Thursday, October 30, 2008

GAMEDAY [11] -- PHOENIX COYOTES

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:: Phoenix ain't no joke.
Yeah, they're 3-4-0, but they are a solid team all the way through.

The 'Yote's haven't played since they got smoked by Calgary on Saturday night. [Ice Chips]

So that most likely means they are going to be pissed off.

Plus Olli Jokinen always scores against the Pens.
If you need a longer preview of the game, [pp.com] has it.

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:: Some interesting off-the-ice news.
The Pens are now worth $195 Million. [Forbes]


We don't know jack about business, but the Pens had an increase of 26% last year, highest in the NHL.
Buries It bought them for $107 million in 1999, so that's pretty sick.

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To contrast, the Leafs are number-one with a worth of $448 million.

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The Coyotes are worth $142 million.

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Our favorite is the Lightning. [Forbes Magazine]:

"In June, OK Hockey, a group of eight owners led by Oren Koules and Len Barrie, bought the Tampa Bay Lightning, the lease rights to the St. Pete Times Forum and 5.5 axces of land in downtown Tampa's Channelside District near the arena for $210 million, of which $204 million was for the team and operating rights to the arena. The new owners believe they can increase cash flow by $18 million a year. They better. Their purchase was financed with a $105 million, three-year bullet loan, meaning in 2011 they will either have to pay the loan off or refinance it."

Like we said, we know nothing about business,
but if Forbes Magazine is mocking you, you're screwed.

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We fielded some good candidates for the Gameday position tonight.
It was a tough call.
NICK G. comes through.






Go Pens

407 comments:

TheFandangler said...

Gretz is gay.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

He eats pieces of shit for breakfast, I hear...

rrrrrrrrr said...

You eat pieces of shit for breakfast??

ceby22 said...

Edmonton still sucks!

Kimberlass said...

I go to school In Philadelphia. Last night on the subway a Phillies fan started talking hockey with me and informed me that Crosby would be traded in the next few years because he would want to play for a better team.

This enraged a very drunk me. I let him know that Briere was out for a torn rectum, called him a faggot, and said that he shouldn’t be surprised when he “pisses out a bloody tootsie roll this week because that’s how my boys do.”

I was screaming “Brooks Orpik watches you sleep” to a subway car full of Phillies fans when I was finally drug off by my friend. I’ll just assume they were all Flyers fans too.

I also drunk dialed my mother. All in all, a good night.

But yeah, watch out, Crosby is totally leaving us for a better team.

ceby22 said...

I work in downtown philly Kimber. It's such a treat to hang out with phillies, flyers, and eagles homers all the time.

If I can make one note however, the phillies sensation has taken over and this town will forget about hockey ten fold because of it. This will make for easy tix at the wachovia when our boys come to wip ass!!!

debrisslide said...

Orpik watches everyone in Philadelphia while they sleep. It's part of this season's "brotherly love" policy.

<3 you, Kim. Hahahaha.

The Goon Blogger said...

A drunk Kimberlass, is there anything in this world more desireable?

Staff comes through in a big way with Gameday, even though I think The Flu woulda been money.

J.S. said...

Christopher McDonald = win

Kimberlass said...

Sadly the closes wachovia pens game is already verging on sold out. The last time I called there were some $80 seats left, but "Joe," the kindly rapist employee who invited me out with his friends, told me they would probably be sold out the next day.The'll still have the ones they open up closer to game day, but according to the rapist they'll be extremely expensive.

ceby22 said...

Bings going to play like a possessed monster tonight. Write it down!

dying alive said...

Jobing.com.

Jawsh said...

I'm calling it now, joBING.com gets 3 points tonight.



[save the motherland, save the world]

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

kimber, this "Joe" sounds like an enchanting fellow, but I ask you, does he have his own business card?

coffeytalk said...

I'm totally over Heroes, but save the motherland, save the world is the greatest.

chris e said...

Let's do this shit!

Rage said...

@kimberlass- I been hatin ALL day. Violently. You just made me laugh my ass off for the 1st time today. Thanks. You would be clutch for next game day.

