Thursday, July 31, 2008

Winter In The Sun

We might post something in the afternoon.
We might not.

It is still July somehow.

One thing we have to do is catch up on Winter in The Sun.

Yea we messed up the numbers or whatev.

Here are games 34 & 36 both against the Bruins:

[Go Eat Some Wicked Chowdah. PENS WIN.]

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2-goal lead, man.

What came next was Gary Roberts running Lemieuxblog in the Boston zone.
He sets up Christensen twice with insane passes that Christensen couldn't put home.
Roberts is clearly a better passer than Larry Bird.

he top line got it working yet again.
Aaron Ward takes a late run at Malkin and knocks him down.
He gets up in time to job in the slot, where Crosby finds him.
Malkin holds in "B" on NHL 95.

Still no picture.

The power play was non-existent for the entire time.
Right before the power play was gonna tick off, Bing throws down with Andrew Ference.

"This is gonna be Sid's first fart." -- Bob Errey.
Kinda weak, 'cause Sid didn't throw his helmet (and visor) off.

And even while in the box, he draws an extra two minutes.
What a hockey player.

We went to the shootout, but the Bruins forgot to bring their guns.

Christensen goal. Thomas forgot to check his scouting report.
Conk save.

LeGame up next for the Pens.

Marco Joke is up for the B's.
Should have kept Joe Thornton.


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The Bruins knew the fat lady was lurking when the third period started.

They came out peppering the Conk with shots.
It was readily apparent that the Pens were content to let the Bruins shoot their balls off.

Ruutu heads to box with 13-something left in the game.
The Penguins maintain.

A little while later, Gonch heads to the box.
The Pens survive the PP, but the Bruins put it home shortly thereafter.

tallyho. 4-3.

As Father Time and the fat lady start doing it, Christensen shows he work at the Pittsburgh Marriot, as he opens the door for the Bruins by taking a penalty.


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Breathtaking comment from who else, but Stoosh


One little comment like that changes lives.



Game #36

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n its simplest form, to the ordinary person.
It is a mere question of little importance.

But in our universe.

"What Would Gary Roberts Do," is not a question.
It is a statement.
It is a mindset.

A statement few can understand, and a mindset only one can have the power explain.

What Would Gary Roberts Do?

Be a beast.

Ference went to the box later on for JFK.
Then Wideman slashes Malkin's stick in two.
The Pens had a 5-on-3 for 1:30.

They spent about a minute to set up Malkin with two blasts.
One was blocked, the other one went right into Auld's balls.

Unreal. The entire powerplay goes by the wayside.

Picture: Some gay Allegheny Power workers attempt to restart the Penguins powerplay. They are disappointed to find the solution is not making out with each other

Second Period

To start the second period, the Pens came out buzzing.
They had to weather some Bruins crap.

And then it finally happened.

Back to the neighborhood we go.
On this weeks episode Mr. BGL goes into his office and finds Roberts in front.
Best goal of the season.

The goal changes the game. And the lives of 3,000 or so Turkish people who are killed by the aftershock.

The rest of the second it mud.
The Bruins try to get something going.
No dice.

Conk-block city.

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[Michael W]

"Pittsburgh has a great team, great people, great organization. I had to compare the two teams, and there's a little better chance to win the Cup in Detroit. I had a great time with Sid and playing on the power play with Geno [Evgeni Malkin], but the team in Detroit is something special. I know it's a short term, but we never talked about a one-year [deal] with Pittsburgh. We just talked about a long-term deal. I totally believe Detroit has the kind of team that can win it again."

--Hossa 3:16--

Go Pens


meecrofilm said...

The Pens’ finishing place in the Eastern Conference standings for the 08-09 season

TheFandangler said...

I don't get the first post.

nikki said...

one more day til august...oh god.
this is pain

Beav said...

die July, just go away already

TheFandangler said...

Since I hate the Pirates...

Has anyone else heard about the 3 team trade that would send Jason Bay to the Red Sox? It involves Manny Ramirez going to the Marlins and the Buccos getting another crap player.

canaan said...

actually, if the buccos play their cards right, this trade will be a solid move for them. the prospects are what this deal is about--the 'rates have no depth and need to start over.

meecrofilm said...


It's a clever, fancy, roundabout of saying "first"

The month of July made me do it. Can we all really expect anything less from the genital herpes of months that is July?

Natalie said...

