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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bull

It has been a frustrating week or so for Team Pensblog. Nothing is going our way and we are dropping like a rock despite the fact that we are staying about 30 games over .500.

Some of you out there have asked for a poll or two so here you go...






Vote or don't vote. I don't care. Let's get online and play some games. And preferably win...

26 comments:

penzrule said...

I can't believe how we drop after a win. I can understand after a loss, but last night we dropped after two straight wins.

Mr Pockets 12 said...

We played with 5 people too! We won 4-2 and the other team playing at the same time as us won 3-2 and we dropped 5 spots. It is inconceivable! (Princess Bride reference anyone?)

Zach said...

I don't hate any of the stuff in the first poll, because a good defense can stop a lot of it, although it is annoying.

What really annoys me the most is the guys who try to beat the whole defense with the stupid left bumper moves that work once in a million times instead of making the drop pass or the head man pass, etc.

Teamwork is how you win.

-crveza81

onesizedrummer said...

still waiting for the invite

fritowill is name

bayonetwork said...

why cant we have a chat box on this blog?

chris e said...

I agree Zach. I understand that not everyone likes playing defense but I feel like when you do play defense play it the right way. Stay back, dont try to carry the puck into the offensive zone. If you are sick of playing defense speak up, someone else can step up and play defense for a game or two.

onesizedrummer said...

i'd love to play defense

--FritoWill

penzrule said...

I think we need to start shooting more. Many of the games I've played lately we have been too concerned with make the pretty play then taking the shot. That may work against the bad teams, but the good ones eat those passes up. I played a game 2 nights ago where we had 2 shots after two periods and only 7 for the whole game.

bayonetwork said...

penz i already told jr this but im just gonna start taking shots from the point alot.

im sick of all the passing and then bad turnovers which leads to 2 on 1s and then they have the lead.

if you guys dont like it, let me know or just be there for the rebound.

jrkrush2112 said...

i agree that we have to start shooting more, but at the same time those shots need to be from decent shooting areas. dont just shoot from anywhere. look at those charts and try and shoot from the green areas, mainly inside the circles.

also...fuck the glitch shot

Evan said...

I would like to join the team pens blog, and I was told to come here. I have 96 points in 72 games, and I love the pens. My gamertag is Evan52592.

Mr Pockets 12 said...

Evan and will, while i don't have gm priviledges i will get you guys added tonight if i can. you must be active however. we have alot of dead players on our roster. some players have played 2 games. we'll cut back and add you guys hopefully. fyi most players are on from about 9pm to midnight. so if you need a game try those times

EnsErmac said...

So, I still didn't get the 360 back, I got the dreaded RROD, I might just go buy a new one on payday...

Don't consider me dead weight yet.

Evan said...

Thanks mr pockets. I mostly play from 3-6ish, but I'll try to get on at that later time.

onesizedrummer said...

same deal as Even, just add me as a friend and i'll play didn't realize you guys played so late....that having to work at 4 am thing kinda prohibits late night Xbox times.

apoligize for the begging now for no reason.

chris e said...

I try to get on around 6. There are usually 2 or 3 of us on then.

Duff said...

deek to get by Poker checker?
spin-o-rama for body checker?

Duff said...

I played with a guy who mostly played forward and most of the time was all over the ice. He could not stay in his position for shit. Well He said "I'll play defense" and I didn't argue until now. We could not get the puck out of the zone... When we did, a turnover during a forecheck ended up being a break away goal.

Duff said...

We have to play our positions better.

Wingers play between your circles.

D don't stray into the other defenders zone or too deep in the forecheck. If your partner is trying to keep the puck in the zone.. cover him by playing a safe distance back outside the blue line towards the middle just in case it gets by.

There should never be more than two people making a play for the puck. If your the second man in, try to take away the passing lane too.

Do a troy loney... take a shot while holding the right bumper to flip the puck up in the air... this is good against the team who crowd the lines and when you have no pass while a defender is near.

rvcfigo said...

We played you guys earlier tonight..

We are Team X-Blades with Free Candy as left wing.

Good game...you guys beat us in a shootout.

Hopefully we'll meet again.

F1reb1rd said...

Team X Blades guy, yeah that was a good game...kinda sucks when the win comes on a computer AI shootout goal tho...

bayonetwork said...

i wont be on this weekend very much, its gonna be busy for me.

i should be on more starting tuesday

Matt M. said...

Hey, just checking back to see if I can get added to the team. I put in a request last week and am getting antsy for some actual team-based action instead of guys just joking around. Gamertag: Dr McSham

assklown 666 said...

I agree about shooting more. However, this can (and will) easily be taken too far. It is a bad idea to go into the zone and take a slapper from anywhere on the ice. If you don't have a decent look at the net, look for a pass. If there's no pass, flip dump it into a corner.

This is especially important if you are playing defense. If a forward passes to you at the point, don't automatically wind up for a slapper. 7 out of 10 times when I'm playing, the shot gets blocked, and there is a 2 on 0 going the other way. There's nothing wrong with trying to produce some offense, but your job in that position is to play defense first.

Blah blah blah, that's enough for now.

BobFarls said...

Hey guys, I'm interested in getting on to the AAA pensblog team. Gamertag is: RFar9

I'll play any position you think you guys need, outside of goalie.

Hit me up, I'll work my butt off out there if you need some help.

Clayton said...

I would like to play for the pensblog team.

Gamertag name for 360 is:
x scar3cr0w x

I'm a power forward with 20+ games experience so far Send message notifying me. On mostly every night.