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« on: Dec 22, 2008 at 22:48 »

The Bolts have 2 wins in their last 19 games.  Yes, you heard that right, 19 games.  They are currently sitting in last place in the southeast division with 23 points.  This coming from a team who was extremely active during the offseason and had no problem throwing crazy money around.  Barry Melrose was the least of that teams problems.  As pretty much expected, Vinny and Marty lead the way with points and goals on that team, both being tied at 12 goals and 15 assists. 

For those who are interested.....

Mark Recchi - 32 games played / 7 goals / 11 assists / 18 points / -12

Ryan Malone - 23 games played / 7 goals / 6 assists / 13 points / -3

Adam Hall - 29 games played / 3 goals / 1 assist / 4 points / -3

Gary Roberts - 19 games played / 2 goals / 1 assist / 3 points / -6

This will be our first regular season meeting against these guys.  In the preseason we played them twice.  Losing our first meeting in a 5-4 SO and winning the second game 3-2.  Hopefully we can feed off of last night's OT victory against Buffalo and grab two at home because the next four games are going to be tough.  We play at NJ, home against Montreal, home against a very hot Bruins team and then away against the Bruins.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 23, 2008 at 15:25 »

Whitney to start first game this season for Penguins
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pengiuns coach Michel Therrien confirmed that defenseman Ryan Whitney will play in his first game of the season tonight against Tampa Bay at Mellon Arena. Whitney had offseason foot surgery.

The decision on which defenseman to sit to make room for Whitney in the lineup was taken out of Therrien's hands. Kris Letang will not play after leaving last night's win at Buffalo with an unspecified injury, apparently the result of being hit by a shot. Therrien described's Letang's status as day to day.

Also, the Penguins reassigned forward Ryan Stone to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08358/937129-100.stm
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2008 at 15:59 »

So we get Whitney back and lose Letang. Add another one to the list.

I'm hoping it's not for a long period of time for one main reason....possible trade. As long as Letang is out, Whitney is here to stay. Blah.
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 24, 2008 at 00:19 »

We played like dog shit tonight. No fucking excuse. To get out shot 29-15 against the shittiest team in the league is inexcusable. To get shut out is flat out nauseating. cwm21
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 24, 2008 at 01:18 »

This is called hitting rock bottom and this team doesn't have it right now nor will they until a move is made.  Plain and simple.  This team can't get it done.  It's going to take more than a healthy Gonchar, Zigomanis, Kennedy and Gill in order for this team to compete come playoff time.

The Rangers got better in the offseason and it's showing, the Flyers got better (and healthier) in the offseason and it's showing and the Devils are always a pain in the ass.

What is our cure for goal scoring in the offseason?  The Islanders' sloppy seconds.
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 24, 2008 at 11:51 »

This is even more alarming....

"We don't have the right attitude," Therrien said. "They like to complain about each other on the bench, on the ice. They better wake up, better wake up pretty quick.

"We're missing players; OK, we're missing players. We've played a lot of games and they're tired. It's really, really disappointing about our work ethic, our concentration. Until we change our attitude, we're going to repeat the same."
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