Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Dark Post

The complete schedule will be released later today, but just to get up to date, here's what we know now.


The Penguins will open the season in Sweden with two games against the Ottawa Senators, October 4th and 5th.
The New Jersey Devils will be in town on October 11th for the Mellon Arena's home opener.
And the Pens will be in Boston for the Bruins home opener on the 20th of October.
[ Eye on the Media ]

2008-09 kicks off the first season under the new schedule matrix.
Over the 82 game schedule they'll play each Atlantic Division opponent 6 times.
3 at home, 3 on the road.


They'll play the rest of their Eastern Conference opponents 4 times.
Twice at home, twice on the road.



And they'll play every team in the Western Conference once.


With the exception of their "at-large" Western opponents,
the Sharks, Blue Jackets, and Red Wings, whom they will play twice.



The first thing you do when you print out that new schedule is circle those Detroit games.

The preseason calendar is out. Players report on September 16th. [ Penguins.com ]

Saturday, Sept. 20 TAMPA BAY 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22 at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 24 TORONTO 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26 at Toronto 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2 at Jokerit (Finland) 11:30 a.m.


Good ol' [ Eric P ] with a 2008-09 preview.

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:: [ The Columbus Dispatch ] dished out grades for the off-season.
Shero's moves put him in the bottom 5.

:: [ Bleacher Report ] breaks down what we should expect from Puck Finn.

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[ thanks to everyone who sent this in ]

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Go Pens

472 comments:

PittHockey said...

oh, there we go.
WOOOOOO

PittHockey said...

morning = saved

jefe penguino said...

i should probably sleep so i can wake up to the schedule.

jefe penguino said...

that video by Eric P will not help me sleep. too good.

PittHockey said...

dammit.

bruins home opener = I'll get pushed back to the cheap seats

Ali said...

Personally, I was psyched about Pesonen before I read that article...now it makes me more optimistic.

Schedule today!!

Jefe - If I didn't have to go to work, I'd def. sleep till the schedule came out. Good idea. Do it.

J.S. said...

the c-bus dispatch = joke.

Does Portzline even know what Shero was up against this offseason? There was no way that he was gonna keep this entire team intact and be able to re-sign his RFAs. Yes, Ray lost a rental player, but he responds by signing the 2nd best center in the league to a 5 yr extension. Also, Satan may not be...ok, definitely is not HossaHossaHossa, but it's not like he's a 3rd line plugger either. The guy knows how to score, and I'm sure part of the reason his numbers dropped was because he commited to the Indian's system while on the Isle. I wouldn't be surprised to see 25 goals out of him this season.

Also, Shero managed to sign a franchise goaltender in MAF for the next seven years and managed to keep Orpik here, who probably could have made 4-4.5 mil on the open market.

I'm not gonna say what Shero did should rank in the top 5, but to rank him 26 out of 30th? Are you kidding me? One of those spots should be ranked for the O&L Show.

They should be somewhere in the bottom five for the following reasons:

- not filling positions that were needed by your club. You trade away your only all-star defenseman for a prospect who from my understanding SJ has soured on? Kolzig would have been a good signing if this was 2000. To me, Smith is still unproven, and his numbers down the stretch did nothing to help think that he's a true #1. I won't even waste my breath on the 620 forwards they signed.

shawnawwwesome said...

Playing Western Conference teams during the regular season is like seeing the bride before the wedding. Bad luck.

Or maybe it's talking finals before the season even starts that's jinx city. I forget.

KaylaJ said...

hmm, sleeping til the schedule comes out, that's a good idea since i'm unhappily awake. if these stomach pains i have go away, i may have a plan!

brndlynn said...

eric p: great work. i cant think of any better way to start the day. well...maybe one better way but this is #2.

The Dark Knight premiere is in 17 hours. woooooooo!

P.O. said...

http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip67144#clip67144

fleuryous said...

Bottom 5? LAME.

I'm sorry, but if resigning the 2nd best center in the league to 5 more years, one of the best goalies to 7 more years, and (hopefully soon!) resigning a young center with great potential as a wing/great defensive forward to another long-term contract puts you in the bottom 5, well then...I think they're taking too much peyote.

That being said, LAY OFF THE DRUGS.
Shero did the best he could.
He was not going to overpay, and he didn't.

BlahworkIdon'twantogo.

Have a good day, everyone.

Stilly said...

Columbus Dispatch = joke

The wouldn't know a good move in Columbus if one kicked them in the pecker. Apparently they didn't take in to account the players the Pens re-signed, only the ones that walked away. Dicks.

J.S. said...

ugh, tiredashellblog

two cans of red bull ain't doing the trick so far.

need.more.news.

Or better yet, c'mon 330 so I can head home so i can crash for an hour or two.

