Wednesday, November 7, 2007

GameDay (15) -- Flyers @ Pens



Stop #3 on the Atlantic tour.
The long-awaited matchup is upon us.

With a regulation win, the Pens can leapfrog into first place in the Atlantic.

With a loss, the Pens will get a second crack at Philly on Saturday.

The atmosphere tonight should be the shit with the rivals in town,
along with the Pens coming home after a four-game road trip.

Rumor has it that Sabu is getting the nod tonight.

The Hockey For Heels event is also taking place tonight.

Go Pens.


Anonymous said...

Ok Ok Ok. Army gets the point already MT. Play Colby or trade him. He is too good of a player to not dress.

-Anon The Great

canaanregulatesblog said...


haha...that never gets old to me

Steve In Denver said...

More tix for the winter classic according to the trib..

Someone that sits by the visitors player tunnel...please rig up a trip line so the Flyers all fall flat coming onto the ice. That would be so Slap Shot cool.

EmDubs said...

I miss Mike Lange on TV :(

Anonymous said...

Quick PSA...NHL Network is doing the Pens Rangers series from 90something from 5-6

wilsmith said...

someone email me the photo of GR staring down those media people. google image search is failing me, somehow.

Anonymous said...

lol yea get out of here with that goal. upsetting

Brett said...

Mark my words - Staal scores tonight.

I've got a feeling.

Jonny V said...

Got this from

On the chilly Monday morning that Hollywood's writers went on strike, Heroes creator Tim Kring called from the streets outside the Hollywood studio where his NBC series is shot. ''Yes, I'm picketing my own show,'' says the 50-year-old writer-producer. ''So surreal.''

But Kring wasn't calling to discuss labor woes — he was calling to explain why Heroes, suffering a creative decline and a 15 percent ratings drop from the same period last year, went from Human Torch hot to Iceman cold. The good news? A turnaround appears to be under way. After weeks of sluggish storytelling, the Nov. 5 episode recaptured some of last season's fanciful energy. We've also seen the next two episodes — and we like them, too. The cliff-hangers are back. Narrative purpose has been discovered. Old favorites like Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) and Horn-Rimmed Glasses (Jack Coleman) take center stage. Even more encouraging: Kring himself is keenly aware that Heroes is broken. Here's his candid critique:

THE PACE IS TOO SLOW ''We assumed the audience wanted season 1 — a buildup of intrigue about these characters and the discovery of their powers. We taught [them] to expect a certain kind of storytelling. They wanted adrenaline. We made a mistake.''

THE WORLD-SAVING STAKES SHOULD HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED SOONER The premonition of nuclear apocalypse created a larger context that unified every story line last season. Kring now sees that Volume 2 (the first 11 episodes of season 2) would have been better served if Peter's vision of viral Armageddon had appeared in the season premiere rather than episode 7. ''We took too long to get to the big-picture story,'' he says.

THE ROOKIES DIDN'T GREET THEMSELVES PROPERLY New Heroes Monica (Dana Davis), Maya (Dania Ramirez), and Alejandro (Shalim Ortiz) ''shouldn't have been introduced in separate story lines that felt unattached to the show. The way we introduced Elle (Kristen Bell) — by weaving her in via Peter's story line — is a more logical way to bring new characters into the show.'' (That said, Kring says a few newbies won't make it beyond this second volume, which wraps Dec. 3.)

HIRO WAS IN JAPAN WAY TOO LONG Hiro's (Masi Oka) time-bending adventure in 17th-century Japan — where he mentored samurai hero Takezo Kensei (David Anders) — finally came to an end on Nov. 5. But Kring says it ''should have [lasted] three episodes. We didn't give the audience enough story to justify the time we allotted it.''

YOUNG LOVE STINKS Kring regrets sticking Claire (Hayden Panettiere) with a super-dud boyfriend and forcing Hiro to moon over a cutesy princess. ''I've seen more convincing romances on TV,'' he admits. ''In retrospect, I don't think romance is a natural fit for us.''

Yet while Heroes has finally found some dramatic traction, this second volume is pretty much a wash. The Dec. 3 episode has been retooled to function as a potential season finale — a move inspired by the writers' strike and a desire to give the show ''a clean slate'' when it goes back into production for Volume 3. At that point, Kring wants to craft a rebooted Heroes that can attract new fans and win back those who've tuned out: ''The message is that we've heard the complaints — and we're doing something about it.''

Hopefully the end of this season will pick up...

Pensgirl said...

Unless something has changed this game is at 7. The official still shows it at that time. Normally I won't point out typos but gametime's kind of important. ;)

stokes said...

Colby not dressed AGAIN?!?!

what is going on down there?

i hope Sid eats some lunches tonight. And briere eats shit.

Fuck the flyers.

jaos said...

My wife is going to the game tonight for the hockey and heels event. She is going to try and hand out some of the wwgrd wristbands we bought to the hot newscasters.

Jonny V said...

