Tuesday, December 23, 2008

GAMEDAY [34] -- TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Sorry its late...

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O-32-WHATEV

This is the game we all had circled on the calender when the schedule came out.
No matter what the records we knew it was going to be a matchup up of a ton of ex-pens.

[Empty Netters] with the list:
Len Barrie, Owner; Adam Hall, RW; Jamie Heward, D; David Koci, LW; Greg Malone, Head Professional Scout; Ryan Malone (right), LW; Mark Recchi, RW; Gary Roberts, LW; Rick Tocchet, Head Coach. (Heward and Koci are actually former Penguins prospects and never played with the NHL team. We just wanted to make this list as long as possible.)

In a perfect world Orpik will destroy Mark Recchi at center ice.

Ryan Malone will most likely get booed, or not. There be some big post about it somewhere.
We could care less.
He has 13 points, So does Kris Letang.

What a disaster.

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Whitney is back, he replaces Letang who got hurt last night. [PENGUINS.COM]

That should be a huge boost for the Pens. That is about all the analysis we have.

The big analysis we do have is that the Eastern Conference is tighter than....

From spots 2-6 only six points separate all teams. Plus the Pens have like 25 games in hand with the Rangers because the Rangers played way to many games to start the season.

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WHINEY BITCHGATE



Read it again.

Now, the most important sentence...."The determining factor is where the pucks makes contact with the stick."


Easiest call of all time.
Honestly if it was a high stick, we'd still say it was a goal.
You know why? Because it is fun to taunt hapless Sabre fans.

We hope the Sabres miss the playoffs by one point, and the Pens make it because of one point.

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Tin Man city

199 comments:

kstewy16 said...

Go pens.
Malone is dead to us all.

Fast Eddie said...

I hate Keith Jones

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Jones_(ice_hockey)

PittHockey said...

fsn just jobbed us all with a bob smizik comercial

PittHockey said...

"He is currently a sportscaster. He is also one of the world's top contributors to Al Qaeda. In his spare time he drowns puppies and searches Canada for underage boys in his windowless van, luring them in with promises of free candy."


hahahaha

Rage said...

I hate so much that it would be impossible to list. I HATE.

Can you dig it Kim baby?

Go Pens

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

kstewy16 said...

wow. Bob Smizik commercial, very not cool. F U FSN.

strakasguitar said...

dude, smizik looks like jabba the hutt. he's just as slimy.

dhudzin said...

Thanks for bringing us all closer to the game, Bob.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Rrrrrrrrwwwwrrgghhhh...Debbie Flaherty...

kstewy16 said...

PittHockey, that is amazing. I got a screencap of it incase they get fix it. That ones going in the vault.

Fast Eddie said...

Keith Jones had a career year in 93-94 with 68 kids raped and 11 killed jews in the playoffs. Clutch.

strakasguitar said...

hahaha....just call me max, or 'superstar'

PittHockey said...

psp infomercial

strakasguitar said...

"I try to kill Sid to get him rattled right away"

Allison said...

"I try to kill Sid" haha Letang has such an evil grin on his face.

quiteprolific said...

OK so whats the general thought about wearing a Recchi jersey to tonights game? I'd feel odd rocking a number 8.

PittHockey said...

those kids were given free tickets due to a court ruling against keith jones.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Yeah, but Tanger is not bad evil, like puppy-killer K. Jones.

Rage said...

Ugh...don't do it?

PittHockey said...

best part of that: penguins improve their hand-eye coordination by playing.

quiteprolific said...

I swear I just saw two during an outro shot to commercial...

PittHockey said...

Career Highlights

Killed Jesus
Responsible for AIDS
Parachuted out of Flight 175 before hitting tower
Created Scientology
Voted for George W. Bush...3 times
Played for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals


I can't stop laughing now

Fast Eddie said...

Wikipedia has just updated Keith Jones' career highlights. Unreal.

PittHockey said...

although technically the bish vote should be for president, otherwise you could add voting for him twice as governor and getting 4 legitimate bush votes.

/polisci nerd

Rage said...

Actually, in the Ottawa/Philly game, I am pulling for AIDS...

PittHockey said...

Jonesy: Put Your Head Down and Die


GOLD

kstewy16 said...

God that is beautiful. I'm sitting here dying as I read this shit.

quiteprolific said...