J.S. said...

Maple Leaves give away 19k tickets as promotion

As much as I want to job them and use the "Here's how bad our team sucks: we have to give free tickets so people will come see us" joke, I can't. They had a sponsor pick up the tab, not that there's anything wrong with that, but I wish more teams would go this route in promoting the game, especially in markets with low attendance.

Nice work, Toronto. (Did I actually just say that and mean it?)

KaylaJ said...

i hate those grading GM and off season move columns simply cause they bust GMs who couldn't keep the whole team or don't give a whole lot. i think it was burnside who had one and gave everyone in the ATL division an up except the Isles who went sideways. And he used a bunch of maybes, ifs, and buts. it basically reminded me of an article someone would write if they didn't want to pick a favorite. but it did help me learn that brian lawton is involved with the TB org which at this point in time i still find very funny

coffeytalk said...

happy dark knight eve!!

i expect to be having multiple batgasms by 12:01 am.

wooooooooooo.

P.O. said...

anyone out there know the time the schedule will be released?

dirtyd said...

Eric P comes through big time on a crappy morning. The Malkin Slapshot was in there, the Talbot Stuff, and even a Bill Thomas goal.
Nice work.

Victor Raison said...

I'd like to hear Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch explain why not paying too much for Malone and getting stabbed in the back by Hossa were wrong moves for Shero.

Dick.

Stilly said...

More speculation that Tampa is striving to become Pittsburgh South....

TIOPS claims Tampa may bring in Craig Patrick.

It's from TIOPS, so take it for what it's worth. If it's true, it just continues Tampa's ridiculous campaign to become the Penguins.

J.S. said...

Good GODard, Patrick?

Seriously?

P.O. said...

wow i havent even thought about TIOPS aka BOTT since the free agent frenzy

Vince from sham-wow!! said...

sham-wow is Craiger is looking old or what!!!

Susan Burghart said...

Like it's Shero's fault that Hossa was a jagoff. Bottom 5? As if!

Victor Raison said...

I think we all need to take Mr. Portzline with a grain of salt. After all, he is from Ohio. How much could he really know?

Max Power said...

Portzline knows as much about hockey as the bad guy from the movie Willow. Just use the shampoo and the crabs will go away.

turd ferguson said...

I guess this is the reason why Aaron Portzline is writing for the Columbus Dickscratch instead of a real newspaper. They have a shitty hockey team for a few years and suddenly he's an expert on making smart off-season moves in the salary cap era. The ignorant douche should stick to writing about women's volleyball... What a fuckin buckeye! By the way; the OSU's mascot's face looks like a wide open asshole. Must be the trend out there.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Wow, Eric P, what a fine video. Rob Zombie makes a fine hockey soundtrack.

Rush on Colbert last night = Gold, Geddy, Gold!

Peso-mania is running wild in Carlisle.

Carroll said...

j.s - I'm glad Toronto is doing something to promote hockey again. Watching games there is really boring, hopefully, this will help but I doubt it.

Free tickets for one game will not help the fact the tickets are too expensive for families. This is a great publicity stunt, but will have no overall effect with attendance expanding to a different demographic.

Plus, no matter what the team is still going to suck.

lis said...

Why ya gotta insult women's volleyball like that?

You know, people should be looking at Columbus for guidance when it concerns hockey. I mean look at how many Stanley Cups they've won...or at least how many Western Conference Championships they've won....well at least they haven't fizzled out in the second round like other teams out west....or been upset in the first round!

BlacknGold66 said...

That Eric P video was great stuff. Way to get the morning moving.

I can't wait to see the schedule so I can plan my entire Fall/Winter around it.

@Lis: Are you a volleyball player?

Colin said...

Girls volleyball players = total sweetness

I just want the schedule to come out so I can waste a few hours of my life importing it into my Outlook calendar.

Vince from sham-wow!! said...

ANOTHER DOUCHE BAGGIO ARTICLE FROM THE TENNESEAN http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080717/NEWS0202/807170381&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL

INTERESTING STUFF

Lady Jaye said...

Didn't Shero get bad grades last year too? Or didn't the Pens get ranked bad too by some folks? I don't remember, that was a year ago... I barely remember yesterday.

Either way. Gradings can really just fly out the window for me. It's nice to see your team on top, but really, what do they mean? Some guy had a deadline so he tried to sound smart and put something down on paper that doesn't really mean anything until the puck drops this season and we see how things really shake down.

The Big K said...

Don't put much weight into what Aaron Portzline tells you. He is the same joke that said Malone to the Jackets was a done deal back in June.

Lady Jaye said...

Oh yea, and great work Eric P. Loved the video.

Original Nathan said...

