Sunday, July 6, 2008

Rock Out With Your Sabourin Out

The Pens signed Matt Cooke on Saturday.
Who, What, Where?

We'll get into it more on Monday.
We'll do a full recap on what seems to be the beginning of the end of offseason moves for Shero.



[ Mike S ]


[ Michael W ]

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He's supposed to be the replacement for Jarkko Ruutu.

Here he is mic'd up for a game:



He scored a huge goal in the waning seconds of a Game 7 to send it to OT:



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And finally, thanks to everyone who sent in the second Hossa burial on YouTube:



Go Pens.

390 comments:

team atwood said...

boobs

megz590 said...

matt cooke is gonna be awesome.. hes gonna get along with the boys so well

eileenover said...

I really like this signing.

jammer jagger said...

cookie monster eats vegetables now.
disgraceful.

rcp5029 said...

woooooooooo

Beav said...

Repost city...

Just popped in, what's up GWNWPA?

fleuryous said...

Yikes, I digress.


Top 10.


Okay, really going to bed.

YES FOR COOKE.

Goodnight.

fleuryous said...

PS. Mike S...that Photoshop=well jobbed.

fleuryous said...
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Beav said...

G-night sweet prince... err I mean Cblog

satancity said...

I like the deal with Cooke....not sure how the whole Ruutu/Cooke comparison is like, but it's a good deal for us nonetheless

penstone410 said...

oops new post

copy&paste from last pst::

took me an hur to catch up on cblog

hats what happens when not sooo sonber

woooooooooooooooooooo

i guess inm all alone!?

penstone410 said...

cookie monster micd up maeks me laugh ALOT, i dont knwo why

eileenover said...

Whoa, someone is wasted haha.

penstone410 said...

not totally!
just ..a litle more than none
wooooo
haha

eileen RULES

ada520 said...

random comment but anyone else notice the insane amount of advertising on european hockey teams jerseys. they look like nascars.

kind of embarassing. use the freakin rink or something.

LargeTurkey said...
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BlacknGold66 said...

Me = Stunned getting the Pens text alert about Cooke.


But it was a good stunned. The dude's a beast.


Sign PENSonen today and I'm one happy camper about this club.


Let's Go Pens!!!

Jonny Veesdoorwall said...

They do use the rink. It looks trashy, and it'd make it even harder to follow the puck than it already is.

Eileen, joose, and Vanessa Day may just have a new former Canuck pest to fall in love with all over again...

That jersey shirt did not want to die at first. Glad they didn't take no for an answer.

michelle said...

"You're allowed to use your whistle, eh?!"

Dude, that's pretty good. I don't know, it's not the same as Finnish sign language, but does that even matter? Let's see him face up against Ruutu, who chirps the loudest?

I'm pretty stoked for fall.

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FFBarton268 said...

Cooke doesn't seem a bad replacement for Ruu. It's a start a least. We'll go from there, eh?

eileenover said...

I LOVE Cooke jobbing Ovechkin in that video.

Jonny Veesdoorwall said...

From the Post-Gazette:

Wrapping up his one-year, two-way deal is nothing more than a formality, however, and Pesonen, the leading scoring in Finland's SM-Liga in 2007-08, could officially join the organization by today.

Johnny Wrath said...

We're going to be a pretty serious penalty-killing team this season. Max, Pascal, Staalsy, and Cooke are excellent.

The other side to his game is that he's a total bastard, and I mean that in a good way. Unless I'm missing something, we're going to have 3 fast, intense lines that are hard to play against.

Kat said...

So I just got back from a Vag party (nothing gross, my friend just threw and all girls get-together). Apparently there's supposed to be a stripper but I bailed first. I'm not getting stuck having to money down for that shit.

Topic? I'm Fedotenktoked about the Cooke signing. (hmm, stoked doesn't work too well there)

Po' said...

haha, "Fedotenktoked"...

At least cblog has all summer to solidify nicknames for the new signings.

Erik said...

@kat

Well, you are a *female* soccer fan. Get used to those vag parties.

P.O. said...

whoa whoa whoa

there cant be 2 p.o.'s in here buddy... that will just be way too many

Mike said...

Ruutu fights, Cooke won't. There's your difference.

He'll still be hysterical for you though. Wait for a game against the Blue Jackets/Raffi Torres. Goooood stuff.

Quingo77 said...

Does anyone know if people in the Lancaster area get FSN Pittsburgh in the cable package offered there?

