Pre-Game Talk: Blue Jackets @ Panthers, Saturday December 7th, 7 p.m. EST

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  1. letsgrowcactus

    letsgrowcactus Registered User

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    The rest of the Atlantic outside of Boston is just as meh as us, if not worse. Tampa just lost to Minnesota (4-5-1 in their last 10), Montreal (1-6-3) lost to Colorado, Buffalo (3-5-2) lost to Calgary - all of them lost in regulation. We do need to hang on to the top3 spot in the Atlantic because the wildcards will most likely go to the Metro...

    I'm glad the team is having fun. I trust Q to keep them working; and better them having fun than falling into gloom-and-doom of "this is going to be another lost season 'cause we're the Panthers so why don't we just give up".

    Just get some wins. We had enough cushion (and the teams around us lost enough) that recently losing 4/5 didn't really cost us. We have two games in hand on BUF and MTL, three games in hand on TOR - win those and we have a nice cushion of 4-7 points over those teams. Tampa is two points behind us with one game in hand - they're the closest to us but they've also been losing lately (1-3-1 in the past five). The inter-division games will be huge.

    We have a big homestand here, let's make it count.
     
  2. JonathanHuberdoh

    JonathanHuberdoh Sacrilicious

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    I agree, better to be positive than negative.

    My point was more to the fact that we have been very fortunate these past two weeks. Realistically we should be in a bit of a joke right now but because the Atlantic is so bad we are sitting pretty as a paper tiger in 2nd place.

    The Rangers would be second place in the Atlantic if they were in our division, but right now they are out of a playoff spot lol.

    I'm saying they really need to pick it up now because the Atlantic won't stay docile all season.
     
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    As a Bob jersey owner, I expect him lights out this game for the sake of my $200 investment.

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    It would be nice if we could offload Pysyk to free up some space and then call up Keeper and Tippett. I feel like we would be better.
     
  6. StrangeVision

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    So it's your fault, jinxed the guy.
     
  7. PantherboyHTR

    PantherboyHTR An Old School Cat

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    I hope we see Stillman again this year.


    I highly doubt we see Keeper this season.
     
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    Come on Bob. Let's get a shutout, and kick start your season!
     
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    PantherboyHTR An Old School Cat

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    I would not count out a shutout tonight. He is motivated, a fire is now lit under his butt, and he's well rested.
     
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    Trocheck - 4g in 20 games. A 16.5 goal pace, on pace for 56+ points. Not bad production but he needs to score some more goals.

    malgin - 3g in 25 games. Looks good but pretty much a non-factor, on pace for under 10g and 29.5pt

    Vatrano - 6g in 27 games. On pace for over 18 goals and 33pt. Along with his speed, finishing his checks, getting under players skin, and his contract. He’s a good 3rd liner.

    Hoffman - 10 goals in 27 games, 4 in his last 10, on pace for 30g and 54.5pt

    Connolly - In only 14.5 minutes per game he leads the team with 12 goals, only 1 of which was on the pp. gotta love it.

    boyle - 4g in 17 games, on pace for 17 goals and 34.5pt. On top of being a good face off guy, a vet, decently sound defensively, and a big body. Not a bad 3rd liner, but only has 1g in the last 10 games.
     
  11. Dread Clawz

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    So I'm guessing

    HBD
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    Vatrano-Boyle-Hoff
    Toni-Acc-Scev

    Saarela is known for having a heavy shot, but not much of a playmaker and poor defensively. So it makes no sense to put him on line 3. If he's going to help us at all, it's going to be by scoring a goal or two.
     
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    PSLguy #committedtothecats

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    So Acciari gets a promotion and more playing time. Let's see how this shakes out.
     
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    Wow, I just noticed that we lead the league with the fewest penalty minutes.

    fewest penalty minutes in the league
    8th best pp
    7th best pk
    And 8th in goals for

    it bothers me that we’re not killing it in the standings like we should. Which makes it even worse when you think about the D/goaltending given the fact that we take the least amount of penalties, and even when we do take a penalty we’re 7th best at killing them off. Yet somehow we’re still 6th worst in goals against (yea, progress...)

    we need to reshape that D, at least a little, but something, please. Anything.

    islanders are a top-5 team in the league with the 22nd best offense...but they’re #1 in goals against. We have our guys like Barkov, huberdeau, dadonov, and even Connolly. Move a hoffman or something to upgrade the D.
     
  17. geisterpanthers

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    It won't happen, he has already aged out his venzina abilities, can't turn back time.

    It is like asking Lu to come back from retirement and believe he would start playing like its 2006
     
  18. Howboutthempanthers

    Howboutthempanthers Thread killer. Sponsor

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    You're entitled to your personal tastes. But I see no reason to continue this discussion. Because again, I think this is just about your personal tastes.
     
  19. wampa13jku

    wampa13jku Registered User

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    I own around 25 Panthers jerseys from different eras, I guess i jinxed the whole franchise because we havent done crap in 26 years haha



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