Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sweet Tooth, For Free Candy..Liveblog

We'll keep this little liveblog shit going.

Welcome to the evening thread.


-- 9:40 PM--

Kristian Huselius signs with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
3 years, $14.25 million. [ Sportsnet.ca ]

-- 9:30 PM--

[TIOPS] almost an hour with new update?
Did he run out of things to make up, or is he reading through everything to make sure he is covering it up?

Snore.



-- 9:17 PM--

At this point, everyone knows [TIOPS] is just making stuff up.
But who cares.

It passes the time.

His latest:

8:37 p.m. Very quiet on the Markus Naslund front and Jaromir Jagr. Difficult to get info right now. Something may be up. Could see some movement from one of them very soon.

The way this guy has Shero working, Shero's head might fall off.


[Zach F]



--8:25pm--
The Malkin extension and bringing back Free Candy are huge. No two ways about it.
But John Stamos is not to be overlooked.



Why not, [ the Lightning ] have taken enough from us.

--8:00pm--

Everyone hates Hossa.



Thanks to [Andrew M] for that.

Hossa was on [KDKA], but who cares what he has to say.

Speaking of KDKA.
What is up with this:

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Interesting.



601 comments:

J-PRAK said...

first

Doc Steel said...

Damn! Get Naslund.

smitty said...
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ho$$a = a$$hole said...

nassssssssssss
please

Karnage said...

why no love for Huselius?

SexyChubbs said...

tPB comes through again! It's great to watch the presser living out of state!

Thanks guys!

Drew said...

uuuugggghhhh i want naslund

J-PRAK said...

I dont know what the fear with huselius is. the past two years hes had 140+ points +31. i think hed be a great sign

aunt penny said...

Free candy!

fibity

Tiff (aka Steph) said...

tPB & Ray Shero are excellent human beings!

eileenover said...

Who would be better- Huselius or Demitra?

Pensblog Staff said...

tifffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

Tiff (aka Steph) said...

Haha helloooooo! =D

aunt penny said...

Okay a little help here...spent a shitload of time looking for the clip from the first predator movie (with Arnold) where the alien says 'Free Candy" or "want some candy"... VERY CREEPY...

Anybody remember?

Karnage said...

huselius > everyone else

P.O. said...

shero in a USA shirt... classy

J-PRAK said...

ive been looking for the clip from family guy where the creepy old guy asks chris if hed wants some free candy. help?

xuscbausp said...

lets end this day with naslund

floridapens said...

naslund!!!




do it

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Re-posting ...
Defensive pairings:

Sarge/Free Candy
Eaton/Whit
LeGame/Gill-Scuds-Syd

*now the 3rd pairing is sketchy because of what happens and who earns the spot ... If need be, Whit can sit out if he has shaky games and no offense, Sydor, I like you but I think you are the weak link ...

J-PRAK said...

no idea if this could happen but a whitney for a ryan clowe (san jose) deal would be epic

LeGame58 said...

I dream of a day when Hossa tastes Free Candy,

Is Naslund here yet?

Johnny Wrath said...

The latest is... get this... Pittsburgh is pitching the idea that we could reunite Naslund with Bertuzzi on a line with Sid.

P.O. said...

taking my dog for a walk before he bites my face off... big shout out to brooks orpik for taking that discount.. hopefully when i get back later on there will be 459 comments because the pens solidified the forward spot on the depth chart

its def. a hockey night in pittsburgh!

LeGame58 said...

Sarge/Free Candy
Eaton/Whit
LeGame/Gill/Scuds

trade Sydor

Soliddefenseblog

eileenover said...

@ihk

We have the same pairings. Wooo

Johnny Wrath said...

Also, does Scuds get demoted with Hal Gill in the mix? I see a lot of theoretical pairing combos, and I'm not seeing Hal Gill.

We don't re-sign Dupuis unless we're actually going to try and kill penalties with he and Gill the primary unit alone with Staal and Gonch.

Vanessa Day said...

I will vomit the day I see the first HOSSA red wing jersey.

WHY do two of them have to be in my state now?

eileenover said...

They're NOT trading Whitney.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@eileen: Wooo!

@johnny wrath: The thing is Scuds played as our D-man when it was 5-on-3 ... but Gill is still physical ...

ho$$a = a$$hole said...

whats going on with nas and jj right now?

Flyer Hater said...

Wow, tiff

Me=stunned

Flyer Hater said...

JJ and Naslund signed

/complete rumor

Angelo said...

