Saturday, October 18, 2008


The Leafs are a joke, but at least they can beat the Wings.
EMPTY NETTERS has a solid look at the game.


Crosby and Malkin will be on the top line with Doop. PG


The only winless teams in the National Hockey League:

Speaking of the Lightning (0-2-2),
we wanted to check out how Malone and shit were doing.

Malone has 1 G, 17 PIM, averaging 16 minutes a game.
Recchi has 1 G, 14 minutes a game.
Hall has 1 G, averaging 10 minutes a game.
Roberts has nothing, averaging 7 minutes a game.

The Rangers have gotten off to the hottest start with a 6-1 record.
They won a 1-0 defensive battle against Toronto Friday night in a shootout.
The old "back-to-back nights" crap is in the Pens' corner tonight.
We can't wait to start up the rivalry with BLUESHIRT BULLETIN again.

These three teams haven't even lost yet. [ NHL.COM STANDINGS ]
Montreal hasn't lost in regulation. (3-0-1)

The Blues (3-0-1) have scored 18 goals in 4 games.
The Penguins have scored 12 in 5.


We're going with random choices early on in the season.
It's too tough to gauge.


SexyChubbs said...

Hoping for a complete game tonight.

I don't like the line shuffles, but it's not like it's the FIRST time it's been done.

GodILoveHockey said...

The Pens will come out pissed after the Caps letdown.

6-2, Crosby with 1g, 3a. Malkin with 2g, 2a. Gogo with 1g, 1a.

Eric P. said...

Biz vs. Mayers

fleuryous said...

"It's Autumn--The Leafs are gonna fall."


I hope Godard destroys shit tonight.

J.S. said...

Gimme back my Sid!

OK, poor joke, but I needed something to tie into the Ransom pic. I predict Sid finally buries it and finishes with 3 pts.


Dupuis (EN)

Final Score: Pens 4 - Maple Leaves 2

christina said...

haha, j.s. - i was just trying to figure out if that was Mel Gibson circa Ransom or circa What Women Want....
(leave me alone, there was nothing else on tv last night.)

the dynamic duo are gonna tear it up tonight.


kamechiha said...

Some observations:
Zigomanis is frakin awesome

The Pens will need Pesonen if they don't start scoring

I predict a 6 to 7 point night with Malkman and Crosbin getting goals or primary helpers on each

I also predict a super night for Fleury and carey Price

Trading Staal doesn't smell right
Maybe we can trade Atlanta, Army for Thomas THEN trade Army and Taffe for Gaborik

fleuryous said...

You know what?
Because he hasn't been getting love...

I say Staal buries one.
Or at least assists a goal.

And Sid's gotta bury one.
It's his night.


BlacknGold66 said...

Predictionblog is getting old.

debrisslide said...

Crosby with a 3-point night, 1G 2A.

Malkin involved in at least half of all goals tonight.

My guarantee for this season is that Talbot will score shorthanded at some point. Go Maxie!

debrisslide said...

bng, predictionblog is fun, because then we all laugh at how wrong we were.

J.S. said...

and I hope it's wrong and that the Pens win 5-1* ;)

* - Also subject to change

Dr. Turkleton said...

the only thing that might be off to a slower start than the Pens are:

tPB Free Agent signings!


[look at what Hacksaw* has done in San Jose....what a mistake]

*This link was cut & paste from tPB archives, it was not newly created or modified in any way, shape or form.

Patrick said...

Anyone got a link to tonights game?

Only prediction is that Biz draws some more blood tonight.

Stoosh said...



Aliquippa's Jon Baldwin on the board.

Stoosh said...

BNG66 -

I was in your neck of the woods Thursday, by the way. Had to visit a few vendors in the Bedford, Ohio area.

Dr. Turkleton said...


agreed, 1000%

•Sid: 1G + 2A
•Geno: 2G + 2A
•Staal: 1G
•Letang: 2A
•Satan: 1PPG
•Godard: 1 Fight
•Cotton Candy Guy: 42 sales
•Jeff Jimerson: 2 Anthems [1 American, 1 Canadian]
•Zamboni drivers: 3 floods {maybea dry cut, but 97% doubt it}


Flyer Hater said...

Pens are barely holding onto the 8th spot in the East right now, so this is pretty much a must win game.

Flyer Hater said...

Eric P has wet dreams of Bissonette.

Flyer Hater said...

My prediction, BNG will be going through menopause by Halloween.


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debrisslide said...

Yeah, a link to the game tonight would be GREAT. . .channelsurfing doesn't seem to have anything. :/

Dr. Turkleton said...


I was going to invite you down to my hockey draft in Turtle Creek last was off of Airbrake Ave. on 11th St...[are you allowed to cross the Tri Boro Expressway?]

but, I figured there was a Milano Marathon on or something.

Stoosh said...

@ J.S. -

I was going to type the "GIMME BACK MY SID!" comment, but you beat me to the punch.


Thoughts, dudes...

