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I bought a perfectly good case of sierra nevada torpedo for 20 dollars yesterday. Having a good week

1 week, 1 day ago on Gameday 70 – Pens at Devils

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In all my bitching about the despres trade i forgot to mention that i do enjoy lovejoy's interviews. He always seems very articulate and honest. I also do think he'll do fine as a #4 or #5 defenseman this year and next. He's made a lot of improvements to his game since leaving a few years back and is by no means a fringe NHLer anymore. My dislike for the trade has nothing to do with him.

Also nice to see Crosby, Malkin, Ovi and Backstrom all near the top of the scoring race. Like old times. This'll be a fun finish

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Gameday 64 – Pens at Ducks

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Hoff being hurt makes the despres/lovejoy trade seem a LITTLE less ridiculous to me.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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The end result of this Toronto mess is gonna be the same thing happening again in 5 years with a different incompetently assembled and overpaid group of players

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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At least the Pens didn't trade for Marek Zidlicky

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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No love for TK?

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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Olli Jokinen?

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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I've been legitimately excited for pirates baseball four years in a row now. This is so wonderful

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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I for one welcome fatass first baseman Pedro. I hate other teams' fatass first basemen so maybe Pedro can inspire that emotion too

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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Can't imagine why no one wants to play in Toronto

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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And Kessel is Sherman

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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Apparently Joffrey Lupul is going Marshawn Lynch on the Toronto media

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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He'd have been better off just keeping him then.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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I don't care that he was traded so much as i care who he was traded for. It wasn't a good return that addresses any real team need, especially long term

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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Despres is an RFA after next season. I bet he'd command something like 4 mil for 4 or 5 years if he develops the way it looks like he's developing. You're not gonna find 24 year old defensemen with his size and skill set on trees after next season. Trading him for a guy over 30 who is barely better than Despres is now in any facet of the game is piss poor asset management. It's like trading Bennett for Tuomo Ruutu

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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He really doesn't and i guarantee he won't.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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You don't even really need to look at analytics to understand why the despres trade was bad...

Lovejoy is eight years older than Simon and not really any better. In a year where the Pens aren't heavy cup favorites to begin with, they sacrificed a player that could have been re-upped at a reasonable price through some of his prime years for a guy who is already pretty much out of his prime and only average to begin with.

THIS year, does this trade hurt the Pens? Only marginally, if at all. But the pens were probably not gonna get to the finals this year no matter what they did. Rutherford had too steep a mountain to climb with this roster in one season. Two or three years from now, when Despres is in his prime and Lovejoy is 34 and not even a Penguin anymore, this trade will look like an ass salad.

Worst of all is that this reinforces how the Pens are not capable or willing of developing the players they draft unless they're wunderkinds. Despres isn't Maatta. But he was trending upward and it is horrifically frustrating to see the pens pull the plug on another highly touted young player just to get an average veteran. Bodes poorly for Beau.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014-15 Trade Dedline

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I hope Ben Lovejoy doesn't turn into Ben Hatesadness

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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Ducks/Rangers final imo

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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On the upside we didn't trade for chris stewart

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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We've all been there

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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...lovejoy is uh...not

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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Guerin must have lent Lovejoy money in 2010 that he never got back. Downie's on the team to help him collect it with interest

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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HF Pens board is full-on imploding with rage and spite. In other words, it's Monday

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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In all fairness that HERO chart is adjusted to account for teammates but Despres' upside, size and skill set makes this an absolutely bizarre trade anyway. What exactly does Lovejoy do for us

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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It's misleading, he plays with Cam Fowler

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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That's so good i almost smiled through my waterfall of tears

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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Despres Withdrawal

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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I wanna puke. i LIKE lovejoy and i wanna puke

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tanking er…… Unwinning Status of 3-2-15

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@Lionel Hutz i write letters like this every year to the Pirates asking them to bring back Lastings Milledge

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@shooter` mixing him up with Engo?

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@AngryPanda @ CFA he'll be outta the league by 2016 though

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@ Dillon don't give Rutherford ideas

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@shooter` what a world we live in where Justin fuckin Falk gets to demand a trade

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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so many moves. so little interest

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@shooter` Edmonton waives Scrivens, signs Brodeur 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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LMAO in the space of two years Cory Conacher has gone from being worth Ben Bishop to being worth Dustin Jeffrey

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@AngryPanda i thought he still played for buffalo. or did he ever even play for them at all

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@Lindas1st i'd also have liked to get Kessel at 50% salary retention

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@AngryPanda he's small, he can sneak into other teams' luggage like a wily cartoon rat

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@Lionel Hutz remember when the sens traded bishop for him? hahahaha

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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Cole used to be pretty well-regarded but has never blossomed. Sort of like Niskanen. We could luck out and get a few good games out of him before the Also-Rans club in DC gives him 78 years and 67 billion dollars

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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still kinda intrigued by MMB's Kunitz/Bennett/dumo or pick for Sharp rumor. that would've been a hell of a lot to trade for an old ish guy who apparently has quote unquote problems

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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@not_Yanni country club 2.0

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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Ian Cole is okay I think so I'm cool with the Bort trade, ideally either of the two would be a seventh defenseman and Cole is slightly better so *shrug*

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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can't shake the feeling that we're gonna see one more trade here...


also LOL @ TK being back in the division

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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Sid is apparently hurt. Went on ice with bort and ehrhoff before practice, then took his sticks and left.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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And then Colby Armstrong made fun of him

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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Montreal apparently wants to get Kessel or Eberle.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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Btw where'd you hear this

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gameday 62 – Blue Jackets at Pens

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