Back to the D pairings discussion:

I stand by my statement of having Eaton with Gonchar. That was how the Pens openned their last 2 seasons, Eaton and Sarge. That tandem got off to great starts until Eaton got cheapshotted.

Eaton and Gonchar was the top pairing last season and should remain the top pairing for this coming season.

Orpik and Whitney is a very good 2nd pairing.

Letang and Gill would be my 3rd, but if Gill becomes exposed as too big and slow, then Scuderi should fill in.

Eaton-Gonchar
Whitney-Orpik
Letang-Gill

Mix defensive responsibility (Eaton) and a touch of physicality (Gill, Orpik) with offensive flair and breakout passes (Letang, Gonchar, Whitney)

It's a somewhat expensive defense, but it is definitely good enough to not only protect Fleury, but to assist the strengths of this team, which revolve around the offensive forwards.

dlonlo said...

flyer hater = joke

Angelo said...

Another positive of having Orpik-Whitney and Eaton-Gonchar as the pairings is that it will allow Orpik and Whitney to grow together.

They both have extended contracts and will be on this team for years to come, so why not pair them up now and watch them grow.

eileenover said...

I understand where you're coming from Angelo. I guess we'll have to wait and see what HCMT thinks is best.

Steve In Denver said...

D lines - don't forget Goligoski...he may be in the mix after camp.

I'd love to see a right handed shot on our PP. It wouldn't be as predictable. Our best option is TK.

No rumors, and maybe a horrible idea (Like Leclair and Rex), but I wouldn't be adverse to having Shanahan as a pp specialist/net clogger/dirty old bastard in front of the net. I haven't heard a word about him in FA yet. He's got better hands than Malone. Short term answer, totally.

Brad - welcome to Denver. There's a lot of ex-Pgh folks here. I've found Steeler bars, not so much Pens love. I play hockey off and on with a few guys from Pgh out here.

I will be cheering for Avery once and only once....when he plays Detroit....if he two handed Hossa and knocked him out of action for a few months, I wouldn't necessarily mind. I also predict Detroit gets bounced by St Louis/Vancouver/Colorado in the 1st round....that would be ridiculously sweet.

Cheers - off to STP at Red Rocks...Woooooo

eileenover said...

Oh and if Yeo doesn't fix the PP, I'm going to kick his ass.

Kat said...

LOL @ Ho$$a on KDKA. My blinding fury won't allow me to really listen to what he has to say.

Matt Betush said...

shero f'n dominatesblog. he rocked that usa soccer shirt, and i loved how he thanked free candy for taking less money

LargeTurkey said...

Is Jordan Stall gonna play the wing? Shero mentioned him stepping up into that role.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Personally, I don't like Whit and Orpik together so I moved Eaton down to the 2nd D-man pairing and I know Eaton could work with anyone ... Whit with Scuds or Gill = mud, so I put LeGame with whoever earns the spot. Whit needs a solid D-man to help him, so Eaton will help ...

@tiff: Didn't you post the other day? I think you posted your facebook ... Flyer Hater and Staff = not on the ball ... *laughs*

eileenover said...

I only see Staal playing wing if for some reason they can't find a good fit for Sid.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Keep Staal as a shut-down 3rd line center ... have TK and Dupuis as his wingers ... maybe Talbot, but he might now center 4th line ...

dlonlo said...

serousilyweneedtosignsomebodynowblog

Dr. Turkleton said...

for those who want to trade a d-man already....

the Pens used 10 differnt d-men throughout the season last year....


who's to say:

•Eats can come back + play close to 100% where he was before his latest injury...it's one thing to be skating around without contact...it's another to being playing the Flyers + Devils on back to back nights.

•Letang doesn't suffer thru a slump similar to that of Whit this past year?

•Orpik got his payday...does he still play as physical a game with big money to lose if he gets injured?

•5 of the 9 signed d-man will be 30 or older during the upcoming season [Gill 33+, Gonch 34+, Sydor 36+] those bodies will probably need a rest at some point during the season...I wouldn't want to have to depend on a Ben Lovejoy or Ryan Lannon to see significant minutes if HCMT doesn't have options.

just my .02¢

eileenover said...

Well it's showertimeblog. Hopefully something will happen while I'm gone.

PeteZahut(SPADA) said...

ra?

PeteZahut(SPADA) said...

ra

TheNWChica said...

All right my lovelies...try to keep it down to a dull roar.

I have to stop at the store and I shall be home in about an hour.

