Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Departed

Huge news coming out of Philly tonight.
Peter Forsberg is going to Nashville
The Flyers get winger Scottie Upshall, defenceman Ryan Parent, and Rufio from hook.

If you didn't tear up when Rufio dies in Hook, you shouldn't even be here.
How did he not win an Oscar?

Philadephia Pensblog Bureau Chief Todd Lewis checked in with this:

Todd's on the left

"As a Flyers fan i know the season is over...its been over, we're playing for a draft pick
Forsberg hurt our chances for a high draft pick, so to see a pro like him get to play for the cup im happy for him.
Losing Forsberg and Iverson in the past 2
Forsberg was the missing piece, he was our savior who would bring us the cup...but his era here ends much like his prior savior Eric Lindros' did
Under a cloud of injury and unfulfilled expectations."

Lewis also reported that a press conference took place between the second and third period tonight, and Forsberg said his goodbyes.

Lewis said that either Sami Kapanen or Mike Richards will wear the C next.


On to more local news. KDKA reported this about the Arena deal.
Ed Rendell, your thoughts:

"Nothing would give me more pleasure to announce that we have a deal, because
A: it would be great for the region and the Penguin fans, and
B: because then I could finally stop answering questions from all of you about this."

Get it done.

Speaking of the Mellon Arena, the architect who designed it died.
William H. Sippel, Jr. obviously designed it while looking at his wife's boobie.


On the NHL front, The Habs are reeling. Kovy is out for three weeks.
We are sure Guy Carbonneau said something gay...
Oops we are trying to stay away from homophoic stuff, after the Tim Hardway thing.
We aren't sure why everyone is all worked up about it. Its not like we don't read about gay people every day in the Post Gazette.



Lots of important games tonight in terms of the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Nothing helped the Pens though. Three games that really hurt:

The Isles refuse to lose...

Mike Sillinger celebrates the fact he is 102 and can still skate

The Rangers stay afloat

Jagr is stunned after his teamates tell him that his girlfriend made out with WPXI's Rick Walsh. Again.

Tampa Bay is rolling

Money in the Bank

Tomorrow's game is so important.
Five points back...
Or Nine points back??

Who wants to make a bet Jay Pandolfo is going to score a goal. He has eight goals all year. Three against the Pens.

It's as good a thing to bet on as any, I guess.
I had my money on Jay Pandolfo.


Andrew said...

first.the need to pull it out tomorrow. also, glad forsberg is gone from our division, but philly robbed the preds blind on that trade. i give him about 3 games before he's hurt yet again.


Teej said...

Penguins @ Devils
Friday night
Sponsored by beer. Got any?

And FYI - Shawshank jokes never get old!!! hahahaha love it!!

Anonymous said...

Rufio...Rufio... Rufio!

The post gazette joke was just good stuff

Ryan said...

Love the Charlie Daniels pic up top

Rick said...

This is my first post to thepensblog. I had to break my silence after seeing the biggest piece of trash ever encoded in HTML, it's called "Empty Netters".

So, we the pensblog nation email the crap out of the Post Gazette over Billy Bob's awful editorial, and instead of responding, they rip off our equivelence to online Mecca? WTF!

I'd let Mark Eaton rip off my blog, but I wouldn't let a jobber establishment like the post gazette!

Staff said...

We are still patiently awaiting an e-mail reply.

Maybe we've been blacklisted by the Pittsburgh media.
If so, that is awesome.

If people care enough to ignore you, you must be doing something right.

Thanks to everyone backing us as the fairweather PG Blog gets off the ground.

Mark Eaton said...

Doesn't anyone here think maybe you should all stop complaining about the PG's blog? I mean, everyone is always crying about how the Pittsburgh media doesn't care about the Penguins. You guys admit that you have modeled your blog after other people's blogs. You guys didn't invent blogging and it IS possible for other people to type some jokes and put them up on a website. If people enjoy the PG's blog and it gets them interested in the Pens then just shut up about it. Your blog is great, but it doesn't have to be the only successful one in the city.

Shorty said...

I too love the Charlie Danials pic up top...u guyz never fail us!

2nite's game will go a long way in telling just how much the Pens have grown since the streak started. We're playing a team that plays playoff hockey almost exclusivly after the half way point of the season. oh ya, and they happen to have the best goalie in the world.

Shorty said...

oh ya, btw teej...the game is sponsored by Labatt Blue in my house! gonna have to get drunk to make the Devils look interesting

Adrienne said...

The PG blog isn't funny :( They're trying too hard.

Devils game tonight should be HUGE!

And Forsberg to Nashville. ROFL. About the Flyers traded him.

tiffany said...

Ok guys, I seem to be a bit late with posting this here, but the staffers are Too fast sometimes with their posts. ;-)

I've been working on this for a while because the name of the last post, "NHL Is A Battlefield," gave me an idea. Hope you guys enjoy this... ↓

tiffany said...

“NHL Is A Battlefield” lyrics based on Pat Benetar’s “Love Is A Battlefield”
A Tribute to the Pittsburgh Penguins.....

