Saturday, June 1, 2013

Podcast: Pens lose, 3-0. Stay the course.

We aren't going to tell you that everything is OK, but we will tell you that it's far from the end of the world.  We're covering everything about Game 1, including Cooke's 5-minute major, Tukka Rask, Tomas Vokoun, and all the emotions we're feeling. It's the GTOG Podcast.

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  1. Just to clarify my twitter question, I don't feel that Crosby is a terrible player or team leader- usually. I'm finding it concerning that he seems to lose his composure in high-pressure situations though.

    1. i was especially worried that chara would punch him given his jaw situation. as mentioned in the podcast he looked a little hesitant for a lot of the game. if you remember there was like a 2 second shot of the trainers examining his bottom teeth early in the game. i didn't have a good feeling after that.

      i also thought letang looked a step slower than usual. we've gotta be faster than boston to the puck if we're forced to concede 65% of the faceoffs.

  2. As a fan of neither team, am I wrong to think that Crosby whines like a b*tch every time anyone touches him? "Goes after" Chara once there is a ref between them? Acts like a foot bumping into Rask?

    And complaining complaining (whining) and complaining.

    But, maybe I'm just bitter that I don't have a dog in the fight.

    1. Yes, you are wrong. We talked on the podcast about how Crosby was in bad form Saturday night, but it's ludicrous to assert that he acts that way all the time. In fact, the opposite is true. In recent years in particular, Sid has learned to take the abuse that comes with being a great player largely without complaint. He has to put up with much more of it than most any other player, and like Gretzky and Lemieux before him, he gets a little more leeway to let people know about it. As it should be.

      He's also the captain of the team. Captains talk to the refs all the time. It's part of the job description. You may not like the look on his face when he does it, but his intensity is what makes him great.