Discussion in 'Other Sports Talk' started by 86WardsWay, Jan 13, 2021.
As soon as I saw who we were playing, I felt like it would be one and done. So disappointed.
To put a ribbon on the topic, I think this team was good enough with a few bounces and some puck luck to get to the Eastern Conference Finals. I think the beating they would have taken in the first round and then against the Bruins would have eventually caught up with them. I honestly didn't expect Jarry to do a face plant in his crease. This team dominated in the offensive zone the last two games, and for long stretches of games of every other except for game 3. They played well enough to win the series. It's a real shame the way they went out.
What does a hot goalie have to do with this series?
It wasn't like these were 1 or 2 goal games.
He was hot and got quite a bit of puck luck on quite a few of those shots. He was just seeing everything and the Pens weren't getting many bounces outside of highly skilled tips.
There's a reason he's the #2 goalie, but he obviously played above his head in this series.
Watching game 6 I just don't think we got beat by a "Hot Goalie".
I watched the Penguins score the go ahead goal,
And then I watched the Penguins score the go ahead goal again,
And then yet again I watched the Penguins score the go ahead goal again.
I can't see anybody beating Colorado. They have so much speed and scoring, it's ridiculous. I hope it's them and Tampa in the finals, it would be a great skating series instead of a clutch and grab, obstruction goon fest.
I tend to agree with you. I remember when they were in Quebec. Nobody in Colorado gave a damn about them. They make the move and win the Cup the first year. Kind of unfair to me since cities can wait forever for a Championship. Damn Vegas almost did it to with a first year franchise. I like to think only because we gave them MAF.
The city of Tampa is having way to much success. Good thing they don't have a BB team
That was the fall out from the Eric Lindros trade. Quebec already had Mats Sundin, Owen Nolan and a young Joe Sakic. With the players they received for trading him to Philly, it put them over the top for '96. Then, with the pieces they added with the draft picks they also got, they were able to make additional trades that helped them win again in '01. Lindros had a solid career, but injuries and especially concussion problems prevented him from putting up HoF numbers. I was sort of pissed that Seattle got the new expansion team. I have thought ever since Quebec lost the Nordiques that they deserved priority consideration. Quebec/Montreal was such a great rivalry.
So the Pens traded Jared McCann to Toronto for a prospect and draft pick then Toronto lost McCann to the expansion team in Seattle. Crazy turn of events there.
I'm bummed they lost Tanev though. He showed a lot of spunk in the playoff series.
I really like Tanev, especially on a team bereft of players like him, but the Pens must have received intel from Ronnie Francis that the Kraken weren't interested in either Pederson or Zucker who were logical to leave unprotected at their production in relationship to their cap hit. They had to shed cap space, so Tanev had to go, unfortunately. McCann is what he is. A second/third line tweener. He's now on his fifth team in six seasons. Granted, he was merely a transaction with Toronto, but there's a reason he went from Vancouver, to Florida to Pittsburgh to the Leafs, and finally Seattle. He has some skills, like a wicked shot. But, he disappears for long stretches of the regular season and his image should be on a milk carton in the playoffs. To me, no big loss.