Tuesday, June 24, 2008

BREAKING NEWS

Roberts will play in the 2008-09 season, according to his agent.

...But not for the Penguins.

What Would Gary Roberts Do?

Move on, apparently.

Rick Curran, who represents Roberts -- a veritable folk hero in his season-plus with the Penguins -- said yesterday that Roberts will continue playing, but not in Pittsburgh.

"He very much enjoyed his time there," Curran said. "But he understands that Ray [Shero, the Penguins' general manager] has a number of items on his agenda that would take priority."

Curran added that Roberts, 42, "most definitely" intends to continue his career and will decide where after reaching unrestricted free agency next Tuesday.

The Penguins acquired Roberts from Florida Feb. 27, 2007, for defenseman Noah Welch, and he endeared himself to fans almost immediately with his intensity and physical style of play.

He had seven goals and six assists in 19 games with the Penguins at the end of 2006-07, and three goals and 12 assists in 38 appearances in 2007-08. He missed more than half the season while recovering from a broken leg and high ankle sprain.

"He wants to have a good solid season [in 2008-09], injury-free," Curran said.

Roberts was paid $2.5 million the past season and, with the Penguins' salary-cap concerns, giving that kind of money to a fourth-liner who fills a fairly limited role simply isn't viable.

"He had a real good experience there, and he's glad that he came," Curran said. "But he's going to look for opportunities somewhere else."

-- Dave Molinari Post-Gazette

[ Link ]
Flyer Hater found the link. He's on fire.


UPDATE:



SICK

171 comments:

Flyer Hater said...

Life doesn't have meaning anymore.

We barely knew ye

Joose said...

What a bunch of shit.

There has been too much sad news in the past 24 hours.

penstone410 said...

i cant handle all this bad news,
you said it flyer..
life just doesnt make sense anymore

Doc Steel said...

Balls.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

how do u sleep on news like that

canaanregulatesblog said...

i feel empty.

Steve In Denver said...

God Dammit.

penstone410 said...

..you dont

theres no way i can sleep tonight

(WARNING: language)
fuckingshitblog

Team Atwood said...

this sucks

Flyer Hater said...

I can't wait to call him old next year, WOOOOOOOOO







(just trying to add levity to the situation)

I Have Kasparaitis said...

This might be the worst off-season I have ever witnessed ... *curls up in a ball*

No, Gary, don't go ...

Chase said...

Noo. Its not fair.

penstone410 said...

i think it hurt more that the PG guy wrote as the tag line

"What would Gary Roberts do?
Move on apparently.."

that just hurt the most

RaCHeLeYoS said...

that did hurt the most.....

earlier on the news i heard he was still going to play....but i didn't know for another team.

ugh. i'm drowning in gary's tears.

Carroll said...

2.5M goes a long way, maybe he's doing the Pens a favour and taking one for the team.

You will be missed GR! Thanks for the memories.



wristbands+FHprank=jinxblog

Jawsh said...

If anyone thinks I'll stop wearing my WWGRD they have lost their mind.

Flyer Hater said...

Carroll, I agree. I should be facing some kind of c-blog suspension.

eileenover said...

I can't believe he's leaving. He's been one of my favorite players since the first game I saw him play.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

so much for the last shipment of wristbands??? lol

Carroll said...

Sorry FH, the fact you also "broke the news" to cblog just made it that much worse.

eileenover said...

Oh, and I can't upload the video. Apparently everything about today has to suck.

Docciavelli said...

You know what happened, right? Kevin Lowe offered him $5 million and all the Flintstones chewables he could eat in a year.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

this is fuckin weird

-we are alerted with the last sell of wristbands
-flyer hater jobs fedko with gary roberts prank

then ....

shot to the heart. gary is leaving.

eileenover said...

The city of Pittsburgh should have a going away party for him.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

I'm not sure it was you, Flyer Hater, but Fedko that caused the jinx after his comment. We need to job Fedko more ...

penstone410 said...

i dont want to believe in jinxblog

and i still wanted a darn wristband!

sh0ez said...

