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guys your recaps suck this season. what gives? you all went out and got real jobs?
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-26-pens-squeak-out-a-big-win.html
@chad5770 hahah chad. don't be so insecure buddy! It will be ok! you'll find someone to replace old man Charra! #bostonwhine
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-watch-milan-lucic-cry.html
If the Bing rumor is true, it will lay some weight on Philthies fans calling him a bitch (in service of the PC gods). The jack-asses will always be jack-asses, but the more reflective part of the fanbase might have to come up with a more appropriate insult.
god what softballs ... how about questions about discipline, what have teams been doing to keep Sid off the board, why has the team put in a rare few games of 60 minutes, what is wrong with the powerplay, what happened to responsibility on defense, is there a friggin coaching problem?? Was Dejan there?
One single question about extra curriculars, which at this point everyone in the league knows will get into the Pens' heads and screw them off their game.
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-crosby-and-malkins-press-conference.html
Sid looks injured. He's faced tough defenses before, been double and triple teamed before, and has come through with goals. He doesn't look like himself out there in his lack of fight. He'll have bursts of energy and passion but they seem to quench fairly quickly ... just really seems like he's not 100 percent.
Also, he (and rest of team) has always had a problem with stupid blind passes that only occasionally work out, but he seems to have caught Malkinitis with the terrible passes this post season. Not sure what is going on but I'm willing to bet he's injured in some way.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/it-is-way-too-early-to-be-calling-out-sidney-crosby.html
I blame a lot of this loss on whatever the hell was the problem in the first period. That flat, lazy period was where we really dropped this one, rest of the game was pretty damn good. They need the full 60, as usual ...
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-one-blueshirts-win-3-2-in-ot-lead-series-1-0.html
No mention at all of playoff MVP Dan Carcillo? I have a feeling we're going to be seeing his stupid grin more than once.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/series-preview-round-2-metropolitan-hustle.html
It's 4-2 in third period, 1992 Patrick Division Final, in the depths of depression because it's not looking good, and even worse, these bastards are winning because they cheaply and thuggishly took out Lemieux. And then, (2:33 on the vid), Ron Francis takes a slapshot from Carson Street and beats Richter and the come back was on. I'll never forget that slapshot.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@HRMAlexandra apparently we better also hope they stay out of the box as well considering all the short handed BS we give up.
@HRMAlexandra in no way are we screwed if he face the Philthies in Round 2. Or, we shouldn't be -- we're the better team, we survived the heaviest forechecking team in the league in Columbus ... the Flyers honestly look pretty bad, even last night, in the first period, they were basically terrible. Bring on the Phylth!
I want the Phylth in Round 2. Time for revenge against that second rate squad.
This is more of a macro view: along with everything else that is wrong, there's this constant playoff theme with the Pens that these series against lesser opponents become circuses -- all the pundits talk about it, 'wow, how bout that series,', 'I can't believe what's happening in that series.' Happened against the Philth, the Isles last year and now the BJs. There's something fundamentally wrong with the team when every series against a lesser opponent becomes a circus that is anybody's to win. It's like there's absolutely no ability to take control of a game; instead we go up and then give up.
But, this is nothing new. Why can we not handle an aggressive forecheck?? Just makes no sense, and it's the same damn problem that has existed for several years now. We have no ability to handle a forecheck. A team can be as pedestrian as possible but if they forecheck the shit out of us, we crumble into little balls and get all confused and then lose our motivation and then get frustrated and start taking stupid penalties. It's pathetic.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-blue-jackets-stun-the-penguins-in-ot-series-tied-at-2-2.html
I'm not bridge jumping yet. It was a pathetic game, but series is now split. Let's at least hope for split in Ohio and finish them off. Also concerning as Rossi pointed out is that BJ's aren't even targeting Crosby with Dubinsky toward the end of the game. Coach said other guys picked up on what Dumbshitsky was doing and did the job just as well ... not good.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-calvert-sends-series-back-to-columbus-1-1-after-double-ot-goal.html
Noticed the Rangers did a good job trolling Giroux ... he got knocked around quite a few times. Always wondered why we, (and other teams), don't target Giroux the way other stars get targeted. Rags did a good job of it last night, and the Fraud had ... count em' ... ZERO shots.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/can-the-penguins-stayed-composed-in-game-2.html
Kind of wish we would lose these easy games, maybe would make it more obvious that this team has major problems and is not going anywhere in the post season ... as always.
