Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tonight We Dine In Hell


On nights like this,it would be nice if we could start posts with cool one-liners like CSI does.




"I don't know, boss. The Flyers are a bunch of hacks."


"Sorry Charlie. They're murderers."

MMMMMYYYYEEEERAAAAGGGHHHHH!




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Bulletinboardblog


Bob Duff

Here's the headline of his article at [ MSNBC ] :

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What a joke.
If the Pens miss the playoffs, though, we will rename this BobDuffBlog for a day.

We know writers don't always make the headline. But come on.

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There's something in the water down at the Mellon.

You can add Tyler Kennedy to the list of ailing Pens, as he goes down with mono. [ Yahoo ]



Who's more cursed than the Penguins this season?
[ James Mirtle ] says only Chicago, Florida, and Boston have more guys on injured reserve.

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Even with 1/3 of the team on the shelf, this game has not lost its luster.
The good news is that Colby will be back for tonight against Philadelphia.

And just so bandwidth doesn't become an issue every time you come here,
after Thursday night, we'll be moving the PhotoShop Expo back into the archives in 1984.

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Lord Therrien pulled Malkin aside before the Montreal game. [ PG ]

"I had a good meeting with him," Therrien said. "I had Sergei Gonchar there because I wanted to make sure [Malkin] really understood what I was trying to say to him because a lot of times he just says, 'Yeah, yeah,' and I'm not quite sure he understands."

"I want him to take responsibility because he's our best forward,
but I don't want him to think that he's got to do it by himself."


- Randy -

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Vote for Lemieux to light the Olympic Torch in Vancouver for the 2010 Games.
[ TSN Meaningless Poll ]

It has nothing to do with the actual process of the games,
and we'll probably never know who won this poll.

Thanks to Brian Conway for the link.

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Kris Beech has made it full circle.
He was picked up off waivers from Vancouver. [ TSN ]

[ Fanhouse ] looks at the situation.

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TSN posted this picture of possible candidates for Toronto's GM job.


There seems to be only one with the credentials necessary to run the Leafs organization.

Interim GM Cliff Fletcher has been given the job while they decide on a new GM.

But he's getting a raw deal.
Fletcher will undoubtedly get shafted with the title of "that guy who traded Sundin."

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We've done our fair share of All-Star Game griping.
But...Scott Niedermayer? Get real. [ Yahoo ]

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Go check out Atlanta's pre-Recchi and post-Recchi power-play numbers. Wow.
[ Blueland Blog ]

Illya Kovalchuk recently got a one-game suspension for a check from behind.

[ Kukla's Korner ] with these pics.

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The Coyotes show they care.
They sign Ilya Bryzgalov to 3 years. [ Arizona Republic ]

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First user-submitted Pensblog photoshop ever:
January 31, 2007


-- E. Miller --

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Back on December 10, we spotted this ad with John Leclair inexplicably featured in it:
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January 2008:
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That does not look like the Pens logo on that.

That looks like the RBK Edge striping on the jersey, though.
And then again, if we had to bet, we'd say that was Alexsey Morozov.

Anomalyblog; our favorite.

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1024 x 768 WALLPAPERS

If you weren't around, [ here ] are the Winter Classic wallpapers.








GOOD-SIZED PICS




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This was on LGP earlier.
Thanks to Dave Gerner for sending it in:



wow

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And finally.
Thanks to Bnee for sending this in.
[Chuck Thomas.com]

All kinds of old Penguin stuff.
It is worth the click.

Don't believe us?


You can have that hat for like 10 bucks.
One of the great hats of all time.

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Rest up.

Go Pens

45 comments:

Pensblog Staff said...

fyi- just hit the pause button on the music thing for it to stop.

canaanregulatesblog said...

...or let it keep playing for complete awesomeness

canaanregulatesblog said...

p.s. david caruso is on my list of "top five people i want to fight."

who's number 1 you ask?

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french stewart and his beady eyes.

stokes said...

That commercial is awesome! what is up with that noise that Max makes after his line???

If i voted for the Academy Awards, i'd vote for Colby for turning in a very strong performance.

Loved that headline, staff. very true.

some guest said...

that commercial was awesome

Anonymous said...

At first I thought the commercial was a joke.

Colby for Oscar? Evengi will win it hands down for that catch!


HUGE GAME tonight!! Less than 12 hours to go, not that I am counting, yes I am.

Go PENS!

cg said...

so i guess this is badactingblog today? I mean caruso of course- I hate that guy.

I think I'm going to talk like Horatio all day at work. Wonder how long until I get punched in the mouth....

Now if I could just find my sunglasses....

Ryan said...

That commercial is solid gold. Why have I never seen it before? Is it airing anywhere now?

geezer said...