Fedko needs ripped apart.

I wasn't aware of the new post so here is the link again: Fedko Joke Zone Prank #2

penstone410 said...

yeah i;m with kasparitis

BLAME FEDKO

Carroll said...

@ docciavelli - that's alot of extra money he can save on vitamins. That deal would be well worth it.

Or maybe he's going to Russia instead of Geno.

Steve In Denver said...

Fuck that. If he really cared, he'd beat the shit out of someone on the 2nd or 3d line, take their spot, and then not feel guilty about the 2.5 mill.

Really Roberts?? REEEAAALLLLYY??

CK said...

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

More appropriate.

Flyer Hater said...

Steve In Denver, let's please not go down that road.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

hopefully it's just a dream.....

right?

CK said...

I've known you all my life
At least that's how it seems
Never known another way
Living out on a dreamNow I know you're leaving me and I'll never understand
Before I let you walk away, I have one last demand

Tell me a lie and say that you won't go
Look in my eyes and hold me even though
I realize you had to walk away
No more yesterday

You always were my angel
Flying high above
Always looking out for me
Angel that I love
But now my dreams are fadin like age-old photographs
That hurt too much to look at now, remind us of our past

Tell me a lie and say that you won't go
Look in my eyes and hold me even though
I realize you had to walk away
No more yesterday

Maybe we could stay together
Maybe it could last forever
Maybe if you just tell me a lie
Maybe then, we'll never say goodbye

Docciavelli said...

I think it was the BGL interview that jinxed it. Blame Eaton and Whitney--they were probably pissed that GR jobbed them on TSN as the worst dressed and cheapest guys on the team.

Toronto is probably the destination. They just grabbed Mayers, and I bet they'd like an all "over-the-hill" line, probably centered by Doug Weight. Funny thing, Gary would be the only guy with legs on that line.

Jeez, on this note, I'm hitting the sack. How to sleep?

RaCHeLeYoS said...

ck - stop!!!!! lol

CK said...

What'd I do?

penstone410 said...

@sh0oez
i tried watching the prank

but just ended up crying!

=(

vitalbeach said...

I can't even imagine having to watch the Pens play him. I hope he goes west so that can be minimized. I don't think I can bring myself to root against a Gary Roberts-led group.

The world is about to implode.

penstone410 said...

@ck
you posted lyrics that are making us all cry

RaCHeLeYoS said...

ck - nothing...i'm just gonna get emotional.

Steve In Denver said...

Oh, FH, let's go down that road...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtDd5htZ_A8

CK said...

Ah yeah sorry, it's a sad song.

First Shawn Michaels, and now Gary Roberts.

I feel like I'm 9-years-old again.

Docciavelli said...

brightsideblog

Read this. Apparently Malkin is serious about the "hometown discount" that Hossa and Malone were just BS'ing about. And Gino's been here for only how long?

So while some of us may feel a bit betrayed tonight, remember that there are those who, even with limited English proficiency, really want to be in Pittsburgh. That says a lot about Gino.

In Shero We Trust.

Thomas said...

This is what happens when a coach embarrasses a player like this in the playoffs.

I miss him already:-(

penstone410 said...

geez
first i have to change my ringtone from fiesta mexicana
and now i have to change my text ringer from "gary roberts drinks the water"

nomoreringtonesblog

Annie said...

OMGGGGGG... I get home at midnight and the first thing i see is GARY'S LEAVING??? Let's hope the fuck he doesn't go to a crappy team... I think I'm going to curl into the fetal position and cry for a while...

DAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNDAMNSHITFUCKARSEBOOB

Someone said it earlier - nothing makes sense anymore.
This wristband is never coming off, ever.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

yes, gary is not one of our first priorities.

but honestly...
the guy is 42....
he has a team who needs his presence on the ice....
he has a city that loves him...
he has his own bracelets....
he has his own saying.....


and he wants to leave to maybe get a better offer?

stunned

CK said...