I think I'm going to get some champagne for Brooksie and some Tums for while we wait for the others. lol

stokes said...

I don't know why everyone thinks that orpik was a bargain. I think that he made what a defenseman with his resume should make. he's been getting better game by game, but didn't really start playing lights out until January. He IS vaulable to the Pens and I'm happy as hell that he signed.

Its possible that he looks like a deal because so many guys are getting OVERPaid i.e. Rosijoke, Rdden, Soupy. But i think he's getting market value. But i'm also not a general manager in the NHL, so you have to take that into consideration.

Boy, i'm really happy that Orpik signed. I feel that some media-type people want to blame Shero for letting so many guys get away. While that may be partly Shero's fault, there are a few reasons why you can't entirely blame Shero :
-you can't predict what a player is going to do
-we weren't privy to the negotiations and who said what
-most importantly, his hands were tied by Hossa and trying to get him to sign so he could figure out what he could spend on everyone else.

Fuck Hossa. douche.

Jawsh said...

Did anyone else read that Jory Rand said Gonch WILL be traded. I hope this guy is a joke.

Drew said...

@petezahut(spada)

are you from beaver?

Docciavelli said...

defenseparingblog

Whitney/Candy looked great for an eternity in Game 5 OT. Keep them together and put Eaton/Sarge back together.

LeGame/Gill was alright, and Scuds is #7 D-Man. As soon as someone gets hurt (and let's be honest, someone will), call up Goligoski.

freeagentwingerblog

For the 50th freaking time. Huselius. He's cheaper than Hossa. He's a lock for 30 goals with Crosby or Malkin. He's worth the $4.5 Malone got by Joke Burgh South. He isn't as old as JJ or Naslund, and I hear he knows how to back-check.

Not that I would be pissed to see JJ or Nas, but hey, we're building a team for 2009 through 2012, not just 2009 (did you hear that Ho$$a? Douche).

Predsboy18 said...

I will have a special sign for HOssa when he and his band of Dead Things come to Nashville next season. I get 3 "chances" to see this guy.

Just need some ideas on what this sign should say...

UncleJorgi said...

In sHERO We Trust! He'll get it done.

The Penguins Experience said...

"Ryan Malone benefitted from playing on a great team and cashed in." I love Ray sHero.

brndlynn said...

@ stokes: you still in for betosblog?

Docciavelli said...

@predsboy:

I wouldn't call that a "chance" as much as a "vomit opportunity." But I'd suggest a blow-up of the hanging ElmoHo$$a photoshop.

BTW--I still feel bad how your citymate got jobbed first by Meredith Viera and then by Staff. "Surge protector" is a broad definition that could include fluid dynamics.

Flyer Hater said...

I can't take a third day of this, signings need to happen tonight.

Anthony said...

Ive been thinking about jagr joining us....it wouldn't be that bad. He could help the powerplay, and score off of Crosby.... I'd still prefer Naslund though.

Good thing we got orpik back, our defense remains ready for next year....

Oh..has anybody heard anything about laraque???

stokes said...

@ Brandi. yes. and i'm friggin' hungry

xuscbausp said...

alright kids. im stepping out for a bit. please send along any updates via facebook if they come along. thanks as always!

[ho$$a (sucks)]

David said...

Someone had some mean things to say about jags on a wiki page..it wasn't me..but...awesome

http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/8522/jagspl3.jpg

i emailed the guys about it but i don't think it will be posted..so check it out, funny stuff.

Tiff (aka Steph) said...

@ i have kasparaitis....lol yeah I left a comment on the "We'll Do It Live! Again, Sorta" post.

Since facebookblog was on the post before this one....here's mine again.

bryan said...

anyone notice that when shero rattled off a list of the team's "skilled defenders" whitney's name was nowhere to be found? he even mentioned goligoski for God's sakes...

Flyer Hater said...

One last time:

Naslund-Crosby-Jagr
Bertuzzi-Malkin-Sykora
X-Staal-Kennedy
X-Talbot-Godard

Orpik-Gonchar
Eaton-Whitney
Gill-Letang

great_white_nwpa said...

i miss anything good?

brndlynn said...

@ stokes: haha. good. i think you'll recognize me from my pics but if not im in a white shirt and khaki shorts. ffbarton said he'd be in a cowboy hat (??). i'll see you there.

@ docciavelli: agreed on Whit/Candy and Huselius. hopefully we'll be hearing something about him soon.

AmericanHero269 said...

