Lawyer, hockey coach, former UMBC third-liner who still laces them up for alumni games and the occasional, "we need a sub."
@LoranMannIsTheMann Wow, never thought anyone would use my screen cap of that again. Here are the links to the screenshots from then:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/24573472@N00/256u76 (the one you had there)
https://www.flickr.com/gp/24573472@N00/6t8X20 (from the side--obvious knee)
https://www.flickr.com/gp/24573472@N00/6Q8mGm (from the backside--still looked intentional)
To be honest, that's exactly what I thought of when I saw the hit.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-three-pens-win-4-3.html
@LoranMannIsTheMann I don't feel sorry for Toews. You skate with your head down, you deserve to get caught. Did Paul Kariya ever act as though everyone who ever cleaned his clock was a dirty player? Did he ever ask anyone to exact revenge on those guys? Nope.
Kariya simply started the "Heads-Up Hockey" program to teach kids not to do exactly what Toews did on that play. My hope is that some kids watching that hit last night remember what happened and they don't get similarly caught in a bantam game.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-75-penguins-beat-blackhawks-4-1.html
FWIW--McKenzie did say, "unconfirmed." Aaron Ward, however, did not. So, McKenzie's clean in my book, but anyone else who reported it as fact can eat one.
1 year, 4 months ago on Welcome to Boston, Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla
If this all leads up to the Bruins winning the Cup instead of the Pens, it'll be one hell of a kick in the sac for us Pens fans. Until then, though, we're pretty happy.
I just don't like the way the media led Bruins fans to believe it was happening for them first. Reporters, if you don't have your story solid, don't release it as fact--leave it as a "rumor." Otherwise you're on the road to Eklund's (e5)-ville.
Dear Ottawa fans: If you're upset about losing Karlsson to a skate blade to the achilles tendon, I have a cool story for you, bros.
"PENGUINS' STAAL OUT INDEFINITELY AFTER UNDERGOING SURGERY"
"Staal underwent surgery Friday night to repair a severed tendon that runs across the top of his foot to his toe. The injury happened when he was cut by P.K. Subban's skate during a collision with the Montreal defenceman."
So yeah, we're familiar with the feeling. Stop whining. You've still got Jason Spezza and ... Jason Spezza. Okay, commence whining.
1 year, 5 months ago on RECAP: Blades of Steel. PENS WIN.
@DoobyDoobyDoo @Rage @akus As much as I'd like to see Knuble, I don't think it really helps this team. For two games, we've seen the Pens' team speed be their best asset. Tangradi's worst attribute is his inability to get pressure on the forecheck and cause turnovers for Malkin/Neal. If Bennett's willing to skate hard and do that work, he's a better option, period.
1 year, 6 months ago on Paul Martin Confidence Index - Week 2
Motherfucking right. What a win to start out the season. Yummy.
1 year, 6 months ago on Gameday 1 - Flyers
Okay, this is bullshit. Are we just going to cut to Philly when the puck drops? The least they could do is give us the heads up here.
It's worth it for me, because half of the time I'm in my office watching on my computer screen, as it is. $50 is worth having a high-quality stream rather than trolling for 20 mins to find a decent feed, which half of the time goes down or hiccups all the time.
If I was able to be in front of a TV, though, I'd bag the $50 and just try streaming a few games if they weren't on TV. For the most part, it looks like the best games (Flyers, Caps, Rangers, Boston) are going to be on National TV anyways. So the hell with it.
1 year, 6 months ago on NHL GameCenter will cost you $49.99 this season, NHL Center ice $60
@Rage It's so good, it's almost as if Marty the Chicken had something to do with it.
1 year, 6 months ago on Investigating Tomas Vokoun's number 92
Not a fan of cats, but it's worth a donation for the dogs alone. Giving $10 to my local shelter.
1 year, 9 months ago on Everyone vote for the Animal Rescue League
FYI people: if you're looking for a way to vent your hate, Eisbaren Berlin will be on at 1:30. That's the same Eisbaren Berlin who just signed Claude Giroux and Danny Briere, and probably also ran a concentration camp during WWII. I'm just guessing on that second one, but it makes sense given who they signed.
1 year, 10 months ago on SEASON PREVIEW: 2006-2007
@CammieBuckeye Well, the better question is this: how hard would it be to recruit you for an adult-league tournament in DC? We could use a good netminder for this fall's Labatt's tournament.
2 years ago on Some additional details about the Shea Weber's offer sheet from the Flyers and how it affects the Penguins. | July2012
@RentedMule @CammieBuckeye Eh, I'm just joking around. It's cool to support more than one squad. As long as none of them are in Philadelphia.
@CammieBuckeye How do you feel as a San Jose Sharks fan? What about your love for Winnipeg? I'm confused.
@marioISgod @MrsMalkinsBorscht I know I've posted more than one comment on "old" cblog on the last post at blogspot. Just for shits and giggles.
