Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Hump Day

JOBBER SIGHTING

Anonymous said...

this blog is so stupid. all you do talk about yourselves. you guys don't have girlfriends. and you don't have lives. you're angry at everyone because you are losers.

I read three "posts" and was sick to my stomach.

Paul Kukla linked some blogs on NHL.com today, and thank God yours wasn't on there.
This blog does Pittsburgh a lot of shame.

Everyone here, Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic is the best Penguin blog out there. I suggest you start reading that. The writer blogged for charity a couple days ago. That's more noble than what is going on here.

You guys are going straight to hell.

Yessssssssssss.

We never talk about ourselves. Except for that sentence. And that one. And that one.
Adam runs Girlfriendblog. Derek runs Singleblog.
And we don't have lives.
Never have.

As for Paul Kukla, we doubt an NHL.com blog is going to link to this site.

As for Confessions, it was around before our time. It's untouchable.

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As always, if you come here for breaking news, you're a mess.

A couple things we're late on:

The Rangers jobbed Sean Avery big-time at his arbitration hearing.

"Avery is not a mature player. He plays, at times, like an individual rather than a member of a team," the Rangers said of Avery. "This is sometimes referred to as an inability to see the ice, and in Avery's case this seems to fit with his overall approach to the game."

Avery, who received plaudits from both the team and his fellow Rangers for his play, was stunned upon hearing the team's evaluation of him.

"I have no idea what to say," Avery, who went into the hearing seeking $2.6M, wrote in an e-mail to The Post following the hearing in Toronto. "I don't know what this was about.

"I'm shocked."

Sean Avery is a joke.


Avery (far left) helped to silence the Pirate bats in the early '90s.
Maddux is all business.

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Also, The Great Homo made waves recently when he recorded a video message to Barry Bonds that was played at a Giants game.

"Hey Barry, Wayne Gretzky here. On behalf of my wife and kids we want to congratulate you on a job well done, but remember don't stop there and we'll be rooting for you as you chase down history."

We got nothin to say.
Moving on.

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AOL Fanhouse -- NHL, which we have started visiting recently, is pretty sharp.
We found this pic on there of those '96 Panthers.


Game.

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We're out of the Wikipedia business, but we periodically check Gary Roberts' page.
Go there.

Gary Roberts (born May 23, 1966, in North York, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player and legend in the National Hockey League (NHL) currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

There's another tidbit on there, too.


That's the legend.
(Thanks Robert Mangis)

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The Cup spent the day with the Pronger family recently.
Mrs. Pronger refused to touch it unless the NHL promised to move the Hall of Fame to Anaheim.

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Re-Signings

The Senators inked Chris Kelly to a one-year deal worth $1.2625 million.


Two Sens fans celebrate the big signing.

The Rangers re-signed Marcel Hossa to a one-year deal.
The terms were undisclosed.
But using the recent signings in the NHL as a benchmark, Hossa's 18 points are worth $11 million per year.


MMMMMYYYYYEEEAAARRRRGHHHHH


Speaking of the Rangers.
Adrienne from commentorblog recently visited MSG and took a nice picture for us:

Gold
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RBK Blog

NHLlogos.blogspot.com is where it's at.

As you can imagine, there's a lot of terds out there who are photoshopping new-uniform concepts to try and dupe fans on the internet.

But since the buck stops at that blog when it comes to uniforms, the author jobs everyone's feeble attempts.


This picture of a Stars jersey was leaked recently.
That isn't pretty.


Stars fan Ronald M. reacts to the leak.



But hold on.
Look at the official picture of the Bruins released RBK jersey.
You'll notice all the creases and everything are the same as the Stars jersey, even the strings.
A solid photoshop job. But it's a hoax.


And is this a hoax?

That's pretty solid.
Vancouver is releasing their new logo and jersey on Wednesday.

But wait.


Are the creases the same as this official Capitals jersey?
Conspiracies abound that the jobbers behind the Canucks jersey printed out their photoshop, and placed the piece of paper behind of piece of glass to give it a hazy feel.

We spend about 2 hours and change every night getting things together for a post.
But if you would go through all that to trick the 11 Canucks fans out there, you need to reassess your existence.

