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Great game to watch. I still love Kane and would love him to be a Pen.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/snapshot-pens-sneak-out-of-winnipeg-with-two-points.html

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once again, a western team can't match up against the Pens

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/snapshot-penguins-start-road-trip-with-solid-win.html

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Pens continue to beat down the Ducks. So much for the big bad western conference that we always hear about. Gibson did not look good. I thought Mr. Haagen Dazs was going to pull him at 3 - 0 and to think he only gave up four goals in his three games played last Spring. It's always a great night when the Pens win and the Caps, Flyers & Bruins all lose.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-1-pens-win-6-4.html

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Team is better built for the playoffs this year. If they can trade Martin and get another top six forward, that would be great.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/see-you-at-the-crossroads-pittsburgh-penguins-2014-2015-season-preview-part-1-the-regime.html

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Fat teddy bans all 412 to get into the Verizon Center

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/orpik-wearing-412-t-shirt-in-washington.html

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Can still be an interim coach, if Johnston can't cut it. I would have like him on the bench, since he's still a good coach.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/jacques-martin-named-penguins-senior-advisor-of-hockey-operations.html

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There will be a lot more folks outside the Pittsburgh Market signing up for DK's service. If you live in the Burgh, you get all the coverage you want. But, everywhere else across the country, transplanted yinzers will live for better and more coverage on the Pittsburgh teams. 

4 months 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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I thought NY offered more too. Without this terrible trade, the Pens would not have stunk for several years, thus getting the top overall picks in Fluery, Crosby, Malkin and Staal. Similar to what Washington did to get their Stars (Ovechkin, Semin, Valamov, Backstrom, Green, etc..) and Black Hawks (Toews, Kane, Seabrook). 


What I don't understand in how the Oilers, Islanders and Panthers get top picks almost every year and still stink most years.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@JoeAvg I agree. His passing was way off in the playoffs. Can Sid finally have a full season with no injuries.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/sidney-crosby-needs-wrist-surgery.html

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Maybe Geno can help influence him coming to the Pens.

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-pens-reportedly-want-kulemin-and-thats-a-good-thing.html

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5'11" is not that big. I know Neal had the concussion issues, but  I would have liked to have him stay. We need a young player who will go to the net and mix it up. I hope Megna can be that player.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-take-james-neal-traded-to-nashville-for-patric-hornqvist-and-nick-spaling.html

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The early 80s Pens teams were a lot worse than the early 2000 teams that gave the Pens the high draft picks (Orpik, Fluery, Malkin, Crosy, Staal). Mario still played with some bad teams up until the late 80s. Can you imagine the point totals he would have put up if he did not have such bad Pens teams in the 80s, did not have cancer and did not have the bad back. The most dominating big player in the history of the NHL. Imagine a bigger Geno that played all aspects of the game. His reach, size, speed, shot and play making were not matched. 

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playing-to-lose-documentary-about-pens-tanking-to-get-mario.html

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Niskanen is a 2nd line pairing on defense on a team loaded with young defensive talent. He does not play heavy minutes, does not clear the crease or play many penalty minutes. Plus, he slumped badly in the last two playoffs. Do you really want to give this man $5 mil/yr? Let him leave and bring up the young guys. Let some other sucker sign him for 5 years at 5 mil/yr.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/jim-rutherford-is-a-crazy-person.html

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I would consider trading Crosby to a Canadian team, if I could have five #1 picks, their top two young offensive players and another gritty 3rd/4th line player. The thing is, every Canadian team would sign up for that deal. However, you can't trade the best player in the league. You need to build around them and add the missing pieces. 

6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-joy-starkey-pyschopath-meter.html

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Very strange. Why hold on to Bylsma, unless there's something in the works for a certain other coach. If it is Babcock, he would have to get big stack in Pens personal decisions. Maybe the Wings want something in return, since he's still under contract for another year. Or are the Pens are just blocking Bylsma from going to the Caps. Something going on behind the scenes.



6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/dan-bylsma-and-ray-shero-gone.html

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@aberman  Chicago will not be the same when they have to pay their two star free agents Towes and Kane 10+ mil/yr. Like the Pens, they have too many other players locked in with long term deals. With two cups and working on their 3rd, Towes and Kane should get 10+ mil/yr each. Winning the cup means more than scoring titles.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-great-dismantling-begins.html

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Pens win in 7. That  is why you play the whole year to get home ice for game 7. Lets hope the refs show up and start making some calls when star players get cross checked to the head. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-lose-everything-on-the-line-tuesday-night.html

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@Hotfreak @pawsbyandmeowkin  That call is made all the time. Can't hit the goalie. Especially when he has all day to stop or move away from the crease.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-lose-everything-on-the-line-tuesday-night.html

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@3TProductions @Boston_Rocks  Bruins no longer have a lead. Lost big time tonight, Shut out. The Habs should have already won this series, but the Bruins got lucky in overtime. The older Bruins starting to fad fast. Charo just looks sooooooooooo slow a this point. Dude reaches his late 30s and it's all down hill. Sort of like that Brady Lady.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gif-lundqvist-squirts-crosby.html

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The Pens gave up, after they got behind. Hopefully, that means they are saving their energy for the next game. I would love to see someone from Wilkes‑Barre/Scranton called up to show some spark. Skuderi may need a rest a game or two.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-five-series-headed-back-to-new-york-city.html

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Pens need to pull out one of these OT games. Fluery played well enough to win. Crosby has looked slow throughout the playoffs, possible injury?