@MrsMalkinsBorscht @marioISgod What ever happened to CHATBLOG? *That* was epic.
@MrsMalkinsBorscht @marioISgod My thoughts exactly. "But wait, there's no dancing milk carton!"
@MrsMalkinsBorscht Yeah, Primanti's is to the point that I don't even take visitors to the Burgh in there anymore. They see it on some clown Food Network show and think it's great, so they want to go. I'll go to Giant Eagle, grab some bread, slaw, fries, and meat and they don't know the difference.
Then I take the money I saved on Primanti's and waste it at Grandview Saloon on over-priced drinks. Still worth it for the view.
@JenBroflovski "Hey, Randy, you know, Beau Bennett could step right in for Bobby Ryan. Did you know he's from California? Yep, great trade that would be."
2 years ago on LINK CITY: Curious Bylsma quote,Dev camp updates, Shane Doan's agent | July2012
I think neither Shero nor Bylsma really want to roll with any of those three on Crosby's wing. But to say otherwise would make them seem more desperate in the FA/trade dealings. So they're properly claiming that they're happy with the squad as is, while telling Randy Carlyle, "We'd love to have Bobby, but we don't *need* his ass to win." It's a much better bargaining position.
@JenBroflovski So, why isn't Kennedy at the Prospects Camp? Oh, nevermind...
@Flip It's a win if he just hits something other than glass.
Bill Guerin. Still a Boss.
And for the record, great advice from a smart guy. All you young wingers, put the shot off the long side pads so the center drive can get the rebound. Don't just try to pick a corner and miss off the glass and out of the zone.
Could this be the "Pens Development For Bobby Ryan Trade Camp"? If Dumoulin is that impressive, does that mean that Despres could be on his way to Anaheim, CBJ or somewhere else? Personally, I hope not. But hey, it's a good position to be in.
Ugh. Just thinking about Alex Semin is making me want to vomit.
2 years ago on False Rumors float about the Penguins signing Alex Semin | July2012
@HlinkasEnglish If you take bath salts, will you eat a dude's face off as well?
2 years ago on Time lapse of the Civic Arena coming down | July2012
If you need to chill out on #parisewatch, how about celebrating Olli Jokinen's payday? Choose
Stampa and Stek are pretty much my go-to move.
@Flip @TDS Except for the fact that SSM played two teams of retards the season Parise was there. That inflated the total a bit.
(I'm speculating here)
@shuvel55 Sorry, I don't listen to that lardass POS. Just my personal opinion. I've been on the Suter/Doan wagon for some time now, and I'm really worried that the Pens would make a 10-year, no-trade mistake signing Parise.
You know what? Fuck Zach Parise. I remember going to a Pens game in NJ when they were rookies, and the crowd chanted, "PARISE'S BETTER!" (clap clap clapclapclap). He's not. And he doesn't deserve Crosby's cashmoney either.
Fuck it, Shero. Let that little bitch go to Chicago and focus on feeding Shane Doan some of Gary Roberts' power shakes for two years. Barring that, find Billy Guerin somewhere on Long Island.
@hockeybelle Are you my butterfly? I can be your samurai.
Blah blah blah. Back to life.
2 years, 1 month ago on 5PM: No Parise Decision Yet | July2012
@JenBroflovski @Rage Staal is such a bitch.
@orby Read this:
So what happens if Suter tells everyone tonight that he's decided to sign with Pittsburgh? Parise gets trolled. Fuck him.
@PensAreYourDaddy AHahahahahah! Nah, fuck Parise. Until he signs with the Pens, at which point everyone will gurgle upon his nuts.
You know, Parise didn't have to say anything. He could've just gone home leaving us all hanging tonight.
Okay, now TSN says he could be announcing "within the hour."
Which means sometime next week.
2 years, 1 month ago on 3pm Update, still nothing from Parise | July2012
Crosby sucks without Parise. It's soooooo obvious.
F it. I'm turning the internet off until someone emails me with the sublect line:
"FUCK ZACH PARISE."
Especially if it comes from a Flyers fan.
@stapler Wait, I thought the Pens were trading them for Rick Nash?
BRACKEN KEARNS DECIDES!
You're up, Zach and Ryan.
Jason Brough @JasonPHT
Dear Jay Feaster: You know the guys that take faceoffs? Those guys are important.
@YinzerinCT This is not a Lady Godiva B&B, is it? If so, pics or it didn't happen.
RYAN SUTER AND ZACH PARISE HAVE JUST SIGNED WITH THE FLYERS!
Just kidding. Now that you've killed yourself, reflect on how little this meant to your actual life and whether Crosby and Malkin will still put up 100 points.
@DCPensFan PLEASE let him come back to DC. I'm praying for this so hard.
@WetShoes What a fashion show.
Wait, is #Jagrwatch over yet?