Some dude at the parade:
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Our stance from day one has been to not post personal pictures.
Even back in 2006, when we were getting three e-mails a month all from the same Indian lady who had AIDS and wanted our credit-card number, we refused to place any personal pictures here.
While every other website jumps at the chance to become TMZ.
Very disappointing and very cheap.
And then when word gets around that some pictures made to the internet, the first reaction could very well be, "I bet they're on the Pensblog." That makes us vomit.
Deadspin is a joke. They posted a picture of Malkin being a dude last week and they said it was from February of this year. We correct them on it, that the pic has been around for well over two years, and all they can do is throw a bitch fit in return.
They sure do miss Will Leitch.
Actually, every Deadspin reader does.
Jesus. What are we even talking about?
The Pens just won the Cup.
Guess what is taking place during the 2009-2010 season?
The Olympics in Vancouver.
Guess who is a three-time U.S. olympian in hockey?
1998, 2002, 2006.
Guess who might want to add a Gold Medal to his legacy?
what a jacket
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Photos of the players in public is one thing. Private photos are something completely different. This isn't Perez Hilton.
Yes, some people are calling it "Handshakegate."
We're calling it "Whinergate."
The issue here isn't with the handshake line.
It's with the circus that the whining has created.
We tried to stay away from this.
We didn't want to give it any additional press.
We mentioned it once and assumed it would disappear like the non-story that it is.
Then someone asked Henrik Zetterberg about it.
"I think you should do it after a series, shaking hands," Zetterberg said. "I don't know why he didn't do it. I think it's disrespectful. I don't know the reason he didn't do it, but I hope he has a really good one."
Anyone who didn't watch the game and just read Zetterberg and Draper's comments would assume Sidney Crosby pulled his hand away from Lidstrom and laughed.
Of course, that's not what happened.
Woke up. Pens still won the cup.
If the midwest goes into a drought this summer, they can just use the tears from Detroit to end it.
Rick is going to be taking charge of the blog very soon. And it is going to be one post a day unless something big happens.
We're going to recap the season this week sometime, then it is vacationblog.
After the jump:
- Some kid gets yelled at and people make that "ooooooohhh," sound.
- Some local Michigan retard blames the refs.
- Rinko winners.
Per the POST-GAZETTE:
This goes back to the troubling minutes immediately after the Penguins' 5-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final. The players were a mess. You aren't supposed to lose a game by nearly a touchdown with so much at stake. The coaches might have been worse. What had just hit their team and what in the world were they going to do to keep it from happening again?
"We were, obviously, pretty upset," coach Dan Bylsma said yesterday.
But there, suddenly and unexpectedly, was Lemieux. He was the first to meet the dejected players coming off the ice, which is something he never does. He then huddled briefly behind closed doors with Bylsma and his staff.
It was all positive.
"All he said basically was, 'We'll be all right,' " Bylsma said. "He did the same thing with the coaches in Washington D.C. after we lost the first two games of that series. I clearly remember him saying, 'It's a long two months.' "
Bylsma was touched by the support in a tough moment and said as much to general manager Ray Shero as the team was boarding its flight back to Pittsburgh that night. Shero sent Lemieux a text message to thank him.
Lemieux sent one right back.
We are a family and in this together. We don't need anyone that is only with us WIN or TIE. I really think this is our year. Let's forget about tonight ... It happens. We will win Tuesday and win the Cup Friday.
"Amazing," Shero said yesterday. "We had just got shellacked, 5-0, our goalie had been pulled and he says he's got a great feeling about this team? That's awesome to me."
Shero showed the text to Bylsma, who asked Lemieux if it was OK to send it to each player. Lemieux agreed. The Penguins won Game 6, 2-1, at Mellon Arena Tuesday night.
Just as the boss said they would.
On Friday morning, each of the Penguins awoke to find this on their cell phone:
This is a chance of a lifetime to realize your childhood dream to win a Stanley Cup. Play without fear and you will be successful! See you at center ice.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the Stanley Cup Champions.
You're not alone if you still don't quite believe it.
At Diesel Saturday night.