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Yeah, I've been wondering about Malkin too. I know he isn't the most camera friendly guy, but I have yet to see him in any video clips, or pictures. Not even in the background. 

1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-preseason-game-4-vs-minnesota.html

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@PenGeno Sorry, but the leftover pizza is lunch, and you're gonna need to talk to Belle about the Dog treats... 


FYI: She doesn't share well. =) 

1 day, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-pittsburgh-penguins-minnesota-wild.html

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The girlfriend had to go spend the night with her grandparents... That means two things.. 


1.) Digiorno pizza

2.) Dog gets unlimited dog treats



1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-pittsburgh-penguins-minnesota-wild.html

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The Bosscast link i posted below is working... 


Have an excellent evening!

1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-pittsburgh-penguins-minnesota-wild.html

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@PenGeno @FuuManChuMan I wish the enormous amount of money I spend on Center Ice every year would cover it!


1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-pittsburgh-penguins-minnesota-wild.html

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@PenGeno @FuuManChuMan I THINK I found one of Bosscast . net that is going to work. 

Bosscast seems like it has a little less garbage to get through typically. 



Waiting for the game to start to find out though. 



1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-pittsburgh-penguins-minnesota-wild.html

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@LP66 Earn a roster spot by what ever means necessary... Ruthless, but effective. 


I approve. 

4 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beau-bennett-just-left-practice-with-a-serious-injury.html

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@PenGeno @FuuManChuMan So far- Malkin, Sid, Koon, and now Beau have been hurt at practice. 


How much $$$ do you think that costs the Pens organization? 


No clue how many of those are due to the ice though. 

4 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beau-bennett-just-left-practice-with-a-serious-injury.html

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Wonder how long they are going to let the gumba in charge of the ice keep his job? 

4 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beau-bennett-just-left-practice-with-a-serious-injury.html

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Between the really odd music and *Ehh.... What did I just say?* moments on that broadcast. 


<3

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-pittsburgh-penguins-columbus-blue-jackets.html

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@softtears You will feel dirty getting to the video, but it is there. 


Great find Softears, and thanks!

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-pittsburgh-penguins-columbus-blue-jackets.html

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OK, I got it good on Bosscast.


Good luck fellas!


1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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I've got the game playing on Bosscast, but there is a media player ad right in the middle of the screen


1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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I don't know why, but I'm really excited to see this Dea fella play. 


1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@floorlizard I was waiting for it to get a little closer to game time to ask, but yeah... I'd like to know the same thing. 



1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Pens flag is proudly flying outside my house once again. 

1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@brendannn @FuuManChuMan I may need some help on that. I will be watching from my company owned computer, so I'd like it to be as safe as possible as far as virus and such go. 



1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Will Center Ice allow me to see the game down here in North Carolina?



1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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With all the bad turnovers and the new tripping penalty- Letangs gonna rack up some serious PIMs this year. 


2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/nhls-new-rules-and-what-it-means-for-you.html

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@Breno   I guess with Tanner Glass and Joey V gone they needed to fill the void. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-penguins-twitter-account-is-off-to-a-great-start.html

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Nice to read something that's not about advance stats and over 120 words on here. 


Watching Malkin push Couturier down like a bitch made my morning. 



3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/proteautype-produces-woefully-horrid-article-calls-mario-lemiuex-a-hypocrite.html

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I hated Arron Asham until he played for the Pens, so maybe Carcillo will grow on me, but I doubt it. 



3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/were-in-on-carcillo-on-one-condition.html

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@pawsbyandmeowkin @Hibbits @Bradley James McEachern


I've always pictured Hibbits sounding like Lewis Black in real life. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/madden-malkin-not-impressed-by-johnston.html

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@eshrum6 It looks like the whole coaching staff was that way with Letang...


Or Tanger is too dense to understand when he screws up. 


2 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/reirden-led-niskanen-and-orpik-to-washington.html

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Looks like an IKEA Bukkaka in there....



2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Animals @cblack66 I remember watching that live and saying to myself... "Are you fucking kidding me?"



2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/kasperi-kapanen-shined-at-the-development-camp.html

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@firefox91 @Vlad2222 It's all about the angle of approach... 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@Hibbits Settle down negative Nancy. Anytime you don't NEED to go under the knife, is a good time. 