Talbot Cooke Wallace...money.

kstewy16 said...

haha Steigy making fun of the Mullet is golden.

PittHockey said...

The recent edit you made to Keith Jones (ice hockey) constitutes vandalism, and has been reverted. Please do not continue to vandalize pages; use the sandbox for testing. Thank you. J.delanoygabsadds 01:33, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

who's the bitch?

Fast Eddie said...

"In 2007 Jones, along with ESPN Sportscenter anchorman John Buccigross, wrote his autobiography Jonesy: Put Your Head Down and Suck This. Along with a foreword by Ray Bourque, the book recounts many of the stories that Jones witnessed throughout his career."

Sounds like a good read.

PittHockey said...

c'mon sykora :(


FUCK

Fast Eddie said...

They wouldnt let me change it to suck it. Nazis.

Allison said...

Oh my god I feel like the worlds worst human for laughing at every sentence on the keith jones wikki page.

pops said...

not surprised at all...

sykie misses a wide open net and TB scores right after...

shit like that just comes back to bite you in the ass.

oh well. pens can win this game, for sure.

PittHockey said...

this pp needs to be notmud

PittHockey said...

malone... what a cheater

PittHockey said...

I heard a whistle and general indifference when his name was announced, haha

kstewy16 said...

haha, I'm texting everyone I know to get check out the Keith Jones page. Half of them don't even know who he is, they're like "hockey what?" but I don't even care, its fucking hilarious.

Rage said...

@Allison-i printed the wiki page so I'm a bad human too.

I agree that this game is very win-able, HOWEVER:

While I do not advocate a trade of any sort, nor firings, nor do I know what should or should not be done with this team in any way, shape or form, nor am I a bandwagoner(sp?), etc....

There is no acceptable excuse whatsoever for losing to these shitbags, and anybody making said excuses can be branded "homer".

Just sayin'

GO PENS GODDAMMIT!!!!

pops said...

geez, still no goals for the pens... come on, boys

pops said...

oh my god. why do they miss open nets!!?

pops said...

the keith jones thing is fucking hilarious.

career highlights... killed jesus. haha

kstewy16 said...

Malkin must have listened to Cherry too often. Seriously, who would guess Geno to pass that one up.

Fast Eddie said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Jones_(ice_hockey)

kstewy16 said...

Fast Eddie with the fail.

pops said...

dear baby jesus...

please dont let us lose to these jokes.

love,

pops

Fast Eddie said...

fail what?

kstewy16 said...

We've had the link for like an hour. You've even posted it already.

CarlB40 said...

Is his middle name really Linda or was that added in too?

kstewy16 said...

that was added, its Linden.

Fast Eddie said...

I know I was going to post the new shit I added under the link, but I forgot.

CarlB40 said...

2 shots in the 2nd? Really?

kstewy16 said...

lol, its fine. I saw the new stuff, awesome. Nambla line was the best.

Fast Eddie said...

I completely missed the Linda thing, thats funny. Thats the only thing I didnt add.

kstewy16 said...

So to the guy who said earlier that Fluery hadn't been playing too great this season, I give you this game so far to prove Godliness.

Fast Eddie said...

It took me 4 times to get the NAMBLA and AVN joke up it kept getting deleted or something. Fuck Linda Jones.

Rage said...

@pops-jesus says they should help theyself

pops said...

god, it really hurts me to watch the pens play down to these clowns

hoping for yet another third period win...

kstewy16 said...

Some douche just fixed it.

CarlB40 said...

The people at Wikipedia need your money, but cannot take a joke.

norojo said...

why the fuck are we so terrible?

kstewy16 said...

How are we "terrible"?????
Terrible is the islanders. Terrible is Dallas.
Terrible is not a great team who is struggling at the moment. They're in a 1-0 game right now. Cool it.

pops said...

they're not terrible. they just don't like exerting themselves for more than a period. thank god they save it for the third.

norojo said...

i was referring to the game currently being played in which we have 12 shots in 40 mins against the league's worst team, that is terrible

kstewy16 said...

No, terrible are the fans who cry like babies during a 1-0 game that ISN"T EVEN OVER YET.

norojo said...

oh god, get off your high horse

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Rage said...

@pops-do "we" get paid for playing one period? Can I get some of that at LEAST $475,000 a yr to work 1 1/2 days a week?