I'm not even going to lie. The Crosby/Ference fight is my favorite hockey fight of all time. Not that it was all that impressive, really, but nonetheless...these were my two favorite players, dropping the gloves. I was in a state of shock when it happened, partially because I completely called it.

Not that I have proof, unfortunately, but sometime last year, after the first Bruins @ Pens game after Ference was traded to Boston, and you could see Sid and Ference mouthing off to each other for most of the third period, I told a friend that if anyone would get Sid to drop the gloves, it'd be Andy Ference.

And then it happened, and it was awesome.

Holy crap, I need to sleep, I'm supposed to be awake in three hours.

TheFandangler said...


Lol, I really don't care about the Buccos. The steelers are bad enough to me.


Yeah, I hear ya. I was hoping you meant first and not 15th.

jefe penguino said...

no comment.

Jawsh said...

I vote for all calenders to change the name of the 7th month to Jason Vorhees.

debrisslide said...

So this cat showed up on our front porch about an hour ago and it really likes me. It's also kind of badass--beats up moths and the like with its killer claws.

I was going to name it Gary Roberts. Until I realized it was a girl.

RedWings said...

WWGRD? Move to T Bay, and bring Malone...bitches! Go Wings!

jefe penguino said...

okay im sure a p'chop like this has been done in the past, probably better. but i duno, and its still july.....

PittHockey said...

the conkblock game was a good game to be at.

RedWings said...
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RedWings said...

Here, for all you pengwhiners!


J.S. said...

c'mon redwings....hero's?

first grade called, and they wanted you to stop by to learn the proper use of plurals.

thanks for coming

J.S. said...

so let me get this right: Jason Bay goes to a contender, another team gets involved to make it a three way, and in the end, the Pirates receive what is the equivalent to a bag of trinkets for probably their 2nd best player currently on the roster?

Where have I heard this story before? What, you mean we couldn't trade McLouth for some batting practice balls and a single A pitcher to be named later? This organization is a freaking joke.

Pirates Baseball: building a better team since 1992.

J.S. said...


oops, I thought the trade already happened.

To paraphrase Charlestown Chiefs announcer Jim Carr: "Sorry about that. We don't want to make tougher for the Pirates than it already is."

akus said...

i also heard abuout the 3way this morning on my local news.

Rameriz was mentioned as were the Pirates, but that was it, "somehow" they said the Pirates were involved.

Today at 4 is the inter-league tradeline.


C`mon NHL Network, if You are going to show me Top 10 Hitters of `01`02, again at least show me more of Mr Roberts,

and less of this
"...if only 25 percent of the 100 percent only give 75 percent of the 110 percent then we're not going to be playing 100 percent.

Alright. Hit the showers."


in LESS than 24 hours JULY will be over!!

Chubs said...

The Pirates are like a 3 year old with building blocks- given the opportunity, they would collect all the blocks the could, but you know damn well that after the third floor of their tower, the big kid from across the room is gonna knock that thing over and take their lunch money.

Dan said...

pensblog or nationalgeographicblog? i actually had a praying mantis on the window outside the room i was born in, that's supposed to be good luck..........

the pirates are a joke, and i say this not even knowing what they will get for bay. my friend being a little bitch and sticking up for the nady deal was a joke.

is it tomorrow yet, i want to go to the beach dammit!

dying alive said...

first grade called, and they wanted you to stop by to learn the proper use of plurals.

So true. I love it when people try to deliver what they believe to be a devastating taunt, only to end up making themselves look like a junior high dropout. You have to appreciate those little god smacks* every now and then.

*Karmic justice, not the shitty nu metal band.

Carroll said...

The best thing about today being July 31 is - Happy Birthday Geno!

I was shocked and surprised when Sid got into his first fight, but it was nice to see he could handle himself and he didn't look like a wuss.

maria said...

so...i've been out of the loop lately and i'm not sure if this has been posted yet, but sean avery was quoted in the new york times fashion & style section. he wore a shorts suit to his vogue internship--to better show off his calf muscles.

who wears short shorts? sean avery wears short shorts

Dan said...

i'd look at that picture of avery, but i'm afraid it will turn me gay

curtO. said...

I was at McFaddens to watch that game in Boston. That was one of the biggest Pittsburgh sports nights with Pitt Basketball playing Duke(I think), and the Steelers playing someone.

McFaddens Sports Bar=FAIL

They put the Pens on 1 tv, Pitt on maybe 2 tv's, and the pregame show for the Steelers on ALL the other tv's. Even after I asked them to change the one tv that was all by it'self, they couldn't oblige.

wilsmith said...

