Tuesday, October 30, 2007

...And Deliver Us From...


Picture: December 8, 2005
Minnesota @ Pittsburgh
One of the most pathetic performances in franchise history.

Wild 5
Pens 0

For an insane time capsule, here is ESPN's recap with highlights. [ ESPN ]

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WWGRD UPDATE


Finally, after numerous calls to the company...



The only question now is whether or not a commercial American airplane can handle the wristbands.

The saga is coming to an end.
Thanks to everyone for your patience.

We have sent the tracking number to Snoop and Tee Jay of commentorblog so they can back up our claims.

We were starting to get kind of nervous, just as some of you probably thought we were just jobbing.
As soon as they come in, they're going right back out.

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PENS

-- Surprise. The Pens are inconsistent. [ NHL.com ]

Sidney Crosby, who is tied with Evgeni Malkin for the team lead in scoring with 13 points in 10 games, accused his teammates of playing too soft.

"We need to get a few more dirty goals," Crosby said. "If you look at the goals we do score, a lot of times they are right around the net. That is no fluke. You have to score like that."

Accused? Kind of strong.

-- Crosby goes back to Minnesota. [ NHL.com ]

-- Uh-oh. POWER RANKINGS. Pens are 16th. [ TSN ]

Pens have the third best powerplay at 23.2%
Not to be outdone, the PK is the best it's been in years at 83.3%

[ Empty Netters ] with the find of the week.
Jay Caufield going nuts.


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ESPN thinks this is the NFL and decides to make sure all their columnists write a piece about cheap shots in hockey.

-- Burnside is a mistake. [ ESPN Burnside ]

-- Some guy makes a list of the top-10 dirtiest plays in NHL history. [ ESPN Some Dude ]

Number one:
Both players delivered vicious slashes and spears to one another before the incident ended with Maki clubbing Green over the head and fracturing his skull. Green needed three major operations to save his life and had a steel plate inserted in his head.

-- The Mullet speaks. [ ESPN Melrose ]

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RBKBlog
[ Tournament of Logos ]

A fan's concept:





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Forsberg joins the Swedish national team for some tournament. [ TSN ]

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Mikka Kiprusoff signs with Calgary through 2013-2014.
$5.8 million per year. [ TSN ]

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Montreal is tops on their power play.
30.4%. Holy balls. [ Power Play Stats ]

Pens are third at 23.2%
Only team to score a powerplay goal in every game.

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Randy Jones gets two games for the Bergeron hit. [ NHL.com ]

"There have been suggestions by some that this hit was comparable to incidents earlier this season where players received significant game suspensions for blows to the head. These comparisons and suggestions are wrong," Campbell added.

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Welcome to the 21st century.
The Blackhawks are televising a home game. [ Blackhawks.NHL.com ]

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Farewell to a underrated hockey player.
We hate everything that comes out of the old Capital Center.


But you got to respect some opponents.
Peter Bondra has retired from professional hockey. [ NHL.com ]
He was a thorn in our balls for many years.

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Fanhouse comes through with some pictures and a walkthrough of Prudential Center. [ Fanhouse ]


Very fitting.



That Fanhouse article is a good read.
In it, we're told that there are $10 tickets in the corners of the arena.
That has road trip written all over it.

There are no weekend games for the Pens in New Jersey, so whatev.

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The Rangers beat the Lightning.
Jagr is no longer pretty. And he loves you not.

You talk big-time wrestling, talk Mable's heroic run to King of the Ring in 1995.

Double J took a puck to the mouth and lost his front teeth.
As Tuesday progresses, there should be a good shot of it in highlights somewhere.

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Heroesblog

Best actor on TV.

The Haitian needs his own spin-off series.

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Islanders fans tailgating. [ The 2 Man Advantage ]


Would've liked to see some type of rain dance, but whatev.

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Jimpac got a nice picture of Montreal fans stunned:


As always, we encourage everyone to take pictures at games and send them to us...
Especially pictures of the national anthems and anyone getting jobbed.



