Wednesday, July 2, 2008

We'll Do It Live! Again, Sorta.

C-Blog will have the reigns for Wednesday's free-agency activity.
We'll be able to post something resembling an update around 4:00 PM.

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Reportedly, Edmonton is offering Hossa $9 million a year.
Whoops. They only have $4 million in cap space this upcoming season. [ Cap Numbers ]
Unless Hossa makes 20 dollars this season as part of a backloaded contract, it's not happening.

That link to the cap number is from the same site who is reporting the Hossa/Edmonton rumor.
Are we missing something?



The biggest wave Ray Shero made on Tuesday was re-signing Mark Eaton.
He'll be making $2 million.
If he can avoid being cheap-shotted again, he is worth that money and then some.


The biggest moves Tuesday came from the Windy City.
Goalie Cristobal Huet and defenseman Brian Campbell were shown the money.


Dr. Evil is apparently the GM for the Canucks,
who have reportedly offered Mats Sundin a 2-year deal worth $20 million.


Poor Washington.
They lose Olie Kolzig to Tampa.
They get the run-around from Huet's agent... [ Puck Daddy ]

...and thusly are trying to convince themselves that their new signing, Jose Theodore, is a big deal.


No one knows what the Rangers are doing.
Then again, their sticking to their guns; namely, defense first.

Rozsival should be in jail for stealing $20 million over the next 4 years.
Wade Redden landed in Manhattan, too, with a ridiculous contract.
If they're still in the Brooks Orpik Sweepstakes, then we are women.


Oh, great. The Devils think it's the late '90s.
They sign Holik and Rolston.
They kept Pandolfo and Salvador, too.


Tampa didn't waste time and grabbed up Vrbata before it was 12:00 in the central time zone.
Look at their cap space. [ Here ]

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SALARY CAP CEILING: $56.7 MILLION
SALARY CAP FLOOR: $40 MILLION


Atlanta needs to sign RFA goalie Kari Lehtonen.
They need to spend $14 million to get the SC Floor.


The Avs need to spend $3 million to get to the floor.
They have some jobber RFA's to sign, so that'll be cake.


Columbus needs to spend $9 mill.
RJ Umberger is an RFA with them. He may get a ridiculous contract.


The Kings need to spend $11 mill.


The Blackhawks are over the cap currently.
A Khabibulin trade to L.A. looks inevitable. or not.


The Devils are actually hovering near the ceiling.
Hard to imagine. [ Numbers ]


The Isles need to spend about $3 mill.

Go Shero

1807 comments:

gwsmyda said...

first?

Beav said...

Woo stayed awake for the new post!

sh0ez said...

Ha ha oh boy. Dammit staff! Ruined our nearly 1200 posts!

penstone410 said...

yaaaay
stillawakeblog

gwsmyda said...

wtf... the second comment i have ever posted

sh0ez said...

@ eileen: I'll be back from work by then! Ha ha. Thanks, though!

@ penstone: Will you be awake from 7AM-1PM? Ha ha.

debrisslide said...

Moonlight Serenade, bitches.

We did break 1000 before the new post was up and it was beautiful. The other post that broke 1000 did it AFTER the new post. WIN.

xuscbausp said...

ive been saying it all day. something is just telling me that ho$$a isn't ready to go to the oilers. not yet. if he were, he woulda signed a 9 million dollar deal by now.

johnny said...

solid info...streaming some old episodes of Tales from the Crypt. Any chance we can get the Crypt Keeper to back up MAF this year?

xuscbausp said...

Sharks, Blue Jackets, and Habs Looking at Orpik (E3)
"could really get interesting and expand to more teams."
- Eklund

Beav said...

@ Stoosh

I live literally between the Tim Horton's by Peninsula Drive and the Wegman's and Walmart off Asbury and 26th. My first official job was at the Target behind Best Buy and my second job was working at the Penndot Shed right on 26th and Zuck.

penstone410 said...

sh0ez
i should be! if not, i will let you know.. but i have stuff around the house to do and will have my laptop by my side so i shoudl be..

sh0ez said...

