Saturday, July 19, 2008

I Believe In Lord Therrien




HCMT gets a new 3-year contract and a raise. [ PG ] [ Trib ]
Three more years of his refusal to use plurals.
Good times.

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The Student Rush program is all but gone, limited to 4 games this season. [ EN ] [ PD ]
Very sad, but that's the nature of the beast.

There's something to be said for those cold October nights waiting to see Caron give up three goals on nine shots in the first period.

It was a simpler time.

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Paul Steigerwald will be back next year, FSN inked him to a deal. [PG]

Steigy has been nothing but kind to us, giving us mentions and shit.
So whatev.

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:: The Buffalo Sabres decide to keep some of their talent for once,
signing Ryan Miller to a 5-year, $31.5-million extension. [ The Willful Caboose ]


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se entierra



[ penstone410 ]

:: [ Battle of California ] breaks out their graphing calculators and protractors to project next season's team points totals.

:: Six must-miss games of the 08-09 NHL season. [ BMR ]

:: [ The Good Doctor ] prescribes a dose of TDK.

:: In what we can only assume is a move to make amends for the trainwreck that was The Love Guru, the Maple Leafs are giving away all the tickets to a preseason game for free.[ THN ]

:: If a hockey team plays in Carolina, but no one around knows, does it make a sound? [ Puck Daddy ]

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Game #24

[Hockey Night in Your Mom. PENS LOSE.]
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4 - 2


Because the Pens rushed up the ice later with the puck.
They lose control of the puck when Eaton can't take Malkin's tape-to-tape pass.
The Pens leave Sabu out to dry, as Toronto goes the other way on a 2-on-0.


And then they were up 2-0.

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Go Pens

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[Michael W]

"Pittsburgh has a great team, great people, great organization. I had to compare the two teams, and there's a little better chance to win the Cup in Detroit. I had a great time with Sid and playing on the power play with Geno [Evgeni Malkin], but the team in Detroit is something special. I know it's a short term, but we never talked about a one-year [deal] with Pittsburgh. We just talked about a long-term deal. I totally believe Detroit has the kind of team that can win it again."

--Hossa 3:16--

139 comments:

eileenover said...

Michael W. your photoshop is sick. Nicely done.

Carroll said...

I thought penstone was gonna have first. Good job Eileen.

jefe penguino said...

WWHCMTD

eileenover said...

I seem to be getting first a lot lately.

sh0ez said...

Still awake for a few. Sick Photoshop. That rules.

penstone410 said...

ooh yay new post!
i would have had it but im dealing with some crises here..

"I AM ALL ALONE IN THE WORLD"

penstone410 said...

AND I FOUND THE GEORGE LOPEZ PICS!!!

but i didnt know until someone else told me, so credit to them as well!)

Raybin said...

I'm not anti-Steiggy, as some are, but extremely pro-Lange.

Bring back the Lange/Steigerwald combo. Errey between the benches. Top it off with Potash running around being a fucking monster like he is and frequent cuts to Ken selling COTTONCANDYYYYYYYYHEERRE and people won't even know who the Hockey Night In Canada crew is by the end of the season.

DO IT FSN.

Raybin said...

The Two Great Lies of Human History:

1) The earth is flat.

2) George Lopez is funny.

gcampbel08 said...

While it sucks that student rush may just be four games there may be more to that. Remember how much the Pens did when students waited, such as shirts or player delivered pizzas, I think we can assume that if it is only four games the team will try hard to make those games more important to student rush fans. Put Crosby and Malikin out for every other one of those games and it becomes more than just a good ticket price draw, they know what they are doing. The Pens are good at PR, remember the big screen??

gcampbel08 said...

Not a word about Malikin, we all know it is Malkin, give me another beer.

Raybin said...

There's something to be said for those cold October nights waiting to see Caron give up three goals on nine shots in the first period.