Everyone on here's being too over dramatic. Yes he's Gary Roberts, and it sucks that he's leaving but it's better for the team if he's not here next year. For a guy his age, to play the kind of role he would be playing here to make the kind of money he would demand just isn't feasible.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Docciavelli: I have never heard Malone say he was going to take a discount, only heard people hoping he was.

Is the room supposed to be spinning ... no, Gary!

Flyer Hater said...

Penstone, 4th one down

It's been my ringtone for about 2 years, and it never can go bad.

eileenover said...

Don't blame HCMT for this Thomas.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Thomas: How did he embarass him?

Docciavelli said...

At risk of giving everyone a seizure...what happens if he signs in Philly?

Now that your heart has exploded, realize that Philly's got cap issues, and they probably aren't looking for a 42-yr-old on a one-year deal (but see my earlier Toronto comments).

But this is the reality of modern pro sports. Long-term loyalty in the age of free agency is a fleeting thing. Hell, fans can all wear wristbands touting a player's decision-making ability as tantamount to Jesus'...and he'll still leave in likely his last professional season.

Look, we don't know if this is Gary's decision or whether he was told by Shero that he "wasn't a priority." I don't hold it against either of them. All I know is that I enjoyed Gary's time with the Pens. Now, he's on someone else's team, and when he comes to Pittsburgh or the Pens travel there, I hope he loses. Plain and simple.

I'll still like the guy though.

Flyer Hater said...

Thomo thinks that GR is leaving because HCMT didn't play him in Game 1 of the SCF.

PDX Pens said...

Wake up people! Dont be such homers! I guess living far away gives Pens fans some vision, but man, if anyone is really upset that a guy who makes $2.5M/yr and only suits up for 1/3 of the season is going bye-bye, well come on! I think that money is better spent on players than in Chuck Norris one liners. Don't get me wrong, I love Roberts as much as the next guy, but pay a guy 15 years younger to be that guy. We all knew he was gone, we knew this was his last shot at the cup...didn't we? I guess we'll all be REAL pissed when Ryan Malone is *gasp* signed by Minnesota/Columbus/Vancouver/NYR and Hossa takes the money to play in Beantown or wherever. When are we ever going to learn and accept that this is a business...nothing more. Just b/c following it is a hobby of ours, doesn't make it any less of a living for players/agents. I hate it as much as the next guy, but lets be realistic. The Pens will live w/o Gary Roberts and his 23 points or whatever it was.

Adrienne said...

:( Damn these past couple days have been sucking ass

Allison said...

does anyone have the link to that Hossa ringtone...?
I just got a new phone and it wouldn't work on my old one...
here's to hoping I can keep it for a while after I finally get it.

eileenover said...

He'll always be a Penguin in my heart.

Flyer Hater said...

pdx Pens=Ray Shero

penstone410 said...

@flyer hater
youre right that one wont ever fail
thanks
but still depressedblog

Flyer Hater said...

I can only imagine the reaction of c-blog if it was around in 98 when Ronnie Franchise left as a Free Agent.

eileenover said...

There would have been WWRFD wristbands for sure.

Docciavelli said...

@kasparitis

Here's Malone's Agent Mike Liut:

"We don't know what the discount is," Liut said. "We do our homework and look at possibilities out there, see where opportunities are. But where you're playing and who you're playing with is important.

That sounds like a suggestion that he'd give *some* discount, but if you read the most recent Malone statements, he's already packed his bags and wants out.

penstone410 said...

tPB Hossa ringtone
http://www.myxertones.com/ringtone:490258/

i made a fiesta mexicana one on my own with phonezoo.. i can send you that link when i find it

Flyer Hater said...

Eileen, I'm surprised that the camera that took the picture with Ronnie and yourself didn't shatter because of the sheer awesomeness of Number 10.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

for those people who went to bed, when they wake up in the morning, they are going to wish they never woke up.

eileenover said...

