

Rangers had their chances the last 5 years. They blew it. If it's all downhill from here the next few years it's only going to hurt more. Buckle up!

paddynyc
05-19-2016, 02:21 PM
Fucking this. Sathers gave Gorton a shit show to work with. Monstrous contract on Lundqvist along with NTCs all around.

It's going to take wizardry to make cap space for this team. I can't stand the fact that I'm watching other teams young players flourish more than anything else.

Gorton will earn his pay to clear the mess up from Slats. I don't understand how Slats had a job to perpetuity with this organization and if he was with any other organization he would've fired a long time ago.

Lt. Dan
05-19-2016, 04:12 PM
Gorton will earn his pay to clear the mess up from Slats. I don't understand how Slats had a job to perpetuity with this organization and if he was with any other organization he would've fired a long time ago.

From what I remember reading Dolan barely gets involved in the Rangers affairs if at all. He let Sathers basically do whatever, which is why we are here. I know I may sound pessimistic, but I've already prepared myself for a shit show. Gorton already had one fail or a trade under his belt and he's barely gotten started.

Time will tell

Cash or Czech?
05-19-2016, 04:44 PM
Which fail trade? Hagelin?

Morphinity
05-19-2016, 04:45 PM
Which fail trade? Hagelin?

E Staal.

phillyb™
05-19-2016, 04:59 PM
pretty cool gallery on imgur of the pens' locker room, equipment room, etc... on imgur

http://i.imgur.com/n2PFhLC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/E0VRkSz.jpg

full gallery here - http://imgur.com/gallery/XvOUr - should be like...50 pics

Morphinity
05-19-2016, 05:04 PM
Yeah, a member on the hockey subreddit is one of the equipment guys for the Penguins. He's always posting pictures of the game-day setup process.





































Annoys the shit outta me. Fuck the Penguins.

phillyb™
05-19-2016, 05:07 PM
lol

Dunny
05-19-2016, 05:53 PM
Once Crosby and family get old and retire they'll be back to square one. Waiting for that generational talent(s) to stop the team from moving whilst playing in front of 11,000 every night.

Just ask a Pens fan for a time period where they were actually good without relying on the bullshit luck of having Lemieux then Crosby/Malkin fall in to their lap, it hasn't happened. Outside of those two time periods they've constantly been on the brink of bankruptcy and iced some of the worst teams in NHL history.

Phil in Absentia
05-20-2016, 09:42 PM
I miss Brian Boyle.

Lt. Dan
05-20-2016, 09:49 PM
I miss Brian Boyle.

Yea. Total gamer. I would have given him the 2 mil.

RichieNextel305
05-20-2016, 09:51 PM
Kris Letang is the most disgusting player in this league. Totally classless piece of shit. Fucking gutless.

Phil in Absentia
05-20-2016, 09:57 PM
Yea. Total gamer. I would have given him the 2 mil.

Was more about role than price if my memory serves. Tampa's offer was to trust him more than the Rangers were willing to.

Phil in Absentia
05-20-2016, 09:58 PM
Die, Pittsburgh!

Travis Bickle
05-20-2016, 10:04 PM
A career ending injury for Hillary Clinton would be a bonus.

RichieNextel305
05-20-2016, 10:05 PM
Seriously.

He's a such a baby. Whenever shit is going perfect for the Pens, he turns into the biggest POS dirtbag.

RichieNextel305
05-20-2016, 10:07 PM
And after what he went through, you wouldn't think he'd be such a reckless imbecile on the ice. Yet he is. And that's why I have no remorse for some of the things I yell at the TV about him during games. I won't post it here, but you guys can do the math.

Phil in Absentia
05-20-2016, 10:11 PM
Wonder if they go to Fleury for the third period here?

Travis Bickle
05-20-2016, 10:15 PM
,,

Vodka Drunkenski
05-20-2016, 10:26 PM
Fleury in, wonder if he gets the nod for game 5

What did Letang do?

Lt. Dan
05-20-2016, 10:28 PM
Was more about role than price if my memory serves. Tampa's offer was to trust him more than the Rangers were willing to.

That was part of it also which is on the coach. Then again we are talking about a guy who took the majority of the season to bench Hayes.

Either way he's another player they should have kept.

