Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Good. Great. Grand. Wonderful.

In order to gain a fair assessment, we will be keeping gameclock time during the Auburn-Florida game Saturday night on ESPN.

With a 25-second playclock, and with the gameclock stopping on first downs,
actual gameplay may surpass the NFL's 13:08.

And it will be one of the last mentions of football on here for the rest of 2007.

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Heroes is a big deal.
In this promo pic, they remind you in quick fashion that there's boobs in the show, too.

All we need now is Penguin season to start.
And life will be worth living again.

On a side note.
"Journeyman" premiered after Heroe,s and it wasn't as bad as it looks.
Almost a cross between Quantum Leap and a bad Hallmark movie.

The dude who is the star looks like a cross between Gary Roberts and Mark Eaton.
Of course if it was Gary Roberts or Mark Eaton, the show's plot would concist them going back in time and having sex with your woman while ordering from the 5 for $5 menu at Arby's.



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Groinblog

Bing is battling a sore groin. He left practice today. [ Post Gazette ]
This happened at the same time last year.

As fans, we have been lucky that Crosby hasn't been befallen with the career-long injury.

Mario had the bad back.
Jagr had the illicit gambling problem.


The most nagging injury last year was Mark Eaton's.

Segue time.

Mark Eaton is all business. [ Post Gazette ]

"There's no mystery what my role is.
I've got to be solid defensively, good in my own end, block shots."

The Pens start the West Point thing tomorrow. [ PensTV ]

If the Penguins organization knows what best for them,
they will somehow find a way to get Ray Shero into a general's uniform.

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Is the NHL ignoring a concussion problem? [ Fanhouse ]

The NHL's fab five, according to some homo at Yahoo:
Sharks, Wings, Ducks, Senators, Rangers. [ Yahoo ]


Everything else aside, Dany Heatley is worth top-tier money in the NHL.
Will the Sens be willing to pay him $8.5 a year? [ Darren Dreger ]

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New NHL rules...[ TSN ]

  • Penalty shots can now be awarded from center-ice onward, as opposed to the blue line.
  • The interference rule can result in a major penalty and game misconduct if it results in an injury.
  • Faceoffs will no longer take place at the spot where the puck leaves the ice. All faceoffs will take place at a faceoff dot.
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And here is an big-time article with Gary Bettman talking about European expansion and the salary cap. Solid read if you have a few minutes. [ Yahoo ]
"If you look at attendance, if you look at the digital space and people who are connecting to us on NHL.com and the club websites, if you look at what we're doing through technology and streaming - all the vital signs are good."

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Scott Burnside takes a look at the top NHL story lines for the season. [ ESPN.com ]

What about Wayne?
Wayne Gretzky didn't expect to waltz in and lead his ragtag Phoenix Coyotes to the Stanley Cup, but he sure didn't expect things to go as badly as they have the first two seasons in Phoenix. Entering his third season as an NHL bench boss, Gretzky has a blend of raw talent and castoffs from other teams and almost nothing in the way of goaltending. Perhaps Gretzky will embrace this new build-from-the-ground-up philosophy and be around for years. It's hard to imagine, though.

Whatev.

Picture: Wayne Gretzy showing his team how they are going to win 24 games this year.

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One of the great pictures on the internet. [ Barry Melrose Rocks ]


Barry Melerose also points out the insane pre-season game between the Isles and Rangers.

