NHL 2017-2018 Season: Penguins already sucking dick

Ishad

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Wings get the first goal and first win in the new arena, which will surely be the highwater mark for this season
 

Unidin

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nah, Kane is only on pace for 82 goals. He'll for sure get 348 assists though.
 

Denamian

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Wings get the first goal and first win in the new arena, which will surely be the highwater mark for this season
The FML line (Frk, Mantha, Larkin) looked pretty good last night, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
 

Merrith

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I still don't have high hopes for this season, but I'm glad they pulled off a tough SO win.
Until Trotz gives the keys on the 3rd pair to Djoos and Bowey I'm going to expect us to struggle some. Carlson ended up with something like 28 minutes TOI which is crazy. Special teams jumped his up a lot, but still.

Bottom 6 forwards was a big drop off from the top 6 as well, although Eller and Connolly did combine for a goal.
 

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Alas, was hoping someone would make one sooner so I could call Tom Wilson garbage while it was still relevant. I'm sure suspension number 3 is right around the corner though, so i'll just go ahead and post this for posterity anyway.
 

Merrith

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Alas, was hoping someone would make one sooner so I could call Tom Wilson garbage while it was still relevant. I'm sure suspension number 3 is right around the corner though, so i'll just go ahead and post this for posterity anyway.
Finally gets a suspension 4/5 years into his career and the whiners say "a ha!" worth the price of admission. Every big hitter will get a couple, just how it works.
 

StoiCynic

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Finally gets a suspension 4/5 years into his career and the whiners say "a ha!" worth the price of admission. Every big hitter will get a couple, just how it works.
How many get back to back suspensions in the pre season? Zero. Dude is out there trying to hurt AHL players to stay relevant. Nothing you say will make that NOT pathetic. He got away with alot of dirty hits, literally everyone knows that. If the judgememt of the DoPS is the only leg you have to stand on, I got some bad news for you....
 

Merrith

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How many get back to back suspensions in the pre season? Zero. Dude is out there trying to hurt AHL players to stay relevant. Nothing you say will make that NOT pathetic. He got away with alot of dirty hits, literally everyone knows that. If the judgememt of the DoPS is the only leg you have to stand on, I got some bad news for you....
He got a lot of majors for hits that were NOT majors, too. And penalties in general simply because he's Tom Wilson. I'm not defending either preseason hit at all, he got what he deserved and he needs to learn from it. If the judgement of on ice officials and whiney fans that hate that the Caps finally had a guy to lay out the hits we were taking all those years is the only thing we're basing it on...yeah.

Every hitter is going to get a suspension eventually, borderline/bad hits happen. Wilson doesn't go out there looking to injure people, he tries to hit guys hard. Not all of those are going to be clean, just the way it is. We'll see if he learns and adjusts his game. He should be looking to generate more offense this year. He's shown he can be a good PKer and bottom 6 player, but if he wants to be worth the 1st round pick that was used on him, he needs to start showing he can be a middle 6 guy with some offensive upside.
 

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Meh. I always look at it like he's one of those players if he's on your team, you like the way he plays, but for everyone else you think he's dirty.

Probably happens more often in the NFL, but it applies here as well.
 

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The Lightning need to kickstart my faith in sports. Outside of the Heat they've been the most consistently good franchise (all sports) in the state for quite a while now, need some redemption after last night. Ugh.
 
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Merrith

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Meh. I always look at it like he's one of those players if he's on your team, you like the way he plays, but for everyone else you think he's dirty.

Probably happens more often in the NFL, but it applies here as well.
No that's pretty much exactly how it is.
 

Merrith

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The Lightning need to kickstart my faith in sports. Outside of the Heat they've been the most consistently good franchise (all sports) in the state for quite a while now, need some redemption after last night. Ugh.
If you're kicker is literally anyone else in the NFL, you likely win that game.
 

Merrith

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Caps going to be a part of NHL history tonight semi randomly. Nathan Walker, 2014 draft pick, going to be the first Australian to play in the NHL.
 

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20 minutes into the 2nd game, Ovechkin now has 6 goals on the season, back to back hat tricks.