2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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I just saw Mike Rupp is still an UFA... Always liked him ( And Asham) when they were Pens. 


2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/heres-matt-niskanen-in-a-caps-jersey.html

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I'm not sure why people are freaking out about this line up...


Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis

Bennett-Malkin-Hornqvist

Spaling-Sutter-Downie

Megna/Adams-Goc-Comeau


1st line = Same as last year + healthy Duper ( Hopefully he is back to form ) They have always done well above average together. 


2nd line = Geno + Healthy Bennett ( Hopefully for more than a 7 game stretch ) + Someone who doesn't need Malkin spoon feeding him goals. Neal had a fabulous shot, no doubt about it,  but other then that he was basically DOA. Every time Neal had the puck longer then it takes to fire a wrister, he lost it. He was garbage when it came to wall work, stick handling, and puck possession. Garbage.  Period. I know very little about Hornqvist, but from all accounts I've read, I would take him in a 7 game series over Neal any day.


3rd Line = Sutter (Who was coming into his own towards the end of last season )  + Downie ( Who with Tocchet as a coach could be a very good 3rd line winger ) + Spaling ( I have no idea about this guy, but from what I read he isn't a huge liability ) 


4th Line = Goc who is very solid for a 4th liner IMO. Adams ( You know what you get at least ) + Megna or Comeau ( Both Solid players ). Not Tanner Glass.



The defense is a wash compared to last year as far as I'm concerned. 


No it's not perfect, and there are some "Who fucking knows?" but,  I'll ride with this team till trade deadline and see what happens. 


On top of all of that, this GM and HC have publicly said they will hold players accountable. I can't imagine how far that could take a player like Geno and Letang. Think of Geno pissed off because he got bitched out in first intermission. 



All I can say is- I feel better about this line up then I did at the beginning of the 2013 season. 



3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-dream-dies-kulemin-signs-with-the-islanders.html

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Trying to play grabass with a cop will get ya every time. 



3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/claude-giroux-arrested-and-it-is-hilarious.html

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Man, after seeing what Orpik got, you have to think Nisky feels ripped. 


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/free-agency-so-far.html

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Damn, I missed Rutherfords presser and now I can't find it anywhere. 


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@cblack66 Where did Engo go?


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@dannyjimmy That makes perfect sense... They liked Asham enough to bury him in their minor league team last year, so now they decide to pick up Glass... Rupp also comes to mind. 



3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@cblack66 Ehhh.... If you play your cards right you may actually get JR to pay ya for him. 


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@cblack66 Florida seems like a perfect fit for him. 


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@HYJYNX I keep seeing where Nisky  turned down the offer from Tampa of 7 million for 7 years. 


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@dmacpgh I haven't seen anything on Orpik yet?

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@dmacpgh Even though it would never happen, I still think Iggy playing in his correct position with a full training camp behind him would be lights out for the Pens. 


He would have to come on the cheap though. 


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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There for a second it sounded like you guys have a story involving Neal and a certain white powdery substance...?


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pensblog-podcast-live-1005pm-6-29.html

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@Midnight Rider @FuuManChuMan  I completely agree, but when someone is in his position, they need to project the impression of a competent leader. 


He has failed horribly in that aspect, and him being the face of the penguins management, it has furthered the public sentiment that they are in a tailspin. 



3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@Midnight Rider I agree with everything you said, but the problem is with the way he's handling it from a PR standpoint. 


I agree he walked into a shit storm of a job, but there is absolutely no reason to be this transparent with the public about the issues he needs to resolve. 


From this point on- Everyone knows the coach he finally hires was a 2nd or 3rd round option. 






3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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I've never heard upper management give so many damaging "Tidbits" to reporters before. 

Maybe Jim isn't conditioned to realize that what he says will be reported in Pittsburgh....Just SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY. 


Acceptable quotes are below...


Tenure as GM:

"The topic of length hasn't come up yet, but I expect to be here as long as it takes to make this team competitive again, and perhaps mentor some of the promising employees currently in the origination for the next step in their careers" 


Coaching search:

"We have interviewed many quality coaches, but haven't found the one we envision leading this team yet. I'm sorry, but the applicants names will not be released at this point."


Trading Nisky:

"We have been in close communication with his agent, and things are progressing as planned."


Draft strategy:

"We feel confident we can get some quality players- be it through the draft, or via trades." ( Sly Wink)




3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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