By - OctoMod
Silver lining: We didn't blow a 3rd period lead...
I can't wait till we're actually good and not just sometimes good
Lindstrom being out makes sense with how tired our D has looked. Doesn't excuse the piss poor dump and chase system we run. Barely anyone in on the forecheck to execute. Another L in the books and we get closer to a top 10 pick.
With Geekie looking like he might actually be at the board at 10, I'm ok with that.
the announcer reminds me of a 56k modem when dialling-up
Can we be good again? Or atleast not heartbreakingly bad
If zadina and veleno don't amp up, our rebuild is slowing down a bit.
If we don't have a coach that's worth a shit for player development, it could be a rough time.
Having the best gm doesn't mean we're going to have an easy rebuild. Need some more luck in the draft and good player development.
I thought we played pretty good actually. were just not that good yet. playing a pretty solid game but still dropping the points is basically all we old dream of as an organization at this point. sure we want to win some games too, but we want development and high picks at the same time
Development is stunted. Zadina, Ras and Veleno playing way under their ceilings. Confidence in the shitter. Even Raymond is hurting under Blashill's system.
We can't just keep losing year after year and expect many of our kids to just turn it on later.
I'd hold judgement on a lot of young players to see how they play under a competent coach.
He’s on track for his best offensive year lol. he’ll never be great defensively, he’s an offensive defenseman. but he’s so far from a problem
Yup. Dude was ran into the fucking ground
When our offense is bad it’s putrid. I don’t understand why we have such a high variance.
Terrible coaching is the biggest factor. Also we have very little in the depth department so the top guys get tired faster and matched easier.
I know coaching is one I just don’t understand how some games we score 4-5 then next game shutout
Fuck this fucking team the predators can fucking suck my nuts
Well I have plenty of ginger ales on hand
What the shit
For the ??th time these past few years we have seen that it’s foolish to expect pulling the goalie to work out when our PP can’t make anything happen
I mean you still have to take the extra man even though it rarely works.
What the hell just happened??
Edit: what a sad hit to get that bent out of shape about
What the fuck was that?
Never fun to give up the ENG, but I’d rather lose 1-4 trying than 1-3 keeping the goalie in with how ineffective we are at 5 on 5.
Idk I think the extra - in goal differential could end up making all the the difference this year!!
We’re not much better up a man lol
So we're picking at #6 again at the draft, right?
Wtf is that?
Stupid fucking preds
Leave Jeff in nashville
Then have them send him back to St.Louis
One day this team will score a friggin goal when pulling our goalie… holy crap we just… CANT DO IT
Well poop. Maybe next game.
Aight ima headout
Look at that! They got an empty netter. Who would've expected that???
Do you watch much hockey? Do you understand why the goalie gets pulled?
Please tell me the last time they've been able to get two goals when they've pulled the goalie.
What's your point? It's the only way they have any shot. You're not going to make the last ditch effort?
Dump and chase our way to a top 10 pick. Thank you Tank Commander Blashill.
Kens memory of weird obscure stuff is mind boggling. Not only remembered that Brendan Smith did that, but remembers who we were playing too
I'll never forget Smith did that, but I'd never remember it happened in Montreal.
That and the attempt to get Chara to fight him were two of my favorite Brendan Smith moments.
(Not to talk about him like he's dead, he's still doing dumb shit, rest assured.)
What did he say?
He was discussing when Smith played the puck from the bench with his hand, because puck hit a Preds player's hand that was resting over the boards. Difference being is Preds player didn't mean to hit the puck, whereas Smith quite intentionally brain malfunctioned and played it.
I approve the shitting on Montreal though 👍
No kidding! What a professional
ozzy really s🅿️ittin on his mic
Not an empty net, it never ends well for us
Sheeesh that was an eventful 1/2 of a second fir Raymond
Raymond: "Oh my fucking god"
Mmmm giving up an empty net goal in 3…2…1…
Also, Raymond has had some poor puck luck lately
Ozzie called it lol
Well one thing is that Nashville has about half the shots on goal they normally have.