Wouldn't surprise me if Shero got a lousy preseason ranking before 07-08. After all, his only moves were signing the best center in the game to a 5-year extension (which no one ever seems to notice -- contract extensions just aren't sexy) and signing Petr Sykora and Darryl Sydor. Sykora was coming off a down year on a really craptastic Edmonton team (is this sounding familiar to anyone?) and Shero got him cheap.

Odds are, the Dark Lord and Fedotenko are going to see ice time with Bing and/or Malkamania, after a year spent on a team where the leading scorer finished with 49 points. I have a feeling that everyone who's been on Shero's ass this offseason is going to be kissing it when Satan and Fedotenko turn out to be the two biggest bargain signings of the year.

And of course, it was the Columbus Dispatch. They wouldn't know what good hockey looked like if it kicked their entire sports staff in the balls/ovaries.

lis said...

@ bng:

I practiced with my volleyball team in high school one year but I wasn't allowed to play because I was in 8th grade and you had to be in 9th. By the time 9th grade came around, I started playing field hockey instead.

Now I just play on a rec volleyball team with some friends. We're not too bad. Everybody is pretty committed to trying to learn how to play the game the right way and getting better to move up to the higher skilled leagues.

We go check out the Villanova girls team when they have weekend games in the fall. I watch a lot on the Big 10 Network and so I've watched a lot of Penn State, Michigan, and Michigan State. Those girls are like 6'4" though. I'm 5'4" so I think I chose the right sport in 9th grade!

spanky kane said...

playing sharks twice? YESSS!!!
that means there will be a game in san jose i can attend for sure.

Victor Raison said...

Volleyball is a pretty fun sport to play, and watch. The only thing I don't like about it is when you play it at family reunions just for fun but some people take it way to seriously. It's like, "Whoa fella, easy on the fist pumps and spandex." Of course, Uncle Spencer always did have a thing for spandex...

dfw03 said...

"And of course, it was the Columbus Dispatch. They wouldn't know what good hockey looked like if it kicked their entire sports staff in the balls/ovaries."

Exactly

J.S. said...

I'm not even gonna knock Portzline for working for the C-bus dispatch. For every Portzline that's working a b-rate paper, there's a Janne Pesonen-type working for a small town paper in the middle of nowhere waiting to be signed to a big league contract.

However, this joke is probably more comparable to Vladmir Vujtek.

Strato said...

vanderlasser...

Rush owns the world. They totally crapped on Colbert.

J.S. said...

and I think that's twice this week where I managed to work Vlad Vujtek's name into a post.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Columbus has a PROFESSIONAL hockey team AND a newspaper?

when peeps talk about hockey in Columbus, I always thought: Ohio State + Umberger.....who knew?

[raises right hand] I had never attempted to view Batman Begins until late last night.

Mission Accomplished thx to Gore [and the Pirate Bay]

me = shamWow!ⁿ

so, at this pace...please no TDK spoilers until 2011.

[BTW, welcome Vince]

thx, jefe. [:recap]
thx, eileen. [:seating]


[TANK]

TheFandangler said...

vanderlasser...

Rush owns the world. They totally crapped on Colbert.

AmericanHero269 said...

Who can't wait for next season?

I am so excited about the Dark Knight. Did you guys hear about Jack Nicholson being "furious" about Heath Ledger playing the Joker? Well, Tim Burton=Christopher Nolan NEVER.

I hope the results of next year are the same as the Dark Knight.

Let's put a Smile on the Face!!!

Go Pens.

BlacknGold66 said...

@Lis: If you had said you played Volleyball then my cblog crush on you would have seriously got me in trouble with Ms. BNG.

But seeing as you both played feild hockey... you are probably ok in her book.

Well, that and the fact that you aren't a puckbunny.


Uh-oh... I said "puckbunny"


ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh

Max Power said...

You can't put a price on naked volleyball.

BlacknGold66 said...

Oh forgot to mention...

Movieblog:

"Vantage Point" is quite possibly one of the worst movies I've seen in years.

Absolutely unbearable at times.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Vujtek's scar > anything in CBUS

[except for Schmidt's Restaurant & Sausage Haus]

get the buffet, and they roll you out to your car for free!


[OFFIZIERBURSCHE]

Stilly said...

@BNG

Good to know. Mrs. Stilly saw vantage point last night and said it was really good. I'll just be prepared for when I'm forced to watch it.

Vince from sham-wow!! said...

thx DR T been an avid reader for a while work is slow so now I have time to post

still a noob at this heh !!

been a Pens fan since "75 tho woo

Stilly said...

@vince

Zorbeez > ShamWow

vince's headset = stunned.

Lady Jaye said...

Re: Columbus Dispatch > 'twas thinking about the same thing... probably couldn't find a hockey rink even if his arse was planted on center ice.

