First off, I really enjoyed sharing e-mails with a bunch of you this week.
It is amazing seeing my face all around town.
If you'd ever like to chat or e-mail me stuff that hasn't made it to Pensblog yet, or was never used by the guys because they are dicktouchers, feel free to email me.
"Pittsburgh Penguins fans have been named the best in the NHL by Forbes magazine, in ratings unveiled this week at www.forbes.com.
Penguins fans were rated No. 1 in the league, followed by Toronto Maple Leafs fans at No. 2 and Philadelphia Flyers fans at No. 3.
According to Forbes, “For the 2008-09 season, we ranked teams based on average regular-season home game attendance as a percentage of arena capacity, regular-season local television ratings as a percentage of the team’s metro area population and team merchandise sales. Pens fans emerged the most fanatical."
There's an app for that.
"I'm ready. I have a helmet."
-- Evgeni Malkin
But...news flash: Walt Disney had lung cancer and died.
They are going to tear down the Mellon Arena. No petition is going to change that.
The guy that designed it is all jammed up. We don't blame him.
Let's face it. Making the Mellon Arena a parking lot is a tough pill to swallow.
But we reckon you've swallowed worse.
Like throwing down 70 bucks for a Milan Kraft jersey.
Not to mention there is nowhere to park as it is. Screw that parking garage they are building. Great, now instead of sitting in traffic in the parking lot, you can sit in the parking garage.
So, in theory, leveling the Mellon Arena for more parking is the right thing to do. Communism works in theory, as well.
And since it's Pittsburgh, this whole thing will be screwed up somehow.
So we've taken it upon ourselves to come up with alternative uses for the Mellon. Under our many proposals, the Mellon Arena would be saved, the city of Pittsburgh would have unlimited money, and the economy of the United States would be righted.
After the jump, we detail numerous plans, totaling in revenue streams upwards of $82 billion, that can save the Mellon Arena.
Jordan Staal was out of his mind. You're top three centers combine for seven points, it is a good night.
There's an app for that.
If you haven't track the Flyers this year, you're missing one of the great meltdowns of the season. They fired John Stevens, and hired Peter Laviolette. But that hasn't done shit.
I would never think to challenge all the hard work that these guys talk about putting in. There's no doubt they work their bodies into incredible shape. But when does a player that is highly touted from the time he is 12 years old ever find the time to put in the mental work that turns you into an adult? When do they ever face adversity? On Saturday night the Flyers dressed 12 players that were drafted in the first 2 rounds of the NHL Draft. Meaning that year, and in fact all of their formative years, they were one of the best 50 hockey players in the world. The WORLD. They've always been the best. When faced with problems they don't know how to handle they skate harder, ride the bike longer, and study the opposition closer.
According to the source Jeff Carter had an affair with Scott Hartnell's wife and the entire locker room is split over the situation. If this is true the question must be asked, could a trade of one of the two players be the only remedy for such a problem? Also in other Flyers Wives gossip, Danny Brierre is rumored to be close to getting a divorce with his wife.
- a Christmas song by Alyonka.
- Pens changing their powerplay
- Semin's nickname is jizz