Pens need to play a quick puck movement game to beat the slow Philly D. Its how the Devils spanked them 7-3 on Tuesday. Let the enforcers fight and the skill players get it done and not be distracted by the Philthy intimidation factor.

lis said...

This is going to be the longest day of work in my entire life...even though I'm leaving early for the game tonight!

Anonymous said...

Contradictionblog:

The first is quoted from the photo caption at the top of the Bob Duff article, the second is from the article body.

"If the Penguins overcome Sidney Crosby's ankle injury and make the playoffs, the NHL might as well pack up Lord Stanley’s mug and mothball..."

"If Malkin doesn’t get the job done, the NHL might as well pack up Lord Stanley’s mug and mothball..."

Kristen PB said...

Bob Duff is a dink.

Crosby isn't DEAD, he's just injured. And suggesting that the NHL will somehow wither and die without him for 6-8 weeks is a insult to the organization. His article is also insulting to Malkin, who isn't exactly a second-rate player himself AND it's insulting to the rest of the spectacular players who are on other teams. Just because Crosby is the biggest star or biggest draw or whatever doesn't mean he's the ONLY one.

Idiot.

I've also heard a rumor that VS has cancelled televising a Pens game because Sid will be out. Anyone know if there's truth to that???

BTW, doesn't that Olympic pic sort of makes Mario look like a Q-tip...?

Lady Jaye said...

That's commercial is awesome, but wow... it was one of those ones that made me feel embarrassed for people cause it was cheesy. :) I would have much rather seen this one through the holidays than the stupid jewelry one. (That is, if the commercial is old-ish)

snoopyjode said...

thanks for the link, bnee (and pensblog, haha)... i just dropped $130 at chuck thomas enterprises! what a site: he's got some really fantastic pens stuff - old and new. that site made my valentine's day shopping ridiculously easy this year, that's for sure. outstanding find!!! :)

PolishKid said...

The Maple Leafs organization is looking for a new GM and I see that PensBlog Charlie has thrown his proverbial hat into the ring. This is most unfortunate. Usually when one looks for new work it means they are unhappy with their current position. To my knowledge, PensBlog Charlie is in charge of approving any and all homo-erotic material used in PensBlog posts.

If you replace the word ‘material’ with ‘player’ and replace the phrase ‘PensBlog posts’ with ‘Maple Leafs Games,’ you pretty much get the job description of the Maple Leafs GM. Perhaps ‘joke’ or ‘swine’ is a better replacement word for ‘material,’ you make the call when you read this, even create your own. However, I digress…

Please have a detailed meeting with PensBlog Charlie and alert him to the anomalies in these two positions. Perhaps you can offer him some more BlogSpace or his own BlogCorner to sweeten the deal in hopes that he stays on board.

In conclusion, I don’t think we have ever needed four points in regulation (in the next two games) like we do right now. Bring the noise.

Go Pens! (Phuck Filly)

paekhead said...

best commercial ever. thought it was a big joke for a second.

pops said...

BUAHAHAHAHAH! Max Talbot....that was hilarious. What a commercial.

Anonymous said...

LOD photo shop = greatness
max talbot = pimp
flyers = douche bags
go pens

Malkinian said...

"It was a drive-by...........Miami style." - only David Caruso


Spectacular photo expo everybody. I know I'm a day late.


Fuck Philly, Go Pens.

cragger said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOO PENS! WOOOOOOOOOO!

Dr. Turkleton said...

I still can't 100% figure out what the Gonch is saying: " I have 1 of each....Geno take a pick " ??????

I was then waiting for Geno to break out some perfect English in a James Earl Jonesish way....

Also, Mad Max reminds me of White Goodman (Ben Stiller) from Dodgeball in the commercial...he just needs that raspy, smokers voice & he'd be spot on

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Dr. Turkleton said...

sorry, the imdb didnt fully copy over in c-blog

Mike Georger said...

i think edward james olmos' character from blade runner is in the toronto gm mix going by that picture

Dr. Turkleton said...

while scrolling thru all that cool penguins stuff for sale to look at those pens painters caps...some of the items made me realize that the pens organization seemed to celebrate the history of the team at each 5 year aniversary: there was the 25 year patch, I saw a 35 year hat on that site...am I just ignorantblog, or has the organization already done something to say this is the 40th season of the pens existence????

Also, excellent locker room pics

J.S. said...

is rockin' the Talbot jersey at work today.

This day can't go quick enough. T-minus 6 hours 58 minutes and counting.

J.S. said...

*to game time

canaanregulatesblog said...

talbot's chicka chicka yeah from superbad is pretty noice.

wilsmith said...

The CSI intro video somehow left out the beginning of Triple Threat, where the guy gets shot, falls from a balcony, and lands on an ice sculpture and is impailed.
Terrible one-liners follow.

someone find it!

emdubs said...

dr turkleton..... because of the lockout season the Pens' couldn't decide if this was truly their 40th anniversary, so they went with the Pittsburgh 250 patches instead.