LOL @ Chicago being over cap.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ beav

i heard about the bus system before...sounds solid

eileenover said...

If they're still in the Brooks Orpik Sweepstakes, then we are women.

HA.

Beav said...

@ Penstone

Taking one for the team, solid Cblog assistance.

sh0ez said...

You have my number on Facebook, right?

Text me anytime after 6. In fact, if you want, you can text me at like 6:30 and wake me up in case I fell back to sleep like this morning. Cheapalarmclockblog.

If you can do either, thanks a ton. I really appreciate it!

penstone410 said...

@beav
HELLS YEAH

Stoosh said...

Eklund is a joke. For the last two days, he's been spouting off about how he was dead certain that Orpik was going to San Jose.

Why do legitimate news outlets continue to give this chump rumor-monger credence? There are chimpanzees who could do what he does just as efficiently.

Beav said...

@ Penstone

I'll probably be awake at least until six so if you need a jobber to talk to and don't wanna clog up Cblog, my AIM is on facebook.

debrisslide said...

Sean Avery should go to a team with an ugly uniform color scheme. Just something to annoy him. If the Blackhawks weren't over the cap that'd be pretty awesome.

penstone410 said...

@sh0ez
alarm clock at your service =)
sleep well!

xuscbausp said...

like i said: so desperate for news im reading eklund at this point. not a strong moment for yours truly

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Stoosh said...

@ Beav -

Holy crap. How close are you to Eduardo's Pub? I grew up on West 28th Street off of Colonial Avenue, and Eduardo's is on 26th and Colonial.

We used to play roller hockey in the parking lot of those office buildings just off of 26th and Colonial (kind of behind Eduardo's).

brndlynn said...

have to say thanks for the staff for everything you did today.
brndlynn=stunned @ cblog today. it was truly epic.

penstone410 said...

@beav
haha smart thinking! if only i remembered who you were on fbook..
i'm sure i am your friend already but cblog names to fbook names i am still trying to conquer.. send me link to your fbook?

KJ said...

the crypt keeper was always solid for horrible jokes. i remember actually being afraid of some of those shows as a kid

and wow, i cannot believe some of the signings and some of the players some teams let walk. my kings fan friend laughed at the caps losing huet and picking up theodore. glad tedy was only thinking about picking up a guy he could call tedy.

so i'm watching national geographic and apparently they're now showing vids from around the world in between shows. figures the one i catch is some dude with the black eyed peas, ughhh

penstone410 said...

@brndlynn
DITTO
satff = gold

great_white_nwpa said...

@ shelly

what year did you graduate?

i graduated sheffield in '03, but took some classes at warren (ms. persing and the capt. morgan...oh, and can't forget about mr. etzel)

Beav said...

@ Stoosh

Pretty damn close. Do you remember Bernie's Card shop in the Colonial Plaza? My Dad and I used to go there alllll the time. I actually live right on Patio Drive, across from the Art's grocery store.

brndlynn said...

i have to go to bed now. i have been staring at my laptop for longer than i care to admit.
im gonna ask a huge favor - if something major happens will someone text me? i would really appreciate it.

Stoosh said...

xuscbausp -

That wasn't directed at you, just so you know. I just think it's ridiculous that someone who does nothing but throw a bunch of crap at the wall and sees what sticks somehow gets somewhat-legitimized by XM Radio.

It's completely ridiculous. I can remember during 2006-07 when he posted a deadline day rumor about Martin Rucinsky and he had him projected to go to like 14 or 15 different teams.

sh0ez said...

Goodnight all! Sleep well for those of you going to sleep!

Thanks again, Laynie!

Beav said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php
?id=52000083

Yeah, I'm not going to attempt hyperlinking. If that doesn't work I'm Jim Merritt from Erie PA

eileenover said...