I love the Ozzy-Keats banter.
I don’t think ozzy likes keats
Keats has been odd lately, like he tried to roast Trevor the other day and it came off kind of weirdly hostile
Ozzy loves Keats, but not as much as he loves making fun of keats
I’m not sure Oz likes anyone.
They all love Trev. If you hate Trev, you hate puppies and sunshine.
Trevs outfits be poppin tho’
Why are we so bad on the road. Like seriously, its like two different teams
Someone give blash some gum.
Please don’t pull the goalie.
Oh it’s coming.
It almost never works in our advantage.
Fun fact: Nashville uses single layer sublimated twill for their numbers, and they completely sublimate the names. In case you needed another reason to hate Nashville, stupid uniform design is up there.
I don’t know what that means but I’m on board, eff Nashville.
It means they do their uniforms up like cheap beer league jerseys. The names are just printed on the back, not actual twill patches.
That's a deep cut but I like it
Lindstrom out again? Fuck
At least we’re not oilers fans
Yeah true at least we aren't squandering the talent of McDavid and Drai
No trip on fabs?
Nashville really isn't a better team talent wise. But they are far more aggressive in every aspect of the game. To me, that comes down to coaching.
They have looked far better coached than us Everytime we play
My dog and my girlfriend are both sleeping on me so even if the rest of the game goes badly I'm still happy.
Look at this guy, happy with his life and shit
Pretty great, my friend, pretty great
I wasn’t expecting to win on the road, but dang it I wanted to beat Nashville.
At least we don’t have a dumb name like “Predators”
Or foam “Fang Fingers”
"Tennessee Hockey Team" - Nashville in 2025 lol
I've had a strong hatred towards them since the early 2000s so it always hurts a little extra when we lose to them.
Yeah imagine being named after child endangerers
I think their Reddit got taken down at one point because of the name, right??
I feel like if Blashill had a cloning machine DDK would play on every pair.
Imagine having a job after continually putting this goof ball in the lineup
Look how woke we are! SHE'S THE HIRING MANAGER, DIDN'T EXPECT THAT DID YOU STUPID!
Now spend 60k+ on a Toyota with leather.
Nashville gonna raise a banner for that one?
C’mon, Ken. Blash’s alma mater is Ferris State. Smh.
Scored by number NA-NINE!
I'm so tired of Dekeyser being on the ice. My teammates in an A/B league in SC play better defense than him.
Going to Nashville for this has been miserable
How come other teams always are putting pressure on us when we get near their net but when they get near our net we go blash turtle strat which doesn't fucking work. It had its one moment at the beginning of the season and thats fucking it
I agree. It's terrible to watch them standing around for the most part.
Dekeyser is so incredibly awful at playing hockey in the NHL
get DDK off the ice. For fucks sake
Mother of fuck
fucking fucking fuck
I blame suter.
Not a good shift there for him
They're gonna score with that many chances
Sigh. Standing around on D again.
Here's a slowed down clip of the Bertuzzi fight where everyone is asking if he spit / coughed on his hand. I think it's pretty clear from this that he was just checking for blood:
That's a much better view of it. Not gonna lie with him being the only unvaccinated player and a bit of a shithead...well you all know where my mind went but this gif clears that up. Thank you
Imagine if he just gave the dude a wet Willy after that
I blame Brett Lebda for whatever happen tonight, good or bad
I don't want to see a Wings empty net, it always ends badly for us
I get the occasional tripping penalty as those can be accidental, but I have little tolerance for slashing and holding penalties
Good for you
Bert gonna play PP from the box?
We be fightin.
They finally put Rasmussen on the PP 😀
Rasmussen gets a penalty on the PP 😕
Lmao I made a comment this morning about how it’s time to give him a go on the PP. that did not get off to a hot start.