Just sayin

LET'S GO PENS

[ya muthafuckas]

pops said...

yea, ill give it to him, 12 shots is pretty shitty. but they'll be fine... just another third period comeback

Rage said...

We're homers....admit it

pops said...

@rage

huh? i used they. im confused

kstewy16 said...

I'll get off my high horse as soon as you get down off the bridge.

Serriously dude, the game isn't even over yet and you're crying that the team is "terrible." They haven't even played a bad game.
Not to mention you're bitching about dumb stuff. You're bitching about shots. When a team is awful what do you do? You just throw random pucks at net and hope some go in. EVERY bad team we play kills us in shots. For that matter, EVER team we play kills us in shots. Shots don't mean shit.

Rage said...

I know pops....stella arTWOis confuses me....but we're still homers

pops said...

family, boys

everyone chill out

they'll be fine.

Rage said...

@kstewy16-SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!

wooooooooooooooooo

pops said...

ahh i gotcha

sometimes i accidentally do the "we" thing. but most of the time i try to check myself.

Docciavelli said...

In other news, Joe Beninati tells us on Comcast that "Rangers Fans are stunned." OV makes it 4-4 in the third.

Rags are jokes. No Semin, no Fedorov, no Green. Caps still stay with the Rags.

Perfect night to pick up two points on those clowns. Let's do it Pens. Seriously.

kstewy16 said...

Seriously, if someone is at this game reading this on their phone, start screaming shoot. Right now. SHOOOOOOOOT.

pops said...

itll go to a shootout and lundqvist will not move on the shootout and just block the net with his enormous padding. same as usual

norojo said...

alright man, i didnt say the game is over yet nor did i say we're a terrible team, i said we're playing terribly right now.
i dont see why you have to police cblog for every negative comment.
obviously we can still win, i expect us to. i'm simply frustrated that we're being outplayed by the worst team in the league. don't see why everything has to be a debate.

Rage said...

In a perfect world....tocchet's butt buddies hold a lead until the last 45 seconds, THEN Stamkos gets his life destroyed by Free Candy, Malone's spleen is ruptured by Maxime(the French Canadian Dream), Lacaviqueer gets his career ended by Cooke and the Pens win on a 5 on 3 PK

but I'll take just a plain old out and out win

pops said...

i would like to see more urgency from the coaching staff rather than just the "well, we always come back" mentality, but i they are the pros, so who am i to say different

kstewy16 said...

Wow, my sisters Philly native boyfriend just showed up to stay with us for Christmas. Needless to say, the 1st thing I said to him was "come check this website out"

Yep, He sure is proud to be from the same place as Keith Jones.

pops said...

yea, this is not the way to come out for the third. lackluster again.

CarlB40 said...

Need a spark. And I'm not talking about the orange flavored energy boosting alcoholic beverage.

pops said...

yaaay, still not shots this period.

Rage said...

@carlb40-you've actually had one of those?! Are they as butt-nasty as they look?

Docciavelli said...

Pens are just flat out being outplayed. Barring a tremendous individual play, forget it. And being a B2B game, the chances are that the Pens just don't have much left in the tank. I'm pretty much willing to book this one 0-2 for Tampa at this point.

Part of me wants to stop watching in order to check out some net porn or something.

Rage said...

I'm thinking some NHL09 BAP mode myself docci

pops said...

ahahahah. this is starting to become a joke. 4 min. awesome.

Docciavelli said...

And on cue, Talbot makes my prediction come true. Thanks Max. Superstar penalty there.

Think I'll go check out hotfatchicks.com before I stick a screwdriver through my temple.

kstewy16 said...

Malone is seriously a fucking douche. If he hurt scuds I want someone to kill him.

CarlB40 said...

@rage

No I have not. I am a man.

pops said...

alright, there is no way thats not a penalty. NO WAY

what a fucking douchebag

kstewy16 said...

WTF is wrong with these fucking refs.
This goes beyond complaining about refs. The fucker threw his stick at geno. Seriously, line fight. do it.

CarlB40 said...

If you don't want to watch the Pens game, TCU-Boise St. is a good game thus far. At halftime.