Well I'm going to bed. Goodnight c-blog!

xuscbausp said...

xuscbausp also=stunned at cblog. you guys get better and better with every day. and this is the offseason. im just pissed that i didnt come here until the postseason haha

@stoosh

no i know it wasnt towards me. im just sayin' that i never follow this jerkoff but i am tonight because, well...yeah.

xuscbausp said...

im also off tonight. before i go:
wife's been asleep for over 2 hours. chances xuscbausp buries it again? hahahaha.

im a terrible person.

and the chances are poor

debrisslide said...

goodnight sh0ez!

Stoosh said...

@ Beav -

Dude, you live like three blocks from where I grew up. We used to ride our bikes to Art's when I was like 12 years old to buy baseball and football cards.

I remember Bernie! Whatever happened to him? WHen I collected cards, I used to go in there all the time, too...he seemed like a pretty cool guy. We probably crossed paths once or twice there.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ xusc

odds 1:8

getting slapped and sent to the couch?

even money

penstone410 said...

brndlynn
i will, i can put you on the list =)

debrisslide said...

and goodnight xuscbausp. Goodnight everyone! I'm still up though. What a shame.

Stoosh said...

Alright folks...I'm off to bed, too. Gotta be up at 6:00 or so.

I'll see you all in about five hours.



[Hossa]

great_white_nwpa said...

i'm about to 'bury it' for the night

630am2milerunwithmylittlesisterblog

brndlynn said...

thanks penstone. i really appreciate it! i'll return the favor somehow at 4thofjulyblog.

Stoosh said...

If anyone gets it, they're replaying a "Classic Series" broadcast of the Pens-Sabres playoffs from 2001...that was the Immaculate Deflection series.

KJ said...

okey dokey, since nat geo is just showing music vids i'm hitting the hay as well. guess it'll help me to go to sleep if they take my fav program off the air. hope everyone has a great july 2nd!

Beav said...

@ Stoosh

He gave up the card shop and started working for Lord I believe, pretty sure he is married and has a couple of kids now. Really great guy though. My Dad and I would go to Bernie's every sunday and watch the football games and play pack poker.

By the way, Art's cookies are still amazing.

shelley0783 said...

@ great_white I graduated in '04. Mr. Etzel was always a great substitute for class, teaching us about things that had nothing to do with the class we were in. lol.

xuscbausp said...

wow 1:8 odds. wouldnt have even given myself that haha.

as others have said: please send me a FB msg if something happens. ill be up in about five hours. gnite cblog

Joose said...

Hey, Debris!

In case you missed it....

272,374

great_white_nwpa said...

@ shelly

i had him for principles of tech...biggest blow off class i ever took

debrisslide said...

Due to neck pain I think I may retire to bed earlier than expected. Pretending I don't work tomorrow night. Yeahhhhh. Everything hurts.

Stoosh said...

Can't wait for the 4th of July picnic in Erie, but I also really wish I could hang out with the c-bloggers that night, too.

Joose said...

SH0Ez

If you find out any Orpik or Ruutu news, let me know, please. If I don't respond to a text, call me.

Beav said...

Haha We really should have set up a Cblog phone chain.

jefe penguino said...

this is probably a good time for the window of sleep to get without having to miss too much.

see yinz later.

shelley0783 said...

@ great_white I was supposed to have him for Physics but it wouldn't fit in my schedule my senior year and my senior year was basically screwed up anyway so I missed out on that. lol.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ beav

haha, great idea

great_white_nwpa said...

@ shelley

did you know an emily whitaker?

Joose said...

SNOOZE TIME.



RUUTU.



(.TI OD)

penstone410 said...

joose
sh0ez went to bed, you want me to let you know? i have a whole list of ppl =)

Joose said...

Penstone, that would be wonderful. My # is on my Facebook. :)

shelley0783 said...

@ great_white I recognize the name but I didn't know her know her. If that made sense. I don't know if anything I'm saying makes sense at this time. lol.