My wife and I are moving(finally) out of this hole known as Virginia and we're moving to that general area.

The dirty janni-nanni signing looks to be the wildcard of all the signings. What if he turns out to be like a zetterberg or datysuk........ that would be a huge steal

Lady Jaye said...

Good morning y'all.

Off season isn't shaping up too bad. Everyday is one day closer to actually seeing these guys on ice which is OK with me. ;)

smitty said...

Quingo77

I thought, but I could be wrong,east of Harrisburg fsn pittsburgh isn't available.


Might I suggest Directv, they have sports pack $8 - $12 exrta depending on which premium channels you have.

Sportspack carries 20 regional sports channels, I'd like to think FSN Pittsburgh would be 1 of them.

Besides cable SUCKS (imo)

Po' said...

@ p.o. -

It's not p.o., it's Po'. And don't worry, my one comment in cblog every two months shouldn't cause you much grief.


Who knew one could be so possessive over their Blogger handle?

Dan said...

eventually i'll figure out how to finish my satan photoshop

still want williams

DO IT

Matthew J, said...

Satan-Crosby-Staal
Sykora-Malkin-Fedetenko
Dupuis-Talbot-Kennedy
Pesonen-Goddard-Cooke

Ex: Taffe

Where is Williams fitting in? Not gonna happen. Unless Shero trades Whitney/Sydor/Scuds or signs a backup goalie, free agency is over.

Dan said...

easily, 2nd or 3rd line he goes.

Dan said...

assuming sydor gets moved, that is. for how long he's been out there, i'm giving shero a fail for not getting him. especially for what he would cost, which isn't much.

nu said...

title = fail. ;_;

no sale on the departed guys' stuff on storeblog?

PittHockey said...

I'm sure it's just paranoia, but is there a reason the pesonen deal isn't on any US/Canada hockey sites?

I assume we're waiting for medical confirmation that he healing alright or something.

fleuryous said...

Okay, the first thing Cooke says in the video made me laugh for about 5 minutes.


And that goal=clutch.

Let's hope he does that for us.

I think we should throw cookies on the ice when he scores...yep.

fleuryous said...

Blogger Dan said...

till want williams

DO IT
------------------------------

YES!


I heard that we have JUST ENOUGH money for Williams.

Let's see, though...

Dr. Turkleton said...

We should be celebrating Hossa not signing here.

Why?

His 7mil would have tied up too much cap space to probably sign the likes of: Orpik, 3 forwards better than any WB/S or under 6 figure players, and the length and amount of the Fleury deal might not have gotten done and the Pens/MAF would have had to gone the arbitration route.

Sure, Hossa was a beast for this squad, and he was possibly their best forward during the SCF...but, he would have made the Pens a top line heavy team, with a 3rd and 4th line that would have caused frequent gagging throughout the regular season.

I've read and heard the term 'Balanced' used by King Shero often these past couple days. 'Overcome and Adapt' might be another phrase to toss around for KS.


[Caputi]

wilsmith said...

If you have just enough, then you can't do it.

Johnny P. said...

HOSSA = ASS OH

floridapens said...

I would kinda like to see a move for nolan,just for a little more power.

An idea i had late last night while drinking,was to make an offer to Filppula.He is restricted but in arbitration,bringing him in would allow flexiblity for stall or max to move to a wing position

just a drunken idea though

Dr. Turkleton said...

the Pens have 1.78mil in cap space left.

when have they ever spent even this close to the ceiling? let alone go all the way to the top? [at the end of the season last year, they had 9.5mil of space]

it's the same philosophy as negotiating contracts during the season -- KS + crew need to have some money in the event that a 'In Case Of Emergency Break Glass' situation should present itself.

Sabrejets said...

Nice JerseyBurn for the Holiday!

DONT COME AROUND HERE NO MORE, EH?

osheak234 said...

My homepage for the internet is "my.yahoo.com", and I have a Pens schedule on there, which is for some reason perpetually stuck on April 29. No matter how many times I see it, I get the breif excitement when it catches my eye that the Pens play the Rangers tonight, and everynight, until Yahoo fixes itself. Such a tease.

wilsmith said...

If a guy is in arbitration you can't make him an offer.

The Goon Blogger said...

Matt Cooke=Clutch City.

He has many more goals like that one in the post.

So excited about this signing.

Barring Talbot moving up to wing, or Staal moving up to a wing and Talbot centering line three:

Cooke-Talbot-Godard

The Get Fucked Line.