I'm surprised I even got up the nerve to ask him for a picture in the first place.

penstone410 said...

haha yeah i was thinking that too..
what a horrid news to wake up to!
my parents freaked when i told them about carlin when they woke up..
i know my dad will flip when i tell him bout roberts in the AM

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Docciavelli: It really doesn't say he'd take it, though ... that seemed like his agent beating around the bush. I really hate his agent, though ... But Malone isn't gone yet. He isn't gone until I read/hear about it. We need to stop talking about that ...

I remember when Ronnie left ... sad day in Pens history ...

Flyer Hater said...

Knowing RF, I'm surprised he didn't ask to take the picture with you.

rvcfigo said...

No lie, when I first loaded up the Gary story on the P-G, my browser crashed.

Firefox 3 = stunned

depressionblog

Flyer Hater said...

Ryan Malone's Agent, Mike Liut=JOKE

eileenover said...

Well I'm gonna drown my sorrows in some ice cream.

penstone410 said...

@ eileen
omg! right after i read the news, i ran downstairs to tell my brother and then made myself a big ass ice cream sundae to drown my sorrows in as well!!

greatmindsthinkalikeblog

J-PRAK said...

thought this is appropriate


I close my eyes
only for a moment
and the moment's gone
all my dreams
pass before my eyes a curiosity
dust in the wind
all we are is dust in the wind

Same old song
just a drop of water
in the endless sea
all we do
crumbles to the ground
though we refuse to see
dust in the wind
all we are is dust in the wind

Now, don't hang on
nothing last forever
but the earth and sky
it slips away

And all your money
won't another minute buy

Dust in the wind
all we are is dust in the wind
dust in the wind
everything is dust in the wind

Flyer Hater said...

Melodramaticblog

RaCHeLeYoS said...

j-prak.... i actually listened to that song today. shit!

Docciavelli said...

Okay, seriously, I need sleep. So last cblog for me tonight.

We can all agree that next year the Pens will look a bit different than what we had during the playoffs this year. But even that team was different from the one we started with. Mark Recchi, Eric Christiansen, Colby Armstrong, Mark Eaton, gone. Enter Hossa, Dupuis, Gill. Change can be good.

This may hurt, but who knows? Maybe this was the only way to keep Ruutu for multiple years? And, bear in mind, Ruutu reads pensblog, where Gary wouldn't even admit where the bracelets came from when BGL put one in his face and asked about it.

I'm stunned, but I'll get over it by dreaming about where Shero spends the 2.5 mil. Markus Naslund, Kristian Huselius...wherefore are thou?

@FH

Thanks for the reminder on Liut. That made me remember this little banter from Stevens and Trotts at Brian Bellows that sounds like chirping from my old college team. (warning: Not Safe For Work)

sh0ez said...

So, does this mean Ruutu takes over for the Presidential campaign. With him possibly testing free agency too, what the hell is going to happen! We don't have a Speaker of the House!

eileenover said...

@penstone

After we lost Game 6, I ran out and got some Ben & Jerry's.

sh0ez said...

Eaton isn't gone yet! JEEZ!

snickerdoodles said...

NO. NO. NO.

sadblog.

Allison said...

@ penstone
thank you thank you thank you
tomorow morning i will wake up to HOSSA HOSSA HOSSA
and it should be a great morning
but then I will remember Gary is gone
and it will not be a good day

Raybin said...

Jesus f'ing mf'ing g-d s.o.b. The universe can cram a Coke and a pound of cotton candy up its ass.

First HOSSA! becomes HO$$A.

Then George Carlin dies.

And now Lord Gary leaves. I didn't know whether to expect him back but I'd hoped that whatever happened, he'd retire as a Penguin.

The Blackhawks have a young team in need of a veteran presence....if recent history is any guide, by tomorrow at noon he'll have been traded to there for Ben Eager.

Joose said...

I'm just waiting for bad news on Ruutu. It seems inevitable now.

