Monday, December 22, 2008

GAMEDAY [33] -- BUFFALO SABRES

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Is it just us or has Buffalo slowly moved up the chain of rivals for the Pens?
Ever since the Winter Classic, we have hated Buffalo fans almost as much as any other fan base.

Not to mention we cannot stand Lindy Ruff or any of the Sabres players.

A story we have not talked about enough is the Ryan Miller/F-YOU story.

The last time the Pens and Sabres played, goalie Ryan Miller said a ref told him to go F himself. [Buffalo News].

It was just about the referee last night, a brief conversation I had with the ref that was a little surprising to me," Miller said. "He told me to "go [bleep] myself' because I was just asking a question. I was just kind of joking around [to Ruff], saying, "Maybe that kind of started what got the bench minor going.'

"To be honest, I was respectful. I asked him a question and he told me maybe I should "go [bleep] myself."


Okay.

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HCMT had the Pens take a bus to Buffalo for tonight's game.
We've heard it from numerous sources. There's a link somewhere.

And we can only hope:



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CORRECTIONBLOG

On Saturday we went along with an [Empty Netters] report that said Therrien said " It's Sidney's team," in response to a question.

Yeah, that never happened. It was a mistake in the AP print out.

We should have known better, Therrien never speaks in the pural tense.
Horrible mistake.

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A big farewell to our friends at [Doubt about it].
They hang it up after a solid year and a half of blogging.

Solid humans.
Good luck, boys.


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Blake Wheeler is nasty:



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Everyone is making a big deal about Bing throwing a cheap shot to some joke in Atlanta last week. [PUCK DADDY]


Yawn.

Crosby should have hit him with a steel chair then pooped in his mouth.

The best part of this is we could care less, so it makes anything anyone has to say meaningless.
Nothing is better than turning more blind eyes than Stevie Wonder.



Reading the comments over at Puck Daddy is like reading the who's who of whinny little bitches:


WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
What does this have to do with the new NHL?


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Yeah you'd fight him we're sure.

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Overreaction blog.

People are saying the NHL is favoring Crosby like they favored Lemieux.
Remember when Lemieux got bounced in that playoff game against the Caps?






3:04 minute mark.

That is a really stupid point we just made, we just wanted to show that video.
Nedved, FTW.

BOTTOM LINE

This might be the biggest non-story of all time. We're the only ones right, therefore we are wrong, apparently, as the rest of the hockey internet world wants Crosby to be punished. Basically, this is what happens when Crosby, who has been churning out cliches and run-of-the-mill quotes since he was 8 while being the face of Canadian hockey and essentially Reebok nowadays, goes a little bit off the beaten path.

Nobody's made a joke about that's as close Crosby will ever get to a Cup?
Nobody's made a joke about Puck Daddy being an expert at going after a man's balls?
If it wasn't for Puck Daddy, we wouldn't have even known about this thing turning into some kind of scandal.

To bring this all to a close, Crosby started that whole thing by throwing a Thrasher into Orpik's knee; a situation that had torn ACL written all over it.

We still have no clue why Bing punched the dude in the balls.
And if you don't like Daddy's closing sentence in his post about this, God help you.

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Pens need some heart.

Tin Man city.

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330 comments:

homesprout said...

Buffalo is a joke....4-2 Pens!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Todd said...

"Jon A." is a Wings fan that has had it in for the Pens since the playoffs.

I love these Crosby stories -- Ballsgate and the All-Star Game voting are two recent examples -- where all of the douchebags come out of the woodwork to throw Sid under the 91A Kittanning Pike bus. Boring comments about how he whines, dives, and gets preferential treatment...yawn.

Allison said...

Fuckin kill Buffalo.

The Goon Blogger said...

Sidney Crosby once checked someone. 1,000 people cried for a suspension.

No one cares.

Crosby scores 4 goals and has sex with Miller's mom at center ice.

God drops the gloves with the fans and beats an entire section into comas.

Bank.

EatonFreeCandy4Life said...

I think Crosby will score tonight. Please end this ridiculous talk of games without a goal. Just like the Steelers ended the not giving up 300 yards streak.

Go Pens!
I swear, we've played Buffalo a lot already this year....

johnnylaw said...