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Go Pens

25 comments:

Loser Chris said...

Gino Odjick sighting... nice!

Fleury29 said...

W.W.G.R.D? wristbands on their way? I'm ecstatic... let's just hope customs can handle them.

Let's just hope we, mere jobbers, can handle them.

Jonny V said...

Wicked mullet on dude in the all i want for christmas pic. And Alan Thicke is in there!

Korn said...

What would Gary Roberts do? Not tuck his jersey into his jeans...

Jersey Bill said...

At "The Rock", they'll be putting 200, $10.00 ducats on sale at 5:00 PM on gamedays. There doesn't seem to be a bad seat at the place, but I'll get a better idea on Thursday. That's when I'll be rockin out to Bon Jovi. Hey, I'm a product of the hair metal generation.

And gentlemen, I'm going to forward your line about the road trip to Newark Mayor Corey Booker's office. Because, I'm reasonably certain that the words "road trip" and "Newark" have never been used in the same sentence.

Staff said...

update

Wwgrd in wilmington, OH
as of 730am Tues.

Ac

PittPensFan said...

One month after that pathetic performance, Michel Therrian offered of one the most legendary press conferences in Pittsburgh sports history. But back then, those were the days where we could be burnt by Alexander Daigle.

Stoosh said...

You can't have an Odjick sighting without also giving a nod towards his old buddy, Pavel...

And you can't have a Pavel sighting without giving a nod to the mother of all elbows...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZCuZ5UWEV0

snoopyjode said...

omg, i'm dying to get my hands on these wristbands!!!

and here's to the hope that the pens don't agree to have the skating penguin engraved on the back of the new arena's shitters. wow. nothing like throwing the "please job me" door WIDE open.

MummRaTheEverLiving said...

WWGRD in Wilmington, OH?

No doubt visit Roberts Arena, so named as Gary built the structure from spit and toenail clippings.

http://www.robertsarena.com/

Anonymous said...

is that bill clinton behind the stunned montreal fans?

wilsmith said...

sponsor a tailgate. and by sponsor, I mean attach your name to it.

chris l. said...

korn: I think the dude in the stunned Habs fans picture is wearing a "name and number" t-shirt, not a jersey. Just sayin'.

Brett said...

Thank you Pensblog, for letting us know about the cheap seats at the rock. I live about 20 minutes from there and will definatley look into getting some tix for games now. It will probably be difficult to get a Pens/Devils seat at that price (I bet it's like student-rush, they only have the $10 seats if they didnt sell out earlier), but I could probably get front-row-center for almost any other matchup.

Loser Chris said...

What's the ETA on the Trade Recchi wristbands?

Tee said...

Update on the WWGRD bands: Delivered at 11:31 am, signed for by PensblogAdam's dad. Give one to your emo friends so their knives can shrivel in fear when they try to take out their inner pain on themselves.

pensblogderek said...

We can confirm. We have the wristbands.

More details coming in a in between periods press conference.

Truely a great time to be alive.

Jamie said...

That's J-E-Double F J-A-Double R-E-Double T. Good times back in the day.

Sinops said...

can't wait to get the wristbands!!
GO PENS

Anonymous said...

The newest from Douchebag:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pv2hSXDn0Lc

stokes said...

Its not a "chest cold" or a "respiratory ailment" nor the "flu" I think Gary Roberts was exposed to "kryptonite."

Adrienne said...

Cheap seats for the devils? Definitely a road trip inducing fact. :D

And finally going to get the wristbands. This is a good day!

Spencemo said...

I'm with you, Snoop...Now they really mean it when they say, "The Devils are in the Shitter this year..."

WWGRD? wristbands!!! WOOO!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, I can't watch Kenny's video at work (even with a proxy) so I'll have to wait until I get home tonight.

Can anyone fill me in on what it says? Is he shirtless? Is he dancing?

-Fleury29

Anonymous said...

The guy behind the dude with the "all I want for christmas..." sign is about to go Gary Roberts on his ass.

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