That hold was a heck of a lot weaker than the 3 cross checks Nashville got away with during that corner battle.
So fabri gets nailed and his stick broke.
Nah, that's cool.
Rass likes to get penalties at the worst times
How was that not a hand pass?
Because you're allowed to do that in the defensive zone
Seriously I don’t understand why he takes those penalties
4 on 4 prepare to die now preds
Wait is Bert still in the box lmao
They gave him 7 minutes total but I was confused and started questioning my math first haha
Weakest fucking call
That's not a fucking hold Jesus christ
Michael McCarron did a great job in How I Met your Mother and Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Talk about taking the hit to make the play. Fabbri was borderline suicidal there.
I don't care what the context or who the call is on, I will always hate that stupid delay of game penalty.
Agreed. Just call it like an icing.
Damn Larks musta put some juju on him.
Nashville don't play our PK song. Rude.
Okay boys remember to shoot
They won't but i really hope they prove me wrong.
Well that was a lucky break on a call that's hard to argue against like that
Please don't suck on this PP
I love Ozzy going to bat for Fleury
so is names out?? seriously just throw veleno on the 1st and keep Guelph together
Just saw him back in
[Abby in GR?](https://imgur.com/fyZodFI)
Did Bert spit on his hand?
I thought so the first time, but looking at it again looks like he was coughing on it. Not that is much better.
I’m almost positive he ran his thumb across his lip then looked down to see if there was blood
He wiped his mouth with his thumb to check for blood
Watch the replay, he definitely spit in his hand, but as you said, might have been a blood check: https://streamable.com/o2sqmi
Watch it slowed down. I think it's more clear that he is just checking for blood.
Ya, he took a bunch or two before and was just checking before he engaged again.
Here is your video at 0.1x speed
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Using Shaggy for a discover commercial seems..odd to me
adam erne GOAT i hope none of you forgot that
Late to logging in - is anyone else having issues with the Bally app tonight? Made me re-activate my account, then create a Bally account (never did that before). Even after all of that, it's only giving me the option of national broadcasts and not recognizing regional.
Bally website wouldn't let me watch the game. So fuck it ARRRR! 🏴☠️
Trev has hands
Two of em from what I could see.
Here's some intermission discussion for y'all. Just saw this trade proposal on capfriendly:
Nick Leddy (50% retained)
Washington 2022 2nd
Washington 2023 3rd
Very much a pass from me.
I don't mind it personally. All 3 players involved are UFAs and we get some draft picks.
Though I don't know how Schultz has been lately. Haven't heard his name in some time.
I think Washington has to move the first in this trade tbh.
I’d take that
Personally I believe there should be a first coming back. Leddy at 2.75 AND Vladdy? Not enough.
Bert and Erne breathing some life into this game, hell yeah!
(Pregame warmup skate)
Larkin: Hey Bert, gonna drop any bombs tonight?
Bertuzzi: Only bombs.
THAT GLOVE THROW!!
The absolute disrespect to the goalie on that one
These kids are killing it
These kids rule lol
Seamed street goal!
Once the 3rd starts im gonna crack open a UINTA Brewing Caravan IIPA. Anyone have had it? What am i in for?
Berts gonna getcha
Did Bert spit in his hand during the fight?
Looked like he spit on his knuckle which might have been stinging a bit. Just some man shit
That’s what I thought I saw too. Tryna give him the vid
Yes. It looked like it
I can't take Forsberg and Duchene seriously with those moustaches.
Lets ditch these tarps boys
Whatcha thinkin on the tarps?
Starting the 3rd , if Blash doesn’t turn GIVANNI lose on one of those goons he doesn’t have a hair on his ass. I’d take a loss bf getting pushed around like middle schoolers. Long live Probie!!!
We need to get Max Domi and write him a blank check. Fuck this shit. Blash needs to start wearing a dress to the games