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Pens go 16-0 in the playoffs, Craig Ross builds up to much negativity he can't spew, Craig Ross explodes.

57 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-63-penguins-drop-3-1-decision-to-avs.html

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But guys, Lovejoy didn't record an assist! WHAT A SHITTY TRADE. AMIRITE?

4 hours, 1 minute ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-63-penguins-drop-3-1-decision-to-avs.html

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@Hibbits @dvo @BlackNGoldRules @cblack66 Give up all hope and trade PaulMart to a contender for a mid to low first round pick in order to have some kids get experience... NAILED IT.


2 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/deadline-deal-pens-trades-simon-despres-for-ben-lovejoy-for-some-reason.html

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@Hibbits @dvo @Ungaba @cblack66 OHHHH OK.. They won the Cup because no one played hard against Sid..

Your points are mind numbing..

2 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/deadline-deal-pens-trades-simon-despres-for-ben-lovejoy-for-some-reason.html

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@Hibbits @dvo @BlackNGoldRules @cblack66 HAHAHA, mad enough to use homophobic slurs on the interwebs. Nice.

From what I can tell, things seem to be falling into place. They win when they convert on the PP and get big games from their star players. They are nearly a lock for the post season.

Trading every UFA may work on your NHL 15 dynasty, but it doesn't cut it in the mind of any logical GM in the world.


Have you thought about not cheering for this team? Because it sounds like you don't like them much.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/deadline-deal-pens-trades-simon-despres-for-ben-lovejoy-for-some-reason.html

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@Hibbits @dvo @Ungaba @cblack66 they won that series because Satan got in a scrum.. yeah... it had nothing to do with the Pens being the superior, more talented team.. it had nothing to do with Geno playing out of his mind... yeah, that 4-0 sweep was all because Satan put someone in a headlock..

You're awful at this.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/deadline-deal-pens-trades-simon-despres-for-ben-lovejoy-for-some-reason.html

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@Hibbits @Ungaba @cblack66 Goddard dressed how many games in the playoffs?

SATAN?!?! That's a joke, his name doesn't lend to him being scary by any means...

2 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/deadline-deal-pens-trades-simon-despres-for-ben-lovejoy-for-some-reason.html

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 @dvo @BlackNGoldRules @cblack66 best way to respond is to score on any PP they get from said bullshit and to not react.. reacting didn't help much in 2012 against the Flyers, did it?

And you don't need to be or Despres or Bortz to react appropriately, see Talbot v Carcillo in 09.


If not having Despres costs them a Cup or a series, something else went terribly wrong.

 @Hibbits - fuck off, twat.. you are out of touch and annoying on these boards..  "OH NO, DESPRES IS 23 AND STUFF! HITS! 5 FIGHITNG MAJORS" .. learn the sport, toddler.

 

2 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/deadline-deal-pens-trades-simon-despres-for-ben-lovejoy-for-some-reason.html

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@Lange @Bing_87 Where's your cuh-up?*


Why just not "Where's your cup at?"


orrrrr "C-U-P-S, YOU HAVE NONE"

6 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/video-a-tradtion-like-no-other-penguin-fans-on-the-steps-in-washington.html

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@cblack66 even for missing some, they still had 6 each.. it blows my mind when you watch a game with only 3 total powerplays for both teams

Agree the Comeau call was weak, the Ward/Fleury stuff should have been a wash.. but they were calling hooks and interference penalties I haven't seen called in quite some time. I don't want the NHL to go back to clutch and grab.

"better refereed games all season" != "great officiating", they just didn't flat out suck this time.

1 week 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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I think this game was one of the better refereed games all season.


Tom Wilson sucks at trolling.


GENO.

1 week 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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Where is that dude that has been trying to troll? At least be consistent..

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/watch-alexander-ovechkin-melts-down-after-loss.html

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Never seen so many bros in strange gray Caps jerseys trying to combat this. LOLOL.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/video-a-tradtion-like-no-other-penguin-fans-on-the-steps-in-washington.html

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If possible, I hope they don't lose their second round pick in this year's draft. 