Predsboy- My ideas for a poster.

The first one, should say "Marian Ho$$a". Another one could have a photoshopped picture of Degeneration X telling the Pens to suck it. I also like the hanging Elmo.

Anthony said...

@ flyer hater... Put talbot at third line wing and taffe at 4 line center

stokes said...

i'd like to see Nas and JJ sign so the post by Staff can read

"The Penguins think its 1995 again and sign Markus Naslund and Jaromir Jagr."

@ Brandi: I'm kinda in the mood for JoseandTony'sblog

Docciavelli said...

@pensexperience:

I'm stuck in Secured Transactions class right now, so I can't listen to SheroFest. Did he actually say that about Malone? Classic. I'm so glad someone called it like it is. Malone better hope he's playing alongside Vinny and Midget, or he won't touch 25 goals on Tampa's second line with Vrbata & Halpern.

No, I don't hate Malone. But for him to expect more than $4m from Pittsburgh was too much.

Stilly said...

Wow FH wants to bring in the DDT. Bertuzzi? Really?

I love how they're asking Shero about Ho$$a in this presser. He really doesn't want to answer questions about a dickhead mercenary.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Flyer Hater: Which X is Dupuis?

@Docciavelli: I heard they didn't offer him anywhere near 4 million ... only a little bit more than his then-current contract ...

I don't think Shero has malice towards Bugsy either ...

spanky kane said...

dear tPB,

SIGN STAMOS NOW.

its already, July the Second.

has Ferris returned calls?
have you hard from Bill Nye's agent?
sHERO said he is getting calls from players....who is calling you? the Nelson twins? John McClane? Mr. Pink?

NO? SIGN STAMOS THEN!

Flyer Hater said...

IHK

Dupuis=Stunned

brndlynn said...

@ stokes: i dont really care where. if u wanna change it call/text barton. his # is in his facebook.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ ihk

no one has malice towards bugsy, right?

haha, just jobbin' ya

Predsboy18 said...

To those who gave ideas, LOVE EM!

I thought about doing a sign last year for Paul Kariya saying something along the lines of "I guess money DOES mean more than winning" For those who don't know about that, he made $4.5 here in Nashville, but bolted to St. Louis for 3 years/$18 Mil. He was booed in each of the 4 Blues games here last season.

The joke was sadly lost on the fact that the Preds were also looking to go to Sucksville last season, only for the car to be turned around mid-season. But the Blues sucked worse than the Preds, so I was happy.

If the Pens play in Nashville next season, it'll be the hardest game I've been to in a long time. If the Preds are in Pittsburgh, I'm hoping to be there, and hope to meet some of yinz.

Bill said...

Spanky,

I think John McClane would be a great addition!!

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@great_white_nwpa: I like to think that sometimes ... or if they do that they are the Devil or a Flyer, which is the same thing practically except the Devil has done something since 1975.

If they do have malice towards Bugsy, I'll end up jobbing them *laughs*

Bugsy supporter for life!

{Bring Bugsy Back ... 2015}

Anthony said...

Naslund-Crosby-Jagr
Bertuzzi-Malkin-Sykora
Talbot-Staal-Kennedy
Dupuis-Taffe-Godard

Gonchar-Eaton
Orpik-Whitney
Letang-gill


That could work

Stilly said...

We already signed Stamos yesterday right? Good solid pickup.

I was listening to CBC Hockey Night in Canada on Sirius and they really liked the Orpik deal. Fair money for that type of player. The Pens are in a good position. Get JJ and either Nas or Huselius and we'll roll next season.

stokes said...

From Darren Dreger:

Why Detroit? Because Marian Hossa wants to win and he feels his best chance of winning the Stanley Cup is with the defending champion Red Wings.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, though, look at Hossa's signing with Detroit for one year and $7.45 million as a slap in the face. Why is that? Because of the term, not so much because of the money.


I'm sure that wasn't news

The Penguins would have been more comfortable had Hossa just gone to the Edmonton Oilers and accepted their multi-year deal for $60 million or more because that would have represented a financial decision.

All along, Hossa was telling Penguins management that he would like to sign with Pittsburgh, but he asked for the chance to test the free agent market and see what was available on July 1 and ended up signing with Detroit.

Pittsburgh would have matched this had they been given the opportunity.



I'm sure this isn't news to anyone. I really agree with him. I don't even want to speculate as to what Sid might think.

@ Brandi: nah, i'm down with beto's with a chance to jose's.

spanky kane said...