PittHockey said...

time to cancel the wristbands :/

KJ said...

i'd kick the dog, but he's in bed

Ty Webb said...

im even more atheist than before....

my lord and savior has turned his back on me.

Dr. Turkleton said...

just frees up some scratch to sign: this guy


Do It.

[Hossa] er....

[Avery]

penstone410 said...

@eileen
wow, so did i!

@allison
yeah, that it going to be the worst.. i have two alarms- one was hossa, one was GR drinking the water.. it will be quite depressing when my alarm goes off but im too sad to change it!

RaCHeLeYoS said...

Bad news comes, don't you worry even when it lands.
Good news will work its way to all them plans.
We both got fired on exactly the same day.
Well we'll float on, good news is on the way.

Raybin said...

I'm just waiting for bad news on Ruutu. It seems inevitable now.

Perhaps there is hope here, for Lord Gary's departure certainly (one would think anyway) leaves the cash to re-sign Ruutu. I'd had a suspicion before that he was on his way out.

I suppose if Hossa and Lord Gary's departure let us re-sign all or most of Malone, Free Candy, Ruutu, Adam Hall, and BGL, life will be well enough

Something for King Shero to think about in addition to Naslund, Stillman, Ryder or Straka.....up in Minnesota, Pavol Demitra and Brian Ralston are free agents. DO IT.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Dr. Turk: Ha, I find it hilarious that he's in a closet ... the photgrapher has a great sense of humor! *laughs*

PDX Pens said...

Ron Francis=most underrated passer the game has ever seen. Actually, he did everything well. Maybe we'll be blessed enough in the future to have another Ron Francis come our way. Who knows, we might already have one in Sid the Kid or Jordan Staal. What other teams can boast that?

PDX Pens said...

Brian Rolston a Pen...would love to see that.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

*photographer ... because I can't spell to save my soul now ...

Joose said...

This whole GR leaving thing may not be so bad after all. haha

Commit to the Ruu.

Joose said...

HAHA (I refuse to use "LOL") @ Dawson Leary

What a joke.

Dr. Turkleton said...

IHK...

don't forget to view the slideshow = PRICELESS.

I think he may have had some other 'surgery' besides that whole spleen fiasco....[and she's now in the best shape of his life!!!!]

C'mon King Shero.

Do. It.


Ron Franchi$e left for mo' money, mo' money, mo' money....

Wait...What?

[Avery]

Ry said...

This hurts my soul. Anywhere but Philly Gary.

Raybin said...

[Avery]

You really are trying to drive me toward a menage a trois with a bathtub full of water and a toaster oven aren't you?

sh0ez said...

I definitely cannot commit to the Avery.

eileenover said...

Avery would be killed by his own teammates here.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Dr. Turk: Hahaha!! It's also funny because he's wearing a Rangers shirt. He disgusts me ... I think he got plastic surgery on his face after he tanned. I think he's asking for as much money as Malone, which is funny, because (a) Malone's team doesn't hate him, (b) Malone is more talented, and (c) because he's a worthless piece of shit ...

Him without a shirt *gag* + Writing for Vogue + More shoes than me and a lot of women + him in a closet + tans + wears Rangers shirt (had to add that one *laughs*) = Someone might be gay

PittHockey said...

WWRu2D?

luvnmypens said...

My 2 favorite Gary Roberts moments, without a doubt! There are many of course, but these 2 jump out!

#2 GR calling on the whole Senators team at the end of Game 1 in the playoffs this year. And the Refs trying to get him off the ice.

and

#1 Gary Roberts beating Ben Eager ass. And then BGL sitting in the penalty box repeatedly telling Eager... The old man beat your ass!! The OLD MAN BEAT YOUR ASS!!

Colin said...

Life has no meaning.

Mike Liut is a dork who wore the ugliest goalie mask in the history of the world.

KJ said...

wow, i'm speechless on that slideshow. seriously, how many photos do you need of someone trying to tear a shirt off?