Beav said...

apparently we don't need a phone chain, Penstone is taking care of business

penstone410 said...

joose
sure thing, i just got your number of fbook!
sleep well!

great_white_nwpa said...

@ shelley

after 3 am, all rational blogging goes out the window

she's my ex-fiancee...graduated warren in '02

Matt Betush said...

lets get jagr.

sidenote. jess k. is awesome.

hope ur feetsies feel better

penstone410 said...

@beav
eileen takes care of events
i take care of phone calls

we are tPB secretaries =)

great_white_nwpa said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500070606

just throwing it out there

great_white_nwpa said...

how in the hell do you tag things?

anyone?

Beav said...

@ Penstone

I want to be tPb something-or-other. Although I think Chinchilla and I are probably the only two furry creatures represented (sorry if I forgot someone).

Perhaps I can be the tPb alky beaver?

penstone410 said...

tag things? you mean HTML?
like making things bold and italics?

shelley0783 said...

@ great_white I have my yearbook handy and now realize who it is. That was going to bug me if I didn't. I can't stand it when I can't think of something. Name seemed really familiar for whatever reason. lol.

penstone410 said...

@beav
HAHA i like "tPB alky beaver" for a title

great_white_nwpa said...

@ shelley

haha, yeah, i know what you mean

great_white_nwpa said...

@ penstone

i don't know what i'm saying...sorry...way too late

shelley0783 said...

@ great_white For 22 years old you'd think I'd have a better memory, but these days mine sucks. I feel like 65 most of the time. lol. So basically this happens a lot and I drive myself nuts. Plus thinking at 3:30 am is never at its best.

penstone410 said...

haha its alright, i understand! i just didnt know if you meant on here or on facebook.. two different types of "tagging" things..

The Duckworth said...

Oh my god this is a chatroom and everyone is from Erie. I've never checked the comments here.

Tiff (aka Steph) said...

I had a headache all day. Today was insane!

Derek & Adam.....it's been a while, but damn! I remember when 50 comments were a big deal. Now you're gettin over 1,000? What?? Haha you guys definitely deserve the success. Cheers! =)

Tiger (aka Johnny V).....I'm back =P

Stephen S......your talent is sick! Thanks for adding me btw on facebook & thanks to you other c-bloggers as well : )
If anyone else wants to add me...you know what to do.

great_white_nwpa said...

tPB: nwpa edition.....spooky

TheFandangler said...

So that everyone is tired and possibly weak minded...

...Jagr?

shelley0783 said...

lol the_duckworth

stunned? I was too. :)

Beav said...

@ duckworth

I wouldn't say everyone is from Erie, me and Stoosh are (he moved) and it was fairly erie-centric tonight but Cblog is definitely well represented nationwide.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ thefandangler

only if he brings back the mullet

JT brought sexy back...it is the least that JJ can do

penstone410 said...

IM NOT FROM ERIE! ive never even been there!
i think im the lone pittsburgher that is still awake, that's all..

The Duckworth said...

I figured as much. In fact, my friend in Modesto, CA was the one who originally told me about this site. Anyway... East Grandview by Mercyhurst Prep for me.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ penstone

i guess pittsburghers can't hang....or they all have lives and jobs....

TheFandangler said...

GWN: I agree... Maybe they'll do a few games in the championship sweaters just to honor the "Mull".

TheFandangler said...

I turned the mighty ducks off on the tv... wtf is wrong with me?

TheFandangler said...

penstone: I'm a burgher... well northern suburb. Shaler area?...we'll say the North Hills.

Beav said...

@ Fandangler

Don't try to take advantage of my tired state. I'm still depressed about Conkblock damn it.

great_white_nwpa said...

if JJ returns, 66 should do the warm up skate at the first home game...get everyone bewildered...then chuckle all the way up to his owner's box

penstone410 said...

great_white
i think they have lives/jobs.. i dont have either, go me

fandangler
im east suburbs.. monroeville!
thanks for being another pittsburgher sticking it out

great_white_nwpa said...

