Der. Crosby is out again. This will be his fourth consecutive missed game. And for whatever reason, all branches of the media think we should be concerned that the Penguins won't win without him. It's all you hear, whether it's coming from "The Drive" on ESPN Radio or some cookie-cutter AP article. Enough already.
Malkin's a beast. People think he has to "pick up his game" because Crosby's out. If you're leading the league in points and are being told to pick your game up, tell everyone to suck it. Just let him play.
Satan got placed on waivers today. If this is the first you're hearing of it, you don't deserve a link. Gary Roberts was placed on waivers today, as well. Don't even think about it. boobs
All of the CRAP we've promised the last couple days will be coming in the recap.
Go Pens. Apparently, the game is on Versus.
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It was too cold for anything to happen Monday.
These next 48 hours are why we are hockey fans. Jump.
Yeah, maybe we'll put a post together for the morning.
Remember a while back when Florida came to the Mellon and just peed on everything? An upstart team playing a team down in the pooper. This was the same deal. If the Pens were 800 points ahead in the East, we'd have some sympathy for Dallas. Not now. Such a huge win.
It's the Pens' first three-game winning streak since November 11-15.
Detroit, Philadelphia, Buffalo. Yeah.
Big week ahead. The Pens surprassed our bailout-plan numbers for this past week, gaining all 6 points.
We only had them getting 4 points.
The last thing the Pens want to see is the "Welcome To Florida" signs.
These sunbelt trips are usually mud. Gotta beat Florida straight up.
Trap game against Tampa.
Haven't watched a lot of Stars games this year,
But they have turned things around after a joke start.
Sean Avery blah blah.
Boucher-Sydor trade blah blah.
The Pittsburgh Sports Insider is legit. And he says Bing is out.
--- The Pens needed some help on Saturday, and they got it.
At this point, it is great when any team above the Pens lose.
But when the teams directly above them lose, it is glorious.
Atlanta pulled off a furious comeback against the Hurricanes, and the Islanders stunned the Sabres. Florida lost also, getting douched by the Devils.
The Pens winning 4 of their last 5 has been HUGE.
And just for the hell of it, if the Pens win today, their magic number is 37.
Too bad they'll only have 18 games left.
Buffalo will have played one game fewer than the Pens.
Jump city for some other crap.
Went into the third period of this game up 4-2. We've been there before. We've been on both sides of the equation. Three weeks ago, the Pens lose this game. But the Pens are finding ways to win under Disco Dan. And without Crosby.
If we respected every team like we do Chicago, we wouldn't have a blog.
The telltale sign = zero Blackhawk photoshops in Gmail.
MAF makes 41 saves and wins the game, but he's not the first star in anybody's book.
That honor goes to Jonathan Toews. What a player.
Kunitz comes through with a goal in his first game.
Still way too early for a magic number, but for this week, we had the Pens penciled in with a win against the Isles and a split of Chicago/Dallas. Do it.
Huge game city.
Pens can climb within a point of a playoff spot with a win.
The Bing hurt his groin banging this guy's girlfriend, and the reporter.
We're not even addressing the Crosby bashing anymore, it is not worth it.
Anyways, we can't even remember the last time the Pens played in Chicago. But chances are it was bad news.--Or not, it was MAF's first shutout.
What we do remember is Chicago fans are douchebags.
The following youtube will serve two points.
1. The guy at the 3:54 mark is no question one of our favorite things ever about Against the Odds.
2. Tom Barrasso in Game 3. One of the greatest goalie performances of our generation:
P.S. Huge mistake by FSN.
We just got done watching "Sportsbeat Rewind : Craig Patrick."
Unreal mistake concerning the 1999 playoffs series against the New Jersey Devils.
Stan Savarn's narrative, and the video as well say that Herb Brooks took over to coach the 1998-99 team.
Embarrassing mistake. Kevin Constantine coached that team the entire year, and he led them to the upset victory against the Devils.
What a joke.
We demand a retraction.
We all have our opinions on Ryan Whitney. But nobody cares anymore.
Let's focus on what we got for Whitney:
We usually keep jot down crap we come across during the day. We didn't on Thursday. But somewhere on the internet, there are rumblings that Dan Bylsma was sorta kinda behind the trade, if you want to think he has any clout in such a thing. Kunitz and Bylsma were teammates. Bylsma also coached him in the minors.
The best thing about bloggers? They can be easily contacted. They watch their team religiously. They know the ins and outs of their respective team. So instead of copying and pasting the scouting report from TSN or just making generalized statements regarding their style of play, we went to the source for info on these guys. And there's no one more well-versed with the working of the Ducks than Earl Sleek from BATTLE OF CALIFORNIA.
"Short version: you'll like Kunitz -- he's got everything but hands.He may not be worth his money, but he's not far off."
Here is what Rudy Kelly, the Kings blogger from said BOC,
had to say about his rival's former player:
"Chris Kunitz is a pretty perfect fit for the Penguins. He's not that great offensively and mostly leeches off great players, but he's tough and he won't let anyone take liberties with his linemates. I think he has a lot of moral courage, as inappropriate as that sounds. He's the kind of guy you want on your team, especially when you have a simpering little [expletive deleted] that gets punked by toothless Russians on your team. He'll be the 2nd best Avenger on the Penguins behind Pierre McGuire."
Always a man of inspiring words, some of which don't make the cut for the main page.
After the jump, some stats and YouTubes and Earl Sleek's long version.
And who will be helping us on trade-deadline day.