Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Order of the Penguin

Daily updates of hockey scores?
We're getting closer and closer.

Canada defeated Russia 4-2 in Game 1 of the Summit Series.

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In bigger news, Germany snatched victory from reigning champion the Netherlands at the Euro Hockey Nations Championship.


You talk big-time players, you talk Germany's Janine Beerman.

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Reader Greg Nardine is starting the Ice Bowl Blog
It will list hotels in the Buffalo area, information about the game, etc.
Great idea.



Speaking of the ice bowl, someone brought up a good point on LGP.
When the Oilers and Habs played in the Outdoor game, they had an old-timers game beforehand.

Would the Pens and Sabres be interested?
It can only spark interesting conversation.

Lemieux-Francis-Stevens
Bourque-Errey-Loney (Jobber Hall of Fame line)

Ulf - Murph
Tommy B. in net.

The Sabres could have the French Connection come out if their still alive.
Maybe Pat Lafontaine?
Grant Fuhr.

This needs to happen.

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The Hockey News released its top 50 players rankings.

Notable Pens:
1. Bing
42. Gonch
44. Malkin

It is no question, though, an awful list.
Some lowlights:

8. Joe Thornton

Say what you want, but Pensblog Adam played on Thornton's line for three game last year and scored 7 goals.
Thats how sick of a passer Thornton is.
He should be top 5.

11. Patrick Elias

Awful.
Lets just move on

31. Martin Havlat

Top 20 player. Easy.

38. Rob Brind'Amour

If this was a list in 1997 maybe.

49. Mattieu Schneider

Who put this list together, Schneider's Mom?
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This ain't Gossip Blog, but it looks like Sean Avery and Elisha Cuthbert are done.

In our first and only link ever to OK! Magazine.



Apparently, Douchie McDouche was hitting on Paris Hilton and said that he and chickenwoman broke up.

Just don't think this a big deal.
Everyone breaks up with their girlfriend when hockey season approaches.

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Apply to be a Pens blogger at [ Melt Your Face-Off ]

Unbelievable statistical breakdown of referees during Pens games.
Referee Dave Jackson is statistically a toolbox. [IglooDreams.]

[Eddy Spaghetti] is steadily becoming a daily read.
Solid work.

Someone has painstakingly listed every signing, trade, retirement, and case of herpes in the NHL since 1960. Unbelievable. [History of NHL Trades]

The only mistake is having an homage to Wayne Gretzky plastered across the top.
Whatev. Still, what a site.

The Buffalo play-by-play announcer is crazy [Barry Melrose Rocks]

If you are getting ready to bet on college football like we are:
College football announcing teams [Awful Announcing]


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Speaking of blogs, they are legally dead after 30 days of inactivity, in accordance with the Kenny Melvin Code of Conduct.

The clock is ticking on The Guins Blog.

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A U.S. Little Leaguer belted a walk-off home run to beat Japan for the championship.

You click this link to read the game recap, already assuming the walk-off hero's last name is Roberts.

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Serial Killer Blog

If there was ever a human that could pee in the same urinal as Gary Roberts, it was Ted Bundy.
One of the best Wikipedia reads there is.
  • A woman accepted his marriage proposal at his trial.
  • Bundy had a remarkable advantage as his facial features were attractive, yet not especially memorable. In later years, he would often be described as chameleon-like, able to look totally different by making only minor adjustments to his appearance, e.g., growing a beard or changing his hairstyle.
  • He acted as his own counsel at his trials.
  • Bundy also confessed to visiting his victims' bodies over and over again at the Taylor Mountain body dump site. He stated that he would lie with them for hours, applying makeup to their corpses and having sex with their decomposing bodies until putrefaction forced him to abandon the remains.
  • He jumped out of a second-story window to escape from custody.
What a beast.

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Pens prospect camp opens September 5.


Sources say that Mario Lemieux is in the best shape of his life.

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37 comments:

Jeff said...
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Jeff said...

I've been to Ralph Wilson stadium many times, and let me tell you, up high it can get freaking cold. Let's just hope that none of the Pens fans freeze to death or die drinking shitty Buffalo beer.

Zanstorm said...

Haha, yeah, I put hommage to Gretzky on the header of History of NHL Trades because the Gretzky trades were the biggest in history... or the most talked about.

Ming the Merciless said...

Jeff, I didn't see your email on your profile, but yeah, I've been known to take over planets and implode whole solar systems with my brain synapses. A secret project sounds doable...

Tiffany said...

Wooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!



I have a question to ask you, Derek. Well, maybe a couple questions.....

Kenny Melvin said...

