2018 Trade Deadline Preview, Part 2

Yesterday was part one and it covered the players who are most valuable to the team; today’s preview goes over the Penguins whose trade value with the team is the lowest.  Tomorrow, the players who are the most likely candidates for a trade.

#9a: Jamie Oleksiak

In adding Oleksiak, the Penguins now have three defensemen, including Ruhwedel and Hunwick, for one spot on the bench.

The Penguins acquired Oleksiak from the Stars for a fourth round pick next year, which is a paltry sum for a lefty defenseman who’s a big body and skates well. In limited action, he’s been more than just that, with possession metrics better than he’s had in years, and he’s scored goals in two of the last four games. I’m not sure what the Stars thought they had with Oleksiak, but they certainly didn’t use him enough to appreciate him; Oleksiak’s eighteen minutes of average ice time is 3:15 more than Dallas gave him. It’s a small sample size, but it’s looking good so far.

#9b: Chad Ruhwedel

Ruhwedel is four games away from matching his career high of 34 from last year, and it’s been a mixed bag. On the one hand, his possession numbers are better than they’ve ever been, although his offensive numbers are tracking lower than last year. He’s already taken more shots than his career high, but his average time on ice is below his career average. His primary pairmate has been Maatta, but he’s also been paired with Dumoulin and Cole, which could be why he’s not performing quite as well as last year. He’s also been used less in shorthanded situations, and hasn’t been effective when he has been used.

#9c: Matt Hunwick

Beyond the top four defensemen, Hunwick has the next-highest time on ice despite appearing in fewer games than Cole and Ruhwedel. He has found himself paired with a bunch of different teammates throughout the season: primarily with Maatta, but stretches with Cole, Schultz, Dumoulin, and lately even Oleksiak. While he has more points than Ruhwedel and an identical plus-minus, his possession numbers are the worst of all the defensemen on the team. His offensive rates are also way down from even last year in Toronto. He’s way overpaid for what the Penguins are getting from him relative to what you’d expect, and he’s paid as much as Cole.

#10a: Riley Sheahan

Acquired from the Red Wings fairly early in the season, Sheahan has been a relatively bright spot for the Penguins thus far. As one of two Penguins with a positive plus-minus (Schultz), he’s on pace for a better offensive season than last year, and his possession numbers are more or less back on track from where they were a few years ago. Perhaps he would contribute more offensively if given the time and opportunity: in his best offensive year in 2014-15, 58.6% of his zone starts were on offense; this year he’s on track for 34.4%. But, as has been pointed out, he’s roughly replacing Nick Bonino as the third-line center in terms of metrics, which is, at the very least, good enough; probably better than what anyone expected from Scott Wilson. Nevertheless, many are hoping the Penguins will acquire someone to bump Sheahan down to the fourth line.

#10b: Carl Hagelin

Hagelin’s been a bit maligned here in his second full season in Pittsburgh, although with all the offensive woes around the team I’m not sure it’s fair to pick on him. Certainly, Hags has now played as many games as he did in Anaheim the year the Penguins acquired him, and he has half as many points to go with it. In his defense however, I would point out that his possession metrics are roughly on track with his career numbers, and he’s had way more defensive zone starts than he has since that brief stint in Anaheim. At $4 million a year, that’s really the main knock against him right now, but it’s possible that he could turn things around, either by being traded or just by being patient. After all, I don’t think anyone expected the Penguins to be where they are right now in terms of even strength, nor does anyone expect them to stay there and I don’t think it’s hard to imagine Hagelin being able to contribute if and when they do turn the corner.

#11a: Carter Rowney

Playing as the #4 center on the depth chart, Rowney had a relatively heavier start than his linemates, averaging 12 minutes per game in the first 13 games he played. Since then the ice time has dried up a bit as he’s now averaging 9 minutes per game. It’s an interesting turnaround since the team is starting to improve of late, but it didn’t help that Guentzel has been taking shifts away from him. Rowney’s played as many games as he did last season but his lower productivity, possession numbers, and even less aggressive play perhaps make him less appealing. I guess the good news is that his face-off rate has improved.

