I don't play hockey but i care too much about it, I DO make music but I don't care enough about it
I bought a perfectly good case of sierra nevada torpedo for 20 dollars yesterday. Having a good week
1 week, 2 days ago on Gameday 70 – Pens at Devils
In all my bitching about the despres trade i forgot to mention that i do enjoy lovejoy's interviews. He always seems very articulate and honest. I also do think he'll do fine as a #4 or #5 defenseman this year and next. He's made a lot of improvements to his game since leaving a few years back and is by no means a fringe NHLer anymore. My dislike for the trade has nothing to do with him.
Also nice to see Crosby, Malkin, Ovi and Backstrom all near the top of the scoring race. Like old times. This'll be a fun finish
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Gameday 64 – Pens at Ducks
Hoff being hurt makes the despres/lovejoy trade seem a LITTLE less ridiculous to me.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline
The end result of this Toronto mess is gonna be the same thing happening again in 5 years with a different incompetently assembled and overpaid group of players
At least the Pens didn't trade for Marek Zidlicky
No love for TK?
I've been legitimately excited for pirates baseball four years in a row now. This is so wonderful
I for one welcome fatass first baseman Pedro. I hate other teams' fatass first basemen so maybe Pedro can inspire that emotion too
Can't imagine why no one wants to play in Toronto
And Kessel is Sherman
Apparently Joffrey Lupul is going Marshawn Lynch on the Toronto media
He'd have been better off just keeping him then.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline
I don't care that he was traded so much as i care who he was traded for. It wasn't a good return that addresses any real team need, especially long term
Despres is an RFA after next season. I bet he'd command something like 4 mil for 4 or 5 years if he develops the way it looks like he's developing. You're not gonna find 24 year old defensemen with his size and skill set on trees after next season. Trading him for a guy over 30 who is barely better than Despres is now in any facet of the game is piss poor asset management. It's like trading Bennett for Tuomo Ruutu
He really doesn't and i guarantee he won't.
You don't even really need to look at analytics to understand why the despres trade was bad...
Lovejoy is eight years older than Simon and not really any better. In a year where the Pens aren't heavy cup favorites to begin with, they sacrificed a player that could have been re-upped at a reasonable price through some of his prime years for a guy who is already pretty much out of his prime and only average to begin with.
THIS year, does this trade hurt the Pens? Only marginally, if at all. But the pens were probably not gonna get to the finals this year no matter what they did. Rutherford had too steep a mountain to climb with this roster in one season. Two or three years from now, when Despres is in his prime and Lovejoy is 34 and not even a Penguin anymore, this trade will look like an ass salad.
Worst of all is that this reinforces how the Pens are not capable or willing of developing the players they draft unless they're wunderkinds. Despres isn't Maatta. But he was trending upward and it is horrifically frustrating to see the pens pull the plug on another highly touted young player just to get an average veteran. Bodes poorly for Beau.
I hope Ben Lovejoy doesn't turn into Ben Hatesadness
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15
Ducks/Rangers final imo
On the upside we didn't trade for chris stewart
We've all been there
...lovejoy is uh...not
Guerin must have lent Lovejoy money in 2010 that he never got back. Downie's on the team to help him collect it with interest
HF Pens board is full-on imploding with rage and spite. In other words, it's Monday
In all fairness that HERO chart is adjusted to account for teammates but Despres' upside, size and skill set makes this an absolutely bizarre trade anyway. What exactly does Lovejoy do for us
It's misleading, he plays with Cam Fowler
That's so good i almost smiled through my waterfall of tears
I wanna puke. i LIKE lovejoy and i wanna puke
@Lionel Hutz i write letters like this every year to the Pirates asking them to bring back Lastings Milledge
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens
@shooter` mixing him up with Engo?
@AngryPanda @ CFA he'll be outta the league by 2016 though
@ Dillon don't give Rutherford ideas
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens
@shooter` what a world we live in where Justin fuckin Falk gets to demand a trade
so many moves. so little interest
@shooter` Edmonton waives Scrivens, signs Brodeur
LMAO in the space of two years Cory Conacher has gone from being worth Ben Bishop to being worth Dustin Jeffrey
@AngryPanda i thought he still played for buffalo. or did he ever even play for them at all
@Lindas1st i'd also have liked to get Kessel at 50% salary retention
@AngryPanda he's small, he can sneak into other teams' luggage like a wily cartoon rat
@Lionel Hutz remember when the sens traded bishop for him? hahahaha
Cole used to be pretty well-regarded but has never blossomed. Sort of like Niskanen. We could luck out and get a few good games out of him before the Also-Rans club in DC gives him 78 years and 67 billion dollars
still kinda intrigued by MMB's Kunitz/Bennett/dumo or pick for Sharp rumor. that would've been a hell of a lot to trade for an old ish guy who apparently has quote unquote problems
@not_Yanni country club 2.0
Ian Cole is okay I think so I'm cool with the Bort trade, ideally either of the two would be a seventh defenseman and Cole is slightly better so *shrug*
can't shake the feeling that we're gonna see one more trade here...
also LOL @ TK being back in the division
Sid is apparently hurt. Went on ice with bort and ehrhoff before practice, then took his sticks and left.
And then Colby Armstrong made fun of him
Montreal apparently wants to get Kessel or Eberle.
Btw where'd you hear this