Although I wish I was watching the Pens game.

pops said...

jesus, geno

no excuse

Fast Eddie said...

wow

pops said...

missed opportunities.

all night.

sykie blown chance, back to fuck you

geno blown chance, back fuck you

congrats.

disgrace city

Docciavelli said...

0-2. Book it.

I hate to be right. On the other hand, I've been looking at some really hot multi-folded women while listening to the joke of a game in the background.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

this game is a joke. just like the refs. just like tampa. goddamn!

pops said...

satan sucks

kstewy16 said...

Seriously, Malone can't get away with that hit, and Smith can't get away with throwing his stick at Geno. I don't even care if we lose, or if Godard gets suspended for a month, someone needs to seriously fuck those guys up. Remember when Laraque "fell" into a goalie? yeah, Maybe Godard should "fall" into smith.

CarlB40 said...

You cannot lose a game to a team like this. I don't care how badly beat up and worn out the team is. This team is simply too talented to let two points go to this joke of a team. Need to sack up and start winning the games they should.

pops said...

this is fucking pissing me off

tampa has something like 2 wins in the last 15 games

are you kidding me?

why do the pens always have to look like shit against these bullshit teams.

fuck

kstewy16 said...

WOW. Scuds fucked up Malone. Maybe thats payback enough for that one.

Pens_Yan said...

shit happens when refs don't call obvious penalties. Smith could've been called for spearing Geno, or at least hooking.

pops said...

im really starting to think this team is just not as good as we all think it is.

call me whatever you want, but im being a realist about this. this team just doesn't give a shit until its january/february.

pops said...

and i hate people saying that "oh the pens will wake up in january to win 10 in a row" like its some yearly thing thats guaranteed to happen. id love if it would, but at some point you're counting on things that are very very hard to do

jbart321 said...

It's time to fire Therrien. 14 shots? This is getting crazy. They look like zombies out there and have for the last month. I am just beside myself with how bad this team is playing and how bad they are at home. The talent is there, the discipline is gone.

pops said...

14 shots on goal on TB.

and philly just keeps on getting shit done. another 2 points.

Fast Eddie said...

I dont really like him, but maybe they should make a run at Gaborik and let him walk in the offseason.

Docciavelli said...

Okay, let's just get real for a moment here. Anytime someone's done a little hand-wringing around here, most of us have been a bit poo-poo about it. We all know this team has ridiculous talent, and there have been some bad injuries.

But at least for me, it's time to start a little hand-wringing. 34 games into the season, and they're going to be 18-16.

And here they're getting beat 2-0 by the absolute joke of the league. With only 14 shots on goal. At home.

I'm not going to fault the fans tonight in the Mellon if they do some booing or yelling SHOOOOOOOOOOT. After all the happy-happy talk of a gay-bonding bus ride leading to an OT deflection win, to come out this flat and get beat at home by the worst team in the Southeast(!)?

Not to get LGP here, but really...

Allison said...

Petr petr petr please be ok

Docciavelli said...

@jbart321

Were you just having sex while you wrote that comment? $10 winner...

Docciavelli said...

Sykora missing the net for the 46th time tonight.

norojo said...

its nice to hear people finally being real about whats going on. this game was, to quote a certain coach, a pathetic performance. losses on saturday and tonight were both unacceptable.

Allison said...

Wooooooo so excited its firetherrienblog 2.0

Nulpher said...

Foxtrot uniform charlie Kilo.

Fast Eddie said...

If anything maybe we'll get a funny HCMT rant at the post game press conference.

holygoligoski said...

BadNewsBlog.


Well, this sets the mood for Christmas.


Atleast the Devils lost, too. Fuck them.

Fast Eddie said...

fuck that midget

Pens_Yan said...

maybe we should've played the whole game with 6 skaters

kstewy16 said...

The only difference between this and a 9-2 beatdown is the Pens are not getting bounces. Blame that on whatever you want, but think about it.
Taffe puts the one off his skate in, 1-0 pens at that point. Sykie puts 1 of his 2 empty net shots in. So on so on.
We lost, i understand, that sucks. Its 2 points we'll never get back, but its still not time to jump off that bridge.

Whistler said...

ugggggggggggggggggggggggh!

norojo said...

14 shots

Tom said...

