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1 year, 5 months ago on VIDEO: Still hate Jagr for some reason? You won't after this interview.

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Only for us who were here for the turtles, Svoboda, and that whole disaster can know true heartbreak. No. It was bad. I've basically gotten over it. He's made the best choices for his career. From me the human, good for him. Coming from a Pens fan, fuck him. ;-)

1 year, 5 months ago on VIDEO: Still hate Jagr for some reason? You won't after this interview.

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@Flashtastick56 Don't mind the references, but that one's actually old, considering the wrestler who used that doesn't even do it anymore. Well, he uses it, but under a different name. Anderson, I think. Don't ask why I know this. Sigh.

2 years, 9 months ago on RECAP: Park and Ride. PENS WIN. | Oct2011

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Made Loloungo look like a joke. Oh, wait.

2 years, 9 months ago on THIRD PERIOD: Been down this road before. Pens 3-2 | Oct2011

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Gotta say the best HBTN cover has got to be Machine Head's. That is one of the best covers I've ever heard, of any song. Holy hell.

2 years, 10 months ago on Training Camp: Day 2 | Sep2011

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@hate_3_putts ....aaaannd, blow me. Cool story, bro.

2 years, 11 months ago on Mario Lemieux Probably Would Have Won The 2007 U.S. Open | TPB

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Ok, had to pop in for this one. My God. There is nothing this man doesn't own. I do believe that Oakmont is the most frightening course on the planet. Grew up near there, my great uncle is a highly respected member there, and that course is sick for anyone. The fact the Sir Buries It owns it like that doesn't necessarily surprise me, but still. Fuck, man. Fuck.

2 years, 11 months ago on Mario Lemieux Probably Would Have Won The 2007 U.S. Open | TPB

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@Comrade Wetschev Having a drink in Hines' honor. ;-)

3 years ago on 89 Days | TPB

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Ok, I need opinions. Is anyone seeing that this current batch of insane contracts are signalling the beginning of the end of this current phase of the NHL CBA? I mean, seriously. They keep this shit up, and in a couple of years, it's going to be 'Welcome to the NBA'. I know there's some potential drama coming soon CBA related, but I don't keep up with that end of things as much as I should. Anyone have any thoughts?

3 years ago on Free Agent survival kit | TPB

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@Whistler @roCkhopper Not sure, I believe so. Was there, I believe during Shero's last couple years. Don't quote me.

3 years ago on Welcome to the last day of Jagrwatch; Start of Free agency | TPB

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@roCkhopper @Whistler I agree. seeing as much of the Preds as I do, JP's a great player, but just not what he used to be. The Preds saw his major dropoff in productivity, and mostly kept him scratched for the second half of the season.

3 years ago on Welcome to the last day of Jagrwatch; Start of Free agency | TPB

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Exactly right. I've been around here popping in and out for a few years now, and less since Livefyre came around. (never really warmed up to it.) This place is wonderful. Don't say anything really dumb. Walt will kill you. after making you hate yourself first. Other than that, have a good time. :-)

3 years ago on Svoboda, "Alot more teams now we're talking to." | TPB

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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11181/1157369-100.stm New PG article, quotes from Shero

3 years ago on Where's Jaromir? | TPB

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@european_visitor @Hatrick Wow, thought I hear recently on some radio program (TribLive probably) that most Czechs thought he would go to Montreal.

3 years ago on Where's Jaromir? | TPB

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@european_visitor Thought you said a few minutes ago that you didn't think it was gonna happen for us. Come on man, at least be decisive. ;-)

3 years ago on Where's Jaromir? | TPB

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@PensAreYourDaddy @cs6687 OK, I'm told. Buck to lurk-mode.

3 years ago on Svoboda: Decision today | TPB

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@cs6687 I seriously can't think of one negative thing to say about Asham's signing. Just pure Shero magic goodness.

3 years ago on Svoboda: Decision today | TPB

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@JonKlimasIsNOT_PLAYING_ZANGIEF @JenBroflovski ...but if you look at the video...