@ bill

i heard he is on "a temporary leave of absence" and has a major hangover. sounds like he has time to at least play home games for us...

millvalemauler said...

I think losing Ruutu to Ottawa hurts more than anything Hossa could've dreamt up.

The best defense pairings we could have would be

Gonch/Free Candy
Scuds/Eaton
USS/LeGame

I can't wait until this is over, every hour of free agency makes me die a little more inside.

stokes said...
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great_white_nwpa said...

@ ihk

starting a petition?

Stilly said...

Shero says Staal gets Malone's minutes. Staal to the wing.

And why break up Gonch/Candy? Put Whit and Eaton on a line and leave the top line alone. Don't fuck with chemistry unless something is broken.

hannahnotmontana said...

Oh god, I said something about the Lightning stealing all the Pens and the entire Bolts fan base came after me. They just can't except that sooner than later the money will be no more. What good that will do them. I can tell you where Steven Stamkos will be playing next year and the initials aren't T.B.

Dan 2 said...

I was finally warming up to Whitney, but given all the d-men we have, the only thing that would save this day for me would be shipping him to Montreal for Kovalev.

Docciavelli said...

@brndlynn

Yeah, I'm firmly in the Huselius camp. And I'd like to see 4 years for the guy. Nas/JJ would only be max 2 years.

Cblog has talked ad infinitum about forming a strong long-term "core" and finding cheap role players around it. Right now, there are no wingers on the team that would be part of that "core," and Nas/JJ would not fit into the "core" either. We've got two (three with Staal) pivots, two/three blueliners (Whit/Orpik/LeGame?), and probably a netminder (Flower). We need one solid winger for that "core." Huselius is the only one left now that Ho$$a's gone.

totallyunrelatedblog

Isles & Dougy Weight = Clowns. Weight should be coaching Squirts with me, not centering a line in the NHL this year.

homesprout said...

All hail King Shero!!

Let's hope a MAF signing is announced soon....

Flyer Hater said...

Jagr, Crosby, and Huselius

Cup=Ours

sexymexyjeffy said...

@eileen

Huselius would be better imo i think demetra has always been vastly overrated. but you have to look at it this way which ufa name do you see that at a descent price, wouldnt put in an assload of goals playing with sid and malk?

too bad the redwings have no good RFA's i'd like to see kevin "fuck it" lowe send an offer sheet to a detroit rfa. that'd be sweet.

Docciavelli said...

@stilly

Nothing was broken with Sarge/Eaton until Eaton's injury. And I *loved* Whit/Candy in Game 5. Just sayin'...

Nate said...

did anyone see orpik's new picture on espns story? looks like he's on the other side of the free candy business now

Brett said...

I was literally rolling on the floor when i read : kevin "fuck it" lowe

akus said...

Billy Mays says:
Need help with the f5 key? tired of hitting it every 3 minutes during FA days???? Is Your mouse clickless?

Free now to the first 100,000 people who yell FREE CANDY,

ReloadEvery from Firefox, it reloads pages every 5 seconds or You can customize it to what You want.

If the link does not work just google ReloadEvery from Firefox
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Carroll said...

Cblog - I would like to thank everyone for ALL the free candy on facebook.

For those of you who I am not facebook friends with yet:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=752665654

I would like to say hi and welcome to Ruutu, now I have a reason to go to non-Penguin games here. He will be very disappointed in our Sushi. I would be willing to show him around this wonderful city.

Sakic19 said...

I am starting to agree with Flyer Hater more and more, and not just about Aly$$a Milano...

If...a big IF...Jagr understands his role he could work out here well...and that would make alot of other teams puke and cry...

Ho$$a="I like me some me"

The Penguins Experience said...

Is anyone else annoyed that the "Fiesta Mexicana" song is so catchy?
I find myself singing it and then get angry.

Sakic19 said...

Ho$$a=Kevin Lowe's bastard child

Carroll said...

ihk - you are funny!! Great white puts an idea in your head and you go for it.

I have now joined "Bring Bugsy Back to the Burgh (Anytime between now and 2015)".

Scott said...

jory rand = fraudblog

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@great_white_nwpa: I just made a Bugsy group on Facebook ... I'm starting a petition alright *already had mental breakdown*

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ sakic19

kevin lowe is responsible for a lot of shit on this earth, but whoresa isn't one of them.

look at it this way folks do you want a guy on our team who doesn't think we can win the cup?

i hope this begins an epic fall in his pro career.

crownroyal said...

