If we play more than 16 games in the playoffs (or don't win the Cup), it will be a disappointment.
Bookie's don't care who wins or loses...they work the line back and forth to make money no matter what.With the amount of parity that exists in the NHL today nobody is a "lock." However, if I had to put a bet down, I'd say the pens are elite in terms of being a odds on favorite. Go ask your bookie.
Exactly my point. 11 straight wins means as much as a 1-3 record against the Flyers so far. It's all meaningless once the playoffs start.Look, I'm a diehard Pens fan since 5 BL. Anything can happen in the playoffs, no one is a lock. Yep, the Pens are healthy(at the moment) and playing well. But as investment advisors are apt to say, "prior results are not a guarentee of future returns".
Do they have a team that can go deep, sure. But one hot(or cold) goalie can shortcircuit a playoff run.
And they're wrong on a regular basis, too. I bet the odds weren't on the Sens tonight or the Flyers last week when they ended the Pens' win streak.No bookies don't care who wins, but when they make odds they are predicting who is more likely to win. And depending on how you're playing they predict how much that team will win by. Right now those bookies are predicting the pens will win. Hence the pens are the odds on favorite...
Yup...the Rags were already being handed the Cup a few weeks ago.I seem to recall people saying the Boston Bruins were unstoppable earlier this season, and look where they are now. It seems like just about every top team in either conference has had stretches where they've looked great. The Pens are playing great right now, but that doesn't mean all that much once the playoffs start. I do think they have a really good chance at making a deep run though.
So did the Sens...8-4 tonight and the Pens didn't put up the slightest bit of fight over it either.
Didn't do well today after the first 5 minutes.Hopefully they got it out of their system. They seem to be stepping up for better teams and taking it for granted for lesser teams. Tighten up the D, and start winning the low scoring games again.
Yeah...about that.Well, the Islanders can be a pain in the ass too. I know a few years ago the Devils had a 100+ point season, but they lost all but one or two games against the Islanders.
Still, I'm sure they don't want to go into what looks like an inevitable first round series against the Flyers playing like they have in recent games.
Flyers certainly have the mojo in the Console Energy Center, that's for sure.Didn't do well today after the first 5 minutes.
Flyers are 5-0 at the Consol Energy Center since it opened in 2010. Where are these Pens that were, at some point, described at "unstoppable?"
I thought they were going to pass the Rangers and win the East, maybe the President's Trophy...
2-4 over the last 6 and 4-4-1 since the Flyers ended their little streak.