RichieNextel305
05-20-2016, 10:30 PM
I hope Letang gets Brashear'd.

Vodka Drunkenski
05-20-2016, 10:34 PM
Are the Rangers still playing this year with Hagelin, Boyle and Stralman in the lineup?

Lt. Dan
05-20-2016, 10:38 PM
I hope Letang gets Brashear'd.

He really is the biggest fucking bitch ever. He's gotten away with so much this game too.


Are the Rangers still playing this year with Hagelin, Boyle and Stralman in the lineup?

With the same coach it's hard to say. I blame the team plenty for the way the season went, but a lot is on the coaching staff too..

Vodka Drunkenski
05-20-2016, 10:44 PM
And just like that a 4 goal lead is cut to 1

Lt. Dan
05-20-2016, 10:45 PM
Pierre practically has orgasm when Pittsburgh scores.

Phil in Absentia
05-20-2016, 10:49 PM
Are the Rangers still playing this year with Hagelin, Boyle and Stralman in the lineup?

No. But they're a better team, regardless.

Phil in Absentia
05-20-2016, 10:55 PM
What a fucking game.

Vodka Drunkenski
05-20-2016, 10:56 PM
Series tied, go Tampa!

Parsley
05-20-2016, 10:56 PM
Barely hang on. Wow.

Travis Bickle
05-20-2016, 11:03 PM
I thought those pricks were going to tie it. I wonder if Donald Trump will take back his role as starter?

Pete
05-21-2016, 08:10 AM
Mr. Callahan has an impact - no pun here - once again. Boy, the NYR surely got the better of that deal.
It was a good trade for both teams.

Tampa is paying Callahan $6.4 for a third liner.

He has 2 goals and 4 points in 13 playoff games. He hadn't had a point in 5 games until last night.

Ditching Callahan and his bloated salary for a P/G player was the right move at the time.

It's really not even debate able that he needed to be traded. You can debate the return though for sure.

Mike
05-21-2016, 09:12 AM
It was a good trade for both teams.

Tampa is paying Callahan $6.4 for a third liner.

He has 2 goals and 4 points in 13 playoff games. He hadn't had a point in 5 games until last night.

Ditching Callahan and his bloated salary for a P/G player was the right move at the time.

It's really not even debate able that he needed to be traded. You can debate the return though for sure.

You can't even debate the return. You can only complain about how the return played while he was here. Now lets look at it from Tampa's pov. 6.4 million for a 28 point penalty killer. Who really got fucked here? Wanna debate the 1st round pick? I can see that argument, even if the pick was #29

Pete
05-21-2016, 09:16 AM
You can't even debate the return. You can only complain about how the return played while he was here.

I think you can say they should have traded Cally for picks and prospects, in hindsight.

But you def trade him, 10 out of 10 times.

He had 28 points this year. Come on.

Mike
05-21-2016, 09:17 AM
I think you can say they should have traded Cally for picks and prospects, in hindsight.

But you def trade him, 10 out of 10 times.

He had 28 points this year. Come on.

Yes, I edited.

Mike
05-21-2016, 09:19 AM
The Rangers never would have a chance to win the cup without St. Louis though. That was the focus, and it almost paid off. Worse moves have been made.

Pete
05-21-2016, 09:21 AM
Yes, I edited.

:thumbs:

paddynyc
05-21-2016, 12:27 PM
Pierre practically has orgasm when Pittsburgh scores.

Oh his love for Cindy

paddynyc
05-21-2016, 12:30 PM
Barely hang on. Wow.

The ending was tough to watch I kept waiting for the Pens to score, but TB held on. WHEW !!!! Go Bolts !!!!!

ThirtyONE
05-21-2016, 02:47 PM
I simply stated that Mr. Callahan had an impact once again. And if he stays healthy, will continue to do so, imo. Fact is he is contributing when it counts. Debating the merits of the swap for MSL is another thing. Yes, MSL helped the NYR cause. Obviously he wasn't the difference and is now elsewhere, and the NYR have nothing to show for the deal. Maybe Callahan is " overpaid " as are many NHL players, maybe he's not. Depends whose ox is being gored. MSL was p.o.'d & wanted out of Tampa, waived his NTC, & O.K.'D a trade to MSG. As I recall, $$$ wasn't the issue; Callahan wanted to stay but Sather wouldn't agree to a NTC, & more or less sent him packing.