Uncle Ray makes you feel happy. Malkin and Free Candy good stuff but Goddard is no BGL. The Rock will be missed in Philthy.How great would 68 be.

Colin said...

@ kat -

Chase Michael Michaels is an unerrated Will Ferrell character.

Colin said...

*Chaz

Sakic19 said...

@jeffy

Kevin Lowe is the devil...name any of the seven deadly sins and they each can be attributable to him...

Could give a shit less about Ho$$a honestly...don't want him, and when it's all said and done we won't need him...

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ Sakic19

i like to think of him as more of a drunk uncle then the devil.



plus he said he'd buy me a pony if i didn't tell anyone that he touches me where I pee.


oops.

Kat said...

@ colin,
LOL, Blades of Glory. Good times.

@ihk. NICE. I'm all for Bringing Bugsy Back at some point between now and 2015. lol.

Dr. Turkleton said...

all you Whitney haters out there...

were you ready to ship Gonch out after his 'overpaid contract' 1st year with the Pens?

OR.

are you freshly aboard the Penguin bandwagon and forgot about those good 'ol days of yesteryear?

Whit will be serving plenty of Fuck You Sandwiches to those who doubt him after this past not up to snuff season....


shit...missed betosblog!

me = fail.

Sakic19 said...

@jeffy

did he sign you to an offer sheet first?

mikey said...

2015 is the year of the Sports Almanac in "Back to the Future". We need to ask Marty McFly...he holds the answer to Bugsy's return

eileenover said...

Preach on turkleton!

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ Dr. Turk

easy. thats how you should take it ;)

Whits is good. people take advantage of the fact that he used to do the "whitney play" more often, but he's a defensemen if he was sid's winger he would be on the top line by now.

Colin said...

Whitneyat $4M a year is grand larceny compared to Rozijoke getting $5M a year.

If you move anyone it is Sydor.

Victor Raison said...
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Victor Raison said...

I'd like to thank my bottle of Sailor Jerry for being there for me after this hellish day.

Also, if you're still reading this, is that Kent State Angelo posting up there around 8:00?

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ Sakic19


yeah but have you ever read "lowe tide" ? i'll stick with WBS money to fringe post TPB

sirimanni said...

i really really hope whitney serves me a fuckyousandwich (that gave me a great laugh)

Drew said...

TFP says jagr is a longshot for us

eileenover said...

Alright let's talk about something.

dlonlo said...

hi

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ elieen

hows the lovelife? that seemed to jumpstart cblog last night

eileenover said...

My love life = nonexistent. That's how it is.

Raybin said...

Holy shit, did Shero really say that about Malone?

Wow

sHERO indeed.

sexymexyjeffy said...

@elieen

you mean to tell me in 24 hours you couldn't find anything? lol you shoul d get yourself an agent

christ even Bertuzzi got an offer last night

bvrhockey9 said...

Excuse me if this has already been discussed, but what is the guy doing the kdka's version of the pensblog saying this.

Quoted, "From what I'm hearing, Gonchar will be traded before the season starts, maybe this week."

Is this legit?

eileenover said...

Ha I'm not a very lucky person. Whatev, story of my life.

eileenover said...

The Gonchar rumor has to be bullshit. There's no way they're trading one of the best defensemen in the league.

sexymexyjeffy said...

hell even jeff finger pulled some shit off last night.


i think next offseason we should pick a random Cblogger and hype their name around the league and see if we can get an NHL team to bite.

bvrhockey9 said...

And if not, how did no one pick up on that?

I mean throwing around that Gonch is going to be traded, thats serious stuff.

eileenover said...

Buzz on the Turd would bite. They're all idiots over there.

Flyer Hater said...

9:25 I'm not going to bank my reputation on this but the reason that Shero has been very quiet is because he's taking a massive dump. There are unsubstantiated rumors that Glen Sather put laxative in his vitamin water. More to come later

CK said...

@sexymexyjeffy

Can I ask where you are from? The name sounds like someone I may be an acquiantance of.

sexymexyjeffy said...

Kristian Huselius to cmb

faceoff factor

wilsmith said...

ah, tiff, I was wondering who that was last night.

dlonlo said...

TIOPS reports that Kristian Huselius signs four yr deal with blue jackets

sexymexyjeffy said...

Ck I'm from plum same place as RJ cumdumpster.

Johnny Wrath said...

TFP is a tabloid.

Huselius apparently signed in Columbus.

CK said...

