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In other news, Eric Tangradi was put on waiver by the Jets. Let's claim him!!!  /s

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-preseason-game-5-vs-red-wings.html

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@iacas @LoranMannIsTheMan @YorkPens I respectfully disagree with your assessment of Despres. The Scuderi - Despres pairing from last game didn't look too bad in my opinion. This would mean a lot as everyone else looked bad in their game with Scuderi.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-preseason-game-5-vs-red-wings.html

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@Mr. Confidence @Billyho @pawsbyandmeowkin No, I believe that is the point of the 9 game trial. If he was to play in 10th game, then his contract would kick in, but not if he is returned to his Junior or European team in this case. My opinion is to give him the 9 games and see what he is made of. Worst case scenario it doesn't pan out and he's not ready yet but it won't have a huge effect on his development. It also gives the team more time to see how he could mesh with Sid or Geno. Also, after the 9 games, Bennett could be closing up on a return and KK would not be as needed then anyways.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-preseason-game-5-vs-red-wings.html

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Apparently he got clipped to the heel by Kapanen's skate... the plot thickens.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beau-bennett-just-left-practice-with-a-serious-injury.html

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@PenGeno @LP66 That is what is the most frustrating, you just know there are better and younger D men that could take his spot, as proven by Harrington and Dumoulin at a far lesser cost which would be used to improve the team in other areas. Those 2 were way more effective and less noticeable (good thing for a defenseman) IMO. But they won't ever get a chance until that contract and roster spot disappears or someone is traded. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/thirdpres.html

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@PenGeno I don't know about him yet. Some shifts he plays an OK game and make good decisions, then the next one will have my banging my head on the wall. Consistency doesn't seem to be there yet. I still think he goes down way too often for his own good. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/thirdpres.html

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@KyleSchroeck @Zhan He would get paid NHL money, but it wouldn't show up on the cap right? Isn't there like a 925k relief for those kind of situations. He makes 600k so I would think the relief would completely eliminate his salary from the cap situation. Maybe I misunderstood that part of the CBA?

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/thirdpres.html

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@Bing_87 @PenGeno @LP66 Im a cable cutter, so I use their Gamecenter Live and I absolutely love it! I hook up my laptop to my TV and enjoy the game in the living room, or I watch the game on a monitor at my computer desk and keep doing whatever I want on my 2nd monitor (like posting/reading TPB). 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-minnesota-wild-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@PenGeno @Bing_87 @pawsbyandmeowkin Well the fact that it is streamed somehow increases the likelihood of someone picking it up and stream in by another way for us people out of the viewing area! That's how I got to see the CBJ game and hopefully the same will happen tonight!

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-minnesota-wild-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@PenGeno @LP66 It kinda makes you wonder why its called the NHL Network when it chooses to air a prospect game over actual NHL "games". 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-minnesota-wild-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@PenGeno Isn't the US Top Prospects Game tonight? My guess is they chose to air that instead of NHL pre-seasons games.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/preseason-gameday-minnesota-wild-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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I don't what's the beef with Despres. I thought he played a good game. He carried the puck a lot of times out of the D zone, made some awesome stretch passes, had good stick on puck and coverage in the D zone and didn't look that bad on the PP. Granted, he took a penalty that cost the team a goal but I thought he played a much better game than Bortuzzo which could of been ejected for his hit and you guys don't seem to think he was/is underwhelming.

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/third-period-notes-and-recap-of-first-preseason-game-pens-lost-2-1.html

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@Rage @LP66  Well, to be fair, I have seen some of those rumors being thrown over here in Canada as well and I doubt they are all based out of Madden. But even without the rumors, wouldn't be a good idea to keep the current coach or appoint one from the organisation for a year and see if they can make it work under the new GM's plan? And if it doesn't, then you have the opportunity of maybe going after Babcock when his contract his up in Detroit. Obviously, Babcock could re-sign with Detroit during this off-season or sometime next year, but you would still have some time to evaluate your possible candidates.

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

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With all the rumors/sayings that Babcock wants to coach the Pens, but might not be able to get out of his contract, could they keep Bylsma for a year and fire him next season? Or let the new GM decide which of the assistant gets the "interim" tag for the year and try to land Babcock next year (they will actually get a year to talk with him and get to know him better).

Also, maybe they just don't want to release their coaches yet to avoid having them take contracts somewhere else. Seeing as so many teams could have interest in Bylsma, maybe they want to wait a little bit and see if the divisional rivals will find their coaches before letting go of Bylsma and Co.

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

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Well, Im gonna watch the rest of the game on the TV with the GF. Hopefully this turns our luck around!
LETS GO PENS!

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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Remember when NYR power play couldnt score and ours was feared :(

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@dmilesend Yeah I have a feeling this is the game he will show everyone that is piling on him why he's still valuable to the team.

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@Mr. Confidence Seriously.. and dont tell me the Rangers couldnt have got called for too many men on the clear attempt just prior to that.

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@Mr. Confidence I am sure someone will just throw a lot of money at him.. hopefully he likes it with the Pens and stay put.

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@Bilbo Gibbons I think Kuni should crash the net and get some contact with Lundquist. It seemed to work when he did it, Lundquist would get out of his game to complaint about anyone coming close to him after that.

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@Mr. Confidence Who takes his place centering the 3rd line tho? Double shifting Crosby/Sutter?

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@Bilbo Gibbons If they could just get 1 goal, I am certain that the guys would get their mojo back and with the way they are playing right now, 2-3 more goals would come easily.

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@Mr. Confidence @LP66 period just ended for me. Ill try not to spoil anything for the remainder of the game

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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So... how much of a delay you guys have? let me know when the period ends for you

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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This Ranger Kid is a brave soul and kinda looks bored his team is leading... Hopefully we'll see some tears coming out of him later tonight


5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@dmilesend @LP66 Would explain why I never heard about it.. wrrestling and baseball isnt too big over here

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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Can someone explain the YES! thing to me? I find it irritating :S

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@dmilesend @LP66  I guess its not a bad thing in a Game 7 to bring some veterans and sandpaper as PTM27 said.

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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@PTM27 @LP66  Im just curious to see if Glass will get more than 8 mins of ice time....

5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/playoff-gameday-round-two-game-seven-new-york-rangers-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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