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Only logical names for the Divisions are Dengus, Paynuss, Fibbus, and Chonus.
2 years, 1 month ago on Here's the more specific details on realignment
@trxFOXHOLE @mwn3d A banner every year counting down the remaining years on OV's contract?
Man, that look on Shero's face....man has EVERYTHING (except Orpik) under control.
2 years, 1 month ago on RECAP: The LOLs of March. PENS WIN.
HOLY SHIT that's Matt Hendricks on the far right. Like looking back at a draft photo from 2003 and you realize the Pens drafted Bissonette and Carcillo along with Fleury and Moulson.
PaulMart has that subtle "Nailed it" face, too, probably because he's hearing "Sharp Dressed Man" in his head after picking out that ensemble.
2 years, 1 month ago on Confidence Index still on rise after this picture
The short guy next to him looks like he just stepped out of a 1982 discotheque with that tie. Guy on the far left has got that Scarface open jacket kinda thing going on, in fact, the index should get a +10 for managing to look dignified in such horribly tailored clothing.
I love the hesitation on Sutter's second goal, getting the D to go down to break up a pass to Sid, slowing the play until he has everyone pulled where he wants em. Reminiscent of how Mario used to slow the play and delay with the puck until he knew he would bury it.
Seven is better than six!
2 years, 1 month ago on QUICK CAP: Pens win third period, game
@Jakehk It was BRENT Sutter. Root would never lie about a thing like that.
Pens shouldn't bother drawing any penalties against the Broons, with a penalty kill well north of 90% they're best served to keep tapping Marchand on the rump until his head explodes and lands on Pierre McGuire. Too bad Billy G ain't around to tie the game with .4 on the clock. To think Jay McKee opened the game up with a backhand behind Thomas, Eaton scored, Dupes won it in OT when Thomas had an absent seizure...that was a good team.
2 years, 1 month ago on RECAP: Monkey Business. PENS WIN.
@BillyBoy123 Yeah, but it's gonna be better when the Craps manage to knock them out of the 8th seed on the last day of the season and they blame all their woes on Crosby anyway.
2 years, 1 month ago on RECAP: A Clockwork Orange. PENS WIN.
@HYJYNX @DustinDusters @j-nine Not the same kind of whacking Giroux has to do when he gets home over his own tears to stave off that feeling of inadequacy he gets whenever Sid is playing.
I say trade for Ian White's 2009 'stache.
2 years, 1 month ago on Let the Rumor Games begin
I think Vitale is a pretty cool guy. He ragdolls players and doesn't afraid of anything.
2 years, 1 month ago on RECAP: Captain's Log. PENS WIN.
It makes me very happy to see BB get rewarded for his excellent coaching again. When you have a team that isn't a locker room train wreck and management that holds its players accountable for their actions it's amazing how well a team will do under a superb coach. As much as I want to see the Pens in the cup, it'd be worth Anaheim playing the Craps and sweeping them in 4 at DC just so BB can teabag Leonsis on TV. Selanne aging backwards doesn't hurt, either.
2 years, 1 month ago on LINK CITY: Pens scouting the Wild?
How far into his first game will people start bashing him since he hasn't produced 15 points next to Malkin and Neal?
2 years, 2 months ago on Cool story, Beau. Bennett gets the call to the Pens
@oldcrapple TK is a known quantity in that he has proven he can competently play on the third line, Tangradi was a waste of talent who never passed, turned the puck over and generally trashed his linemates' +/- numbers. Boychuk is still a relative unknown who is playing pretty damn well just not finishing things, and I think Bylsma hopes to confuse players with the 71/17 thing on the ice while Neal scores another impressive goal.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fEGs8O_iBSg/UQDQWgLd-pI/AAAAAAACDUk/TnaAlFKOKLs/s1024/BBVobkJCcAA97IV.jpeg Geno looked so thrilled to have him on his line.
2 years, 2 months ago on Eric Tangradi Traded To Winnipeg Jets
Wow. Clearly Shero is clearing room for somebody otherwise we all know he would pick up a first rounder for this asshat somehow, because he is Ray Shero. Honestly though, 45 games over 4 seasons, and 5 points? Deryk Engelland has done more than that. MAF has more points in that span of time. When Sid and Geno were gone, and every other stretch of time he played on the first or second (or third or fourth) line he never showed any inclination to perform.