The Lemieux joke doesn't get old til this very day

Jeff said...

Ming: I'm loathe to give out my email in this forum for fear of it being used for nefarious purposes. Maybe you can email Canaan with yours and he'll give it to me?

patragas@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

January 1st? The NHL decided to schedule this on a date that college football has owned forever? Wow. Just when I thought the NHL couldn't be more dumb, they go ahead and top themselves.

Ming the Merciless said...

None of the important games that determines the national champion of college football is played on Jan 1st. Come to think of it, how dumb is it not having a game to determine a champion?

Kenny Melvin said...

It doesn't matter Ming, January 1st will always be known for it's college football. The fact that the actual national champion is not decided means nothing. Get a grip.

Barrasso35 said...

Lemieux-Francis-Stevens
Bourque-Errey-Loney (Jobber Hall of Fame line)

Ulf - Murph
Tommy B. in net.


Oh, holy smiley face cookies. That would be more amazing than I could possibly describe.

I must come to this game.

adam said...

I think the serial killer blog was in bad taste.

snoopyjode said...

Barrasso35 said...
Oh, holy smiley face cookies.


nice. ;) you know, my husband makes giant penguins logo cookies during the season. they are good sellers, even here in central pa. (he's even been known to make a steeler's helmet or two, if he's asked nicely.) the next time he makes a pens cookie, i'll photograph it to show you. he's really good at it. :)

Don K. Show said...

if you're having a jobber hall of fame line, you also gotta have a czech jobber hall of fame line.

Beranek - Simicek - Dome

Andrew said...

ilya ranked #48 is a bigger joke than elias.

Spencemo said...

For my 21st birthday, my sister made me a Pens-decorated cake. It was pretty cool.

Korn said...

Do you think the Pens have the option of playing Recchi in the old-timers game instead of the one that counts?

I'm just sayin'... might be to their advantage...

PENSBLOGADAM said...

If that's in bad taste, so is every newscast in every American town every night.

WOOOOOOOOOOO!

snoopyjode said...

wow. okay, just for a second i thought complaineradam was pensblogadam, and i got super confused about that first comment until i saw that response.

anyhoo, didn't we already establish that rules of "good taste" do not apply here? why don't people understand the "if you don't like it, don't read it" concept? seriously, it shouldn't be that difficult to comprehend.

wilsmith said...

This is an exciting day.

Kenny Melvin said...

Wow when Adam says something in the post was in bad taste then you know they've probably done something that would have offended Adolf Eichmann.

Kenny Melvin said...
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Kenny Melvin said...

Vote for the Penguins logo at nhllogos We're only a few votes behind Montreal.

thepensblogderek said...

Melvin,

Is that the Adam from Homo's house comments?

Anonymous said...

So, did everyone see the arena survey on the pens homepage?

Anonymous said...

i think we need to 66 play again.

wilsmith said...

This is what's missing from American sports.

canaanregulatesblog said...

wil, thats pretty kewl.

Anonymous said...

It would be pretty sweet to have Gary Roberts preform that before every game, other teams would poop themselves.

demondg1 said...

Will, WTF was that?

I don't know what it is... But WOW am I drunk.

Ming the Merciless said...

I remember my buddy telling me about that rugby team, he couldn't put into words how cool it was. Thanks wil

Jason said...

that was one of the oddest things ive ever seen. it looked like a cross between a broadway musical and a mating ritual you might see on animal planet. i thought rugby players were tough, not the type of people to to wear tiny shorts and perform an elaborate choreographed dance.

EmDubs said...

I think these guys are just as badass as that rugby team

EmDubs said...

Huh..... weird..... Here is the link

wilsmith said...

If you didnt catch the start of the video, or look into it beyond the video, it's the New Zealand rugby team (their team name is the "All Blacks") doing a maori war dance. It's insense. I guess the maori are the native new zealanders and they do that before almost every game.

There's a bunch more of those on youtube. It's neat to watch the other teams' reaction.

If you played for the All Blacks, how could that not possibly get you so pumped up to just destroy someone?
And if you lived in New Zealand, how could you not get behind that?

And is there another internation sport that has nicknames for all the teams, like the New Zealand "All Blacks", Australia "Wallabies", Les Bleus, Les Pumas, the Eagles, The Springboks and a bunch more. neat stuff. I wish I were a rugby fan.

Adrienne said...

Camp, preseason, actual season or ice bowl... NONE of this is coming soon enough.

SIGH!

Loser Chris said...

If you like that, check out the Haka BATTLE!!!

And if you ask me, this is what is missing from North American sports.

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