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@Lindas1st And yet they still blown out and shut out the Habs so spare me with that.
5 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/what-the-hell-happened-penguins-perfect-plex-habs.html
@firefox91 "But it's okay to trash Bylsma on a regular basis who had more influence in the Pens winning their 09"
MT had more of a influence on winning the SC then Byslma did. His greatest strength was he wasn't MT and the year after then won the cup it was then that DB installed the "system" we saw for the next 5 years. That was when DB truly implemented himself into the team.
How did that system work in the playoffs? Oh yeah pretty fucking badly is how that worked out. Fucked up badly in the playoffs to the point of utter embarassment.
5 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/most-embarrassing-thing-on-the-internet-today-bleacher-report-loves-dan-bylsma.html
@Quote_The_Birdman Yeah I totally forgot. Because you won ONE cup means you buy sainthood forever within the fan base. You get over yourself. Just because you won a title doesn't immune you from criticism and in the last 5 years there can be a TON of criticism leveled towards DB because of how he approached the opposition, his game strategies, his stubbornness to change, his handling of players to his failure to believe in matchups.
Unless your the Steelers, a title doesn't immune ANY coach from criticism. Randy Carlyle one a cup with the Ducks but that didn't stop the Ducks from shitcanning him when the results went south and it was clear a change needed to be made.
@Animals @TheMoleman " The reg season is pretty meaningless and the coaches don't play the games."
That is such a fallacy and you know it. In order to even get into the playoffs you have to succeed in the regular season and obviously in order to do that you have to play the games and take them seriously. Yeah they may be meaningless to YOU, but in the grand scheme of things you need to succeed them in order to get into the playoffs and play for the best seed that can put you in the right position you want to be in for the playoffs.
Yeah it's meaningless to someone like you because you like everyone else beyond belief in this fanbase is incredibly spoiled.
@TheMoleman "Sure it's early" Yeah your right it's early and good team lose to other good teams all the time in November. Shit happens. Plus there is a HUGE difference if you look at the system Johnston has put in, it's built to win in the playoffs because there's toughness, shots, puck possession and i'm not the only person saying this.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/most-embarrassing-thing-on-the-internet-today-bleacher-report-loves-dan-bylsma.html
And it was Rick Trash in the end that was denied by MAF. Fitting Ranger to put this game to bed.
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/what-the-hell-happened-breaking-down-the-bat-shit-crazy-between-the-pens-and-rangers.html
"We know we talk about Dan Bylsma alot. We’re still not over how he ruined the last five years."
Neither are many others. Sure we can certainly put blame on the players for underachieving, but Christ that man made coaching blunder after coaching blunder from scheme and to how he approached to playing the opposition (i.e fuck matchups) that he really did have a hand in the Pens playoff failures.
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/link-city-weekly-newsletter-malkins-excited-still-not-over-bylsma.html
........or even three measly days for that matter.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
"but he mangled a potential dynasty. Like it or not, that is what happened"
Yup that's exactly what happened. Making the playoffs and winning your division is great, but when you constantly lose to lower seeds, blow series leads constantly and lose in horrible and embarassing way like howthe team lost to Philly and Boston, that falls on the coach because you can't properly reign in your players when there playing poorly or constantly making mistakes and when he FO realizes nothing is going to change with this guy at the helm, he's got to go. If anything they held on to him too long.
They brought in Tocchet for one reason: To be a bad cop on the coaching staff and to provide accountability towards the players when they screw up. Something that was sorely lacking from the previous regime.
@Zhan No he won't and you know that.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-preseason-game-5-vs-red-wings.html
@seannnn5308 Actually in the 2nd SB he played out of his mind, espically at the end when on that drive where he threw that game winning TD to Santonio to win the SB. Not to mention no Ben=NO SB. Simple as that and it doesn't matter what type of defense you have.
But hey, keep spewing stuff that was discredit eons ago.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2014-articles/is-philip-rivers-the-best-quarterback-from-the-2004-draft-class.html
" All that is left is to bring back the Pittsburgh diagonal"
Which one? The blue one from the inaugural season or the black and gold one from the 90s? Because both were fantastic.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-return-of-the-skating-penguin-five-thoughts-on-the-penguins-newold-third-jersey.html
The early 90s cup jersey is back!
Thank Christ, they got this one right.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/look-for-the-penguins-new-third-jersey-on-friday.html
@jammonstrald @Bradley James McEachern @ProfConfusion That was a great 3rd jersey. It was simple and the blue was the right color. The one they have just screamed, mostly because it was too busy on account of all the stripes.
@Billyho I'm shocked they haven't done it already. I look forward to it if they rip it to pieces like they did when they took that shit Adam Proteau wrote about the Pens being hypocrites. That was probably one of the best post the staff has ever written. They left no stone unturned on that one that's for sure.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/20-storylines-to-follow-as-penguins-training-camp-opens.html
@ProfConfusion Better that then the shitty blue jerseys with all the stripes they trotted out for the last 3 or so seasons.
@thesteelersnat @TPBderek He'll always be butthurt unless the Pens hire back his buddies Dan and Ray.
Then again he was shit before that as well.
