Saturday, July 28, 2007

100 Days Later

In Pens news, we saw Ray Shero getting gas at the Canonsburg Sheetz on Friday.
He talked the cashier down to $1.26 a gallon and got an MTO to be named later.

Also, the Pens re-signed defenseman Ryan Lannon to a one-year deal.

.................................................. gives Hall of Famer Ronnie Francis some love.

The Pens will be raising an Advil banner to the rafters on October 6,
to commemorate Ron Francis carrying the team in the 1992 Patrick Division Finals.

They will also be raising a banner depicting a dual-clutch transmission,
to honor Francis' tying goal in Game 7 against the Islanders.

After further review of the tying goal in Game 7,
the War Room has declared that Loser Chris is a homo.


The Rangers unveiled their jerseys.

So far, two Original Six teams have shown their new uniforms.
They're still the same great design.
Here's hoping the remaining four (Detroit, Toronto, Chicago, Montreal) don't mess with theirs, either.


The Sabres continue spending money.
They signed Derek Roy to a 6-year, $24 million deal.

" It's a hefty deal for a third-line center coming off a career season in which he finished fifth on the Sabres with 63 points (21 goals, 42 assists) in 75 games. The deal represents a significant raise for Roy, who made $627,000 last year. "

He was a +37 last year, 5th best in the NHL.

Plus/minus is a big deal.
Coupled with his 63 points last season, take it as you will.


Interesting development in arbitration proceedings coming on Monday.

Montreal's Michael Ryder is up for arbitration.
30 G, 28 A -- But he was also a -25.

Is he gonna be worth $4 million a year?
No way.

For an excellent article breaking down plus/minus, go here.

...Brian Burke isn't too happy with Kevin Lowe
"I was not notified of this until an agent faxed it into us," he said. "I thought Kevin would have called me and told me it was coming. I thought that was gutless."
"My issue here is this is the second time this year in my opinion Edmonton have offered a grossly inflated salary for a player, and it impacts on all 30 teams and I think it's an act of desperation by a general manager who is fighting to keep his job."

Oilers fans reaction to possibly having to give up a first round pick for Penner?



If you've been visiting a while, you may remember when we tried to job a look at the goalie masks of the NHL. sticks their goalie-mask review in our anus.

Two up-close shots of 36 masks.
Very well done.


Rumors are circulating...

Mario is in the best shape of his life.


Play NHL94 online, compete in leagues.
(Thanks to Jesse of Faceoff factor for the spot)

The Flames starting forwards in NHL94:



Don Cherry is pissed at the Toronto Sun in regards to their coverage of the Staal story.

Here is the guy who wrote the original story for the Sun.

Frank Sinatra called, dick. He wants his hat back.
The '50s left a message as well. They want their fashion back.
No women called.

DarkKnight blog

If you have been visiting this site for a while you know we are huge "Heroes" fans.
Well, we also enjoy the Batman series.
So expect a few Batman references leading up to the release next year of the Dark Knight.

We are only mentioning this because the Dark Knight, sequel to the unreal Batman Begins, teaser trailer was released today using a viral marketing campaign that is pretty cool.
A fake website popped up
It contained clues and an apparent message from the "Joker."
After all day they finally released the teaser trailer:


Here is a new picture as well:

If you need any batman info.
This is the site for you.


Winter in the Sun
Game #57
February 16, 2007
No Sympathy For The Devils. PENS WIN.

5 - 4

Six seconds later, it's 4-1. Sidney ends his meaningless goal-less streak.
We're 13-0-2....and Crosby had a nine-game goal-less streak during that stretch?
Is anyone complaining?

Two minutes after Crosby's goal, Fleury turns into Andy Moog and gives up a lazy backhand goal to Patrick Elias, and the game was 4-2.

Four minutes later, Moore gets a shot on net, and Ruutu follows up to get his second goal of the game.
It was 5-2.
Time to button down the hatches as the third period began.


