Monday, August 4, 2008

Pot. Kettle. Whatev

You know the off season has reached its boiling point when two rumor sites are shutting each other down.

First, Eklund makes up the Penguins are getting Marion Gaborik. [HockeyBuzz]

Then [TIOPS] makes up that a source says that the Gaborik thing is false.

[TIOPS] proceeds to make up the Penguins are going to Sign Brendan Shanahan.


Nothing is happening in hockey right now.The Sidney Crosby interview abo ut turning 21 years old is like a cold glass of water to a man dying of thirst. [ Trib ]

Q: So what adult beverage does "Sid the Kid" drink?

A: Jack Daniels or Crown Royal.

He also dishes out on Harvey Dent.

Q: How did you react upon learning Marian Hossa would not re-sign with the Penguins?

A: I was pretty surprised. He told me that he really enjoyed it in Pittsburgh. He loved the team and the city. He never had one bad thing to say.

Q: Have you spoken with Hossa since he signed with Detroit?

A: We've played phone tag, but I haven't talked to him yet. I thought he liked it here. He was great to play with. It's too bad.

Q: What is your reaction when a former teammate that played alongside you in the Stanley Cup final says another team gives him a better chance to win the Stanley Cup next year?

A: To be honest, if you look at (the Red Wings), they haven't lost anyone. We came within two games, but they won, and they haven't lost one guy. Maybe on paper they have the best chance to win the Cup and, in his mind, that is what he thinks. If you ask anybody else, that's the way it looks. I'm not mad at him or anything like that. That's just the way it is.

Q: Do you derive any extra motivation from his comments?

A: We have enough motivation in the fact that we came that close and didn't win. Whether he said that or not doesn't matter.


:: [ On Frozen Blog ] proposes for the anniversary of Team USA's Miracle on Ice the Capitals wear the 1980s USA jerseys on February 22nd against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

If the idea of the Caps representing the nation doesn't make you sick, imagining Alex Ovechkin in a USA sweater should adequately get the job done.

The worst part isn't that they think it's a great idea, it's that they acknowledge all the problems with it and still think it's a great idea.

Why not just have all American born players around the league wear a patch on the night?
Or better yet, the 2010 Winter Olympics are in Vancouver, why not just wait another year for the 30th anniversary and have Team USA wear 1980 replicas, complete with the dark blue name patches on the white jerseys.

:: Rachel Hunter and Oiler Jarrett Stoll are getting serious. [Kukla]

:: It is the Great Homo week on NHL Network. [Going Five Hole]

:: Sean Avery is dating Calvin Klein. Or his wife.
Whatev. [Ny Post]

Thanks to everyone who sent that in.


Someone on LGP's thought on why Google shut us down:



Here is a shot of BGL's new threads:

[Thanks to 71crush]


This Youtube has no business being here.


[Thanks to Jschiff]


Game #38
[ 2 Points. 1 Broken Leg. PENS WIN. ]

2 - 0

It looked like a normal game.
Everyone was getting pumped for the Winter Classic.
Then all of sudden Gary Roberts is laying on the ice.

We wish him the best in recovery.
Mark Eaton and Gary Roberts in the press box.

Shero gives Roberts something for his 900 point.
Roberts almost trips on a camera cord.
A camera man is reported missing later in the evening.

[Derek Ausk]


Therrien stayed true to his philosophy and started the hot hand, Ty Conklin.

Out of nowhere, there was 6:00 left in the first.
Both teams were beasts in the offensive zone, playing puck-possession hockey while getting some nice chances.

And then crap. The next segment last about 8 seconds, as the Pens headed to the box.

The Pens kill the penalty, and the rest of the period disappears faster than the Little Ceasars franchise in Western Pennsylvania.

Big time Pizza


Before you know whats going on.
Crosby walks down.
Saucer pass city.


The second period was going along swimmingly.
The Pens had the lead, Conklin was making saves, the Pens were getting chances.

Then an eerie silence enveloped Mellon Arena and most of the tri-state area.
Roberts is down. Repeat. Roberts is down.

WWGRD. Break his leg.

Tough times.