@ penstone

i hear that..thank god for unemployment...lol, still doesn't take care of my life problem though

Tiff (aka Steph) said...

@ great_white_nwpa...haha!

great_white_nwpa said...

got awful quiet in here

great_white_nwpa said...

anyone left?

shelley0783 said...

I'm still hanging around for whatever reason. Because I don't have a life/job either? Yay me.

Beav said...

Yeah, just got caught up in reading everyone and their brother annhilating Toronto for the Jeff Finger signing.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ beav

haha, i was actually on here when they signed Finger...some hilarious shit was getting thrown about

Gregory said...

turn

penstone410 said...

gregory = fail
its at 200s man

and yeah im still here too..

Beav said...

@ GWNWPA

Yeah on hfboards they all think it's an april fools joke or something. 3.5 million a year for some joke they've never heard of. Even Pierre McDouchebag was going crazy about it on TSn.

penstone410 said...

great_white
i'm with you..
i love the unemployment thing too, most days (until i need money..)
the getting a life thing is something to work on.. but cblog get togethers should begin to help with that haha

TheFandangler said...

I'm still around. There are new Orpik to San Jose rumors about. Demitra is rumored here alone with Jagr and Naslund. They are all contingent on Hossa. I'm basing all of this on what shitty Eklund has posted so it's pretty much for discussion only.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ beav

haha, maybe toronto knows something that the rest of the civilized world doesn't...

TheFandangler said...

Jeff Finger is the next Marian Hossa.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ penstone

haha, the cblog get togethers sound great...if they weren't 3.5 hours from where i live...

Beav said...

@ GWNWPA

Yeah, they know how to tank for Tavares and still be over the Cap Floor.

great_white_nwpa said...

no, Jeff Finger is better than that

don't sink him to that level

TheFandangler said...

My bad... Jeff Finger = Buries it.

TheFandangler said...

Nevermind... I'm still low balling him. My apologies to Mr. Finger.

shelley0783 said...

Good night everyone. Hoping for some good news on the signing front later on today.

great_white, nice talking to you. Good to know someone else from the wonderful Warren County loves tPB too.

great_white_nwpa said...

Mr. Finger....sounds dirty

especially with "buries it" slapped on to the end (pun intended)

TheFandangler said...

...Nice

lol

great_white_nwpa said...

later shelley...warren county represent

The Duckworth said...

I'm actually at work right now.

I say we bring back Fata and Abid and restart the "X-Generation"

great_white_nwpa said...

get milan kraft while you are at it

TheFandangler said...

Great White... are you familiar with the Mayburg area? I know that's close to Sheffield and Warren county. I have a camp up there but sadly no internet so I'm stuck down in Shittsburgh.

gcampbel08 said...

I hate this, too much beer not enough penguins. I know it's 200's but we need to get something going!!! I just thought a 100's would at least be a motivator.

Let's Go Pens!!!

great_white_nwpa said...

maple leafs = joke

great_white_nwpa said...

haha, mayburg?!?!

are you kidding me??

i fish salmon creek religiously

i take it that you've been to cougar bob's once or twice

The Duckworth said...

I remember when I liked Kraft and Koltsov and now we worry about losing Hossa. It's been a hell of a ride

TheFandangler said...

Holy Shit... Bouger Cobs = dump with amazing food.

penstone410 said...

great_white
aww yeah if i lived that far away i'd be wayy upset! road trip to an event some time!
and maple leafs are a joke! my friend MADE me go see the love guru with her. solid piece of shit. the maple leafs win the cup?!? fuck no!

great_white_nwpa said...

hey now, watch what you say

they actually have new tables and chairs...haha

i remember when i was younger not 2chairs in that place were alike

TheFandangler said...

Toronto is on their way up...just wait and see. With Jeff finger leading the way how could they not be?

great_white_nwpa said...