I was waiting for some scandal to break out over this. Please, the guy punched a guy in the balls with his gloves on, and did so from behind. I don't think you're going to cause much damage there, it's not like he hit him hard in the balls with his stick. Hell, goalies do that all the time, remember MAF in the playoffs with some joke on the Sens? In my view, if goalies can get away with something that probably hurts more, this incident with Crosby is a joke.

TheNWChica said...

Is it just me, or is that shot from Nedved very close to the spot Sykie scored from only on the other side. Either way...sick!

GO PENS! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

[so sick of snow!]

Resputan said...

Props on calling up tin man.

Its been awhile since we've had a good overtime, im calling 4-3 pens in OT

johnnylaw said...

4-3 in OT would be ok, but we need to stop giving any EC team any points, unless they're the Thrashers, Lightning or Islanders as none of them will come close to the playoffs.

All I want for Christmas is for a Pen to get a hattrick tonight and do the bull dance.

jc said...

I would like to see Satan hit somebody. Is it just me or does he skate away from contact?

johnnylaw said...

I actually was at the last game against the Flyers and Satan delivered a pretty solid hit, one of the better ones any of the Pens threw that day. He also actually got one a game or two ago, but don't remember much of it.

christina said...

props to DAI....loved reading their posts. the Hossa trade post was one of my all time faves though....
hossa

i'm very "meh" on the whole Bing thing. even now, watching that youtube, it looks to me like he was punching him in the side, then whoever had a hold of him (tang?) turned atlanta joke around and sid nailed him down south. not a conscious decision on sid's part. again, just my 2 cents.

tin man ftw. go pens!!!

Rba said...

TinManblog

btw, Valajoke deserved to get punched in the nuts, hes a failure in the league, and his only job is to be a douche.

kstewy16 said...

Goon Blogger's got it. Forget about what it was that Sid did. Any time Sid does anything physical/gritty there are instant screams of cheap shots, punishments, blah fuckity blah.
Honestly, why does anyone even fucking care.

Buffalo will not score more than 1 goal tonight.
Guaranteed.

Rba said...

Doublepost i think too, but i might have to flake out on the pens/sabs game for a while or so. The local college basketball team is playing on southern regional tv, so this is kind of a big deal for them.

Theyre gonna get massacred @ the swamps of Gainesville, Florida :(.

sven butenschon said...

What a game I remember it like it was yesterday
What a crowd that night
I had some little bastard like 8 years old talking shit to me the whole game telling me the pens sucked lemieux was a wuss
Great Fucking parenting
Anyways little Johnny Son of a bitch was asleep when Nedved scored and he woke up and we laughed in his face and he cried
Longest trip home from DC ever

wilsmith said...

Wouldn't it have been the possessive, not the plural?

Grammar blog strikes again.

stokes said...

watching the sid vid, i kind of feel that maybe a 10 minute, or maybe even a game misconduct should have been in order, but that's it. any suspension or fine would have been waaay overboard. I can see where the whiners and dicks are getting their point of view from, but really i think their main sticking point is that it was Sidney Crosby. Sure, if another player does that, maybe he gets a stiffer penalty. maybe not. But if said player got a 2 minute roughing call, does everyone make a big shitting deal about it? i doubt it.

but like Staff said, who cares? its over and done with, and nothing came of it, so what's the use of rehashing and rehashing? I guess its a slow day over at Puck Daddy(although i did enjoy the interview he posted with Kozlov).

PS- The Sean Avery Suspension was a little much, as well. It seemed like an easy way to get rid of him.

Allison said...

@stoosh- i too loved that interview with kozlov. I'm starting to seriously prefer these russian interviews. but what is with all this talk off speeding in the Washington orgaization? common, i know lots ofo people do it, but then to ag about it? it's weird to me.

fleuryous said...

Wah wah wah, cry me a river.

I remember that Lemieux penalty. To quote Olalf Sanderson:
"Well worth it."
And we still won anyway, so booyah.

MAF>>>>>>>>Miller.

I have a feeling the Pens are going to come out with a fury.
Cooke will crush skulls,
Fleury will crush dreams.

Go Pens.

Allison said...

yea my last post sould say @stokes.
i'm retardedly sick right now.

getting out of bed for this game for the first time since saturday morning... better be worth it.

kstewy16 said...

Darren Elliot.
Vomitblog.