Oh, and onetime Penguin Kip Miller was a winner of the Hobey Baker award. I remember that shit from an old Score hockey card.

Holy fuck it only took the Flyers 28 seconds to score.

Staff said...

pensgirl, we will DDT you.

the pocket schedule says 7:30.
Big mistake by us.


Lana said...

Pierre McGuire quote... "When I was watching George Laraque his eyes were as wide as silver dollars as he exploded all over Ben Eager."

The Hebrew Hammer said...

Jordan Staal is garbage right now.

wilsmith said...

"were they eating pizza?"
"Not the ladies"

Ashley said...

thanks guys, for making me cool at school with my new wristband. :)
you guys rock!

unfortunately, at this very moment, things aren't looking very good for the Pens...hoping for a huge comeback, but not sure it's gonna when are the 'fire therrien' comments gonna start flying? lol

Pierre McGuire - "Get Colby Armstrong back in the lineup. Pittsburgh misses his physical presence."

Fleury29 said...

It didn't seem like the team was into it tonight. It didn't seem like the crowd was into it tonight. (At least, based on what I heard on the radio.)

What the hell, the #1 Pens rival is in town and they can't get up for it?

Man, this sucks. I got used to beating the Flyers all the time. God damn free agency.

The Hebrew Hammer said...

I apologize for saying this but Gary Roberts is playing like a tired old man this year. Instead of WWGRD? wristbands you guys should sell, WWGRPW? When Will Gary Roberts Play Well?

The Hebrew Hammer said...

P.S. Paul Steigerwald has officially jumped the shark as Penguins play-by-play man. He compared Briere to Gretzky tonight, nuff said.

Anonymous said...

gotta agree with the hammer on roberts. WWGRD? go almost a month w/o a goal and be invisible most of the time. it seems like even his hitting and the momentum those hits create are not there this year.

The Hebrew Hammer said...

Tonight we found out why Dany Sabourin truly sucks and is only a backup goaltender. The first and third goals were as soft as charmin tissue paper. Not saying we would of but with MAF in net we have a much better chance of victory. It's time for the genius to leave Fleury in net for more than 2 fucking games in a row. His mismanagement of Fleury is staggering.

Lloyd said...

how many times per game does steiggy confuse malkin and sykora?

is he dyslexic?

The Seeker said...

Only goal #3 could possibly be blamed on Sabu, and even then, he didn't have much of a chance when those playing in front of him allow things to happen like that.

I don't really grasp why Staal doesn't sit a game or two and why Talbot is moved to the 4th line which gets little ice time. Certainly Talbot always gives 110%.

Roberts hasn't been feeling 100% (bronchitis & asthma)since training camp, but he's still hitting pretty well and making good decisions with the puck when he touches it.

This game was just AS important to the Pens as it was the Flyers, but we never seem able to get psyched enough for such things when we need at the beginning of the games.

Anonymous said...

was at the game tonight...few points to look at...

a) the crowd was garbage (my section especially in C29). i didn't know who to hit first, the guy behind me shouting that laraque should be on the powerplay to start a fight (little did i know he'd get PP time), or the retards next to me who didn't realize fleury wasn't playing until the 3rd flyers goal.

b) recchi-christensen-roberts as a line??? i realize now is a bad time to analyze any of them, but i would think 3 cold players on one line is unlikely to spark anything

c) all 4 goals this game were scored with the malone-crosby-malkin on the ice. i'm not sure if i'm happy the other lines aren't letting up goals, or upset that they aren't scoring (perhaps a little of both). that top line looks like they have the world on their shoulders and it's starting to weigh them down.

d) hopefully this was just 1st home game after a roadtrip syndrome...

The Hebrew Hammer said...

The Seeker, when your team is not up for a huge game against a big division rival, isn't it the fault of the head coach? Not only is he mismanaging this team hockey wise but the intangibles are not there as well. I know some are going to say this comment is stupid but this is how i've felt for awhile now, just not after losses, fire MT and bring in dare I say it Pat Quinn.

*Commence stoning.

Jon said...

I was at the game tonight and there was a time when you could text a message to the jumbotron, there were a couple WWGRD

stokes said...


I thought that the first and third goals were bad as well. at least the third. you've gotta stop that shot.

As for MT: he's really pissing me off right now. pretty much everything he's doing is pissing me off....but i'm not gonna get out the FireMTBlog yet.

Anonymous said...

Not YouTube, but Artie and Trottier are quite funny in this video.

The Seeker said...

I dunno Hammer...this is a coach that a decent amount of people said should get the coach of the year last season. I'd like to know what really goes on.

You'd think this TEAM could be more self-motivated at this level!?

The Cryers were just pieced together over the off-season from a last place team. Yet they gelled from the beginning of the season.

You'd THINK we'd have improved - keeping the core and adding some nice players..and would have been on fire right out of the starting blocks (without anyone pushing them).

Anonymous said...

I gotta agree with the hammer, roberts is not playing well at all right now. He's almost at Recchi's level, which is not good.


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