As brilliant as the staff is, this line is going to be difficult for them to ever top.

jefe penguino said...

they should throw up the big screen for those student rush nights as well for those that do not make it inside.

i would brave the cold.

SexyChubbs said...

GCampbell....

Hello again, my twin. How are you?

Staff...

Great video, decent post, and I'm happy that I'm in the top twenty

SexyChubbs said...

And, as always, I'm impressed by Eileen acting like she's been ther before

SexyChubbs said...

ther = there.

Or, in Nellyville, ther = thurr.

Yes, I meant to type that and try to sound cool

Carroll said...

I think Eileen slips the guys some money at the cblog gatherings she plans and they text her right before they post, that way she will get first.

eileenover said...

I just have mad skillz, that's all.

penstone410 said...

@SEXYchubbs
down thurrr wit da homies

@eileen
if they text you first its cheating!! haha just kidding

@carrol (from the last post..)
i forgot, Max told me OVER THE PHONE that he still loves thenwchica and that he meant to accept my request but he was too busy making a fort to hold off the Max Stampede
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

gcampbel08 said...

@chubbs,

Not much is new buddy, just books and the mundane, plus catching up on Pensblog, due to no access for a week for returning to Philly for a week . . . and on that note:

Staff,

I live in Chicago and saw the plans to send a crew out this way, I may be of no help at all but I am willing to try, tell me if there is anything I can do, can't wait to see the boys live and in person after a years drought!

SexyChubbs said...

Penstone...Way to clear everything up with one post. Great work. Well done.

jefe penguino said...

@eileen -you have to read the whole post! jk.

eileenover said...

Goodnight c-blog!

gcampbel08 said...

@ Chubbs

P.S. what's new with my twin?? Gotta love the late season home-stand!! Like me you must love the west coast games as we can have 18 prime time or later games, less of the 6 or 6.30 annoyance.

SexyChubbs said...

G-Cam

You know it. Nothing new here. Still getting married (I think), still teaching, and still drunk. Same old, same old.

Carroll said...

penstone - maybe he is/was hiding in one of the "famous" forts in Quebec and doesn't have internet access. I'm glad he was able to make a call and let you know he was okay and the he still loves chica.


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hockey related: I'm glad HCMT was able to come to an agreement. I think he is good for the young guys, but he needs to speak with Yeo about the PP situation. There needs to be some uncertainty, less predictable plays, so the talented players can make something happen.

So how many road games can one person attend in a season? That is what I need to figure out.

H.C. Prick said...

SPOILER ALERT
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Did anybody else see that pic and have a cream dream about Hossa geting thrown off a building before the end of this movie?

SexyChubbs said...

@ carroll...

I'm not saying I'm not glad he got his extension, but I'm shocked. Three years?! That seems a bit extreme for a team with issues. I would have understood one or two, but (and I may be talking myself out of this) this puts him here for the majority of Bing's and Malkamania's contracts.

Good or bad?

Yinz be the judge.....

penstone410 said...

Still getting married (I think)
HUH?!

HCMT deal is good IMO. carroll said it- they definitely need to work out the PP situation but it can be done. he knows when and how to put the players out on the ice and isnt that kind of important? besides, who would they have gotten as a replacement had they let him go?

also just cause he's nit-picky (just kidding), dr turk said in the last post:
BTW...
not to get nit-picky...it wasn't an extension...King Shero ripped up his existing contract with his lame-duck year on it...and offered a brand new one that starts this upcoming season + 2 more

Carroll said...

sexy chubb- I think it's good because Sid seems to like him and respects the way he coaches. I also think keeping staff/players together over an extended period allows them to all get comfortable and learn what works and what doesn't. Plus it shows confidence to everyone that the organization believes they can win with this formula.

However, the can always can him if it doesn't work out.

Who else is a coach right now or in the near future that you would rather have coaching this team? I don't know my coaches very well so please enlighten me if there is/are better chooses.

Carroll said...

penstone - did you just agree with me on something...that can't be right. :)

penstone410 said...

