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@dmacpgh @emanatee @YorkPens And maybe Dupuis back for the playoffs.
2 days, 14 hours 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.
2 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/recap-game-48-disarray-in-d-c.html
@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 week, 3 days 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.
1 month 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
1 month, 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.
1 month, 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.
2 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.
2 months, 3 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
2 months, 4 weeks 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.
3 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.
3 months, 3 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
Fat teddy bans all 412 to get into the Verizon Center
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/orpik-wearing-412-t-shirt-in-washington.html
From the side, Johnston looks like George Bush.
6 months, 1 week 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.
6 months, 1 week 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.
6 months, 1 week 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.
6 months, 3 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.
6 months, 3 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.
7 months 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.
7 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.
7 months, 1 week 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.
7 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 2 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.
8 months, 2 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.
8 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.
8 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.
@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.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gif-lundqvist-squirts-crosby.html
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.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-five-series-headed-back-to-new-york-city.html
@Craig Ross is an ASS
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?
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-one-blueshirts-win-3-2-in-ot-lead-series-1-0.html
The Pens have consistently beaten the Rags. Pens in 5, If Sutter is ok to play.
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@Con_Soul11 They will beat the Rags in 3 next round.
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-win-4-3-advance-to-round-2.html
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.
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-battleon-no-more-pens-win-4-3-win-series.html
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.
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-joy-of-suck-pens-take-3-2-series-lead.html
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.
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-joyless-penguins-and-their-fans.html
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.
Lemieux also knows a thing or two about winning a cup or two.
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-fallout-marc-andre-fleury-rob-scuderi-columbus-fans.html
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.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/root-sports-with-there-best-screw-up-of-the-season.html
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.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/jack-johnson-will-probably-end-up-regretting-this.html
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.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-pens-storm-back-and-stun-the-jackets-4-3.html
@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.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/joe-starkey-rails-into-the-penguins.html
@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.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@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.
Wings beat the big bad Bruins. Now if they can only keep it up and don't drop off like the Leafs last year.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/check-out-the-penguin-exhibit-at-the-columbus-zoo.html
Beware of the Penguins.
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.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/can-the-penguins-stayed-composed-in-game-2.html