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THANKS!!! Best Pens coverage on the net.  Stumbled on y'all during the magical finals run in 2008 and have stayed ever since.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/eight-years-later.html

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If they finish out of the playoffs this year, I think they will look back at the past couple of weeks and the four or five games they had under control but let slip away as the difference (although it is tough to highlight only one stretch of losses as the particular reason...)

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/august-2014/neil-walker-back-out-of-the-lineup-pirates-hope-jeff-locke-can-help-stem-pitching-woes.html

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Whoops my bad I see now GWG only count extra if OT, SCG or SCWG

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.rinkotology.com/play/viewentry/206/1/

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I laughed until I cried watching da big bad broons go down in seven at home! Only silver lining this year was watching them lay maybe a bigger egg than the Guins this year (up 3-2 after 5 and losing games 6 and 7). Loved how the linesman looked like a prison guard looking the other way when Marchand sticks the shiv in

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-watch-milan-lucic-cry.html

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He looked tentative and slow. A couple of times he blew easy little plays and I almost swore it looked like he was throwing games.

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

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It's always real over at Puckhuffers

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

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That one hurt ONEMILLION times worse than this (islanders 1993 that is; Islanders 1975 was just a little before my one although Islanders 1982 is when I mark my fandom - hey, screw the islanders anyway...)

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

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+10 for the Gunner references! I'm a little too young for 1960 but the decade of the 1970s was wall-to-wall Buccos for me! Maybe we need to break out some 'Green Weenies' to shake at the Rags???

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/maf-vs-lundqvist-in-game-7s.html

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Definitely the plan for tonight. My 75yo mother in law even noticed the favoritism in Sunday nights broadcast

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/maf-vs-lundqvist-in-game-7s.html

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And have the Rags wear Capitals sweaters...

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/maf-vs-lundqvist-in-game-7s.html

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Do you think it is the socioeconomic status required to afford tickets for the playoffs? Or maybe the structure of the arena? The Igloo seemed like it was always pretty loud.

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-rangers-force-a-game-six-on-sunday.html

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In Staal's defense (did I really just type that???) on this play I think his initial intent was to slash Crosby's stick and when Crosby fell he hit 'im in the noggin. So still a penalty but a tiny amount less of a douchebag move. I have been amazed for going on 30 years now at how much the refs let opponents get away with on the Lemieux-Jagr-Crosby-Malkin's of the world (see 1996 Florida Panthers). It's almost like they hate them for being so much more talented than the average NHL'er...

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-boos-rain-down-on-rick-nash-and-marty-st-louis-during-third-period.html

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@Bing_87 I just like shouting "JUICY" whenever he gets near the puck.  Surely that's worth a contract?

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

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Not sure how I feel about it but Adams is not going anywhere unless he gets hurt. Veteran leadership Cup winner smarts 4th line/PK specialist etc etc etc. Comventional wisdom says he plays and no coach ever got fired for doing what CW says to do. There isn't anyone clearly better than him although a Gibbons-Vitale-Megna fourth line might at least make the Rahgs sweat with their speed and jump.

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

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+10

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

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Whether or not he blows out in the corner, I think Vitale's jump gives the team and especially the crowd a huge boost. Plus, until teams figure out the lack of finish at least it makes them worry a little about the 4th line offensively

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-pens-even-it-up-1-1-msg-looms.html

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YEEEEEAAAAAARRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!! LETS GO PENS!!!!

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

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1992 baby! JR's stat line - 2G 0A, 0+/- 0pim Pens sweep the Cup Final over Chicago. I'm sure he's still tasting Jagr and Lemieux 22 years later!!!

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

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LET'S GO PENS!!!

LET'S GO PENS!!!

LET'S GO PENS!!!

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

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First "real" concert was Signals tour in 1982 at the Igloo. Third row center thanks to WDVE tickets won at 'Laser Rush' at Buhl Planetarium.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/it-is-way-too-early-to-be-calling-out-sidney-crosby.html

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Digging the Pingu gif. So strange and awesome

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

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Hate 'em both. Hated the Rags ever since they kept Mario out of the playoffs in 1986 and 1987. "1940!! clap clap clap-clap-clap" was such an awesome cheer pre-Messier. And the Phlyers? Soooooooo much hate it's almost hard to catalog it all. 2009 was like a cool drink of shutthehellup for all the decades of crap taken from Phlyers fans over the years.

