Poll: Who wins?

Be advised that this is a public poll: other users can see the choice(s) you selected.

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 104

Thread: 2018-19 | ECQF | New York Islanders (M2) v. Pittsburgh Penguins (M3)

  1. #41
    day-to-day Midget Division
    fletch's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Too far from MSG
    Posts
    4,796
    Rep Power
    96
    Quote Originally Posted by Sod16 View Post
    There will be a lot of speculation about a Penguins retool. Kessel, Malkin and Letang are all signed through 2022. Malkin seems to have a complete No Move and the other two modified. Tough finding takers for Kessel at 8m for the next three years. Someone might go for Letang at 7.25.
    Look pretty stale against Isles and not matching NYI intensity so far this series. Need some fresh blood to bring some hunger to the lineup. Big guns (including Crosby) haven't shown up. Obviously you're going to keep Crosby as face of franchise, and Malkin would seem to be untouchable. Geno's been hot and taken some undisciplined penalties which haven't helped the cause either. But gotta find a way to reenergize the core. Usually that means either a coaching change or a roster shuffle.
    "We're all f*cked. It helps to remember that." - George Carlin

    "How many Cups you've got?" - Esa Tikkanen

    "Hatred can keep you warm when you run out of liquor" - Ray Ratto, Dan Patrick show 1/20/2017

  2. #42
    The future is spelled K-A-K-K-O BSBH Legend
    Phil in Absentia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    87,050
    Rep Power
    473
    Isles have been impressive.


    Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk
    "Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
    - John Tortorella


    "Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence."
    - Christopher Hitchens

  3. #43
    #68 Яромир Ягр Junior Division
    Karan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Edmonton, Canada
    Posts
    8,528
    Rep Power
    51
    They've been getting some very timely squarer. Lehner, while good, hasn't had to be great or steal a game for them. If this series was PIT-NYR, it would be a struggle to get more than 1-2 goals and have to rely on Lundqvist stealing just about every game.

  4. #44
    HNIC BSBH Legend
    Pete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    77,716
    Rep Power
    549
    Quote Originally Posted by Karan View Post
    They've been getting some very timely squarer. Lehner, while good, hasn't had to be great or steal a game for them. If this series was PIT-NYR, it would be a struggle to get more than 1-2 goals and have to rely on Lundqvist stealing just about every game.
    Well, the Isles know how to defend and their offense is coming off of that.

    It's apples to oranges.

  5. #45
    Senior Member Midget Division
    Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,231
    Rep Power
    34
    Quote Originally Posted by Bugg View Post
    Pierre's mike may short out from his tears given this woeful Pens effort. How will he go on without his beloved Cindy?

    Isles are squared away defensively.
    Maybe him and Cindy can schedule some quality time together.

  6. #46
    Senior Member Pee-Wee Division
    Sod16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    765
    Rep Power
    23
    Vegas and Islanders show the power of a team fully buying into a coach's program. Comprehensive buy-ins don't always last that long. I guess that's all that I have left to hope for regarding the Islanders at this point. In any event, Washington will be a different kettle of fish from a Pitts team that just hasn't felt right since it was shutout the last two games of the playoffs last year

    Only silver lining to Islander's victory was the look on the face of Sidney "I Can Get Away With It Because I'm Me" Crosby at the end. I suppose Pierre having to find a new team to fawn over is a nice aspect as well.

  7. #47
    #68 Яромир Ягр Junior Division
    Karan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Edmonton, Canada
    Posts
    8,528
    Rep Power
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Well, the Isles know how to defend and their offense is coming off of that.

    It's apples to oranges.
    True they've got some really mobile and solid puck movers on the blue line, makes a big difference.

  8. #48
    Senior Member Bantam Division LONG LONG LONG TIME FAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    NEVER NEVER LAND
    Posts
    2,096
    Rep Power
    11
    Fairy tale story for the Isles, who most on here have vilified over & over.

    Sign Barry Trotz after the Caps couldn't come to an acceptable agreement with him.

    Sign Lou Lamarello as " The boss ".

    Worst to 1st defensively in one year.

    Lost arguably, their best player & Capt. getting zilch in return.

    Get outstanding goaltending without having a true #1.

    Who woulda thunk that they would have a 100+ point season?

    Can they sweep the Pens? So far, Sid " The Kid " has been a complete disaster, at both ends of the ice.

  9. #49
    Senior Member Midget Division
    Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,231
    Rep Power
    34
    I hope the Islanders lose in the next round, but for now, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

  10. #50
    //reported Junior Division
    phillyb™'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    9,644
    Rep Power
    88
    Removing the Rangers bias, the Islanders road to this postseason is amazing.
    Lose Tavares.
    Hire Trotz.
    Go from last in goals against to first in goals against.
    Barzal being given much tougher assignments.
    And they don't just squeak into the playoffs. They have HOME ICE ADVANTAGE against the fucking Penguins.

    Sorry. Gotta take off my Rangers hat and respect what this club has done.
    Let's go piles!
    LGR!

  11. #51
    Senior Member Midget Division
    Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,231
    Rep Power
    34
    Bettman's in Pittsburgh. What a surprise.

  12. #52
    #BringZuccsBack Bantam Division rangers02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    SE Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,087
    Rep Power
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by phillyb™ View Post
    Removing the Rangers bias, the Islanders road to this postseason is amazing.
    Lose Tavares.
    Hire Trotz.
    Go from last in goals against to first in goals against.
    Barzal being given much tougher assignments.
    And they don't just squeak into the playoffs. They have HOME ICE ADVANTAGE against the fucking Penguins.

    Sorry. Gotta take off my Rangers hat and respect what this club has done.
    Let's go piles!
    I have nothing but respect for the Isles and now they have the same stability that got them four straight Stanley Cups in the 1980s with Arbour and Torrey.

    Now they have Lou and Trotz. With the moves they've made over the season, NYI is due for a series win and a possible matchup with Trotz's former team in WSH.
    WE GOT KAKKO AND THE BREAD MAN! LET'S GO RANGERS!

    #DRIVEFORFIVE

  13. #53
    #BringZuccsBack Bantam Division rangers02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    SE Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,087
    Rep Power
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    Bettman's in Pittsburgh. What a surprise.
    LOL
    WE GOT KAKKO AND THE BREAD MAN! LET'S GO RANGERS!

    #DRIVEFORFIVE

  14. #54
    The future is spelled K-A-K-K-O BSBH Legend
    Phil in Absentia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    87,050
    Rep Power
    473
    Sweep número dos?
    "Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
    - John Tortorella


    "Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence."
    - Christopher Hitchens

  15. #55
    Senior Member Midget Division
    Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,231
    Rep Power
    34
    We can hope.

  16. #56
    //reported Junior Division
    phillyb™'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    9,644
    Rep Power
    88
    In for this momentous occasion.
    LGR!

  17. #57
    Senior Member Midget Division
    4EverRangerFrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    2,612
    Rep Power
    51
    Another holy smoke series. PIT getting smoked - wow.

  18. #58
    //reported Junior Division
    phillyb™'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    9,644
    Rep Power
    88
    LET'S FUCKING GO!
    LGR!

  19. #59
    Senior Member Midget Division
    Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,231
    Rep Power
    34
    Another broom. Now just have to hope the Leafs can get it done.

  20. #60
    Senior Member Midget Division
    paddynyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Bronx, New York
    Posts
    3,190
    Rep Power
    23
    Shittsburg swept

    Sent from my [device_name] using http://Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile...ed by Tapatalk
    "Meet me later in the gymnasium, next to the dumbbells... you'll know me, I got a hat on."
    Curly

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •