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@tramp_stamp the west is the weakest in years.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/penguins-line-production-last-10-games.html
@BlackNGoldRules @Hibbits you must be correct. The Canes are doing so much better this year, now that Rutherford is gone,
3 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/deadline-deal-pens-trades-simon-despres-for-ben-lovejoy-for-some-reason.html
@BlackNGoldRules @Hibbits @pawsbyandmeowkin @Norojo won a cup in carolina.
@rico And who won the division this year?
3 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/deadline-deal-pens-trades-simon-despres-for-ben-lovejoy-for-some-reason.html
@Zhan So often, CFA fails to clear the puck out of the zone on the PK. All he has to do is lift the puck, but fails to clear the zone. Need to get Winnik in the lineup and he can use his size on the PK. Keep Bennett in the lineup and sit CFA.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/what-the-hell-happened-penguins-hang-on-win-4-3-and-avoid-season-sweep-by-caps.html
@romulanempire13 They also used to have a banner saying their Woman's basketball team led the WBA league in attendance one season. Pretty weak.
Good thing Fatty Teddy has been restricting Pens Fans from the burgh from going to games in DC or most of the Verizon Center would be Pens fans. I used to go to Pens Caps games, prior to Leonsis shutting out the PA area codes from ordering tickets, and 2/3 of the stands were full of Pens fans. Also, remember when the Steelers play the Redskins and the majority of the crowd at Fedex are Steeler fans.
There are so many Pens fans in the VA, MD, DC area that Teddy knew he had to do more than just limit the PA area codes from ordering tickets. He started making the local VA, MD & DC Pens fans who wanted to attend only Pens games have to buy tickets to a number of other games too. In other words, if you live local to DC and wanted to order tickets to a Pen/Caps game, he made you order tickets to a other games too.
See you next time of the Steps. Go Pens.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/video-a-tradtion-like-no-other-penguin-fans-on-the-steps-in-washington.html
@Con_Soul11 Pens fans will storm the steps in DC on Wednesday night.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-60-pens-5-panthers-1-jaded-as-fuck.html
@scmonty And everyone saying Fluery playing 60+ games wastoo many and Holtby may play in 75+. Come playoff time, he will be burned out.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Yep. Time to bring up the minor league goon to go after Ovie next game. Let the goon get his 4 game suspension for jumping Ovie from behind. With referee calls this year, it probably won't even call am instigator penalty. Would that really matter. Ovie has tried to take out a player in each of the last two games. Time for revenge.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@emanatee At least the Pens are head and shoulders above the Flyers.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/this-email-sums-up-the-penguins-nicely.html
@will_bog7 @jonesmalaco @Ungaba Dying Alive.
To go along with the washed up Orpik they will already have into his late 30s.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-57-at-cec-capitals-shut-down-the-penguins-for-the-third-time-this-season-win-3-1.html
Caps announcers did comment that after one pp the caps had 6 skaters on the ice for several seconds not noticed by the refs. They also said Ovie should have had a penalty for the two hand slash on the back of Letang's ankle. Those were obvious misses by the refs.
Once again, the Pens retaliate and don't initiate the rough play.
Look at the flex on ovie's stick after the two hand chop. Plus, did anyone catch the caps playing 20 seconds with too many men on the ice. The caps announcers, Homers as they are, even called it out.
The refs were terrible. I was hoping someone would take a two hand chop on the back of #8's ankle. It would be worth the 5 min penalty to see him go down. Of course, the refs would have provably missed that call too.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/what-the-hell-happened-the-villian-a-o-rides-again.html
When was the last time the caps even won two rounds of a playoff.
I heard the caps top 4 dmen have played all 57 of the caps games this year. Compare that to the Pens top 4 of Lateng, Martin, Ehrhoff, Matta.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/gameday-57-pens-hoping-the-third-time-is-the-charm-against-the-caps.html
@Bing_87 I have not gone through the numbers, but I figure the Pens have only had the power play advantage in maybe 20% of the games this year. I understand the refs put away whistle, but the law of averages should have an elite offensive team like the Pens being called 50% for and 50% against.
Also, I notice the hawks like most teams, play their best players on PKs, something the Pens never have done in the Crosby Malkin era.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-56-your-mom-sucks-penslose2.html
@Hibbits did you even watch the game. The announcers even said several time the Pens were out playing the Hawks.
@Bing_87 @Who Really Cares i notice Sill falling down a lot.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/what-the-hell-happened-pens-fall-in-shootout-but-play-well.html
@dmacpgh @emanatee @YorkPens And maybe Dupuis back for the playoffs.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-48-disarray-in-d-c.html
@dmacpgh @emanatee @YorkPens 4 points out of 1st place in the entire eastern conference with two games in hand on Tampa. 3 point out of the Met lead behind the islanders who have not been exactly lighting things up now. I would take my chances with Geno and Comeau coming back soon against anyone else in the east. We all know guys Adams, Sell, Ebbett and probably Acobella are all going to be sitting when the full team comes back.
@chowerwheels and how many pts are they back of 1st place? and they have more injured players coming back soon.
@dmacpgh @Ungaba yea Crosby did such a bad job leading Canada to two Olympic Gold Medals. Scoring the Overtime game winner in 2000 too.
@dmacpgh @Original_Super_Genius Thus will be the last year where the Hawks have the lead for the Stanley Cup. With kane and teows taking up close to 3 mil more than Crosby and Malkin.
Look for the Hawks playing the likes of a Ebbets, Adams Sill next year on their team.
Also, the Hawks have so many more players tied up in deals on players that are in their early to mid 30s, Hossa 36, Sharp 33, Keith 31, Oduya 33, Roszigval 36, Richards 34 and Crawford 30. And I thought the Pens had some old dead weight older players. At least are old players only have a 1 or 2 yrs left before their contracts end.
Let Chicago pay his expensive long term deal while he approaches his late 30s. With their top two stars getting huge contract extensions next year, they will be in salary cap hell.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-46-the-ghost-of-rex-gildo.html
Ovie with 10 shots, 0 goals, 0 assists and 2 Penalty Minutes. He played the majority of 5 power plays too. What a great game.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/what-the-hell-happened-caps-shutdown-penguins-3-0.html
A little mumps would not stop his game streak
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/locker/mumps-test-continue-for-penguins-fleury-maatta-and-bortuzzo-test-for-illness.html
Saw at least a half dozen non-calls against the Rags not called. Seems to be the same every game. Hard to believe strong offensive players like Malkin & Crosby don't receive penalty calls every game.
Compare power play advantages between other strong offensive teams likes the Black Hawks & Islanders and I'm sure they are averaging more than 1 or 2 PP's a game. The Rangers are not an offensive power, received 7 PP's their last game and received 4 more tonight. Seems like the Refs have something against the Pens.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/what-the-hell-happened-pens-fall-in-ot.html
Good hit from what I see. Jagr to old and slow to react. Time to retire.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/robert-bortuzzo-should-be-suspended.html
Great game to watch. I still love Kane and would love him to be a Pen.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/snapshot-pens-sneak-out-of-winnipeg-with-two-points.html
once again, a western team can't match up against the Pens
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/snapshot-penguins-start-road-trip-with-solid-win.html
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.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-1-pens-win-6-4.html
Team is better built for the playoffs this year. If they can trade Martin and get another top six forward, that would be great.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/see-you-at-the-crossroads-pittsburgh-penguins-2014-2015-season-preview-part-1-the-regime.html
Fat teddy bans all 412 to get into the Verizon Center
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/orpik-wearing-412-t-shirt-in-washington.html
From the side, Johnston looks like George Bush.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/mike-johnston-will-fly-to-russia-to-meet-evgeni-malkin.html
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.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/jacques-martin-named-penguins-senior-advisor-of-hockey-operations.html
@SteveWright @Raymond Bowman $12 for DK for a year. That's a deal. I pay more for that at lunch. Sign me up.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/seismic-shift-in-pittsburgh-media-dejan-kovacevic-moves-on-from-the-trib.html
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.
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.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@JoeAvg I agree. His passing was way off in the playoffs. Can Sid finally have a full season with no injuries.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/sidney-crosby-needs-wrist-surgery.html
Maybe Geno can help influence him coming to the Pens.
8 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-pens-reportedly-want-kulemin-and-thats-a-good-thing.html
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.
8 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-take-james-neal-traded-to-nashville-for-patric-hornqvist-and-nick-spaling.html
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.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playing-to-lose-documentary-about-pens-tanking-to-get-mario.html
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.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/jim-rutherford-is-a-crazy-person.html
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.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-joy-starkey-pyschopath-meter.html
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.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/dan-bylsma-and-ray-shero-gone.html
@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.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-great-dismantling-begins.html
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.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-lose-everything-on-the-line-tuesday-night.html
@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.