Just sayin

Kimberlass said...

Oh my god, you totally win with the Arrested Development reference.

coffeytalk said...

aw man, I haven't been in c-blog "let's do this shit" from chris e in forevs.

glorious.

go pens.

SteelPens111 said...

LETS GO PENS!

I like some of the new line arranging...it's amazing how lopsided the scoring has been so far this year on our team. Hopefully the new lines will help spread the goals around to some of the more unproductive guys.

I'm liking having a couple of these later games. 7PM is a little too early (for me) to start drinking...although it doesn't stop me all the time.

brett said...

GO PENS

and grr i just lost 15 bucks cause the Rangers couldn't put in an Empty net. it hit the side of the net with 2 seconds left. I took the -1 1/2 Rangers bet.

frank said...

i wonder if rufus from bum fights crew would inspire the pens on game day

TheNWChica said...

Anyone know of a feed for tonight? If Russ is doing it, he hasn't changed his page yet.

debrisslide said...

Yeah, nhl.com is being a grade-school whore, I need a feed. :(

J.S. said...

a fool in a Winnipeg Jets jersey dancing.

How bad could it be?

johnny said...

Sandler blows...Go Pens!

Allison said...

Grrrrr why is nhl.com being soooooo gay?

fleuryous said...

Is anyone else as stunned about the TB-Sabres game?


Dear Lord. haha

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fleuryous said...

Oh my God, Sid as a kid's goal celebration was still beautiful.

LET'S GO PENS. haha

debrisslide said...

If anyone is streaming this game, you can have my firstborn. You can even knock me up if you want.

Kimberlass said...

I so wish I had a feed. We would make a beautiful child.

fleuryous said...

With all that speed TK's got...

I wanna know his dealer.

Rick M. said...

NHL Game Center is garbage.

Jawsh said...

I feel like NHL.com stole my lunch money.

Annie said...

Ugh, why is everything going wrong? The power went out yesterday and DirectTV's Center Ice isn't working.

I'd also be extremely grateful for a feed that works.









[Save the Mothaland!]

ceby22 said...

Slingbox.

Can't beat it with a stick!

Rick M. said...

Has the game started yet?
Game Center says it's still waiting to start.

fleuryous said...

I'm still wearing my Dupuis shirt, regardless of if he's playing or not.


Because I believe in the PK.
WOOOOOOOOOOO.

bayonetwork said...
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Aubrey said...

NHL site isn't working and I'm really upset!

fleuryous said...

And no, hasn't started yet.

Kimberlass said...

Sopcast Channel - 36451

That's all I've got right now. Sorry :(

Allison said...

i am so furious with nhl.com right now that there ae no words.

bayonetwork said...

fleuryous that was the best phrase i heard all day

Rick M. said...

Five more minutes of waiting for this game center shit and I'm heading to my usual way of watching games - illegally watching streams.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Philly won again tonight, they're nipping at our heels. And I know that it's still October...

Don't know if this was posted in an earlier post, but with all the yiping about Staal around here I thought this was appropriate, Buccigross was talking about a redraft of 2006, and he has it as:

1. Blues: Jonathan Toews
2. Penguins: Phil Kessel
3. Chicago: Jordan Staal
4. Washington: Nicklas Backstrom
5. Boston: Erik Johnson

But then he goes on to say this about Staal, even comparing him to the great Ronnie Franchise:


Let's be clear. I really like Staal as a player. I believe he will be a dependable, sturdy, ever-improving player. He might even be captain material. During the first period of Saturday night's Penguins-Rangers game, he was the best player on the ice. In a lot of ways, he reminds me of Ron Francis, although Staal is a little longer and bigger. Staal probably will have a 20-year NHL career and should play about 1,500 games. I put his Hall of Fame chances at 65 percent. I've already seen instances this season when you can see that his hands and feet are faster than they were the season before. They will continue to get faster. He is only 20.


