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D Y B FLYERS 01-16-2013 11:35 AM

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia 1/19/13
 
Saturday, January 19th @ 3pm on NBC.

It'll be the opening games for both teams, and the first time these two play eachother since that insane and unusual playoff series last season. One of the most exciting, and definitely weird series I have ever seen. So what do we expect going into Saturday? Will anything carry over? Do you expect any fights? Will Crosby and Giroux get after eachother?

I think it'll be an exciting game, hopefully with a little bit more goaltending this time. The game is a huge question mark, as us fans have not had the slightest preview to the teams this season due to a tiny mini-camp and 0 preseason games. The teams have a good chance of coming out a bit rusty. Either way, I think we'll see a few scraps. Guys wanna get back into it, and some may still wanna settle some things from last year.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say we'll see a Crosby/Giroux rematch.

Wadubbin 01-16-2013 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by D Y B FLYERS (Post 2544422)
Saturday, January 19th @ 3pm on NBC.

It'll be the opening games for both teams, and the first time these two play eachother since that insane and unusual playoff series last season. One of the most exciting, and definitely weird series I have ever seen. So what do we expect going into Saturday? Will anything carry over? Do you expect any fights? Will Crosby and Giroux get after eachother?

I think it'll be an exciting game, hopefully with a little bit more goaltending this time. The game is a huge question mark, as us fans have not had the slightest preview to the teams this season due to a tiny mini-camp and 0 preseason games. The teams have a good chance of coming out a bit rusty. Either way, I think we'll see a few scraps. Guys wanna get back into it, and some may still wanna settle some things from last year.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say we'll see a Crosby/Giroux rematch.

I don't think we'll see a Crosby/Giroux rematch.I'm more inclined to see someone from Philly going after Neal.Or maybe Simmonds taking on Engelland..Maybe a Glass/Rinaldo matchup..Then again looking in at the AHL forum.It's not like Rinaldo is lighting it up in the fighting department.

I also think that there's going to be a lot of sloppy play just because of the circumstances,and wouldn't be surprised to see a one sided affair either way.Which always brings out the worst and to our benefit from both teams.But I'm still going to stick by my prediction that we won't see much fighting in this shortened season....But with these two teams.We never know...

NewNHLHater 01-16-2013 01:29 PM

I doubt we'll see any fights in this game that are carry over from last years playoffs. First off with the extended layoff since last years playoff I wouldn't expect the emotion to carry over. Also with the shortened season it puts that much more emphasis on each win so I'm sure both coaches will want their teams focused on winning and not fighting.

mckendo83 01-16-2013 01:37 PM

I dont see any of the crap from the end of the playoff series carrying over because its been so long. There are games the same season where teams play after a giant brawl and nothing happens, I expect this to be somewhat of an ugly game meaning rusty, but not dirty.

mikebflorida 01-16-2013 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by mckendo83 (Post 2544511)
I dont see any of the crap from the end of the playoff series carrying over because its been so long. There are games the same season where teams play after a giant brawl and nothing happens, I expect this to be somewhat of an ugly game meaning rusty, but not dirty.

Agreed.

You also have the no fight NHL that will send a memo to the refs for this game to just toss the first guy who looks at someone the wrong way. That's what they did in the playoffs and I can certainly see it happening a lot more in the regular season from now on because guys are getting afraid to get game misconducts because those lead to suspensions which lead to loss of pay and if we have all learned one good, god dam thing is that it's really all about the money or we wouldn't have had a lockout in the first place that will have shortened the season and made it that much more important to make the playoffs because of all the lost revenue from losing 34 regular season games.

Ok, I can breathe now.

Mike Tython 01-16-2013 03:35 PM

It'll be intense as usual Pens/Flyers games are, but I doubt you'll see much activity until after a few games into the series between them. With a short camp and some new faces, teams are looking to start gelling, not getting into fights. I don't think there's a chance in hell Crosby and Giroux fight. Maybe get yappy with each other since they both like to run their mouths, but they're both on a mission this season. Sid's been out for most of two years...he just wants to play.

Killah_punk 01-16-2013 05:11 PM

I wouldn't expect to see any carry over from the playoffs. We will probably get one fight maybe Glass vs Rinaldo/Simmonds. I think overall fighting will continue it's trend of declining in the NHL. I don't anticipate much fighting this season as teams will be too worried about picking up all the points they can get.

Troyboi 01-16-2013 05:43 PM

I could see a physical game, but I don't there will be any fights. If any, I expect Deryk Engelland and Zac Rinaldo to fight.

FightingIsGood 01-16-2013 05:43 PM

Nothing will happen, other than the Pens getting run out of the building. Fukking soft ass team.

bupz91 01-16-2013 09:23 PM

I'm begging for a fight, maybe D-Eazy vs Shelley if Shelley plays.
With the way Glass is playing in the Pens scrimmage, I could see him fight Rinaldo maybe.

slashtrey 01-16-2013 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Troyboi (Post 2544618)
I could see a physical game, but I don't there will be any fights. If any, I expect Deryk Engelland and Zac Rinaldo to fight.

Rinaldo would run away from that fight every time. Not a realistic matchup. Glass-Rinaldo, maybe.

BullyFan 01-16-2013 11:58 PM

Hopefully Simmonds goes after Neal. Doubt Neal will fight him, but other than that, I don't see much happening.

Machinehead2k5 01-17-2013 12:28 AM

I see Geno and Neal dictating the game, since Geno is the most in game-shape player from playing in the KHL. Neal just has to find the open areas and use his quick release. But then again this game falls on the I let in a soft goal Fleury and Headcase Bryzy.

Kid Roberts 01-17-2013 12:52 AM

Maybe Glass fights Hartnell or something.

V12_Bi-Turbo 01-17-2013 08:54 AM

Hartnell vs somebody off the opening draw then Vokoun races off the bench as a 3rd man in


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