Brett said...

Shut up about Eaton


Day Number

Where did 100 days go?


Ryan said...


Jason said...

i really dont understand why ever team in the nhl has to redesign their jerseys just because reebok came up with a different material.

Anonymous said...

what's the rumors about mario?

best shape of his life?

haha my heart skipped a beat there for a second, no pun intended.

Makenzie said...

Great job and a good theme. And thanks for the mention.

Jonny V said...

When I first read that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, I had my reservations, but after seeing him the make-up, he looksfuckin' vicious. And I definitely dig Maggie Gyllenhaal taking over for the shell that was Katie Holmes.

And brought up in past conversation with La Tiff, can u imagine how wicked the lines for student rush tickets are going to be this year?

Oh, and although I'm not in California anymore, my cell phone area code is 760. So I friggin' represent that, or whatever...

Anonymous said...

EmDubs said...

When I was in Toronto this past winter for a Pens' game, that Joe Warmington guy (the guy Don Cherry is mad at) was waiting outside of Crosby's hotel. (He was not wearing the hat.)

As we walked by, we heard him and his photographer talking about Malkin, so we started some Go Pens chants and they started talking to us. We talked about the game, the playoffs, and whether we were really from Pittsburgh..... then he starts asking us these stupid questions about whether Crosby is dating anyone or if we thought he was hot and my only response was "He's too young for me to even think about it" and my friend told him that a girl she works with thought he was hot. You should've see the story that ended up in the paper!

They put in there that I said I was too old for him and that my friend thought he was totally hot! What a bunch of crap. They made it sound like we were standing outside of Crosby's hotel stalking him.... not to mention our husbands were standing right there with us during the interview. I didn't even know it was the Pens' hotel until the next day when I read the article in the paper.

So for once in my life I have to agree with Don Cherry..... Joe Warmington is a major tool.

As an aside..... they told us that every time Crosby comes to town they have to put him on the front page of the paper. He is such a big deal in Toronto that he was on the front page of the Maple Leafs program at the game. Could you ever imagine walking into a Pens' game and receiving a copy of Ice Time magazine with an opposing player on it?

FritoWill said...

the look on Mario's face is awesome,

hmmm, do i score 6 goals in the first and end it early, drink some wine, and bang my wife during the 3rd.

or do i pass to everyone on the ice, and then in the 3rd bang every woman in the arena and score shorthanded with .02 left.

Loser Chris said...

So this is the thanks I get for yesterday's masterpiece, eh? I think Rick Tocchet has an appointment with your kneecaps.

Loser Chris said...

Also, I read that the compensation for Penner would be 2 1st rounders, a 2nd, and a 3rd. Why would Burke pass that up?

Staff said...

Kevin Lowe is out of his mind

Brett said...

Shut up about Eaton ;)

canaanmakesfood said...

lc, the compensation for penner would be a 1,2, and a 3.

Hooks Orpik said...

Don Cherry's like the creepy child molesting grandpa Jordan Staal never had.

Dick Vitale was reached for comment (while wearing a Duke b-ball shirt) said "Calm it down, BABY!"

Kenny Melvin said...

Wow it was tough to go a week without pensblog. Great to be back.

Anonymous said...

This has been the best week without you. Go back.

LovesThePens said...

Welcome back Kenny...

Hope you had a nice vaca.

Kenny Melvin said...

Just looking at that counter for the next game against Carolina gets me excited for the season, that and Gary Roberts.

snoopyjode said...

holy crap, has it been 100 days already?! thank GOD it's almost over...

emdubs, that's weak. i get asked that question ALL THE TIME just because he's my favorite player and i'm a girl. i could give a shit if he looked like a model or if he looked like a homeless guy - as long as he keeps playing the way that he has been, he'll remain my favorite player. puckbunnies ruin it for the females that are real fans. and apparently douche bag reporters do now, too.

Aimee said...

Such valid points. Only wish people would listen to what you say here!


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