Tuesday, June 26, 2007

An Affair to Remember


The Penguins did not tender Michel Ouellet a contract, meaning he will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

"General manager Ray Shero said the Penguins explored trading Ouellet but couldn't come up with a deal, so they will let him test the free-agent market and could attempt to re-sign him if the price is right."

All good things must come to an end.

Is this move surprising?
Maybe. Maybe not.

If Ouellet doesn't come back, we will miss him...
only because it was a given that he would score a garbage goal in front of the net and we would get to use these photoshops:



A lot of the people kicking and screaming right now are the same people that would be so worked up and pissed when Ouellet played too much, they would vomit on themselves.

Ouellet was given a fair chance.
He had 19 goals. That is respectable.
And he did have a nice little finish to the season.

But...
The inconsistencies and the backchecking lapses are not forgotten.


No Question About It:

If he leaves in free agency, he will score 80 goals with Detroit next season.

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Around the NHL


Patrick Kane was introduced to Chicago today by the Blackhawk brass.

Two fans yelled at him, telling him he is a joke.

BIG MISTAKE.

Not a whole lot else going on...

Ron Cook writes a solid column about Gary Roberts.
But not about his new movie coming out.


(Big ups to Bobby Burton)

One mistake in Cook's column though:

"Shero is expected to proceed as the Steelers do and avoid the big free-agent deals."

Hopefully, Ray Shero doesn't expect to lose big games at home.


-Actual quote from Jonny V commentorblog 6/25/07

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......Eklund is reporting the Penguins are going to make a huge trade for a defenseman.

Picture: Jeff Michaels, poster on LetsGoPens, after word broke of the Penguins maybe trading Tyler Kennedy.

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A Winter in the Sun
Game #32
Saturday, December 16, 2006


Joe Namath, We Are Not. PENS LOSE.


After crapping on themselves on their powerplays, the Pens ended up scoring the first goal of the game. Evgeni Malkin scored on a perfectly placed Erik Christensen rebound about 12 minutes into the game. It felt like our guarantee was money in the bank.
Six minutes later, though, Michael Ryder (who sounds like he should be a tennis player) scored for Montreal on a sweet slap shot to tie it up. It looked like the Pens had dominated the first period for nothing.
But never fear. Alain "Sergei Zubov" Nasreddine scored with 0.2 seconds left to send the Pens into the first intermission with the lead.
After that goal, it was all downhill for the Pennies.

The second period was the worst period since the one my girlfriend used as an excuse to break up with me in 11th grade.

Crap We Said:
  • What's with the Montreal crowd singing the "na-na-na hey hey goodbye" song at the end of the game? Is this the playoffs? Is this a rivalry? What gives?
  • Another spirited effort from Ruutu-Talbot-Thorburn.
  • A four-game winning streak gets snapped because we have to travel to Antarctica to play a hockey game. No big whoop.
  • Montreal had 4 power play goals tonight. Those obviously killed us.
  • Balsillie was at the game tonight in Montreal. We Pens fans see him in our sleep.
Commentorblog Said:

seth said...

that game hurt, but it's alright to lose this one because we got a potential big win against st. louis tuesday (no guarantees though). Anyone notice that sid was booed when he touched the puck? someone back me up so it doesnt look like im hearing things

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Day Number


Got my first real six string.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

its a proven fact ron cook can not write a column without having the word "steelers" in it.

what a jagoff

-Jay

Anonymous said...

^this man speaks in truthitudes

-canaan

Anonymous said...

It'll be quite a somber day if & when it's confirmed that the garbage man is leaving.

Michel + Michel = Forever


P.S. Summer of 69....very nice.

~Tiff~

jack said...

rumor is that ouellet is gone because roberts grabbed shero by the throat and told him he didnt want to play with some garbage picking sissy caveman, and also because he wants the number 7 back.

Spencemo said...

That's a great picture of Bryan Adams...perhaps my favorite non-hockey playing Canadian. As the young kids say, he's hawt!

It will be a shame to lose the Caveman.

So, canaan, any tequila this morning?

Anonymous said...

Ron Cook's a moron, most of the hockey writers in this town suck. Rossi and Starkey are two jagoffs while Molinari is the most boring human being to ever live.

-Kenny

jazzhall said...

It would be amusing to have Dejan's opinion on things, he's often mentioning the Pens before delving into the Pirates rambling. Curious where Ecklund imagines up his rumors.

snoopyjode said...

i would be so excited for a good (right handed) d-man that i think i might have one if eklund is right. (did it disturb anyone else that eklund refered specifically to a "young stud defenseman"? wow.)

the benoit tragedy is getting weird...