Re: Volleyball > I can watch volleyball and I think it's pretty fun (I'll watch it during Olympic week)... play it, not so much. I have the coordination of an giraffe on rollerblades anymore. So if we play any net related game at picnicblog in September, I vote for badminton.

@BnG > Bad bng... baaaaaad. :-)

M. Vanderlasser said...

@maxpower, I was going to say something about naked midget volleyball, but I decided not to.

Does the cblog panel feel that Peso has the skills to be a first line winger, or is that wishful thinking?

P.O. said...

anyone out there know the time the schedule will be released?

Flyer Hater said...

Dark Knight=overrated

Max Power said...

@ m.van

I will garauntee it. I watched 6 full games of Peso giving back Dmen's testicles after burying the biscuit. I'll bet my autographed Spice Girls album he racks up no less than 35. He may even nail 60 or more. More importantly he's a big play maker like Sid. He can move the puck through traffic and deliver the mail to someone rushing or camping in the slot. Shit I might have a man crush.

P.O. said...

FH

did you see it?

i was listening to the X this morning and people who saw the screening last night were calling in saying it was unreal

TheNWChica said...

@Dr. Turk: My best friend and I went to Schmidt's when we were in Cbus for the draft last summer. Mmmmm....so lecker! And yes, they did have to have the oompa band roll us out.

Flyer Hater said...

P.O.

I didn't see it but from word of mouth and hype, people are acting like this will be the best movie ever made. It will end world hunger and solve the middle-east crisis. I haven't seen this much hype around a movie since Titanic.

P.O. said...

haha very true

thats what happened to me with Wedding Crashers... i went in with such high hopes and it was just an ok movie that had its moments

The Big K said...

12:01 and still no schedule.

What bullshit.

TheNWChica said...

Was it for sure that it would be noon? And was it noon EDT or noon PDT?

christophergates said...

I've got to disagree with the Columbus dispatch on being in the bottom five. Shero lost Hossa and Malone, but he locked up the entire core!

What does anyone from Columbus know about good hockey anyway...

~Chris @ pittsburghpucktalk.com

Vince from sham-wow!! said...

wohoo schedule is up and runnin

Stilly said...

schedule is up

Stilly said...
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akus said...

ESPY Awards list

NHL Player: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Schedule is up
Now i can go to the p00l.


W00t!

Kierstan said...

Schedule's up on nhl.com.

Dr. Turkleton said...
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Raybin said...

Sunday, February 8, 2009:

Time to face the music, Marian.

TheNWChica said...

Happy fucking birthday to me!!! The Canucks will be there on the 22nd of November and it's a Saturday so I can come for the weekend! *jumps up and down*

And Jefe! Steve is coming to the desert, so I am too!

Kierstan said...

I AM SO THRILLED! A couple of my friends and I were talking about roadtripping to a Pens game, but the closest NHL cities to here are Denver and St. Louis...and the Pens are visting BOTH!

*happydanceblog!!!*

Stilly said...

How about a week long homestand to start the season when the Pens get back from Stockholm. Awesome.

TheNWChica said...

@stilly: At least they're at home when they get back; and there's three hours less time diff. than the poor Quackers last year. I think it was a mistake for them to be on the road after London.

Carroll said...

Penguins
in Ottawa: Dec 6
in Toronto: Jan 31
In Montreal: Feb 3
in Toronto: Feb 14
In Montreal: April 11

hmm looks like I will have a little bit of traveling from Jan 31-Feb 14.

Dr. Turkleton said...

thank GARY some of the mid-week home games are [for now] at 700p...[probably for Vs.]

EVERY EVENING GAME SHOULD BE AT 700p


layd jaye....

I wish we could just go every other game for our Plan A to figure out our games...but, I did that last year at this time, and got burned when we got our ACTUAL schedule from the Penguins [damn promotions screwing up the every-other game thing!]

Stilly said...

Starting the season off right. Sens, Devils, Flyers, Caps. This'll either be the cockiest or most suicidal comments section on any blog in the country after October 16.

TheNWChica said...

No! Not 7pm starts! Its too hard for me to get home in time! Bah! I guess those will be the days I come in at 6 to get off at 330.

Max Power said...

Could someone please copy and paste the schedule in an email for me? I'm at work and the stupid guard dog program won't allow me to go to most sport sites but still allows me to watch some porn. go fig.

Colin said...

@ max power -

Schedule emailed to you = crazy delicious.

lis said...

When will tickets go on sale?

Raybin said...

Why put a game on New Years Day to distract from the Winter Classic?

Dr. Turkleton said...

sorry chica...

that's the price you pay for rooting for a team on the right coast! [I know, been there...done that]


DVR / TiVo?...I hear all the kids saying it's the bomb!

Raybin said...