@ penstone

mike myers had the right idea, though...make a comedy about the maple leafs

joke

great_white_nwpa said...

Jeff's Finger is pointing to the top

TheFandangler said...

They still had all the chairs from when it was a school. I've been going there since I was born...which makes me gross. We've had out place there since 85 or so.

TheFandangler said...

Jeff finger will point that team in the right direction...

great_white_nwpa said...

that's funny, i was born in '85...haha

yeah, i'm down that way constantly...my buddy works for PGE (located between Pigeon and Marienville) and has lease roads down 145...we get his key off of him to go back there and fish up his roads where out-of-towners dare to travel

penstone410 said...

great_white
true, but epic fail in the outcome!
i booed during the celebration scenes

great_white_nwpa said...

my buddies and i have actually planned a tubeing expedition to cougar bob's...we are gonna drop in in clarendon (with floating coolers full of beer), float to sheffield to resupply at the shaw house, float to blue jay inn and stock up again...then straight on to bob's

great_white_nwpa said...

@ penstone

i caught 'mystery, alaska' on tv the other night...mike myer's cameo in that is good...to see him drop to this level is bad...i mean, the rangers narrowly defeating a bunch of know-nothings from alaska is totally believable...but this?

TheFandangler said...

That's awesome though. tPB reaches far and wide.

Mike Myers is still good... but I'm not going to waste my time seeing that farce.

great_white_nwpa said...

...besides, Jeff Finger isn't in it...no dice

TheFandangler said...

Jeff finger won't bring you the movie hardware. He brings the real deal. 08/09 champs the TO maple laughs.

penstone410 said...

great_white
agreed. i usually love mike myers but it was baaad. i need to go watch mystery, alaska now..

great_white_nwpa said...

haha, no doubt

can you imagine what'll be said if he gets pulled for a game?

debrisslide said...

I stayed up trying to beat joose's Tetris score but Firefox keeps freezing on me. LAME

I guess I need to go to bed.

If anyone (decent) signs with the Pens between now and the time that I get up I would like to ask whomever it is to make sweet imaginary love to me in my dreams so I know what's up. Orpik?

TheFandangler said...

Jeff Finger will win the cup from the press box. The league forces him to be scratched just to even things up.

TheFandangler said...

Jeff Finger will win the cup from the press box. The league forces him to be scratched just to even things up.

penstone410 said...

debris
hahaha crosby?

TheFandangler said...

Lol...debris... a little tired? Too bad we didn't sign the man, the myth, the legend... Jeff Finger.

great_white_nwpa said...

wow, i have nothing to say to that

great_white_nwpa said...

i hear birds chirping outside my window....time to go do something productive...later all

TheFandangler said...

Good Idea... Later.

penstone410 said...

hmm i think that means i'm the only one left.. yikes!

TheFandangler said...

I'm here. I was just agreeing that was a good idea to be productive. I'm pretty much nocturnal so not being on the pensblog means bordem.

penstone410 said...

ah yay! *crawls out of cave*
being productive is always good.. i have a hard time doing it thanks to tPB.. im pretty nocturnal myself so i get bored easily..

TheFandangler said...

Lol. Yeah, I noticed the unemployed statement above. That's always fun. I'm there now. Money is overrated anyways.

penstone410 said...

yeah
i try to tell myself that

until i need money to do something haha

TheFandangler said...

Yeah, I've thought about becoming an indentured servant but I'm not sure if that's a legal option. I'm still working on it.

penstone410 said...

haha! i was a "nanny" to three 5 kids for some time.. i was more than a nanny though, i was pretty much the childrens mother and housekeeper.. it certainly felt like servitude, so maybe you can work out the legal stuff lol

TheFandangler said...

5 kids?... I'd rather get a gun with 5 bullets (for me... I'm not a kid killer). I couldn't take that. I'm not good with kids. Yeah, you know getting a job doesn't seem worth it when you have servitude as an option.

penstone410 said...

yeah i contemplated the bullet option (for me, as well) many times.. i am good with kids and usually like them, but there were monster children and it didnt help that there were 5 of them..
it makes unemployment oh so sweet though (like i said, until i need cash..)