I probably could be convinced that the Penguins would take him again in a re-draft. It's just that they have two very good centers who get most of the power-play time, and right now, Staal lacks a goal-scoring shot. That isn't a major concern right now because the Penguins will be a top-10 goal-scoring team later this season. But in the long term, that concern would need to be considered when gauging Staal's value and his importance to the makeup of his team. I also can picture Kessel flying down the wing with Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby, and that is quite tasty.


When it's all said and done this season, this kid will have 15-20 goals. We will have two of the top five point getters in the NHL. Fleury will be a finalist for the Vezina. And we will have at least one round of home ice in the playoffs. Enjoy the ride.

Flyer Hater said...

Shooter McGavin=Stupid

Rick M. said...

Game Center blows.

Audio only right now.

Stoosh said...

I'll bet Darren Pang's wife makes one mean fucking cheesecake.

Where else can you get that kind of analysis but Robert Errey?

I love that guy.

Nate said...

Pens need to bust out the egg cartons and seriously work on some passing, mighty ducks style...

Stoosh said...

That should've said "from who else can you get that kind of analysis but from Robert Errey".

I fucking suck.

megz590 said...

does anyone have a link to the pens game streaming? i'm in Indiana and desperate

TheNWChica said...

Unless I did it wrong, Sopcast said that 36451 is offline. I've never used it before.

oddjobber said...

I wonder about jobing.com, how do they even compete with Career Builder or Jobs.com?? How can the company afford something like the naming rights to an NHL arena..

jobing.com arena.. WTF..

oddjobber said...

I wonder about jobing.com, how do they even compete with Career Builder or Jobs.com?? How can the company afford something like the naming rights to an NHL arena..

jobbing.com arena.. WTF..

Rick M. said...

I gave up on Game Center.

Illegal streaming FTW

Stoosh said...

Oddjobber just got jobbed by the "Publish Your Comment" button.

megz590 said...

rick m, where do u find the sites

debrisslide said...

I have Lange going and this game sounds like it's not going so well. :/

Nate said...

snoreblog

Rick M. said...

You need to use VLC media player along with Sopcast to view the game.

Once you open VLC go to File --> Open Network Stream and then type 127.0.0.1:8902 into the HTTP section.

Stoosh said...

I like the Yotes' jerseys, but something about those numbers on the back screams either "Yes, these are supposed to look like they were cut out of construction paper", or "we could've had two-tone numbers for an extra twenty bucks a jersey, but Wayne is too fucking cheap."

Rick M. said...

The Sopcast channel is sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/36451

Rick M. said...

I agree Stoosh.

Phoenix's jerseys are very nice, but the numbers suck.

TheNWChica said...

Dudes....I found one on justintv... http://www.justin.tv/jtv_sports4

Nate said...

Looks like they just used white hockey tape to make the stripes too

pops said...

well done chica!

OrpikSmash said...

quit turning over the fucking puck geno. you're allowed to pass

Rick M. said...

Still zero shots.

pops said...

first words i hear,

"penguins have yet to have a shot on goal"

ugh

megz590 said...

i cant download sopcast, i dont have windows.. boooo

Stoosh said...

No shots?

What the hell? This is stupid.

Trade everybody.

(This pre-emptive meltdown is brought to you by Steuebenville, Ohio. Steuebenville! The burb of the Burgh. And by that stupid fucking car commercial with that even more stupid "saaaaved by zeeeero" song.)

TheNWChica said...

I know you all hate this, but SHOOT!

OrpikSmash said...

just imagine if this game was in pittsburgh. you'd hear the crowd yelling "Shoot!!!!" when fleury goes behind the net to play the puck

Rick M. said...

Fleury is awesome.

Still no shots I think.

Allison said...

thenwchica.. you are my hero

Nate said...

we need to teach fleury the knucklepuck

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meecrofilm said...

At least they have the legs movin' tonight.

In other news, Sykie couldn't make a breakout pass if his life depended on it. When did this happen?

Raybin said...

As always, commit to the stoosh

Rick M. said...

The stream I'm watching shows no commercials, but instead they show stats.