#11b: Tom Kuhnhackl

I’m a bit disappointed in Kuhnhackl, even as far as fourth liners go, but it could be a result of a lack of Sullivan’s confidence in the fourth line. Still, Kuhnhackl’s possession numbers are way down compared to the last two years, which in turn doesn’t help inspire confidence from the coach either. He is doing some of the things that will help him stay in his role (hits, blocked shots, takeaways all up), but on a team that needs offense, he’s providing less than needed. Of course, then you have games like January 2 against the Flyers where he gets his most ice time since November, and a goal and an assist along with it, and if he keeps that up, he and his linemates might get more ice time to spell the rest of the forwards.

#12a: Ryan Reaves

The same could be said for Reaves. He also potted a goal and an assist against the Flyers in his busiest night since November, and you could be forgiven for thinking that a corner might be turning for those hapless fourth liners. But let’s not be too hasty in announcing Reaves’ arrival; those were just his second goal and third assist of the season, and it’s hardly the offense that Reaves was brought on for anyway. On a team that needs better goal prevention, he’s not helping do that job even with the few minutes he gets. He’s Jim Rutherford’s pet project, and he’s a great personality, both of which are fine, but until the Penguins do start showing signs of improving, his ice time will and should continue to be limited.

  • The66thDopefish

    There really ought to be an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for players who start fights after legal, non-injury-causing hits. How come no one has figured out that clean hits aren’t worth fighting over?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfD5DqzFQcQ

    • xpensfanSC

      Because garage league

      • SouthSideGeno

        Buttman! : /

    • Finn Bonzalez

      Just ban fighting altogether. Then the players don’t have to judge whether a hit was clean or not.

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        Then the league would actually have to be responsible for punishing bad hits to discourage them…
        hahahahahahahaha…
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…
        HAHAGHAGHAGAHJASADFAFGHKLAVGHLOADVVDHIBHKB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • el Wray

      Orpik coming down the wing, that’s something you don’t see every day.

      • The66thDopefish

        No and I’m sure the Canuck player probably recognized that and said “Oh he can handle it”

  • The Great Bambino

    thanks for the 2 posts dopefish

  • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

    Ulfie, I jus sent you a lengthy email. Let me know if you have any queries!

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Mmmm… dripping wet eggplant.

  • The Ungaba

    Dopeman, you’re the best. I don’t overlook the fact that these posts take a lot of work, and I appreciate you doing this. Thank you!

    • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

      The Dopest of all the fishez 😀

  • The Ungaba

    RE: Reaves…

    Has anybody else noticed that his two most effective games have been against two ‘heavy’ teams in St. Louis and Philly? And ircc, he was pretty good against Columbus the other day too. All wins. Hmmmm…

    My argument is just that those are the kinds of games where a guy like Reaves can excel and can earn trust. He can also get everyone else more excited with his physicality. Sid and Geno, who were huge fans of bringing Reaves in, notice when he’s out there running guys over and that helps them get amped up too.

    The lesson here SHOULD be that when Reaves is put into the right position to be effective, it seems to help the entire team.

    • UlfSammySon

      I think Reaves has definitely been underutilized this season. It’s hard to get into a game only playing 5 minutes. Get 5 minutes a night for 10 games and I’m sure it’s hard to feel like a part of the team. Then comes a game against a heavy team where Sully says “Ok Reaver we need you tonight” and he responds with his best games. Like anyone, he wants to contribute and feel like he is helping the team. Sully needs to let him play that heavy game every night in my opinion.

      • The Ungaba

        Effing A, bro! And it really does look like Sheahan makes that an effective group. 10 minutes a night isn’t the best for Sheahan, but he can also play the PK so he can get some more and still be effective.

        And, how’s about this – double shift him as 3C here and there! Why not?

    • The66thDopefish

      Looking at his game logs on hockey-reference.com, there appears to be no rhyme or reason to how much Reaves is used and the team’s win-loss record.