P.S.
that student rush video is so awesome, it just shows why they are truly genuinely nice guys and that they really appreciate their fans. yeah only 4 student rushes completely sucks but i'll take it for a team that is kicking ass. the video is also painful- BGL was (and is) such a nice guy, it still sucks hes gone

[GODard]

penstone410 said...

@carroll
HA.HA. i agree with you on a LOT more than you think, or that i give you credit for =)

jefe penguino said...

"The Ruins" plants > "The Happening" plants

PittHockey said...

what was the context for george wearing the jersey?

I'm impressed.

Carroll said...

pitthockey - penstone saw the George Lopez episode so she would be able to tell you, but I think she finally crashed.

Did you see the pic she posted the other day (somewher in cblog) that it's a signed jersey.

penstone410 said...

@pitthockey
there was no context, he was just wearing it in a few scenes. it wasn't even mentioned throughout the episode. pretty friggin awesome though..

penstone410 said...

@carroll
i didnt crash! i thought you did though! haha

penstone410 said...

yeah staff didn't put the pic up:

George's jersey is signed!

Carroll said...

penstone - no I decided to watch the sunrise, I took pics for you (with multi features).

penstone410 said...

@carroll
and that's why you're amazing!

J.S. said...

although I'm not a big fan of Lopez, I will give him props for calling out Ned Mencia. Stealing other people's jokes is what makes Mencia the biggest joke of all.

Off to reserves, so unless I find a way to pilfer a wireless signal, see y'all at 430.

J.S. said...
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Tony Little said...

I woke up and saw the Fedho spoiler and I must say I was bummed. I was really looking forward to him being jobbed. :)

thomes08 said...

WOW thanks for the iCal import. That was such a nice thing to wake up to.

Sweet Marian Two-Face photoshop

John said...

End of an era?

Sorry, the blog at chrismacksmellslikecheese.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.

onesizedrummer said...

BEST PHOTOSHOP EVER!!!!!


i can't wait for Feb 8th, i will be there and i will booo and throw shit at that fucking lying bastard.


--FritoWill

Rick M. said...

Two Face Hossa = Awesome

J.S. said...

430 can't come quick enough

just saying

stokes said...

The Two Face 'Shop is great. Not only is it symbolic (like i have to point that out), but the talent of Micheal W to 'shop it in such a way to make it look like Marian Hossa was actually Two Face in the movie.

debrisslide said...

Marian Two-Face = truth.

PensFan said...

So according to the Chicago Blackhawks site...we've traded Tim Brent for Danny Richmond. Didn't see anything about it on here, nor the Pens site so I thought I'd post.

TheFandangler said...

Hossa Hossa Hossa!...

...We'll see you soon.

TheFandangler said...

Pensfan,

We talked it about like 2 days ago on here. It's not earth shattering news but it seems like we added a solid depth defense man no our AHL club.

TheFandangler said...

no = to.

Fail.

PensFan said...

Thats what I get for not being around the last couple days...

I agree, I think he's a solid defenseman and Brent was expendable with our depth at center.

Thanks for pointing out my repetition!

wilsmith said...

Why do GMs even bother giving coaches a contract beyond a year? Everyone knows that no one is safe.

Three years in coach years is like 25 years of normal time.

Can't complain though, MT has been nothing but solid.

Also, it's crushing to see the Student Rush on the way out, but it's necessary. =(

fakepaulsteigerwald said...

Steigy's back, boys!!

Let's Go Penguins!

Stoosh said...

Wonder if ESPN came down on Chris Mack about his blog. I believe Bill Simmons is in hot water with ESPN right now, too, because he had some email dialogue with Will Leitch in which he a little candid about some goings-on at ESPN and it eventually got posted on Deadspin (supposedly with Simmons's OK).

RaCHeLeYoS said...

If it wasn't for Student Rush, I probably would have never seen a game the last couple of years.

