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the-crazy-canadian:

the-crazy-canadian:

pittsburghpengwins:

so crazy that the-crazy-canadian “ermahgerd advanced stats” is trying to argue how awesome Gibby is when his corsi was only 1.7

how do you explain that

was he just so cute that you forgot all about corsi??

His Corsi on ice was 1.78; his…

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I never sighted his Fenwick - i sighted his corsi relative which was ~6.5 one of the best on the team for guys who played 40+ games. And yes, absolutely his #s jumped because he was playing in the top 6 due to injuries, but as you clearly saw he has the speed and skill that would absolutely transcend onto the bottom 6 playing with sutter. You saw him in the playoffs, he excelled at the best time, and unfortunately got hurt.

I agree with you that Gibbons has a low ceiling, but having him on the bottom 6 would of been beneficial for the Penguins. His speed and skill reminded me of Tyler Kennedy circa 08/09. He was good on the PP2 and PK as well. 

Beau is unfortunately injured a lot, and in hockey having a bad wrist could be the end of you especially when you make your money as a sniper. I love Beau, he has amazing potential and I wish he could stay healthy. He will be on either Sids line or with Geno simply because of where he was drafted, and I’m ok with that. He needs to have his shot up on those lines and hopefully if he’s healthy he can show the brass he was the right choice. 

I never sighted his Fenwick - i sighted his corsi relative ” 

They are the EXACT SAME THING!!!! Fenwick is the more commonly used and original name because the stat was developed by Matt Fenwick.

The only decent forwards he beat out in Fenwick were Stempniak, Goc, and Sutter.  

"And yes, absolutely his #s jumped because he was playing in the top 6 due to injuries."

That’s not why his numbers from Corsi to Fenwick jumped.  His Corsi and Fenwick were both calculated playing with the same players, so the jump between the two stats has nothing to do with linemates. The number itself is reflective upon linemates, but not the difference in two stats that utilize the same metrics. My point was that the small jump from Corsi to Fenwick is negligible because nearly all players show this same characteristic. 

I definitely agree that Gibbons is fast, but he has stone hands. That’s why a guy like Josh Archibald could be a lot more effective. Even someone like Jean-Sebastien Dea. They’re both small which is their big drawback. Gibbons obviously has the same drawback. All three are fast. The difference is that Archibald and Dea have hands and Gibbons doesn’t. 


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the-crazy-canadian:

pittsburghpengwins:

so crazy that the-crazy-canadian “ermahgerd advanced stats” is trying to argue how awesome Gibby is when his corsi was only 1.7

how do you explain that

was he just so cute that you forgot all about corsi??

His Corsi on ice was 1.78; his corsi relative was 6.5.image

Both are terrible numbers.  (To be fair, no one on the Pens this past season had impressive Corsi numbers.)  You brought up his Fenwick of 6.5 to show it’s higher than his Corsi, but for what point? All the difference in the two stats is showing is that he blocks more shots than he gets blocked. Also, it’s the norm for Fenwick to be higher than Corsi so I’m not really sure why you brought it up.  Both his Corsi and Fenwick number aren’t even half of linemates Crosby and Kunitz’s numbers. Obviously Gibbons isn’t on the level of Crosby and it would be a bit absurd to compare the two, but that’s the point.  Gibbons isn’t a bad hockey player, but has no where near the stat line to play on a line with that caliber of players.  Typically, a line will have very similar advanced stats, since they rely more on the team metrics instead of the individual. So when 1/3 of a line’s numbers are a significant drop from the other two, that has dead weight written all over it.  I know Bennett is a bit of a gamble, and in my opinion hasn’t proven enough at this point to earn a permanent place on the top line, but based on advanced stats he has the most potential to produce on that top line compared to other options for that spot (Hornqvist/Dupuis/Megna/etc).  As pittsburghpengwins said, Gibbons isn’t a bad player. I myself am a fan. But realistically, we don’t have a spot for him (not enough skill for the top line, not enough size for the bottom lines) and it would be a waste to spend another year in WBS when he can go elsewhere and get playing time in the NHL. Sure, I wouldn’t mind if he had stayed, but to say he is going to come back and burn us is a bit far-fetched. The potential ceiling is too low. 


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I swear every time I see something on this site with “signAL BoOst!!11!” it’s false information. 


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#why is everyone on here incapable of fact checking?

pittsburghpengwins:

Turns out Boudreau was a Pittsburgh fan all along.


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Gibson finally did the ice bucket challenge!


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Anonymous said: To the other anon: I can't guarantee I'll stay a Pens fan for decades, but I'd like to think I would? Through this team, I've come to love watching hockey. I watch a ton of hockey outside the Pens - all the way down to my school's hockey team (I live in extremely northern US). I doubt I'll ever be "gone" from supporting this team. I've tried getting into the Blackhawks and the Kings - closest thing to hockey dynasties we can get in this era. It doesn't matter. I still love the Pens more.

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Anonymous said: Penguins fans are literally the worst in hockey. You'll all be gone once the team starts sucking again. Just like always.

Aw, you have figuratively hurt my feelings 


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#learn what the word literally means please #but really #haven't even posted in days #i've made maybe 5 posts in the last month #someone got bored #another anon coward

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#hahaha #when people call socialized health care free i laugh #someone's letting themself be bribed with their own money
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From Rich Clune’s “no filter” blog

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From Rich Clune’s “no filter” blog


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"You’re still Pittsburgh, kid." -Sean Conboy (x)

Happy 21st birthday!

"You’re still Pittsburgh, kid." -Sean Conboy (x)

Happy 21st birthday!


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