Preds 2016 thread. Blockbuster trade

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Alex1939, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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  2. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Yeah man. F*CK people enjoying themselves!
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  3. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    when you sound like her, yep, **** that

    sounded like a dying billy goat



    i'm ok not sitting next to that for 3 hrs
  4. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion Tip Jar Donor

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    Yeah you might not enjoy it then. My ears were still ringing up to a few hours ago.
  5. Tuckfro42

    Tuckfro42 Frozen Donkey Wheel

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    Good Lawd! That atmosphere is so much better than any other sporting event I've been to. Baseball is boring. NFL is lame. NBA kinda comes close, but nah... College football is pretty close, but not nearly as entertaining and inviting. We have something special in Smashville.
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  6. Johnnyb

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    Pekka used to frustrate the hell out of me with his coming out of the crease all the time to stop the puck behind the net, but the more I've watched and heard people who know more about the game than I do talk about it, the more I realize he knows exactly what he's doing and he actually helps out his defense massively by stopping the puck.

    By not letting it carry on around the boards he sets the puck up for his defensemen to control and doesn't allow the other team to get in effectively on the press.

    Also, Pekka may have the best stick control of any goalie in the league. I've seen him make some passes all the way out to the other blue line, perfectly to his player so they can enter the offensive zone. Most other goalies can barely pass it 5 feet.

    He's been by far the best player the Preds have this post season and I can only hope he keeps it up for the finals.
  7. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I agree on his passing. But half the time his puck stopping is unnecessary. His defensemen can clean that up easy without him slamming into the boards and getting himself in a tough position (that too often results in a goal).

    Disagree on him being the best player Preds have, too. He's been a liability this series. Ducks figured him out. We're just lucky they had a backup goalie that's worse.

    Pekka has to be one of the most overrated players in the league.

    Nice guy- just not as good a goalie as Preds fans want to believe.
  8. Broken Arrow

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    Obviously, the game that's gonna be a national hit and conjure the most ratings is Nashville vs Pittsburgh --- the Giant vs the Cinderella.

    But, if you're talking ease of the Stanley --- Ottawa is the ideal opponent.

    Personally, I want Pittsburgh. 'Pop the Big Boys in the Mouth.'
  9. Johnnyb

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    He has a .941 save % through the playoffs this year. If he keeps that up, it would be one of the best goalie performances ever to win a cup. (Some have had a better save%, but only 2 made it to the finals, and only 1 won).

    To put that in context, Matt Murray won a Stanley cup last year with a .923 save %. The Black Hawks Corey Crawford's highest ever in his career in the playoffs is .932 in 2013 when they won the cup. Martin Brodeur, one of the best goalies of his generation, had a .927 in his best playoff year.

    I could go on, but what Pekka has done this post season has been the proverbial goal standing on his head.

    Also, I may have only seen one time where his going behind the net cost his team a goal. Most of the coaches and analysts I've heard praise his work behind the net and say he's a weapon with that.
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  10. Riverman

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    Yeah- crazy he's the front runner for the Vezina award this year. Can't figure that out.