To those wondering if that jabroni from KDKA is telling the truth...

HIS NAME IS JORY! What the fuck kind of name is that? How can anyone take anything he says seriously with a name like Jory?

Plus he works for KDKA so of course he's full of shit.

STAN1SH said...

ya confirmed Huselius signed with the columbus blue jackets 4 yr 4.75 mil per year.

The Penguins Experience said...

Huselius to Columbus for 4.8...

bvrhockey9 said...

9:33 PM - One last thing: Huselius to Jackets; 4 years/$19 million

per http://faceoffcircle.net/2008/06/30/foc-ufa-live-blog-2008/

CK said...

@jeffy

Haha, you may not remember me but let me ask...do you still talk to Jim and/or Ryan?

Raybin said...

No Huselius? Fuck. Sick pickup by the Jackets, though.

wilsmith said...

Although it's not something I really want to see, I wouldn't be too disappointed to see one of the multitude of offensive D-men get dealt in order to score a solid winger.

The Goon Blogger said...

I'd like to hear some more news on Bertuzzi. He'd add some very coarse sandpaper to the Pens lineup and could provide for a type of player that goes into the corner and into the crease that we lost with Ryan Malone. I'll go on record saying the Moore incident doesn't bother me in the slightest, and would love to see Bertuzzi in black and gold.

Karnage said...

TSN is reporting Kristian Huselius has signed a four year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets worth $4.75 million per year.

sadfaceblog

Victor Raison said...

Isn't jabroni a type of sandwich meat?

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ck
weird i do, now i gotta ask and I'll do it in the nicest way i know how to.

who the hell are you?

nice = fail.

M Parks said...

I think Bertuzzi would fit in well, too. Maybe he could shed the D-bad image here?

I really hope we cut off discussions with Demitra. I would shit a brick if was a Pen next year. He is made of glass.

I used to give my MN friends a lot shit for how fragile that dude was. So, knowing Karma I will bet the Pens sign him.

M Parks said...

d-bag*

CK said...

@jeffy

You may remember me from such awful local bands as Airbrake.

I'm Jim and Ryan's friend Chase. I think we may have played a show together at Club Angel's once. Or I was at a show your band played with Ryan's band. One or the other.

Stilly said...

Gotta think Jagr at this point. Although. judging from the presser posted, Shero seems to be big on the young guys to fill in the spots. Maybe he knows something we don't.

The Goon Blogger said...

Huselius I didn't think was worth the money, and clearly with him signing in friggin' Columbus whom is giving away their good players like they don't even matter (Seriously, didn't they just trade Filatov?) he's obviously about the money.

I'd rather seee sHero focus in on Bertuzzi, Naslund, and Jagr. In that order.

eileenover said...

We better get Naslund then.

KaylaJ said...

what did shero say in the vid? i cannot get it to work :(

TheNWChica said...

Someone needs to send RayRay a Free Candy shirt.

sexymexyjeffy said...

i do remember you from that awful band, and i do remember the show my awful band played with your awful band. that was actually the last time i ever played a live show. small fucking world.

Stilly said...

@kay

He said a lot. Seemed to be focused on getting MAF signed. He didn't seem to concerned about addressing another top 6 winger, which has me somewhat concerned. I think you have to pick one up.

68. Do It.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

I have invited all the c-bloggers I'm friends with to join my movement ... Bring Bugsy Back to the Burgh! It was originally supposed to be "Let's Keep Pittsburgh's Own Ryan Malone That Way" but that ship kinda sailed ...

wilsmith said...

wake up, rs!

Raybin said...

Bertuzzi?

Ugh. Ugh. UGH

Can't get past what he did.

I guess everyone deserves a shot at redemption...

Hey, if Shero's all about young players:

Chris Minard
Ryan Stone
Nathan Smith
Connor James

Not that they're near the level of Hossa or even Malone. But if you snag Naslund and/or Jagr...plug the holes with them.

Trade Sabu and call up Curry.

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ colin

total shot in the dark, but do you play pickup hockey at delmont sunday nights?

Docciavelli said...

Gawddammit. Just got home and saw Huselius to CBJ. $4.75 may have been a bit much though--let's remember that the guy's only had one 30+ goal season. Everything else was in the low 20's, and he had the pleasure of lining up with Iginla/Langkow the last two years.

Whatev. I guess it's on to either Naslund/JJ now.

Raybin said...

I also worry the Pens are too focused on Demitra for comfort. He's made my Wedgewood.