If we could only see in the future and know if a second round pick = another cup..

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Montoya lost his liquor license at least 3 times..

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-60-pens-5-panthers-1-jaded-as-fuck.html

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@Mr. Confidence @dvo I wish I could only speak in GIFs. #blessed

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/game.html

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@Bing_87 @dvo completely agree.. in both scenarios, the crowd was going nuts, the momentum was completely with the Pens and then nothing... that was tough and confusing to see.

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/game.html

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SKY FALLING.


JUMP OFF LIBERTY BRIDGE.


SKATE AWAY ON ICE TO LOOK FOR GARY ROBERTS.


PENS WIN EVERYTHING.


Seriously, I'm getting bored with hearing how getting a Roberts or Guerin would immediately solve everything. That's a shallow solution. They had Guerin in 2010 and he wasn't the magic answer to the Habs. It's a matter of clicking at the right time. They are far off from clicking right now, but the roller coaster ride of momentum that each game/season is, it's bound to start trending upward. Whether it's a trade, some different luck, a different scheme, a PP goal, or something else, we will just have to wait and see. If I knew what the answer was, I'd be on their staff. Let's let Tocchet, Johnston, Rutherford, and Agnew figure it out. (And I bet they aren't saying, man if we can just get someone like Billy Guerin to come play for us, we'd be invincible.)


Calm the fuck down.

Loved the Sid fight, was a huge momentum shift, it just didn't pan out.



1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/game.html

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What if Bortuzzo lights up Ovechkin with a big hit and gets him off his game, then lays down to block a cross ice pass that would have gone to Ovechkin on the PP? #Corsi

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/gameday-57-pens-hoping-the-third-time-is-the-charm-against-the-caps.html

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@The Hockey Hooligan @dvo I personally would like 58/7 .. 10/51 .. 41/47 .. but they aren't going to willingly sit Scuderi and he probably isn't going to get traded.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/learning-advanced-stats-suck-unless-you-have-some-smart-friends-a-quick-case-study-on-robert-bortuzzo.html

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@The Hockey Hooligan @dvo style of play for a 6th dman is a valid argument in my opinion... and I agree with you, his hitting and aggressive plays are what can make him a valuable 6th dman, but playing only the puck takes away some of his better attributes.. he isn't a puck controller, he isn't really offensive, so he has to play to his size and skills and that's what I'm not seeing.. it's not killing the Penguins by any means, but he isn't causing any sparks.


You can expect Scuds to only play the puck, that's all he has ever done and made a good career of it because he is smart and has a decent stick while lacking some size. Dude's with size and less effective stick checking need to use their skills appropriately.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/learning-advanced-stats-suck-unless-you-have-some-smart-friends-a-quick-case-study-on-robert-bortuzzo.html

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I made the article!


Anyways, yes, he isn't the best d-man on the team and I hope he is the one chosen to sit when Erhoff returns. However, in those GIFs, making that play against the 4th instead of the 1st line is a fantastic decision and laying down to block a potential low shot on a PP, isn't a terrible decision either.


His corsi and fenwick at a league level for 5 on 5 play falls right around everyone around the same caliber if not better, some examples.. Kronwall (C), Grossman (C,F), Gorges (C), Volchenkov (C,F) .. now the same stats /60 minutes .. Franson (C), Goligoski (C), W. Mitchell (C), Regher (F), Subban (F), Klinberg (F)


At a team level, yes, he is in the bottom third and that looks like its awful, yadda yadda.. but the Pens overall have the 8th highest CF% in the league (no thanks to Bortuzzo) but it makes him look "terrible". Put him on some other team else with more minutes, and these numbers increase. There are also instances when Martin has a lower C/F than Bortuzzo (only when it's taken in account per 60 minutes of ice time), but it proves ice time is a huge part of this. Looking at other top teams, their 5-6 dmen all fall in the same bottom third of the of the corsi/fenwick stats, mostly due to ice time. Chicago is a great example of this with if you sort by normal C/F and then per 60 minutes of ice time.