Don't care how well he does anywhere else, sorry to break it to TK that he is the whipping boy again. Shero is probably either working a trade or going to bring someone like Bennett up finally. Go Pens.
@malkincookies Apparently Ted Leonsis used to molest small kids in Chinatown or something, and he owns the rights to everything.
2 years, 2 months ago on Respected media member Joe Starkey addresses CONSOL crowds
Funny how well Anaheim is doing this season. Let's see...they're 7-1-1. Caps are 2-8-1. Caps went a combined 201-88-40 during my tenure behind the DC bench. Ducks went 27-23-8 after I took over last season to coach a team that couldn't string together two consecutive wins. My team is currently 3rd place overall in the league.
2 years, 2 months ago on RECAP: Wake and Bake. PENS WIN.
@akus @j-nine Far too late for that, they should've torn that off his chest two years ago and given it to Laich or Knuble before they idiotically let him go. Throwing high checks on role players won't accomplish that either if you don't have an impact in the locker room. Leonsis' "Ten Point Plan" is in shambles. Idiot.
Caps are a house of cards, built plenty nice on paper, came out flying tonight and the whole thing balanced pretty well, but the second the tables were jostled the whole thing came crashing down. Feel sorry for their netminders....two young guys in way over their heads with zero support from their team to boost their confidence. McPhee's bad moves over the last 4 years are showing now.
Six is better than five. Go Pens.
2 years, 2 months ago on QUICK CAP: Pens win 5th straight
Better than losing him to waivers, a smart move. Honestly though, he played like he belonged on the Capitals' blue line this season so maybe a change of scenery will help him. Wish him well, and it's *such* a hardship to have to live in CA...
Hoping Despres keeps getting better by the game and winds up drilling Giroux into the dashers a week before the playoffs, assuming they manage to get that far. Craps in town tomorrow, maybe we can embarrass the hell out of them twice in a row for the first time in a while, and the first time at home in...a while. Hate that team.
2 years, 2 months ago on Ben Lovejoy Traded to Anaheim
Does anyone have a gif by any chance of that insane clear by Glass on that second or third PK? Also Sutter is apparently a 3rd dman on the ice during the PK, guy's positioning was stellar last night to break shit up like BJ broke DiPietro's face.
2 years, 2 months ago on RECAP: Smash, Smash, Suh-mash. PENS WIN.
I find it disgusting that the Isles fans cheered and chanted when Sid got hurt. On the other hand, I was laughing my ass off because Rick DiPietro is the most fragile hockey player in history and as far as I know the only one to be placed on the IR for "A broken face". Screw em, they can look forward to watching hockey in April from their living rooms.
2 years, 2 months ago on QUICK CAP: PK leads the way to 4-2 win
@FlowerPower Caps fans are rarely that sardonically pessimistic about their games in the Burgh. This portends good things. Either that or Ted Leonsis wrote that in an attempt at humor. With that team, anything's possible now.
2 years, 2 months ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 10 - New York Islanders
@Bradley James McEachern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm
@Bradley James McEachern You have to feel bad for them somewhat. I mean, they live on LI and apparently none of them can read, otherwise they'd read the LIRR and Subway signs and go downtown to be Rags fans. At least they dress better in Manhattan.
@Bradley James McEachern In all fairness, the refs didn't make any calls against the Pens tonight.
Must be Bettman again.
@MrsMcCheese @xraydeltaone I try and avoid the area...is does bear similarities to a DMZ, and I was at Nassau for a concert once wearing my Trottier jersey, had an Isles fan berate me because "Whoever Trottier was, he would never be good enough to play for the Islanders". It was after that I began to lose faith in humanity, as well.
Why is it every player that goes to the Islanders winds up looking like a proto-hominid? McDonald didn't look that way in the Burgh. Moulson looks like he woke up in an alley under a newspaper with an empty bottle of Thunderbird.
@Con_Soul11 That'd be appropriate seeing as how the Pens have drafted more than a few of them in the past decade or so.
2 years, 2 months ago on Penguins and Europeans Blogging Thesis
@Rage Thankfully Big Buff wasn't involved then, because you can't observe anything else when he's around.
Tomas Vokoun is reading this and weeping right now. Either he's become Canadian or teams are allowed to dress only 1 netminder now.
More effort went into making this post than I put in an entire week at work...most impressive.