Kat said...

"I feel like my heart has been crapped out my butt"-to quote some movie I can't remember right now. DISTRAUGHT...

Joose said...

I have already made changes to the Jarkko Ruutu for Vice President Facebook group. It's a bit early, but fuck it. If they stick around, I think a Ruutu for President/FREE CANDY for Vice President campaign is in order.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@kj: I'm figuring he has been weakened by acting like a female writer for the summer, so he can no longer rip the shirt off like a regular human ... either that or he paid the photographer for the extra photos ...

nikki said...

wow. first malone, then hossa, now roberts?!? and possibly orpik too
what a week...

eileenover said...

I agree joose.

Beav said...

wow talked about depressedblog

Beav=Stunned

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@nikki: Malone isn't gone yet and either is Hossa. breath, breath ...

Beav said...

Oh there will be no more rationality for me.

Everyone is leaving!

Malkin's signing with Continental League for 2342309482 per year.

Gary Bettman forces Pens to trade Crosby due to Draft Lottery scandal.

Pens aren't making the playoffs!

ChickenLittleblog

Steve In Denver said...

@ Raybin - make that a tanning bed, a swimming pool and Sean Avery and you're on to something.

@ pdx, I disagree with ya - you can't just "pay a guy to be that guy". Otherwise the Rangers would have how many cups? And Mike Myers and Adam Sandler would have how many funny movies?

June 08 can suck me.
SCF loss, Pens clubhouse revolving door,
Carlin, Sunburn, shut out for WSP tix @ Red Rocks (c'mon Craigs List).

Bust out your mojo items and start praying for a change of luck come July 1.

Talbot

Joose said...

Everything has been set up for a Ruutu/Orpik '08 campaign, but I refuse to send any invites just yet.

July 1st will not come soon enough. This shit needs to end already.

debrisslide said...

I still want a wristband, everyone. I'm serious!

July 1st is taking forever. I really want some idea about what next season is going to be like. Drop the puck, dammit.

eileenover said...

Free Candy is staying, mark my words.

PittHockey said...

ok... jagr on the 4th line.

I'll still boo, but only a little.

KJ said...

ihk- i was talking with my friend the other night about avery and would i want him on my team. i told him no, saying he's a liability and i questioned his mindset. now i can add that taking out his spleen apparently made him even weaker.

and i gotta admit i read some of his opinions on fashion the other day and lord, i could never deal with someone like that.

KJ said...

ihk- i was talking with my friend the other night about avery and would i want him on my team. i told him no, saying he's a liability and i questioned his mindset. now i can add that taking out his spleen apparently made him even weaker.

and i gotta admit i read some of his opinions on fashion the other day and lord, i could never deal with someone like that.

Kat said...

I'm so down for Ruutu/Orpik '08 <3 Free Candy for Everyone!

Sean Avery still makes me yak...

debrisslide said...

No Avery, plz.

I feel like I gotta build a bomb shelter before next week hits. . .it's gonna be world-changing. :\

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@kj: *laughs* I hate Avery, and I would probably go on a rampage if he came aboard our team ... then yinz would be watching the 11 o'clock news for a different reason ...

He's so high maintenance ... both as a hockey player and as a human ... I can't stand him ... the man is a joke, no one can take him seriously.

xuscbausp said...

i swear i just had a funny feeling to check pensblog before going to bed tonight. my soul felt...garyless.

vomitblogx100

TheSteelPen66 said...

well...this simply SUCKS...i've heard all about the Malone, and Hossa set backs...but this one hurts me as a fan the most, if crosby was the heart of this team, GR was the fist

sh0ez said...

I need sleep. Gotta get up in 3 hours for work. Ugh. adjsfnuion egwauoigeuvsgr

Still stunned.

Goodnight cblog.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

The only thing comforting me is that I am looking at a few pictures my friend sent of some Italian soccer players when they posed in Dolce & Gabbana (Pirlo, Gattuso, Cannavaro, Zambrotta, and Blasi.) BTW who sends that to someone after Italy loses? My friend has horrible timing and a weird ability to find pictures of men in little clothing ...