      • The Ungaba

        Mine is based on eye test. He whomped up on St. Louis and Philly both, and got more time and was successful. That’s all I know.

        • The66thDopefish

          Subjectivity vs. objectivity: it’s a never-ending debate!

          • The Ungaba

            I agree that your stats show he isn’t used in particular instances.

            Do you agree that he whomped up on St. Louis and Philly (and ‘Lumbus)?

          • The66thDopefish

            I didn’t watch so I can’t say. But yes, properly motivated, I think he can be effective.

  • SouthSideGeno

    Dopefishy 2-0…undefeated in 2018…nice work Dad

  • SouthSideGeno

    Fucking dentist appointment later this afternoon. So I’m hating at about 85%, this morning.
    Only a cleaning but I loathe the anticipation…and the actual going to it : (

    • Finn Bonzalez

      The only negative thing about your appointment is that you won’t be able to blawg with us, I think.

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        Also the legal, self-imposed torture 😀
        Can’t we just make little nano-bots that clean our teeth? Someone who is smart get on that…

        • Finn Bonzalez

          Does the barbers still also take care of the teeth in ‘Murica?

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            The quality of dental hygienists varies wildly based on my personal experience. And as for dentists, they are all sadists.

          • SouthSideGeno

            I’ve learned that when I feel any discomfort, AT ALL, I stop them and tell them to take it easy…friggen maniacs.

          • Penguin in Houston

            I have nice dentists.

          • SouthSideGeno

            I do too…moastly…last time though the Dr/Dentist who runs the place really hurt me with that fuggen drill. just putting on a gum line cap. They swore to me before the procedure that there would be no pain involved.

            I still can’t fully bite down on my left side without discomfort, after 6 months…bastages!

          • Penguin in Houston

            Poor ting!

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            #blessed 😀

          • SouthSideGeno

            Yes…your ‘dentists’ we very nice ; D

          • THEcwfutureboy

            No such thing!

          • SouthSideGeno

            They’re still bloodletting but oral mutilation is not on the menu any longer.

    • Penguin in Houston

      I have one on Friday.

    • Agree. Fwiw I just had a root canal and it was very pleasurable. It’s 2018, the dentist, as long as you’re going to the right one, is kind of fine

  • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

    What the heck is the name of your band? I forgots…

    • Finn Bonzalez

      HEARKEN

      • SouthSideGeno

        …the Herald Hauler sings?

    • UlfSammySon

      Hearken. Thanks for the very thorough email, bud. You went above and beyond. Much appreciated!

      • el Wray

        To: UlfSammySon
        Subj: Showshoe Selection and Care

        Ulf, thank’s for reaching out on this. I’ve prepared a 98-point list of criteria for you to prioritize as you see fit. Also refer to the attached appendices. Happy Shoeing!

        • UlfSammySon

          It was a 100-point list, smart alec!

          #snowshoe4lyfe

  • The Ungaba
    • SouthSideGeno

      PHLOP…hahaha

      Those are funny…is this for realz?

      • The Ungaba

        I doan think so. But I laffed, so that’s real to me. 😉

    • Penguin in Houston

      And free cheese! Wonder what kind.

      • SouthSideGeno

        Fumunda?

        • Penguin in Houston

          Butt?

  • The Ungaba

    https://twitter.com/SportsPaperInfo/status/950915731406966785

    TBT! But on Wednesday. I can see the future!!!

    • SouthSideGeno

      Hahaha…Remember these like it was yesterday…I never cared for the tubby scarved Penguin…but that Oakland Seals logo…they just never even tried…went with the napkin draft version I guess?

      • “THE” j-b0t

        i love that tubby penguin. Best logo ever. EVER.

        • The Ungaba

          No farking way, bro. It’s AWFUL. I mean, it’s funny for about 13 seconds. And then you realize grown men have to skate around for 82+ games with that stupid crest on their chest. Terrible.