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-pens-win-a-thriller-in-ot-4-3.html
what a jack a$$ ... sorry to say, but rich kids get to be hassled by journalists too, chief.
1 year, 5 months ago on The “real journalists” need to grow up
1 year, 9 months ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 25 - Toronto Maple Leafs
sounds like despres is getting knocked around tonight ...
spent the the intermission reading flyers' blogs/comments ... great entertainment.
Fraud Giroux, very nice ... he is part of a long line of distinguished Filthy captains that have ultimately amounted to a steaming pile of dung
1 year, 9 months ago on Fraud Giroux, RIP to the former best player in the world for two weeks
what concerns me is this sort of lethargy or indifference almost that the team shows occasionally ... like in the playoff run against Montreal a few years back, or even halfway through the season of the 'Soff ... concern is that the boys' egos are too big and no one can tell them how to play their game, they do it how they want because they are massive stars. And Ballsma isn't equipped to help along those lines because he doesn't have the voice, or the credibility or something, to force them into a system that has some semblance of defense, or grinding it out on the boards. Where's the f'n heart??
1 year, 9 months ago on RECAP: February of the Penguins. PENS LOSE.
just one of those slumps ...
1 year, 9 months ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 21 - Carolina Hurricanes
maybe there's opportunity in this loss
1 year, 10 months ago on REPORT: Malkin experiencing concussion like symptoms. GIF here.
no discipline at all, just like the series last year
1 year, 10 months ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 17 - Philadelphia Flyers
flyers are in their head, as usual, and the boys can't f'n handle it.
1 year, 10 months ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 11 - Washington Capitals
@KyleSchroeck @dubs if I do anything amazing for 20 mins, i take at least a day off!
lil sluggish this period
@plaid does giroux still play in the nhl?
@mad_scientist the fat baby! kind of miss him too
time to put in beaupre?
omg that was sweet
come on boys
1 year, 10 months ago on How to Watch the Game Tonight 2-7-13
come on boys, at least give a quick cap! I want to re-live this day as much as possible!
1 year, 10 months ago on How to Watch the Game Tonight 2-3-13
nice goal ya jagoffs
1 year, 10 months ago on Gameday 6 - New York Islanders
ballsma needs to get off the f'n xanies
more interesting to watch the Rags beat the filthy flys
shiite I hope they don't suspend him. Looked pretty clean though ... rookie better learn to keep his head up.
1 year, 11 months ago on GIF: Orpik's hit on Kreider
agreed ... I think the one after Montreal wasn't bad, if I remember correctly (I don't really remember) ... but this one was so dumb, it was like listening to a drunken filthy fan rolling around in the mud at some summer bbq after puking on himself and slugging his girlfriend.
2 years, 8 months ago on Happy Birthday @tpbadam | April 2012
lol: A Philly fan lecturing any other fan base for being classless is pretty funny actually.
love the pens eulogy backlash going on at PD right now ... 'even in victory, philly can't figure out class.'
you rock staff ... would have been real tough to get through that series without your posts -- and especially that podcast on the Sunday night after game III, when the whole world seemed to be melting down. It was great to be able to listen to you guys vent the grief and anger I was feeling (and venting on Black Ops) at the debacle earlier that day. appreciate your work.
2 years, 8 months ago on Thank you all | April 2012
three underwhelming playoff performances since the cup ... not goodly at all.
2 years, 8 months ago on Closing Time - Flyers win in Six
oh no, where's the claudia pic??
2 years, 8 months ago on RECAP: GAME FIVE: CONSOL Rises. PENS WIN. | April 2012
greatest p shop since the free candy van
2 years, 8 months ago on GIF: Giroux loses his cool breaks his stick after game | April 2012
FUCKIN A LUV IT ... WHAT A JAG OFF
2 years, 8 months ago on QUICK CAP: We'll see you Sunday. We're alive. | April 2012
any links of giroux's temper tantrum?
nothing like reading the tin foil hat loons on broad st hockey ... it's all the officials fault. man I love it when filthy fans cry and whine. it's the natural order of things.
insightful assessment. I agree whole heartedly