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From the side, Johnston looks like George Bush.
1 month, 4 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.
1 month, 4 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.
1 month, 4 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.
2 months, 1 week 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.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/sidney-crosby-needs-wrist-surgery.html
Maybe Geno can help influence him coming to the Pens.
2 months, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 3 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.
2 months, 3 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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
4 months, 1 week 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.
4 months, 1 week 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.
4 months, 1 week 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.
4 months, 1 week 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?
4 months, 2 weeks 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.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@Con_Soul11 They will beat the Rags in 3 next round.
4 months, 3 weeks 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.
4 months, 3 weeks 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.
4 months, 3 weeks 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.
4 months, 3 weeks 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.
4 months, 4 weeks 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/can-the-penguins-stayed-composed-in-game-2.html
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.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-pens-win-game-one-4-3.html
wow, so many people backing Pierre.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-81-flyers-win-in-ot-4-3.html
Did anyone even notice Datsyuk last game. The guy is getting old and injury prone.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Can the Wings break up an offensive rush without interference?
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-mike-babcock-starts-the-mind-games-pens-win-4-3-in-a-shootout.html
Just in time to be the backup goalie for the Playoffs.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/vokoun-to-wbs-it-wont-impact-salary-cap.html
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.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
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.
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.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/looking-more-and-more-like-penswings-in-the-first-round.html
The PEns have had a lot more injuries than the Wings to key players all season.
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, 3 months ago on Season tickets for the Florida Panthers start at just $7 a game
Never watch th eintermission show on NBCSB. I heard the Milbury man was saying the Bruins were so much better than the Pens. Saw the postgame show and he looked like he was sick. He really hates the Pens.
1 year, 6 months ago on RECAP: Suddenly Sutter. PENS WIN.
So how many strides did JVR take before the hit. I counted at least a 1/2 dozen. If that's not charging, I don't know what is. Taking a guy out like that reminds me of some Ovie would do. But, I guess JVR learned that trait in Philly.
1 year, 6 months ago on GIFs: Malkin and Crosby both take big hits within minutes of each other
The interference call on Grossman was just as bad. But, the Flyers were given their share of bogus calls too. Just stay out of the box and the Pens can beat this team every game. Everyone knows they will run after the Pens star players (Letang, Malkin, Crosby). Just don't lose your cool.
1 year, 6 months ago on RECAP: A Clockwork Orange. PENS WIN.
Depends who the refs are for the game. Have the refs from last night and the Pens would be on the PP all game. The hit by Neal was the worst elbowing call I have ever seen. Don't you actually have to hit a playerwith your elbow and above the players waist to get a elbowing penalty.
Maybe the Bryz was chirping at a bear.