          • The Ungaba

            Related: why would a Penguin need a farking scarf anyway? They live in ANTARCTICA.

          • The66thDopefish

            SOME penguins live on other continents, UNGABA

          • SouthSideGeno

            UNG DOAN GIVE ANY FUCHS

          • The66thDopefish

            He’s very conservative…when it comes to penguin distribution

          • The Ungaba

            Oh ffs, I know this thing, dammit! But none of them need scarves either!!!!!

          • “THE” j-b0t

            Because it’s CUTE.

            You two clearly aren’t getting this.

          • The Ungaba

            You probably think your Avi b0t is cute… commie.

          • SouthSideGeno

            (someb0ty is feeling feisty, spoiling for a silly argument ; )

          • The Ungaba

            He knows he can drag me in, usually. 🙂

          • “THE” j-b0t

            My avatar b0t is BADASS.

            And also cute.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Kommie skum

          • “THE” j-b0t

            Da, komrade.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Agree…..AND while acting tough…in powder blue unis as well.

          • “THE” j-b0t

            Or amazing.

          • The Ungaba

            You’re an interesting b0t, this is for sure.

          • “THE” j-b0t

            Look, I’m an easy b0t to understand. I watch hockey for fun. That logo is fun. It’s hilarious, and a perfect cartoony Penguin, and it looks great on the rondel crest. It’s also unique, and iconic while still having interesting detail without being too busy. It is an objectively “well done” logo. It’s great. It makes me smile.

            I have no interest in things like projecting “toughness” or “masculinity” via a team logo. That’s how you end up with stupid things like that god awful original Panthers logo. Look at all the other logos in that image above. None of them have any insecurity about projecting “toughness”. They’re just interesting graphics that are bold and recognizable of their respective teams. (except for that seals logo. I don’t know what they were doing there)

            #bringbackthetubbyguin

          • SouthSideGeno

            Nope…I want my team’s logo to be manly and full of fear inducing overtones.
            Just like me : D

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I also like the penguin with the scarf. Its fun. Its also cursed. But as a logo, its cool.

          • SouthSideGeno

            : P …no
            I prefer the tough bird that SWB uses

          • “THE” j-b0t

            Are you KIDDING ME? That logo is terribad.

          • “THE” j-b0t
          • The Ungaba

            Reasonable. Approved. Just put on a helmet and put a stick in his hands and you’re GTG.

          • SouthSideGeno

            hahaha…no

        • el Wray

          I like that the current logo is almost the same body just upside-down.

          • The Ungaba

            Kinda like the food pyramid, eh?

    • el Wray

      Oakland Seals looks like somebody put a hockey stick on an Oxy prescription.

      • Penguin in Houston

        Looks like a drawing from a four-year-old.

    • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

      Whoever was responsible for the text alignment of the word “RANGERS” should have been summarily executed.
      That is more bothersome to me than the Seals logo. At least they made an attempt at ripping off Saul Bass or something.

      • SouthSideGeno

        St Louie has the PERFECT combination of style, simplicity and substance.
        Always been in my top 3 favorite sherzy logos

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          A man’s nose being sawed in half? Really? I never got it…

          • SouthSideGeno

            hahaha…never saw that be4

            Yer twisted…I like that about you!

      • dude look at the centering on the Bruins logo

        • The Ungaba

          Oh shit, now I can’t look away! That’s so bad.

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          OH MY GOD IM DED

  • The Ungaba
    • The66thDopefish

      Okay, we get it, they haven’t been that good this season, moving on

      • This is a blog where we talk about the penguins, if the penguins are bad right now there’s nothing wrong with being self aware

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          *plugs ears* LA-LA-LA-LA-LA!!! I CAN’T HEAR YOOOOUUUUUU!!!

        • SouthSideGeno

          You kinda suck…discuss
          : D

    • SouthSideGeno

      Y Penguinos no can skoar pleaz?

    • PensPointsYourMom

      Basically that chart indicates that although players like Horny and Rust are getting shots, they aren’t scoring goals. Its a really fancy, confusing way of saying the pens have a dogshit shooting percentage.

