Friday, December 29, 2006
Warning: The gayness emanating from this post may make your computer crash.
It was one of the more boring news days of the Pensblog era, until this broke.
Huge sitdown next Thursday between Lemieux, Rendell, Onorato, and 18 year-old Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
Two letters were written; one by Mario, and one by the three amigos.
"It is essential for the future of this franchise that we negotiate an arena deal that makes economic sense for the long term." -- Mario Lemieux
"We believe the time has come for those [arena financing] discussions to begin and to proceed in an expeditious manner, as we would like to complete negotiations on a financial plan by no later than March 31, 2007." -- Larry, Curly, and Ho-moe
My only question is... who writes letters anymore? I thought the whole letter-writing went out the window in the 1800's.
But other than that, it's been a jobber day, and that makes a semi-Kelly Clarkson-themed recap a piece of cake.
--First things first, though. We have a beef with FSN Pittsburgh.
We have got to do something about the camera angles.
We're not telling anyone how to do their jobs because we are more than content to be able to catch every Pens game on TV.
We have been quiet about this for long enough.
Too many times this year, we have missed scoring chances when the puck is in the corner and the camera switches to a close-up. And here's the thing. As Penguins fans, we firmly believe if we see a scoring chance that we can will the puck into the net. I felt robbed when we didn't get a chance to see Thorburn's one-timer from Staal in Wednesday's game. If we see that scoring chance, the puck goes in.
I don't need a close up of this when someone is about to accept the pass in front of the net.
Keep it simple, FSN.
Don't make us call up Abe Zapruder from Wilkes-Barre.
--- Here's a little column from Dave Molinari at the Post-Gazette...
Only big thing in there is the news that Eaton is aiming to be back in the lineup by early February.
--- The Senators' Mike Fisher suffered a partially torn MCL. Man, I really wish we hadn't used up our Dany Heatley allowance for the month of December.
--- The Pensblog commenters, including us, are starting to curiously look at the enigma that is Evgeni Malkin.
He falls at least once a game for no reason at all. He goes on scoring tears and then proceeds to falter.
Nevertheless, if you are somehow disappointed in Malkin's performance this year, then wow.
OK, that's enough Kelly Clarkson references...
This isn't homoblog.
The nets in this game were used more than Kristin Cavalleri at a party in Hollywood on any given night.
If you're going to the game, look for me (Derek). I'll be running around, taking pictures with Leafs fans.
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