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@SirDanforth @Bing_87 No, that's what we wanted
15 hours, 3 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-9-la-kings-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html
@SirDanforth @brendannn Look through the comments of each item on that page to see all the entries. I can imagine you'd have a blast
15 hours, 35 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-9-la-kings-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html
15 hours, 41 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-9-la-kings-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html
So who is Megna coming up for tonight?
22 hours, 12 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-9-la-kings-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html
@PenGeno @brendannn Yep!
22 hours, 13 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-9-la-kings-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html
@PenGeno Didn't realize he was 86. Oof.
22 hours, 18 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-9-la-kings-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html
I'm sure everyone has seen this already, but just in case you haven't - check this waved off goal (and penalty) from Wings/Caps last night:
22 hours, 21 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-9-la-kings-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html
@PenGeno @thepensblog We should probably actually be working, for what it's worth
22 hours, 24 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beating-the-trap-doesnt-have-to-be-pretty.html
@thepensblog I look forward to future posts, and duly noted - I'll be more positive in the future. Thanks for the reality check, there. Don't mean to actually shit on you and Adam, much like everyone else from Pittsburgh, I just like to complain. Bad habit that we all have.
Even if the blog does turn into American Gladiator youtube clips (which I'd like to go on the record as saying please don't do this) - we all still apparently love to keep typing in "th" in our URL bar and having it auto-populate to "thepensblog" every morning, so I hope you guys don't call it quits.
1 day, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beating-the-trap-doesnt-have-to-be-pretty.html
@thepensblog You have loyal readers, and if my ad-blocker is correct you've set up 11 to 13 ads, so I'm assuming you're generating SOME kind of a profit, if not just enough for hosting/domain.
There's hundreds of thousands of blogs and bloggers out there who would die to have a couple dozen loyal readers, and I'm not staring at your analytics, but I'd be willing to bet you have a couple thousand people reading (but not commenting).
So, as the years go by and the recaps come across as lazy or in the case of the last recap, just plain hateful... A lot of us (obviously myself included) feel shitty about it. This kind of trope exists in any kind of show or media. If something rules for a while and then the creators supposedly let it crash and burn, the fans get cynical and shitty - but they're still fans of it.
Also, blogs in general are pretty much a dying breed. It's old-hat to make a whole post about "Dan Bylsma looks like a guy in a tire ad", especially just after Jesse (or anyone) makes a well-thought-out post like this one. I think you guys (Adam and Derek) are funny motherfuckers, and if you can find a way to utilize your comedy while making more thoughtful posts, people would feel more "at home" so to speak, at TPB again.
Sorry for coming across harsh. I do like the posts for the most part, and especially Jesse's contributions, as mentioned.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beating-the-trap-doesnt-have-to-be-pretty.html
@thepensblog I comment other places, too :) As mentioned, r/hockey is a great place for discussions that don't get heated. Would have responded sooner, but was on a call, I apologize.
@Non Those kinds of recaps, or posts, give Pens fans a shitty name and are the kind of reason why TPB declined in popularity over the years. Lazy posts :\
For more of an old c-blog feel where you have frequent comments, you can just goto r/hockey during a game. It's much more fair, and you get to talk with both sides of the fanbases, real refreshing. And it's civil.
These informative posts by Jesse are going to spark new, more intelligent discussion, which would be a great niche for TPB to fall into after years of Macho Man gifs
1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beating-the-trap-doesnt-have-to-be-pretty.html
Fuckin' beautiful write up, right here. Keep em comin', Jesse. Could read this stuff all day long
@PenGeno @brendannn They got so jammed up knowing that CFA did something great that they went into turbo-defensive mode.
You know, like a little kid would do if they found out they were wrong.
Annoying yinzer attitude that should stop
1 day, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-8-the-powerplay-rolls.html
@PenGeno @brendannn Imagine, if you will, in 15 years a Calgary Flames blog (if blogs and the Flames still exist) lamenting about Iginla every other post. Even when their team absolutely demolishes their opponent, they write "we won but dont you miss Iginla, guys?"
Imagine how much we would make fun of them.
That's how TPB is writing right now.
Anyone else miss Jagr, guys?
Staff stirring shit with CFA for literally no real reason, same kind of shit Mark Madden does to get listeners.