It's great.

14 minutes in and no shots.

kstewy16 said...

HCMT needs to offer $500 for every shot this game.
I mean, Sid wouldn't really care, but Talbot, Kennedy, Minard, all those guys would just start shooting from everywhere.
No shots. Pathetic.

Stoosh said...

I was just kidding with the pre-emptive meltdown stuff, by the way.

This IS starting to get ri-goddamm-diculous, and I agree with Bibs...they need to get a little bit of emotion going here.

Rick M. said...

What's the Pens record for least shots in a period?

meecrofilm said...

stoosh, everytime the saved by zero commercial comes on, I mute the TV. And look away. So painful

pops said...

if youre therrien you just draw a big fat zero on the white board during intermission and walk out..
what else can you say?

meecrofilm said...

Wow. MAFer with the sick save.

OrpikSmash said...

seeing ulf brings back good memories. he had the ot winner in the first ever game i went to

kstewy16 said...

Did the Bibster just rip cam neely...
And when should HCMT just throw his shit all over the ice and leave? I'm geussing about 5 minutes and 0 shots from now...

Nate said...

woooooooooo!

Nate said...

i think ziggy just mumbled "first" on his way past the bench

TheNWChica said...

meecrofilm: me too...I used to love that song.

pops said...

wow, a shot!

also, drop passes are ALWAYS a good idea. ugh.

fleuryous said...

I sent in a TK photoshop...I hope that shit makes it. haha


In other news, if Fleury gets a goal, I will literally ingest my eyeballs. haha.


At least our PK is still boss. And Fleury's a beeeeeeeast.

kstewy16 said...

We have Sid, Malkin, Sykora, Satan, but no, our shots are from Ziggy and Brooksie

fleuryous said...

And the Detroit-Sharks game should be really fucking good.


Malkin, start taking your ridic slapshots, please. haha

fleuryous said...

And Fleury plays until the whistle.


Jesus Christ, I love that man.

jhorn said...

wow 2 shots in 20 minutes
shooter mcgavin= total bust

TheNWChica said...

I wonder how they talked my boy Pete into doing that dumbass commercial. lol

brivers81 said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swzK7Q8teSM


oh my god, it's a real song....

after one period the Pens are saved by zero.

Rick M. said...

Do you pronounce Coyotes as "Cay-oates" or "Cay-oat-ees?"

My wife works with Chris Minard's cousin, so it's cool seeing him back in the NHL, even if it's just for a while.

ceby22 said...

Girl on NHL 09 commercial is kinda hot in a fake I care about hockey way.

kstewy16 said...

I would love to be in that locker room right now. I bet there are more unintelligible frenchy/russian swear words than any of us have ever heard in our lives.

TheNWChica said...

@Rick: I am out here on the West Coast and I always call them Ky-yotees.

Nate said...

errey knows shots

OrpikSmash said...

omg, what a hilarious topic for hockey 101

debrisslide said...

Some Phoenix jobber interviewed Crosby after the period and the kid was fucking CRUSHED. When he was asked about all the Pens fans in the arena, you could tell he was disappointed with what had just happened.

Rick M. said...

I say "Ky-o-tees" as well, but the Pens announcers seem to be saying "Ky-oates."

I'm Canadian, so I was wondering if it was an American thing.

oddjobber said...

2 shots, man thats pretty rough

Rick M. said...

This European channel I'm watching a stream from just has the NHL Network guys talking about MIN-DAL which is very annoying.

coffeytalk said...

has anyone else learned about the history of the penguins logo back on the front page of pensblog?

go learn. or don't.

Rick M. said...

The History of the Penguin logo page is awesome stuff.

TheNWChica said...

Which feed are you watching? It might be their cutsey way. In the states, I've heard it Ky-oates, but mostly in Westerns. lol

Where are you in Kanadia?

pops said...

that pheonix jobber is darren pang. he's just a jobber in general, though.

kstewy16 said...