Penalty Summary
1st Period
NY Rangers fighting - 5 min 3:08, C. Orr served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders fighting - 5 min 3:08, A. Sutton served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Islanders fighting - 5 min 3:11, K. Brennan served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers fighting - 5 min 3:11, C. Orr served by A. Anisimov
NY Rangers roughing - 2 min 3:41, D. Byers served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders roughing - 2 min 3:41, C. Simon served by L. Aquino
NY Rangers roughing - 2 min 5:18, R. Hollweg served by A. Anisimov
2nd Period
NY Islanders high sticking - 2 min 2:21, C. Simon served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers fighting - 5 min 2:21, C. Orr served by R. Hollweg
NY Rangers fighting - 5 min 3:58, T. Pock served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders fighting - 5 min 4:20, A. Sutton served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers fighting - 5 min 4:20, B. Dubinsky served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders interference - 2 min 4:40, T. Hunter served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Islanders - 2 min 5:04, A. Johnson served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers goalie leaving crease - 2 min 8:11, A. Montoya served by A. Anisimov
NY Rangers game misconduct - 10 min 8:11, J. Strudwick served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders fighting - 5 min 8:11, K. Brennan served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers fighting - 5 min 8:11, C. Orr served by A. Anisimov
NY Rangers game misconduct - 10 min 8:11, C. Orr served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders goalie leaving crease - 2 min 8:11, R. DiPietro served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Islanders attempt to injure - 10 min 8:11, C. Simon served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers roughing - 2 min 8:11, J. Strudwick served by A. Anisimov
NY Rangers charging - 2 min 8:11, R. Hollweg served by A. Anisimov
NY Rangers game misconduct - 10 min 8:11, A. Montoya served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders game misconduct - 10 min 8:11, R. DiPietro served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Islanders game misconduct - 10 min 8:11, K. Brennan served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Islanders high sticking - 2 min 8:44, B. Guerin served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers charging - 2 min 8:44, R. Hollweg served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders holding - 2 min 12:20, F. Meyer served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers hooking - 2 min 13:42, A. Hutchinson served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders hooking - 2 min 16:28, S. Bergenheim served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers interference - 2 min 17:19, T. Pock served by A. Anisimov
NY Rangers cross check - 2 min 18:08, A. Hutchinson served by A. Anisimov
NY Rangers holding - 2 min 19:36, M. Malik served by A. Anisimov
3rd Period
NY Islanders tripping - 2 min 2:33, A. Hilbert served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers hooking - 2 min 4:13, D. Byers served by A. Anisimov
NY Rangers slashing - 2 min 4:43, M. Rozsival served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders tripping - 2 min 5:11, M. Comrie served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers interference - 2 min 9:49, B. Shanahan served by A. Anisimov
NY Islanders cross check - 2 min 13:31, F. Meyer served by S. Ogordonikov
OT Period
NY Islanders roughing - 2 min 2:17, F. Meyer served by S. Ogordonikov
NY Rangers cross check - 2 min 2:42, B. Shanahan served by A. Anisimov
NY Rangers roughing - 2 min 2:42, B. Shanahan served by D. Byers

It's nice to see that Chris Simon isn't insane.
Wow.


More pictures of the insanity -- Yahoo

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RBKBlog




Whoops. The "A" fell off.
That's what happens when you overpay a player.

The Stanley Cup Penguin won the Pens logo poll. [ NHLToL ]

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OPENING FACEOFF COUNTDOWN


16 comments:

PoodleLussier said...

Ok, how many people had a sleepless night..tossing and turning...their mind frequently wandering to Sid's groin?

Er uh...not that I did mind you. Not at all. Burp Fart Beer Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Barrasso35 said...

Maybe it's just me but why were all those penalties in the NYI/NYR game served by someone else? Is that just a pre-season thing because I've never seen that before unless someone was ejected.

Loser Chris said...

Got a couple spots left in my Yahoo fantasy hockey league if anyone is interested...

* League ID#: 27685
* Password: keepurheadup

The staff here are playing so this could be your big chance to stick it to them!

snoopyjode said...

thanks for the well-wishes, jonny v! several of my uncles and my brother-in-law are servicemen, so i am 1,000,000% (<- i don't think that's mathematically possible but whatev) with you that those guys are underpaid.

loser chris, you know I'M going to pwn in the fantasy hockey, so why even pretend it's not going to happen? ;)

and i immediately thought the same thing, barrasso35... anyone know what happened?

EmDubs said...

You guys are so wrapped up in Heroes that you forgot the big season premiere of House is tonight.

Loser Chris said...

snoop spends every night thinking about Sid's groin. If you catch my drift...

wilsmith said...

I don't catch it.


and The Office is the best show on TV right now. My TV doesnt even get touched until thursday nights.

Loser Chris said...

barrasso, without going over the scoresheet in depth here's what probably happened. Some guys got multiple penalties at the same time, say a major and a minor, so someone had to serve the minor so that they could come out of the box when it was up.

snoopyjode said...

CRAP!!! i seriously considered making a joke like that about myself because i KNEW you would do it (sooner or later), but i didn't make the joke because i thought doing that would result in EVERYONE making fun of me. so basically i am damned if i do, and damned if i don't.







DAMN YOU, LOSER CHRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loser Chris said...

Oh c'mon, you knew it would be sooner.

Loser Chris said...

Fantasy league is now full. Thanks to those who joined in.

wilsmith said...

I think there's more to that served by thing.

Every penalty is served by the same two guys. what was going on?

How does colton orr have a fighting major at both 3:08 and 3:11 of the first?

Then Orr and Pock get fighting Majors when no one from the islanders does. how's that possible? Isn't it just an unsportsmanlike if no one fights back, a-la ruutu v avery at the end of last season?


then 8:11 in the second takes place and all hell really breaks loose.

PoodleLussier said...

Unbeknownst to us all, Rick DiPietro must have 6 fingers on his blocker hand.

'Allo! My name is Alvaro Montoya! You killed my father..prepare to die!

Anonymous said...

indigo montoya, nUb

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thank you!

Loser Chris said...

Alvaro Montoya is the goalie for the Rangers. Nice try though anon.

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