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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 day, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/rob-rossis-malkinjohnston-column-faces-harsh-criticism-should-it.html
@UlfsFaceWash Has anyone paid for DK's angelfire website yet?
4 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/rob-rossis-malkinjohnston-column-faces-harsh-criticism-should-it.html
@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 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/seismic-shift-in-pittsburgh-media-dejan-kovacevic-moves-on-from-the-trib.html
@Breno @brendannn I'd be paying for both.
His website looks like it's from 2003, and I'm supposed to pay for that?
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/seismic-shift-in-pittsburgh-media-dejan-kovacevic-moves-on-from-the-trib.html
@Raymond Bowman @iacas Also it will probably be VERY easy to get this content for free, anyway
@Redacted_66 Considering TPB really hasn't written anything in a while, that's not saying anything
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/first-day-of-development-camp-recap.html
@iacas @brendannn Adams is a great player. Glass and Vitale are garbage though, yes
3 weeks, 4 days 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
@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.
@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.
@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?
@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.
3 weeks, 5 days 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
The end of that podcast, whew.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pensblog-podcast-71-free-agency-breakdown.html
@FuuManChuMan Honestly the only person on the bottom 6 I'm excited about is Adams, anymore
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-dream-dies-kulemin-signs-with-the-islanders.html
@Non The less I get paid the better I do my job?
But really, your "I told you so" skills are off the charts
@pawsbyandmeowkin Right here is where I decided I'm not liking the direction GMJR turned.
This sounds *t e r r i b l e*
@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.
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.
@Kevman7987 @rderr27 Test tube was one of the most underrated dudes we've had in recent years. So good
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pens-ink-steve-downie-to-1-year-deal.html
@rico You know Engelland fits all of those roles better than Downie, and he's a respectable person
@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
Quit being delusional, guys. This signing is garbage. We could have had Kulemin.
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?
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/free-agency-so-far.html
You guys need to practice making links
How annoying is each commentator introducing themselves to the player on the phone?
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@Kilihan @dmacpgh @brendannn Comeau is terrible
@Kilihan @dmacpgh @brendannn Hurts Caps *wayyyy* more. 5 years 27.5 million.
@dmacpgh Random surge of German players the past couple years. If we arent gunning for Kulemin, and this is the end deal, Comeau and Greiss, I am insanely disappointed
Vitale -> Coyotes for anyone who cares
@PenGeno @Hacksaw_Jim_Pensfan He really isn't bad
@dmacpgh I like this.
@Josh Boyd @brendannn Yeah, to clarify I do mean extraordinary for HIM and if this is any sign of things to come, he's turning into a phenomenal goalie. Picking up a 100 year old fatass goalie is going against the entire "lets stop buying players for one year" thing
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/oh-by-the-way-penguins-are-interested-in-marty-brodeur.html
I'm hoping this is all rumors, because it doesn't make any sense. MAF is coming out of an extraordinary year.
Lame I missed it. You should have a scheduled weekly time or something. Love google hangouts
For the future: the hangout organizer needs to click on their own video thumbnail - so that way if someone else in the call starts talking, it doesnt switch to the person's screen. Whatever persons feed the hangout organizer clicks on is what everyone sees.
Also, there's a youtube plugin for google hangouts so you dont have to share your screen and look at youtube vids - it lags that way plus you get youtube's audio feed in on the call
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/pensblog-podcast-live-1005pm-6-29.html
@Non It's not that you're a buzzkill, it's just that you're wrong
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-pens-reportedly-want-kulemin-and-thats-a-good-thing.html
@rico Terrifying lineup for anyone against them
@kris_eg How often are you yelling at Fleury? The past year he's been insanely good.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-take-james-neal-traded-to-nashville-for-patric-hornqvist-and-nick-spaling.html
@sylv3st3r yeah I'm optimistic but I honestly am not sure if I should be optimistic or not. I mean we cant have 12 Crosbys, I'm not sure what we all expect.
Good on Philly for booing Bettman when he came out to announce the trade, Kings "fans" could learn something from them
I like this trade but disagree immensely with the "character" part. Neal was a cunt sometimes, but has a ton more character than whoever Spaling is
@hrdinasnipples @brendannn Never even heard of Spaling. A little nervous about this being something like Pyatt and Goc part 2
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Imagine Tangradi and Glass on the same line. Devastating.
Definitely a woo-ing period, now
@PenGeno Settle down, this is all good stuff
What is going on at 7:15? Can't hear anything, just a mashup of noises for 20 seconds straight
I love the 56 or 57 thing and no wikipedia page. Some funny shit today
I like it!
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/mike-johnson-is-the-penguins-new-coach.html
@thepensblog @Con_Soul11 We all knew we were going to lose Nisk, including you guys. I think we're all just on the verge of panic mode so everything is suddenly more of a disaster than we imagined it would be, even the stuff we knew.