NHL Center Ice has changed my life. Go Pens!
@ Dillon tinfoilhat brigade in 3-2-1
5 days, 3 hours ago on Gameday 72 – Pens at Coyotes
@Kinguin @Torpedo_Vegas Happy 1st Day of Spring!!! ;-)
1 week ago on Gameday 71 – Pens at Stars
Alright, back to the damn paperwork I never have time to finish during my actual work day.
Hang tough fellow Pens fans. The team will either right the ship or they won't and life will go on.
1 week, 2 days ago on Gameday 70 – Pens at Devils
@kirk_75 @roCkhopper @Rage I'm older :-)
@Rage @Lionel Hutz @kirk_75 My nephew's squirt level games are awesome fun!
@Rage @kirk_75 Me too. I've had to learn to pull away a bit, usually by dividing my attention during the games so I don't get sucked into the vortex!
@Rage @kirk_75 Anyone else finding any irony in a guy who's name is Rage giving this piece of advice?
I love it!
@kirk_75 I can see that.
@kirk_75 @Rage I probably wouldn't blame the officiating. I'd probably blame my players and coaches for failing to adapt.
Although, I guess I could see myself blaming officiating for a single blown call in the last minutes of a game 7 costing my team, but if it's more the nature of the whole series then it's on the team to adjust.
Maybe we can get Gary Roberts to be their motivational speaker rather than the leader of sports performance at the new rink?
@Rage @roCkhopper @AngryPanda That's why you may have a point )))))))
@Rage @roCkhopper @AngryPanda agree to disagree and all that ;-)
I think you have a bit of a point, but I work primarily with kids and have seen the damage done when adults use fear and intimidation to create behavioral change.
@Rage @roCkhopper @AngryPanda Can I give them a verbal lashing rather than a physical one? I am generally against corporal punishment.
@kirk_75 @Rage Also, the only Detroit guy I saw arguing/complaining to the officials was Babcock; don't remember any Red Wing players losing their cool.
Makes me wonder if part of the problem is the players not feeling like their coaches have their back in that manner. I know Bylsma never complained even when I felt he had more than enough reason. Haven't watched Johnson close enough to know if he ever complains on the players' behalf.
@kirk_75 @Rage There is a difference between being okay with it and knowing that complaining about it is gonna backfire.
@Rage @AngryPanda @roCkhopper I was actually thinking earlier today (way before tonight's game) that someone needs to set the players up with a sports psychologist, applied behavior analyst or other therapist. I'm not a sports psychologist but I think I'd be able to help them figure their shit out.
@Rage @AngryPanda @roCkhopper It makes me wonder if the bitch fits the Pens have thrown at times when the calls don't go their way are an attempt to make it seem like they do care.
@Rage @roCkhopper I'm not blaming the officials for tonight's loss either. I'm blaming the Pens for not handling their reactions in check when they disagree with a call or are unhappy with the officiating team. Letang slamming his stick after the no call on the trip was the opposite of how he should have handled the situation given the last game and his comments following it. I also am saying that it's within the nature of humans in general and therefore officials to see what they want to see and ignore what they don't want to see. There is a specific name for this something-something bias (too tired to think up or look up the actual term).
@Rage @roCkhopper I hear what you're saying and yet I saw what I saw tonight too and it's a pretty easy conclusion to reach that the refs were making a statement. Do I think the league would allow that long-term or regularly, no. However, it's pretty accepted that they let individual players reputations affect calls - I hear it from announcers across the league that some guys are getting a penalty because of their rep. If it was just fans saying it or only one or two broadcast teams that would be one thing, but it's more widespread than that.
Let me be clear that I don't think the refs not making calls because they don't like the Pens attitude toward them is right, but it certainly looks like it just happened in this game. (I admittedly only caught the 3rd period).
You reap what you sow Pens.
Refs will not let you get away with the shit you pulled last game. They will make you pay and pay and, who knows, maybe pay again next game or 15.
@NHreD @roCkhopper Saving it for playoffs?
1 week, 6 days ago on Gameday 68 – Bruins at Pens
@ Dillon @NHreD PENS!
@YinzerinCT I don't believe anything until I hear it from the Pens
@kirk_75 Still hoping it's stomach flu for both he and Sid
Geno's out ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
@stapler or vomiting.....or both if he's really unlucky
@ Dillon @roCkhopper Still only down 1-0 so it could have been worse
@Lindas1st Nah, given how unprepared the Pens were getting Adams on the bench (sister said he finally made it 8 minutes into the period), I'm thinking they were pretty surprised he wasn't ready to go.
Okay, first period over without any further disasters
@ Dillon This goes well with my desire for Sid's absence to be related to illness rather than injury
I am going to choose to assume Sid is sick not injured given how unprepared the Pens were.....
Maybe he got hit with the violent stomach bug that had me taking my sister to the ER Wednesday night. Not that I would wish that on anyone, but at least it's a short term thing.
@shooter` I've got no sound on my. Center Ice feed.......
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Gameday 65 – Pens at Kings
@presidentjlh @KONP @Lionel Hutz so was it worth it?
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@Blackout. It was pretty ugly
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Gameday 61 – Pens at Capitals
@Sue-per Mo I started lurking in 07-08 but started commenting in 09.
@ Dillon @roCkhopper damn Kindle autocorrect
Thought Leonsis had his arm around Bettman there
LET'S GO PENS!
What the fuck was that noise during that last stoppage?
@SaintMarty @orby asides from that one Stanley Cup that one time which doesn't count
holy fuck that was scary
@SaintMarty I'm still pissed about that
Someone wanted a shortie?