Konstantin Koltsov/Afinogenov flies down and pounds Sydor into the boards.
Guess they don't call boarding anymore.

That was it for a second period that will resonate throughout history.


Three minutes into the third, you simply realized that this game was gonna be a big win or an awful defeat.

Errey drops a bomb on the world with the news that Gary Roberts broke his left fibula.
Half the world Googles "fibula" to see what it's all about.

After some extensive searching, we find a broken fibula takes a good 6-8 weeks to heal.
That brings us to the playoff push in March, which is when Roberts has earned his bread throughout his career.

9:00 left.
Conklin had something special going.
You know what that means.
Conk blocks everywhere.

Staal had a chance later on a breakaway, and Derek Roy hooks him up.
Staal is a midget, so it's better that the Pens were able to take another two minutes off the clock instead of Staal getting a penalty shot.

The Pens don't get anything going on the PP.
And then it was crunch time.
Father time rolls in and things start to get crazy.

Daryl Sydor played a big time hockey game.
He cleans up the mess.

The Pens survive one more scare late with Miller pulled, and then Malkin lays it up into the empty net. 2-0.


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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


sh0ez said...

Cmon Cblog! First again!

dlonlo said...


dlonlo said...


sh0ez said...

BAH! Owned.

Caps in USA sweaters = vomit. Patch idea = solid.


Dustin said...
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The Caps in 1980 USA Jerseys? It makes perfect sense, because it will take another miracle for the Caps to ever beat the Pens again. Face it folks, when it comes to hockey we dominate them like the USSR dominated the international game in that time period. So put on the USA jerseys Crapitals, it is your only shot.

TheFandangler said...

I do hold the title for the last post. I'm not one to brag but there it is.

eileenover said...

I definitely like the patch idea, but I think wearing replica jerseys for the next Olympics would be amazing.

BlacknGold66 said...

First bitches!!

Hell yeah!


I'd like to thank the academy. God upstairs. Jesus. Buddy Christ. My Mom and Dad... Love you guys!! My loving girlfriend Missy Peregrym. My fans. My fellow cbloggers: Turk, Lis, Hip, Rachele-Rachele, Uncle Stoosh, Jonny V, Stokes, and many more.

I told ya'll I could do it.


What? Why's everyone looking at me like that?

debrisslide said...

The patch idea is totally solid. The Capitals ≠ America. Stupid.

The Goon Blogger said...

The USSR was a buncha douches in the Olympics, basically just making up bullshit to say their pro players weren't pro players. Makes the Miracle on Ice so much more important because a buncha greenhorn college kids beat arguably the greatest team of PROS to ever skate. The Soviets beat down on a buncha college kids but were basically evenly matched against the NHL teams of the 70s.

ANY Pro team wearing the 1980 USA sweater is a DISGRACE.

Steve In Denver said...

I hope Mike Eruzione gets to drop the puck for that Caps Pens game, and comes out drunk and takes a dump at center ice.

shawnawwwesome said...

That stretcher was carried off the ice on Gary Roberts.

I think in lieu of anyone pretending to be the USA team, they should just have Kurt Russell come out and make the Pens and Caps do drills up and down the ice the entire third period. Or until they guess what number he's thinking.

eileenover said...

Craig Patrick would have to be at this game.

Victor Raison said...

My sources tell me that the Penguins were very impressed by Tiger Woods' courageously gritty performance during the US Open and are preparing to make him an offer.

Wow, how arrogant would the Craps be if they pulled that shit.

Fuckin' kangaroos.

curtO. said...

It's hard being me.





stokes said...

I am still in disbelief that Tim Connolly was able to break titanium.

Luckily, the mention of that name ALWAYS leads you to here.

"I haven't slept in 8 days"
"Charlie keeps me up all night."

KaylaJ said...

Caps wearing 80 US jerseys is just vomit inducing...and stupid!

akus said...

This should have been in the "other" post for today about EA NHL09, but i just found it.
It may be info already known, but i have not see mention of it.


