Slightly overshadowed by the Perez Hilton/will.i.am business is the fact that Alexander Ovechkin was at the MuchMusic video awards in Toronto last night.
That's quite the Unreal Shirt he's wearing.
He presented an award to Nickelback.
He hugged one of the hosts.
He was introduced as "the NHL's leading scorer."
Somewhere Pierre McGuire is smiling.
At its core, a good stunned pic is everything we believe in.
But what is a stunned pic?
It is a picture that captures other NHL fans at their lowest moment while giving us a good laugh.
It occurs when you are at a game, home or away, and the Pens score and/or win.
You take out your camera and snap a picture of a devasted fan in your general vicinity.
As technology has grown, you can now even take pics of stunned fans from your living room.
Who will ever forget this:
We have gone back and reviewed the season in stunned pics. And what a ride it was.
The season of stunned pics started slow but, as the Pens began their run, business picked up.
Behind the scenes, we have always wondered if the Stunned pic was going to jump the shark.
And maybe the ones of players has:
But while the player stunned pics are getting old, fan pictures never will.
It takes a perfect set of events to capture a stunned picture.
And, when done right, a stunned picture makes a game or moment so much memorable.
After the jump we look at different types of stunned pics,.
And we have our video tribute to the 2008-2009 stunned pics.
Yanni sends his regards:
Go Pens, and happy Fathers day to all.
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During the Stanley Cup Final we shut down the Hossa/Penguins Photoshops.
We said that Hossa wasn't the important part of the series.
Winning the Stanley Cup was.
Obviously Hossa reads this blog because he didn't show up for the Final.
Now that Lord Stanley's Cup is safely in Pittsburgh and Marian Hossa has been persuaded off of a Detroit-area bridge, we will release the Hossa Photoshops that we received.
That guy tried to kill himself by jumping out of his apartment window.
He ended up in a coma for three days.
That's never going to get old.
Will Rob Scuderi Wave Goodbye To The Penguins?
From our Parade Flickr Group
"What happens is there's only so much pie to go around. For example, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't Malkin go from 3.5 to 8.7? There just goes two more players. It's called math. So depth is really important as much as star power is. But what they've got going for them right now are good players and good players attract good players.
Sometimes when it's a good situation, a good building coming, a good owner, good general manager, maybe you can get guys to come for less."
-- Mike Babcock after game seven
Last offseason several Pittsburgh Penguins players became casualties of the salary cap.
Ryan Malone, Gary Roberts, Jarko Ruutu and Georges Laraque were allowed to leave the Pens.
All of them left for monetary reasons. In the salary cap world NHL general managers have to make difficult decisions.
Every season teams lose players that they would have liked to keep. With the current economy it looks like the salary cap will hold steady this year and decrease in 2011. This means that Ray Shero, like the other 29 GMs in the NHL, will need to make some difficult financial decisions this summer.