I don't know that I agree with all this but I've found myself watching the bolts and thinking, shit, Callahan is pretty good. He and Boyle have definitely had an impact and I wish them well.

Phil in Absentia
05-21-2016, 02:49 PM
Callahan is good in the playoffs. But he'll be less and less of a good thing as soon as next season. His contact is a dog.

Pete
05-21-2016, 04:15 PM
Last time his "impact" was touted was over 2 weeks ago.

I'm sure Tampa is thrilled with their investment.

I'm quite happy he was sent packing. If he lands a Cup riding the coattails of players who make less, but contribute far more, then good for him.

He won't be the first player to be that fortunate.

I can't believe anyone would watch Tampa and care about Callahan when the player we really would need is Stralman.

Fast outscored Callahan this season.

Vodka Drunkenski
05-21-2016, 09:48 PM
Last time his "impact" was touted was over 2 weeks ago. I'm sure Tampa is thrilled with their investment. I'm quite happy he was sent packing. If he lands a Cup riding the coattails of players who make less, but contribute far more, then good for him. He won't be the first player to be that fortunate. I can't believe anyone would watch Tampa and care about Callahan when the player we really would need is Stralman. Fast outscored Callahan this season.

Got to spread the love around

SaveByRichter35
05-22-2016, 11:42 AM
Flower getting the start today

Mike
05-22-2016, 01:42 PM
Flower getting the start today

That sounds like a 4 spot for Tbay.

SaveByRichter35
05-22-2016, 01:43 PM
That sounds like a 4 spot for Tbay.

I'd love to see that.

Mike
05-22-2016, 01:44 PM
I'd love to see that.

It would be great if it he let up 2 in the first 10 minutes.

SaveByRichter35
05-22-2016, 02:09 PM
It would be great if it he let up 2 in the first 10 minutes.

Why stop at 2?

Mike
05-22-2016, 02:12 PM
Why stop at 2?

Tryin to keep it real

Travis Bickle
05-22-2016, 02:22 PM
One Nation. Under God.

Mike
05-22-2016, 02:23 PM
:tweet:@NHLonNBCSports: @penguins defenseman Trevor Daley is OUT for the remainder of the playoffs with a broken ankle.

Wish it was Letang, but I'll take it.

Travis Bickle
05-22-2016, 02:26 PM
One Man. One Woman.

Myusername
05-22-2016, 02:38 PM
Big loss

Parsley
05-22-2016, 11:10 PM
LOL FLEURY.

Parsley
05-22-2016, 11:11 PM
Solid choke by the Pens.

Mike
05-22-2016, 11:23 PM
Fuck you, Shittsburgh

Travis Bickle
05-22-2016, 11:24 PM
Adam and Eve. Not Adam and Steve.

Karan
05-22-2016, 11:27 PM
Epic choke job by PIT...I love it! Huge come back win for TBL and I can't see them losing this momentum at home. This series will be over soon.

Myusername
05-22-2016, 11:56 PM
Big loss

^^

ThirtyONE
05-23-2016, 12:21 AM
HUGE!

Mike
05-23-2016, 04:14 AM
Letang was a minus 4. That makes me happy.

paddynyc
05-23-2016, 09:51 AM
That sounds like a 4 spot for Tbay.

Give this man a cigar nice call

paddynyc
05-23-2016, 09:53 AM
I read today that the Flightless Birds were 46-0 when leading by 2. LOVE IT !!!!!! One more lets go Bolts !!!!!

Mike
05-23-2016, 03:22 PM
Give this man a cigar nice call

I needed OT though. Does that still count?

SaveByRichter35
05-23-2016, 04:12 PM
That sounds like a 4 spot for Tbay.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA yeeessssssssssss

BrooklynBoy89
05-23-2016, 08:19 PM
Spent the last 2 games at outdoor viewing parties down here in Tampa, gotta give it to this city, can't go anywhere without seeing signs, flags, posters of the players or Go Bolts. I really didn't think I would be moving to a city with a passionate fan base, granted it helps that they are really good. For all I know it could be a ghost town when they aren't relevant.

