Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Shero's List



Ray Shero laid down the law:

Stone, Filewich, Taffe, Letang, and Weaver go to WBS.

Now, if you did the math, you would know the Penguins now have only 22 players on the big club.
So, that leaves one more spot open.

Who could it be?

As we've said, rumors from Neville Island say he's in the best shape of his life.

But just think how many peoples heads would explode if 66 came out on Friday night.
What could ever compare to that shock?


[PSI ] reports these will be Therrien's opening-night lines:

Jordan Staal - Sidney Crosby - Petr Sykora

Ryan Malone - Evgeni Malkin - Mark Recchi

Gary Roberts - Erik Christensen - Colby Armstrong

Jarkko Ruutu - Maxime Talbot - Georges Laraque

DEFENSE PAIRINGS

Eaton - Gonchar

Orpik - Whitney

Sydor - Scuderi

If these truly are the lines, someone might need to take a hostage in the Steel Building and demand a change.

Malkin better bring some extra Tylenol to the game for his back.
He'll be carrying that line all night.

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AllApologiesBlog


The Pens do play back-to-back to start the season.

The Post-Gazette didn't get our apology.
They're too busy being professional journalists.

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USA Today gives 10 reasons why the Pens are gonna win the Cup. [ USA Today ]



6. Roberts Rules: When Roberts re-signed with the Penguins, it was an important endorsement for the franchise. Every other team would gladly take Roberts, who offers an enticing blend of fury and finesse. His competitiveness is molten, and he wants badly to win the second Cup that has eluded him since 1989. The unrestricted free agent had indicated a desire to go home to Ontario, but he chose the Penguins. Consider that a vote of confidence for this team's championship potential.

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Dave Molinari adds to his Pens preview from yesterday with solid talking points. [ PG ]
  • Pens repeat success
  • Staying injury-free
  • Sophomore seasons for Staal and Malk
  • MAF
  • Production from wingers.
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A look back on the life of Darcy Robinson. [ The Sweater Ted ]

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Okay, we think everyone got the whole NHL-Rangers fiasco wrong.
But thankfully, Fanhouse sets us all straight. [ Fanhouse ]
If we explain what's on there, we'll get it wrong again.


Bettman at a press conference, explaining things to whiners.

More on Rangergate [ The Globe and Mail ] courtesy of Janet

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Heroes blog


The Haitian returns in dominating fashion.
Clearly the best actor on TV.

Good Heroes blog here [ Beaming Beeman ].
Link courtesy of one of the hardest screws to ever turn a post in commentorblog, Johnny V.

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Sidney Crosby did a teleconference for the NHL today. [ Kukla's Korner ]
There is about 10 questions maybe in the interview.

You really don't have to go, just go to a website that lists hockey cliches, and you should be fine.

Q: Sid, will the Penguins win the Cup?

A: You know, Bob, cliche.
And I think cliche.
82-game season. Boobs.

As expected, the face of the entire NHL will say nothing to stir up controversy.
Sid interviews aren't worth reading anymore.

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Some more talk about the Ice Bowl. [ NHL.com ]

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Evil.

Sam Gagner ( pronounced like Simon Gagne ) wouldn't be making 28 of the 30 NHL clubs' roster cuts.
Phoenix just sucks, and so that leaves us with Edmonton. [ TSN ]

It's not that Gagner is so good. Edmonton is just so bad.

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Defenseman Jason Smith has been given the "C" for Philly. [ TSN ]

We all hate Derian Hatcher, but what gives?
If Flyers fans could write, there'd be a blog somewhere talking about this.

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Scott Clemmensen went from the easiest job in sports (washing Brodeur's balls) to playing for Toronto's AHL team. [ TSN ]

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The backup goalie for the Devs this year is Kevin Weekes.

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The Coach Incompetence Advisory System. [ Barry Melrose Rocks ]

Very nice.



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RBKBlog
NHL Tournament of Logos


That was suggested for the Flyers jerseys. Ouch.


What a waste of time this was for whoever made this.

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OPENING FACEOFF COUNTDOWN


17 comments:

kristin said...

Flyers fans can't write, but they wouldn't want an old slug like Hatcher wearing the C.

And I think you mean Jason Smith, unless you're just jobbing...

Staff said...

Good call Kristin


--dr

Don K. Show said...

Claude Lemieux says if Hatcher gets the C, the C must stand for Clug

(OK, the C is for selfish joke is a hard joke to work. Strike that joke from the blog. Or not.)

Korn said...

Those New Jersey sweaters are terrible, it looks like the N is trying to bang the J.

Alright guys, I'm giving heroes a chance, watched last week's episode: good. DVR'd last night's episode. Hopefully I can catch up. Hayden is hawt.

2 days til hockey. 3 days til Penguins hockey.

Anonymous said...

Those line combinations are very close to my opening-camp predictions. I had christensen where malone is on the second line, talbot centering the third, and brent centering the 4th, but the other nine were the same.

Jason said...

i must be the dumbest person alive. until looking at that hideous devils jersey, i had no idea the logo actually had 'NJ'in it. i just thought it was some seductively posed demon thing.

what happened to staal playing center and crusher moving to wing?

Hooks Orpik said...

jason, I don't know, that kinda surprised me too. I thought EC was doing pretty good on Geno's wing. Good enough to have a chance to start the year there, certainly.

Therrien changes lines more often than an aggressive driver changes lanes on the interstate. Certain things are set in stone (that #87 fellow will probably be the first line center), but otherwise I'm not that concerned. By Friday for all we know, Malone could be centering the 4th line, Staal's back to center and Mark Eaton's playing in goal. Who the hell knows.

Loser Chris said...

I thought signing Adam Hall put the roster at 23.

Anonymous said...

mark eaton in goal = 82 shutouts.

Ashley said...

If Mario came out of retirement (again), you'd have half of the continent wetting their pants in excitement. I bet just the mention of this possibility has people running to the bathroom

Anonymous said...

loser chris, nope there's only 22 on the roster right now...those 18 listed in this post, plus hall and nasreddine. and the two goalies.

mario's 42 years old on friday. and he has a heart condition. i think the big guy knows his time is passed and it's time for a new generation, obviously lead by crosby, to pick up the banner and carry it for a while. as hard as it is to say, he's done for good.

Anonymous said...

They're saving a spot for Forsberg.

Anonymous said...

fuck forsberg. we don't want that piece of shit.

Loser Chris said...

They're saving a spot for Larry Murphy!

Stoosh said...

That New Jersey "new jersey" - good God. That looks like it came from the same desk of the guy who thought Oregon's football jerseys were a great idea (and that might have been Phil Knight at Nike...I don't care...it's stupid).
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Ash...I never got to enjoy watching Lemieux in his prime because I still had yet to move to Pittsburgh when he was in his prime. But I'm glad I got to see him for a couple of years before his first retirement. And when he came back in 2000-01, he was so much better than anyone else in the league, it wasn't even funny. So I'm glad I got to see him at that level.

But I think a lot of Pens fans will agree...Mario was a shell of himself after the lockout, and after the 2005-06 season, it became very clear that it was time to close that chapter of Penguins hockey. While the torch had been passed at the end of the 05-06 season, Mario's chapter on the Pens closed very fittingly on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 when he announced to the Mellon Arena crowd that night that the arena deal was done and the Pens would stay here. It was a perfect way to close out his legacy.

Ashley said...

You're right Stoosh, for once hahaha :)
(wow, I can be such a jerk sometimes eh?)

Ashley said...

but wouldn't it be wild if Mario came out of retirement and played like he was 25? it'll never happen, but still..

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