@doc turkleton

Much like with my iPod, I have no idea how I survived over two decades without DVR.

Max Power said...

colin = true American hero

Many thanks, much respect

jefe penguino said...

oct 30th. BAM!



[satan's night]

turd ferguson said...

2 PM start on a Monday??????????? (Feb 16th)

Flyer Hater said...

Just like football should only be played at 1 PM on Sunday Afternoon, hockey should be played at 7PM.

We have a real good chance to get off to a great start with the two games against the Sens and three home games against the Debs, Craps, and Laffs. Definitely see a 4-1 start.

Max Power said...

Playing the Kings is going to be more fun than tossing old folks down a flight of stairs

Raybin said...

Playing the Kings is going to be more fun than tossing old folks down a flight of stairs

Max Power = a god among men

J.S. said...

columbusrestaurantblog:

I've never been to Schmidt's, but I have been to the Elevator a few times. Once was on a New Years Eve game when the BJs played the Pens. Two or three other times, I was out there for work and had a quick one or two. Their beer = 7/10. For every beer I thought was excellent (chocolate stout), they had a beer that wasn't nothing to write home about (hefeweisen).

There's not much that tops Vujtek's scar. My lip scar, all 13 stitches of it, doesn't come close.

what a scar.

But what's even scarier than that is the headline.

Vujtek gets unexpected shot at...

jefe penguino said...

im a tiny bit upset they wont be in L.A. and/or anaheim so i can make a roadtrip.

are tickets on sale yet?

kaylaj -you have plenty of time to plan to get to dallas.

M. Vanderlasser said...

t.f., Dia de los Presidentes?

Raybin said...

I look forward to demonstrating to the city of Washington, D.C. so early in the season what a joke Jose Theodore is. That way, the horrible realization will settle in and they'll have a long, bleak season to look forward to.

Dr. Turkleton said...

raybin...

ain't technology swell? HA!

Jan 1:

•probably hungover
•staying in and watching hockey for approx 8 hours that day.

sounds good to me!

Stilly said...

WTF.

Victor Raison said...

It's pretty convenient for NBC that the Pens/Wings game is on a Sunday afternoon. Get ready for some outstanding hockey coverage.

Stilly said...

@raybin

Yeah they're going to with they could take Huet back by the end of that game.

Theodore = Joke

P.O. said...

Nov 22nd at home against the Canucks... def. going to that one and running my own 26thBirthdayBlog

Feb 16th 2pm game is odd.. maybe a typo.. id play hookie from work for it though

Stilly said...

with = wish...

Unless you're Bryan Murray.

Vince from sham-wow!! said...

@ STILLY

Another Zorbeez Rip-Off *****
Date Posted: 3/26/2008 Reviewed By: HOSSA

This product is absolute trash. It does not absorb and spreads lint everywhere - completely contrary to thir claims ! Yesterday I received another set of cloths - part of a life-time "Free" gift - but was charged $6.50 to my credit card. This is a dishonest and, I believe, completely fraudulent outfit.


Billy Mays = STUNNED

Victor Raison said...

Haha, stilly with the Cindy Brady voice.

Look for it...

P.O. said...

and that Nov 22nd game is on a saturday at 1pm... tailgateblog starts in my house around 9am that day, ill be taking a taxi to that game

Dr. Turkleton said...

j.s.

I do like their Arena District with the restaurants and all...if the Pens can come close to producing that type of an atmosphere...it would be REAL and SPECTACULAR!

I like how from the article you linked had this on the side:

Baby Penguins Notebook

Beech hoping his AHL duties are brief


almost 6 years later...and the same thing is true! shamWow!

lis said...

February 16th = Presidents Day

TheNWChica said...

Oh, I know Dr. T...just had to bitch about it. lol I'll just adjust my start times to be able to get out of here at 3:30.

But if we're still looking at a tailgateblog in December, PGH So. is going to be at the Igloo on the 23rd and I would totally be down for coming out there for that.

Flyer Hater said...

So it looks like the Pens are playing some games this year, interesting.

TheNWChica said...

@p.o.: what day is your b-day? Mine is the 25th, so I might come and have some cake with Steve and Brooksie and the boys.

Stilly said...

Meh... I don't get president's day off. At least it's just the Islanders. If we were playing Philly or Detroit I would take the day off.

Dr. Turkleton said...

p.o.

Feb 16 2009

President's Day.

I know my Banker's er...Federal Holidays.

I think the NYI play an afternoon home game on that holiday every year...and Christie Brinkley will show up in the front row with her kids.

Mark that down.

P.O. said...

nwchica

my birthday is the day of that canucks saturday 1pm game im talking about.. Nov 22nd

Flyer Hater said...

82-0

P.O. said...

christie brinkley=milf

turd ferguson said...

