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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:50 pm 
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If Vegas wins the cup I hope Reaves gets to play in at least one game-that is the only way he gets his name on the cup.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:33 pm 
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steel wrote:
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Reaves scores go-ahead goal in Game #5 of conference finals!! Hahaha...where's Steel??

He's only played 5:09 total in first two periods, though.


Yea I’m amazed that this guy can play 9 mins/game for the best team in hockey and yet we couldn’t work him into our rotation

By the way Swiss - that is a GAME WINNING goal sending his team into the SC Finals


That’s the way it works sometimes.

Not everyone is a fit everywhere.

Reaves was not putting us over the top. Our fourth line was actually pretty high energy. It just couldn’t produce goals.

It’s also foolish to think Vegas wouldn’t have been in the Cup Finals without him.

He is NOT all that.

And I was on board with getting him.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
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fractalsteel wrote:
If Vegas wins the cup I hope Reaves gets to play in at least one game-that is the only way he gets his name on the cup.


He’ll play one game.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:18 pm 
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Jeemie wrote:
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Reaves scores go-ahead goal in Game #5 of conference finals!! Hahaha...where's Steel??

He's only played 5:09 total in first two periods, though.


Yea I’m amazed that this guy can play 9 mins/game for the best team in hockey and yet we couldn’t work him into our rotation

By the way Swiss - that is a GAME WINNING goal sending his team into the SC Finals


That’s the way it works sometimes.

Not everyone is a fit everywhere.

Reaves was not putting us over the top. Our fourth line was actually pretty high energy. It just couldn’t produce goals.

It’s also foolish to think Vegas wouldn’t have been in the Cup Finals without him.

He is NOT all that.

And I was on board with getting him.


I never said he would put us over the top

But he brings an element to the game that we were sorely lacking

I’m amazed he couldn’t earn time on a team that didn’t even make the ECF but yet he’s playing quality minutes for the best team in hockey— maybe he’s not so bad


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:21 pm 
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fractalsteel wrote:
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How about a Tanner Glass thread?



Yup, and after that one we can look into what Craig Adams, George Laraque and Ruslan Fedotenko are up to these days.


These posts are very juvenile in retrospect

Guy gets the GWG in the WCF — his fucking STICK is going to the HOF— hahahahahaha!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:32 am 
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Except it turns out we weren't missing what Reaves brought to the table, steel.

We were missing secondary scoring, not fourth line energy.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
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steel wrote:
By the way Swiss - that is a GAME WINNING goal sending his team into the SC Finals


Hey, I almost called it. I think if he does score the GWG in the Cup Final, we should all pitch in and get Steel a Ryan Reaves sweater as a reward for his undying devotion. It's like the anti-Cotch Watch.


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:05 am 
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steel wrote:
fractalsteel wrote:
Louis Lipps Service wrote:
How about a Tanner Glass thread?



Yup, and after that one we can look into what Craig Adams, George Laraque and Ruslan Fedotenko are up to these days.


These posts are very juvenile in retrospect

Guy gets the GWG in the WCF — his fucking STICK is going to the HOF— hahahahahaha!!!!!


Says the guy who gets into bedwetting contests with Hacksaw and shares tales about swapping blow jobs.

This article was a sucker article.
There is little to nothing going on with the Pens this offseason. No big free agency news, no expansion draft, no coaching changes, very little. So this scrub writer has to dredge up some fairy tale bullshit because there is nothing to talk about and you fell for it.

WOW, you really are a hockey savant. You were right about a fourth line winger who carved out this littlest niche for himself and found some luck with the 'feel good' story of the year in the NHL.

Somewhere in your brilliant hockey mind, I have no doubts that you equate the value of Reaves to that of Fleury concerning the GK's.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:29 am 
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steel wrote:

I never said he would put us over the top

But he brings an element to the game that we were sorely lacking

I’m amazed he couldn’t earn time on a team that didn’t even make the ECF but yet he’s playing quality minutes for the best team in hockey— maybe he’s not so bad



What exactly were we lacking?

We lost because of the following:
1. Goaltending was subpar - Last I saw, RR doesn't play goal
2. Defensive coverage was atrocious (especially Letang) - RR is average defensively. He's not going to win any Selke Awards in his career or be in the conversation
3. Secondary scoring - this is the only X factor or possibility you can hang your hat on. Maybe RR pots a couple goals, but his track record indicates that he isn't exactly a known scorer or playoff performer

Look, I like Reaves and think he's a decent hockey player. I'm happy for all the former Pens (save for James Neal) having so much success with LV. But Reaves isn't the reason we lost to the Caps, nor is he the reason LV in in the SCF.

Reaves is definitely a better fit for a Western Conf team. Reaves looked out of place on the Pens, much like Kuhn/Rowney does and Kunitz did before them. We play at a pace that isn't suited for those guys. Not saying you shouldn't have a few of those heavy players in your lineup, but having or not having them are gonna move the needle much.


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves having success in Western Conf Finals
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Off-topic...I wonder if Fleury taught the Knights it's OK to touch the conference trophy, and that indeed, more "conference-trophy-touching" teams have won the Stanley Cup than lost it (IIRC).

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