@Hibbits Actually his new wingers are going to be good. As for Neal, he'll get over with it. The guy simply wasn't getting it done in the postseason. In fact since he was traded here he has never gotten it done in the postseason and when your a team that has underachieved the last 5 years something has to change in terms of personnel. Getting rid of Neal was a easy call to make.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/madden-malkin-not-impressed-by-johnston.html
@The Arrogant Bastard People like to bitch and moan just for the sake of it. This fan base has a lot of those type of people.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@dannyjimmy @Beaube Nett Actually the odds are that you have no idea what the heck your talking about. MAF is in fact a elite goalie while Griess is nothing more than a backup while Vokoun is done for his career.
@Zhan Actually he's a very good 3rd line center and unlike many on this club we follow, he actually showed up in the playoffs. That's important whatever or not he's a "average" or "impact" player.
@The Arrogant Bastard @dannyjimmy @Hibbits Why the hell would JR trade Scuds AND Harrington just so we can free up cap space to sign Dustin fucking Penner.
Your not thinking logically with that type of nonsense.
@Hibbits @dannyjimmy Or maybe he won't trade him because he can't get anyone to dump that albatross of a contract and that's exactly what it is: A albatross.
@Rage Meh only 20 minutes of it was fulgy. The rest of pure gold.
You know whats better then seeing the Pens beat the Flyers in their barn? Seeing it in person and walking out of the building with a huge grin on your face. Last time I was in Philly for a Pens Flyers game was in 2008 for the EC finals.I was pelted with tennis balls by some asshole on the way it, was shoved into a wall and got beer spiited on my face by some douche in a orange wig as I was making my way to my seat but the team won (the next game they clinched the series) and no matter what they said or threw at me I didn't care because we kicked their fucking asses.
1 year, 8 months ago on QUICK CAP: Pens finally win a wild one
@Lemay1945 Your right, we need to hold two man sack race held on consecutive Sundays to decide who finishes 8th.
1 year, 9 months ago on Interesting realignment rumors abound
@CheDy_79 @orby Our defense is good. Our scorers have been scoring off the charts, our depth has been good.and its more than two guys and MAF has been playing solid.
Sorry but it sounds like what you don't know what the fuck your talking about.
1 year, 9 months ago on Tuesdays With Stoosh - 2.26.2013
@cblack66 No he didn't. Plus you can't sign every FA's that's on every fans wishlist.
@HossaShersey @firefox91 Meh it was just one season and people wanted to run him out of town despite the fact he has a very good track record overall his NHL career. People just needed to be patient and give him a chance.
1 year, 9 months ago on QUICK CAP: Ryan Miller, Sabres choke late. Paul Martin real American Hero
@pops No thats baseball your thinking of where the former Succos always come back to burn their former club.
1 year, 9 months ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 15 - Winnipeg Jets
They may suck, but they did beat us convincingly.
1 year, 9 months ago on How to Watch the Game Tonight 2-15-13
@CaseySheehan Fuck you.
1 year, 9 months ago on Sens Organization officially accuses Matt Cooke of hurting Erik Karlsson
Fuck Bryan Murray, that's all what I have to say on the matter. Oh he may be a NHL GM, but atleast I know how to properly say seven swans are swimming.
Even though your being funny, I could easily see that headline or "Has Ovi turned a corner after scoring poweful goal vs the Penguins?"
Oh and I want to take a dump on the ref who allowed that terrible goal in the 1st.
1 year, 9 months ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 11 - Washington Capitals
Cocaine's a hellava drug.
I liked the episode where Ahmed blew all his money on scene reanactors and the gang has to help him pay off his debts to French Stewart by working a party dressed as different characters (Chevy dressed as Burt Reynolds).
It's very easy to do that. When I was coming home from Portland, OR via Amtrak I had dinner with two Caps STH (must have monry as their tickets are on the glass) they say going to a Caps and Wizards game in terms of atmosphere is like night and day.
Two teams that's all. Had no problems beating shit teams like Winnipeg, Columbus and Carolina last year. Tampa wasn't good last year and we didn't play down to them. So no we don't play down, it's just two teams that give us problems.
Even with a new system i'm still not impressed with that team. DC does have loser sports teams they do have the Wizards but then again it's the NBA so like MLS who gives a shit.
This isn't a game they'll overlook Rick, they hate losing to the Caps.
Of course he wouldn't. He rather have the great 8 skting around the ice doing nothing than 87 on their team.
No it doesn't. Ovie hasn't been the same for awhile and he looked like shit on Sunday. One goal from him isn't goig to change that.
I've been to Anaheim, it's like one big party with Disneyland and all the bars and places to eat. He'll be just fine. He'll be probaly hugged RS that they traded him to a cty where he doesn't have to scrap ice off his car or walk through snow.
1 year, 9 months ago on Ben Lovejoy Traded to Anaheim
Who the fuck is Billy Nauman?
Actually they did. That's why the Isles got a whopping 7 PPs.
1 year, 9 months ago on Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 10 - New York Islanders
Rorabaugh suffering from butthurt on twitter that the refs didn't award a PP to the Isles for Neal holding Strait's stick. Let it the fuck go man.
The curse of the statue of Rich Pilon and Jeff Norton has ended!!!!
I haven't felt bad for them since the brawl and how they acted. Go to Lighthouse Hockey for instance and you'll know what i'm talking about. Despite the lack of recent success they have had, they still act like total asswipes.
And and Caps are losing 3-1 to the Leafs.
Why was Fatty Boudreau fired again?
The camera angles suck I will give you that.
I will say this. I do like the new studio.