3 years ago on Svoboda: Decision today | TPB

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@akus That right there I think says everything that needs to be said. That's what I'm making of it.

3 years ago on Svoboda: Decision today | TPB

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@shuvel55 @ChikkaChiChi How many of us are? Hell, I'm listening from Nashville. (eww)

3 years ago on As of 9:13am there is no deal for Double J | TPB

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@ChikkaChiChi @deleted_11399_walterflanagan I had that thought as well. This is really his first real deal, it seems, and I think he's making sure his name is out there. And damn it if it is. And Walt, you're right too. I love Jagr, but there's no denying he's got to be enjoying this fucking circus revolving around him.

3 years ago on As of 9:13am there is no deal for Double J | TPB

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@shuvel55 added a caption...helps it. :-)

3 years ago on As of 9:13am there is no deal for Double J | TPB

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@pdoggy Like I said, honestly, I've enjoyed the insanity, I really have, but this is nuts. I didn't follow the "decision" by Lebron, but now I see what the hype was all about. Same thing applies here.

3 years ago on As of 9:13am there is no deal for Double J | TPB

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I've been one of the biggest supporters of Jagr coming back, and the insanity surroudning it, and even I think this is almost out of hand. This is truly a circus.

3 years ago on As of 9:13am there is no deal for Double J | TPB

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Remember when he got this tat, we all thought it was weird b/c no one thought he'd be around much longer? Haha funny now that we'll always think of the Hossa trade as the Dupuis trade now.

3 years ago on Dupuis Re-Signs | TPB

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Great signing by the Pens. Only 100k more of a cap hit for Dupuis. I'm thrilled. Two more years of DUPES!

3 years ago on JAGR WATCH: Day 9, Jagrwatch reaches DEFCON 1 | TPB

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@Adam12 Rimshot, good sir.

3 years ago on 2011 NHL Draft Day Two | TPB

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So damn, that second round was like a speed-dating session. Man.

3 years ago on 2011 NHL Draft Day Two | TPB

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@deleted_11399_walterflanagan @Bubby Man, brilliant way of explaining it. Right on.

3 years ago on 2011 NHL Draft Day Two | TPB

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@deleted_11399_walterflanagan Nope, nothing wrong with it. It is puzzling.

3 years ago on 2011 NHL Draft Day Two | TPB

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@SaintMarty Oh, I agree. No faith lost here. Just confused, that's all.

3 years ago on 2011 NHL Draft Day Two | TPB

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I'm somewhat confused, unless this is part of some massive trading strategy.

3 years ago on 2011 NHL Draft Day Two | TPB

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@JenBroflovski I....I...I'M NOT WORTHY! I'M NOT WORTHY! I'M SCUM! I SUCK!

3 years, 1 month ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-621.html

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Wow, ya think I coulda formatted that a little better? Shows how girly excited I am.

3 years, 1 month ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-621.html

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HCDB On adding Jaromir Jagr: Hypothetically, you’re talking about a guy in his last year in the National Hockey League had 75 points. That’s leading our team last year. That’s an intriguing thing to think about. He’s a power-play guy. What you saw him do in the World Championship against NHL-caliber players was nothing short of outstanding on a bigger ice surface. Those are intriguing things to think about hypothetically. It’s tough not to think about adding 75 points to your roster if it’s something you’re capable of doing. On if he’ll lobby Shero to add Jagr: We were having the coaches meetings and there was an article in the Russian paper about some interest on Jagr’s part in talking to the Penguins. That was about a month ago. We found that to be amusing since that wasn’t true. But it was intriguing to see that it was out there that the had said there was interest there. On if he’s spoken to Jagr: I have not spoken to Jaromir. On if the organization has spoken to Jagr: Not at this time, no.

3 years, 1 month ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-621.html

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@deleted_11399_walterflanagan @Adam12 Nope, no shock there. And they actually make good pets. Love 'em. Want 'em.

3 years, 1 month ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-621.html

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@deleted_11399_walterflanagan Oh. Dear. God. Do want. In the market for a guinea pig lately, too. now I gotta find one of these.