We are young, teammate to teammate we stand
Petro is rough with his hands
NHL is a battlefield
Woah (x9)
Army’s strong, Souray can’t tell him he’s wrong
Jordan Staal’s reach is so long, all of us knowing
NHL is a battlefield

With Therrien and Yeo, they’re makin teams pay
Why is Max Talbot so “Mad”?
Refs I would like to know
Where is their power play? An idea of glasses aren’t too bad
Mark Eaton, Mark Eaton, I can’t tell you why
There was no penalty, for six men on the…ice

We are young, teammate to teammate we stand
Playing on dangerous lands
NHL is a battlefield
Recchi’s goals, have reached 500 and more
Sidney’s about due to score, which all teams are dreading
NHL is a battlefield

They’re gaining control
Christensen’s on his way -- being a shootout pro
Ouellet still being bold, Serg. fires from far away
What an amazing show
But with Malkin and Whitney, and Crosby for sure
The playoffs look so good cause this team is pure…gold

We are young, teammate to teammate we stand
Jarkko Ruutu is the man……..”Hey retard!”
NHL is a battlefield
Moore is strong, the Penguins are where he belongs
Malone has been smoking his bong, but we still love him
NHL is a battlefield

Why don’t you like Joe Mel? He’s done nothing to you
Why do you tease him so bad?
Ekman hope you get well
Still have some things to do, congrats on being a new dad
Scuderi, Scuderi, keeps us in the match
And Thorburn don’t worry, you won’t be scratched…long

We are young, teammate to teammate we stand
Orpik’s a good defenseman
NHL is a battlefield
Nasreddine, he sure is one tough cookie
Thibault’s a ready goalie, while Fleury is blooming
NHL is a battlefield

I had to add to the original song to include everyone. Here's the video of Pat Benetar's "Love Is A Battlefield" in case you wanna follow along.

Anonymous said...

mark eaton wouldnt put down the pensblog...

chris said...


i can't explain how awesome that is

the other guys are going to take a dump when they see it. hilarious. great job.

go pens

Anonymous said...

you guys inspired me...
Well the Pens went over to Jersey
They were lookin' for some points to steal
They were in a bind, 7 points behind
And willin' to make a deal
They came upon this old man
Playin' goalie, and playin' it hot
So Sid jumped up on a hickory stump
Said, Matry lemme tell you what
I'm sure you already knew it
'Cause I'm a hockey player too
And if you care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you
Now you play pretty hockey, boy
But give the Devils their due
I'll bet a Jay Pandolfo goal
Against your soul
Just to think we're better than you
Then a boy said, my name's Jordan
And it might be a sin
But I'll take your bet
And you're gonna regret
'Cause tonight, the Pens will win
So Mikey rousin' up your bench
And change those 4 lines hard
'Cause hell's broke loose in Jersey
And Jarkko's killin' retards
And if you win, you're closer to that banner in black and gold
But if you lose, the Devils have control.


Justin said...

HA that is classic

Shorty said...

BRAVO ERIC!! absoluetly made me crack up at work, really can't wait 4 2nite now....
"And Jarkko's killin' retards"

Mark Eaton said...

I'm not putting down the PB. I think this blog is awesome. I just also think that although the PG's blog might be a little lame, that we should give it a chance. Some people like lame. If it gets people interested in and excited about the Pens, then I'm all for it. At a time like this, its best for the team to garner all the interest and support it can to show the city officials that the team means a lot to a significant portion of this city's population.

Anonymous said...

Eric's lyrics need to be on the front page.

Anonymous said...

OMG.....Tiffany and Eric, you guys are awesome!!!! It's these kinda comments and posts from the pensblog staff that I look forward to.

Rick said...

Mark Eaton better not put down the pensblog.. That's alot of girlfriends he gets to bang for nothing!

rachel said...

Tiffany and Eric, those songs just made my day!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Antonette said...

Pens went down to Jersey for the win. Brilliant stuff.

I hate the Devils. Damn trap hockey. I can't think of anything else to say.

tiffany said...

Hahahaha......thanks Chris!! :-D That means a lot and I take that as a MAJOR compliment. I’m truly flattered that you think I would cause the others to defecate. (Never thought I’d be saying THAT sentence.) ;-)
I was tryin to have fun with it.....thank YOU for always makin ME laugh. And you're welcome from before--about the picture.

Great job on the song!!
”And Jarkko's killin' retards”. I agree with shorty......what a funny line. :)

Wow!!! You’re welcome....I’m happy you liked it. =)

And Mark Eaton,
I see what you’re saying--you’d like to see the Penguins’ fan-base expand and we ALL agree that Pensblog is awesome! And I’m not ripping on you.....

But Rick, this is pretty amusing:
“Mark Eaton better not put down the pensblog.. That's alot of girlfriends he gets to bang for nothing!”

I just love clever Mark Eaton lines.....

Tee said...

Eric... seriously, I just had a massive bloody steak and a newcastle, and I lit up my camel light thinking things couldn't get any better... then I read "And Jarkko's killin' retards" and you somehow made it better. And in a landmark move by the US Military, they're showing not one, but two Pens games this weekend on AFN. Thats the absolute best thing ever. Apparently being in a closely related career field to the AFN people does give you some sway when you complain.

Elizabeth said...

I was all psyched to watch the game tonight on, but it is 'blacked out'. I live in Philly, so I guess it is because of our proximity to NJ...? Stupid Comcast. Oh and please don't kill me because I'm in Philly- I'm a transplant. =)

TheGuyFromPgh said...

I gotta tell yinz. This blog kicks ass. You guys keep it up.

Plus, I'm down in St. Petersburg right by Tampa getting geared up for the game on the 25'th. My Lightning fan friends and I am going to the game and I Cant Wait! I still can't believe that this shit is even going on. So sweet.

pensblog chris said...

eric, fantastic

i don't know what you and tiffany ate today, but just great stuff.

the ruutu line killed me everyone. you make running this site worth while

huge win baby.

lets go pens


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