Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Teddy Back Track

This whole Semin thing won't go away.

Really good read from Pierre Lebrun at ESPN about the whole thing. [thanks to BNG]

About the now famed quote, Ted Leonsis told LeBrun;

"something was lost in the translation."

He went on:

"I believe he wanted to say that there are many world-class athletes in the NHL and that if one is marketed over the other -- then they are regarded as super special," Leonsis wrote. "We all have high regard for Sidney Crosby -- he is a historic and world-class player. And he is certainly one of the best players in the world."

"The NHL is blessed to have so many great young players in the league right now -- in fact, I can't think of another time in the league's history when its best players were its youngest players. To have both Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby be league MVPs at such an early age is remarkable. And to have so many great young stars augers well for the league and for the growing fan base."

Here are some towels in case you want to dry your balls off.

We don't understand how anything can be lost in translation in this case. What a lame excuse.
We all know what he said. At least stand up for your man.
Don't mistake his lack of English for him being a jerkoff.

Case in point: Take this Semin interview:





Was anything lost in translation there?
He just seems like a dick.

This story has been spun more times than we care to think about.

Whatev.

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Best halloween costume.
It is a tie between Mike from KISS FM:



And this guy PUCK DADDY found.

Thats cold.
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Speaking of PUCK DADDY, go see the work our always solid art director Stephen S did.

sick.

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And finally:

Big ups to Yinz Love The Guins.

Here is the weeks episode:




Go Pens

41 comments:

sh0ez said...

A few weeks ago, I told Michelle: "Oh man, I should go as Malarchuk for Halloween!" She gave me a very bad look. Ha ha.

debrisslide said...

Oh man, seeing as I didn't do anything for Halloween, I didn't even realize that hockey-related costumes could have happened. My best idea, four days too late, is a Red Wings fan choking on a cock. Wooooo.

dying alive said...

I wish I would have had time for Halloween this year. I wanted to dress up as Ashley Todd, that whackjob who carved the backwards B into her face.

homesprout said...

Semin is a douche...

I wanted to be Ted Leonsis for Halloween, but I couldn't get my whale costume together in time.

Brodeur out for 3-4 months!!

Rage said...

I just want one of Stephen's Bettmans in poster format to frame for my hockey-themed man cave. Mr. S?

meecrofilm said...

Oh snap.

Brodeur to have surgery. Out 3 to 4 months.

Jersey is toast.

btumpak said...

zednik for halloween was awesome...

semen is a dick

The Goon Blogger said...

Brodeur out 3-4 months. I loled.

@btumpak

He's being Clint Marlarchuk I'm pretty sure, not Zednik. His ordeal was much more ridiculous.

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

You'd need a Panthers jersey if you were going for Zednik. Has to be Malarchuk -- although he did forget the accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chin to complete the ensemble.

Stephen S. said...

@ rage -
Woooooooo!

Maali said...

i'm biased because i'm friends with this kid, but he's totally not a dick. he can be a tool, as any hockey player can, and he can be cocky, but he's also very typically russian in how he talks.

and if it wasn't your own captain, would you still think he was a dick for saying what he did about sid, mistranslation or not?

Rage said...

@maali-I don't speak for everyone, but I definitely would. A dick is a dick. It would be like one of the Pens saying that Ovie isn't a special player, just a fast-skating goon who when he isn't hogging pucks, is running around trying to hurt people...Russian people....but THEY don't say that...

Rage said...

@stephen-drop me an email

Dan said...

i need to recoup some money i lost this weekend, where is tonight's betting preview?

brett said...

NJ is done.

Yay for Weekes actually getting to play some hockey now, though.

but NJ is done.

Hand of Godard said...

Stephen, any chance you're going to put that Bettman on a T-shirt?
I want one.

Brodeur out = my fantasy team is fucked.

I wouldn't say Semin is dick because Crosby is our captain. I would say Semin is a dick because he hasn't accomplished anything in the NHL and really isn't in a position to say that Crosby is nothing special. Personally, I could care less, but he comes off sounding like a twat.