  • The Ungaba

    Now this lady can write:

    http://pittsburghhockeynow.com/penguins-need-new-matt-cullen/

    Sure, it’s just a feel good kind of piece without a lot of substance, but it’s put together well. How she got conned into working with BudDoucheShine I will never understand…

    • SouthSideGeno

      Fell in luv with the headline…didn’t even need to read any further.
      WE (I) miss Dad and Bonze

    • Not bad but this is the one thing I think the penguins don’t actually need. They’re not a bunch of bumbling idiots who need a dad. If you’re going to cherry pick examples like that you may as well say they need a new head coach

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        Now that you mention it…

        • SouthSideGeno

          : O

      • SouthSideGeno

        Mean Blawgczar…no rubber biscuit

      • The66thDopefish

        And really, who’s out there that’s (a.) old, (b.) still producing, and (c.) hasn’t already left the organization recently? Excluding defensemen, you’re looking at:

        #jagrwatch2018
        Jason Chimera (bleh)
        Patrick Marleau (unlikely)
        Joe Thornton (ditto)
        Dominic Moore (see Chimera)

        I’d be down for Zetterberg but I think he’s a lifer Red Wing.

      • The Ungaba

        Hi, I’m bren and I’m here to SHIT ON YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU LOVE AND HOLD DEAR.

        Carry on.

        • I think the Penguins need more players with red hair.

          • The Ungaba

            No way! They’ve been PURGING those soulless bastages!!!

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            #clonecole

    • THEcwfutureboy

      I’m impressed that she doesn’t have any inside sources and admits as much without making up some bullshit for clicks.

      Good jaerb!

  • These posts have been unexpectedly captivating by the way, awesome job

    • The66thDopefish

      I think the 1-3-2 method is particularly effective

  • PensPointsYourMom

    The price for Kane is, reportedly, a 1st and prospect. I’d probably pass on that deal – mostly for cap reasons, and I don’t like rentals.

    • The66thDopefish

      Evander or Patrick? Because I will take Patrick for Sprong and a 1st

      • The Ungaba

        Evander, silly fish

        • The66thDopefish

          Then no, they can keep him

          Unless the prospect is some bag of pucks

    • Rad88

      Not a rental of Hornqvist walks however. I don’t know if I like it, but a Kane-Malkin-Kessel second line is better than most teams top power play unit

      • PensPointsYourMom

        I just don’t know how the money would work for the pens. Where they find 5.25 in cap space.

  • “THE” j-b0t
    • PensPointsYourMom

      that’s non-sense.

    • The Ungaba

      Probably your greatest creation to date. 10/10

  • The Ungaba

    RE: Hunwick…

    His ‘role’ seems to be the most up in the air. Shifting around pairings and sides on the bluelines, as well as having to learn an entirely new system isn’t helping him any. Also, throw in a concussion at the beginning of the season and it’s a perfect mix of ingredients for a Bad Start. I don’t think that we’ve seen the best from him because I don’t think he’s been able to find his footing. Healthy scratching him isn’t helping anything either.

    I don’t have an answer for what to do with the guy, but I don’t think he’s been dealt a great hand thus far.

    • He’s the Carl Hagelin of defenders imo

      • The Ungaba

        I mean, that’s what his stats say he is. But I don’t think we can really tell until he is comfortable, and I do not think he is comfortable.

      • “THE” j-b0t

        But that can’t be true, because I actually like Car Hagelin.

        • SouthSideGeno

          …in high heels

          • “THE” j-b0t

            I mean… I wouldn’t complain.

          • “THE” j-b0t

            I searched “Carl Hagelin in high heels” on image search, and it gave me this:

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f0d73704fa20d10e45d2fb8141d882d6e781ec850c465b87a87c0719677d077a.jpg

            …I think I win.

          • The66thDopefish

            not safe for my house, but thanks

          • PensPointsYourMom

            reasonable.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            he’s prettier though

          • el Wray

            Carl Hagelin in High Heels is neither Carl Hagelin nor high heels. Discuss.

