Thursday, February 8, 2007
It's been one week since we've heard any Arena talk.
It's nice not having to read every day about how Jimmy Blowhole from Jimmy's Blog thinks the Pens aren't gonna stay.
Nobody cares about your blog. Nobody cares about our blog.
Go to hell.
So just brace yourself everyone, because when this Arena thing hits, its going to hit big.
"It's gonna be big! BIG!"
In case anyone missed it, Myron Cope with a heartfelt letter to Mario Lemieux.
Very nice of Mr. Cope.
Every little bit helps.
There's been lots of talk of the Pens getting an enforcer out there in Pens Message Board Nation and the Pittsburgh blog world.
Why not pick up that jobber astronaut who drove 900 miles in a diaper to beat up some other astronaut? That's toughness.
You don't think she'd fight for a puck in the corners?
We pride ourselves in not being up to date on anything outside of hockey news, but that's money in the bank.
Ruutu - Astronaut Bitch - Thorburn
Sure, Crosby and Malkin are going to be harassed some nights, but is it really worth picking up someone and having to lose some young talent?
Unless you bring in Jason Vorhees circa 1985, how can one guy really make that big of a difference?
Teams are going to take shots at your stars.
It happens in every sport.
You think that people don't try to kill Tom Brady? Or that no one would bean Derek Jeter in the chops?
You think no one took a shot at Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson?
That's pre-AIDS Magic Johnson, too. Everyone got the heebeejeebees after the announcement, and no one wanted to lick his sweat anymore.
Sports are tough. If you're the best, someone is going to try to job you. Simple as that.
Protection isn't going to help you.
Did anyone stop Mario Lemieux from getting slashed by Adam Graves?
People still hang on Jagr. There is nothing you can do.
It is not the NHL's fault.
"Everybody has a game plan until he gets hit."
Anyone with common sense knows it's pointless to send Crosby out there when the game is well in hand.
But maybe we don't know some things that Crosby and Therrien do.
Crosby might want to be out there.
Maybe some guy is holding his girlfriend's dog ransom in a cellar in Romouski.
This seems to be the likeliest reason why Crosby is out there late in games.
"125-point season, or the bitch gets it."
"The referees were really dogging us out there."
Crosby's desperate cry for help.
...Colby Armstrong faces allegations about his mysterious knee injury...
...In that same article, Ray Shero has been named co-GM-ish of Team USA...
...HockeyBuzz.com gives us this article....
--International fans, that article is your chance to see Malkin on SportsBeat.
....Kansas City wants a hockey team, but they can't even handle a Chemical Plant...
...The votes are in for ESPN.com's best lines in NHL history...
...Speaking of ESPN.com, they just can't let the "surging Penguins beat the Preds."
No, we have to "power past the slumping Preds."
One game of interest tonight...
Buffalo beats Ottawa 3-2....
We love the Western conference, but every game in the East is so important anymore.
We got no time for the Western Conference.
Big night Thursday. Go Pens.
Big shout out to Will from Astro-Naughty Butler who is going to hook us up with some pictures from Philly.
Pensblog's Chris and Gabe got into the Pens locker room Tuesday night and escaped with this:
Yeah, that's Chris on the right.
Good photographers are hard to come by in the Pens locker room.
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