I do not have PS3, perhaps i should buy one for my kids and borrow it from time to time :)

Dan said...

i've got a cigar and a beer bottle for ovechkin if he even tries to put that jersey on. cigar to the eye, bottle over the head. ya, i'm still going lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

akus said...

Well Rachel Hunter gets around.
and apparently so does Sean Avery.

She has been romantically linked with several film stars and rockers, including: Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, Liam Gallagher, Robbie Williams, Wes Scantlin, Tommy Lee.

Ice hockey player Sean Avery was her date for some time.

Not sure who is the biggest ewww factor, Tommy Lee or Avery.

Who the hell is Wes Scantlin?


Ovie is high up on the ewwww factor.

i checked a big, Hell no, on the ballot box for the 1980s USA jerseys.

akus said...


Dan said...

wes scanlin was/is the singer for the band "puddle of mudd" it is ironic because of their name and they are, in fact, shit

akus said...

did You crack the JD yet?

I lost track of drunkonthebeachblog.

Flyer Hater said...

The Hossa 3:16 thing at the end of each post was funny the first 15 times it was used. Now it's just old and annoying to look at.

Just sayin'

Flyer Hater said...

Maybe the Caps should just get the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team to play against the Pens because they probably have a better chance of winning.

Jim Craig>Jose Theodore

Flyer Hater said...

I posted this on OnFrozenBlog

"Isn’t this the same team who thought that Ollie The Joke was a franchise goalie? Why should anyone take this seriously?

Capitals=Un-American, because they always lose."

Hip said...

The only thing about that Capitals/USA idea is that the Pens constantly beat them, just like the USSR did back in the day.

But honestly, because they're the Capitals they should wear the jerseys? I don't think so. That would be an insult to every American player on the Pens.

Crosby's a fucking class act.

Alcoholism is a very very sad disease.

Avery is in no way shape or form sexxy. If he was the last man on earth, I'd find a fucking cucumber and call it a day. WTF.

Flyer Hater said...

"If he was the last man on earth, I'd find a fucking cucumber and call it a day. WTF."

Zucchini Stick=Stunned

stokes said...

So i'm watching Pens vs. Sabres, Game 7 of the 10 Greatest and you can't help but notice the crowd. it reminded me of the Winter Classic and i suddenly remembered that Buffalo was full of douches.

I'm listening Gary Thorne and Bill Clement's dulcet tones.

J.S. said...

connollyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and Ko-tah-liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiik!!

making that into a ringtone would require me to get rid of the Pelimies ringtone.

Don't see that happening anytime soon.

Flyer Hater said...

Gary Thorne=beast

stokes said...

I've already seen three missed calls that probably would have been called this post season and we all know how bad the officiating was this past post season.

This game is playing out like an 8 year old soccer game thus far....

eileenover said...

I really need to get that DVD. If I don't watch some hockey soon I'm going to have a nervous breakdown.

stokes said...

if i had a blog, i would blog this game.

KLS line= maniacal point machine

Dr. Turkleton said...

It reminded me of the Winter Classic and i suddenly remembered that Buffalo was full of douches.

There were 6 of us that pulled into Ralph Puke Stadiums parking lot and started tailgating for the WC...this drunk Sabres idiot comes up and 'tries' acting nice at first...then his douchebaggishness got the best of him and started spewing verbal vomit about how the Pens suck, Crosby's a diver...yadda, yadda, yadda....

I say, 'How's Brett Hull?' to the bastard & he acts as if I dropped my pants and did his Mom, girlfriend and his girlfriend's Mom, right in front of him.

He storms back to his 'crew' and starts cranking up some Queen, singing the chorus, 'We Are The Champions...Lemieux Had Hodgkins!!!!'

My dad turns to me and says, 'It's like we're in a different country or something up here'

I replied, 'That's Buffalo for ya'


I envisioned Jim Carrey in The Mask accepting his Oscar [tell Tiny Tim I won't be coming home this Christmas] while I read your FIRST award-winning speech.


having/listening to Thorne + Clement on EA's NHL XX > any Vs. broadcast.

Yinz be careful. Dat ice is slippy!

stokes said...

i just remembered why i hate Doug Gilmour.

haha. Brett Hull. Excellent.