So only 4 games of it would be completely disappointing to me and my friends and I'm sure a lot of other people...

When we come home during holidays, it's the one thing I look forward to. There are tons of seats open and student rush filled them up.

Hopefully they will reconsider their decision cause it's actually really dumb....unless they plan on having the outdoor screen open when the weather is bareable.

fleuryous said...

Dude, I rescued a baby bunny from the jaws of a ferocious snake.

His name=Malkin

and I'm totally buying him a "FREE CANDY" pet bowl.

And I love him.

WOO.

M. Vanderlasser said...

@fleuryous, Woo-Hoo! Karma points for you, for sure. We had to break up a fight between a rabbit and one of our cats last night...the wabbit lives to invade our garden again!

:)

The Jordan Staal crime watch is entering its final week...almost one year without an arrest...

Peso.

Carroll said...

@ M. Vanderlasser - do you think Jordan will make the one year mark?

Gotta love celebrating anniversaries.

M. Vanderlasser said...

I think that in 48 hours we'll be celebrating a full year free of Staal-related criminal activity, Satan (#81, not #666) willing.

Be vigilant though...if you see JS in the process of committing a crime, taser him.

Kicksave said...

The wife from the George Lopez show has a nice ass.

Colin said...

It totally sucks that student rush will be no more. But as someone else mentioned, NHL teams revenues are so strongly tied to ticket sales that the only way we can afford to spend near the cap is to do something like this.

I don't think they are trying to job us, it's just that you got to do what you got to do.

stokes said...

Although it was mentioned yesterday, this off-season's best signing in easily Julie Bologna.


Welcome Back, Julie!

jefe penguino said...

even if student rush was every game, theres a great chance the tickets would be sold at face value beforehand leaving little to no tickets left for students anyway. saving 4 games for the rush is better than nothing.

again, they need to do some big screen nights.

[mmm, bologna]

jefe penguino said...

breaking news: bissonnette re-signs

Dr. Turkleton said...

jefe...

nice find...I like Bison & hope he can stick with the organization. Two year deal?...sounds good to me.

speaking of jeff: Looks like Jeff Taffe has resigned with the Pens.

Haven't found a news link, but a couple clues:

• he's listed on the Pens roster.
• the NHLPA has his contract info for the 08/09 season

[Happy 46th Birthday - Craig Muni]

xuscbausp said...

reason 98042809 why i miss hockey:

its over 100 degrees in nyc today.
bringbackwinterblog

jefe penguino said...

@Turk - i do like this stat on bison. He also compiled 31 fighting majors (5 ECHL, 26 AHL)

newsblog
i remember julie bologna. cool name. but she has nothing on the duo i wake up to.

kaley o'kelley and jen burgess

[insert vanessa day heart here]

Flyer Hater said...

Chris Mack has the fatal flaw of not having one ounce of comedy in his bones but thinks he's funny as hell.

Flyer Hater said...

I'm sure Steigy used plenty of power moves to get a contract extension.

Dr. Turkleton said...

jefe...

goon-in-training?

your Burgess looks a bit like Heather Locklear

Flyer Hater said...

bringbackmikelange.com=STUNNNED

debrisslide said...

Having hockey withdrawals. . .going to watch Slap Shot, which I just bought on DVD. Huzzah!

jefe penguino said...

@turk -those pics dont do my daybreak anchors justice. locklear has nothing on jen! haha


mike lange. you da man.

Stoosh said...

The Student Rush thing makes me wonder a bit about an interview that Morehouse did with ESPN Radio a few months ago, where he said they were going to try to cater ticket packages and availability more towards the younger crowds for the 2008-09 season.

He said the feedback they received from many of those various surveys they did led them to believe they priced too many people out of tickets too quickly by limiting ticket plans to full and half-season plans only this past year. He said plans to bring back the 10-game plans and 6-game plans were in the works and many of these would be "student economy"-friendly.