Loser Chris said...

That commercial is life changing. The closest thing I get to that here in Texas is Troy Aikman hocking wings and Jerry Jones dancing over Papa Johns.

BlacknGold66 said...

Talbot is the MAN! That is my all-time favorite comercial... ever.

David Caruso is my #1 to fight. He's a worse actor than Gonchar.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@ emdubs.....

thanks for the reason, makes sense....

GwinTheEskimo said...

the caption makes no sense to me or it's a typo, shouldn't it be, "if the Pen's DON'T overcome the injury... and make the playoffs? the NHL might as well pack up the cup" etc.

I hate the Flyers, and 95% of their fans. It stems from my childhood in central Jersey where I had to listen to the Flyers announcers when they played the Penguins, back in the Lindros days, and suffer through their constant homerisms and homo-erotic, verbal hand-jobbery of "E-Train" or "Big-E" or whatever uninspired nick-name they'd cackle over the airwaves in whenever Lindros put his head down and skated straight ahead while his line mates hacked and slashed their way to the front of the net.
I am kind of a Scott Stevens fan, always wanted him to go to the Pens.
Teams like Philly are why Mario retired the first time.

Ryan said...

Deadspin pimped the Expo today:

The Pensblog initiated a Photoshop Expo after then-Flyer Ben Eager refused to fight Big Georges Laraque last month. The result is a random collection of bitter satire targeting Eager, the Flyers and Don Cherry, while celebrating Sidney Christ and ConkSuck.

link

Anonymous said...

the car sale video is unreal. go pens.

Eric K said...

Pens and Sens to open 08/09 season with two games in Stockholm (applauds)

Versus and NHL extend TV contract by three years (vomits)

And staying with the 300 theme...
"Give them nothing, but take from them EVERYTHING"

Lets Go Pens

Ryan said...

eric - seriously? Extending the TV contract with Versus is the absolute last thing I wanted to hear.

Pensgirl said...

The Post-Gazette, I think, did a feature on a Pgh couple that ran a travel agency tailored to sporting events (Steeler road trips, mostly). I bet they'd be able to do some sort of package for Pens fans who wanted to head over to Sweden (and Finland, where they're reportedly doing preseason activities).

BlankieGirl said...

-loved- yesterdays photoshop expo.. my fav, the Special Olympics one :P

The commercial, in all it's cheesieness was still a hoot, gotta love it :)

I looked at that link selling the Pens stuff (always looking for unique stuff to add to my own collection) The only question I have, is how can that dude legally sell stuff that was given away free as a promotion? Maybe I didn't read everything on the sight, so maybe it did say... but that's weird. Would you buy something you coulda had for free? At the very least he shouldn't charge more than $5 for it! :P

Keep up the great work! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, was that commercial hilarious!! I love Talbot, Army, Gonch, and Malkin!! Talbot is so weird and Army was funny! My fav. commercial ever! (Sorry GCU commercial that is frequently shown on FSN!)

Anonymous said...

Gonchar and Malkin are like the Russian Mafia in this video!

Hip said...

That commercial is fucking terrible. I LOVE IT. Talbot was on Mark Madden the other day talking about this commercial in reference to Geno's English ability - that he obviously doesn't have a line, but between takes Max and Army were joking around and Geno understood it all and laughed along.

I seriously love this team. Seriously.

Glad to hear Army's back tonight - I wanna see him jack a few people up.

Bring it. Go Pens.

stokes said...

@Dr. Turkelton: i watched it atleast five times in a row this morning, partly becuase it was hilarious and partly becuase i STILL have no clue what Gonch says.

What's up with deadspin jobbing conklin? ConkSuck?
what gives?

Holy hell. i cannot wait for this game.

daylateblog: i would have loved to see some KM action on the photoshop expo. i am not nearly talented enough to 'shop, but that would've been great.

some guest said...

i am pretty sure gonchar says ' hey guys, they treat every one like a superstar, thats why i have one of each. geno, take a pick'

or 'take the jag'

colby looks a little nervous.

still. greatest. commercial. ever.

Pittsburgh Girl Forever said...

He says "Geno, take the Jag" because he is standing in front of the Jag. I love how Geno just smiles. Feb. 2nd is when this is going on TV!! A&L Motors sponsors Fsn on HD, so that's why it's gonna be on tv so long after production. Someone I know is an intern for the Pens and she tells me all the time about Malkin and the guys. She said all last yr. army would ask malkin things and he would just nod his head. She told me he would say stuff like "Hey, Geno, we're going to get some Meth wanna join us?" And he would just nod and smile. Poor Malkin!

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