This is the most god awful display of hockey i've seen in a long time. So much talent, yet so little happening on the ice. WTF is wrong with this team? I've always been against firing the coach mid-season, but the option is looking mighty attractive right now. Our system sucks, plain and simple.

pops said...

great. another loss in bad style to a shitty opponent.

fan-fucking-tastic.

there is no excuse for this.

what a merry christmas.

peace all

CarlB40 said...

Between this and the Yankees/Teixeira debacle, I'm having a bad run of sports right now. And don't even get me started on my Jets. Choke city.

Docciavelli said...

I can write the recap for Staff right now to save them the time:

1. Pens get beat by some reject from Gretzky's hometown;
2. Petr Sykora couldn't hit the broadside of a barn with a snowball if he threw it from 5 feet away. Unless the Pens were already losing 5-1.
3. Player of the Game = Mark Recchi.

I need to find a Jewish frat party with some sluts to make myself feel better.

[vomit]

The Goon Blogger said...

Rob Scuderi's check on Malone was glorious.

Whatevs.
Pens aren't making the playoffs.
Trade Malkin.
Fire HCMT
Fire Yeo.
Mario should sell the team.

pops said...

i hate talking about firing therrien, i dont want that.

but i also hate just limping along playing mediocre fucking hockey.

this team needs a shakeup. in some way.

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holygoligoski said...

We need Zigomanis back.
BAD.

quiteprolific said...

Well I am due to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philly tomorrow...

norojo said...

@pops
you said it man. we need something. injuries aren't an excuse anymore. we need something and unfortunately i dont think we have anyone to work a trade.

Rage said...

Patience....let's see what the management can come up with.

Schide said...

There's a difference between "jumping off the bridge" and being angry and frustrated that the Pens have played like crap throughout pretty much the whole of December. Now obviously they've had some injuries but that's not really an excuse for getting tremendously outplayed every other game, not being able to forecheck effectively, not getting enough shots or shots on goal.

Now I don't advocate firing Therrien, but I'm still upset over this atrocious game, getting shut out at home against the worst team in the league with 14 shots. That just does not happen to good teams, and it's been happening way too consistently over the past month.

I just wish I could even make a suggestion as to a fix, but other than stuff like work harder, don't pass up on shots so much, just get the damn puck on the net more consistently, dump it in and actually chase the puck down more, I don't really have anything to add.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

Zigomanis is key.... i wonder what our faceoff % has been without him.

LargeTurkey said...

It's time to give Jesus a chance. Bring up Janne Claus and let Pesonation rejoice. Give him a chance NANANANA.

norojo said...

@schide
thank you for saying what i've been trying and failing to for months. i cant stand everyone who leaves any criticism in a post getting attacked with all this "trade malkin, sell the team" shit. any good penguin fan who isn't infuriated by games like tonight and saturday must not really care about this team that much. it's great to be a positive person but there's nothing wrong with being angry after a game like this.

pops said...

this is what management will say.

this is therrien's team.

therrien will say

this is the players not working.

the players will say, "god, we have so many injuries. we love bus trips. sid is the best player in hockey." or "the new arena is going to be sweet."

pens will (hopefully) go on another ridiculous streak. the world will keep revolving...


or not

kstewy16 said...

Anyone who thinks Kovalchuk/Horton/Gaborik is the answer needs to go ponder upon their life.
Seriously guys. Calm down. Forget about the # of shots.
Lets think about all the scoring chances that they could have scored.
1. Taffe off the skate.
2. Sykie EN.
3. Sykie EN.
4. Sykie breakaway.
5. Geno breakaway.
6. Geno's pass to sid for the big shot.

Thats just what I can think of off the top of my head.

They had the chances, they just didn't get the bounces. The Pens seriously did not play that bad of a game, they just didn't get lucky.

I agree that we are getting to a point in the season where shit needs to turn around soon, but this isn't the game that should set everyone off.

Chill.

holygoligoski said...

I can't imagine it's too good.


We need Zigo like that baby Jesus needs a manger.

norojo said...

you make some good points but shots on goal is more important than youre suggesting. you cant score without shots. 14 shots is pathetic, under any circumstances.

Raybin said...

Interesting to see what a spoiled fanbase we've become so soon.

Clearly some things need fixing which I don't feel like offering any thoughts on right now.

But really, people. Perspective.

It's not even halfway through the season.

If the Pens are .500 or better at the halfway mark--AND they can fix the things that need fixing--they'll make the playoffs running.

