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This is stupid, and I hope youre all ashamed of how stupid it is.


Words in sentences have meaning. There is context to things. CLEARLY The Pens organization didn't mean "blow up" in any way other than "flood his inbox". Taking the words "blow up" out of that sentence and saying it's insensitive is like something Salon.com or BuzzFeed would do.

3 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-penguins-twitter-account-is-off-to-a-great-start.html

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Great post

5 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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thought we were all done with the blue phase

6 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/wbs-penguins-unveil-third-jersey.html

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@AshleyNicole3 @PRETTYpenguin87 This series of comments cracked me the fuck up.


Love it when opposing fans come on here and get in fights with the plebs. Keep up the good work

1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/proteautype-produces-woefully-horrid-article-calls-mario-lemiuex-a-hypocrite.html

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@Hibbits @brendannn I'm not seeing where that doesn't make you, or Mario, or whomever, hypocritical.


Sure, Mario (and a lot of people) have the general feeling of "I wish the game wasnt like this", but Mario had the balls to go out there and make a public statement about how people like Downie and Carcillo (and to a lesser extent Cooke and Neal) need to not be in this game. I don't remember what he actually said, but that was the gist of it, right?


Obviously he was referring to Gillies, but the spirit of what he meant can be transferred to any pesty player.


Mario isn't some helpless pawn. He can stand up for what he believes in and make a difference. He's done it in every other thing that he's tried to do in his life, and he can do it, here too.


It *is* hypocritical to bash that type of play and then pick up these players. I don't see how it's not. You can bring up Marc Staal being a meanie sometimes, but he doesn't compare to Downie and Carcillo. Not even close, in my opinion.


You can like the Penguins and you can love Mario without thinking he must literally do no wrong. He is human. 

Reactions like this post (and some of the comments) are entertaining, but ultimately embarrassing to see. Sometimes TPB can't make a point without throwing a shit-fit, which is why I already miss Rick. Dude was the only calm poster.

1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/proteautype-produces-woefully-horrid-article-calls-mario-lemiuex-a-hypocrite.html

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@Hibbits How doesnt the gun thing make you a hypocrite?


I love Mario and I love the Pens but it is hypocritical to claim you want to change the game, and then confirm your team getting Downie and Carcillo. I feel like diehard Pens fans are twisting the facts, not the people saying "This is kinda hypocritical, isnt it?"

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/proteautype-produces-woefully-horrid-article-calls-mario-lemiuex-a-hypocrite.html

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You guys freaked the fuck out, here. Come across as worse than whoever the hell "Adam Proteau" is imo

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/proteautype-produces-woefully-horrid-article-calls-mario-lemiuex-a-hypocrite.html

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We lost Neal and danced around and praised the gods.


And we got Downie and potentially Carcillo.


I hope Mike Johnston can work fucking miracles, because he's going to need to.


1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/whoops-penguins-dont-begin-camp-until-sept-19.html

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"The wording “embellishment” will be changed to allow an escalating scale of fines to repeat-offense players and coaches."


Not sure I understand this?

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/

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One of the best parts of this blog was the Simpsons references - I hope this doesn't mean more wrestling references because uuughhh

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-end-of-summer-update-ricks-replacement-and-a-new-hire.html

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Dude you know the Simpsons marathon is going to be over in a few days, right? I mean it's already on season 10 or something so it doesn't matter right now, anyway. You don't need to throw everything away

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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For anyone who hasn't seen it - BizNasty completely annihilated the Penguins lousy ice challenges


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOgsIAUpxI

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/madden-malkin-not-impressed-by-johnston.html

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@Hibbits @SeanWooding Fedotenko was a fucking machine when he was on his game. I remember going to a regular season game where he got a hat trick, bought his jersey right after that - loved that rosey cheeked bastard

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/madden-malkin-not-impressed-by-johnston.html

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Love this signing but I'm concerned how hype we all are for it. 

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

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In more news-worthy news, Pens signed Sutter

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/breaking-news-kris-letang-got-a-haircut.html

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Comments on DK's blog are rolling in like mad. Too bad they're all of the same quality of people who comment on Penguins facebook statuses. Also couldn't be a less appealing set up.


I'm confused, what are you paying for if I can see this stuff for free?

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/reirden-led-niskanen-and-orpik-to-washington.html

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@YorkPens Yeah, you're right, having discussions is boring. Let's sit here in silence for the next three months

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/according-to-many-nick-spaling-sucks-and-is-overpaid-because-his-advanced-stats-arent-great.html

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@jmarshhh @ignoramus What kind of tryhards do you hang out with, where you expect every sentence to be "breaking a mold"?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/according-to-many-nick-spaling-sucks-and-is-overpaid-because-his-advanced-stats-arent-great.html

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You guys are fair weather everything. If advanced stats seem cool you do 15 posts about it. If advanced stats say a player you're kind of fond of isn't doing well then advanced stats are for the birds.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/according-to-many-nick-spaling-sucks-and-is-overpaid-because-his-advanced-stats-arent-great.html

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@Vlad2222 "our bottom 6 are solid" lol what?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/nick-spaling-signs.html