3 years, 1 month ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-621.html

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@deleted_11399_walterflanagan Agreed. This is new levels of Derek-ness. Though I'm pretty close myself with this one. I may very well have a full on cardiac episode if he signs with anyone from the NHL, Pens or not. For opposite reasons.

3 years, 1 month ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-621.html

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..and with that, I will slink off with my nerdiness guage filled for the day.

3 years, 2 months ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-426.html

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One does not simply deke into Mordor! We may all die with this team, but it is not this day!

3 years, 2 months ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-426.html

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@matsif @CammieBuckeye @Savage_Beast Epic series of comments there, capped off with one of the greatest finishes. Epic, sir.

3 years, 2 months ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-426.html

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@vdub71 And as for things I would do...yeah. To see Guerin in a Pens uniform again? bring on the dark alley. ;-)

3 years, 2 months ago on Game Seven: Anything Can Happen | TPB

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@vdub71 Guerin. That guy makes magic happen. He needs to be an ast. coach on this team instead of a consultant on WBS. B/c it seems like that's what they are lacking right now. Some veteran balls-to-the-wall leadership. For the short time that we had him as a player, He ranks in my top-5 all time Pens. Get out the whiskey, boys.

3 years, 2 months ago on Game Seven: Anything Can Happen | TPB

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Fucking. A. Thank you Pensblog. Exactly what I needed to see. Another game 7 we 'weren't supposed' to win. God it hurts seeing Sid and Geno.

Just like the other game 7 we 'weren't supposed' to win two months later. I still believe. It's hard to do, but I do. Just looks a little bleak.

3 years, 2 months ago on Game Seven: Anything Can Happen | TPB

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@staplerova Shit, there isn't even any other sports outlets picking this up. They see it for how ridiculous it really is.

3 years, 3 months ago on Let's watch Darren Dreger call for Tyler Kennedy to be suspended | TPB

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@Fitzy Hell if he isn't careful with this blatant onesided shit, it could be sooner than later. He needs to remember that being a sports journalist is a very fickle position to be in. And that anyone with a little bit of writing skill and sports knowledge can pull it off. Just takes some lucky breaks to get where he is. No disrespect, really. But it is true.

3 years, 3 months ago on Let's watch Darren Dreger call for Tyler Kennedy to be suspended | TPB

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@Fitzy I know, its awesome. And of course, he doesn't respond to anyone. Too cool for that.

3 years, 3 months ago on Let's watch Darren Dreger call for Tyler Kennedy to be suspended | TPB

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@Fitzy Exactly. Never had any problem really with Bob. He at least seems to see things on more of a balanced scale.

3 years, 3 months ago on Let's watch Darren Dreger call for Tyler Kennedy to be suspended | TPB

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@Fitzy Oh yeah He mad. I'm sure I'm blocked now, just like everyone that ever even remotely disagreed with anything he said. He blocks more people than Michalek.

3 years, 3 months ago on Let's watch Darren Dreger call for Tyler Kennedy to be suspended | TPB

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My comments to Dreger: Nothing but respect, but just wondering if you even saw anything else from the last Pit/TB game besides the TK thing. i get where you're coming from with this, but there was barely any contact. We all see it. May not have even touched Brewer.Yet no mention of the TWO, BLATANT headshots that went completely uncalled that resulted in a quiet room trip for Talbot and missed shifts for Dupuis. No mention at all? Really? I mean, the least you could do is call it on both sides here. Not only that,but where were ya when PK Subban nearly took off J.Staal's foot last year?I heard nothing about it.

3 years, 3 months ago on Let's watch Darren Dreger call for Tyler Kennedy to be suspended | TPB

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Just felt the need to actually call out Dreger on Twitter. Probably not the best of ideas. I'm usually above this, but damn. All I ask for is a little balance. So hope he enjoys blocking me after I sent him a series of tweets with my opinion. No swearing, nothing insulting, just a well-thought out opinion on what I saw. Knowing him, seriously, he'll block me. I know it. The guy can't handle criticism. I've seen it before, many times.