If this gets to be the end of January and they're still doing this, then I might be willing to line up on the bridge with y'all.

Yeah this loss feels like someone kicked me in the dick. I mean...Tampa? Really? A shutout? Bleargh.

But you know, Mike Smith is also a good goaltender who can steal a game.

I guess what I'm saying is let's save the whining for when it's really time to do it.

[homerblog. wooooooo]

pops said...

i love how the zigo injury wasnt supposed to be serious. oops.

Rage said...

Here's my thing...I'm not some kind of stoosh-like great hockey mind, so I can't advocate any trades or firing and I don't have any answers n'at, so all I can do is say my piece:

The economy is in the shitter and falling fast, and if you people aren't laid off yet, you know some people who are, and even more that have had their retirement funds totally raped, and the way I see it, the FANS are the ones footing the bill for these EXTREMELY well paid guys to play a game to the best of their ability for our entertainment. If you guys went to work half-assing every day like this, or saving it up for the end of the week, how long would YOU last? Who would be YOUR advocate and make excuses for your being a shitty employee? Hockey is a business and these people are not your friends. You don't have their cell numbers in your phone and you ain't on their speed dial. (To paraphrase some great minds)

These guys aren't getting it done and there needs to be an accounting by whomever. The Penguins performance OF LATE is unacceptable. Is it okay with you?

My biggest thing? I killed people for 1/10th of what the LOWEST paid of these guys make, and the catch is? THEY were trying to kill me right back! If I was half-assing at MY job, then other people who worked for me got dead, so the pornographic money these people make to PLAY does piss me off to a degree...but especially when they are half-assing it. The gist? I ain't jumping off any bridges for these fuckers, but I ain't quitting on them. They shouldn't be quitting on us, goddammit.
Fix this shit ASAP.
/rant


go pens

pops said...

well, its not like the pens have shut anybody out this season...

Raybin said...

Rage is officially the most appropriate screen name on CBlog.

EPIC~!

Stilly said...

The neutral zone trap just ruins hockey. What a horrible tactic. The NHL should make like everyone else and make the rinks bigger.

Bad loss. Can't give points to bad teams and that's what happened.

I still don't buy into the 'SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE' mentality. The team can win with the personnel they have.

Yeah having a premier winger would absolutely be helpful (a Kovalchuk or Hossa would have buried the two shots that Syko whiffed on). But without completely sacrificing the future because of some mediocrity today, there isn't a move that makes sense.

Sometimes teams play like this. It happens in all sports. That same team can snap out of it and go on a tear. Part of sports is weathering the storm. It's frustrating to watch a performance like the one tonight. But it's not the end of the world.

The Pens are talented. The coaching is solid. The wins will come. Remember November?

quiteprolific said...

I gotta say I was being sarcastic about the bridge. I am in no way making a statement about anyone feeling any way after a game...I apologize if anyone thought I was making a negative or offensive comment to them. I take in all peoples opinions as they express their feelings about how they would like to see the team go from here. I am in no way a hockey genius just a fan that enjoys spirited discussion about a central theme that binds us.

pops said...

whatever. merry christmas.

i hope santa breaks his legs falling off a roof.

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Schide said...

Who exactly here is even panicking? I'm not panicking. While I am worried that this bad stretch will continue indefinitely, that's more of my personal pessimistic attitude, whereas my logical self can see that through the last two seasons the Pens have played stellar in the second half and can very well do that again.

But it's natural for any good fan of a team to be angry/frustrated/depressed/whatever after a bad stretch and a particularly tough game like this one was. Nobody wants to see this team, especially this team, get shut out on any night, so there is going to be at least some bitching about it.

That said, I'll be at the game on saturday, rotting for them in my usual spot, and I think I'll take my camera and get a pics while I'm at it.

Owen Hart said...

Enough is enough and its time for a change.

Stilly said...

ROFL @ Owen Hart. What a Blue Blazer.

Allison said...

Ewwww Ovechkin had almost as many shots tonight as the entire Pens team... Now that's vomitblog.

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Schide said...

@Owen Hart

Wooooooooooooo!

*splat*

kstewy16 said...

Owen Hart. Location: Ann Arbor Michigan.

Dude, don't you have a union meeting to be at? A job to go lose? Seriously, get out of here.

Erik J. Barzeski said...

