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Postby Troy Loney » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:57 am

They are. No surprise with Fox. Marino is a found wallet. A mobile, smart defenseman with adequate or better puck skills that just waltzes right on to a playoff team...yeah, bingo. Riikola, in his own way too.
Yeah, seems like Marino is somewhere between Niskanen and Schultz, in terms of the Penguins falling into an anchor for the defensive core.

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Postby mikey » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:59 am

They are. No surprise with Fox. Marino is a found wallet. A mobile, smart defenseman with adequate or better puck skills that just waltzes right on to a playoff team...yeah, bingo. Riikola, in his own way too.
Where do you project Marino long-term? Last week I heard Bob Grove, who I like but don't particularly trust when it comes to player projection, declare Marino a future #1 defenseman. While I think he's extremely good and has the ability to be a top pairing defenseman or anchor an extremely strong second pairing (which he's kind of already doing), I don't think he has the "Power Play QB" skillset that would typically be associated with a true #1 defenseman.
Middle pairing guy who can play in all situations. My unknown is: can he lead a pairing? That's 3 vs 4. There's a difference.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:02 am

Somehow 'Pittsburgh Theme Night' didn't sell out yet. WEIRD.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:07 am

They are. No surprise with Fox. Marino is a found wallet. A mobile, smart defenseman with adequate or better puck skills that just waltzes right on to a playoff team...yeah, bingo. Riikola, in his own way too.
Where do you project Marino long-term? Last week I heard Bob Grove, who I like but don't particularly trust when it comes to player projection, declare Marino a future #1 defenseman. While I think he's extremely good and has the ability to be a top pairing defenseman or anchor an extremely strong second pairing (which he's kind of already doing), I don't think he has the "Power Play QB" skillset that would typically be associated with a true #1 defenseman.
Middle pairing guy who can play in all situations. My unknown is: can he lead a pairing? That's 3 vs 4. There's a difference.
Word. That's what I assumed, though I think he's done enough lately covering up for Petterrson being a dummy sometimes that I think he can lead a pairing.

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:18 am

Sids back

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Postby nocera » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:30 am

I bet those tickets sell out now.

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:37 am

LFG

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:41 am

Now let's see him come back and mess up the chemistry, amirite?

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:42 am

LFG

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 am

I love that edit. So, so good.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:50 am

Sid back and Jugs not. Talk about a win-win.

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Postby Troy Loney » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:52 am

Hope this isn't a 2012 repeat.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:00 pm

Delete your post, TL.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:04 pm

    McCann-Crosby-Simon
    Kahun-Malkin-Rust
    Galchenyuk-Agozzino-Hornqvist
    Aston-Reese--Blueger-Tanev

    Johnson-Letang
    Pettersson-Marino
    Riikola-Ruhwedel

    That third line is diarrhea. Horny deserves better.

    FREE LAFFERTY

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    Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:05 pm

    Simon will be swapped with Horny by the second period.

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    Postby Gaucho » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:09 pm

    I expect Horns and Simon to platoon in that spot. Galchenyuk and Agozzino can bring a deck of cards or whatever.

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    Postby Gaucho » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:10 pm

    Delete your post, TL.

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    Postby Troy Loney » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:15 pm

    That 4th line looks good.

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    Postby Troy Loney » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:25 pm

    Delete your post, TL.
    That was facetious. While that was probably one of the best teams they've had during the Crosby/Malkin era. They were also still battling the Sid-concussion demons, and were essentially on constant tilt. Basically one cheap shot from the flyers and every player lost their ****.

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    Postby PFiDC » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:42 pm

    I was on the fence about going tonight. Gonna surprise my son after school. Scored 2 in 226 for $77 total off of Ticketmaster.

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    Postby NTP66 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:03 pm

    I like Marino so much more now. That's awesome.

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    Postby mikey » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:04 pm

    /mildlyinteresting

    How many players had a season where they were playing at a PPG pace (20 games min) - since 1997-98

    Anaheim: 20 seasons over PPG
    Arizona: 4 seasons over PPG
    Boston: 14 seasons over PPG
    Buffalo: 8 seasons over PPG
    Calgary: 14 seasons over PPG
    Carolina: 9 seasons over PPG
    Chicago: 11 seasons over PPG
    Colorado: 23 seasons over PPG
    Columbus: 5 seasons over PPG
    Dallas: 15 seasons over PPG
    Detroit: 17 seasons over PPG
    Edmonton: 11 seasons over PPG
    Florida: 5 seasons over PPG
    Los Angeles: 12 seasons over PPG
    Minnesota: 3 seasons over PPG
    Montreal: 1 season over PPG
    Nashville: 3 seasons over PPG
    New Jersey: 15 seasons over PPG
    NY Islanders: 6 seasons over PPG
    NY Rangers: 8 seasons over PPG
    Ottawa: 24 seasons over PPG
    Philadelphia: 20 seasons over PPG
    Pittsburgh: 46 seasons over PPG
    San Jose: 14 seasons over PPG
    St. Louis: 10 seasons over PPG
    Tampa Bay: 20 seasons over PPG
    Toronto: 14 seasons over PPG
    Vancouver: 15 seasons over PPG
    Washington: 29 seasons over PPG
    Winnipeg/ATL: 13 seasons over PPG

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    Postby willeyeam » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:10 pm

    I often marvel at the Art Ross banner hanging at PPG and how maybe 7 years ago we had about half of the winners since 1991 or so? We've been lucky

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