Ohhhh Presidents day. Thanks @lis! Hacksaw isn't here to remind me of that kind of patriotic stuff anymore.

Stilly said...

Hacksaw was on RAW this past Monday. He's a shell of his former self. Definitely not in the best shape of his life.

[zorbeez]

TheFandangler said...

8 game home stand towards the end of the season = money.

Stoosh said...

Early thoughts, dudes...

1. I like the fact that the NHL gave us four straight home games after the Field Trip to Sweden. Then again...*takes sip of Sarcasma*...the NHL loves the Pens and wants to put Sidney Crosby in the best chance to win, so what the hell was I thinking when I was hoping we wouldn't get ska-rewed by the schedulemaker.

2. No Pens at home for Halloween means methinks we need to do a C-blog Halloween get-together, perhaps for that Saturday Nov 1 Blues game.

3. Merry Christmas to us! Merry Christmas to us! Merry Christmas to Pensblog! Merry Christmas to us!

Dec. 23, 2008 - The Oren & Lennie Show comes to Pittsburgh

Len: The Mellon is awesome, Oren!
Oren: Huh-huh...dude, you said "Mellon". You're awesome!

4. March 14 - April 1 = eight straight at home. We're gonna need 'em, because that follows up with four of the last five on the road.

P.O. said...

hacksaw=hasbeen

J.S. said...

I still hope his WBS duties are brief.

I'd like to see him visit Johnstown as a member of the Wheeling Nailers.

@VinceTheShamWowGuy

read me


and I quote
"But “Vince” … the Shamwow! guy? Does this guy suggest any kind of reliability to you? Certainly not to me. He looks like the kind of dude, who, if you saw him lurking near your car when you parked on the wrong side of town, you’d walk back and make sure all four of the doors were locked so he didn’t walk away with your wallet. I’ve seen more trustworthy-looking villains in Batman movies."

TheFandangler said...

Also 4 in a row at home when they come back from Sweden.

Max Power said...

Goals for this season:

1. Go to 20 games or more

2. Enjoy the epic colapse of Buffalo

3. Witness someone killing Charra

4. Enjoy watching Detroit get eliminated in the first round.

5. See how happy hossa is when presented with some free candy.

6. Try not to masturbate so much.

7. Get a Peso jersey.

8. Get an Orpik jersey.

9. Witness the PENS winning the cup.

10. Get a tattoo of the cup after afformentioned win.

11. Go to a Philthy game and piss on rocky statue.

12. Eat more donuts.

13. Incorporate more angry fist waving in my daily life.

14. Increase the amount of obscene gestures I flash to the elderly.

P.O. said...

I'll be waiting for you in the front row on President's Day Dr. Turkleton>

jefe penguino said...

@nwchica -you should just follow the pens all over the country! ill do it!

i might be willing to take a flight to denver for a game. its on a saturday.

id like to see a game at the igloo in mid-nov to -dec, but too early to plan that one just yet.

P.O. said...

maxpower

#6 = epic fail especially if #4 and #9 come true

Max Power said...

Aye that be true p.o.

Stilly said...

@po

Ask Men is firewalled here.

Me = stunned.

Dr. Turkleton said...

p.o.

Sources say she's available. BYOS, though...[Bring Your Own Shrink]

I'm gonna try for an uptown girl

Stilly said...

Max Pirate?

TheNWChica said...

Jefe: If the trip to see the Pens down there doesn't work out, I might come down for a Canucks game. I just want to give a shout to my boy PMueller in the flesh. :)

P.O. said...

stilly

all youre missing out on are some epic milf boobs

spanky kane said...

YES!!

Tue Oct 28, 2008
Penguins @ Sharks
7:30 PM PT

Cant wait till tickets go on sale.

Dr. Turkleton said...

max power = The Bucket List

spanky kane said...

Two chances to embarass Ho$$a before the post season:

Nov 11th @ Red Wings 7pm ET
&
Feb 8th @ Pens 3pm ET

TheFandangler said...

I think the NHL finally got the schedule down for the new NHL. I like what I see here.

Flyer Hater said...

In terms of excitement, I'm looking forward to the Oilers game more than anything else.

TheFandangler said...

FH:

Yeah, Them and the Flames. I like playing the Western Canada teams. Also looking towards the Blues for some dumb reason.

Raybin said...

@flyer hater

All ticket holders for that game are entered in a drawing. the winners gets signed to an offer sheet by Kevin Lowe.

As with the Tampa Bay home game. Winner gets a contract from the Douchebag Duo.

Stilly said...

@rabin

Lowe will probably over-pay for the winner too.

Raybin said...

Max power list = epic success

Vince from sham-wow!! said...

@ j.s.

LOL

Sounds like Woody Allen on methamphetamines.