KaylaJ said...

while i wish crosby hadn't done that at all, if some fly or AO did it we'd never hear the end of how tough they are and they're playing old fashioned hockey! and seriously, i'm a big fan of messier, but that dude knew how to be a bit dirty without the refs seeing.

anyway, go pens!

KaylaJ said...

oh ps, if i ever become 24/7 on an opponent's star like some of them do to crosby, bleed me dry.

pops said...

god we need 2 points

akus said...

As i said this morning,

Time to End the drought:

Hat.Trick.City

Start of a winning streak.

Sid and Company will hand Miller his nuts.

pops said...

that was SOOOOO offside

wtf? fucking refs

pops said...

and because of that shit, offensive zone faceoff.

that fucking puck came outside of the zone. fuck. what a weak fucking goal

pops said...

of course. bullshit bounces only end up in the pens net, never the other way. i hate you hockey gods. go fuck yourselves.

Rage said...

Fuck the Hockey Gods

Go Pens

End some Sabres

Wooooooooooooooooo

pops said...

im bringing the hate tonight. i hope miller gets a skate to the throat. fucking cunt.

KaylaJ said...

man pops, i always joke about miller cutting himself like an emo kid, but if he got slashed like that i'd be sick.

Kevin said...

Oh, heck. Vomit.

Normally [in ABQ]

Stoosh said...

I wish some of these detractors of Crosby could watch him play for five or six games in a row. I wish they could pay special attention to all the cheapshots he receives because of the way he plays.

I'm not saying it excuses what he did to Valabik (although Valabik is nothing if not a cheapshot artist himself). I'm just sayin'.

Whatever.

He doesn't complain to the refs nearly as much anymore and I think it's been at least a full season since I heard some joke (in the media) accuse him of diving. They needed something else to gripe about.

pops said...

just look at this fucking mousy face. one of his eyes is all skewed. he is quite possibly the ugliest human ive ever seen

pops said...

god the pens miss the net A TON! an absolute ton.

pops said...

fuck you miller. i hope you blow a tire on the highway

quiteprolific said...

All right boys lets get moving....Comebackblog

akus said...

Always glad to see You around pops.

Bring it!!

pops said...

i hate the feeling of having bullshit wide ass shots bouncing off of a million things and going in the first minute of the game, and then have the pens with legitimate scoring chances getting stuffed by a mousy looking vagina like miller. i hope the ref calls his mom a whore tonight

pops said...

i gotta say, the pens are playing with balls to the wall, they just need to light the lamp

HERE WE GO, BOYS!

jefe p said...

i shouldve gone to the bar, cause this streaming shit aint cuttin it.

pops said...

fleury making saves. i feel encouraged

johnny said...

Eaton's hurt. That block nailed him in the ankle, I think.

kstewy16 said...

Gotta agree with Pops here. They have the offense rolling now, they just need to tickle the twine and get that confidence going. Open the floodgates and drown some sabres.

quiteprolific said...

Its coming i feel it....

pops said...

how does an old fuck like that become an nhl ref? he cant even see his dick let alone a penalty. i hope he takes a slapshot to the kneecap

Rba said...

Orpik, 2 mins for Giving Free Candy.

What is the world coming to when you get yelled at for giving someone free candy :/

quiteprolific said...

Malkin with a shorty....lets see it.

pops said...

cooke worked his balls off on that shit. what a pickup

pops said...

versus is a fucking joke. no PowerPlay clock is laughable. zero production effort.

Rba said...

supposedly theyre lucky to have the game from what they were saying, so, hey, pens hockey is better than no hockey right?

kstewy16 said...

What a pass to Sykie. Amazing.

akus said...

How can we tell how much time is left on the PK?? I don't see a clock.

Usually announcers do not get on my nerves but, i guess there is always a first time.

quiteprolific said...

whats it going to take to get the league back on a reputable network?

pops said...

periods like this are frustrating. like this past week when wash outshot philly something like 30-9 in the first period and was trailing 2-0. and lost 7-1.

just need to get the next one. its pretty crucial

quiteprolific said...

flowers giving me heart attacks with these rebounds he kicks right out front

Allison said...

Hahahaha so my dad is taking such shit from my mom right now for this gem over the dinner table. "Oh, that poor girl behind the buffalo bench with the huge buck teeth."

pops said...

fucking miller

get syphilis, you bitch

pops said...

good period. but not good enough. they need goals. i love the physical play.

fleuryous said...