1. Toronto worries me a little...they remind me a bit of the 2003-04 Pens, a team that lacked a lot of talent but was miserable to play against most nights because they had a lot of guys who worked their asses off. They completely outskated Detroit in the Wings' opener, but the second game of a back-to-back night might take a little wind out of their sails.

2. Luke Schenn on one side. Brooks Orpik on the other side. Get your seismographs ready.

3. Kulemin. He's good.

4. Tampa Bay has given up on average 41 shots a night so far. For as bad as our defense has looked at times, the Pens have given up 34 shots a night.

5. Tampa had way too much turnover on their roster from one year to the next. Melrose has already publicly called out the team once. They've been sloppy and undisciplined - only the Rangers and Ducks have been shorthanded more times than Tampa, but the Ducks and Rangers have played more games. I don't know where they're going to be once they find some continuity and chemistry, but I've got to wonder how some of those guys are really responding to Melrose.

Flyer Hater said...

Dr. Turk=Joke

Milano Marathon=Always going on in FlyerHater's head

Ja' Red said...

Eff, I just got center ice and sure enough this is one of the TWO games all year that isn't on center ice or nationally televised but instead, is on the NHL Network.


Flyer Hater said...

Do you mean Luke Schenn, THE HUMAN ERASER?

xuscbausp said...



xuscbausp said...

Dr. Turkleton said...

Toronto worries me a little

they worry me a lot!...not because of their play, but by how inconsistent the Pens have played.

Maybe these lines shake ups will do something...

Sabu in net tonight?

Flyer Hater said...

CBC should have paid any amount of money to keep the old theme song

xuscbausp said...


Dr. Turkleton said...

FH = HA!

you could've walked off the street with zero prep and probably still drafted better than our newest [first time doing fantasy hockey] 'GM'.

Flyer Hater said...


Flyer Hater said...

Dr. Turk, I know one dude who chose Brian Rolston for his first selection in the draft.

Ja' Red said...

Anywhere online i can watch this game

someone hook up your webcam and point it toward your television.

i dont care about the lag.

xuscbausp said...


about time PSU showed up

nikki said...

man, after watching 5 mins of HNIC, all i want to do is punch milbury, wow

t-15 minutes wooo

Flyer Hater said...

As soon as McLean said, hey Mike, what's wrong with the Pens? I turned it off. Dingleberry never misses an opportunity to blast the Pens.

Dr. Turkleton said...


wow. brutal pick.

Ours is a keeper league where 6 players and or goalie teams are on 1,2 or 3 year 'contracts', not EVERY player is available each draft...

here's how our First Round went:
Heatley - Ott
Hossa - Det
Spezza - Ott
Nash - Clb
Blake - Tor
Kopitar - LA
Lidstrom - Det
DET Goalies
NYR Goalies
Gaborik - Min

can you guess which pick was the new guys?

Flyer Hater said...

I would rather have Toe Blake on my fantasy team than Jason Blake.

nikki said...

dear lord, and now keenan is on
kill me now

Flyer Hater said...

At least Healy doesn't work for CBC anymore. His 2 main talking points regardless of who was playing, the 1993 Islanders and the 1994 Rangers.

debrisslide said...

Yeah, I kind of NEED a feed right now. I have the X going on, but if I don't see Sid's 100th goal I'll be pretty pissed. Lange on the call will be solid though.

eileenover said...

Predictionblog is getting old.

I agree bng.

Where the hell is chris e.?

jefe p said...

go pens.

Pens_MINI66 said...

If you are going to the game tonight can you take some pictures. I am using them for Pens Games albums that can be found here.

You can email them to the link posted on the site. Also trying to get some of the music that is from the game listed on there too, same thing goes for that email me what you know.

Thanks a lot! and of course,
Let's Go Pens


M. Vanderlasser said...

Sarah Marince FTW!

dd7 said...

who is considered torontos goon? I can't think of anyone above the middleweight class

M. Vanderlasser said...

Geddy Lee.

Carroll said...

Boston 1-0 Sens

HockeyNightInPGH said...

Does anyone else with Center Ice have the damn game blacked out on NHL Network and no feed on the normal Center Ice channels in the 700s???? Im about to lose my mind!

dd7 said...

Carroll said...

Sens 1-1

Kat said...

Thanks so much dd7! Center Ice is blacked out and I can't use sopcast on my mac.

Help Me Rhonda said...

Yay. Thanks, dd7!


dd7 said...

At the rate the pens are getting penalties zigomanis is gonna get more ice time than crosby

Annie said...


debrisslide said...

NASTY first period. Vicious.

dirtyd said...

Don Cherry is wasted.

dd7 said...

Fluery is in playoff form

Flyer Hater said...

Zigomanis is a better signing than Fedotenko.

debrisslide said...

The feed was working for awhile, but then crapped out. . .now listening to Lange again. I wish I were seeing the sick saves that Fleury is apparently making.

Flyer Hater said...

debriss, it's not even that Fleury is making sick saves, he just looks like he's in complete control and his that Patrick Roy esque Fuck You attitude right now. It's awesome.

Kat said...

Debris, this feed is playing it since the last one crapped out.

dd7 said...

good save kat!!

debrisslide said...