I think the announcements about these things will be coming shortly, and my guess is that they may have had to sacrifice some "Student Rush" availability to get those plans in place.

All in all, you're never going to make everyone happy, but I hope they don't turn their backs entirely on the student rush program. I was still in college when they started the program midway through the 1997-98 season and we saw tons of games through it. It eventually led to myself and many other friends getting ticket plans of our own once we began to accumulate some disposable income.

And I love the fact that this team not only takes to heart all of those surveys they do but also that they let the fans know their voices are being heard.

Pens = light years ahead of the Pirates and even the Steelers

sh0ez said...

Wooo. I'm here. And I'm not falling asleep for 9 hours either. I just had a 40 oz Monster Black Ice slushie from 7-11. Ah-mazing. Energy Drink + Slushie = Mmmmmmm.

xuscbausp said...

time to become loathed

TDK=overrated. it's a good movie but its not nearly as good as everybody is making it out to be. ledger was a fine joker but oscar worthy? come on. if that guy could read the side of a prescription bottle nobody would be giving him an oscar. oscar worthy performance? HA

this is a fine movie with some cool parts. but people who are putting this in the same category as the graduate and citizen kane...wow.

Beav said...

People think the Graduate is one of the best movies ever?

Snoooooze festival

Flyer Hater said...

xus=overrated

Flyer Hater said...

They are plenty of people in this town under the age of 30 who have never even been to a Steelers game because the Rooneys couldn't care less about the youthful crowd.

xuscbausp said...

i will say this. tdk is one of, if not the, best superhero movie ive seen. much better than batman begins

sh0ez said...

@ xusc: TDK is obviously worthy of the praise consider it is currently #3 (past Godfather Pt.2 today) on IMDb's Top 250, which takes in only reliable voters. You can't argue that fact. I've heard of only two people who have thought this movie was anything short of amazing. You and a kid who hates Heath Ledger and won't go see it.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

i have NEVER been to a steelers game.

yeah.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

I have never been to a Steelers game. I'm a diehard fan but haven't been to a game. If they did student rush, I would be floored. I loved it so much with the Pens that I know it would be awesome for the Steelers ...

I need to see the Dark Knight ... I'm a bit of a Batman dork, so I assume I'll like it.

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xuscbausp said...

@sh0ez:
i guess i just dont get it then. i dont think it sucks or anything. its a pretty good movie. its just not one of my favorites. an outstanding superhero movie, though

Flyer Hater said...

It won't matter that the Steelers don't have a Student Rush program when the move to Los Angeles.


WOOOO

Flyer Hater said...

The way I'm filling my hockey needs is watching highlights from like every game in the 06-07 and this past season.

xuscbausp said...

im playing nhl 2k7. awesome

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

xus, you're entitled to your opinion. And the fandangle guy yesterday said heath ledger and johnny depp were overrated actors. Both of your opinions on future subjects concerning movies just went down the shitter in my book though. Not that you'll lose any sleep over that fact...

I received an email from my company commander yesterday, a former Marine that was attached to my unit is taking part in an ultra marathon. I worked with Sgt. Andrew Strohecker and he was a pretty good guy.

From 22-26 October 2008 we will embark on a 177.5 mile run to raise funds, awareness and support to these Warriors through the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Our run will begin on 22 October 08 at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, PA and end at the Marine Corps Marathon finish line in Washington, DC on 26 October.

Anyone looking to donate to a worthy cause can do so at this website:

Esprit De Corps Ultra Marathon

sh0ez said...

@ FH: Solid idea. Would be sweet to have Youtube links to all 187 of them!

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

I normally would never come here peddling anything, but I thought it was a great cause. I'll apologize beforehand for anyone who might be offended.

jefe penguino said...

well im headed over to the dbacks/dodgers game. they are tied for first. and its bobblehead night. wooooo.

ill let you know what its like to see a competitive baseball team in action.

cheers!

Dr. Turkleton said...