The Lightning are such a crappy team that it shouldn't have come down to "lucky bounces." The Pens should have put the Lightning on their ass and FAST, then stepped on their necks.

I'm not advocating firing Therrien, but I'd love to be a fly on the wall when he starts talking to the players. SOMETHING needs to be done, and I hope he's the type to do it. Whether that's chewing out a few people or what, I don't know - I hope he does.

I'm furious - this was a crap game against a crap team and Therrien's talking in his post-game press conference that players are complaining, whining, lack a work ethic...

It's sickening. The only thing worse than sucking has to be sucking when you have this much talent on the team.

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Rage said...

@Schide-thanks for that...I needed a laugh

Allison said...

@raybin- that is fantabulous perspective. and yea fantabulous is a word (tonight)

kstewy16 said...

Listen to Sid if you don't want to listen to me.
"We MISSED a lot of shots"
Not " we didn't take enough shots"
"We MISSED a lot of shots"

It wasn't lack of effort, they just didn't finish.
I'm not saying they played a perfect A+ game, but cool it. Its 1 game. Shit like this happens, every shot you take goes an inch wide, an inch high, so on. Other games, every shot you go finds a hole for a goal. It just happens.

Erik J. Barzeski said...

And to be clear (since in re-reading my comment I may not have been), Therrien should be fine. The Pens are a good team, but these kinds of periods of poor play need to be nipped in the bud and quick lest they become a habit.

Here's to hoping the Pens get a little Herb Brooks "again" type treatment or something - anything - soon to right this listing ship.

pops said...

im going to go watch miracle...

"you don't have enought talent to win on talent alone!"

seriously.

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nikki said...

what i took from this game is the fact that we NEED to find some line consistency
losing TK illustrates that well

Owen Hart said...

As disappointed as I am in them getting outshot every night, what concerns me the most is how opposing teams can set of a lawn chair behind and in front of the net and nobody would notice.

Schide said...

@kstewy16

That was part of my point. For some reason, and this has gone on longer than this one game, the Pens have been just missing net a damn lot, at least more noticeably than in the past. That's something they definitely need to work on. Gotta get the puck on net if you shoot, force the goalie to make the save.

Sure, the puck not bouncing right can lead to a missed net, but so often they'll just completely miss the net on shots, mainly from some of their wingers and their less offensively gifted defencemen.

This is at least something that can tangibly be worked on though, unlike "just having the bounces not go though way". I really don't like that as an excuse.

homesprout said...

I can't wait to see how they break the Devils trap on Friday!!

kstewy16 said...

One more thing. Whats all this "we lost to the worse team in the league" bullshit.
Tampa might be the joke of the league, but they are in 14th place in the conference, not 15th.

(moot point, I know)

dhudzin said...

Dramablog

Erik J. Barzeski said...

Hey, it's still Festivus. It's not too late for my airing of grievances, is it?

The Pens must not have known about feats of strength. Didn't see much tonight.

Allison said...

I just realized why there's under 200 comments on a gameday post, and half of them are about keith jones on wikkipedia-
Festivus!

I seriously hope everyone there is having one hell of a good time despite the loss. Hopefully they're just drinking away the shutout, and donating money out their drunk asses. I CANNOT wait to hear the grand total of how much was raised!

bayonetwork said...

true that, i wish i could've went.

Annie said...

Ugh... this has to be the most frustrating and infuriating game I remember in a long time.

I'm not for any personnel changes yet, but they seriously need something to jumpstart themselves out of this slump they've been in. I don't know if it's getting our injured players back or what, but SOMETHING needs to happen soon.

I'm guessing they were overconfident going into this game to begin with - they seemed rather lackluster most of the time. I think MAF played extremely well, but our offense was probably only playing around 75%. And I hate to sound like one of those godawful homer fans, but it seemed like we didn't get any breaks - whether it was the retarded missed calls, bad bounces, missed shots, or whatever.

Whatever. Let's hope Therrien does something to light a fire under them - maybe doing some Herbies until 1am would work...

In any case, let's kill the Devils on Friday.

Go Pens.




PS, upon review, I seem to be just stating the obvious, or reiterating what people have already said. Sorry bout that. I gotta vent to someone.