Susan Burghart said...

The way he rocks a missing tooth and sings along to Thunderstruck makes me like him already!

"I was caught....in the middle"

floridapens said...

sorry i thaught that was right,i was looking at this team page report
and saw the rotowire clip next to his fantasy status
it said if teams made a move on him detroit had 7 days to match.


http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/team?categoryId=66304

LargeTurkey said...

@ mathew J
How dare you put NANANANNANA on the 4th line. He is a superstar. does a 4th liner wear a old helmet?

TheNWChica said...

Seriously....you guys are going to love love love Matt.

FFBarton268 said...

Dupuis-Crosby-Satan
Tank-Malkin-Sykora
TK-Staal-Pesonen
Cooke-Talbot-Godard/Taffe/Filewich

At least to start the season. Sid is, I assume, comfortable having Dupuis flank him. I'm not all that comfortable having Godard on the 4th line every night, though, so cycle him in and out with some of the WBS kids.

FFBarton268 said...

@ Floridapens - Hence, he's a Restricted Free Agent...

jefe penguino said...

thanks to ariana pointing out this rap diddy in the previous post. i ringtone'd it. just cause.

crosby ringtone
crosby mp3

floridapens said...

yep i understand but if he goes beyond the dead line,isnt he fair game?the wings are kinda tight with money now and he may slip away
from them.
anywho its was just drunken pondering like i said LOL

FFBarton268 said...

The deadline only goes into effect once someone makes him a qualifying offer. Then the Red Wings have a chance to match if they want. It's not like, a deadline starts on X day.

floridapens said...

@ff thanks!

floridapens said...

@ff its still fuzzy to me ,will smith says you cant make an offer while in arbitration
you say you must make a qualifying
offer that must be matched
so,when can a team talk to a restricted free agent who is in arbitration?

FFBarton268 said...

@FL - Didn't realize he was in arbitration. That's a whole nother beast. I was just speaking about RFA.

If the team and/or player has filed for salary arbitration, the player can only negotiate with said team until the arbitration hearing (usually late july/augustish). Once the hearing takes place, the player and team have 48 hours to reach an agreement. After those 48 hours, the player is once again an RFA and another team can make an offer that the original team can choose to match. If they elect to not match, then the player is free to go to the new team.

At least, that's how I've been lead to believe it works.

floridapens said...

@ff kool...that clears alot up.
I still like the idea,he is getting paid 800k and detroit is getting tight against the cap.
he would do wonders here,3rd or 4th line center.If we dont hold on to stall,a great back up plan

spanky kane said...

not today buddy...


....not today



Is matt cooke john mcclane?

yippee ki yay


tPB get mcclane!
or at least joe hallenbeck:

touch me again....

The Goon Blogger said...

The Last Boy Scout=Most underrated action movie of all time.

"I'm gonna shove an umbrella up your ass an open it."

Erik said...

@floridapens

Hate to piss on your parade but the Wings have more cap space left than what the Pens currently have.

In this case arbitration is more of a formality to stop other teams from sending offer sheets.

Haven't you guys learnt by now that the best Pens players leave for the Wings, not the other way around.

Thanks for the chuckle, though.

J.S. said...

actually I think he's a UFA if they fail to come to an agreement.

clicky

The only ones that come to mind that walked were Khristich (from BOS to WASH, or vice versa) and I think Berard also became a UFA after an arbitration ruling. I want to say there's one or two from the last year or so, but I can't think of who it is.

J.S. said...

@erik, I think you're misunderstood.

As I mentioned yesterday, the Red Wings are content to take the Penguins leftovers.

Thanks for playing.

Russ Tundra said...

I can't wait for the New Season to start up!!!

EA Sports NHL 09 is going to rule all shit!!!

http://www.easports.com/nhl09/features.jsp

Russ Tundra said...

Ohh BTW Pre-Order Bings Dick Tease of a DVD over at Best Buy here is a link.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=17029984&st=nhl+09&type=product&id=1881693

FFBarton268 said...

@erik - I've met some good trolls in my day, and you...not one of them. But it's cool that you wake up super early to troll thepensblog boards.

You must really have no life. Mommy and daddy don't let you out much, do they?

Overall, nice try, kid. But how about when you go back to school tomorrow, you write down some new material, look it over, have some friends comment on it, and then come back. Probably still won't be good then, but at least you'll have made the attempt.

FFBarton268 said...