Ryan said...

good riddance garbageman.

the only thing anybody should miss about him is the photoshops on this here site. other than that, he was worthless.

Spencemo said...

That is sad. If he did it, I bet it was 'Roid Rage.

wilsmith said...

Did he do it with the crossface crippler? Or maybe chest slaps?


Idea: Pensblog party at training camp this year. Someone probably already mentioned it though.

seth said...

i like how i guaranteed a win against st. louis and ended up going to the game only to get our asses handed to us

Barrasso35 said...

Bryan Adams Summer of '69=gold. That song is so good I can almost forget about (Everything I Do) I Do It for You. Almost.

Ellen said...

Have you guys heard about the giant penguins of Peru. I'll leave the jokes to you guys...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070626/ap_on_sc/prodigious_penguins_9

Ellen said...

Let's try this again.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/
20070626/ap_on_sc/prodigious_penguins_9

snoopyjode said...

i LOVED that song when i was little because it has my name in it: jimmy quit, jodie got married... although, i think he was talking about a guy...

oh well, it still has my name in it and it still rocks.

Adrienne said...

Pittsburgh journalists seem to have very hard times trying to get over the fact that the pens own, and the steelers can drown in the bottom of the river.

Jonny V said...

I love that song because it evokes fond memories of eating Ben's jerky

snoopyjode said...

hee hee hee!

Spencemo said...

Hell, with my name (Dawn), you've got two choices: Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy (GAK!), and Dawn (Go Away) by the Four Seasons. Pick your poison.

Jonny V said...

And only one of the greatest 80's movies ever -- Red Dawn! Wolverines!!!




Oh, and all of this Ben hating has turned me evil now. So I got that going for me, which is nice...

snoopyjode said...

aw, damn, spence. no good ones. (if it makes you feel any better, the only other song i know of with my name is rattlesnakes - a lloyd cole song that is covered nicely by tori amos - about a crazy bitch!)

snoopyjode said...

they're saying benoit strangled his wife and smothered his son over the weekend, then hung himself on monday... how fucked up!

Anonymous said...

Wow snoopy that's shocking news, I take back all the kind words I said about him. What a tragedy especially for a child to be killed. It's a shame RAW had a tribute to a murderer.

-Kenny Melvin

Anonymous said...

Our "enforcer" Georges Laraque has apparently injured his shoulder.
http://www.pittsburghsportsinsider.com/?p=1035#more-1035
If he's not back by the season this whole 08-09 campaign will surely be a wash.

-KM

antonette said...

Whoever said Pensblog party at training camp, I'm so down, if I'm still here.

Special blog feature.

Pens > Steelers. Simple math.

snoopyjode said...

antonette said...

Pens > Steelers. Simple math.


they should teach that math in school.

Anonymous said...

Even better math Snoopy

Gary Roberts > World

-Kenny Melvin

wilsmith said...

c'mon guys, as if you didn't already know he killed them both with the crossface crippler.

Barrasso35 said...

@ jonny v
WOLVERINES!

All this talk of Ben's jerky is making me hungry... I even wore my Roethlisberger jersey the other day. Mmmm... Roethlisburger. I wish I had a burger right now, I'm starving!

Anonymous said...

Classless and unfunny joke Willsmith

-KM

Jonny V said...

Hell yeah two Stanley Cups > 5 Super Bowl trophys. Everyone knows that we couldn't really have beaten Seattle without the officials' help. And Ben's first two seasons, Jerome Bettis having over 10,000 yards rushing, all shams. And all of the Steelers from the 70's were on steroids. The team is an embarrassment to the city, nothing like our beloved Pens. The Pens are life to me, without which I would cease to breathe.



"But you will not find bigger fans of the Steelers than us."
-Pensblog staff

Jonny V said...

I told u. Evil.

snoopyjode said...

that's okay, jonny v.
i speak for no one but myself here:

NHL > NFL

i hate football. it bores me to tears. and i don't give a rat's ass about the superbowl. so, yeah, to ME, 2 stanley cups DEFINITELY are greater than 5 superbowl championships.

pensblogderek said...

haha Jonny..
We will stand by that statement forever. You know that by now.

being evil is the only way to go though, so bring the noise sucka.

You also forgot to mention

Feces > Art Rooney
(We should have a contest. Bring that sign to steelers training camp. The person who last the longest wins something)

Will Smith..

What a cruel joke, solid nonetheless

Anonymous said...

Ever see Dan Rooney at a Steeler training camp on a 100 degree August day? It looks like Ben Franklin at the first continental congress.

Anonymous said...

