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The relief of making the playoffs is like that dump you take after a 3 day stretch of constipation

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/gameday-82-last-chance-is-there-a-team-in-the-building.html

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Hi peeps. Shameless self-promotion: I created a private league in that NHL playoffs bracket challenge. Here's the link  and pw is "tigerroar". It'll help take away the sting of the sac pounding of missing the playoffs. http://bracketchallenge.nhl.com/#/league/49707

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/gameday-82-last-chance-is-there-a-team-in-the-building.html

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I think this week and a half confirmed for me that the Pens this season are a good to very-good team but unquestionably NOT among the NHL's elite. It is unlikely they will get by the 2nd round once again.


Elite this year is NYR, NAS, TB, MTL, DET, STL, CHI and LA. Each of those teams have the possession numbers to back it up with the exception of MTL who are getting out-Corsi'd but have the league's best goalie in Price.


The wins over ANA and LA were as good as it gets but to take their foot off the gas pedal when they had a 4-0 lead on EDM when they should have gas pedalled them in the crotch? Non-elite mentality.


A stink bomb today against DET, a team so similar in style to us? Non-elite mentality. True we didn't have Malkin and Crosby is prob not at 100% but the same frustrated child-loser mentality dating back to 2012 against Philadelphia was on full display - Downie - 2 misconducts, Kunitz - misconduct, Letang - misconduct, game misconduct.


How about channelling that frustration and staying composed to get back in the game instead of lashing out needlessly and in an immature fashion?

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/gameday-69-nice-detroit-red-wings-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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Any Pens fans here from Phoenix, Arizona or who have visited the Coyotes arena to watch a game?


I'm going there in a few weeks and am contemplating buying for that Pens - Coyotes game.


Anyone know if it's a good arena atmosphere or if there are any Phoenix Pens' fans meetups?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/showdown-with-bruins-marks-most-expensive-game-for-penguins-in-march.html

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Derek and adam need advertising cash money $$$ to pay da bills bills bills like us regular folk  .... but sometimes, the more money we come across, the more problems we see....

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/showdown-with-bruins-marks-most-expensive-game-for-penguins-in-march.html

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Glad someone mentioned that 2 on 0 breakaway chance on our PP that Fleury saved our ass on. that was a huge turning point. immediate flashback to Game 7 in Wash from 2009...


incredible how evenly matched both teams were: shot attempts 53-51 for Pens, each team 1/6 on the PP, each team had a run of at least 3 straight PP opportunities... and big break on Washington calling a timeout after the Pens had iced it late in the game, similar to how Johnston used his timeout a bit later.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-61-shots-fired-penguins-hold-on-for-win-in-d-c.html

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@firefox91 truth, but tpb is a media business too .... hype --> more clicks --> more ad rev. 


and it's all in fun too.


whether or not we get JJ, or some as yet unknown "grit & character" types for the lower lines who can score, objectively, i don't think we're a strong cup contender this year. we're 6-13 against the division that will be our opponents in the 1st 2 playoff rounds.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/jagrwatch-recap-day-3-fever-pitch.html

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pic at the top of this quick recap is truly worth a 1000 words. See all the NJ fans stunned as the one black and gold fan is already turning to high-tail it outta' there before he gets killed in the parking lot.


look at Double-J in the background, enviously looking on... thinking of what could be... might be... should be...

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/what-the-hell-happened-literally-watching-jagr-and-pens-win.html

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@DoorMatt  I've wondered about that..... who are those 2 twin middle-aged bros? was that just a random screen-grab from a ROOT broadcast right before or after they go to a commercial?

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

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@Bing_87  one of the most glorious Euro-mullets of all time.

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

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solid post. thoughts: as much as I'd like it to happen, I think there's < 1% chance of repatriating ol' Double-J for One Last Ride. If NJ accepts a lower-round pick like what we gave up for Kovalev 4 yrs ago, then yeah maybe, but NJ will try to bend us over and play on the sentimentality factor, I bet.


even if we don't trade for a new forward, getting Horny and Comeau back will be a big-time boost. they played really well before they were hurt.

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

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@brendannn that's definitely adams' face and even if we couldn't be sure, the special face-shield indicates it's adams.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/what-the-hell-happened-offense-welcomes-in-new-year-with-unlimited-goals.html

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@firefox91  I think the whole Malkin (and Jagr) can do no wrong is just TPBDerek trolling. Derek tweeted something earlier today that even if Malkin is found to be at fault, he'll still blame Adams.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/gameday-38-tampa-bay-lightning-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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Madden seems like a really repressed individual when it comes to womenfolk in general. Very icky

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/media-feud-markmaddenx-and-espns-brittmchenry-get-in-a-nasty-fight.html

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For Canadian viewers, Sportsnet is currently showing pens v hawks game 4 1992 on its classic games

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/what-the-hell-happened-pens-beat-lightning-in-what-could-be-first-of-many-matchups.html

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Solid passing by gonorrhea to syphilis on the first goal. Great stick checking by chlamydia throughout the game

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-30-tampa-bay-lightning-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@Beaube Nett  your 1st paragraph is true from an informational perspective but when it comes to a contagious medical condition, no, the organization can't be springing an employee into close contact with his co-workers or media or whomever.


wouldn't be surprised if a lawsuit or two comes out of this if someone who was in on that 4-minute scrum on Friday gets similarly diagnosed....

