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08:12 AM ET 01.24 | Judging by the result -- a goal and an an assist -- Randy Carlyle's attempt to light a fire under Mikhail Grabovski worked. The Leafs head coach had an up-front conversation with [Grabovski] at the tail-end of Wednesday's morning skate at Consol Energy Center, impressing upon him the need for increased tenacity or a return to his usual form. "He has to play with more fire and more of his natural personality versus what we're seeing now," Carlyle said. "In his defence, he's just trying to be cautious and be in the right place at the right time ... [But] the reality for him is that we need more fire and more nastiness from him." ... "I need to put gas in my tank," Grabovski agreed, his usual wit still in fine form.

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January 24, 2013  08:37 AM ET

They took it to the pens last night. Brought intensity and speed pens couldn't match, forcing them to be careless with the puck throughout the game.

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January 24, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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Boy, the "Mecca of Hockey" sure was quiet and empty as the game was drawing to a close...

Dk is usually a good writer but that article in the trib yesterday was ridiculous. Pittsburgh has turned into a nice little hockey town in the last couple of years but the Mecca of hockey, please. This ain't Canada. This is still a football town first and foremost.

January 24, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Here we go. Leafs are winning the Cup cause the Pens played sloppy and undisciplined, and the Leafs certainly deserved the win, but don't pull out the ticker tape now.

Gloat now. Certainly deserve it, however, we'll see where it all stands come the end of April.

January 24, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Even when they win they lose thanks to Celine.

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January 24, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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Just feels good to have entered the "Mecca of Hockey" and walked out with a convincing W.

Who said it was the "Mecca of Hockey?"

It's a good hockey town but probably not the best, and unless you live here, you don't have the authority to say otherwise.

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January 24, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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HIT ONE ON TARGET ONCE IN A WHILE!He was completely responsible for Crosby's goal, too.

Sorry but that flutter puck should never have gotten through Reimer.

As for the Pens, it will be interesting to see how Fleury plays the rest of the season...they need some semblance of goaltending if they want to challenge for the Cup this year.

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January 24, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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I'm not exactly sure what the point he was trying to make was. For starters, the Pens of today have NOTHING on the Pens of the late 80s-early 90s. I understand support has risen, tv ratings there are good, beautiful building sells out on the reg. But it's kinda like Detroit with "Hockeytown", it's a cute moniker but that's about all it is. Ask anyone in Pittsburgh if they'd take a Stanley Cup over a Super Bowl.

Depends on who you ask. Most would say both.

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January 24, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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He's the absolute worst. You know how to avoid breaking your best players' arm with your point shots? HIT ONE ON TARGET ONCE IN A WHILE!

He was completely responsible for Crosby's goal, too.

I agree Danny. If the shot was any higher it would have missed. :-)

January 24, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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Depends on who you ask. Most would say both.

Have a feeling the fans of Sixburgh are a little nervous that they may be joined by Six Francisco in a couple of weeks...

January 24, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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http://triblive.com/sports/dejankovacevic/dejancolumns/3336198-74/nhl -team-fans#axzz2Iu9AWlmf This ****.

Didn't see it when it first came out. But it is an opinion piece by a biased writer who brings up some points that might have hurt your feelings. I get it.

 
January 24, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Didn't see it when it first came out. But it is an opinion piece by a biased writer who brings up some points that might have hurt your feelings. I get it.

LOL - That would never happen in a To***to paper. ;-)

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