I like the Carcillo signing. Yea, he might be a goon but the dude has played more playoff games than most, has a Ring and is a presence on the ice.
It will be strange though seeing him in a Pens Jersey.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/proteautype-produces-woefully-horrid-article-calls-mario-lemiuex-a-hypocrite.html
So was this the "off ice" issue Sid was dealing with? Wasnt there a story after the Playoffs where Rossi was interviewed by the DVE guys and Rossi spilled the beans about an "Issue" 87 was having.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/sidney-crosby-needs-wrist-surgery.html
"Cocaine is a hell of a drug" - Rick James
Could have been worse, he could have grabbed the dudes hockey stick. That takes balls though.......
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
I find it funny that all these players who 'sucked' are getting picked up quickly and getting paid bank.
This is the typical Pittsburgh fan wanting instant gratification when it comes to sports. When it comes to actual numbers, the sample size is miniscule. Give ol' Jim a chance, Bsylma was loved and favored as a head coach until the number of a large sample size emerged (4 years). It took 4 years for people to realize that he was a mediocre coach when it came to coaching the Pens. Hell, Shero was a god among men and look where he ended up.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/jim-rutherford-rating-only-way-to-go-is-up.html
I picture Shero sitting at home in a his leather chair, sipping 30 year old scotch and laughing
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@thepensblog @Con_Soul11 Seriously, the dude played out of his mind all season and with the team signing Letang to that much $, do you really think Nisky would take a Pittsburgh discount?
1.So he didnt have some players #'s?
-If I made millions and gave my # to hood rats all the time, I'd change my # a lot too.
-What kind of coach is going to agree to a short term deal? Babcock's contract is up soon
3. Niskanen being traded
-If you didnt know Niskanen was going to be traded last season, you shouldnt be watching hockey.
4. "Willing" to trade 1st rd pick, didnt say he was going to. Draft didnt happen yet.
Dan on Willie sounds better than Dan on Dan.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/who-is-willie-desjardins-three-quick-things-on-whiteboard-willie.html
Does this mean Staal is coming back?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/report-the-pens-new-gm-will-be-jim-rutherford.html
I smirk a little at the people who wanted Shero gone for a "better" GM. Mario is the ultimate troll.......
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/why-pierre-mcguire-as-penguins-gm-might-not-be-completely-terrible.html
20 years ago I was shittin' yellow in diapers, ill be doing the same 60 years from now.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/a-20-year-old-article-and-who-cares.html
If Pierre gets the GM job, the NHL should at least call him Regis.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/wpxi-shows-candidates-for-penguins-gm-causes-some-to-throw-up.html
I feel like I just read The Warren Commission Report.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/our-official-dan-bylsma-firing-gif.html
What better representation of how this all went down
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/dan-bylsma-ray-shero-will-be-gone-reports.html
@YorkPens @dvoMaybe 87 just likes nappy headed hoes, aint nothing wrong with dat.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-watch-milan-lucic-cry.html
@YorkPens Wait, what.
The video reminds me of the movie, A Christmas Story when Ralphie is confronted by Sid Farkus. Sid keeps saying to Ralphie, "Cry baby, go ahead and cry for me".
I'd say Neal taking retaliatory penalties is worse then that.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/heres-the-worst-play-of-the-penguins-season.html
The foster mother in that movie freaked me out as a kid
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-a-penguins-fan-attempted-to-do-the-angels-in-the-outfield-during-game-7-it-didnt-work.html
Did anyone but me read Rossi's article about 87 and 71 being jammed up due to Bylsma's long meetings, him calling 87 and 71 out for bad plays and hockey not being 'fun' anymore?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-following-just-happened-in-a-sentence-mike-keenan-penguins-coaching.html
Can we get the deaf lady from Seinfeld who can read lips? I'd love to know what Crosby is saying in the .gif
Pens need to score the 1st goal on Tuesday, if they dont then start counting the open seats. Gotta beat the traffic.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-lose-everything-on-the-line-tuesday-night.html
@Animals @mingtownAd Block Plus?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
I hope Ni$ky takes the Pittsburgh discount next year.......
Rossi said last night on Twitter that 44's injury last night wasnt related to any previous injuries. Safe to say that Orpik hurt his lower leg/knee so that narrows his previous injury to upper body I presume?
Marc Staal was still pissed about Crosby dancing with his mom as Jordan's wedding. You'll have that.