Seriously, WWMLD?
If the Pens of the 90's went an entire period with 2 shots, what would Lemieux have done? He would have went out there and carried puck coast to coast and took a shot. Even it was a lame as hell, no chance at all, i can't even see the net shot, he would have done it.

Sid needs to do it.
Then Malkin needs to do it.
Orpik already did it.

Thats leadership.

Rick M. said...

It's true.
Sid or Malkin needs to take a shot ASAP.

I'm from Toronto Chica.

Carroll said...

Chica - you are the best!
I would give you Tims as a thank you if I could!! (or bagged milk haha)

Stoosh said...

@ Debris -

We might see Sid spiral into a whole new level of pissed off this period. He looked frustrated as all hell when they showed him on the bench with about four minutes left in the first.

ceby22 said...

Free Candy says don't touch your remote.

Wow, looks like i'm stuck on FSN forever.

Rick M. said...

Why is this channel recaping yesterday's games!?

fleuryous said...

TK will bury one, taking the net from behind.

He loves those shots...and I love when he takes those shots.


Hell, at this point, I'll take any shots. haha.

TNTK.

Docciavelli said...

Is it just me, or are there a lot of criminals in Phoenix? Seems like every other ad on FSN-Southwest is for criminal defense attorneys.

[tent city]

TheNWChica said...

What did I do Carroll? And I have jug milk tonight!

fleuryous said...

Hooks leads the NHL with hits?
Naturally.

OrpikSmash said...

talbot's had like 3 breakaways already this year. wouldn't be surprised if he got another

Rick M. said...

Bagged milk is awesome.

meecrofilm said...

pickle stabber +1

fleuryous said...

Okay, who's playing the pickle-stabber drinking game?


DRINK.

Rick M. said...

Damn, my old feed died.

Now I have to watch the Phoenix announcers.

TheNWChica said...

And I am thinking about driving to Vancouver Sunday just for some Timmy's since we didn't have time to stop last weekend.

OrpikSmash said...

what the hell sykie???

kstewy16 said...

GIVE US THE FUCKING GOAL BILL MCDREARY!!!

meecrofilm said...

Sykora has some sort of Voodoo curse on him.

kstewy16 said...

MAF grinder extraodinar, battling on the boards.

pops said...

mccreary is a fucking joke

kstewy16 said...

Wow that whistle was close, that might have been a goal...

ceby22 said...

shots on goal 12 - 2 phx...

HCMT just ate an entire bottle of tums.

meecrofilm said...

Damn quick whistle on that Geno play.

TheNWChica said...

HCMT is saying 'Sheet...wha ah we gonna doo? Da boys got no shots an' we need da shots to sco da goas.' lol

meecrofilm said...

WHAT?!

2 minutes for playing solid-D.

That is an unbelievable call. Unbelievable.

TheNWChica said...

OOH! Cranky Brooksie! Rawr! Someone's gonna get it.

kstewy16 said...

See thats what i'm talkin about sid! Get this shit going!

fleuryous said...

MAF should get a medal, for God's sake.

fleuryous said...

Well, it was bound to happen.


MAF seriously was tied up like a pretzel.


Rigoddamndiculous.

meecrofilm said...

Weak. Shouldn't have been on the PK to begin with.

Fucking Joke-inen. Every time.

Jawsh said...

vomit

ceby22 said...

I HATE JOKEinen !

pops said...

thanks, jordan staal. don't mean to start all of this again, but that was a dumb play.

meecrofilm said...

A good PP can make up for shitty even strength play. Get it done boys.

Allison said...

Staff called it

pops said...

nm, that was eaton. apologies to staal.

fleuryous said...

SATAN!

Nate said...

wooooooooo! that was quick

Jawsh said...

woooooooo

meecrofilm said...

HAIL SATAN!

that was sick as balls.

oddjobber said...

HAIL SATAN!

Awesome effort

kstewy16 said...

SATAN!!!!!!!

pops said...

MIRO SATAN IS A PP BEAST

ceby22 said...

satan holding down the house!

TheNWChica said...