J.S. said...

maali, but I'd still say he's a dick, or at least arrogant.

I would have went as Brodeur this Halloween, but my elbow is intact and injury free. Woooooooooooooo.

(and that sound is probably karma planning it's revenge against me for that comment.)

TheFandangler said...
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TheFandangler said...

At least we'll be solid for second in the Atlantic...

TheFandangler said...

Weekes = This years Conklin.

dying alive said...

If it talks like a dick and it walks like a dick...

meecrofilm said...

"I would say Semin is a dick because he hasn't accomplished anything in the NHL and really isn't in a position to say that Crosby is nothing special."

BlacknGold66 said...

Brodeur out = I'm going to have to go to my other goalie on my Fantasy team.

Some Marc-Andre guy.

I hope he pans out.

dying alive said...

Crosby has captained his team to the Eastern Conference championship and taken them to within two wins of the Stanley Cup. He's won the Hart, the Pearson, and the Ross - all in the same season.

When Alexander Semin has done ANY of that...or for that matter, has done anything aside from getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs...maybe he'll have earned the right to job Crosby.

Rage said...

ooooooo d.a.- that will definitely leave a mark

Nulpher said...

TBH, I will admit to also thinking of being either Richard Zednik or Malarchuk for Halloween also. Main thing that kept me from doing so was the fact that I don't own either jersey.

debrisslide said...

Semin's definitely an arrogant bastard. He could have said that about any player in the league and it would have been a dick move. Not that I don't love Sidney Crosby and think he's a phenomenal player. . .I mean, I'm a Pens fan, durrr. But he could have jobbed Dany Heatley like that and it would still sound arrogant coming from a fellow player. As fans, we say what we want, because it's not our job to be respectable and create an image for the league. Many of us take up that responsibility just because we're okay human beings. But you're in the league, you're a fucking sportsman, grow a pair and respect those other men with whom you share a common profession. Especially guys like Crosby who have been respectful of their fellow players, their fans, and the NHL as an organization. Whatev, Semin.

debrisslide said...

Point: Crosby doesn't even want to talk about it. Why? Because he's a man, that's why.

WOOOO again.

tanya said...

semin has won world championship and was pretty crucial part of that team... and why is everyone acting like he would have said that crosby can't play or something

I R A Darth Aggie said...

Malkin-Crosby? shit, I should have wrote them in!

Allison said...

Not to be a total killjoy, but I've got a few words for everyone immediatly writing off the devils for this season: Marc-Andre Fleury- high ankle sprain.

Just sayin'.

And don't counteract that with some "they don't have Malkin or Crosby" garbage. Just keep it in the back of your minds.

meecrofilm said...

But the devils don't have Malkin or Crosby.

Tim said...

glad you guys liked the costume. thanks for posting. ken is a legend and just seemed right as a halloween costume.

jefe p said...

i agree with allison that they dont have crosby or malkin.

mikey said...

FAIL on the post as Tim.

Work computer was signed in as someone else, I suck.

Anyway, thanks for posting costume, glad you guys respected it.

TheNWChica said...

The All Star game ballot is up at NHL.com....only 4 Penguins, and no Free Candy! I'll sue!

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=390436

TheNWChica said...

I'm sorry....5 with Whit.

The Goon Blogger said...

Saying that the Brodeur injury is compareable to the MAF injury is just silly all over. The Penguins only didn't suffer because Ty Conklin played out of his fucking mind. Ty Conklins do not happen every year. Beyond that, we were worried when MAF isn't even what our team is built around! New Jersey's team is built ENTIRELY around Brodeur being between the pipes.

Weekes will have to play BETER then Conklin did.

meecrofilm said...

No Selanne on the ballot = epic fucking fail.

dying alive said...

What the...?

ceby22 said...

Since when do we care about the cap's anyways?

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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