Solid period of play--Dupuis looks great out there.
One fluke goal.
Not disappointed.
Go Pens.

kstewy16 said...

fucking miller

get syphilis, you bitch


You mean get syphilis again, you bitch.

Kevin said...

Pops- Versus left the PP clock in the Dockers ads at the end of last season. Dockers chose not to return it.

akus said...

Oh how i miss Steigy and The Bibster's silly words of wisdom.

kstewy16 said...

Dupers and Cookie both with 3 hits. Gotta love that shit.
Dupuis has actually looked pretty good out there. Hes made a couple nice passes and all, we just need somebody to burry one.

Rba said...

Allison, was your dad perhaps talking about Lindy Ruff?

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pops said...

haha. versus switched to airing the "BOD" commercials.

fleuryous said...

I swear...if Crosby doesn't score two games in a row, it's an enigma to some people.

Let it go.

fleuryous said...

referring to the Versus announcers...

Rba said...

I wish there was a world without these god damn annoying commericals for body spray.

pops said...

this BOD commercial is retarded. gay dudes with their shirts off dont play soccer at abandoned construction sites... they like the sabres locker room better.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Rba said...

Where is Scott Hartnell in that commercial?

Anyways, NHL Network is airing "Day in the life of Chris Pronger"

It involves waking up, beating your dog, putting on skates and stamping them into your neighbors leg while getting the paper, being a douchebag to the guy who valet parks your car. About all it was, i turned it off.

pops said...

day in the life of pronger?

...having a ridiculously hot wife you are unable to pleasure sexually because you only get aroused when you think of yourself

Stoosh said...

Just throwin' this out there...

Before Andy Samberg filmed the J*zz In My Pants video, he really should've contacted the douchebag in the Verizon Wireless "There's More" Christmas commercial (check out his face after she points out the network), along with that twerp from the NHL '09 commercial.

Matt Gajtka said...

The score graphics look weirdly small...add that to the lack of PP clock and it's not a good night for the production team at VS.

They'd probably blame it on the weather. Gotta suck it up, techies!

Also, changing the subject, has anybody else noticed that on ESPN.com, the NHL has been placed back alongside MLB, the NFL and the NBA. Since the lockout, the NHL's been behind college sports and NASCAR and all this other shit.

Subtle sign that hockey will be back on ESPN sometimes soon?

Matt Gajtka said...

Flower standing up on these PP saves...I like it.

Stoosh said...
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pops said...

im really starting to believe that if our defenses lives depended on getting the puck on net from the blue line, they would all die

pops said...

i agree, flower has made some nice saves. but he needs some help offensively, jesus

pops said...

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quiteprolific said...

giveawayblog

Matt Gajtka said...

Oh, Mark Eaton...

pops said...

that was a long ugh

Kat said...

Good lord, of course I turn the game on just in time to see the Sabres go up 2-0...

quiteprolific said...

dupes!

ben said...

PASCAL THE RASCAL

fleuryous said...

All of his balls-out work paid off.


DUPUIS!

Kat said...

Ooook, welcome back Dooper!

pops said...

fucking finally

hey, they didnt try to pass through three fucking people.

GET THE POINTS!!! WOOOOOO

btumpak said...

that last goal i'm still blaming letang....

Matt Gajtka said...

I'm starting to believe in Dupuis' ability to stick on the top line. What a shovel by Miro.

pops said...

for fucks sake

another penalty!???

are the pens ever gonna get a powerplay!!!?

Stoosh said...

@ Matt Gajtka -

Versus has the deal through the 2010-11 season.

There was some speculation last year, though, that ESPN was in the process of buying Versus out, assimilating it into its family of networks (in essence, creating ESPN3) and that it would also assume the existing NHL contract. Not sure how true those rumors were or how feasible such a situation is.

To be honest, there's no room on primetime on any of the ESPN networks now, with the possible exception of ESPN Classic. It could be possible that ESPN buys out the remaining Versus deal and incorporates it as a regular-carried feature on ESPN Classic, but I'm not sure of the logistics of that.

pops said...

ok im giving thsi game my full effort.

quiteprolific said...

at least we have a clock...

btumpak said...

@ Stoosh

that may work especially since ESPN won all the college football bowls, they need somewhere to put all those

btumpak said...

this announcer joke keeps pronouncing Scuderi, Scoodairy

fleuryous said...