3 years, 3 months ago on Let's watch Darren Dreger call for Tyler Kennedy to be suspended | TPB

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I'm beginning to notice this time of year is what I even put up with the rest of the year for. Commence the grinding down of bitches. LET'S FUCKING GO PENS.

3 years, 3 months ago on Playoff Gameday - Round One, Game Two - Lightning | TPB

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@matsif Fuck. Yes. I love that man. In a totally non-homo way. I think.

3 years, 3 months ago on Playoff Gameday - Round One, Game Two - Lightning | TPB

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@El_Chupacabra Nice, man. Pretty bad-ass.

3 years, 3 months ago on RECAP: Game One. Setting The Tone. PENS WIN. | TPB

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@Nassau=Gag Haha nice. ;-)

3 years, 3 months ago on Get Your Mind Right | TPB

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Jesus, just sat in line for two hours for a gas giveaway, plus already on edge just waking up this morning..lol Fucking hyped as shit.

Oh my god, during the "against the odds" video, once again, I cried when Bowman said "the coach will always be Bob Johnson" that gets me EVERY time. Unbelievable time, unbelievable team. Man. And this current team gives me those same feelings. I'm so goddamn hyped. LETS FUCKING GO PENS.

3 years, 3 months ago on Get Your Mind Right | TPB

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@jeffurry Exactly what I did. ;-) Just now listening.

3 years, 3 months ago on PODCAST: 04.11 | TPB

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well, if i can get the damn thing to load at some point. I see others are having issues too. Thought it was me, as I just did some heavy network configurating, and this was the first thing I've really looked at since. Apparently not.

3 years, 3 months ago on PODCAST: 04.11 | TPB

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oh sweet heaven, my Tuesday is complete. Well, after the Stoosh gives us his weekly wisdom. But, YAY podcast.

3 years, 3 months ago on PODCAST: 04.11 | TPB

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@akus I need walterflanagan at my house. ;-) And laughs would be had.

3 years, 3 months ago on Tampa Bay media links | TPB

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@YostIceArena Haha I got ya, sorry to sound like a dick a little. I'm just fed up with the bullshit. I completely agree with what you're saying. He did wrong, and should be punished. And will be. And it'll really suck for us. He should know better at this point, but who knows what the circumstances before that were, and ho knows what was said or done beforehand. None of us know how we'd react on the ice, unless we've played before. I'll admit, when I play, I've got a certain Cooke mentality too. I'm a small guy so I've gotta throw myself around a little more. I can't score at will, so I find other ways to be noticed on the ice. Cooke plays with a style I wish I had the energy and pain tolerance to emulate. Sometimes it just overflows. Do we all not remember earlier in the season when Bylsma was asking him WHY he's been backing off of hits?

3 years, 4 months ago on RECAP: The Walls Of Jero-Cooke. PENS LOSE | TPB

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@deleted_11399_walterflanagan @Retire21 @Birdman79 Thank you.. point made. This should be in a post. lol

3 years, 4 months ago on RECAP: The Walls Of Jero-Cooke. PENS LOSE | TPB

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@Birdman79 @biggoron @akus Dude do you not get it? Dirty goon? How many goons in the NHL score and kill penalties like he does? Yeah, that's what I thought. You see Gillies, Biznasty, Orr, guys like that scoring and killing penalties and whatnot with the best of them? Nope, thought not. Most of them are warming benches most of the season. Cooke isn't even in the same league as them. I think Cooke's one of the 7 most important players on this team. Even when the team is healthy. Can you say that about any of the other 'goons' around the league?