Looking back, I mean really, Erik...who wakes up at 8am on a Sunday morning to troll? If I didn't feel so sorry for you and your life, I might find you a little irritating. But as it stands, no, I don't. You're slinging the same trash that's been said over and over again. Oh ha ha, Cindy Crosby, diver, hossa's gone ROFLWTFBBQ!!11!!1

floridapens said...

erik is sadly a rangers fan

Erik said...

@j.s.

Nice try. You probably think it's Cindy but Dr. Turk is right in that Hossa was the best player on the Pens last season. Have fun with the NHL/Euro leftovers, I'm sure Cindy and Michelle will teach them to whine like a pro in no time.

Filppula will be signed to the Wings before the first arbitration hearing. I'll be here to remind you I told you so, don't worry.

floridapens said...

@erik snore....go back to foxsports
threads with yourself....ranger eRIK

LargeTurkey said...

Rafa or Federer? Erik, the rangers suck.

Sabrejets said...

C-bloggers, consider it a compliment that the trolls from other teams come here. Consider what they say about Pens fans. We suck, other teams have way better fans than us, etc.

Then you go visit boards for the Criers, the Rags, Detroilet, etc., and what do you get? They suck! Nothing happening -- Crickets chirping!

The reason they're here is because there's nothing happening on their own boards, and Pensblog is the best hockey blog there is! they don't have anything so they come on here and try to job us instead.

don't feed the trolls, just ignore...

floridapens said...

i'll bet my left nut, this erik dude is the same troll who is all over the pens team page on fox sports,you gotta see it to believe it....a classic butt rangers fan.
If it isnt you gotta missing twin brother erik ...

Erik said...

@fbarton268

Oh-no! Some random person who disagrees with me on the net calls me a no life loser. My day is ruined!! *cry*

Sabrejets said...

Ignore the Troll, he'll go back to World of Warcraft soon...

floridapens said...

@erik im sure that happens to you every day,such a sad life to live..
go on out and play now,you need the fresh air.

great_white_nwpa said...

is the bullshit bulletin really that dead today?

Julia said...

I think Matt Cooke can easily become one of my favorites.

Erik said...

It's a shame some people don't know how to argue their points pragmatically without resorting to insults and ad hominems.

I guess maturity comes at different ages, and at times not at all.

Maybe I'm not using enough FAIL- and STUNNED-speak, or Lolcats to make myself understood around here.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ erik

yea, 'cause saying "cindy is such a diver" a million times is so GD original

fuckin' joke

go back to suckling your momma's teet

Jebus the XIV said...

@russ: Wow. I thought 08 was the pinnacle of what they could accomplish in an NHL game. Definitely going to have to pick up 09. The defensive skill stick definitely looks fun to use. Makes me wonder how they're going to move around the whole checking thing, since the right stick was used for that in 07 and 08. Either way, that game looks sick.

Erik said...

@great_white_nwpa

Where have I called Cindy a diver?

Q.E.D.

great_white_nwpa said...

@ erik

whiner, diver...i've seen you on here before talking shit like you knew what you were doing

such a sad little person

is your team's fan base really that bad today? don't you have something better to do like ponder why you sold the barn for wade redden?

wilsmith said...

qq

Russ Tundra said...
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Karnage said...

^^ failure

jefe penguino said...

Matt Cooke: Cookin' up the Competition

(i swear ive gotten out of the house this weekend)

Russ Tundra said...
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Erik said...

@russ tundra

Wow! That must be incomprehensible even to the most seasoned tPB reader.

Try sectioning that into paragraphs and I might give it a second attempt!

floridapens said...

@erik do you mean today or ever?
its not like you havent come here and said that before.And to start you point off with i dont mean to piss on your parade?

very mature of you

lets get it straight,youre not here to talk hockey.You are here cause you like to here yourself talk... to bad for you noone here cares what you say!
get it?

Russ Tundra said...

Erik are you a Philly Fan??

Karnage said...

no, i am a penguin fan. you just fail at life.

Karnage said...

and erik is just a puss who gets all homotional because we owned his rangers.

Russ Tundra said...

Karnage Failed a Piss Test at Western Syc.. Damn

Karnage said...

lol @ russ tundra deleting all his posts. what an idiot.

Russ Tundra said...

BTW how do I suck at life???

Karnage said...

"Karnage Failed a Piss Test at Western Syc.. Damn"

this is the best you can come up with man? seriously?

go outside or someshit faggit.