Sykorador?

Wow.

Allison said...

@stoosh- I don't pretend to be an expert on this by any means, but in my tv class this past semester, we were learning about the impending change to digital tv and what it would mean for networks. Some networks could not have (blank)1-10. So I guess its feasable for espn 3 to carry nhl. But I have no idea about contracts and such, but I would love to see hocley back on espn.

pops said...

the pens aren't getting a powerplay this game. ryan miller sucked some ref dick before the game.

J.S. said...

staff wrote:
Nobody's made a joke about Puck Daddy being an expert at going after a man's balls?

I went that route. No, not me personally, but I made a similar comment.

post23: Wysh, you're really obsessing about another man's privates. What is this, like the third post on this subject?

Sid, can you just punch him in the bag so he can stop with this public display of jealousy?

fleuryous said...

Wow, Therrien looks dapper.

Loving the tie.

Matt Gajtka said...

@stoosh

I know I read somewhere that ESPN and VS. could share the cable rights like ESPN and TNT share the NBA. Just adding my two cents onto that.

When are we going to get a power play?

quiteprolific said...

hit the net!

pops said...

heeeeey letang misses the net

pops said...

jesus, its not like he had a half open net either

pops said...

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!!!!!!


A BLUELINER HIT THE NET!!!!


GOOOOOOOOOOOLI!!!!

lovin it

fleuryous said...

Man oh man their physical game has REALLY stepped up...especially on the boards.


FUCK YES, GOALIGOSKI.

quiteprolific said...

Go-go-wrister

akus said...

13!!

btumpak said...

Goose! is loose

dd7 said...

GOGO!!

Matt Gajtka said...

YES...if only I saw it go in.

Horrible night so far for the VS. crew, but we're in this one baby.

It's Sykie's goal!

johnny said...

We Got the Beat on that goal!

pops said...

CHALLENGE. THE. SHOOTER.

btumpak said...

horrible announcers.

The U? Really, U of Miami? What a fucknut

akus said...

Sekera, Sykora.

I also thought he was slaughtering Sykora's name.

pops said...

fuuuuuuuuuck you

that was a penalty on taffe and yet we get called.

refs are a fucking joke tonight

Stoosh said...

@ J.S. -

Just read that over there. Nice.

What a joke that whole blog is. Isn't Wyshinski a proud member of Devils Nation?

I don't expect every member of the hockey media to bow at Crosby's altar, but I agree with the staff...this is a huge non-issue and comparing it to Avery is even more ridiculous. Avery has a long history of ridiculous on and off-ice incidents to his name that have cast the league in a negative light. He met with Bettman before this season started in light of all the crap he stirred up with Brodeur and the Devils in the playoffs and was told to tone his act down. He didn't. That's why he was suspended.

I understand why some of the Crosby detractors get worked up over it. It's the same reason fans accuse the Maple Leafs of getting all the calls when they play on HNIC. It's the same reason I used to hate Michael Jordan (back when I gave a damn about the NBA, I was a Knicks fan in the Jordan era).

But let it go, for crying out loud.

Matt Gajtka said...

What the hell? Where was the penalty on Godard there? If anything it was on Buffalo D tying up Taffe in front.

Gotta figure we're owed a couple by now.

pops said...

i mean, sure that was probably boarding, but taffe get held, and nothing called, yet here is PP #4 for the sabres while the pens get shit

Rba said...

SHOOOOOOOOOOOOT.


sorry it had to be done.

pops said...

in the nhl, when youre down, everyone is out to fuck you over.

Stoosh said...

@ Pops -

I saw it, too. Should've been at least a holding the stick call on that Sabres player that had Taffe tied up. And I want to see if the replay shows that Sabres player turning back towards the boards on purpose.

sven butenschon said...

what a piss poor excuse for a fight
If I were not a gentleman I would call peters a c*nt
What a dbag

I don't know if anyone said it yet but Happy Festivus Eve

pops said...

i understand calling shit when it happens, but be consistent. i hate evening up for the sake of evening up, but the calls on the pens have been mostly bullshit, except for satan obvious trip, and the sabres have not been flawless in that department

pops said...

thanks, refs.

Matt Gajtka said...

