"Look, I like Chris Osgood. I just don't understand how anyone thinks there's a goaltending controversy at this point. Regardless of rust or how much he felt like sulking, he just wasn't good against Minnesota. It wasn't just the goals -- there were definitely some sweet shots and flukey goals. Even outside that, Osgood had absolutely no confidence. He was deep in his net, he was slow getting side to side, and he wasn't stepping up when Detroit needed him to. That all definitely led to a few of those goals. Sure, whatever, blame Babcock for him not having confidence. Do whatever. But I don't know how that justifies giving him more starts.
There's just no point, with Detroit where they are in the standings, in taking such a huge gamble in Osgood. Jimmy Howard should be playing 75-80% of the games down the stretch. Osgood should get one more chance to take his job back at the end of the year, if Detroit's in the position where they can afford a few shaky games from him."
And now for old time's sake, two videos to mock Detroit.
First, you already know.....
And second Benstonium's new vid:
According to sources on the Penguins side, the meeting happened four months ago at the Penguins' front-office headquarters in Chatham Center, Uptown. Mr. Lemieux, Mr. Burkle and Mr. Nutting were present, and the intent of the meeting was for the Penguins owners to offer to buy the Pirates. Mr. Burkle made a financial offer.
According to the Pirates, the purpose of the meeting was about another matter, and no serious discussion about an offer or sale took place.
The reasons Mr. Lemieux and Mr. Burkle would want to buy the Pirates will not be clear until they speak to that, though that is not expected soon, if at all.
One possibility, according to a source, is that a joint ownership of the Penguins and Pirates could create a business "synergy" that would allow one to pick up the other in tough times, and vice versa. It would help, the source added, that the NHL and MLB seasons have little overlap and that the teams currently.
EMPTY NETTERS has some stuff as well.
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For those keeping score at home, we do believe that's a Kunitz/Dupuis photobomb.
And finally, a bunch of people e-mailed this in during the week:
no clue how there's a market for purple couches.
Of course, not all fans are that easy to get along with.
You'll always find people, whether they cheer for your team or for a rival, that are just plain annoying.
You'd rather slam your hand with a hammer than get into a hockey discussion with those fans.
It's downright frustrating.
That's right. There are many different kinds of hockey fans.
Unfortunately, in today's fast-paced world it's often difficult to tell the different types of fans apart.