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@scottklima @brendannn @UlfsFaceWash 1k AT LAUNCH. He's done. It's not going to get much bigger than the launch, unless he hits it out of the park every day.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/rob-rossis-malkinjohnston-column-faces-harsh-criticism-should-it.html

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@iacas @brendannn @Raymond Bowman I pay for music (kinda, spotify) and the programs I use (adobe suite and sublime text), but for sports analysis? Come on

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/seismic-shift-in-pittsburgh-media-dejan-kovacevic-moves-on-from-the-trib.html

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His website looks like it's from 2003, and I'm supposed to pay for that?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/seismic-shift-in-pittsburgh-media-dejan-kovacevic-moves-on-from-the-trib.html

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@Redacted_66 Considering TPB really hasn't written anything in a while, that's not saying anything

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/first-day-of-development-camp-recap.html

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@jammonstrald I don't have those memories for more than 80% of players I like. 

If anything  I have some fond memories of players like Letestu having memorable plays. Players you don't expect to show up showing up. When you have someone like Neal who shows up 1 out of 3 or 4 games scoring goals, you might not remember it as vividly.


I'm not down in the dumps about this trade, though, I just don't think it's a good one. I hope I'm wrong, I usually am.

2 months, 1 week 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

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@SutterBuckFutter  Do you know every team in the NHLs 3rd and 4th liners? Honestly I'm more of an Otters fan, even, than a Penguins fan. But OK.

2 months, 1 week 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

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@jammonstrald @cwb2208 @brendannn @iacas I've watched EVERY pens game since he came over and he's been a great player. A dick, a shitty human being (eg: Downie..) but a great player for the most part.


If Spaling is a no-name player that none of us know anything about, how is he giving us good depth?

2 months, 1 week 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

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@iacas Really? I caught the exact opposite impression. Keep in mind it's hard to tell anything really with the editing and such in the clip. But it was very much "Do you wanna do it?" and a "Sure" response nearly right away. 


No hesitant "Iiiii dunnnnooooo" or anything


I'm excited for the Pens this year, but I disagree that this was a fair trade. I dont know anything about Spaling though, so I'm moreso taking this as Neal for Hornqvist.

2 months, 1 week 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

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@FuuManChuMan Honestly the only person on the bottom 6 I'm excited about is Adams, anymore

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-dream-dies-kulemin-signs-with-the-islanders.html

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@Non The less I get paid the better I do my job?


What?


But really, your "I told you so" skills are off the charts

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-dream-dies-kulemin-signs-with-the-islanders.html

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@pawsbyandmeowkin Right here is where I decided I'm not liking the direction GMJR turned.


"Bennett-Malkin-Hornqvist

Spaling-Sutter-Downie

Megna/Adams-Goc-Comeau"



This sounds *t e r r i b l e*

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-dream-dies-kulemin-signs-with-the-islanders.html

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@ac2012 @brendannn Why did we need "as good as a backup as were going to get" if we had Zatkoff playing the way he was playing last year? It was an unnecessary move by all means. 


Obviously the goal of making the team more balanced has been achieved, but I feel like it was achieved almost by saying "how can we have more depth? Well, if we remove some of our good players on our top 6 then things will seem  more even!"


Think about it, here. We lost Neal (Who is a dirtbag but I think Downie is a way bigger dirtbag) and Jokinen for what now? 

We had this Hornqvist - Malkin - Kulemin wet dream we were all fantasizing about, what is that line now? Does it even matter?  Hornqvist - Malkin - Sutter? Goc? Sounds gross any way you type it now, after seeing the "Malkin - Kulemin" idea.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-dream-dies-kulemin-signs-with-the-islanders.html

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GMJR, so far, is proving to be the same exact character that Shero swindled a few years back. Sky is falling right now. 


I'm expecting a post that's all "The sky isn't falling, these signings make sense" - I dont care. We just signed Downie and a bunch of rental nobodies, we could have just re-upped Engo if we wanted someone like Downie. 


Can someone explain Greiss to me? Why do we need him, and what are we doing with him? Zatkoff proved more than stable last year, and MAF is getting better and better.


This is silly.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-dream-dies-kulemin-signs-with-the-islanders.html

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@Kevman7987 @rderr27 Test tube was one of the most underrated dudes we've had in recent years. So good

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pens-ink-steve-downie-to-1-year-deal.html

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@rico You know Engelland fits all of those roles better than Downie, and he's a respectable person

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pens-ink-steve-downie-to-1-year-deal.html

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@sylv3st3r @brendannn I dont get people tricking themselves into thinking this is good in any way.


I'd rather have Engelland.


I'd rather have Neal.


I'd rather have fucking Goddard, for fucks sake.


I know you guys want to feel good about this, I get it, I get wanting to support GMJR, but come the fuck on

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pens-ink-steve-downie-to-1-year-deal.html

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Quit being delusional, guys. This signing is garbage. We could have had Kulemin.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pens-ink-steve-downie-to-1-year-deal.html

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Why don't we need Kulemin? I don't get it. We lost Jokinen and Neal and we don't need a top 6 winger? wat?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/free-agency-so-far.html

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