On another note, just watched last nights game again, HOLY FUCK Hags tip pass on the Pens second goal was a beauty. Assuming he was actually trying to deflect it right towards Hornqvist. Love that dude. Killorns shot was a snipe. Lots of talk that it was the wrong move to use Fleury, I don't see that. Not sure Murray makes any of those saves over Fleury. Love that the Bolts won. 1 more win!

NYRangers92
05-23-2016, 09:38 PM
My private selfish reason for rooting for the Lightning is because I dont want to deal with the traffic nightmare of a Pens cup parade. Traffic in the city is ass already with 3 ways out of the city at least partially closed.

Mike
05-23-2016, 11:09 PM
Spent the last 2 games at outdoor viewing parties down here in Tampa, gotta give it to this city, can't go anywhere without seeing signs, flags, posters of the players or Go Bolts. I really didn't think I would be moving to a city with a passionate fan base, granted it helps that they are really good. For all I know it could be a ghost town when they aren't relevant.

On another note, just watched last nights game again, HOLY FUCK Hags tip pass on the Pens second goal was a beauty. Assuming he was actually trying to deflect it right towards Hornqvist. Love that dude. Killorns shot was a snipe. Lots of talk that it was the wrong move to use Fleury, I don't see that. Not sure Murray makes any of those saves over Fleury. Love that the Bolts won. 1 more win!

Hags tip was an accident.
Fleury had no business being on his knees faster than a hooker on fleet week. I don't give a fuck who's shooting or who's in net. You can't let one in from there. That's completely on the goalie. If he's out and up, there's 0 room. That goal changed the game. It doesn't matter that the other 3 were difficult to stop. That first one changes the entire game, and that was the bad one.

Future
05-24-2016, 09:36 AM
Spent the last 2 games at outdoor viewing parties down here in Tampa, gotta give it to this city, can't go anywhere without seeing signs, flags, posters of the players or Go Bolts. I really didn't think I would be moving to a city with a passionate fan base, granted it helps that they are really good. For all I know it could be a ghost town when they aren't relevant.
Their fan base is like 90% b/c of the fact that they are good. I have a buddy who is in ticket sales for them, and, let's just say that he's killing it right now.

As for the outdoor viewing parties and stuff, I think TBL is doing a really good job of taking advantage of the fact that they are IN FLORIDA. You can't do that type of thing everywhere (though I actually think it would be sweet to do that in the snow) and they're nailling it.

Mike
05-24-2016, 09:39 AM
Their fan base is like 90% b/c of the fact that they are good. I have a buddy who is in ticket sales for them, and, let's just say that he's killing it right now.

As for the outdoor viewing parties and stuff, I think TBL is doing a really good job of taking advantage of the fact that they are IN FLORIDA. You can't do that type of thing everywhere (though I actually think it would be sweet to do that in the snow) and they're nailling it.

Where is it snowing in May and June?

Vodka Drunkenski
05-24-2016, 10:00 AM
Lol

SaveByRichter35
05-24-2016, 12:55 PM
Where is it snowing in May and June?

I was thinking the same thing but I get what he meant. You just don't really see those kinds of viewing parties during the regular season so it is kind of a moot point. I remember when teams used to actually fill the arena to watch the game on the big screen. I wonder why they don't do that anymore. Its almost like another home game for sales whether it be tickets or concessions, memorabilia, etc.

Future
05-24-2016, 04:06 PM
Where is it snowing in May and June?
Well, for one, we just had snow 10 days ago in Rochester lol. But mostly I meant that those things don't happen during the regular season. They have viewing parties, or some variety of them, all the time in TB.

Mike
05-24-2016, 04:38 PM
I was thinking the same thing but I get what he meant. You just don't really see those kinds of viewing parties during the regular season so it is kind of a moot point. I remember when teams used to actually fill the arena to watch the game on the big screen. I wonder why they don't do that anymore. Its almost like another home game for sales whether it be tickets or concessions, memorabilia, etc.

I watched game 3 in 94 in the Garden. I think some venues still have it. Also, there's a lot more concerts and shows now than there used to be.

SaveByRichter35
05-24-2016, 04:44 PM
I watched game 3 in 94 in the Garden. I think some venues still have it. Also, there's a lot more concerts and shows now than there used to be.

Yea true I guess that's definitely something that adds to it.