3 years, 4 months ago on RECAP: The Walls Of Jero-Cooke. PENS LOSE | TPB

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@YostIceArena And you're reacting exactly like most are. I'm sick of it. Defend yer fuckin team. Is MC dirty? Yes. Do we not love that passion he plays with when it isn't done at a bad time? OF course we do. Yes, this was bad timing, and sometimes he doesn't know when to chill it out.But, we need that here. I love matt cooke. He made a mistake, again. I'm not defending the hit. I'm defending his style. 90% of players in the NHL don't go out and play with the balls that he does.Yes, it goes too far sometimes, but I'll take the bad with the good. Fuck this. Yes, he'll be suspended. He should be. But I'll never say cut him. He's one of the most talented guys on this team when he isn't being dragged through the mud by this minute's 'experts' on the NHL that have never even put on a pair of skates before.

3 years, 4 months ago on RECAP: The Walls Of Jero-Cooke. PENS LOSE | TPB

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I said my piece on this. I feel like I'm going to reserve any more opinion on it, as there are too many factors involved. I think Chara's a little more professional than that to actually consider something that deliberate, but man...its really hard to defend that. Damn.

3 years, 4 months ago on Chara hit on Pacioretty | TPB

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Oh dear god that hit was sickening. I'm sorry I can't find any reason to defend Chara for that. None. Just...wrong. He saw where he was. I'm in awe. That's some serious shit. Can't believe Pacs is alive, and moving extremities at this point.

3 years, 4 months ago on Chara hit on Pacioretty | TPB

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@deleted_11399_walterflanagan Thank you. That's exactly what I've been trying to say. I haven't been able to put it in such a cognescent string of words like that, but that sums it up perfectly. It's not as if he doesn't know what he's doing. He's incredibly clear-minded into what he's doing and what's going on.

3 years, 4 months ago on PODCAST: 03.02

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@Lastfedaykin @Lemay1945 LEGENDARY comment. Put that one in the bin. :-)

3 years, 5 months ago on RECAP: TK's Playhouse. PENS WIN.

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@studuncan @zirky Yeah, I can see that, since we're having the discussion, anyway. In Shero I Trust.

3 years, 5 months ago on RECAP: TK's Playhouse. PENS WIN.

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@zirky @studuncan Nahh, not till the season's over. I didn't mean trade-bait for the deadline. More looking ahead, really. :-) TK and Talbot's contracts run out this season too. And I really don't want to lose Rupp. One of my favorite players.

3 years, 5 months ago on RECAP: TK's Playhouse. PENS WIN.

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@zirky @studuncan Agreed. I totally get that statement. At the beginning of this season, I would have said I was happy with the team as it was. I'm starting to see some changes, I'll admit. There is some serious trade-bait on this team right now. Talbot, TK, Godard, Rupp...I mean, how nice is it to have options, when we've got a team this deep?

3 years, 5 months ago on RECAP: TK's Playhouse. PENS WIN.

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@studuncan I wouldn't go that far. I am seeing though, on a team filled WITH callups, he isn't outshowing them. Which is a problem, at his level. I hate it more than anyone. I LOVE the big talboski. But his time with this team may be done soon. I mean, look at someone like TK..for once, he's most of the production. Talbo should be doing the same at this point. He's got all the opportunity in the world. Sucks, man. Love the guy, hate to see him go, but that's the direction its headed.

3 years, 5 months ago on RECAP: TK's Playhouse. PENS WIN.

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@RentedMule Actually that doesn't sound that unaccurate. :-) Including the crank.

3 years, 5 months ago on RECAP: TK's Playhouse. PENS WIN.

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stoop kid reference...nice. :-)

3 years, 5 months ago on Nick Johnson, Others on Call-Up Watch

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Now it gets ugly. Keep the top lines off the ice. This has potential to end badly.

3 years, 6 months ago on GAMEDAY CHAT- THIRD PERIOD Pens/Bolts LIVE

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Bring the chaos. Should be a good game tonight. Think Sid will be out for blood tonight. Fleury, stay in the crease. Staal, we've so missed you. Do It. Go Pens. Woo.

3 years, 6 months ago on Gameday 41 - Lightning

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Interesting, may bring me back to cblog as more than your average lurker. I miss those days, really. ;-)

3 years, 6 months ago on The Next 42: Five Things To Look Forward To

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