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/emptynetters-lays-out-penguins-credibility-and-it-isnt-pretty.html

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Would've been different complexion if kopitar and gaborik played but dems da breaks homies. I'll take the win

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/snapshot-pens-handle-the-kings.html

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Pens' fans should not be embarrassed to have Downie on our side. If you have any equivocation in your heart, just think back to last spring when Dubinsky and MStaal went to town on Crosby and every other fan base just laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed at how weak the Pens were.


I want Downie to hit everything in sight; I want him to be the deterrent to prevent our stars from getting run; I want him to go psychotic on anyone who cheap-shots or even hard-hits the Pens around.


Also, I love the finger-pointing the Pens are doing this year. The good kind of finger-pointing. Like Mike Johnston on opening night acknowledging the crowd and Downie pointing at the Isles as if to say "LET'S GO .... RIGHT NOW"

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-4-isles-arent-ready-for-primetime-yet.html

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Keep your head up pens

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

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Pulverize these bitches down

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

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Sid molested lovejoy

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

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I'm HORNY FOR HORNQVIST!!!!!

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

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@PenGeno you "white showered" yourswlf from excitement? so did i

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

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eat a fat one, bolts. on to florida on tuesday. time to urinate on the cats!

2 years, 1 month ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 19 - Tampa Bay Lightning

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@Rage @hrdinasnipples maybe i need some anger-mgmt then. i left corey crawford on the bench ... he got a shutout against columbus. i feel like i'm in a rage.

2 years, 1 month ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 19 - Tampa Bay Lightning

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@hrdinasnipples ha. just wondering if anyone else punches walls when something bad happens to one's fantasy team.

2 years, 1 month ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 19 - Tampa Bay Lightning

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anyone here play fantasy hockey?

2 years, 1 month ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 19 - Tampa Bay Lightning

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there are no words ... thought for sure when Sutter scored we'd at least get 1 point out of this game. it seemed like a game where at that point you'd say, "phew. let's take the point, take our chances in OT/Shootout and get the hell out of here."

then voracek happened and it was april all over again....

2 years, 1 month ago on QUICK CAP. No clue what the hell just happened. Pens lose 6-5

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Happy Year of the Trouser Snake!

2 years, 2 months ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 13 - New Jersey Devils

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pens laid a depth-charge in the toilet tonight. whatev. on to winnipeg. non-game related: anyone see the segment with beth from pens tv during the pre-game?

2 years, 2 months ago on QUICK CAP: Leafs win 5-2

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@floorlizard I always think of the word "Smegma" when i see his name.

2 years, 3 months ago on Gameday - Black and Gold Game

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@Rick_City Maybe watching the Ryerson Rams is more your thing this winter.

2 years, 3 months ago on Gameday - Black and Gold Game

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Huge boner if they announce the lockout's over before Christmas. Thank the deities I'm not Santa otherwise i wouldn't be able to get down the chimney with a boner in the way.

2 years, 4 months ago on REPORT: Bettman wants deal by Friday

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#NHL will only cancel two more 14-day segments before pulling plug on the season. No more postponements after U.S. Thanksgiving. #Leafs— Howard Berger (@Berger_BYTES) October 4, 2012

2 years, 6 months ago on NHL to Cancel Games Through October 24

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Screw the NHL. I'm all in with the KHL. Magnitogorsk is in 4th place in the East with their 2-1 win over Novosibirsk today. Malkin with an assist on the winning goal.

2 years, 6 months ago on NHL to Cancel Games Through October 24

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See you guys later. Leaving now.

2 years, 6 months ago on Hey Comments are back...

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hello. is anyone out there? or is livefyre locked out too?

2 years, 7 months ago on Don't be a fucking idiot, you're not going to stop the NHL lockout with a youtube video

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is anyone out there?

2 years, 7 months ago on Paul Alexander suspected of DUI

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Come on Pirates. Bear down. We need this game.

2 years, 8 months ago on GIFs of the season: 26 days until camp | Aug2012

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Maaaaaaann. Listen to all the Pirates fans chanting at PETCO!!!!

2 years, 8 months ago on GIFs of the season: 26 days until camp | Aug2012

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Fuckin' right, Buccos!!!!

2 years, 8 months ago on GIFs of the season: 26 days until camp | Aug2012

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 @shooter   @J.O. i'm not from PA but i just remember that tPb podcast where they talked about it and hoped Crosby's press conference last Sept. wouldn't turn out the same way. lolz

2 years, 8 months ago on GIFs of the season: 26 days until camp | Aug2012

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 @shooter   @J.O. isn't that where that pennsylvania senator or politican is from? the one who shot himself on live tv?

2 years, 8 months ago on GIFs of the season: 26 days until camp | Aug2012

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G.I. JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNES. A REAL AMERICAN HERO!!!!

2 years, 8 months ago on GIFs of the season: 26 days until camp | Aug2012

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