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8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/tristan-jarry-is-putting-on-a-clinic.html
Who's this Crosby guy they keep talking about? I heard he's decent.
2 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-pittsburgh-penguins-minnesota-wild.html
Lightning players pranked with fake 3rd jersey. Funny stuff.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beau-bennett-just-left-practice-with-a-serious-injury.html
@jovi0055 I think you are. :)
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-return-of-the-skating-penguin-five-thoughts-on-the-penguins-newold-third-jersey.html
I bought a couple of those jersey from China before. It was a bit of a shock going to to the post office to sign for what looked like a huge brick of heroin. Cause that is how they packed it. Anyway, the jerseys were okay but had some noticeable flaws, didn't have a good feel when wearing, and have and odd smell. I mean, I shouldn't be concerned about the smell because China has always been on the up-and-up when it comes to using safe materials in manufacturing, right? Yeah.... The legit jerseys are a lot more money, but I don' t buy a ton of them anyway so it is worth it to me to get them instead. I will probably grab one of these new ones eventually.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-return-of-the-skating-penguin-five-thoughts-on-the-penguins-newold-third-jersey.html
@gdsmack267 True story, confirmed on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and some whore I met on Tinder.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/look-for-the-penguins-new-third-jersey-on-friday.html
News flash... social media is not a news source. If you use it as a source and think it is credible, you are a douche.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/never-trust-the-internet-the-score-burned-by-a-fake-tweet.html
"First time in over 3 years that someone other than Malkin has been carrying Neal."
You fucking win, sirs. You win.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pens-delivered-tickets-today.html
Social media and cable news channels, the creators of all fake rage in the world.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-penguins-twitter-account-is-off-to-a-great-start.html
Solid Jeff Reed reference.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/nhls-new-rules-and-what-it-means-for-you.html
Fantastic job guys! Feels like Pensblog again.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@Hibbits If you mean the 2011 Winter Classic jerseys, agreed. If you mean the 2008, it's pretty much a draw. No matter what, it's blue. The Penguins roots may be blue, but the city is black and gold. Needs to stay that way.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/wbs-penguins-unveil-third-jersey.html
@Hibbits @firefox91 I repeat... no, no, and hell no.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/were-in-on-carcillo-on-one-condition.html
Good lord no. I didn't like the idea of Downie, but he did show he has some game in him. Carcillo is just a goon who adds nothing to the team but dumb penalties. No, no, and hell no.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/were-in-on-carcillo-on-one-condition.html
I suppose there is some truth to the garbage bag with holes comment. I did buy the 2011 Winter Classic jersey which I regret because it is so ugly and I never wear it. But if the Pens stay true to the black and gold I think they will do alright with this new one. But I'm not pre-ordering because no matter what, I will get it cheaper at some other time just by waiting a while.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-buy-the-pens-new-third-jersey.html
@Hibbits This makes the Jagr PB story look like award winning reporting.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pic-shows-pierre-mcguire-wearing-sandals-with-jeans.html
@Hibbits @firefox91 It might have been a feel-good story for a short time. But the team would have still disappointed. Jagr isn't what they needed.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-the-jagr-peanut-butter-story.html
What a strange video. I mean who the hell asks why is the peanut butter good? It just fucking tastes good, okay? I'm not fucking chef Ramsey and a degree on why stuff tastes good.
On another note, I have a jar of that peanut butter in my attic. I'm sure it tastes great after 15 years and the hot attic. I also have a jar of the Kasparitis Krunchers. Yeah, fuck Jagr and his peanut butter. Real men get pickles named after them.
I refuse to believe that this stuff was better than Jif even when fresh. Nothing is better than Jif, nothing. I can believe it was better than Bradshaw's PB though.
@Hibbits Peanut butter talk not compelling enough for you? LOL
I'm not participating in this. I have absolutely nothing against the guy. He was never expected to be a top 6, never slotted for it, never played like it. So why are we supposed to rip the guy as if he was but never lived up to it? Super star player he was not. But he did okay.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-coyotes-are-doing-askjvitale-right-now-do-your-worst.html
@Hibbits I don't understand.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-end-of-summer-update-ricks-replacement-and-a-new-hire.html
Is this the beginning of the end for Pensblog? Maybe the middle of the end because you have to admit, the community as a whole has fallen off. I'm not talking about summer time posts, I mean in the peak of the season rivalry games and the playoffs, posts aren't that much. There used to be gameday posts that would have hundreds of comments. Rarely is a photoshop posted anymore. It's just not as good as it used to be. But I get it, things change and people have other lives. But I certainly wouldn't mind seeing a little return to the glory days.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
FireFox91: FireFox91 not impressed by Staff (and their lack of updates).