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

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If the Pens don't have Consol tickets waiting for Baby Ty for every remaining playoff game they're crazy. Buckle up, Baby!

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/series-recap-entitled-to-another-round.html

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@PenGeno @gpclay  (sorry, PITT fan here, but for others)


PENN STATE!

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

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@Hibbits  I would guess that Sid and Geno would GLADLY trade scoring for wins.  Of course, this team won't go too far without them scoring, but as a team they really outplayed CBJ tonight 

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/malkin-and-crosby-made-the-decision-to-play-together.html

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@PenGeno  We were stunned here in Central PA when he missed.  <shakes head> 

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

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That baby better be in the house for any future playoff games at Consol (can we smuggle him into Nationwide???).

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

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Craig Adams holy schnikies what a play on the ENG!!! Yeeeeeeeaaaaaaabbboooooouyyyyeeeeee

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

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JUICY!!!!!!

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

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DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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Not so nice by Scuds

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

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Nice play by Letang

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

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Decent period but they need to keep working in front. Replay shows that Geno's stick was being held by Tyutin when bryz let that fat rebound drop on Tanger's shot. Officiating seems off again - I have a feeling something let go early in the game will be called later to the disbelief of one of the fanbases. Would like to see more jump or battle from everyone.

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

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Worst part for me is my wife and her family is from Columbus - my brother-in-law was at the game.  They're pretty reserved but I know I'm gonna be hearing about this.  Good news is I managed to refrain from texting him when they went up 3-0 so at least I won't get a <Nelson Munz> Ha-ha text back...


Definitely knew better than to pull that text trigger!

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-blue-jackets-stun-the-penguins-in-ot-series-tied-at-2-2.html

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@Bing_87 Liked how later the high stick that cut Glass was an "offensive follow through" or whatever that bullshit rule is.  Someday it will work in the Pens' favor I'm sure.

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

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@Bing_87 We were knocking on wood all night for BOTH Errey and Steigy.  WTF???

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

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I'm feeling deja vu like 2011 Tampa Bay, although they won that Game 4 OT.  Leading scorers that series?  Asham, Talbot and Letang with 4 points apiece.  Of course, Sid and Geno LITERALLY missed that series, unlike this one...

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

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AAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHH


Best of three now fellas.  Welcome to your nightmare (again).

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

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Crazy part was that Johansen's pass ALSO hopped over Letang and Crosby's sticks as well (but not Dubinsky's...)


4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gif-marc-andre-fleury-with-a-huge-mistake.html

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Sweet baby jesus that game sucked so hard.  Game winner was weak as well (not to take anything away from Foligno. Hell of a shot but still)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gif-marc-andre-fleury-with-a-huge-mistake.html

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@Billyho Well, I suppose the defense could score the PP goals (Ni$kanen, Martin) or the second unit could be the scorers.  I agree that it is hard to fathom that their top four goal scorers could go cold and still have the Pens take the series.  I think we have had a few posts from those guys too, so they're close.  I don't see this CBJ team just laying down and rolling over, however; especially not at home.  Tomorrow night will be a real dogfight but they can really put the clamps on the series with a win.  DO IT!

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-three-pens-win-4-3.html

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@JayJ32 Are hits in hockey scored like errors in baseball - that is, the home scorer making the calls?  I agreed that CBJ was outhitting the Pens but it didn't seem like a 2-1 margin.  I sensed homerism.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-three-pens-win-4-3.html

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@pawsbyandmeowkin The Pens lead the series 2-1.  Imagine how much worse you would feel if they were LOSING 2-1 heading in to Game 4 at Nationwide tomorrow...

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-three-pens-win-4-3.html

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@Adam Macino @PenGeno @Zhan Agree that Columbus is a decent team.

I swear the east-west and south-north passes have to stop.  Crash the net sometime, or even drive it, and good things will start to happen.

As for lucky bounces, I thought they kind of evened out last night. 

Finally, shouldn't they be able to take advantage of the Columbus D (read Johnson) crashing down low?  Shouldn't there be an odd man break or two for the taking?

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-three-pens-win-4-3.html

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Not just that, but the losing team went up 3-1 each time and gave up three straight each time to lose

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-pens-storm-back-and-stun-the-jackets-4-3.html

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Deserves has nothing to do with it. Isn't that the point of this article? First to four, and until CBJ gets there I don't give up.

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/joe-starkey-rails-into-the-penguins.html

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