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From Molinari: "That doesn’t mean the negative reaction would be enough to jeopardize the sellout streak at Consol Energy Center, however."
There was a post awhile back that is was a fake. Any details on that?
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/updates-on-the-penguin-gm-search-week-2.html
@brendannn @DCPensFan weird. well you all enjoy you hockey free weekends.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/dan-bylsma-and-ray-shero-gone.html
Did that transcript with Mario/burkle disappear. wanted to send it around, but it seems to be gone.
@hardtotell @dannyjimmy pretty good. i would have a asked "name a player that Ray let walk, traded that exemplifies the grit, character you mean."
@Jazo mabye it's like that joke about the first day in prison. kick someone's ass or get yours kicked.
I don't get it. Dan's clearly on death row. maybe they're just trolling the Caps.
uh, so Dan's not gone ..yet?
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/our-official-dan-bylsma-firing-gif.html
Japers rinks (caps blog) comment section is pretty interesting on our situation. one of them realized "if they fire Dan and Shero, they'll probably get whoever we wanted"
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/dan-bylsma-ray-shero-will-be-gone-reports.html
Watch them both end up in DC. I'll swing by Kettler (caps practice facility) to say hi.
@FeelTheDarkness @PenGeno he got promoted to GM. fuck up, move up.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@Mr. Confidence @PenGeno put her in goal. she won't let anything pass.
assume he's gay (BFD, by the way)
NBC would explode. Face of the NHL, struggling, Gay!
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
I'd bet not, just because it would be impossible for someone that famous to keep it quiet.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-watch-milan-lucic-cry.html
well, at least that video was shot North-South instead of East-West. somebody got the memo.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/video-a-penguins-fan-attempted-to-do-the-angels-in-the-outfield-during-game-7-it-didnt-work.html
I dozed off in a meeting and had a nightmare where Shero was replaced with GMGM from DC
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-following-just-happened-in-a-sentence-mike-keenan-penguins-coaching.html
As always, Puck Huffers cuts to the chase: http://puckhuffers.com/uncategorized/all-that-glitters-is-horseshit.html
@brendannn @DCPensFan @Con_Soul11 NBC replayed it as part of their coverage last night.
@Con_Soul11 and that was from Game 2? which was a win.
@PenGeno @iacas @dvo yes. the younger player will learn from mistakes. scuds knows what to do, it's that he's not capable of doing it anymore.
@dvo There's no downside. invest in a younger player with a potential upside. scuds just looked done. that OT winner in game one was his play in a nutshell. weak clear attempt leads to high quality chance. and repeat.
it's like a LB in football. there's not a gradual decline. it's just "awesome" and the next day "done."
"Things like the sellout streak being a sham, the Penguins’ budget out of whack because of poor playoff sales, and much more"
What? Granted, I'm in DC and not following the day-to-day, but what?
@Farnsworth I know I was. I floated the idea last off season/
/why i'm not a GM, part 456 in a series.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-great-dismantling-begins.html
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html
And then 1 more. In ot
He doesn't shit/
The homerism from NBC for the rags is just bizarre.
Not so much angry as I am blinded by rage
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/boomer-esiason-is-a-big-rangers-fan-idiot.html
What is boomer doing to those muppets?
@Mr. Confidence @pawsbyandmeowkin @DCPensFan @PenGeno
score a that trick as penance. also, back check.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/source-dan-bylsma-has-one-job-offer-already-waiting-for-him-if-the-pens-lose-tonight-and-he-is-fired.html
@PenGeno @Mr. Confidence Forgive me for I have sinned. It has been 2 games since my last back check.
@dvo BatCrack Radio Delay if you're Mac OS
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/maf-vs-lundqvist-in-game-7s.html
@KyleSchroeck Let's move the game to DC!
@dvo mute tv. turn on mike lange. i run everything through the computer.
I can remember almost every shift of those game 7 wins*. Particularly that Caps win. The Detroit one I was pacing from Talbot's first until the final buzzer.
*I was lower after the Cap game 6 OT loss and I have been at any point in this series. But that's an OT loss for you.
@Mr. Confidence I think the ??? is "score more goals" .. might be "make low percentage passes in the neutral zone" i don't know.
Meh. you're allowed to lose 3.
"When Rick Nash cries himself to sleep tonight, Letang and Martin will be there to deflect the tears away into the neutral zone."
Re-posting from the quickie, because it is so accurately cruel. which of course is the best kind
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Should sign Billy Joel to a one game contact just to troll them.
Uptown Girl in search of dahn-tahn man.
What a joyous occasion. kind of. or it would be if I were from Columbus and it was Brandon Dubinsky
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/sidney-crosby-is-a-finalist-for-the-hart-trophy-2.html
Also, can i hire dude in the Malkin jersey to stand in window outside my next big meeting. [looks up .. see's him, knows i got this]
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-win-4-3-advance-to-round-2.html
Is that photo from Kent State? cause damn.
off to vomit. quietly. cause there's no joy anymore in that pre-game playoff purge.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
@pawsbyandmeowkin I have to disagree. It's lazy writing to select a topic such as "fan involvement", which is incredibly subjective.* opine on it for a few paragraphs and draw some sort of conclusion based on nothing, really. He could have at least talked to somebody, anybody, about the atmosphere at the games and used it to support his "this is no fun" conclusion. he also switched from "the fans suck" to "the players aren't having fun."
* when i'm at a game, i don't say a thing, cause i'm too focused, particularly in the playoffs. the intensity is overwhelming for me. so i'm a bad fan i guess because instead of cheering, there's a silent fist pump or nod for a good play .. .like clearing the zone on the PK.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-joe-starkey-penguins-fan-joy-meter-for-day-12-of-the-nhl-playoffs.html
@iacas Are you not entertained!
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Wow. Listening to the radio in the car for the 2nd period. The ole '29er made that non-call on Sutter sound like it was a travesty. Said he pitch-forked him, IIRC. Expect better than that.
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/
Awesome. It's that playoffs feeling, where you think you have to puke, but you're excited about it. comes this time every year. unless you're a Caps fan. then it's more infrequent an doesn't last that long.
1 year, 1 month ago on With wild card lead on the line, Jeff Locke starts the last regular season game at PNC Park
Come on Rockies.
1 year, 1 month ago on The turnaround either starts here or doesn't start at all
I was 14 in 92 ... and you know the story.
Anyway. I've kept the team at arms distance since the strike year. That just killed me.
But about a year ago I started following your blog. And this summer it's my first stop. And then I started listening to the games. Thanks for the great work
1 year, 1 month ago on Gerrit Cole has a chance to win game 81 and that just feels right