@Bing_87 @PenGeno I'd put serious money down that staff still finds a way to trash Adams in the review
2 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-8-new-jersey-devils-pittsburgh-penguins.html
Best player on the fucking team
Adams scores to shut you guys the fuck up. Great player. Deal with it. I'd bet you 100 bucks that Crosby wouldnt bury that.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/three-things-to-watch-for-double-j-forever.html
@Mr. Confidence Ah, I must have misread this:"Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is scheduled to undergo surgery next week to remove a tumor from his neck that could be a low-grade thyroid cancer."
Didn't notice "could be". Let's hope it's not!FWIW - Even if it is, Thryoid cancer is the "best" kind of cancer to have, pretty much 100% treatable
3 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/previewing-the-week-ahead-in-penguins-tickets.html
@The Hockey Hooligan Maatta with cancer and Letang with that stroke. What the hell is going on?!
3 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/previewing-the-week-ahead-in-penguins-tickets.html
5 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-7-pittsburgh-penguins-at-nashville-predators.html
@Josh Boyd @brendannn Oh ok, TPB said hes bad so he is. TPB also said that weird tire stock photo looked just like Dan Bylsma
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game5-penguins3-flyers5.html
@PanDotash I was going to ask about this. I remember reading something about ice quality at CONSOL recently, what was it? The puck control last night was atrocious, mostly on the Pens behalf
Not sure why youre preaching to be patient with Johnston. Even when we lose the Pens play an interesting, difficult game. Under Bylsma a win was boring and a loss was nap time. Also, to be honest (and I've said this a dozen times) CFA is still a great player. He will fuck up once a game, but so will everyone on the ice. Singling a one-time fuckup out and pretending that's how the player plays 100% of the time is lame. Adams is a solid 4th liner who, most of the time, does everything right.
@Non @Hibbits (three paragraphs)
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/snapshot-emery-and-flyers-hold-off-penguins.html
Er, 10-1-1? Either way, it's horrifying
Flyers are 12-2-1 at Consol. *sobs*
"Pittsburgh is 3-10-1 in its last 14 at home versus the Flyers, including playoffs."
Sad and SCARY stat.
Let's watch how Johnston and Hornqvist turn this team around.
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-5-philadelphia-flyers-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html
@Mr. Confidence @PenGeno Lots of websites you can watch it on, too
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Waited like three days for a post, and finally there's this Rutherford insight piece, but you bury it with this. Amateur hour, right here
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-guy-in-the-bridgestone-tires-ad-looks-like-dan-bylsma.html
@Redacted_66 Malkins play in that 2 minutes stretch was the biggest take-away from that game and no mention of it. Man
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-4-isles-arent-ready-for-primetime-yet.html
@Thunder_Eagle OK, 2003
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Weird, my comment was deleted.
Anyway, from Donkey Kong on Sports:
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-3-pens-lose-in-heartbreaking-fashion.html
Also, better news: Pascal is good and practicing already.
Dick...What a terrible way to dance around a shitty question, too.
"Not tryin ta uh, beuh docta hea. But is ur shot wat witheld him like dat?"
@PenGeno @brendannn But literally going to Gologoski and insinuating it was his fault? Pretty low. Also, shows a lack of understanding of hockey.
He must be desperate for hits.
Dejan is an asshole.
@Animals What a disaster. Thank God for our new management
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-mechanical-penguins.html
Jesse lighting a serious fire under TPB's ass. Great job, here
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-mechanical-penguins.html
So seriously, how fucking bad were Bylsma and Shero? My god.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
"In the Room" won an emmy? Did "Dan and Dan" win an academy award?
@jickity_john @brendannn I guess so. It all depends on how you look at it.
To me it still look like a squeaky voiced teenager "uhhh hey. I guess I'll point? Here's a point. Did I do that right?"
I like him though. I find it more like something Conan O'Brien would do when he's making fun of a pre-teen
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@jdlinder1 @roadglide Stop givin' him hits/views/listens/whatever
Am I the only one who doesn't "get" that point? It looks clumsy and non-confident. It literally looks like the exact opposite thing everything is making it out to be
Everyone played a great game. Not liking Ehrhoffs effort at all, but he'll pull around.
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
*Really* disappointed in Ehrhoff's defense so far.
@cblack66 When Geno sees a punk pass, he smiles