Still, if they sign him, I have to come back to this:

Shero > Me

CK said...

@ihk

If I was your friend on Facebook I would respectfully decline the invite.

Speaking of...everyone can add this D-Level cblogger by going to my profile, HERE: DOES IT WORK?

Raybin said...

er, made BY Wedgewood.

The Penguins Experience said...

Jaromir Jagr, the time is now.

The Goon Blogger said...

@raybin

I actually have no problem with what Bertuzzi did. Moore cheapshotted a teammate in their last meeting and then kept being skittish when a Canuck tried to respond. Bertuzzi took matters into his own hands. It's of course unfortunate that Moore was so badly injured, but Bertuzzi was protecting his teammates.

Raybin said...

@goon blogger

If you can't see the difference between protecting your teammates and breaking a man's neck, then nothing I say is going to change your mind.

Mike Georger said...

shero: ryan malone leaving means jordan staal takes his ice time

PP obviously but think theres a chance staal plays the wing on genos line and there maybe a kennedy - max - dupuis third line?

Stephanie said...

New to cblog - just a thought....

What about Detroit's Filppula? He is a RFA this year. Detroit has such a limited amount to offer him with their cap.

Mike Georger said...

wasnt his neck broken by the pile on of all the players not the actual hit?

Raybin said...

And on a purely pragmatic level, Bertuzzi was mud in Anaheim.

The Penguins Experience said...

At least I won't have to learn to spell "Huselius."

Flyer Hater said...

Huselius=soffer than Ziggy Palffy

The Penguins Experience said...

What has Bertuzzi done since breaking Moore's neck anyway?

Gordo said...

Jason Williams. Its time

Mike Georger said...

everyones favorite site says bertuzzi talks are dead

M Parks said...

@raybin

Agreed. The worst part about Demitra is that he a point per game when healthy. Enticing, but shitty.

sonofatruckload said...

sounds like shero was hinting at staal moving to malkin's wing

The Penguins Experience said...

For what it's worth:

9:54 p.m. Source: Penguins break off talks with Bertuzzi
- TIoPS

The Goon Blogger said...

Bertuzzi's intention was not to break Moore's neck.

This is an absolutly ridiculous claim. If you're going to say that, you might as well get on the throwing fighting out of the NHL entirly bandwagon because stuff like that can happen anytime fists are being thrown.

threshhold9k said...

If Ottawa hasn't signed Vermette...just sayin. Although signing him would be costly especially because the bigger the offer sheet the more picks we give up. See Penner, Dustin.

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ goon blogger

the more you say Bertuzzi the more i think we could get him at a premium to be a 3rd liner. he's not your top 6 by any stretch but anything over 10 golas by him in a limited role? certainly a better option than chris beech.

speculationblog: with our 8 D who do you all think we would try to trade for a top 6 winger? I know Minnesota is looking for a stay at home D and Ottawa is looking for a puck moving D off the top of my head.

Flyer Hater said...

9:55 p.m. Source: Jagr situation could go on for a few more days despite Rangers wanting a answer.

Nice

BARF

Docciavelli said...

@goonblogger

You can't be serious. Defending Bertuzzi's attack on Moore is as idiotic as defending the McSorly two-hander on Brashear.

I've had a ton of teammates cheap-shotted, and I've been cheap-shotted myself pretty badly (evidence = my mangled clavicle from a boarding major the bastard got away with). I never even considered such a cowardly thing as Bertuzzi did, and I wouldn't have expected a teammate to do it either.

Seriously, man. I hope you're never allowed on the ice.

The Goon Blogger said...

@Flyer Hater

That's pretty friggin' soft.

Mentally or physically though? I think we all saw Ziggy's mental toughness when he played with us.

KaylaJ said...

thanks stilly. as for shero saying they're not looking into anyone else, i've heard that line before from other GMs. while some are telling the truth, many others are lying like snake oil salesmen. but i guess that's the nature of this business these days.

and i still do want someone else, errr i mean anyone but sundin!

smitty said...

66 + 87 + anyone with a pulse = CUP

The Goon Blogger said...

No one ever speaks on what Moore did. This was not an unprovoked attack. McSorely I will totally agree with, terrible. However, Bertuzzi is different in my mind. Much like Tie Domi's punch on Ulf, I merely shrugged my shoulders and said "Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy."

wilsmith said...

Bertuzzi's still one of my favorite players, even if he's been sucking lately.

The Goon Blogger said...

Spellcheckblog:

McSorly*

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