Mike
05-24-2016, 04:51 PM
Yea true I guess that's definitely something that adds to it.

Well our series started early this year because fuckin Beiber was at the Garden.

phillyb™
05-24-2016, 05:04 PM
Well our series started early this year because fuckin Beiber was at the Garden.

#BlameBieber2016

Karan
05-24-2016, 05:56 PM
Kinda hilarious that PIT has no confidence in Flower when it matters. Murray to start tonight. Gotta wonder how his confidence is though after giving up the starter position to Flower last game.

Bugg
05-24-2016, 08:06 PM
NBC pregame show might as well be broadcast in black and gold. McGuire is a disgusting human being.

Cash or Czech?
05-24-2016, 08:25 PM
Drouin scores. TB leads 1-0!

Spoke too soon. Just barely offsides.

Phil in Absentia
05-24-2016, 08:47 PM
God damn that was a dirty fuckin' slash.

ThirtyONE
05-24-2016, 08:49 PM
How can anyone like the fucking Penguins. They are such FUCKING PUSSIES it drives me insane! Fuck off, Malkin.

Mike
05-24-2016, 08:53 PM
What a fuckin joke call

Vodka Drunkenski
05-24-2016, 09:26 PM
Should I bother watching this or are the refs helping them out?

Karan
05-24-2016, 09:30 PM
FUCK! Letang that dirty POS...

Respecttheblue
05-24-2016, 09:31 PM
Regrettably, all ex - Rangers.

You think about
1) how we were before
2) how these ex-rangers are helping those teams
3) how we competed against these teams
and you realize the impact of a few decisions and the way they can subtly influence changes in the "balance of thrive."

Lt. Dan
05-24-2016, 09:31 PM
Fuck letang

Travis Bickle
05-24-2016, 09:50 PM
,,

Karan
05-24-2016, 09:57 PM
FUCK! Crosby now ugh. Going from bad to worse...

Respecttheblue
05-24-2016, 10:01 PM
We want this to go to 7 games don't we?

Fuck 'em both, but may the best ex-Rangers win.

Lt. Dan
05-24-2016, 10:04 PM
I really hate this series, but won't stop watching because I love hockey.

I can't stand anything Penguins, but at the same time but at the same can't help but be a little happy seeing Cooper behind the bench with that stupid look on his face.

He's clearly a good coach but he comes off as arrogant to me.

Travis Bickle
05-24-2016, 10:13 PM
One Nation, Under God. Always was, always will be.

Lt. Dan
05-24-2016, 10:35 PM
Cooper definitely seems like a douche, but for me Tampa is the lesser of two evils. I want the WC team to win the cup regardless of who they play.

:word: :thumbs:

Travis Bickle
05-24-2016, 10:42 PM
:word: :thumbs:

:thumbsdown:

Respecttheblue
05-24-2016, 10:45 PM
Brian fckn Boyle,
Yeah!

Travis Bickle
05-24-2016, 10:48 PM
One Nation, Under God...

Travis Bickle
05-24-2016, 10:53 PM
:thumbsdown:

Karan
05-24-2016, 11:04 PM
Fucking Pens ugh...

Travis Bickle
05-24-2016, 11:06 PM
Trump/Pence 2016.

Respecttheblue
05-24-2016, 11:16 PM
I really hate this series, but won't stop watching because I love hockey.

I can't stand anything Penguins, but at the same time but at the same can't help but be a little happy seeing Cooper behind the bench with that stupid look on his face.

He's clearly a good coach but he comes off as arrogant to me.

Ditto that on Cooper.
inappropriately arrogant look, even if they win.

I like the series, it's a good see saw.

Respecttheblue
05-24-2016, 11:17 PM
Damnit. Rust never sleeps.


and neither does Neil Young
sign 'im up Slats ...
... Neil Young, that is.

paddynyc
05-25-2016, 10:04 AM
Fucking Pens ugh...

Hear Hear !!!

RichieNextel305
05-26-2016, 07:12 PM
NHL and NBC forced the Lightning to cancel their viewing party for tonight's Game 7. I understand wanting ratings, but it's such bullshit that they actually can control how and where people decide to watch. It's an exciting time and an exciting event that they ruin for the fans. Such bullshit greed. It's sickening.

