Central PA country boy with a serious hockey problem. Go Pens.
On that last point, I find myself trying to keep my excitement for Sundqvist in check. He's got 9g 10a in 41 gms with Skelleftea and is a +15.
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Malkin should get credit for the first goal. He occupied two defenders so all Hornqvist had to do was beat a JV goalie.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-54.html
@boom_strakalaka @MoonSloth Problem with this logic is the same problem when people talk about trading 71. Yeah you get more cap relief, but you don't have 58 anymore. You never get value when trading an elite player.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/letang-proving-his-worth.html
@Hibbits Sutter and Eller are the same player. Not a great example of someone head and shoulders better.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/jagrwatch-recap-day-6-the-watch-losing-momentum.html
If you're not sticking up for a teammate because you might take a penalty in a game in January, then you need to re-evaluate your life. The score was what, 3-1 at that time? A Penguin should have gotten kicked out of the game for jumping Suter. Who cares if it wakes Minnesota up? Show some pride.
This has nothing to do with enforcers or "The Code". It has to everything to do with standing up for your brother.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-34.html
Tough to say about Sundqvist. On a night where he really needed to step up, he had his worst game of the preseason. He'll be a solid player someday, but I don't think it's now.
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-preseason-game-4-vs-minnesota.html
Wow. I actually may start reading regularly again. Woo.
7 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-end-of-summer-update-ricks-replacement-and-a-new-hire.html
@Craig Ross Have to tell you that I went to the game Saturday and enjoyed the shit out of myself
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-sens-beat-pens-in-shootout.html
I'll never forgive Shero if he trades Despres. The kid is going to be a stud.
2 years ago on Let the Rumor Games begin
Throwing in the towel on Tangradi. I've been an unabashed supporter of the kid, but it's obvious that this either isn't the right system for him, or he's just an AHL lifer ala Alex Grioux.
2 years, 2 months ago on RECAP: Suttertron shines in Pens scrimmage
2 years, 2 months ago on Pens are Vegas favorites, but look closer
@RentedMule I read somewhere that with Nash/Semin still available it could drive the price for Ryan down. Obviously I'm no GM, so it remains to be seen.
2 years, 8 months ago on LINK CITY: Development camp, Bobby Ryan rumors heat up. | July2012
@Flip True, but the Pens didn't get a top 6 forward. They got a bottom 6 forward, a pick, and a prospect.
The Staal trade is probably the template for a deal. If the Ottawa Sun is to be believed, the Ducks wouldn't want to take a bunch of salary back. If the NHL play HAS to be a 2nd line center, than no, the Pens can't pony up. But if there is some flexibility they could put something together. I feel like a 2nd line center is a little steep for a guy who has publicly said he wants out.
@Jasp That has been his role up to this point. He has earned better than that with his play. CFA played 82 games and had 18 points. Staal played 62 games and had 50 points. No comparison. @Rage
2 years, 9 months ago on Staal rumors won't go away | June2012
@Rage Those numbers in a year that 87 missed significant time. In a year where Crosby is healthy, Staal won't get 20 minutes. It'll be more like 17 minutes, and mostly checking/PK/2nd PP time. Don't you think he's earned better than that?
@dvo @shuvel55 game 7
2 years, 11 months ago on Remember it | April 2012
Holy shit goosebumps. BRING ON THE PLAYOFFS.
2 years, 11 months ago on 2012 PLAYOFFS: Playoffs With Stoosh | April 2012
Come on, guys. You're using this meme all wrong.
3 years, 1 month ago on 2:00 PM - One hour left, buckle up | Feb2012
@pdoggy Yeah if a dog bears its teeth at you, that means BACK THE FUCK OFF. She paid for her insolence in blood.
3 years, 1 month ago on Link City, Kipper wins 300th game | Feb2012
@Fudgemanners You're deluded.
3 years, 1 month ago on Joe Vitale Gets The Contract Extension He Deserves | Feb2012
@Hoss If you're not getting better, you're getting worse. Why not make a trade to shore up the D for a playoff run?
3 years, 2 months ago on Could the USS Hal Gill be sailing back into Pittsburgh waters? | Jan2012
The Pens don't need Crosby right now, as much as they need SOMEONE to score goals. 5 goals in the last 4 games, and 1 goal in each of the last three games just isn't going to get it done.
3 years, 2 months ago on A Statement On Crosby Won't Change Anything | Jan2012
3 years, 3 months ago on Sidney Crosby Update | Dec2011
@Dapper_Dan_Man@STFD@Cruxen Engelland can be that guy too, and Letang can get nasty. There are guys who can take the body. Totally agree about Cooke though. I don't think he's nearly as effective as he once was.
3 years, 3 months ago on RECAP: The Champs Were Here. PENS LOSE. | Dec2011
@TPBadam No it can't 'be triggered'. It's an auto-immune disease that causes your body to attack the nerves that carry signals in your brain. Nobody is sure exactly what causes it. Whoever sent that email is a fucking idiot.