TheFandangler said...

Yeah, I'm kind of rolling on the excuse that I'm trying to go back to school. I was at the Art institute for a little while but I didn't really fit in there so when I quit I did a few odds and ends type jobs. Luckily my mom's fiance has his own business and I can just do a little work for 100 bucks now and then.

penstone410 said...

ooh thats a nice deal..
my parents are pretty awesome, they dont require me to have a job because they want me to put all my focus into school.. but its nice to have money so if i do get a job its just cause im sick of asking them for cash

TheFandangler said...

Yeah, the more stuff you can buy the better life is really. I'm hoping to be buying a new Jagr jersey lol. I've pretty much become hooked on buying jerseys the past few years. That's not limited to just the pens either. Too bad it's hard to part with 180 or so bucks that often.

penstone410 said...

haha i lucked out
the only jersey i ever bought was a crosby one and my brother stole it so my dad gave me his jagr jersey from like 1992.. and i wore it the past few seasons, and proudly so! if double j comes back, i already got a jersey so yay! i mostly buy t-shirts, i have one for just about every pen from last season (sucks that most are gone now..)

TheFandangler said...

Lol yeah. I have a Jagr from '97. I've kind of lucked out because the other team I really like in the NHL is Tampa and it just so happens that most of our guys went there so I'm not too bitter. It'll be ok though...Ray Shero knows what he's doing and knows what this team is capable of next year so as far as I'm concerned tomorrow is another day and whatever happens, happens.

TheFandangler said...

Tomorrow...more like today.

penstone410 said...

ahh tampa pissed me off today but you are welcome to enjoy them.. i get crap all the time for being a redsox fan first over pirates second.. and i'm with you- though i may be upset some of our guys are going, its not unexpected and i put my faith in sHERO, he knows what he is doing and no matter what happens, i will still be watching the pens in the fall..

penstone410 said...

haha
whoops

TheFandangler said...

Yes, definitely. Don't get me wrong it sucks to see our guys walk but they all walked from us and I highly doubt sHero pushed anyone away. We have priorities and so did they. Ours were to get better theirs were to get richer.

penstone410 said...

yeah.. it sucks that there are too many players (in all sports) that only look at dollar $igns many times above winning and fan support.. but 'tis the way of the world, and for sure shero is doing whats best

i just hope whatever he is doing happens early today.. i cant wait much longer

TheFandangler said...

Lol, I understand. If I was an athlete I know that would be a hard choice between a shot at winning and a huge payday.

Hossa first for you too?...

I'm down with Hossa at a reasonable price but if that seems to be impossible I'd like to JJ and maybe Naslund or Huselius come.

penstone410 said...

You said it, i feel the exact same way.. if we can't get Ho$$a i feel like we have a chance at naslund or huselius.. double j, i dont really have an opinion- its kind of a love/hate relationship, hes a great player but has an ego the size of the former USSR..
what about orpik?

TheFandangler said...

I was hoping Orpik would be signed already but that's one I really hope gets done. I didn't want it to even be a question but it has become one. I figured all that I would have to really worry about was a few scoring line guys and everyone else would fall in place. Orpik waited the day our and saw a lot of D-men go for huge amounts of cash.

Jagr has an attitude it seems but I think coming here could be the best thing for him. He's not the main attraction but he has the possibility of putting up new best numbers since he's last played here.

TheFandangler said...

Sorry for my spelling mistakes. I'm in typing suck-mode right now.

penstone410 said...

ah so am i, so no worries..

yeah thats the thing i'm worried about too, but it's why those guys wait for FAday, if they do, in order to see what others get/what they can get..we shall see..

it would be nice to see jagr back here to make some great plays and even better records.. everyone is quick to say that he won't mesh with the younger players but who knows, none of us have that kind of facts.. it would certainly be interesting though.. again, we shall see

TheFandangler said...