BrooklynBoy89
05-26-2016, 07:45 PM
NHL and NBC forced the Lightning to cancel their viewing party for tonight's Game 7. I understand wanting ratings, but it's such bullshit that they actually can control how and where people decide to watch. It's an exciting time and an exciting event that they ruin for the fans. Such bullshit greed. It's sickening.

It blows. Was all excited to head down there after work. Such a buzzkill, and people the say the NFL is the "No Fun League" lol, get real, the NHL is the Hitler of Pro Sports. It's not like THATTTT many people can fit at those viewing parties. I saw something say 8k people went last year, not sure where they fit 8k people in that space, I've been there plenty of times. But that's besides the point, its a joke and a damn shame. It's great for the town to be able to gather around a central location and watch the game, without paying $100 to be inside. You can literally hear the goal horn when they score, its such a great atmosphere.

Side note, Stamkos is warming up apparently.

RichieNextel305
05-26-2016, 08:10 PM
It's disgusting IMO. It's outrageous that they're basically telling fans to go home and watch on a couch instead of going out and watching with hundreds of Lightning fans in a fun environment. It's horrible. You're basically telling people where they can watch games now? GTFO. Some of my uncles favorite memories from 1994 was watching the viewing parties at MSG in the Cup Final. Always said it was such a unique and cool experience to get together with thousands of fans and watch the team from 3,000 miles away.

Now, obviously times are different. And ratings are everything. But it is absolutely mind-blowing that they can dictate how and where people watch just because they want fucking ratings. They sap the fun out of everything.

Vodka Drunkenski
05-26-2016, 08:17 PM
Why not just count how many people are in the viewing party and add it to the ratings count

Kevin
05-26-2016, 08:48 PM
I hope someone Letang's Letang the way he did Stalberg. I fucking hate that bitch.

AliveIn94
05-26-2016, 09:21 PM
This penguins team is so dirty.

Morphinity
05-26-2016, 09:22 PM
Die Penguins, die!

Lt. Dan
05-26-2016, 09:24 PM
I hope someone Letang's Letang the way he did Stalberg. I fucking hate that bitch.

I can't believe how much shit he gets away with. I thought Dom Moore was bad with his stick.

Pete
05-26-2016, 09:29 PM
Drouin just killing Dunny.

phillyb™
05-26-2016, 09:30 PM
drouin good: confirmed

Lt. Dan
05-26-2016, 09:30 PM
Where's the defense ffs

phillyb™
05-26-2016, 09:30 PM
oh shi

Lt. Dan
05-26-2016, 09:31 PM
Drouin just killing Dunny.

:lol:

The only reason he wouldn't admit it by now is out of sheer stubbornness.

Kids got game

Parsley
05-26-2016, 09:42 PM
It sucks one of these team has to win and advance.

Myusername
05-26-2016, 09:46 PM
Tampa getting out shot 3 to 1...

Vodka Drunkenski
05-26-2016, 09:47 PM
I fucking hate the Penguins with a passion

Phil in Absentia
05-26-2016, 09:55 PM
Dunny, if the Bolts win the Cup, you should have to change your name to "Dummy" this summer. :rofl:

Pete
05-26-2016, 10:07 PM
Dunny, if the Bolts win the Cup, you should have to change your name to "Dummy" this summer. :rofl:
Drouinny.

Phil in Absentia
05-26-2016, 10:18 PM
Drouinny.

:rofl:

And a photo of Drouin celebrating with the Cup as his avatar.

AliveIn94
05-26-2016, 10:35 PM
I'm tired of hearing how great the penguins' speed is. Also how has stamkos been doing?

AliveIn94
05-26-2016, 10:36 PM
Sid the kid doesn't get penalties

Greenday4537
05-26-2016, 10:37 PM
I can't handle another series of listening to bandwagoning Penguins fans talking about how great they are.

Lt. Dan
05-26-2016, 10:41 PM
Bolts have made Ben Lovejoy look like a Norris candidate.

AliveIn94
05-26-2016, 10:47 PM
Oh no 2 minutes

Lt. Dan
05-26-2016, 10:49 PM
It's like watching the Rangers/Bolts game 7 except the tables have turned on Tampa.

AliveIn94
05-26-2016, 10:49 PM
Speed and youth depth star power up front.