@Bilbo Gibbons thats bc 4 had 18 mins of ice time and 8 mins on the PK
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@dannyjimmy @Con_Soul11 But who else would you sit? 4-41 are playing well, 7 and 58 are playing good, 2 and 3, or 2 and 44? tough call.
Also, if 44 ever comes back I think Maatta needs to sit. I not knocking Maatta, but you can tell that he is fatigued, as any 19y/o who has played a redic amount of games in the NHL. Take a break Maatta, its OK, we still love you.
If the Rangers beat Philly in game 6 they would of gotten more of a break, so enough with the scheduling talk.
@Bilbo Gibbons You cant tell me that Bob didnt know Sutter was going back hand. It was a good goal on Sutter's part, but c'mon.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-win-4-3-advance-to-round-2.html
And for the record, Sutter's goal was the softest goal I've ever seen a goalie give up. #justsayin
@jlavalle @Bilbo GibbonsBecause thats all people have been posting about. In one breathe ppl talk about how good of a team CBJ is, and in the next breath they bash the Pens for giving up a 3pd goal. Pens fans arent satisfied with a series win against a good team. Pens didnt sweep the jackets, they suck, pens gave up 3 goals in the 3rd, they suck, pens are outmatched, they suck.
Its playoff hockey, teams dont make it to the Playoffs and all of a sudden sit back and wait for the better team to beat them. CBJ played with desperation this series, they came in as the 'underdog' and proved they were a good team. But in the long run, they lost to a better team.
@jlavalle Try to imagine being a SJ fan right now, LA has won the past 3 games and the series to going to game 7.
@jlavalle You dont feel good about how the series ended? So you dont feel good that the Pens won the series?
People are so contradicting, everyone talks about how good the Jackets are, well the Pens beat a good team in the playoffs, doesnt that make the Pens a better team? Dig your head out of the sand, its playoff hockey.
@dvo He was back on the bench at the end of the game, he jumped over the boards without any problems, he seemed fine. I'm no doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
But the Pens didnt win the series in 3 games, they'll never make it through the next round.
@LoranMannIsTheMann @Con_Soul11Pretty much hit the nail on the head.
Now, have I spent $300 for playoff game tix, sure I have, but that was back in the day living with the parents and still having a full time job.
Those $300 tix I bought were probably from some executive who saw a potential investment to buy a season ticket package and selling the tix for more $ and never even attending a game, an acceptable ROI.
Point being, I see why some people are butt hurt about spending good money on a team they have lost faith in. It sucks having to type that comment but I feel this is the case.
Would I do cartwheels down the hallway at work if someone said I could buy their tix at face value to Sat's game? You bet your sweet ass I would. But I still enjoy watching the game at home, spending all but my cable bill and $25 for a case of Labatt's, win or lose.......
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-joyless-penguins-and-their-fans.html
60 minute fans, thats all it is. "Hey Bob, when you are done with your important CEO meeting, want to head to the Mellon Arena, to watch a playoff game?"
"Sure Mike, do you think it will matter if I wear my suit? I know, I'll loosen my tie to fit in better"
Since game 1, the Consol has been equal to the crowd at a Helen Keller open mic.
I came to the conclusion that the Pens only play 10 minutes of good hockey, after that its all up in the air, you can feel it. This may be due to coaching or player stamina, I dont know. The Consol on Saturday better register on California's richter scale. Pens in 15.......
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-four-blue-jackets-win-4-3-in-ot.html
And for the love of all that is Holy, to the fans going to the game on Saturday, your throats need to bleed.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-blue-jackets-stun-the-penguins-in-ot-series-tied-at-2-2.html
The Pens only play 10 mins of good hockey, after that its a shit show. Last nights 10 good minutes was in the 1st PD.
I dont know if they mic's on the camera's at the Consol suck or what, but I could hear crickets on the ROOT feed, butthurt.......
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Are we officially on Letang watch?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
I still get chills watching the Warrior vs Hulk vid, wow.
Ultimate Warrior was my favorite, next to Jake The Snake. Sad Day
Let the kids play!!!!!!!
In all honesty though, who really cares what Eddie O or Milbury have to say? Neither of them must not know what the term, "Pot calling the kettle black" means. Roenick probably thinks it means its time for lunch.
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/eddie-olczyk-throws-his-hat-into-the-crazy-person-ring.html
@cblack66 True, but 1 PP goal in any of the 50 previous minutes would of gave the Pens the lead. Hindsight is 20/20
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/