The Rooneys can't hear the Youth of PGH...they have 5 SB Trophies and a bunch of hair in their ears.

I had the 'honor' of attending 1 game in the Stillers new digs: The epic loss to the hapless Houston Texans when Tommy Gun fumbled, stumbled and bumbled his way to give a W to them...I think the Texans had like -26 yards total offense that game.

I laughed.

The next time I want to sit in that stadium with 60k+ peeps is when there is a hockey rink in the middle. [I won't count going to WVU/Pitt games there cause the only time Pitt draws 60k is when ND or WVU is in town...they give Marlins' fans some serious street cred]


[Pat White 4 Heisman]

Flyer Hater said...

If anyone is offended by you "peddling" that cause Jonny V, they should start reading Mondesi's House

Flyer Hater said...

The last Steelers game I went to was the 1995 AFC Championship Game against the Colts. I have never been in that kind of atmosphere anywhere. The stands were literally bouncing up and down the entire 4th quarter.

Three Rivers Stadium was the loudest stadium (with the possible exception of Mile High) in the entire NFL. The funny thing is, the Steelers didn't even need a new stadium. Almost everyone I've talked too wishes the Steelers still played in 3 rivers.

PittHockey said...

saw TDK this morning.


me = stunned

PittHockey said...

also, IMAX = beast

eileenover said...

So did I miss anything today?

Adam said...

hossa is a lot like harvey dent

he's flipping a coin on that one year deal

"maybe i'll get jobbed and jack my knee, maybe not."
"maybe i'll win a cup, maybe i won't."

it's all up to chance

sh0ez said...

I don't think we missed too much, Eileen. We were just wondering how one could not enjoy TDK.

sh0ez said...

For those unaware:

TDK beat Star Wars Ep. 3 for midnight premiere record. TDK made 18.6 million and SW3 made only 16.9.

TDK beat Spidey 3 for the opening day record by getting 66.4 million, while Spidey 3 made only 59.8 million.

TDK is obviously expected to beat Spidey 3's record for the opening weekend which is currently 151 million.

eileenover said...

Yeah I'm wondering the same thing sh0ez.

Flyer Hater said...

If you ever need a pick-me-up throughout the day, remember this: Mick McGeough won't be an NHL official next year.

sh0ez said...

And like I said previously, TDK went from #4 to #3 on IMDb's Top 250 movies of all-time list earlier today, passing Godfather Part 2. It currently has a 9.6/10 rating from all voters and shares a 9.1/10 rating from reliable voters with Godfather and Shawshank. Insane.

Flyer Hater said...

allovertheplaceblog:

Satan-Crosby-Fedotenko
Staal-Malkin-Sykora
Cooke-Talbot-Dupuis
Stone-Taffe-Kennedy

Dr. Turkleton said...

not to say that Three Rivers was the Taj Mahal...but, in comparison to Whines Hard Field...it IS!

FH...agree on the 3 Rivers noise...even during Bucco games when they were winning before you were born...those movable boxes seats would be a bouncin'.

eileenover said...

So who wants to get together tonight? I'll go insane if I'm stuck in my house all night.

Flyer Hater said...

I like Steigy, he's been around the franchise forever and is a familiar voice in Pittsburgh hockey.

Steigy+Errey=money in the bank

Raybin said...

I will de-testicularize myself with a dull rusty butter knife before I ever see a Steelers game. Unless they're playing the Raiders.

eileenover said...

Yeah I'm getting really tired of all the Steiggy bashing. Would everyone rather have someone like Joe Beninati?

Raybin said...

I don't know where all the Steiggy hate came from. I much, much prefer Lange like I think any sentient Pens fan does. But I think a lot of hockey fans around the U.S. and Canada would trade us their announcer for Paul Steigerwald, even up.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Steiggy annoys me at times when he can't figure out which player is which. Gonchar and Malkin may be both Russian but they don't have simliar names, numbers, or looks ... otherwise he's fine. I think people hate him because they think he stole Lange's job which wasn't the case.