Karnage said...

lol @ this fat fucks picture, looks like u just found your dick or something.

Russ Tundra said...

I think Karnage is a Fair Weather Fan!

Erik said...

@floridapens

Show me the post where I call Cindy a diver. Oh, you can't?

Q.E.D.

floridapens said...

@tundra he is a power ranger fan.






I think the yellow one is his fave.






(satan)

Erik said...

Ok, I'm out! This place got a bit too confrontational for my taste. I'll be back when you people have calmed down a bit.

Karnage said...

russ u mad doggie?

Here Lets Talk Like Russ I Think He is Gay Im Usng Capitals For Words That Dont Need Them. P.S. Pass Me That Twinkie

Russ Tundra said...

thank you Floridapens.. thank you... Trini Also Died back in 2001 in a car crash sucks to be Erik

jefe penguino said...

@EVERYONE

go outside and fucking do something. me? im mixing a drink and going in my pool cause im awesome.

jefe out.

great_white_nwpa said...

fuckin trolls....worse than milano crabs

Russ Tundra said...

LOL.. I get it I'm FAT!!! lol.. Give Karnage a diploma. He deserves one.

Any other Pens fans think "Karnage" needs to join the Scripps National Spelling Bee??

floridapens said...

@erik sorry im not spending 3.4 seconds going back to catch you on this ...youre a bore.
Maybe some other jobber has the time of day for you,
i'll just tell you go back and look at the content of your comments.Can you truly say you dont sound immature?

you are not here to talk hockey

Karnage said...

i just find it funny how u try making fun of erik (who is a huge fag) but somehow spend 20 minutes writing the dumbest thing ive ever read - prolly cuz u are a fat nerd loser faggit.

then u proceed to delete it because i called you out and now u get all homotional with your pointless capitals.

u are a failure, go die.


go pens.

Russ Tundra said...

How dare you tell another Pens fan to die... Your an.. Epic Failure! Fair Weather!

great_white_nwpa said...

it's spelled faggot

not faggit

Karnage said...

OMG THANKS BUD

fucking FAGGIT

great_white_nwpa said...

if you are going to try to job someone, atleast try to make sense out of it...spelling is a small first step in that direction

bud? really? who's the faggot?

Russ Tundra said...

That use of the word Fa**ot is degrading.. where is PB Charlie when you need him??

WTF is this Batman??? Erik and a Fair Weather Fan (Spelling Bee Champ) starts posting on here today... this is Bollocks!

akus said...

You can tell its the offseason.

great_white_nwpa said...

how so?

haha

Maria said...

October needs to come soon so we can all bond over hockey again. Or argue to the death about why the Pens won/lost. Whatever.

brndlynn said...
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brndlynn said...

ive been out of it for a few days so I was very excited to see the new signings.
GODard, Satan, and Cook(i)e show that sHERO always has a plan. now all we need is for everyone hitting the panic button (or planning a victory parade) to realize that the cup isnt won in July and I'll be a happy girl. cant wait for the puck to drop in Sweden - even if Ruutu will be on the wrong side of the blue line.

akus said...

I looked in a crystal ball great_white_nwpa.

TheNWChica said...

In all seriousness....why do you people from other teams come over here and start shit? Does it make you feel like a big man to make someone else feel bad?

Okay...we admit it...The Wings rule the Earth and Bing is a big fucking baby! Feel better now? Good...go home now please.

Russ Tundra said...

Agreed^^^

Jonny Veesdoorwall said...

Glad to see u up and around Brndi, these signings look to be the start of something huge. Not much going on around here, i think i'm going to take Jefe's advice and go outside.

Colin said...

In non-troll news, there is a pretty good read by the Good Dr. Mirtle about the feud between Dan Boyle and new owner Len Barrie.

Somewhat interesting considering a few fan favorites from last year will be playing under him.

Mirtle - Boyle vs. Barrie

akus said...

Trolls need fuel, to survive, the more one feeds the trolls the BIGGER they get, they dont leave, they dont make any sense, they just go on and on and on.

It's so easy to ignore, yet people don't seem to, they add to the trolls ego.

Trolls are never wrong, why waste the time typing to reply to them???


I wish it was October.

Sabrejets said...

thank you thenwchica.
That's pretty much what I was driving at. And as Jefe pointed out, time to go out to the pool for awhile!

brndlynn said...

thanks jonny. im going to do the same and try to get some sun.
@ colin: that was a pretty interesting situation. def something i'll be keeping an eye on to see how "our" guys handle it.
@ everyone: dont feed the trolls and they'll go away.