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It looks like good ol' Don Cannon fell off the wagon.

"News anchor Don Cannon appeared dishevelled and unable to read the TelePrompTer during KDKA-TV's 6 p.m. Saturday broadcast, prompting calls from viewers to the station as well as e-mails and calls to the Post-Gazette. Cannon did not appear on later newscasts and was also off Sunday."



We have tried to track down the footage of this meltdown.
It is like the newscast never existed.

We did find this:


What a mess

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Winter in the Sun
Game #61
February 25, 2007
Bloody Sunday. PENS LOSE.


5 - 1


If you heard someone singing after the Richards goal, it was this thing.
Holy shittttt.

Commentorblog

John said...

The Penguins just didn't have their usual heart. They have had an exhausting schedule until now. I just hope this was one bad game before they gear up for their March schedule because it looks vicious.

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Sunday, August 5


Steelers recapblog

Time to sharpen the recap skills.



Go Pens


40 comments:

PittPensFan said...

Damn, Avery got absolutely owned. But he's "stunned" that people think this about him. Also, I don't care how much she hates Edmonton, Mrs. Pronger is a BABE!

Anonymous said...

If you guys are goin to hell you might like it I hear the guy in charge down there is none other than Gary Roberts!!!

Tiffany said...

Roberts' achievements are quite impressive.

Sean said...

This is what it says under achievements:

2007- First person to successfully complete a cock-pushup, while scoring a hat trick and crashing the net.


And this is what it says when you click on "cock-pushup":

A task that may be overwhelming at first and may even seem impossible. However, those with great skill, strength and stamina will be able to accomplish it at least once.

It has been confirmed that Gary Roberts (ice hockey) performed it effortlessly over a million times. In fact, he's made it apart of his daily routine. As a result, he has perfected the exercise. The only downside is that he may be considered too strong for some.

FritoWill said...

next sentence in the video to Barry Bonds

can you hit that record breaking HR on next thursday's game, my wife has you in the pull and bet some huge scratch in Vegas.

The Undead Hand of Kevin Stevens said...

for a minute, imagine...

Avery on the Pens...

for another minute, imagine...

Avery on the Pens... vs. the Rangers....

oh yeah...

I Love Tiffany said...

That's right.

Hooks Orpik said...

Mrs. Pronger just may be everything in the world that's right (and wrong) about women. Ahgodamn!

Kenny Melvin said...

Don Cannon is a solid newscaster, booze or not. I'll take Cannon over Ken Rice any day of the week.

snoopyjode said...

solid effort from adrienne!!!
but i'm confused: "let's go new york rangers" is FIVE words. dicks.

just when my eyes were beginning to heal from the last time, you've gone and assaulted them yet again with that naked mountain of a woman. weak.

and avery got exactly what avery deserved. he constantly runs his mouth. that bullshit attitude of his lowers his market value, and it makes me very happy to see him finally get a dose of his own medicine. what a freakin' douche bag!

Bob.C said...

The ultimate jobbing.

http://www.withleather.com/post.phtml?pk=3506

Anonymous said...

ON BEHALF OF ALL ANONYMOUS POSTERS WHO ARE TOO LAZY TO SIGN UP...


that anonymous BS that the guy left was total crap. If you think you are mature enough to leave comments like that, you should be mature enough to register for an account and not hide behind the "anonymous" title. Douchebag. Pensblog is where the magic happens...

snoopyjode said...

speaking of jobber sightings - and i may be late on this - brett hull is now a special advisor to hockey operations for the dallas stars. seems like those jerseys (if they're real) are the least of the stars' worries...

Kenny Melvin said...

I don't understand what the Stars are thinking with those uniforms. If their current jerseys were just tweaked a little, they'd look a ton better. But to copy the Canucks jersey basically is dumb. It looks like Brett Hull is already having its influence.

Kenny Melvin said...

Wow our good buddy Allan Muir says the Flyers will be the most improved team in the NHL
Flyers improving

I guess there's no where to go up from last. What an ass.

Don K. Show said...

Jeebus, Gary Roberts even looks intimidating while leaning out of his car.

Adrienne said...