Sham ...OW!!!

Flyer Hater said...

I can't wait to see the Flames and count how many times Dion Phaneuf gets away holding Crosby.

Steve In Denver said...

Wooooooo....Pens coming back to Denver!

Opp for a great road trip would be to fly to Phoenix to see Satan on 10/30, then off to Vegas the next morning for the annual Vegoose festival, if they do it Halloween weekend.

TheFandangler said...

I'd like to see Matt Cooke hand out you've just been raped cards to some of his old Western Conference foes!

Colin said...

If anyone comes across a schedule that can be imported into Outlook please post it here.

It can be done with a basic Excel file I believe.

jefe penguino said...

@steve -thats a solid idea, but then i looked it up and.. Vegoose, according to this is a no go this year.

im calling a hat trick for satan that night though. or a mean egging/TP'ing to someone if the pens lose.

Kierstan said...

Oh wow, I didn't even think of the Halloween thing...hmm...since the Pens/Blues game is one I'd be able to road trip to fairly easily, maybe I should start planning an epic "FREE CANDY!" sign...

TheFandangler said...

Colin:

The pens site has a schedule up now. You can probably just link the page or copy and paste their schedule into any application.

Colin said...

@ The Fandangler -

Importing into Outlook is a total bitch. I tired to make my own Excel schedule to bring in and failed miserably. Thanks for the heads up though.

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P.O. said...

colin

i know what you are talking about with the schedule.. i did that the past few years too... it isnt an option yet on the website

jefe penguino said...

i suppose this little survey isnt surprising:

Of the eight Eastern Conference playoff teams from last season, which one would you most like to see play the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in 2008-09? (heh heh, he said jobing)

Boston:
6.60 %
Montreal:
13.60 %
New Jersey:
4.67 %
New York Rangers:
10.68 %
Ottawa:
5.72 %
Philadelphia:
7.88 %
Pittsburgh:
36.25 %

Washington:
14.59 %
Total Votes:
1713

huge pens crowd last time i went. i better get my tickets FAST.

Joose said...

We are going to the Tuesday Oct. 14th home game against the Flyers...

...and by "we" I mean everyone on here, even Flyer Hater.

Max Power said...

joose putting her foot down

TheNWChica said...

@jefe: everytime Dave and Panger say jobing.com I laugh a little.

Vince from sham-wow!! said...

crap I'll be in Pred ville that week

P.O. said...

im on pins-and-needles waiting for the season ticket waiting list to be updated... god i hope i can get a full season

Kierstan said...

Blah for not being able to post during my work week (no time!) so this is about old news, but I have to mention that I'm happy about the Pens signing Bill Thomas to a contract. He played college hockey here in my hometown of Omaha, NE, and he was a big part of the UNO Mavericks making it to the NCAA tournament for the first time. Hockey fans in Omaha remember him fondly for that. I think it's cool that I got to see him play in college...I hope he gets NHL time this year. :)

Max Power said...

How far do you think you could throw a midget?

Dr. Turkleton said...

•ROCCO!!!! is currently leading THE Open Championship [snobby brits] at -1.

•John Daly is in the clubhouse at +10 [HA!]

•Tiger Woods is at home and still a dick.

Brett said...

Gawd....first Detroit v Pittsburgh game..

is on my birfday..

I hope it's happy birfday to me!!

P.O. said...

anyone in here know anyone who works for the pens that can get me bumped up the season ticket waiting list in exchange for a nice cash tip?

Joose said...

Max, I have no problem with standing outside all day for student rush tickets. I don't have classes on Tuesdays, so I'm ready.

Steve In Denver said...

Dammit. No Vegoose. Las Vegas is a ridiculous town when it's full of hippies for a crazy weekend.

Jefe, if you road trip to Phoenix or Denver, we need to talk.

Stoosh said...

@ Dr. Turk -

•Tiger Woods is at home and still a dick.

Johnny Miller says he and only he is allowed to make any sort of reference between Tiger Woods and dick.

P.O. said...

Joose FYI

The club also plans to select four games for special “Student Rush” promotions. For those games, college and high school students will be able to purchase discounted tickets for $20. A total of 400 tickets will be available for each of the four games.

eileenover said...

Ok so who's going to the Feb. 8th game with me?

Dr. Turkleton said...

stoosh...

HA!

maybe since NBC doesn't have any Open broadcasting rights....Miller's at the Woods' compound helping the poor guy 'rehab' [wink,wink]

Andy...er Bryan...mmmm TERRY Murray to be the next Kings coach?

link

the guy is a winner, though...or should I say: whiner [like his older bro]

Stoosh said...

@ Eileen -

Christine and I are buying 10 games from my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's season ticket package. They're splitting up their tickets four ways - they're keeping eleven, we're getting ten and then two other couples are each getting ten (I think preseason games will go to whoever wants them...in that case, me).