I can't wait to have the Bibster back! He's so ridiculously hilarious and most of the time it isn't even on purpose. *smiles*

Plus after listening to all the jokes during the play-offs, I would gladly listen to Bibbs and Steiggy ...

daismog said...

Anyone have contact information for FSN Pittsburgh? I want to send them an email about their not hiring Mike Lange as the play-by-play guy.

eileenover said...

daismog, I'm sure you wouldn't be the first to send them an e-mail. They obviously mad their decision about Lange. It sucks, but that's the way it is.

eileenover said...

*made

Flyer Hater said...

Having Center Ice has made me realize how crappy most of the announcers are around the league. One of the only announcers I'd trade Steigy straight up for is Jim "GREAT SAVE LUONGO" Hughson. He's a beast.

J.S. said...

Looks like I'm coming out of semi-retirement to play ice this coming week. A guy that I drill with has more or less talked me into it. Said they're down one guy and they have about 10 games left in the season. Should be interesting, considering I haven't played a solid game on ice in about three years.

Still can't get anywhere near TDK here. Tried for tickets for both late shows and no luck. It's looking more and more like a mid week thing, if I'm lucky.

Raybin said...

As long as it's Doc Emrick and Edzo on NBC, I can enjoy watching those games too.

"SCCOOORRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!"

Who knew Edzo could be such a good color commentator once he let his bitterness toward the Penguins organization go? Sometime in the playoffs, he stopped mentioning that they had fired him every 15 seconds or so.

Flyer Hater said...

Gary Thorne>>>>>>>Doc Emrick

When Emrick is calling a game, the goalie never makes a save, the puck is always waffleboarded away.

debrisslide said...

I don't care who's doing commentary anymore as long as I'm not watching the game on Versus.

J.S. said...

I never used to like Thorne because of his butchering of names. According to him, Mike Bergevin and Olaf Tverdoorsky played in the NHL, not Mike and Oleg. It was a minor pet peeve, but still one nonetheless.

Now that it's been a few years since I've heard him call a game, I kinda miss him.

Cue (or is it queue?) Cinderella: Ya don't know what ya got..."

Colin said...

I am probably a few posts behind on this, but I love the new layout and the calendar at the top of the page. As usual, great work by staff.

Flyer Hater said...

I'll always love Thorne for his "off the floor, on the board" call in the 03 Finals.

KaylaJ said...

i miss gary thorne, esp when the games went into OTs and he and clement started to lose their minds, good times.

TheFandangler said...

Summer = Suckmode

Flyer Hater said...

I swear, I'd rather it be -15 degrees than 90 degrees.

TheFandangler said...

Most definitely....

KaylaJ said...

i will admit whenever gary said jiri hrdina i did look up, even though i know what he meant

i'd rather it be 90 degrees than whatever it is outside.

Stoosh said...

For what it's worth...

I believe the decision to replace Lange with Steigy was made not by FSN Pittsburgh but FSN's offices in Los Angeles. Don't quote me on that.

I've really changed my tune on Steigy. He drove me nuts at first, but as the season went on, him and Bibs got better and better and better. I actually love the pairings in the booth the way they are now. I think Lange is aces on the radio and Bourque is a perfect compliment to him (Lange and Bourque get along better than Lange and Steigy ever did). And I think Errey and Steigy play very well off of each other. I like the fact that they're not afraid to argue a bit on the air either.

But whoever mentioned it hit the nail on the head...after being subjected to Beninati and Darren Eliot during the playoffs, I'd rather listen to Steigy read an encyclopedia.

I hate this weather.

Nailer News said...

When does Fedjobber get back?

Flyer Hater said...

MAN-POWER ADVANTAGE!!

Stoosh said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLZ-EYYYYYYE!

PittHockey said...

TDK = Best Movie Ever according to imdb.

World = Stunned

Carroll said...

new post

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