Saturday, January 26, 2008

NHL Super Skills

There used to be a time when the NHL Superskills was fun.
Last year was awful.

Hopefully this year's will be fun.

7:00pm Versus

[NHL Skills]

--Thanks to Ryan N for the heads up--


More pictures from [Yahoo]


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Go Pens

36 comments:

Flyer Hater said...

I think Geno has a pretty good shot at winning the accuracy competition. On the other hand, he has no chance in hell of winning the shootout event. It should be fun though.

Hip said...

Can I get a Geno chant started up in here???


Represent.

Malkinian said...

Geeeeeno!

Geeeeeno!

Geeeeeno!

malkinian said...

It's weird that Geno's been struggling in shootouts. I mean he wasn't that great last year but he dangled Theodore and Khabibulin pretty good and he made a nasty headfake against Kolzig. Who knows.

Malkinian said...

The Next Ron Francis Returns!!

http://www.pittsburghpostgazette.com/pg/08026/852541-100.stm

God help us all

Mike Georger said...

beech? if anyone needs me ill be the guy outside slamming a car door shut on my cock

Mike Georger said...

exchange of texts between me and my roommate who is at dinner (which is now ruined im sure)

me: pens pick up kris beech of waivers
him: jesus fucking christ you are shitting me
me: i wish
him: whew that was scary
me: i mean i wish i was shitting you
him: FUCK

pretty much sums up how everyone should react to this imo

Anonymous said...

Well think back to last year when sid wasn't doing so hot during the shootouts. Up till the allstar game and he made someone look silly. Now it seems that he is handling himself.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see Geeeeeeno miss the one thing on stick handling?

Anonymous said...

When the pens win the cup this year I am personally scratching Kris Beech's name off da Cup

Hopefully he is just some sort of organ donor for the lemieux foundation.

Anonymous said...

GOAL MALKIN GOAL

Hip said...

Geno gets a freaking shootout goal in the Skills Comp. Unreal.

The only thing funnier than the Pens picking up Beech is that they stole him from the Caps!!

justincredibleh said...

skills comp has been fuckin retarded so far.

Andrew said...

The closest anyone in a sabre jersey will get to the cup.

Ashley said...

i hope to shit this breakaway challenge is good...it has so much potential if they take advantage of it

Flyer Hater said...

I loved DiPietro saying crystal clear on Versus, "I just fucked my hip up again"

justincredibleh said...

the whole skills comp was a joke. i thought it was pretty stupid. goalies with their mics was pretty sweet. especially when dipietro said "i fucked up my hip again."

as for the breakaway challenge, it too was weak. i thought it was jobbish when nabokov went out and took away st. louis' sweet shots.

Flyer Hater said...

Legace on the mic was pretty damn funny. During the youngstars game when someone got a breakaway and did a lot of moves he said, "There should be a time limit!"

wilsmith said...

dammit, flyer hater, you beat me to it.

Anonymous said...

Sooo......

Bad call for breakaway shooters, or just no one with ideas except for the last two skaters?


Yawn-fest

stokes said...

KRIS BEECH!?!?!

Anonymous said...

when geno bothers to make some moves in his shootout attempts he's pretty good. too often he simply shoots. to me, as a former street hockey offensive genius shooting=choking.

obstacle course was dumb, but not as dumb as the style point shootouts.

the speed thing? a 4 second race? somebody gets paid to come up with this shit?

jim said...

credit to ovie for being the only one with balls enough to try a slick move in the breakaway competition.

sid would've dominated that game.

Ashley said...

I wish I heard more stuff from the mic'd up players. CBC only gave us the clips long after it was said.

I would have loved to hear DiPietro haha

And Kris Beech???? WTF?

Flyer Hater said...

Haha wilsmith. It's already up on youtube

wingergirl said...

That pic of Geno makes him look like part of the Magnitogorsk Mafia.

Fastest skater race=joke. What the hell were they thinking, leaving Gaborik out of the lineup on that one?

I loved the Versus commentators calling Vokoun DiPietro during the shootout challenge...they're showing their hockey knowledge again.

Who's excited for the NHL's almost stars playing at their mediocre best tomorrow night?

Steve In Denver said...

DiPietro can afford the upcoming fine. That would suck for them if he was jacked up for the home stretch because he got hurt in the skills competition.

I had to check out the 700 level to see what their site was about. What a waste of time.

That loser that wrote the thesis here yesterday spewed some crap about coming here and unleashing his dark side on us all....holy crap, what a bag of shit he must be.

Stoosh said...

Beech was a depth pickup due to injuries. Apparently, the Pens had a chance to pick him up when he was waived a couple weeks ago and passed, but since some of the injuries hit the team, they took him this time around. I'll be surprised if he sees the ice much here and at the very least, it probably allows them to keep guys like Brent and Minard back in Wilkes-Barre. He'll also almost certainly get waived the minute Sid gets back.

I think Versus did a better job on the skills comp than last year (it was tough to do worse), but it's still a tough event to showcase. Some of that stuff just doesn't lend itself to much drama, and I still think Emrick is terribly overrated. But that's just me.

I did enjoy the Youngstars game and I wish they'd do a little more with that.

jferrante4 said...

If they want to make something of the skills comp then how about this.

1. lets see 2 on 1(two forwards one d man and a goalie).

2. lets see an around the world red line to blue line back to red line.

3 lets see the goalies play the puck(goalies stick handling around cones etc....)

4. try the shootout contest again however explain to the shooters that they need to be creative

5. lets see some sort of cycle challenge with some no names like minor leaguers to intercept passes. Kind of like monkey in the middle

6. this maybe a reach but blind fold a goalie and let them shot a couple of shots from pre detrmined areas.

7. give the nhl coverage back to ESPN tommorow.

those are seven things that may make it more interesting and I am some no name joe from pittsburgh not getting paid a dime

Stoosh said...

WINGERGIRL - The Russian mafia forced the cancellation of a trip I was supposed to take there during my junior year of college. I'm sure they had their reasons for conducting their business as usual, but I'm still a bit bitter about that.

Harshdiddy said...

Highlight of the night!


When that tool DiPietro said "I just fucked my hip up again" then afterwards a period of like a minute were it got ridiculously awkwardly quiet.

Ashley said...

I think that the breakaway challenge will be better next year because players will know what to expect...I think maybe they had no clue what they were supposed to do. I think they'll also get rid of the goalies, or at least restrict their movements. I had to feel bad for St. Louis because he tried but Nabokov fucked it up before he could do anything.

Flyer Hater said...

Ashley, it's still a joke that some players didn't even try to do anything special. That was the whole freaking point of the event. I loved Datysuk on the first try, he didn't even try to do anything different.

Pittsburgh Girl Forever said...

I cannot stand Versus at all. Those camera angles were horrible, too. It drove me crazy when they kept showing the goalies talking in the middle of the YoungStars game. The skills comp. would have been perfect for Sid ... maybe even Malkin. He has tapped the puck up before like Sid. He would have been great for the fastest shot, too. Some of his shots, wow! You knew Chara was gonna win 'cause he's a freak of nature being that big!

cragger said...

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cragger said...

Mike Georger said...

beech? if anyone needs me ill be the guy outside slamming a car door shut on my cock

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