Everyone is in love with this new format for how Brendan Shanahan is suspending players. We think it is bizarre. We love the transparency of it, obviously, but transparency doesn't really matter when you're actually making sound decisions. Shanahan has backed himself into a corner with these videos. We can't wait for it to all come crashing down like that time when all of Bayside found out Jessie's middle name was Myrtle.
For example, take the latest guest on Shanny's Court, Brad Boyes:
At the end Shanny says this: "Going forward, Brad Boyes will now be a repeat offender." This format should be used nationwide. Any time some big-time pedophile makes a move, a district judge should make a YouTube video outlining the case. Pedophiles basically wouldn't exist anymore.
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All week long we are going to take a look at the different divisions in the NHL. We don't know much about other divisions. The Pens are in our mouth 24/7 because of the blog, so while you jokes are smokin and jokin reading about the Sharks in your spare time, we're making photoshops.
We probably pay less attention to the Pacific Division more so than any other. Pens only see the teams once a year, and besides watching the usual late night games during the season, we really couldn't care less about it.
Last season in the Pacific:
How impressive is that? Everyone but Dallas made the playoffs. And Dallas had a chance last year to win their way into the playoffs, but they lost to Minnesota on the last day of the season. Probably because of Alex Goligoski.
Minnesota was basically playing an AHL lineup, but whatever. The Pens took the game over midway through the second period and started scoring powerplay goals. Malkin put the NHL on notice again with a scary performance, and Joe Morrow is really good. Penguins may not lose a game all season. Also, no one got hurt.
Some more thoughts, vids, and the first ROOT Sports mess-up of the year...