It can only make me more anxious for the season to start. That's really hard to do...lol...

Jagr would be the quintessential power winger for Crosby and the possibilities are really scary because they could be out of this world... then there's the chance he goes into his Ranger locker room bitch mode.

great_white_nwpa said...

anyone still awake?

penstone410 said...

exactly. he ca go either way and thats a bit disheartening for many fans i guess.. imo he could do more to help the team on the ice, and off the ice, well no one can really control that.. maybe mario will have a nice chat with him to try to avert any prima donna-ness..

every day makes me so much more excited for the next season.. i dream of what it will be like come may/june next year haha

penstone410 said...

great_white
i think just fandangler and i..
people will be up very soon for work tho..

TheFandangler said...

Yes, maybe Mario will let Jagr stay at his house when Crosby moves out. Jagr's house here is already occupied by Petr Sykora. I think it could be a good environment here. Not a huge city but a great hockey city with great fans.

great_white_nwpa said...

dang, in it for the long haul, huh??

haha, i just got back from a run and can't sleep just yet...tried reading our local paper, but the sports print is tiny as hell for everything that went on on FAday...joke

great_white_nwpa said...

you know, with sykora on the team and 66 as the owner, i don't think jj will be too much of a tool...

penstone410 said...

yeah maybe jagr will ask for his house back? haha
unless mario made crosby and jagr live together to get them to get along..
many a time i wish i were a fly on the wall in the lemieux household..

TheFandangler said...

White: You'll have that. It's not much more than Nascar and Steeler football during the season up there.

TheFandangler said...

lol, You know living in his house would be funny...or just so normal it's boring. I can't wait for Austin to start tearing it up when he gets drafted by the Pens.

JJ and SC... I can picture his and hers bath towels and garage doors.

great_white_nwpa said...

you think mario puts his kids in the corner for time out or has a built in penalty box for that?

great_white_nwpa said...

@ fandangler

thank god for FSN pittsburgh edition or i would go insane

TheFandangler said...

Mario just shows them the belt and tells them to get back to hockey practice.

penstone410 said...

yes, definitely in it for the long haul! dont want anyone getting the idea that i don't care what's going on (fuckyoutomybrother)..
and i wouldnt sleep anyways so why not?
wish i had the determination to get off my ass like you great_white..hope it was a good run! i don't even bother with the paper anymore, it just pisses me off..

TheFandangler said...

Pittsburgh sports writers are top notch. Their favorite readers are themselves.

sHero.

penstone410 said...

@fan
his and hers bathtowels = diet coke on my sweatshirt!
cant wait for lil lemieux either!

"get back to hockey practice"
i couldnt see him using that as punishment.. maybe "you cant play with sid until you finish your chores!!"

great_white_nwpa said...

running down route 6 with tanker trucks flying by on their way to and from the refinery at high speeds is challenging.......then add all that exhaust they pour out...makes life interesting

great_white_nwpa said...

who gets the 'his' and who gets the 'hers'?

great_white_nwpa said...

does sid pull the captain rank to bogart the "what to watch on tv" rights?

TheFandangler said...

Lol, sorry for the coke incident.

I have tendinitis in my calves so I can't really run for any period of time. I find myself hitting the ice a few times a week to skate though. Nothing better than a few hours on fresh ice by yourself.

TheFandangler said...

They alternate towels because they aren't looking for conflict. Crosby doesn't get the remote because Mario thinks TV is a distraction during the season.

penstone410 said...

great_white
yeah sounds like quite a challenge, an i commend you for it!

hmm good question.. id say JJ for "hers" and Sid for "his" IMO

penstone410 said...

fandangler
no tv?! damn it mario! thats cruel!
good idea with the towels.. since the whole living together is the idea to get them to work together

penstone410 said...

LETS

penstone410 said...

TURN

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