Yeah, I know it's summer. But hell, the Ice Bucket Challenges were more compelling than Letang's haircut or anything Mark Madden has to say.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/madden-malkin-not-impressed-by-johnston.html
Madden is a loud mouth turd trying to sell himself to whoever will listen. Does anyone really believe that Malkin would do anything but be respectful to the new coach before he has even worked with him a single day?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/madden-malkin-not-impressed-by-johnston.html
I will let others look at advanced stats. I'm not because as a fan it is far more enjoyable to feel the game than to crunch numbers about it. I much prefer rudimentary stats.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/an-even-better-read-on-analytics.html
Ok, I really can't take it anymore. I have had enough of NHL.COM's automatic pun generator. Today's 30 in 30 segment is on the Penguins. Article about Christian Erhoff is titled....wait for it... "Ehr" Supply. For the love of God, please make it stop.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/ron-newcomer-photos-live-on.html
@Hibbits Screw both of those things. I'd be gay for his paycheck.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/breaking-news-kris-letang-got-a-haircut.html
@brendannn Marketing move. "First one is free." He is just letting people get a taste of what they will get for the pay service. If he was smart, he would regularly have a taste of free content to keep reminding people there is more to have. I'm not saying it is going to be worth paying for. I really don't know if it would be. For me, what I get for free from the million other resources out there is fine for me.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/reirden-led-niskanen-and-orpik-to-washington.html
I'm sure the professional troll comment was meant to be an insult. But really, when did any of the staff actually try to pass as any more than just some dudes that love the Pens and spoke about them in entertaining means? What a douche.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/according-to-many-nick-spaling-sucks-and-is-overpaid-because-his-advanced-stats-arent-great.html
I suppose I would get mad if I read any of his stuff, but I don't. The media in general has become nothing but bias blowhards trying to sell advertising by creating controversy. Saying shit like this about Malkin is an example of that. I feel better about some douche saying it here because I can just write them off as yet another internet troll and not someone who holds a title and gets a paycheck for doing the exact same thing.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/rob-rossis-malkinjohnston-column-faces-harsh-criticism-should-it.html
Why am I going to play for that when I can read content from the jobbers around here for free?
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/seismic-shift-in-pittsburgh-media-dejan-kovacevic-moves-on-from-the-trib.html
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/kasperi-kapanen-shined-at-the-development-camp.html
@Hibbits I would be shocked if anyone signed Malone. Very little production, constant injuries, and that little cocaine problem. What could he possibly bring to a team that an unproven AHL player couldn't?
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-penguins-thankfully-did-not-re-sign-lee-stempniak.html
@Claude Giroux's Arresting Officer You just did. The off season sucks.
Yeah but that is a pretty serviceable player for 900k. If that is all it took to sign him, I think we should have.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-penguins-thankfully-did-not-re-sign-lee-stempniak.html
I found it more interesting that the Pens are going to try a paperless system for season ticket holders who opt in to the program. Fuck that, the damn paper ticket is the only souvenir I can be sure I will get when I go to a game. Well that and the headache from listening to the noobs yell "SHOOOOOOOOT!" 5 seconds in to the power play.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/first-day-of-development-camp-recap.html
@Vlad2222 Yeah, because I am sure it's hard for him to find a girl to do it for him.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
If this was supposed to hurt, it doesn't. I liked Nisky but isn't a guy you will forever tie to Penguins lore. Orpik on the other hand will probably hurt a little.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/heres-matt-niskanen-in-a-caps-jersey.html
Kris Beech = Ron Francis?? Not in this fucking universe. I checked the next one over, not there either.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@Midnight Rider The difference between a reason and an excuse is that where excuses come in, the job should have still gotten done. Showing up late for work because you forgot to set your alarm is an excuse. Not being able to perform as a pro hockey player because of an injury that requires surgery is a reason.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/sidney-crosby-needs-wrist-surgery.html
@popemasta @bobbykimberley I'd like the know the source of that one because otherwise this is just speculation that stirs the pot on the thought that the Pens organization is a terrible one to play for. For me I believe those rumors are started by the hate mongers out there that just have nothing better to do with their lives.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/brian-gibbons-signs-with-columbus.html
Seriously, we couldn't make this same offer? Gibbons is a guy you want on your team. No doubt because of his size people have told him all his life he can't compete. So he is constantly on a mission to prove them wrong and he was doing that fairly well. Gibbons was a solid depth player on the team and this one is probably going to hurt. I was okay with JR's moves so far, but this sucks.
@iacas As much as I liked Neal's skills on the ice, he truly was a problem when it came to character. The skill doesn't mean as much if you are taking dumb penalties and getting suspended. And I am completely convinced that without Geno on his wing, he will drop down to a 20-25 goal scorer max. He won't be any better than the Hornquist who we got in trade for him.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-of-how-the-james-neal-trade-went-down-reveals-the-penguins-had-another-trade-in-place.html
I'm laughing so hard at Giroux I might ASSphyxiate.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Oh those teams throughout the 90s were something else. Sure you have the Stanley Cup teams, but guys like Kovy, Morozov, Lang, Hrdina... yeah good times.
Oh and Engo is not a 2.9 million dollar defenseman. Some GMs just loose their fucking minds when FA starts.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/free-agency-so-far.html
Thanks Brooksie, we will miss you.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/farewell-brooks-orpik.html
My God did the Caps overpay for Matt Niskanen. $5.75 million per year for 7 years. The guy had an outstanding season last season. But just one. Prior to that he wasn't lighting up the world and at one point was considered spare parts by Dallas. I loved having him on our team, but not for that price.
I hope we can get this guy on the cheap because the Pens have a lot of holes to fill and not much cap space.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-pens-reportedly-want-kulemin-and-thats-a-good-thing.html
@brendannn How exactly do you comment on someone's lack of character when you don't even know who they are?
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-take-james-neal-traded-to-nashville-for-patric-hornqvist-and-nick-spaling.html