Friday, November 30, 2007

Finally It's Friday

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Hope everyone enjoyed the time off.
These next 10 days are going to be insane.

You know what they say.

Lets kick the tires and light the fires.

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Evgeni Malkin gives his first English interview. [ PG]

Asked how he is learning English, Malkin said, "I see movies. Gonch helps me translate." "Gonch" is defenseman, fellow Russian and landlord Sergei Gonchar, who encourages Malkin to speak English.

Jes Golbez gives us some more greatness.
Jordan Staal and his slump. [ Fanhouse ]

Some guy is swimming in this season's team media guides. [ The Hockey News ]
Crosby is one of three players in the league to be the only player on their respective team's media-guide cover.

More Crosby More Crosby [ Globe and Mail ]
* TSN reports the new schedule format is a done deal. [ TSN ]

Some dude listed some players who should go back in time and re-think who they signed with in the offseason. [ NHL.com ]
Darryl Sydor makes the list.

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Ross McKeon jumps into the NHL schedule discussion. [ Yahoo ]

A look at attendance and team-popularity trends around the NHL. Solid read. [ National Post ]

"While interest has increased in small markets, where teams now compete on an even economic plane, it seems people in the large markets preferred it when their team had the ability to outspend opponents."

Jeff Verzsyla, thoughts?


"Those are fair-weather fanbases.
And I eat dung."

Some guy with a face noticed that the Islanders are trapping big-time this season, and talks about how to remedy the NHL scoring draught. [ Ottawa Citizen ]

Widen the rinks! [ Globe and Mail ]
Is it a way to remedy the aforementioned draught?

Gary Bettman shut it down on his radio show,
saying widening would disrupt the sight-lines of fans. [ Kukla's Korner ]


Picture: Huge netting alters the sight-lines of almost 40% of fans.

Staying with Bettman blog, he says that the NHL players may not participate in the 2014 Olympic games. [ TSN ]

Yeah, that's a while from now. But that won't be pretty.



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Tuomo Ruutu was chillin, joggin down the street.
Then got arrested because he matched the description of an armed robber. [ Daily Herald ]

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Where does Jerome Iginla rank in the Calgary Flames all-time greats? [ TSN ]
TSN gives you a handful of players to rank Iginla with.
But one player is noticeably absent.


1990's Internet Alert: Pic courtesy of [ Calgary Flames Pictorium ]
2,900 Flames pics.

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Steve Avery struck out Orlando Merced, then got that radio station in Toronto to retract that stuff about Jason Blake. [ Kukla's Korner ]

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Speaking of Avery, he is undergoing wrist surgery. [ Yahoo ]
Now that Elisha Cuthbert dumped him, it looks like he has taken matters into his own hands.


Any reference to masturbating and hockey demands that a high five takes place somewhere.

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The Flyers are offering prizes and shit for fans that vote Flyers into the All-Star Game. [ NHL Digest ]
Damn it, the Flyers blow.

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Going through the old Pens pages the other night was the highlight of our 2007 calendar year.

Then we realized there are 29 other teams to cover.

The first thing we did was go find Florida Panther pages,
looking for pics from the 1996 Eastern Conference Finals.


Ouch. Ouch. That hurts.


Replace Lindros with Lemieux or Jagr, and that was the 96 Conference Finals.




And this picture is just sickening, even with Rod Brind'Amour being stunned.



1990s: [ Days of our Laus ]
"The one and only award-winning Paul Laus web site."

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Recchi blog

Tons of Mark Recchi info coming in.

Remember, the only thing we break is wind.

So we reccommend the following sites to get you any breaking news about a possible trade.
[ LGP ]
[ Empy Netters ]
[ Faceoff Factor ]

Recchi already started moaning. [PG]

"I'm not really sure," Recchi said. "We're kind of fighting an uphill battle here right now. I don't know where I fit in here."





[All by "Hillier"]



[ Mark Recchi Home Page ]
It's in French, but it doesn't matter.



Recchi's bobblehead night is Monday night.

Strangely enough, if he is dealt,
it will not be the first time a Pens player has been traded before his booblehead was released.

Alexi Kovalev didn't make it to his bobblehead night in 2003.

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Random Youtube

Avery gets douched.
Thanks to
Nick Z.


Mark Recchi even sucks on video games.



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Read John B went to the Hockey Hall of Fame and got some sweet pics. [ Flickr ]


Nice

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Go Pens

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Jes Golbez loves talkin' Pens.
This time, he wonders if Mark Recchi has come to the end. [ Fanhouse ]

Fanhouse also got another solid blogger this week:
[Kevin Schultz]
From one of our favorites, [Barry Melrose Rocks] joined the solid list of writers.

Fanhouse NHL is a big deal.


The Pens are 21st in McKeon's latest Power Rankings. [ Yahoo ]

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For the second straight day, we bring a really insane story about kids and hockey.

This time, it's the big story coming out of Canada that a recent hockey game ended with a big melee between the teams.

No big deal, except these players were of the 8-year-old variety. [ Fanhouse ]

"They started chirping at each other, and before you knew it, players were leaving the benches as much as the coaches tried to stop them."

What do 8-year-olds say when they chirp at each other?
No banging your girlfriend quips, no balls quips.

And...a video from the stands that recorded the brawl is in the hands of police.
And rumor has it that it shows one of the coaches walking up to the other coach and spitting in his face.

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The proposed NHL schedule change for next season:

Six games against each divisional opponent. ( 24 )
Four games against everyone else in your conference. ( 40 )
One game against everyone in the other conference. ( 15 )
Three jobber games that are gonna fill the holes. ( 3 )
[ Toronto Sun ]


The history of the goal judge. [ Kukla's Korner ]

This guy just looks like he's up to no good.