Sabrejets said...

Akus you're right. Trolls are just trying to get a rise. Don't give it to them. If they were really into hockey, they'd be on their own team's boards and not someone else's...

Kat said...

I wish it was October as well. I'm sick of yelling at Rafa Nadal and begging him to drop the gloves on Federer already.

TheNWChica said...

I can't believe Rafa had two match points and he's in danger of losing.

akus said...

Thank You colin for some NT news. I been out all day and came in to read what i missed about any possible signings.

I have "peeked" at other boards ( Wings and Flyers) and it always amazes me that tPB and the Pens boards are always active.

I can remember during the SCF, i thought to myself as i read one of the Wings board with very little posting, "Don't these people know there is a Cup Final going on".


It just shows how passionate the fans are for team. And You dont have to live in Pa to bring that passion!!


Go Pens.

Thank You Ray Shero for not panicing and overpaying.

[October]

Maria said...

@kat: Nadal definately needs to drop the gloves. Spice up Wimbledon a bit and shock all the Brits.

Kat said...

@ chica, Seriously. But such is the nature of playing Federer.

I'm gunna have to agree with whoever said it, after the blinding rage period has passed, I think losing Hossa was a blessing in disguise.

Colin said...

I'm late to the party, who are you guys rooting for, RF or Rafa?

Maria said...

I'm all about RF.

TheNWChica said...

I'm torn...I really like Roger, but I think it would be nice for Rafa too.

Colin said...

Don't know much about tennis, but that was pretty entertaining.

akus said...

sabrejet said ,If they were really into hockey, they'd be on their own team's boards and not someone else's...

If You read my comment about looking at other teams boards, perhaps this is why. BUT hell's bell's if my team boards are dead,there are other things to do offline as well as online. It takes ALL I have to grin and bear it to go to the Flyers board, i don't post i just read.
I don't wanna get flamed, but in the internet world it is what it is. Funny how people get behind a key board and can become instant dick's/bitch's.

@ kat.. I'm sick of yelling at Rafa Nadal and begging him to drop the gloves on Federer already.
LOL. :)


[October]

Maria said...

Ah well, good for Rafa. He definitely worked for it.

Tennis isn't a very good substitute for hockey but I gotta do what I gotta do in the offseason, especially since I hate baseball.

Kat said...

Rafa man. Spain all the way. Andy will always be my number one, no matter how much he sucks. But Rafa is a close second.

Maria said...

I used to have a massive crush on Andy Roddick. That faded once I realized how bad he was though haha

great_white_nwpa said...

pens-hawks '92 scf game four on espn classic

woot

Sabrejets said...

"Funny how people get behind a key board and can become instant dick's/bitch's."

Right on Akus, they'd get punched in the face saying stuff like that in person...

great_white_nwpa said...

66 buries it!!

good times

pensblog jeff said...

Hail Satan!

Russ Tundra said...

I was I was at home... Hawks - Pens.... Classic

Russ Tundra said...

*Wish.... Sorry I hope Karnage doesn't make fun of me... :(

Maria said...

John McEnroe to Pens? What does everyone think? Although, watching his post-match interview with Federer I have to say he's lost his grit. I'm pretty sure he was crying. And he HUGGED RF. MCENROE DOESN'T HUG!

great_white_nwpa said...

bob errey = beast

Kat said...

LOL @ Johnny Mac. He was crying. And he only hugs Feds because he's got a massive mancrush on him.

xuscbausp said...

war in cblog today? sad i missed it...

greatest.tennis match. ever.

Maria said...

Johnny Mac/Feds bromance...I like it.

xuscbausp said...

I have a massive man crush on RF

great_white_nwpa said...

@ xusc

it was pretty entertaining

Colin said...

RF's logo is so cool.

I wish that I was important enough to have my own damn logo.

Russ Tundra said...

I can't wait till Bob Errey's voice hits my ears.... I wonder who's going to be covering for Melrose on ESPN..

Hip said...

I'll liked Cooke for the Caps. I think he fills a role for us here.

great_white_nwpa said...

don cherry, hopefully

sarcasmblog

akus said...

*note to self*

HMmm, ESPN classic, that reminds me i gotta get off my ass and order DISH tv. I just hate waiting for people to come hook it up and shit.


& NHL Network will help me till October.


sabrejets it is amazing how big some people balls get online.

