The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated. I’m kinda alive but sick………. and really, what can you say about the team outcomes lately? Man.
We. Miss. Bryz.
On the upside….. a couple of weeks ago, I got the chance have some one on one time with Lee Stempniak and this is what I got!!!!
He is seriously the nicest dude. You can tell from his answers that he’s a bright boy and I’m not surprised he graduated from Dartmouth. PREPPY BOY!
Alright, let’s talk about the game last night. What a debacle hey? Unfortunately, we can’t chalk all those goals up to LaBarbs being in net. Wouldn’t it be great if we could? That’d mean that as soon as Bryz is back, we’d have no worries. But… nope. We have D problems.
Honestly that loss was 33% Pens talent, 33% us chasing the game vs playing the system, and 33% Barbs. After Barbs was pulled, the team allowed only one goal in front of Climie.
OMG LET’S TALK ABOUT CLIMIE! The game epically sucked until he was put in. Then I was excited cuz…… HE GETS HIS CHANCE!!!!!!
He did pretty good, especially against the likes of Crosby and Malkin, with Malkin gunning for a hat trick. He didn’t have a ton scoring chances to fend off, but he made a couple real kickass saves. During the Climie-portion of the game, the score was 1-1. Woot Matt!
Ugh, Taylor got in a fight. Now Pyatt is a big boy and he really can handle himself in fights, but he ended up fighting with one of the biggest fighters in the league. And he got knocked the fuck out. UGH. Poor kid. He was standing up for Fiddler and this is what he got:
So Tippett was pissed off that no one went off after Pyatt’s fight. Well dude, I don’t know if you can have it both ways. You either preach playing the game and discipline or you want the team to react emotionally. Say the physicalness picks up significantly in a game that we are getting blown the hell out during. Big hits and fights. That will totally make it better. Oh wait no. In fact, that’s the type of shit that will end up getting someone injured. Injured in a blow out game. SUPER! That’s just my opinion, but I’d rather have healthy boys that will live to kick ass another day.
Who doesn’t dress Bizz against the team WITH THE MOST FIGHTING MAJORS IN THE LEAGUE? Seriously? And then you want your non-fighting dudes to rise to the occasion? WE ALREADY LOST PYATT TO A PUNCHED FACE, WHO ELSE?
Cooke put a high hit on Yandle. I guess the Eastern Conference teams may not have gotten the memo but……….
DO NOT PUT BAD HITS ON YANDLE UNLESS YOU WANT DOAN TO FUCKING EAT YOU.
Also, don’t put bad hits on Doan cuz Yandle will (attempt) to avenge him (see the Wizdouchski hit last season).
Our defense is failing. We need to change up the pairings or something. Iz broken. I can’t believe we only lost Z from the D roster last year and we have kinda fallen to hell. I mean, VERY FEW people valued Z more than me, but the difference between this year and last year is pretty extreme.
On the upside, OEL has been playing solid. Not flashy, not great…. solid. He hasn’t been on the penalty parade with his teammates and he hasn’t made multiple glaring mistakes in games. This is exactly how he needs to be playing halfway through his rookie year. He’s getting more comfortable with the rink size, speed of the game, and talent level. Pretty soon he’s gonna be like F-This, I’m taking over……. and the goals will come. Power Play Tippett….. make more PP time happen!
Umm in case you guys didn’t know.
Martin Motherfucking Hanzal is leading the team with 9 goals. Just sayin’. Please look away from your screen for a moment…….
OMG! $%@$#%@#$%$#KL FKJSEFKJ QWERJWQ
Ok. You can come back. Whew! Totally just had a moment.
So Bryz is out until next week. Pyatt is out with a punched face.
So… this may be a bit premature but…….
WE CAN HAZ BOEDKER? PLEASE, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE? JUST FOR A BIT?
We can call Boedker up for like a week or two. God knows we could use a jolt of fresh blood/legs/attitude. I mean, we already got OEL back, so I can’t ask Santa…. but…. umm…. Toothfairy maybe? She delivers right?
Or maybe…………… OMG PRUCHA!