Ali said...

Kind of late on this...but, i think the patch idea is a great one...

the throw backs for the olympics in 2010 would be cool...

although, as someone said, comparing any team nowadays to that just can't be compared. What happened in 1980 with those guys with what the US was going through with the just can't be compared...

In other words having the caps wear those jerseys would be awful....ugh.

PDX Pens said...

That puckdaddy blog about the Trib article on Crosby spawned quite the Pens/Wings Hatefest. 360 comments and counting. Wowza.

P.O. said...

if dan is on the beach he should not be on pensblog/cblog

cblog on vacation is only appropriate in the morning at breakfast or at 4am if you are hammered and you couldnt bring something home

stokes said...

@ p.o.

Its also ok on vacation if its raining and you are stealing someone's Gore.

That's how i stumbled upon tPB.

Flyer Hater said...

Stokes, Devorski was reffing that Sabres game right? I swear, he made Andy Van Hellemond look competent.

Janne Laukkanen=beast

P.O. said...



i did that this past summer on vaca with the gf's family... a bunch of dego's arguing=me on the balcony surfing pensblog

Raybin said...

Someone buy Sidney a Dodge, because that boy is a DIPLOMAT.

Crapitals wearing the 1980 U.S. team jerseys? that all they've got to fall back on anymore? Make believe and dress up? What jokes.

Raybin said...

I was at that game. The one with the Leg Fracture Heard 'Round the World.

You could've heard a pin drop in the Mellon when Gary was down.

Conklin was unfuckingbelievable. Television didn't do it justice. The man was on serious blotter acid that night. Maybe the best 1-0 (well, 2-0) game I've ever seen. Both teams were on top of shit that night.

Also, I got to sit in the box seats. Very niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Calling on the phone for Labatt and chicken tenders made me feel like I was ordering Cristal and caviar.

wilsmith said...

bng, I approve of this action.

Raybin said...

Also, I will make out with a life-size cardboard cutout of Joe Beninati if the Pens sign either Gaborik or Shanahan.

Memo to HockeyBuzz and TIOPOS: Jesus, I know we're in the dog days and people are bored, but HAVE SOME DIGNITY. You're only making asses out of yourselves.

Raybin said...

If I don't watch some hockey soon I'm going to have a nervous breakdown.

eileen: Got a video iPod?

iTunes has (among other things): The Winter Classic, the Pens blowout of Toronto in the game after, Game 1 against the Rangers, Game 1 against Philly, Game 5 against the Red Wings, Game 6 against Minnesota to clinch the first cup AND the Dallas/San Jose 4-OT classic from this year.

1.99 each


Raybin said...

Oh, and game 2 against Ottawa.

PLUS tons of other games from all the other teams.

brndlynn said...

@ raybin/eileen: you can purchase things from iTunes without having a video ipod.

Raybin said...

brndlynn is, of course, right.

I am, of course, an idiot.

eileenover said...


No, I hardly even use my iPod as it is.

stokes said...


yeah. devorski and koharski. btw, Morozov is playing a solid-ass game in this Game 7.

watching this game made me realize, even more, why the Penguins didn't win 4 or 5 Cups in the 90's:


@ po: thats hilarious.

@ raybin: i was as well. the texts came in rapidly, stating that GR had broken his leg. it goes without saying that:

stokes(and E16, even though they suck)= STUNNED.

one of the best things i read of the short time i read TIOPS, is that they referred to themselves as THE TIOPS. That's like calling your favorite Mexican restaurant The El Jose and Tony's. In other words, The The Jose and Tony's....


eileenover said...

Ok nevermind haha. I still can't watch videos online though, since my Flash Player won't load.

penstone410 said...



brndlynn said...

new post(s)

Dan said...

i haved s apoor sense fo everything

morgan freeman get better batman loves u and so di i

alcoholsijm is AWONderful diisease i ran out or beer dammit

this is what happens when u do nothing but drhink at theo condo and don't go out jebsu luvds me

Dan said...

seriously bdoes anyhaone know where i can order a piza from in myrtle beach right now i'm staravng ad all out of doritos effffffffffff me


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