Thanks kat. . .you made my night.

Kat said...

No problem. :)

Steve finally got his 100th!

Nulpher said...


M. Vanderlasser said...

Sid hits the century mark!!!

rrrrrrrrr said...

Crosby is on FIRE

dd7 said...

good effort tonight

debrisslide said...

This game was phenomenal.

Flyer Hater said...

What's wrong with Crosby?

BlacknGold66 said...

Solid game.

Flower is fucking unreal.

Start Conklin.

Annie said...

VERY nice win.

Flyer Hater said...

First goal was a bad rebound.

Fleury sucks.

Flyer Hater said...

Update: Flyers are still winless on the season.

Flyer Hater said...

LOL, Hossa scores in OT to beat the Rangers.

Annie said...

Bruins win 4-2.


Kat said...

I'm counting on my Sharks to help continue the Flyers winless streak tonight.

Solid game Pens. Very nice.

Flyer Hater said...

Malkin is the league leader in points now.

eileenover said...


J.S. said...

Good to see that all those forwards that Oren and Lennie signed in the offseason showed up for tonight's game vs the Wild.

Oh wait, it's 0-0 going into the shootout.


Kat said...

Mike Richards just took a goal post to the head and Setoguchi distroyed Upshall. Nice to see the Sharks laying the body.

eileenover said...

They're replaying the game right now on FSN.

norojo said...

Good win tonight, despite Adolf Gibson's presence on the post

debrisslide said...

Maybe I'm crazy, but I actually wanted Detroit to beat New York tonight. Someone had to derail their craziness. The fact that is was Detroit is kind of vomitblog, but still.

Kat said...

Ughhhh, Flyers are up 2-0. HATE...

fleuryous said...

I witnessed Sidney's 100th goal, 200nd assist, and 300rd point tonight in person.

And Geno's 200th point.


Between the ridiculous yelling of "Fleury, "Crosby," "Geno," and "Dupuis," I actually have no voice.

Goddamn, today was great.
Both Pitt AND the Pens won.


And Staal SO almost had a goal. Damn.

So proud of our boys.
The Penalty Kill=$$$$$$$$$$.

fleuryous said...

and I totally fucked that up. haha

200th and 300th, wow.

Hooked on Phonics actually worked.
I promise.

fleuryous said...

And I CAN'T believe I didn't mention this...

Fleury tonight was phenom.
But I guess I mentioned that I lost my voice screaming his name. haha

He totally deserved a star of the game.

And Sid assisted every goal he didn't score.

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm, MONEY.

fleuryous said...

And I'm going to post four times in a row, to reply to STOOSH.

The Panthers ROCKED today.

They were never behind. WOOOOOOOO.

Although, that whole Stull situation...really now? haha.

SO looking forward to Rutgers next weekend.

PS. Did you know about this?!

Pitt Basketball Fan Fest

Meet the 2008-09 Pitt Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams at this year’s Pitt Basketball Fan Fest on Sun., Oct. 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center.

Admission and parking, in the OC Lot, are FREE. Get your 2008-09 team autographs and watch the annual Blue-Gold team scrimmages. For more information, visit"

WOOOOOOOOO, I'm going.

fleuryous said...

Watching the recap on TV...

Jesus, Marc-Andre had some quality saves tonight.
Give him 10 to 15.

The Big K said...

I was there to see-

Crosby's 100th goal.
Crosby's 200th assist.
Crosby's 300th point.
Malkin's 200th point.


dd7 said...
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jefe p said...

omg i saw those same things on television. with beer and pizza. and wouldnt want it any other way!

kstewy16 said...

Jefe you mean beer and pizza that didn't cost you $200089342471380.839234 right?

Go pens. Solid effort tonight.

jefe p said...

not quite that much, this time. i usually hate dominos but the pizza tracker was well worth it.

great game! looking forward to the recap.

pass me a beer!

debrisslide said...

I'm pretty much staying up for this recap. Is that sad?

jefe p said...

@debris -as long as you dont hit refresh more than once every seven minutes, youre okay.

KaylaJ said...

and philly loses in OT

Dr. Turkleton said...

Flyers lose in OT. HA-HA!

Raybin said...

I've been trying to think of insightful and/or funny things to say, but nothing's coming.

So, instead, here a picture of giraffes having sex

You're welcome.

Annie said...

*chuckle @ Raybin*

She doesn't look too into it.

jefe p said...

giraffes are people too.

abc15 = fail


sh0ez said...


Call up Pesonen. He's being too beast in the AHL.

Dr. Turkleton said...

I was wondering when the Peso talk would start...

debrisslide said...

Danny Briere scored two goals for the Flyers, who matched their franchise-worst 0-4-1 start in 1999 despite holding a lead for most of the night. Philadelphia hasn't beaten the Sharks since 1999.

i LOLed.

jefe p said...

not a big fan of the coyotes 3rd, but still would like a few of them.

and yeah even if we were 5-0, id still say exchange the canadian dollar for the peso (sorry dupuis).

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