3 years, 4 months ago on RUMORS: The e-mails we got about Sidney Crosby | Nov2011
Man it's nice to see the Pens beating up on Varly again. Good to know that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
3 years, 4 months ago on RECAP: Snow Patrol. PENS WIN.
So I watched a little bit of her signing, and the reason they had her arrested is because she's awful. Just give up, Carrot. Your voice is terrible.
3 years, 5 months ago on JOBBER OF THE WEEK: The Carrot Edition | Oct2011
@Billgates I would also argue that Letestu is, in fact, a 4th line center. He was invisible from about December on last season.
3 years, 5 months ago on Morrow, Williams, Picard & Strait Cut | Oct2011
@Billgates I think 71 to the wing was an awful experiment. Keep him at C.
@Billgates Definitely forgot about Vitale. Vitale plays on the 4th line and Letestu up to 3.
I can relate to the 'Good Fuck.. Good Luck Finding' lady at the end of that video. I made the same mistake during a class in college once. Luckily the visiting Professor (from Germany) thought it was hilarious.
3 years, 6 months ago on LINK CITY: Still no clue what CRONS is | Sep2011
Make. This. Happen.
3 years, 9 months ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.thepensblog.com/pensblog-news/tpb/tuesdays-with-stoosh-621.html
@бабушка @biggoron They get weary. Nobody gets wooly. And she doesn't have stress she's wearing a dress... hahahaha love that movie.
3 years, 10 months ago on ROOT Sports GM Just Doesn't Get It | TPB
@akus @buchk Immediately posted to FB. Nothing more patriotic than Hotdog Boner Eagle.
3 years, 11 months ago on Bin Laden Is Dead | TPB
@LittleArtie @Savage_Beast Does his game really lend itself to third line duties? I'd rather have Cooke/Staal/Jeffrey on that line. They're all defensively gifted.
3 years, 11 months ago on Morning-After Pill: Easy to swallow | TPB
@TheCynic @GeneralSecretaryjlh The answer is Kovalev. Outside of Neal giving him a gift in game 1, Kovy was invisible except when he was taking a penalty.
Why in the holy shit do people think Malkin should be saddled with garbage wingers? Give him someone with some skill. Kunitz and Crosby were fantastic together this season. So good that you could put Pascal Dupuis on their line and they'd still score an ass-ton of goals. Why not even out the scoring lines a little. Put Neal with Malkin (who is nearly as good a setup guy as Sid) and put Staal on the 3rd line where he belongs.
Kunitz - Crosby - Whomever
Neal - Malkin - Tangradi (big line with the skill Malkin needs to be successful)
Cooke - Staal - Jeffrey (shut down city)
Adams - Letestu - Rupp
@orby @Savage_Beast Meh, why not? Like I said, Crosby was fine with Kunitz. I would rather they keep them together. Malkin needs to get going, however, and Neal is at his best with a guy who can get him the puck. Malkin can do that.
@TheCynic Let's also not forget that Crosby was scoring at about a 60 goal pace with Kunitz and Dupuis. Wouldn't you want to try to get Malkin going by putting him with Neal?
@eman41 I don't see any reason to rush him. It'll be his first pro year.
@matsif Why saddle Malkin with Cooke and Letestu. That has fail written all over it. Malkin needs guys with skill around him. He hasn't been the same since Sykora left.
@eman41 @orby I think Jeffrey with Cooke and Staal would be a sick 3rd line.
@orby Didn't Staal's performance as 'The Man' while 87 and 71 were out effectively end the' Malkin at wing' experiment. Malkin is a better offensive center than Jordan Staal.
@TheCynic Why? They're big and James Neal is at his best with a setup guy. Malkin needs to play with skilled players, Crosby does not.
Is it too early to start talking about lines/pairings for next season? So D and G are tied up for next season. A bunch of openings at forward, though.
Kunitz - Crosby -
Neal - Malkin - Tangradi
Cooke - Staal -
- Letestu -
Niskanen - Lovejoy
Let's ease off the Big Dog. Kid is 22 and had never played in the NHL playoffs. I'm one of the biggest Tangradi guys out there, but c'mon guys. I hope I'm wrong and you can all say 'I told you so', but I don't think the kid will be a world beater if he's slotted into the lineup. I think it's more likely that Comrie plays. Experience could be a factor.
3 years, 11 months ago on LINK CITY: Game 5 early start, New NHL TV contract, Who fills Kunitz's spot, Links & GIF | TPB
@Knuckles @Comrade Blackout Kenny Melvin would be a first ballot HOF'er.
3 years, 11 months ago on Pens take Game one 3-0, Orpik hit on Stamkos | TPB
Wow. Cblog is a shit show anymore.
3 years, 11 months ago on Tampa Bay media links | TPB