I'll give the Sabres that one...pretty sweet passing play to set up the rebound opp.

btumpak said...

not a fucking soul within 5-8 feet WTF

SOFF

pops said...

ugh. this is a fucking joke. malkin gets hooked on the hands, no call again.

pops said...

i think crosby stayed in the locker room after the first. i have not seen him. love the kid to death, but gotta say

Matt Gajtka said...

All of a sudden we're getting it stuffed down our throats. This game is hard to figure.

btumpak said...

maybe Sid should punch himself in the balls to wake this team up

Allison said...

:( Tanger please be ok

pops said...

its just so weird cause lately it feels like teams have been getting scoring chances and wide open shots on us sooo easily and the pens offense has been trying to produce so hard and its been an absolute uphill battle just to get a shot

pops said...

NOPE. NO OBVIOUS TRIP THERE!!!

fleuryous said...

I'm hoping the same, Allison.
He's been playing balls-out tonight.

btumpak said...

Please tell me you guys saw this!

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pops said...

how does that happen. how does a dude overpower 3 guys to get that shot on net?

kstewy16 said...

@Btumpak I saw that earlier, I think Atlanta is doing it too, I'm pretty sure I saw an add for it during the last time we played them. We cant really laugh though, the Pirates came out with the AYCE seats for dirt cheap last season too.

fleuryous said...

Eh, one goal behind.
And I have no complaints about our play.
Our physical game WOKE UP.


We'll just get them from behind,
Ron Jeremy style.

pops said...

OK period. but still losing. cant believe the pens still have no powerplays in this game. there is no way the sabres are playing a flawless, penaltyfree game.

Matt Gajtka said...

@pops

I agree about Sid. Just when I thought he was getting back to where he was before the ankle injury last season, he's fallen back into a listless style of play.

Sure, he's working hard and grinding, but where's the unbelievable stuff we're used to? The reason Malkin leads Sid by nine points is because he deserves to.

kstewy16 said...

Pops, I love ya dude, but you gotta stop complaining about the refs. This is feeling like a Wings fanboard, pretty soon we'll be calling this a Bettman conspiracy. Sometimes you don't get the calls, not to mention, with our PP, do you really even want a PP?

btumpak said...

@pops

absolutely. not one, wtf.

btumpak said...

OMG this joke just said, you don't notice line changes when you watch....


GET A LIFE JOKE.

pops said...

yea, i just thought id see some reaction to the "it's sid's team" comment. but in all fairness, there is a whole 3rd to go. im not losing hope on seeing sid's reaction yet

Matt Gajtka said...

@ kstewy16

I think I'd like a power play. The Pens are 11th in the league and just under 20 percent. I'll take those odds.

dying alive said...

Jon A. is the biggest douche on the planet. Any time I see his name on a comment at Puck Daddy, I just skip right over it.

So glad this is our last game vs. the Sabres this season. Emo kid in goal can cry about some other team getting preferential treatment and their white trash fans can crawl back under their rocks.

Keith Jones's head is a perfect square.

pops said...

haha. i hear ya, usually im good about not complaining about the refs. it just feels like when the pens are down everyone is out to fuck you, you know? i hate calling shit to keep penalties even, but just call it when its there. just frustration talking, mostly.

J.S. said...

sven, hopefully that ref tells peters to go fuck himself. I hear that's what refs do when the play the Sabres, or at least they do that to their emo goalie.

@stoosh, I don't mind his blog for the most part. He puts out a lot of info that I normally wouldn't see elsewhere. Although I know not everybody is going to be a Pens fan or a Crosby fan, sometimes he tends to fall into that category of making a non-story into breaking news (i.e. this story and the "see you next game" comment, which he backpedaled quicker than Carmelo Anthony after a suckerpunch at MSG.) So Sid punched some player in the bag. Yeah, it happened, but I'd be willing to bet that this isn't the first time this has happened this season. The only difference being at (a) it was front and center after a goal, and (b) it was a star player. I'm sure if you go through enough footage, you'll find a repeat offense of the same thing from this year, last year, etc.

Going somewhat off topic but somewhat relevant to an earlier blog posting, is there a roll call of any sort for the MLF event tomorrow?

btumpak said...

goose just said the punanny is much better at the nhl level

fleuryous said...

Alex Goligoski is...sweet.
I hope he breaks the rookie D record.

dying alive said...