There isn't going to be a normal instance where all 6 of your dmen are high on the C/F scales because of ice time alone. Aslo, slower players leave their feet to take away passing lanes. In conclusion, harping on Bortuzzo for having a poor CF with his ice time and the fact that he lays on the ice (which Seabrook did twice in the same game) is wasted harping.


2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/learning-advanced-stats-suck-unless-you-have-some-smart-friends-a-quick-case-study-on-robert-bortuzzo.html

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They rail Bortuzzo in both of those GIFs... Chicago did not score or get a great chance in either scenario.. WTF?

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-56-your-mom-sucks-penslose2.html

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@Hibbits @firefox91 they took Stoll out of the box after a bad call in October against the Penguins.. You're argument is null and void.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-56-your-mom-sucks-penslose2.html

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@Con_Soul11 pretty sure Adams did that to Sid once in the team celebration.. what a DICK..

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-55-yikes.html

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@cblack66 no thank you.. Root Sports shows him enough when we play Ottawa.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-55-yikes.html

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"If they didn’t Chris Neil on their roster, you’d almost feel bad for them"

Staff... soff... is "Chris Neil" a verb?


E.G., I would have turned in my homework but my dog Chris Neiled on it.



2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-55-yikes.html

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Fire the Morgan Freeman GIF.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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If they don't be deez dum-dums when they are down Hall and we are up Malkin, not so good.


Happy the game isn't at midnight.

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/gameday-51-pittsburgh-penguins-at-edmonton-oilers.html

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I really only like the skills competition. I was going to DVR it to see how Sid and Geno did. Now, whatever.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/crosby-and-malkin-both-out-of-the-all-star-game.html

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@Mr. Confidence welp, can they suspend Giroux instead of Rinaldo?

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-46-the-ghost-of-rex-gildo.html

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Hossa got booed and I'm fairly certain Sutter was nearing the end of his shift when Seabrook's stick broke. Not to mention, it wasn't a clear cut breakaway and it's not like Seabrook isn't very good.


So you rail Sutter as the game changing moment, when Crosby bent the post in half in the 2nd and Perron was a handcheck away (by Seabrook I believe) from burying a sick goal to take the lead in the 3rd.


Staff is so soff these days...

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-46-the-ghost-of-rex-gildo.html

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Apparently Voracek wanted to fight to impress Dave Shultz or some bullshit, fuck that 'Broad Street' era and fuck Jake for not being able to take a legal hit. Great job impressing someone by going after a guy that just wiped you out legally and has no career fighting majors to show. I bet 'The Hammer' was so proud. Fuck 'em.


Bellamare, Voracek and Schenn fighting with visors on is bullshit. PS (Downie, Farnham, and Scuds = no visors in their fights)


Rinaldo Hit - FUCK YOU


Emery acting like a bitch and swinging at Perron... fuck outta here.



Aside from alllll the above, the Pens pretty much held their cool. Gotta cash in on the major and at least one of the other 5 PPs,  Philly's PK blows.. Sid not coming on the second half of the 2nd 3 on 4 in OT was puzzling. Not calling a timeout to give the top PP unit the second minute of the last powerplay is also puzzling. The puck going inside of Greiss' jersey, but not out of sight to only trickle out the other side perfect in the crease is puzzling.


Hockey is weird and  cool I guess.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-45-flyers-lol.html

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So are we suspecting the screenshot of his post is from his own phone? Is that why the battery comment was made?


Either way, I don't get it.


Never really loved his stuff, doesn't bother me he said what he said, why make a battery joke?


Now a good article would cover all the Craig Ross posts.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/video-did-pittsburgh-dad-have-a-breakdown-over-the-steelers-loss-and-go-on-an-anti-penguins-rant.html

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@cblack66 Not shooting and getting stoned on breakaways??


J/K ... twas nice to see him.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/what-the-hell-happened-the-more-mumps-they-come-across-the-more-wins-they-see.html

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“My whole memories I am score every practice, 10 goals. Every shootout, I score on him. I don’t know how he win 300. It surprises me.” #Geno

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

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