Good night, c-blog ... maybe we'll get some sleep tonight ...

penstone410 said...

i'm down for ruutu/orpik 08 as well!
if anyone didn't get it, i was sending around a bumper sticker on Facebook that referenced "free candy" completely unintentionally..
facebook me and ill send it!
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=142100553

i actually really want a wristband still too.. since i want something to remind me of the gloriouis season..

xuscbausp said...

toostunnedtogotobedblog

i know you've all said it already, but this one hurts. a lot

Ujval said...

I had a dream last night that Fedko coerced Roberts into signing with Philly. Can't remember how he did it though...


Farking hell.

Lori said...

Out of boredom and a need to amuse myself, I posed a bit of tribute to Gary Roberts on my blog. A couple of hours later, this Pensblog post just killed my Gary Roberts post. Oops.

xuscbausp said...

problem with orpik for vp is that he may be gone, too

my heart hurts

Joose said...

A lot of happiness may have died within the past day, but hope is still alive. With all of this money freed up now, some people have to stay.

Please.

Pensblog Staff said...

bad times

StillsandNash said...

I hope he goes to a western conference team so we don't have to play him.

xuscbausp said...

double j return?
i swear if they even call avery...

no.

xuscbausp said...

im afraid to go to bed. im worried at this point im gonna wake up to a phone call from my folks telling me my dog died.

KJ said...

speaking of unfashionable, anyone seen on puck daddy the pic of parros & perry? not good looks for them

xuscbausp said...

oh hell with it im laying down. i just hope i can find reason to get out of bed in the morning.

gnite, cblog. bing be with you?

notthesameblog

Joose said...
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joosh1500 said...

maybe gary roberts brings a lot of heart and leadership but his stats were shit and we need more out of a player getting 2.5 mil.

its sad to see him go but it was needed for the improvement of the team

lets go pens

Joose said...

The update is beautiful. I don't know what to do with myself right now. I can't sleep, and I need to start getting ready for work in 4.5 hours. It's been a cruel, cruel summer already.

J.S. said...

fuck

penstone410 said...

okay i just started cracking up when that video started to play

i laughed
and then i cried

joosh1500 said...

darieth chisolm = first star

Ry said...

Meatloaf, what an artist.

Kat said...

LMAO! Meatloafblog...Thanks for the laugh.

Zarley Zalapski Blues Explosion said...

I'm getting drunk. Not good drunk, but sitting alone and crying drunk.

PittHockey said...

thesteelpen66: "if crosby was the heart of this team, GR was the fist"

quote of the cblog

Jawsh said...

Does anybody remember back whenever Hulk Hogan would get put into a sleeper hold and the referee would grab his wrist to test consciousness, and he would left it up and let it fall. The first time he would drop it his wrist was as limp as charlie's, falling quickly to the ground. The second time it's second verse same as the first. The third time, he drops Hulk's wrist it falls towards the mat and the inevitable KO, but then...right before it hits the ground it stops, suspended in time for just a moment as if it is Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible hanging just about the ground. Hulk's hand then begins to shake as if it were Michael J. Fox in an earthquake, and then just like that Hulk rises from certain doom to break free of his restraints and run wild on whatever jobber is in the ring with him.

-Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals The Hockey Gods snuck up behind the pens after the glory of game 5 and applied a rear naked choke to us. We fall to the mat.

-As our hand is lifted the first time Ho$$a and Bugsy inform the world that it's no dice 'til the 1st of july. Our hand slams once.

-As our hand is lifted a second time tPB is in the midst of a great summer day, (newsblog, BGL interviewing Gary, announcements of future WWGRD wristbands, and Fedko jobbings) George Carlin is taken from the world and Gary changed all the questions when we thought we knew the answers by hitting us with a Razor's Edge. Our hand slams twice.