AliveIn94
05-26-2016, 10:54 PM
Lol Lovejoy

Lt. Dan
05-26-2016, 10:56 PM
Stralman :(

Parsley
05-26-2016, 10:57 PM
Fuck you Cally, Boyle and Stralman. :slats:

Hopefully Hags is miserable after next round.

AliveIn94
05-26-2016, 10:58 PM
Ordering my sharks sweater now

Parsley
05-26-2016, 10:59 PM
Gotta give the Pens credit. Fuck'em though.

Phil in Absentia
05-26-2016, 10:59 PM
LET'S GO SHARKS!

Morphinity
05-26-2016, 11:00 PM
CHOMP CHOMP MOTHERFUCKERS

Morphinity
05-26-2016, 11:01 PM
Stralman :(
Him and Boyle have been so close the past 4 out of 5 years.

Time to just fuckin quit.

Parsley
05-26-2016, 11:02 PM
Him and Boyle have been so close the past 4 out of 5 years.

Time to just fuckin quit.

Nah, bring them back to the Rangers so they can board the sinking ship.

Parsley
05-26-2016, 11:02 PM
Go Sharks!

I'll definitely be watching the finals.

I am Scags
05-26-2016, 11:04 PM
Crosby finally grew a set and picked up the Prince of Wales. All these superstitious babies who wont touch it, enjoy it you earned it!

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/new-york-rangers-mark-messier-holds-prince-of-wales-trophy-the-prize-picture-id97274986

Phil in Absentia
05-26-2016, 11:05 PM
Seriously. Superstitious nonsense.

Morphinity
05-26-2016, 11:07 PM
He touched it in 2009 when they won. He didn't touch it in 2008 when they lost.

I am Scags
05-26-2016, 11:08 PM
He touched it in 2009 when they won. He didn't touch it in 2008 when they lost.

Well there you go, good for him

Phil in Absentia
05-26-2016, 11:10 PM
Touching it/not touching it is like astrology. The position of the stars have no effect on your day, just as touching or not touching the trophy has no effect on whether you win the Cup or not.

I am Scags
05-26-2016, 11:14 PM
Hate to say it but these Penguins are almost a carbon copy of their 2009 run, failing team out of the playoffs, then make a coaching change and the rest is history

I think the biggest difference is obvious though, this group is not about Sid and Malkin anymore. almost to the point where they are after thoughts. Other than the big goal he had a few games ago he's hardly talked about

And the addition of Hags sadly was so so huge for them. :( Gave them the speed and rush that they exactly needed

Phil in Absentia
05-26-2016, 11:15 PM
Pens are a great hockey team. Their forecheck is terrifying. But I still have the Sharks winning it.

NYRangers92
05-26-2016, 11:20 PM
This city is gonna be insufferable for the next few weeks.

I am Scags
05-26-2016, 11:21 PM
Pens are a great hockey team. Their forecheck is terrifying. But I still have the Sharks winning it.

I hope. I'm actually going to give the slight edge myself to Pittsburgh only because they've been so hot on their run and they have home ice, almost like a team of destiny, but its no question that they haven't met a tough heavy western team like the Sharks yet. Rangers were finished before they even stepped on the ice for game 1, Caps we're a paper tiger all along, and they caught a tremendous break with no Bishop this series as well as no Stamkos up till tonight. Sharks should be extremely hard to put away

Parsley
05-26-2016, 11:22 PM
Pens are a great hockey team. Their forecheck is terrifying. But I still have the Sharks winning it.

Your calls have been $$$ all post season. Hopefully til the end.

I am Scags
05-26-2016, 11:23 PM
This city is gonna be insufferable for the next few weeks.

Yea I feel for you. And no offense to you as a citizen there, but between them and the Steelers :puke:

Phil in Absentia
05-26-2016, 11:24 PM
Your calls have been $$$ all post season. Hopefully til the end.

Hopefully, indeed. I can't take the pain of another Pittsburgh Cup win.

I am Scags
05-26-2016, 11:25 PM
Ok I have to admit, seeing Jon Cooper & Cooper lose again :thumbs:

Karan
05-26-2016, 11:29 PM
Fuck the Pens! I hope the Sharks crush them in 5 max.

