Pens v. Sabers (3/5)

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Re: Pens v. Sabers (3/5)

Post by Pabst » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:44 pm

CORE-TEN wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:34 pm
I stand corrected.

So can someone explain the six straight losses?
There's really not one simple answer to that question. The Leafs loss came after they had dominated them in the previous game. They fell behind early to the Sabres. They blew a late lead to the Caps. They couldn't put the puck in the net vs. LA and Anaheim. They looked like absolute shit against SJ.

Remember that they were on a lengthy hot streak before that stretch. Also, the Capitals were equally as bad in the month of February, and the Islanders and Hurricanes have each been in a funk since New Years. It's not just the Pens.



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Post by Pabst » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:51 pm

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Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Although I can't disagree with most of your post, losing both dupree and watt, or nelson and haden for four weeks would be devastating because there are only 16 games in a season. Hockey is 80+. And if we compensate and say they would be out for a half or even one game, I still don't think it would be the end of the world.
Marino was out for 11 games. Dumoulin missed 41. The equivalent in NFL terms would be 2 and 8 games respectively.

Likewise, the 6 game losing streak is roughly equal to one loss in the NFL.

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Post by COR-TEN » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:17 pm

As they say in comedy, timing is everything.

Good thing marino and dumo are back with a month left of the season.

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Post by Jobu » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:22 pm

So is it safe to say that a six game losing streak is one of those unfortunate things that can happen throughout the course of a grueling 82 game schedule?

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Post by Pabst » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:34 pm

Jobu wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:22 pm
So is it safe to say that a six game losing streak is one of those unfortunate things that can happen throughout the course of a grueling 82 game schedule?
It could be an unfortunate blip or the start of a downward trend. I'll let you know in June :D

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Post by Jobu » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:02 pm

Pabst wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:34 pm
Jobu wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:22 pm
So is it safe to say that a six game losing streak is one of those unfortunate things that can happen throughout the course of a grueling 82 game schedule?
It could be an unfortunate blip or the start of a downward trend. I'll let you know in June :D
I’d appreciate that. ;)

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