Ok i read the James Mirtle piece on Boyle/Barrie and also Boyle's no trade clause( NTC) but what is, NMC ???


PS. if it takes more than 20 words to explain what a NMC is, or it's part of the NHLPA, just nod ok, because anything longer than 20 words,i zone out.
:P

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ariana said...

@jefe much earlier: thanks for ringtone-ing it!

i see everyone has moved on to tennis now but i'm still laughing about the mic'd up vid.

matt cooke's contract: $2.4 mil
that little falsetto performance of "thunderstruck": priceless.

akus said...

Musta taken 21 :(


Now i am NMC-less.


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Maria said...
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Maria said...

NMC=no movement clause. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it means the player can't be moved to the team's AHL affiliate.

Maria said...

Actually, I just looked it up on nhlscap.com. A no movement clause means the player can't be traded, waived for a claim by another team, or assigned to the minors without his consent

akus said...

Sweet and simple maria, and way less than 20 words. I like it!! Thanks.


So easy even a Caveman can do it.

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akus said...

Not talking/asking anyone in particular just rambling. ...

Whats the sense in having a NDC if You are not going to honor it?

Is it all about "power"?? of being a NHL player to say HHHHHHHHHHHHEY i wanna NDC, or is it for the ego of the agent to get the player a NDC.


Or is it for the players own "protection"??

Russ Tundra said...

http://www.hockeybuzz.com

I'm really getting Excited... Alex Goligoski is up on the Hockeybuzz Payroll. I Hope that Alex come up out of WBS this year.

Kat said...

Whoa, why the hell is Justin Timberlake hosting the ESPY's?!

Carroll said...

@kat - don't let J.S. hear you talk about the ESPY's. He does not like them...

I hope Sid or Geno win!! I do wonder what Sid does with all his trophies, metals, etc, etc.

great_white_nwpa said...

once you pull out janet jackson's sweater puppy on live tv...you can do whatever you want i guess

Carroll said...

Hummer Like Nothing Else Award:

Manny Ramirez
Sidney Crosby
Ashley Force
George Marti

Best NHL Player:

Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Kat said...

@carroll, I imagine Sid's trophies sit in a room somewhere all alphabatized and intensely polished.

I find it's a sad, sad world where ESPN will show Poker for 3 hours but we can't get a damn hockey game on here to save our lives.

Sabrejets said...

You got that right. And I remember Howard Cosell doing "Battle of the Network Stars" with Robert Conrad and Gabe Kaplan almost getting into fisticuffs; I also remember Bobby Riggs and Billy Jean King playing tennis, both of those were better than watching Celebrity Poker...

akus said...

Battle of the Network Stars.........i remember that like it was yesterday


Are the Espy's on now??/

* another note to self for DISH*

Do IT!!


[October]

akus said...

Grocery list:
White out for tPB trolls, or a faster scroller :)




[October]

jefe penguino said...

why is crosby nominated for anything? yeah hes the best, but he missed a lot of games last season..

although the hummer award, well, youd have to ask lemieux.....

[pezonen]

Sabrejets said...

My whole point was (I guess if there was one) it's better to watch Jaclyn Smith run track and Robert Conrad fight Mr. Kotter than it is to watch celebrity poker, I mean if you have to watch Trash Sports, at least watch something funny...

Sabrejets said...

Pop culture tv footnotes:

Evil Knevil's abortive Snake River Canyon jump...

Klansmen break Geraldo's nose with a chair..

Geraldo finds broken beer bottles in Al Capone's secret vault...

Jeff Gilooly and Shane Stant break Nancy Kerrigans knee - she wins medal anyway and goes on to complain how stupid it is being in a parade at Disney World with Mickey Mouse....

All of these are televised for free, but hockey is not....

Sabrejets said...

...ooh

I left out Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick (or was it Paul Warfield)
going to the Memphis Southmen (or was it Grizzlies) of the WFL.

This was way before Mike Rozier came to Pittsburgh to play for the Maulers of the USFL...

that shit was on tv, but hockey was not...

Stoosh said...

@ Sabrejets -

You could begin and end it here...

The Arena Football League is on ESPN. The NHL is not.

Arena Football is not even considered a feeder program for the NFL. It's where guys who couldn't even stick with NFL practice squads go to maintain some hope of still getting on ESPN.

The NHL, meanwhile, has and in some circles still is considered among the Big Four of North American professional team sports. Granted, hockey was always the fourth one mentioned, but it was mentioned.