And btw, I hope the Festivus was a tremendous success and everyone had incredible amounts of fun, despite the trainwreck we saw tonight. One of these days I'll have to make the trip out there for a meetup and game or two... If you guys do this again next year, I'm definitely going. :)

Docciavelli said...

@kstewy:

TB was tied for last in the NHL with the Islanders until they beat us tonight. Besides, they racked up most of their 23 prior points against the likes of the Southeast, while the Isles have been taking it in the ass from the Rags, Pens, Devils and Flyers.

And you're right, it is a moot point.

@everyone else

For those still claiming "it's one game," I'll remind you that there have been more than plenty of these "one games" so far this season. After about 10 of them not even halfway through the season, the "it's just one game" line gets old. Here's a new one: "They really sucked ass tonight." Try it.

I could accept losses when it really is just some unlucky bounces. But missing the net is NOT and excuse. Remember back in high school or college when our coaches would make us do 10 pushups on the ice every time we missed the net in practice? I make my high school kids do the same thing if they miss in practice. Because you can't score if you can't hit the net.

A lot of it has to do with the over-pretty play the Pens try. Look, I understand when Crosby and Malkin make ridiculous plays. They're Sid and Geno. But Jordan Staal is not Crosby. Maxime Talbot is not that Malkin. Ruslan Fedotenko is not Buries It, and Miro Satan is not Alexei Kovalev. You don't beat San Jose with 14 shots on goal, and fuck, you can't even beat Pittsburgh Reject South with it either.

And no, Marian Gaborik and his glass skeletomuscular system isn't the answer. You know who is? That sargeant from Mail Call. Bluto Blutowski. Hacksaw. Donovan McNabb's momma with the Chunky Soup. It's about who wants to win right now. And frankly, it looks like the Pens--for the most part--almost don't care. It's as if they're saying on the bench after two periods, "Hey, it's only one game."

Well fuck the "one game" shit. It's another game in the shitter. And as someone who drops hundreds of dollars to go see these assholes play, I deserve to expect more.

[deep breath]

holygoligoski said...

woooooo Festivus.


I hope everything turned out well despite the loss. Wish I could have made it but going to a meeting with some bigwigs tomorrow hungover probably wouldn't be too professional.

Fast Eddie said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wafulz

This is the dick that fixed the Jones wiki and ip banned me? Wow.

Docciavelli said...

And cblog goes silent. Hell, I didn't mean to close off all debate with that rant. I just needed to get it off my chest and defend those of us who are growing a bit tired of all the poo-pooing of any concern.

Rage is ready to kill someone fercrissakes. Time to take it seriously. =]

Rage said...

and I'd do it cheaper than them...

seriously...who wouldn't end somebody for a year of any of their salaries?
Just sayin'

wooooooooooooooooooooooo

Rage said...

I love the Pens, but even the diehards on here have to admit that some of the tread on the continuing excuses for this team's lackluster performances is showing some metal. It's not like I'm going anywhere, though. I have faith in Buries It on down, but I ain't a "homer", either...

Mike said...

Too the people, who “booed” Bugsy at the game, think about this…since you probably work at Burger King for $7 an hour, what if McDonalds offered you $10 an hour. What would you do????

Beav said...

But I wasn't born at McDonald's why would I have any loyalty to them? Comparing apples to kiwis there my friend.

Beav said...

oh and btw Fuck you Mike for insinuating I work a shitty job. Didn't realize you were so fucking high and mighty.

Mike said...

In my opinion, I wouldn't hold that against him.

Mike said...

Sorry if I offended you Beav. Did you boo him?

Beav said...

No unfortunately (maybe fortunately after seeing the outcome) I had to work through the game at my shitty job at Circuit City. :)

Annie said...

@ Docciavelli - Haha, yeah I probably could have just saved time and said "They really sucked ass tonight."

Resputan said...

I think tin man is forever tainted now..

Mike said...

Well, Beav...if you didn't boo, then I wasn't referring to you. I never said I was better than you, or that I had a better job than you. I just worded my opinion wrong and I apologize too anyone I offended about their jobs.

bayonetwork said...

we need a human sacrifice.

...that's all i got.

PittHockey said...

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right into my bookmarks bar

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joseph burrell said...

first of all do not worry about the late post, it was worth waiting and and I agree with you, the case is totally close haha I will not go to a pay per head sportsbookand bet on this because it is too obvious1

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