I have a pair or short mesh shorts I wear when I play roller hockey.

It really throws off the opponents when they see the muscle they're up against.

Yeah, godsmack sucks.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

It's Geno's birthday ... everyone should celebrate like he would want it ... consuming much alcohol and speaking few English words while watching Transformers *smiles*

Favorite fight of the year ... no mention of Ruutu/Tucker, Roberts/Eager, or Malone/Bell (last one might be biased)...

@Akus: No love of NHLN commercials? I think they have good commercials except for the Stanley Cup stuff ...

Alright, I'm going to be gone all of today and part of tomorrow, so everybody have fun ...

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Maria said...

I'm stunned to see another Maria here. What are we going to do about this?!

I R A Darth Aggie said...

[Sean Avery] wore a shorts suit to his vogue internship

That's just so wrong on so many levels. Shorts with a suit coat? that's just wrong. But a Vogue internship? drum him out of the NHL.

It is teh ghey.

Dan said...

usually when i see another me here i refer to them as bizzaro "insert name here"

Maria said...

Bizzaro Maria. I like it.

Is anyone else wondering what will happen to Avery's Vogue internship when he moves his fabulous short-short wearing self to Dallas? Or am I the only person on the planet who cares? Maybe I'll give Anna Wintour a call. I could be Avery's replacement. I like wearing shorts, I used to play hockey, and I could be a major asshole if the situation called for it.

snickerdoodles said...

redwings, dear, that should be Heroes. Now put down the beer and go buy a nice dictionary.

Dan said...

i just assumed avery was gonna join a gay rodeo down there

i forgot to agree with mcfaddens kind of sucking, just in general really. north side bars were sweet a year ago, they've gone down the poop chute quickly.

J.S. said...

and to avoid any confusion, that redwings isn't the same Redwings who was posting in here during the finals.

The born on date in their profile is saying it's somebody totally different.

Dan said...

j.s. - i was just going to post that. the real redwings is actually enjoyable to have around here, with his intelligent and witty banter and all.

J.S. said...

I was originally post and say "c'mon, you're better than that", but I checked his profile and noticed that this version of redwings wasn't even around for the finals. If he was, he was jobbing with another name. That's the one slight downside of blogger: multiple users can have the same display name.

If anything, I should at least thank that fool for re-enforcing the stereotype that I held towards most people from Detroit.

I think I heard during Superbowl XL that Bettis is from Detroit. Is that true?

Dan said...

i thought bettis is from notre dame

Maria said...

J.S., yep, Bettis is from the mean streets of Riot City.

P.O. said...

bettis is from other breaking news jordan staal has brothers and and rj hamburgler is from pgh

Dan said...

oh that's right, i just remembered, bettis ate the leprechaun

justinafi said...

I'm getting a vibe that there might be a 3 team deal between Boston, Florida, and the Buccos

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Those jokes never get old...on second thought...

The Nady deal was solid. He's injury-prone and entering free agency with Boras as an agent. Marte was a big loss, but we have more pressing needs than middle relief. We got potential, which is all u can ask for.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Ken Griffey Jr. is a White Sock...White Sox?

crmzak said...

yup, I was at that game in awesome seats actually. The bench was psyched after the fight, with Colby pumping his fist into the air to Sid across the ice. Once he got back from the penalty box, Colby rushed up to him and excitedly asked, "Did you chuck him?"

lis said...

A troll on July 31st???


crmzak said...

If anyone cares, I posted my vid of Letang's SO gamewinner on my blog. 'Tis short, but sweet.

Dan said...

scotty bowman going to chi-town if anyone cares.

i will be drunk on the beach at this time saturday.

dying alive said...

If anyone is an early riser and is interested in hearing me make a douche out of myself, I will be the featured listener guest DJ for My 15 Minutes on WYEP tomorrow morning at 7:15.

I just recorded it and I think I will come off as being a cross between a hyperactive six year old and a mentally challenged person with no social skills. I also stumbled over my words five or six times. I also panicked and used the one phrase I wanted to avoid where music is concerned, "it really spoke to me." Good times.

J.S. said...

so not only do the succos want to deal Bay to Boston, they also want to throw in Grabow. Boston isn't content with that and wants the Pirates to send Wilson.

And people want to know why I hate baseball. I think everybody at work knows I pretty much hate baseball. I pretend to care, but dey no I don' care.

J.S. said...

new post

Stoosh said...




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