I love the Steelers and always will. I love both the NFL and NHL equally. The thing that sways me more to the Pens is the greediness and hypocrisy that is the Rooneys.

Lemieux>The Chief

-Kenny Melvin

pensblogderek said...

"Anonymous said...
Ever see Dan Rooney at a Steeler training camp on a 100 degree August day? It looks like Ben Franklin at the first continental congress."

6/26/2007 3:47 PM

I just puked on my computer hahahhahahahahahha

woooooooooooooooooooo

Anonymous said...

That was actually me who wrote that I just fogot to put my name on the bottom

-Kenny Melvin

pensblogD said...

Kenny,

don't be a jobber

Anonymous said...

lol

-KM

Spencemo said...

Well, I can say IMHO...

Pens > Steelers, Browns, Ravens, Bengals, Pirates, Indians, Reds, Phillies, Cavaliers, 76ers, and any other sports team in OH & PA.

I can also say...

Pens = Bears, White Sox & Celtics

I love all my teams equally...even when they suck.

John Tarbett said...

Shelly Anderson of the Post Gazette is saying the Pens aren't gonna bring Nolan Schaefer back. Is anyone else really surprised by this?? I think they should keep him.

Anonymous said...

Maybe RS is really going to try to sign Thibault

-KM

Jonny V said...

I wuv my stiwas. Even when the Rooneys let Rod Woodson go when he was "washed up." Lemieux = The Chief, but > than Dan Rooney

Yeah Tarbett, I read that about Schaefer too, but it didn't register in my brain until today who it was. That sucks, but eh.

And I was so happy that the Cavs got swept in the finals, now I just can't wait for Lebron to leave cleveland for the bright lights of NY or LA. Fuck that city. But fuck Philly even more. I remember partying up Penn State and dudes from there always talking shit about how great their teams were, when they haven't won jack shit in ages.

And Tiff, I wonder if the two Michels shared one last loving embrace, looking longingly into each other's eyes, before going their separate ways.

-Evil Puppy

Spencemo said...

Well, jonny v, I think they'll share a long, warm shower and a box of bon-bons. That's just me, though...

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't doubt it, Evil Puppy. However, those two share a love SO strong that it'll take more than a little distance to truly tear them away from each other...

There's no love, like your love
And no other, could give more love
There's nowhere, unless you're there
All the time, all the way


Hehe...sorry Barrasso35.

~Tiff~

Anonymous said...

Ooooh....right on target, Spencemo. But don't forget the rose petals & Kenny G. ;-)

~Tiff~

P.S. Your avatar (along with Snoopyjode's) is really cute.

snoopyjode said...

aw, thanks, tiff! i photoshopped the color into it. (it was too hard to see in black and white.)

snoopyjode said...

hey, tiff: check out this picture of the BEST ZAMBONI EVER.

Anonymous said...

Snoopyjode,
Hahaha OMG! I sent that link immediately to my Irish cousin (due to her Snoopy & hockey love). So, thank you. (~_~)

~Tiff~

snoopyjode said...

no problem, tiff! i've loved snoopy since i was a little kid. i've even got him tattooed on my shoulder (snoop's holding hands with mickey because my sister loves disney).

and, as you most likely already know, irish people rock. ;)

snoopyjode said...

okay - last post before bedtime (i hate being a "responsible adult"):

here's a link to some other snoopy pics for your cousin. i posted them as a blog entry for the free photo hosting, and i plan to occasionally cycle my avatar using these pics.

and before anyone asks:
Is D’Eirinn Mé = i am of ireland
(it's gaelic.)

have a good night, all!

Anonymous said...

Here are the finalists for the hockey hall of fame
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=211943&hubname=nhl
Locks are Mark "Elbows" Messier, Scott Stevens, and one of the most underrated players ever and my 3rd favorite Penguin ever (behind Lemieux and Crosby) Ron Francis. If you didn't love Ronny Francis you don't know what being a Penguin fan is all about.

-Kenny Melvin

Loser Chris said...

Snoop-J,

I played at that rink a couple times in high school. Had the biggest brawl ever after one of my games there. Charles Schultz must have been so proud.

wilsmith said...

johnny v, I totally sympathize. I went to psu too, and there was nothing more annoying than the "E-A-G-L-E-S" chant at every party you went to.

Oh how sweet it was to be there after the steelers won the superbowl.

as for the love, I love the steelers, but I dont have anxiety attacks leading up to their games, like I do with the Pens. The difference is probably that I've played hockey my whole life, so of course I like the hockey team more. and there's something about pro hockey players that just makes them more likeable than any other professional athlete.

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