Geno and Gogo with the assists.

oddjobber said...

Even with all of these frustrating games we are doing ok when you look at (most) of the stats.

It would be nice to have a 6-2 or 7-1 win here and there but oh well.

kstewy16 said...

Satan will score 30+ goals this season, and only 5 will be even strength...
Just wait till Gonchar gets back, 2 of the best PP guys in the league will double teaming ever girl in the stands.

fleuryous said...

Gogo is one of my favorite, furreal.

His jersey shirt is cominggggggg!


He better stay in the NHL.

fleuryous said...

If Minard gets a goal, I'll pee myself.

Kevin said...

Ky-oats is definitely a Southwest thing. The ones that wander through the neighborhood (looking for Feline Happy Meals) get called that all the time.

Then again, I used to live in "TUR-til CRICK'; as my teacher explained it to me, "A creek is a clean, crisp, babbling brook. This (pointing to the tire floating in the CRICK) is not one of those."

[in ABQ]

oddjobber said...

MInard is the new Colby Armstrong

kstewy16 said...

I think Colby had more teeth...

fleuryous said...

If Talbot keeps that moustache for the whole season, that will make me love him that much more. haha

Nate said...

was that EC shooting?

kstewy16 said...

So if the Giambi stash helped him this year, should we all begin wearing FuManchus? I mean, Talbot is our god, Talbot is man. I'm growin the FuManchu...

meecrofilm said...

Looks like the assists should be changed to Tank and Malkin.

kstewy16 said...

Does Columbia Gas realize that "throw a good check into the box" makes no sense...
In Yinzer terms that they can understand thats like saying "Toss a good field goal into the end zone"

fleuryous said...

OH, Tanger...

kstewy16 said...

Wow the 500 Coyotes fans in Jobing arena sure are pissed there wasn't a penalty shot there...

dying alive said...

Wow, Coyotes fans don't know the rules about playing the puck during a breakaway. Jobing.com is right.

Kimberlass said...

It is so hard to hear the Phoenix announcers with Gretzky's cock in their mouths.

However, it was really clear when they just made fun of their own fans for not understanding the rules.

pops said...

dumb dumb dumb penalty. just dumb.

Nate said...

F

meecrofilm said...

Fluky-ass shit. Fuck that.

kstewy16 said...

Wow whats up with the Sarnia Sting jersey...
Wonder who it was.

pops said...

awesome. just awesome.

TheNWChica said...

@kimberlass: I'm confused...did you expect the PHX announcers to be all lovey dovey homer about the Pens?

Nate said...

"Gretzky wearing his cancer tie."
-Bob Errey

fleuryous said...

Yeah, they're up by one blah blah blah, but we really brought it this period.


Keep it up, guys.

I really think this should be made into a shirt:

"B(R)ING IT."

WOO!

oddjobber said...

good solid period.

saved by zero.

5 dollar footlong.

meecrofilm said...

Fuck you Toyota!

pops said...

well, i guess its yet another prayer session before the third. need a W tonight.

fleuryous said...

I predict that the save by zero commercial will be played at least two more times before the end of the game.

OrpikSmash said...

i'm still waiting for max's superstar commercial

fleuryous said...

SUPASTA.

meecrofilm said...

There you go.

OrpikSmash said...

right on cue!!! lol

pops said...

BUT on the bright side...18 SHOTS ON GOAL THAT PERIOD! woooo

fleuryous said...

The way he says it...I laugh every time.

He laughs at himself.

Too good.

ceby22 said...

Talbot commercials > Ward commericals

OrpikSmash said...

superstar breakaway goal in the 3rd

nikki said...

fuck. so i turn to the detroit/san jose game for a minute and the first thing i hear is "1-0 for detroit thanks to hossa" so i flick back to the redardo phoenix network only to see them about to relive the last couple seconds of game 6 of the finals
ugh.
a good third period would reeeeeally lift my mood right now

Nate said...

i think they need to ban all commercials other than the great day for hockey one during these games

Kimberlass said...

I second the superstar breakaway.

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