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-one-blueshirts-win-3-2-in-ot-lead-series-1-0.html

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The Pens have consistently beaten the Rags. Pens in 5, If Sutter is ok to play.

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Can someone tell me why Adams is playing. His give-aways every game are killing the Pens. He can't clear the zone, when all he has to do is a simple Murphy backhand dump.

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-battleon-no-more-pens-win-4-3-win-series.html

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Blysma wins game by adapting and making the right decisions. Playing making with Crosby was something that caught the jackets by surprise. Series over pens in six.

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-joy-of-suck-pens-take-3-2-series-lead.html

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The difference being that Scuderi is much older than Martin was four years ago. There is little chance that Scuderi gets any better. He may get worse.  Same goes with Orpik. He's just to old and slow at this point in his career. Although, I would rather have Orpik than Scuderi. But, now we have to live three more years with that bad signing. 

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-joyless-penguins-and-their-fans.html

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I would take that bet. A team that basically gets lucky and wins two overtime games cannot hope to lucky every game. The PEns won all five games during the season with only a few second of them playing from behind. The odds are that the Pens come back and win.

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-joyless-penguins-and-their-fans.html

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Lemieux also knows a thing or two about winning a cup or two.

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-fallout-marc-andre-fleury-rob-scuderi-columbus-fans.html

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He played like a boob in the 3rd period. 


At least you get to watch Root. I have to watch the NBCSn and listen to Pierre all night.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/root-sports-with-there-best-screw-up-of-the-season.html

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The Blue jackets can't play run & gun. Not enough offense. Let's hope the Pens find their defense, before they face the Bruins in the East finals again.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/jack-johnson-will-probably-end-up-regretting-this.html

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Pens stay the course. Even without Crosby, Kunitz or Malkin scoring goals, Pens still can beat a young Blue Jacket team. This looks so much like the Pens Sens series (Crosby & Malkin's 1st playoff series) wher the Pens managed to win one game. Pens sweep the next two games. This series is over. Bring on the Rangers.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-pens-storm-back-and-stun-the-jackets-4-3.html

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@Craig Ross @Whistler  This series over. Pens in five. How does a team give up three goals in a few minutes of the 3rd period and survive. Series over. Go Pens.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/joe-starkey-rails-into-the-penguins.html

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@rggwilson @blutrache  You do realize the pens have sold out several hundred games in a row. The Blue Jackets only sold out three games this year. The two against the Pens and the Nash's return with the Rangers. Talk about a fan base that backs their team and you see the Pens fan base.

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

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@Craig Ross  That'w why the Pens are up 2 - 1. How could a team give up three straight goals in the third period. This series is over. Pens in 5.

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

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Wings beat the big bad Bruins. Now if they can only keep it up and don't drop off like the Leafs last year.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/check-out-the-penguin-exhibit-at-the-columbus-zoo.html

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Did you see the Blues going after the Hawks stars? Toews got rocked hard all night. He got his face busted up and no one from the Hawks went after the Blues for doing it. I hope that does not happen to the Pens starts.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/can-the-penguins-stayed-composed-in-game-2.html

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Was Sutter tripped on the breakaway or did he fall on his own? Can't believe there was not a penalty shot, let alone a 2 min call. Appears the only calls were the interference variety. Imagine if the Wings played, they would have been called on every rush. Let's hope the refs continue to call the interference.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-pens-win-game-one-4-3.html

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wow, so many people backing Pierre. 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-81-flyers-win-in-ot-4-3.html

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Did anyone even notice Datsyuk last game. The guy is getting old and injury prone.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Can the Wings break up an offensive rush without interference? 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-mike-babcock-starts-the-mind-games-pens-win-4-3-in-a-shootout.html

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Just in time to be the backup goalie for the Playoffs.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/vokoun-to-wbs-it-wont-impact-salary-cap.html

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So basically the only Pens that could be bought out after this season would be Martin or Fluery and I don't see that happening. There's always the possibility of a trade for Scuderi, but the Pens would get some other teams over priced vet in return.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Pens missing like ten players out with injury, including 4 of their 5 PP starters, but they still beat the very good Colorado team. Could any other team miss their top three scorers (Crosby, Malkin & Kunitz), their best offensive and Norris candidate dman (Lateng), their best shutdown defender (Orpik), two of their PK players (Duprius and Vatale), their best faceoff man (Goc), their best rookie (Matta), their backup goalie & starter from last years playoffs (Vokoun) and still stay competitive. Maybe its destiny they win the cup this year. I say let the stars rest up and be ready for the playoffs.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Pens would beat the Wings. Datsyuk is not the same player he was 5 years ago. Although the Wings have some good young players, their core getting old.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/looking-more-and-more-like-penswings-in-the-first-round.html

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The PEns have had a lot more injuries than the Wings to key players all season.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/looking-more-and-more-like-penswings-in-the-first-round.html

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How do the Panthers make any money selling tickets for $7, free parking and a jersey. parking alone can be $20 to $30 a game for some sporting events.

1 year, 5 months ago on Season tickets for the Florida Panthers start at just $7 a game

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