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08:22 AM ET 04.17 | Generally, the Flyers bring the fight to their opponents, but they've been mostly restrained from instigating in these 2012 playoffs, and they have Pittsburgh on the brink of elimination. This seemed inconceivable before the series. The Penguins finally had their sensational centers healthy. They led the league in scoring and compiled 108 points even though they were missing the irrepressible Sidney Crosby for most of the regular season. "I think there's a little bit of shock and disbelief and disappointment in the situation of being down, 0-3, and how we've played," Bylsma said. "To a man, we don't think we've played good hockey, and you can see that frustration in the game build up and overflow."

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April 17, 2012  08:50 AM ET

Bylsma said. "To a man, we don't think we've played good hockey..."

way to have your finger on the pulse of things.

April 17, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Pens suffering from shock, disbelief


So am I, and I'm not even a Pens fan.

April 17, 2012  09:00 AM ET

I'm not. Fleury and the D-Fense was pitiful heading down the season ending stretch. The never were able to right the ship and so it goes.....

April 17, 2012  09:00 AM ET

*They

April 17, 2012  09:03 AM ET

I thought they were suffering from crap goaltending?

April 17, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Let the Pens' bashing commence.

I can't imagine they are proud of what happened.

What else can be said that hasn't. They will have to regroup, and give it another go next season.

April 17, 2012  09:09 AM ET

To a man, I would put most of the blame on one man, the guy who has barely stopped a puck this series.

April 17, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Adams did get a 1 game suspension http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=628214

April 17, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Pens suffering from shock, disbelief. So am I, and I'm not even a Pens fan.

I am not. And I'm not a Pens fan either. Too much hype before hand for my liking.

Everybody (including the media) was all but giving the Stanley Cup to the Penguins a short week ago.

I said all along they'd have to get passed the Bruins .... if they manage to get by the Flyers.

Apparently they can't.

April 17, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bylsma said. "To a man, we don't think we've played good hockey..."way to have your finger on the pulse of things.

I see the headline story in "No **** weekly" was released today

April 17, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Let the Pens' bashing commence.

No bashing necessary. Just bitter reality.

I imagine they're going through the same thing in Vancouver right now.

I hear Canucks fans have all their torches ready for the post debacle celebrations.

April 17, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Let the Pens' bashing commence. I can't imagine they are proud of what happened. What else can be said that hasn't. They will have to regroup, and give it another go next season.

I think they are a team without a leader, an identity, and from ther looks of things...a goalie.
If they get swept away, and I see no reason to think they won't, there needs to be a lot of changes here. MAF needs to find a new home, (like Ryan Miller...funny that) and perhaps some "big" changes up front, clear some space for a Grade "A" defenceman

April 17, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

No bashing necessary. Just bitter reality.I imagine they're going through the same thing in Vancouver right now. I hear Canucks fans have all their torches ready for the post debacle celebrations.

I think they are different than Vancouver. Vancouver (to me anyway) never looked like anything worth worrying about. But Pittsburgh has some of those guys that can just kill you when they're going. Malkin absolutely torches the Rangers as does Sid, and Staal and Choirboy Cooke (man am I glad to admit that I was wrong....here's congrats for cleaning up his game to him!) and all the rest. And they were lighting it up at the end.
I think a lot of teams...Pittsburgh, vancouver, Washington, San Jose` are going to look verry....VERY different next season.

April 17, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Even with a winning horse in this race, i have to admit this subject is getting old. The dead horse has been beaten for days now. I mean really, what can i or anyone else possibly say that someone else hasn't already said? (and probably been fined for)

April 17, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Start Fleury again, Byslma. LOL

April 17, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Choirboy Cooke (man am I glad to admit that I was wrong....here's congrats for cleaning up his game to him!) and all the rest.

Maybe ..... that's what's wrong with the Pens? Since they neutered him, Cooke isn't Cooke anymore? And ... when Cooke isn't Cooke, he doesn't scare anybody and the Flyers are having their way with them every which way.

April 17, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

To a man, I would put most of the blame on one man, the guy who has barely stopped a puck this series.

How much credit does Bylsma get for starting Fleury game 3 (and possibly game 4)?

April 17, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I think they are a team without a leader, an identity, and from ther looks of things...a goalie.If they get swept away, and I see no reason to think they won't, there needs to be a lot of changes here. MAF needs to find a new home, (like Ryan Miller...funny that) and perhaps some "big" changes up front, clear some space for a Grade "A" defenceman

A tad bit of an overreaction, actually.

I watch this team every game.

The leader issue? I think it was a bit of a vacuum this season. Sid never able to establish his leadership role again coming in the game late. I think he can become that leader again, but it may be more complicated than we all may know in that LR. And as much as I like Sid, he went ape **** a few times this season. He also needs to get back to the basics, not listen to ****, and get back to his game. Others will follow.

Fleury? Um, a little different than Miler. If not for Fleury, they wouldn't have MADE the playoffs, IMHO. And who do go get to replace them? It isn't as if there are a ton of options out there.

I don't disagree about Defense.

Although there has to be changes made, before we turn into the Caps (no offense to Caps' fans), I am not sure it is as simple as you describe.

April 17, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I mean really, what can i or anyone else possibly say that someone else hasn't already said? (and probably been fined for)

Just one more thing left to be said:

FINISH THEM OFF!!!

You let them off the hook tomorrow and .... all bets are off!

FINISH THEM OFF, !!!

 
April 17, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Nard Dog tell us again about how what Carkner did to Boyle was the "exact same thing" as what Boyle did to Karlsson

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