Haha. You failed to mention I got "removed" from MSG for doing that. I was too damn short to cover the "Lets Go" part. Oh well.

Roberts owns face. I should have taken him to NYC with me. He could have knocked the arena over with a cough.

Whee!

Hooks Orpik said...

I know this isn't Pirateblog but how about acquiring the richest contract in franchise history on a mud pitcher while overlooking the best prospects because they cost too much?

Littlefield = the Anti-sHERO.

i love tiffany said...

Kenny Melvin looks like the future unibomber.

snoopyjode said...

the preds are expected to stay put. there will be a party in nashville tonight!

Kenny Melvin said...

Gary Bettman can't be too happy with this outcome. He really wants an NHL team in KC and the Preds would have been the perfect fit. Get ready for expansion folks. :(

Anonymous said...

Sean Avery got $1.9 mil a year from
Ranger arbitration. How much is that per smack in the face?

EmDubs said...

I've been waiting for someone to come out on the field during a Pirates' game and point to the hidden camera for 5 years to finally reveal the practical joke, but its not looking like its gonna happen.

I am looking forward to the Steelers' recap. I can only imagine.

wilsmith said...

My favorite three little words:
"Let's go, New York Rangers."

What?

I wanted to post these the other day when people were posting pics from their seats, here's some slick ones I took when we sat down in A last season.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v151/wilsmith/Penguins/IMG_1497.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v151/wilsmith/Penguins/IMG_1485.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v151/wilsmith/Penguins/IMG_1483.jpg

wilsmith said...

ok, it looks those URLs are cut off, but if you double-click it to highlite it all, then copy it, it gets it all.

Adrienne said...

My favorite three little words:
"Let's go, New York Rangers."

What?


It's real huge on the inside of Madison Square Garden. I was way too short to block out the "Let's go!" part. :(

Here Will, maybe this works better:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/N00dl3/P7290637.jpg

Sean said...

Wilsmith's pics of...

Crosby, Fleury and Crosby & Malone

Nice, dude.


And Adrienne, mad props to you, too! That's good stuff.

Jonny V said...

Wow that pic of Fleury looks like it was taken in my basement. That stadium is a long time coming for the wrecking ball. And I know it was a joke when yinz started that whole Shero/Littlefield comparison, but right now, it is pretty eerie. For all of the smart moves Shero completed this summer, Littleballs just kept making more inane ones. The Pirates, who couldn't afford a bona fide superstar in Aramis Ramirez, made Matt Morris the highest paid Pirate player. In history. I think if Shero ever heard someone mention his name comparing him and Littlegnads, he would snatch them by the collar and vomit acid on their face. Melting it off. I wouldn't put anything past that dude.

And adrienne, as great as that pic was, u can still go suck a glowstick

Adrienne said...

Why the hell would I do that? :( Such hate

And ftr glow sticks don't taste good

John Tarbett said...

Someone should photoshop that picture of Pronger and family, put Rexall Place in the background hahahaha.

Jonny V said...

'Cause u hate me, baby...I got the last Steelers Super Bowl ring tatted on my forearm.

Jonny V said...

This is the best powerpoint presentation debating the superiority of pirates vs. ninjas I have ever seen. Click on it to advance pages.

Anonymous said...

You guys job the Steelers all year and now want to do a recap?!?

Kenny Melvin said...

Did you guys see the bridges that collapsed in Minnesota? I guess Gary Roberts went for a jog

wilsmith said...

oh no, adrienne, I get what it is, it's just that there's 5 words.

and sean, dude, I got about 30 more just like those, pretty much of everyone on the team from that close. A bunch of them are a blurry though because I couldn't turn on the flash.
Seriously, I think I could have stolen MAF's shoes while he was out playing -- we were that close to the locker room.

Lauren said...

You forgot to mention that Sean Avery eats babies. I think it needs to be said.

chris said...

where are the comments up top from?



go pens

Tiffany said...

Kenny, I love Roberts as much as the next person, but what you said was really unnecessary.



& Chris, they were on Wikipedia, but got deleted pretty quickly. ;-( Something about vandalism & going against their policices...

Ah well....c'est la vie.

Anonymous said...

booya

Anonymous said...

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