Damn Bettman for allowing the entertainment value of this game to be killed off entirely in the mid-1990s.

Carroll said...

@Akus - The 2008 ESPYS, hosted by Justin Timberlake, air Sunday, July 20th at 9 PM ET on ESPN.

eileenover said...

@jefe

He did tie Zetterberg for playoff points, which is pretty impressive after missing a lot of the season. Just sayin.

Sabrejets said...

Yeah, hockey had an upswing in the US after the miracle on ice, I think as others have mentioned, the lockout year went a long way toward killing it.

As a hockey fan though, and maybe I'm a purist for all the major sports, I think the NHL is a better game. Something is phony about all those home runs they hit in major league baseball - whether it's the miniscule strike zone where every pitch that isn't grooved into the batter's wheelhouse is called a ball, the steroids, the "live" balls they use or what. The NFL became a pass happy league for fans that only appreciate scoring, and the NBA, well, I might have watched if King James had made it -- but really the officiating and the "interpretation" of the rules in that league are a joke.

Hockey at least remains somewhat true to itself and is still exciting -- American fans just refuse to "get it" when it comes to learning enough about the game to appreciate it...

KaylaJ said...

late, but yeah, european leagues do use the rink, the ice, the fans, etc everything they can put a logo on. friend got a pic of some finnish games and geez, its amazingly tacky.

and anyone ever notice how trolls try to use words no one else does. i mean how many times in your life have you used pragmatic?

anyway, my head is about to explode so i'll just ask, is training camp open yet?

akus said...

Thanks carroll i circled the ESPY on my calender ( i lust JT, dont ask why i just DO!!)

@ sabrejets, damn that list of tv viewings brings back alot of memories, some funny shit.
Classic.


BTW sabrejet i did not realize You said the same thing that i posted about, concerning trolls coming to this board because their boards are DOA.

Coming soon to a tv near You
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KaylaJ said...

sabrejets even that BS mcguire~sosa HR derby crap didn't bring me back to baseball after that strike (people are shocked mcguire may have been juiciing? really?). i'm just now getting back into it but it may be because FOXSW shows us astros games every night and as bad as they are, they can be interesting.

as for basketball, i'm a spurs fan, but if i wasn't born & bred here, yeah, i probably couldn't watch it. its no longer about the cavs or lakers, but lebrons and kobes. no one knows what a foul is anymore, and i HATE teams that don't play any defense even if they do score 120 pts a game (talking to you PHX!).

i do like football. remember, when training camp opens for football, hockey is just around the corner!

jefe penguino said...

@eileen -no doubt. not dissing the wiz kid at all. just not sure what the espys look at for player of the year. calendar year of 2007, give it to him.

personally id let malkin and crosby share that award.

am i being a homer? ive been in phoenix for 2 and half years and still have the 412#. you tell me. haha.

@kaylaj -id take offense (derrr) to that phx slam (derrr again) but i dont care much for the suns even if they are my #1 bball team. by default.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

My baseball love was near it's highest when McGuire and Sosa were competing ... Sosa was my brother's and my favorite and probably one of the few things we ever have agreed upon. Back when Kendall was the catcher for the Pirates ... oh Kendall, I remember when you broke your ankle ... that was nasty ...

I don't think I'm going to be watching the Espy's today ... my parents wouldn't mind, but my huge crush on JT as a child will never be lived down by them ... I was 8! 8 years old!! At least I didn't have a crush on Alice Cooper ...

akus said...

Oh My Alice Cooper, first concert i ever went to!!


Alice Cooper and Uriah Heep


ihk@ i dont know why, i lust JT, i dont think he is that good looking, there is just something about him i like.

me= JT bunny :P

Sabrejets said...

Dara Torres sets another record. She's been doing that since 1983 they say...
Let's hear it for the 41 year old mom showing the kids how it's done...and swimming ain't tiddlywinks...

KaylaJ said...

jefe i shouldn't have used them considering they now have shaq and he can barely get up and down the floor anymore :)

RaCHeLeYoS said...

nsola amigos!!!!

yay to being back in the U.S.! Boo to leaving a beautiful mexicana beach and 8 days of no rain during the day!!

me=stunned on all this pens shit. thanks to sports center in spanish, i managed to understand about hossa signing with detroit for one year. and i wanted to throw up all my yummy drinks i had.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

that was suppose to say ola amigos*

LargeTurkey said...

turn it?

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