Monday, January 14, 2008

If there's any solace to take from the Atlanta loss, we have the comfort of knowing the Pens still have a points streak going.

That one point from Atlanta is gonna be a big deal two months from now.

And really, just think about how bad it's going to feel
when Recchi scores in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.




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AFTERMATH

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Even though they're wrapped up in the game, players do notice things in the stands. Penguins winger Ryan Malone did Saturday night. "In Atlanta, the first goal Sid scored, I looked around and saw a lot of Penguins fans, which was great to see." [ PG ]

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== Daryl Sydor made some waves earlier this season, when he said something along the lines that Marc-Andre Fleury has nothing on Marty Turco in Dallas.
Of course, he was talking about MAF's inability to move the puck.

The Pens defensemen have been praising Ty Conklin's stickhandling. [ PG ]

"I think I'm getting too much credit for this streak."
-- Ty Conklin -- [ Canada.com ]

== Recchi won't be kicking Staal out of their house. Nobody Cares. [ PG ]
What a paradox, then, that we posted the link.

== Crosby isn't jealous of AO signing that 13-year, $124 million contract. [ PG ]

Since AO isn't marketable, he has to go for crazy money.
Crosby's been swimming in Reebok and Gatorade funds.
Crosby makes more. Shut up, Capitals fans.

== Malkin has been given the distinction of being the King Of Suck in the shootout. [ Fanhouse ]

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We won't need a natty-anthem pic for the Rangers game Monday night.

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J.P. found this thing:

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Charlie, thoughts?

"Get that thing outta my face"


"Never heard that one before"

"you're bad"


This is the first time we have seen or heard from Charlie
since he bought that edition of Men's Fitness.

However, he has popped up on Facebook.
We were surprised as anyone:



Let it be known that we have no idea who created his Facebook page.
Which is really the best part of it all.

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Bing and Gonch are headed to the All-Star Game.

We obviously don't get the chance to watch any other teams,
so we can't go through the league and find who was snubbed for the All-Star Game.

But there's one in Pittsburgh.

EVGENI MALKIN

Here's a breakdown that essentially means nothing
'cause Malkin isn't going to the All-Star Game.


Everyone marked with the YES or NO is in the Eastern Conference.

Speaking of the All-Star Game,
the Skills Competition will feature a new event.

Some sort of slam-dunk-contest-esque thing. [ TSN ]

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[ Fanhouse ] broke down AO's contract.
He'll be making roughly $5,000 per shift.

As always, people are talking about the contract.
A bunch of big words. [ NY Post ]
It would've been better if Ovie went to a bigger market. [ The Star ]

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An outdoor hockey game will be last sporting event in Yankee Stadium? [ NY Daily News ]

That's good news for the road team,
seeing that home teams usually lose big games there.


woooooo


The Devils are unstoppable. What a pain.

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Looks like Dany Heatley's gonna miss the All-Star Game.
Out 4-6 weeks with a shoulder problem. [ TSN ]
Karma's a bitch.

So, wait...
Gonch got into the All-Star game via a vote by NHL GM's.
As far as Malkin is concerned, will this Heatley injury open the door?


To your heart
bow bow bow-bow bow

Spezza got hurt or something, too.
He probably couldn't play without Heatley's testosterone fueling him.

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They suck
They suck so bad, they turned down Scotty Bowman last summer. [ TSN ]
Apparently Bowman's nine Stanley Cup rings weren't enough.

Go Blue Jays.

And oh, huge props to "K2" on [ LGP ] for posting this.

Andrew Raycroft caught sleeping.
Good times.




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We can live with that



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J. Schiff sent this one in.

[ The Mario Lemieux Project ]
Pictures never-before-seen on the internet


One of the great pictures on the internet right now.


The Ref = all business


Sick. Borderline Charlie.


Life-changing picture

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Go Pens

15 comments:

Jonny V said...

Excellent non-game-recap post. those pics of Lemieux are the icing on the cupcake.

Adrienne, awesome sense of humor. From the way you describe your encounters with Steeler fans at Penguin games, I picture Mrs. Crabtree the bus driver from South Park. And that makes me chuckle. Perhaps even guffaw.


Hearing all of this news about the Sens injuries is making me rowdy. Almost as rowdy as this weekend, whereupon doing one last shot of Jaeger for the night, I proceeded to do the Shawne Merriman "Light's Out" dance, and walked out without paying.



Wait, that doesn't sound like me at all...

Loser Chris said...

Charlie must be loving that Iginla cover. And yeah, he's definitely the MVP so far this season.

cragger said...

So when are sending Mario a signed petition for one more playoff run? Shit, his gears just hanging there, ready to rock.

Twinkie said...

It looks like maybe you guys are going to have to get a resident puck bunny advisor, too. Some people appear to be taking offense to puck bunny bashing much like people were offended by homo bashing.

Jonny V said...

Twinkies are funny.

Robert said...

completelyofftopicblog


ive been trying to find one of the winter classic beanies everywhere, and i cant find one anywhere. any ideas anyone?

geezer said...

Love the Pens blog going home picture. Poor little penguin looks lonley, poor guy.
I bet e good thrashing/beating of the Ragners would cheer himup, no?

Anonymous said...

robert, you are screwed. they are sold out everywhere. they are $50 on ebay.

Hip said...

Robert - don't effing get me started. It's a sore subject for me. All sold out in the Pittsburgh area and NHL has no plans to make more. The email bombs will begin shortly!!

Rumor from Seth at EN is that there are still some at the NHL store in Manhattan... if you can swing a trip up there hook me up too!

J.S. said...

I don't have a Winter Classic beanie, but I did pick a blue beanie up last year at the Mellon. Thanks to the Classic, I've had no less than 10 people ask me where I got it.

As much as I want the new one, and as much as I don't want to pay $50, it looks like I'll be more than happy with the hat that I currently have.

stokes said...

Awesome post today, staff! i'm not gay, and don't hate gays at all, but everytime Pensblog Charlie shows up, i laugh my ass off. The Facebook thing rocks. thats hilarious.

nice who/townsend reference. great set-up. shoots and scores.

i've been rocking the baby blue since '06 and people really dug it. i'm glad that its coming back around.

cragger, i heard he's in the best shape of his life right now.

just sayin...



GO PENS!!!!

wingergirl said...

puck bunnies don't need to be protected.

they need a swift kick in the...well, you can figure that one out.

chris l. said...

J.P., nice anime-ish picture thingy.

Just one question: Why can't you see her "C"?

PittHockey said...

robert, just check ebay every so often... I got a buy it now for $30

I'm not happy about it the price, but I've got one now.

Anonymous said...

I know a pensblogger who banged peter budai's girlfriend one night an at back when he was a hershey bear...

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