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If we were professionals, we would be morally forced to talk about all the stuff coming out of Toronto regarding GMs and coaches.
Thank God we're not.

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Scott Hartnell is out two for games for owning a Bruin. [ TSN ]

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Bryzgalov comes back to Anaheim.
And wins 4-3.

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Jagr may be an unrestricted free agent next year?
Yeah. [ NY Post ]

If Jagr doesn't score 40 goals or 84 points...
If Jagr doesn't win the Art Ross or the Hart...
While the Rangers don't win a playoff series...

...he will not hit the incentives in his contract that would trigger an option for next season.

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Weirdblog


Two minutes for absolving.


Gary Roberts' stick.

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Our people, this is why I invented the internet.

PENSBLOG WARNING

IF YOU CONTINUE SCROLLING DOWN AND TAKE YOUR OWN PATH THROUGH THESE SITES AND THEIR LINK PAGES, YOU MAY NEVER ESCAPE.

And we must say in advance that most of these sites are Geocities and Tripod, so many people may get to the sites to see that we've exceeded their bandwidth, like we did with Ron Newcomer.

[ Pengman66 ]
Any site that blasts you in the mouth with "the Hey Song" in midi form means business.

[ Pens Multimedia Page ]
Hey Song midi again.

[ Thayne93's Page ]
"California Dreamin'" midi.
No clue what's going in.

[ Todd's Penguin Page ]
If someone puts their own name in the title, you know it's a solid site.

[ The old LetsGoPens.com ]
They thought they could get away with it, but here's their old Geocities site.

[ Andy's Pens Page ]


This page is dedicated to the gods of hockey: The Pittsburgh Penguins! And the best hockey foursome ever: Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Ron Francis, and Petr Nedved!

[ Tribute to John Leclair ]
The site is now defunct.
You gotta like how the person running the site thinks anyone cares.
That pic up top may be the first photoshop ever made.

[ Nemesis' Penguins Page ]
A Tripod site that is up-to-date. Unreal.
You have to admire the loyalty to Tripod.
We think he's on LetsGoPens.com.

[ The Penguin Zone ]
"Sorry for the lack of updates"
-- February 2005

[David Graffius' Universe-Mark Recchi]
Sigh
"...Lists People Magazine as his favorite magazine and Sex and the City as his favorite TV show to watch."


[Druidess' Home Page]
"As you can see, it is mainly 'bout the Pittsburgh Pens." If you don't like it, well then, tuff shit! I update this daily most of the time."
-- April 1998



This site was the original Photoshop Expo page.








[ NJ's Penguins Page ]
Folks, this is where it's at.

There's pictures on there that will make you pinch your balls.


The original "player = stunned" pic.









WE THOUGHT THAT WAS IT.
WE WERE SORELY MISTAKEN.

We bring you:

[ Yvan's Pens Page ]

On the surface, it reeks of 1995 internetblog using Netscape Navigator.

And he has some [ movie clips ] of Pens crap.
Unfortunately, only the first four movies work, since the guy hot-linked the rest from NHL.com pages that don't exist anymore.

[ Casey's Penguins Page ]
Are you ready for the start of the 1999-2000 season?


My girlfriend Erika Madden. She is the most wonderful girl i have ever met in my life. For the past 7 months we have talked on the net just about everyday.

Casey Kuntz

Wow

[ Dunfee's Pens Page ]
Warning: Do not enter unless you're a Pens fan.

His recap of a Montreal/Pens playoff game:
You ask yourself ..What did the third line of Robbie Brown, Alex Hicks and Sean Pronger do for the team to win this game.

[ Jim's Pens Page ]

The brightest point of the game is that the Pens finally held a team to 30 shots. If they can keep every team to thirty shots, the highly talented offense should be able to win 90% of the games.

[ Michelle's Kasparaitis Page ]
"Bad to the Bone"



[ Neeraj's Pens Shrine ]


A Jeff Beukeboom-free zone.

[ Ron Francis Fan Federation ]




[Where are they now ]

Dan Kesa

"..While he didn't put many pucks into the net, his solid 3rd and 4th line play and his penalty killing play has made him a important part of the Penguins team. After one season the Penguins and Kesa decided to part ways making him a free agent."

Hope your sitting down for this one.

[Jessica's Jean Sebsatian Aubin Page]

I am very sad to report that I won't be updating this page as much as I would like to. As all of you know, Aubin is out for the season because of a hurt ankle. Snow is now taking the spotlight as goalie. Yes, I am upset by this move, but there is not much we can do. But I know that Aubin would be doing his best in the net, just as Snow is trying to do as well. Anyways, if I find any more info on Number 30, I will relay it ASAP! GO PENS!

But wait Jessica lives on.

[Jessica's Jagr Fan Page ]

  • There have been some steamy rumors going around that Jagr is going to be traded over the summer...things are not looking good. I'm not sure how true they are, but I guess we will find out soon enough!
  • Mario is really impressed with their new goalie, Johan Henberg. He has been more than awesome in the net and showing the Pens he can take the pressure. I hate to be disloyal to Aubin...but come on. This guy is awesome! For a great story, go here!

  • Good to see she was still loyal to Aubin.

    [ Brett's homepage ]

    'The Bottom line is that when the Pens get hungry they are unstopable. "


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    This site may be the winner.

    [ Johnny's Penguin Page ]

    The following picture may change you life.


    Speechless
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    Random pic:


    Robert Dome...
    and that might be Newcomer's kid.

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    There are so many other places to go.
    This is the kind of stuff that happens when the Pens don't play for a week.

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