NYRangers92
05-26-2016, 11:30 PM
Yea I feel for you. And no offense to you as a citizen there, but between them and the Steelers :puke:
It's probably the only thing I dislike about living here. Besides the traffic but that sucks everywhere.

I am Scags
05-26-2016, 11:31 PM
Fuck the Pens! I hope the Sharks crush them in 5 max.

I hope!

Travis Bickle
05-27-2016, 12:16 AM
One Nation. Under God. Always was, and always will be.

RichieNextel305
05-27-2016, 02:57 AM
Fun fact: Since 2012, the team to come out of the East has either been the Rangers or the team that eliminated the Rangers. The Devils and Bruins went in 2012 and 2013, in 2014 it was us, last year it was Tampa and now Pittsburgh.

Vodka Drunkenski
05-27-2016, 04:23 AM
I fucking hate the Penguins

Pete
05-27-2016, 07:38 AM
I fucking hate the Penguins
I hate Callahan more so I'm OK with the Pens advancing.

I wouldn't mind seeing Kessel win.

But I'll root for the Sharks.

Phil in Absentia
05-27-2016, 08:15 AM
Seeing Kessel and Hagelin win I'm fine with. Just not as Penguins.

Vodka Drunkenski
05-27-2016, 08:21 AM
Seeing Kessel and Hagelin win I'm fine with. Just not as Penguins.

This, I can't stress enough how much I hate that organization.

paddynyc
05-27-2016, 09:10 AM
I fucking hate the Penguins

A man after my own heart I turned it off right after the clock ticked to zero

BrooklynBoy89
05-27-2016, 09:26 AM
Fun fact: Since 2012, the team to come out of the East has either been the Rangers or the team that eliminated the Rangers. The Devils and Bruins went in 2012 and 2013, in 2014 it was us, last year it was Tampa and now Pittsburgh.

Great post. It's also the reason I wasn't as upset as most with losing to Pitt... You could see before the Playoffs started that they were the team nobody wanted to play, and for good reason. They quite honestly dominated the Bolts. Our division was always going to be our biggest hurdle this year, but it's funny to point out no matter what the playoff system is, we always seem to run into the best team lol.

Karan
05-27-2016, 10:29 AM
I fucking hate the Penguins

The organization or their fair weather fan base?

Vodka Drunkenski
05-27-2016, 11:38 AM
The organization or their fair weather fan base?

Both

Dunny
05-27-2016, 11:45 AM
It's insane how many Pens fans there are in Southern Ontario. They're like mosquito larvae, a little bit of rain and ll of a sudden they're everywhere.

Pete
05-27-2016, 11:58 AM
It's insane how many Pens fans there are in Southern Ontario. They're like mosquito larvae, a little bit of rain and ll of a sudden they're everywhere.
Sup Drouinny.

Dunny
05-27-2016, 12:31 PM
I'm wrong about one player over a 20 game sample size and now I have to wear that for the rest of my life?


Good thing I didn't make my Tulowitzki predictions public this spring.

NYRangers92
05-27-2016, 12:36 PM
The organization or their fair weather fan base?

I wouldnt say theyre fair-weather. They just don't think their shit stinks. They treat any negative criticism like you offended their family. It's weird.

Lt. Dan
05-27-2016, 12:39 PM
I'm wrong about one player over a 20 game sample size and now I have to wear that for the rest of my life?


Good thing I didn't make my Tulowitzki predictions public this spring.

:lol:

Karan
05-27-2016, 02:38 PM
One of the worst parts of this SCF is going to be how far the NBC/CBC broadcast teams will have their head up PIT's ass. It'll be sweet when SJS takes them out in swift fashion though.

Karan
05-27-2016, 02:39 PM
I'm wrong about one player over a 20 game sample size and now I have to wear that for the rest of my life?


Good thing I didn't make my Tulowitzki predictions public this spring.

Yes you do. Drouin is money. This kid knows how to get it done. Are the admins changing your user name for the summer?

Morphinity
05-27-2016, 02:47 PM
Yes you do. Drouin is money. This kid knows how to get it done. Are the admins changing your user name for the summer?

No, because unfortunately Drouin couldn't single-handedly will his team to the Cup, try as he might... :(

Dunny
05-27-2016, 03:26 PM
I didn't watch a single game and if you did you're probably a sadist.