Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Winds Of Change


Pens jerseys being unveiled Wednesday.
If you are looking for breaking news here, you're puffing Opium.
You know where to go for the breaking news.

Rumor has it the pigeon has seen its last days on the shoulders.

The Skating Penguin is about to be bounced out of the Tournament of Logos by the Montreal Canadiens. [NHLToL]
Thus becoming the second Canadian team to own the Pens in the playoffs in 2007.

If you're gonna lose in anything hockey-related, you might as well lose to Montreal.

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The Canadiens and Flames joined the RBK club.




That's the flag of Alberta on the left.

Looking at the jersey, the blue patch immediately draws your eye.
Don't know about this one.

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Praise Guy Lafleur that the Canadiens made absolutely no modifications to their jersey, besides cutting it into the EDGE style.


They don't look any different, really.


Picture: Kenny Melvin celebrates the unveilings by working a 12-hour shift at McDonald's.

Melvin was once called "a lifelong employee" by the Hamburglar.
Afterwards, the Hamburglar gave Melvin a DDT into the fryer.

That is the last mention of Kenny Melvin by us.
Official Melvin retirement ceremony on Wednesday night -- 10:30 PM. Be here.

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Espo is going to sit out the rookie tourney up in Kitchener, Ontario. [Post Gazette ]

So is defenseman Alex Goligoski.

Who is gonna be there?
We have no clue.
There is only one place for that info [ Faceoff Factor ]

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AROUND THE NHL

...Pisani is out for the Oilers. Ouch. Penner better play balls-out. [ AOL Fanhouse ]

...Jeremy Roenick signed with the San Jose Sharks...[Tsn.ca]


This would've mattered to the NHL world if it was 1996.

And what about the text message he allegedly sent to report he is retiring?[Philly Inquirer]

Guess not

...Jay Bouwmeester pleaded guilty to drunk-driving charges in court on Tuesday.
Reading the article, it just looks like a cop was chilling near a bar he left and nabbed him.
He cannot drive for a year. [ SI.com ]

...In another alcohol-related case, Toronto's Mark Bell has been suspended indefinitely for substance abuse. [ Toronto Star ]

...14 years after getting jobbed by Dale Hunter, Pierre Turgeon is set to announce his retirement on Wednesday. [ Rotoworld ]


Dale Hunter in a Nordiques uniform.
LegendsofHockey.net is the place to be.

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It's so nice to actually have stuff to talk about.

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AnomalyBlog


Someone please explain this picture to us, which is easily one of the most dominant in the Where Are They Now post.
The Stanley Cup Finals patch is clearly visible on Jim Paek's right shoulder.
But that patch is only worn, yes, during the Stanley Cup Finals.
  • It's not the 1993 Cup patch because the Pens had the new logo for 1993.
  • The picture was taken at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, as the jobber lighting is prevalent in any game picture taken at that arena, not to mention the Civic Arena never had Islander-blue seats.
  • Home teams didn't wear dark at home in 1991 -- only in 1992.
  • The NHL's 75th-anniversary patch of 1992 is not on the jersey.
Our guess is this is a preseason game before the 1992 season --
before the anniversary patches were put on the uniforms.

So, the jerseys carried over from the 1991 Finals against Minnesota?
If that's the case, where was Steve Latin?
Why wasn't he on top of the uniforms?


Still partying with Paul Coffey after the Cup win.
( What are the odds of Jim Paek being in this picture? Wow. )

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Texting is catching on with parents. [ Tribune review ]
It breaks down the simple, but sometime confusing text-messaging shorthand. [ Netlingo]

Such as:

LOL = Laugh out loud
DHYB = Don't Hold Your Breath
J/K = Just Kidding
PIR = Parent In Room

And the most popular message in text messaging today:

JGJBGR= Just Got Jobbed By Gary Roberts

Speaking of which:


Pittsoccer33


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Pictureblog

The Muskegon Line


Mike Needham - Dave Michalyuk - Jock Callander




Finally, if this pic doesn't grace your desktop wallpaper, nothing ever will:



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GoodWill Blog

Pensblog Chris is participating in a walk for juvenile diabetes, and he asked us to pass this info along.
Being that we are always up to no good here on the blog, we thought it might be a good idea to donate and spread the word.

[ Juvenile Diabetes Walk ]

Fact: Chris once walked 11 miles across a desert to give a snake a tombstone piledriver.
He means business.

You can sponsor him...or just act like you did.
It's your soul.

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OPENING FACEOFF COUNTDOWN

Ken Wregget was a real man

9 comments:

Jeffry said...

ive been hung over since sunday. too many goods posts while i was unconscious. anyone going to check out the new jerseys tomorrow, which i guess is really much closer to today right now. oh, if you havent been to pittsburgh mills yet, its the worlds nicest looking pile of garbage.

Loser Chris said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one perplexed by the Jimmy Paek picture. I couldn't figure out what was going on there either. Neutral site pre-season game was the only thing I could think of.

apk said...

anyone catch the superb Pens commercials that were playing during the Pirates' game last night?

Barrasso35 said...

Tom Barrasso is living in Sewickly and doing stuff with the Ashley Barrasso foundation... and probably playing a shit ton of golf with Mario.

Hooks Orpik said...

More points on the Paek picture:
``I would say evidence that it's a preseason game is all the abundant empty seats. But it's the Islanders, so that's out the window.

``Also, something that might chill you to your core: the jobber Islander in the background. The jersey has a 5 clear on it. He who shall not be named (rhymes with Shvolek) wore #25. But that player appears to be holding his stick right-handed, so it's probably #15, someone named Brad Dalgarno. But if it was the other guy, I might have cried.


My guess would have to be a preseason game too. Unless Jimmy Paek is the very first Jobber that's traveling through time and punched a whole in the space/time continuum.

Jeff said...

Crescent Gold > Vegas Gold

Staff said...

thanks to anyone who donates to the diabetes walk....i really appreciate it.

pensblog chris





go pens

Stoosh said...

I don't know if this is good or bad,...it's probably bad on many levels, but in light of the Jimmy P. picture...

but I just couldn't let this go.

The Hebrew Hammer said...

The Penguins posted a teaser of the new jerseys on their website. Now instead of vegas gold, our main color is baige.

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