-On July 1st our collective hand will be raised by the Hockey Gods one last time, I for one don't think it will touch the mat.

jefe penguino said...

the one time i go out for some drinks in awhile, sorta, +/-160 oz of them, i come home to 3 new posts, several hundred comments, and gary roberts leaving?? WHAT THE FUCK.

uhh, about those wristbands...

ive been wondering about GR for awhile, but i thought if he plays another year it would be for us no doubt. whatev..

brndlynn said...

i wake up from a 3 day nyquil induced coma to find out that hossa is most likely gone, carlin died, and roberts is leaving.
its a cruel, cruel summer indeed.

jefe penguino said...

nyQuil!!! ftw. follow the dreams!






and new post.

penstone410 said...

cblog didnt even get to page turn

i guess cblog = too stunned to comment

Stilly said...

WTF. Triple H is drafted to Smackdown, the stage falls on Vince, and now GARY ROBERTS WILL NOT RETURN?

I'm gonna have to get some razor blades from the Detroit emo kid. I just need to see if I can still feel pain. I'm so numb right now.

h5n1 said...

I second eileenover's suggestion about a farewell party for Gary... more concrete ideas?

The Penguins Experience said...

Next season without Hossa, Malone, Orpik, Roberts and possibly Ruutu?

The core remains, but the heart is leaving.

Jersey Bill said...

Staff, time for Chicken Little.

I pray that you call me a joke in a couple of days.

akus said...

Everyone on here's being too over dramatic. Yes he's Gary Roberts, and it sucks that he's leaving but it's better for the team if he's not here next year. For a guy his age, to play the kind of role he would be playing here to make the kind of money he would demand just isn't feasible.

I agree cs.

2.5 million!! If anyone else had these stats,
38games 3goals 12 assists 15 points 40PIM


Everyone would be screaming to not resign at $2.5, that he is injury prone,older, was scratched during the playoffs,etc,etc,etc.

Just my 2 cents.



Gary Roberts, You always showed grit and character, thanks for the time here.

Brett said...

Ugh.. this is the "Empire Strikes Back" part of the off season.

Lord Gary, why have you forsaken me?

Party of Ruutu said...

This hurts my heart.

chris e said...

Well said jawsh.

Michelle said...

I am definitely going to miss that steely gaze that Scary Gary has. One of my favorite memories is at the end of the Ottawa game (1 or 2??) where Steigy and Errey said to go back in your cage! That was awesome.

Thanks for a great run #10, and I hope that the Pensblog staff can still remain solid through this. :)

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fleuryous said...

woah woah woah. Who said anything about ORPIK leaving? I don't want to hear that garbaaaaage. haha

We need Orpik--for the new VP. You know. RUTUU BETTER STAY.

And are we almost positive that Hossa is gone now? I mean...it's pretty ominous, but we're not ENTIRELY sure. But, I mean...UGH.

Today was a sad day.

I'm now an atheist :(.


Playing against Roberts and Hossa will suck. Really.

It's a tough shot (understatement), but I REALLY hope Hossa will stay.

The offseason makes me queasy.

brewtaltrooper said...

BGL has a WWGRD wristband... Gary makes the joke that it was BGL that started it all... hmm... would that make BGL possibly the philanthropist who bankrolled the production of the first two batches???

pensfanbillwwgrd said...

As a pens fan and a gary roberts fan, I am doubly depressed by this news. I will always root for my home team. And yes, Gary Roberts was injured for a good chunk of the year, he was purely a stretch playoff player and he didn't disappoint, even playing hurt. Set the tone for the series against ottawa and perhaps for the entire playoffs. Stats do not totally determine the value of a player. I loved the original pickup of Roberts and how great of a leader he was. I even debated he should be the captain, but crosby proved to be it. If this is true, all I want to say is that Gary left us some great memories, great beatdowns, and a great cult hero. From his first hit on Danielle Briere in ot against buffalo to his last skate in the finals, he will always remain a hero in my mind.

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