Anyway, I'm not sure how we're splitting the tickets up yet - I'm voting for a ticket draft to make things fair, but who knows.

Anyway, we'll be in C-12 for ten games this year, so I've already earmarked Oct. 14th (Joose's mention above) and Feb. 8th (your mention) as games that the Stooshes will target.

Joose said...

Thanks, p.o.

They do student rush for every game, right? (obviously not playoff games, but you know what I mean.)

penstone410 said...

@eileen
MEEEE i just dont know how yet..

my best friends neighbors work for the pens.. i was at my friends house during the day on july 1st for about 5 minutes and the whole time i spent talking to the neighbors telling them what was going on with FA, they had no idea cause they were outside working on the yard.. maybe i can mooch some tickets off them since my friend has gotten mellon arena concert tickets..

eileenover said...

I guess I should really start saving my money since I plan to go to a buttload of games this year.

TheFandangler said...

They did do student rush for every game last year... It's hard to get the whereabouts for student rush before the season starts.

eileenover said...

Do it penstone! Everyone needs to make use of their connections.

penstone410 said...

@joose
they must do them for a lot of games because two girls who lived down the hall from me last semester seemed to go to almost every game this past season and they always missed class to go to student rushes like hoooouuurrs before the game..

penstone410 said...

@eileen
haha yeah but unfortunately im sure im not high on their list for giving such precious commodities as penguins tickets to

Joose said...

Eileen

Word to that. After I went to game 5 vs. the Rangers, I figured it was a good time to start a Penguins Fund jar for next season.

So far, it is empty. It will probably remain empty, but I'll still go to as many games as I can and pay for it with money I don't have.

eileenover said...

You just need to kiss some ass. I never commend that, but it's different with the Pens.

penstone410 said...

@eileen
haha! yes, i see it now.. "hi, ben(my friend)'s neighbors! i was noticing that you needed some lawn work done! how about cleaning your house? car washes? a new roof? grooming your 3 rabid dogs? oh, why am i doing all this hard labor, you ask? no reason, just.. maybe one penguins ticket.. just one, i beg of you"

P.O. said...

joose

they usually do it for every game, but by the look of the article that came in, it seems they are going to do student rush for 4 games only this season, thats why i gave you a heads up

slush said...

im hoping to get mini plan tickets. the waiting list is good for something i guess.

eileenover said...

Only 4 games? That's stupid.

Joose said...

That blows.

Original Nathan said...

I'm delighted that both games in Washington are on Sundays this season. Makes for easy traveling.

I probably don't have a snowball's chance in hell to get a pair of single-game tickets for either the Leafs on October 18 or the Sabres on November 15, but I'm going to try. It's been 8 years since I saw my one game at the Igloo, and although the atmosphere at Verizon is close to a home game, it's still not a home game.

And I'll probably make a Pens road trip to Raleigh in April for their game on the 4th. Cheers.

Is it October yet?

P.O. said...

the article i saw said that they were able to renew 99% of season tickets... that left about 180 spots open for people to get in on tickets from the waiting list (at this rate ill have season tickets in approx. 10 years).. they also mentioned that sept 4th the miniplans will go on sale to all those on the waiting list and that they would be holding 400 tickets aside for 4 different games for a student rush program

jefe penguino said...

@steve_denver -road trip to jobing.com arena is about 40 minutes for us.

a plane/roadtrip to denver is strecthing it. we might have done anaheim/LA but thats not happening. next year maybe.

slush said...

p.o.-

We got on the waiting list in August last last year and there were 800 people in front of us at the time. I figure we will be waiting till the new arena. :(

P.O. said...

slush

thats why i am offering cash rewards for anyone who can get me bumped up on the waiting list (might have to call in a favor to my best friend's mom who also happens to be a member of pittsburgh city council)

wilsmith said...

I'm surprised there's student rush at all after the way the place filled up last year.

Anthony said...

i need to find out when hawks tickets go on sale so i can see the pens live.

P.O. said...

columbus dispatch raises ray shero to #12 on the list after his screwed acquisition of danny richmond

snickerdoodles said...

If Hockey did not exist...
Mary Ann Hossa would be wearing a dress,(an ugly floral print polyester one) heels, standing on street corners and saying things like: "Hey there, big fella. How's about a good time?"

So we should be very grateful that Hockey exists.

J.S. said...

I'm not sure I would trust Danny Richmond playing D on my inline team, let alone my AHL team. I read that the only way he sees D is if he reads his name aloud.

This trade reeks of fail.

J.S. said...

yep, time to piss some people off

J.S. said...

turn

J.S. said...

the

J.S. said...

freaking

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