Why is Crosby punching that guy in the nuts any different than Emo Miller spearing Staal in the nuts during one of the games against the Sabres earlier this season?

pops said...

sid was just throwing punches at the body. the dude got turned around and one of the punches ended up on his nuts. people need to get over it. it would be nothing if it was someone other than crosby. and if it was crosby getting punched in the nuts, the guy doing it wouldve gotten a fucking prize from nhl fans. people hate sid so blindly its laughable

kstewy16 said...

Gogo for ROY.
Start the campaign now.
It'd be nice to at least see him get recognition as a finalist. But this is all depending on what happens when injured guys get back and if he keeps it up.

Matt Gajtka said...

The first three games in the season series have featured third-period comebacks. Why not one more time?

That's what's keeping me going right now.

dying alive said...

Pops, they hate him, but they can't stop talking about him.

pops said...

yea. a comeback would be nuts right now. great for confidence too. just need points. it fucking blows to be on a slide when everyone you're competing with is winning and worse off playing in 3 point games

pops said...

there is a great passage in the history of hockey book i have about how people used to hate lemieux when he played junior. people would spit at him and treat him like shit just cause he would make their kids look like fools. cant help but think what douches people are when seeing a great great player

pops said...

haha. this is getting ridiculous

btumpak said...

seriously. PP, not complaining, just would like to see 1.

dying alive said...

So I guess crying like a little bitch about the referees does make a difference?

pops said...

they said first time in 91 games the pens have not had a PP in the first two...

i mean, its hard to believe there has been absolutely nothing. thats all im saying

Matt Gajtka said...

MAF has been the game MVP so far.

btumpak said...

wow we are leaving flower out to dry on that

J.S. said...

@dying alive, exactly.

Even worse than that is the two ATL homers who compared the incident (listen around 1:19-1:20) to the McSorley/Brashear incident.

Yeah, because Sid giving a slight shot to some jobber after the whistle is identical to taking a two hander across the head.

Oh At-lan-ta! We stand and weep for thee.

pops said...

come on, boys. do something

pops said...

wow. those 8 minutes just flew by.

fleuryous said...

I didn't notice it initially, but the "Scoo-dairy" thing is kinda funny.

dying alive said...

Who actually uses the word "bod?" What is this, 1987?

pops said...

im pretty sure boxing is what you do for money. no one gets the shit beat out of them because they love it.

pops said...

fedo wants to fight again. i love this guy.

J.S. said...

I just realized what has been missing this Christmas season

this

btumpak said...

nice work goose

Matt Gajtka said...

Yes...GoGo draws the call.

pops said...

yea. you kinda have to call that. itd be an absolute joke not to. big chance. WAKE THE FUCK UP, PP!

LargeTurkey said...

Sid has not looked so good as of late. Do we think he is hurt?

fleuryous said...

Yet another reason I love Goligoski.
Smart kid.

Go ahead and boo, fans...

dying alive said...

Ref to Miller: go fuck yourself.

kstewy16 said...

Well at least with only 1 PP, its not that hard to go 100%...

fleuryous said...

Thank God for more Wayne...

quiteprolific said...

GOGO!

kstewy16 said...

GOGO FTW!!!

btumpak said...

GOOSE!!!! IS FUCKING LOOSE! tasty

Matt Gajtka said...

A BULLET

3 ALL

pops said...

goligoski is saving the pens ass tonight. what a player

i swear if anyone says anyting about trading him ill stab them

fleuryous said...

Draws the penalty, gets the goal.


Goligoski, you are money.


CHOKE ON THAT, #3 PK.

dying alive said...

Gogo's first multi-goal game?

fleuryous said...

i swear if anyone says anyting about trading him ill stab them


THANK YOU. haha

fleuryous said...

I'm not going to say the "H" word...but that would be beautiful.

jasper said...

do the jitterbug, wake me up before you go go
wooooooooooo

ben said...

this feels like a playoff game for some reason..

Who is more valuable at this point- Jordan Stahl or Goligoski?

pops said...

dont fall asleep now

fleuryous said...

"...Fleury's been good."


Thank you, Versus.

kstewy16 said...

If you cannot spell Staal right, please just turn the Gore off and never come back.

dd7 said...

WOOOOOOOOOOO!

kstewy16 said...

"He's fucking holding me the whole way"

I love on ice mics.
Love em.

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