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Gonchar injured in Penguins win - out up to 6 weeks

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SpezDispenser wrote:
wprager wrote:Do we actually have a chance of sitting at the top of the Conference? Even if only for a day or two? I wonder where TSN's power rankings will have us then.

Around 8th.

I meant for a day or two. While Boston continues to struggle and we remain ahead of Buffalo, we are not slipping farther than 3rd. We're sitting in 2nd right now, for crying out loud. Granted, that's 6 points out of 1st, but still. If Pittsburgh falters we could move up to the top of the Conference. I wouldn't expect to stay there for along time, but even getting there for a day would be a nice way to rub it in the analysts' faces.

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wprager wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:
wprager wrote:Do we actually have a chance of sitting at the top of the Conference? Even if only for a day or two? I wonder where TSN's power rankings will have us then.

Around 8th.

I meant for a day or two. While Boston continues to struggle and we remain ahead of Buffalo, we are not slipping farther than 3rd. We're sitting in 2nd right now, for crying out loud. Granted, that's 6 points out of 1st, but still. If Pittsburgh falters we could move up to the top of the Conference. I wouldn't expect to stay there for along time, but even getting there for a day would be a nice way to rub it in the analysts' faces.

Agreed. That would be fantastic, and I've been thinking about it too since we've been in 2nd for a while now. Are we actually still in 2nd? Unbelievable if we are considering we haven't played since Saturday.

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Rangers have more points but are 2nd in their division. Caps have the same number of points to lead their division, but only have 4 wins.

It's a very precarious 2nd, but as long as we keep ahead of the Bruins, Sabres and (now that I've looked in more detail) Capitlas, we will remain in second.

Until we win the next three while Pittsburgh loses all of their starts. The Rangers, of course, could pass us, but the timer is running out on Gaborik's groin.

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SpezDispenser wrote:
wprager wrote:Do we actually have a chance of sitting at the top of the Conference? Even if only for a day or two? I wonder where TSN's power rankings will have us then.

Around 8th.

Gonchar injured in Penguins win - out up to 6 weeks - Page 3 62136

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asq2 wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:
wprager wrote:Do we actually have a chance of sitting at the top of the Conference? Even if only for a day or two? I wonder where TSN's power rankings will have us then.

Around 8th.

Gonchar injured in Penguins win - out up to 6 weeks - Page 3 62136

I didn't get that joke until I saw the hand-slapping-laughing-green-smiley. I missed you, man.


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asq2 wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:
wprager wrote:Do we actually have a chance of sitting at the top of the Conference? Even if only for a day or two? I wonder where TSN's power rankings will have us then.

Around 8th.

Gonchar injured in Penguins win - out up to 6 weeks - Page 3 62136

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shabbs wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:
shabbs wrote:He's expected to be out up to 6 weeks.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=295584

They went through this last year, only this time it's a much shorter absence. Their great start will help a lot.

Holy moly. He's an important piece for them.

PS - how do the Pens win? With Crosby and Malkin and then Kunitz, Guerin, Fedetenko? Do they get ridiculous tending from Fleury?

How do they do it? One look at their roster suggests they're 'okay', but they have an 8-1 record. Is it really the 1-2-3 punch of Staal, Malkin and Crosby? It's a spicy meatball to try to figure that one out.
He was gone for nearly 60 games last season... they went on to win the Cup.

They might have missed the playoffs if he didn't come back in the line up...

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SensGirl11 wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:
shabbs wrote:He's expected to be out up to 6 weeks.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=295584

They went through this last year, only this time it's a much shorter absence. Their great start will help a lot.

Holy moly. He's an important piece for them.

PS - how do the Pens win? With Crosby and Malkin and then Kunitz, Guerin, Fedetenko? Do they get ridiculous tending from Fleury?

How do they do it? One look at their roster suggests they're 'okay', but they have an 8-1 record. Is it really the 1-2-3 punch of Staal, Malkin and Crosby? It's a spicy meatball to try to figure that one out.

I have no freaking clue how they did it and how they continue to win like they are right now. I don't see anything special about them rather than the obvious. So they have 3 superstars and just a bunch of filler + Fleury. Who, even though he won the Cup last year, I still have a hard time taking seriously. I really believe they had luck on their side big time last year, and of course they had some awesome play by Fleury which they needed.

I don't know, they're a mystery to me.

In terms of Defensemen shooting the puck at the net with accuracy, Gonchar, Letang and Goligoski are pretty awesome. Makes the PP with the big 2 quite explosive. Also, best 3rd line in the league IMO.

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