            This is a sexy little landmine for when I’m scrolling up and down through comments at work. Adds a bit of excitement to my day.

          • THEcwfutureboy

            I’m glad I work with my wife, so pictures like that ain’t getting me in trouble.

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            I’m glad I have my own office, with a door that closes, and locks…

          • THEcwfutureboy

            Never touching that doorknob.

      • The66thDopefish

        Except, as I mentioned, he’s paid as much as Cole. Hagelin makes more than Sheary which…makes sense?…but only in the context of Hagelin has proven his worth in the past while Sheary has some work to do.

        • imo Sheary has proven his worth 100x over compared to Hags

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Interesting comparison Hags to Hunny. I don’t have a problem with Hunwick as long as he’s a 3rd pairing D. There isn’t a D man on the roster I don’t have issues with, and as long as they fit in the cap, you basically can’t have too many. Hunwick is this year’s Maatta.

  • It’s a controversial opinion but I think Sheary is awesome. It’s a not controversial opinion but I think anyone can do Hags job

    • PensPointsYourMom

      Sheary can’t do Hags job.

      • I agree only in that Hags is the equivalent of a filler song on a They Might Be Giants album.

        • PensPointsYourMom

          The only thing Sheary can do is get open and bury it. Admittedly, Hags can’t do that. But he does bring puck pressure, possession and penalty killing. Three things Sheary does not do.

    • SouthSideGeno

      Skate kinda fast with hiar blowing back and take a 25′ slapper into the goalie’s shield ERREY FRIGGEN TIME YOU TOUCH THE PUCK (once / month)

    • The66thDopefish

      I’m not saying I value Hagelin more than Sheary (I mean, look at these two articles and you can fill in the blank) or that Hagelin has been earning his keep. But Hagelin’s Corsi for and Fenwick for are higher than Conor Shearyhands and that’s about as much effort as I’m willing to put into disagreeing with you right now

      • That’s fine. I’m working on an article debunking the usefulness of advanced stats

        • The66thDopefish

          Hooray, a hero for our times

          • The Ungaba

            Dopefish is confusing me. Using those stats to defend your point but then poohpoohing those same stats? OK.

          • (he’s being sarcastic)

          • The66thDopefish

            (not entirely)

            I’m with you, I think advanced stats for hockey is still very much in its infancy, and will never be as effective as with baseball or hockey.

            (There’s probably a good reason why it hasn’t really gotten traction in football.)

          • Well now I’m just as confused as Ung and his liberal bowels

          • The Ungaba

            OK, I lol’d

          • The66thDopefish

            As with any stat, I think there can be an argument for or against it at any point. A guy who scores 50+ goals a season and doesn’t help his team win the Cup is a good example.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            baseball will always be more effectively quantified with advanced stats because the outcomes have less variables.

          • I’ll cancel it entirely if you can show me one post or study or _anything_ on how accurate advanced stats have been at predicting stanley cup winning teams/players. I don’t think any studies have ever been done. People are just having fun coming up with algos/ideas to measure stats, then never going back and seeing if they are anything to actually measure worth with

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Dude, that’s like saying “I won’t be a climate denier if you show me one study that predicted the amount of rain Houston would get during Harvey.” The stats have a use, they are not meant to be wholly predictive of the future.

          • 1. No it’s not. What?

            2. What’s their use if their use isn’t to measure a player’s worth in the now/future?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            they measure how well a team/player has been playing. They aren’t predictive. They are often used to say “x team/player is doing y and that quantifiably better than p other team/player” But to say “Tampa has the best stats so they should win the Stanley cup, and if they don’t the stats are flawed” is a fallacy. It fails to account for injuries, luck, slumps, being out played or out strategized. There are all sorts of unquantifiable factor which play into it. That doesn’t mean that knowing whether or not your team is getting badly outshot is useless data.

          • A huge portion of it is luck, as you admitted. You can cherry pick and manipulate all those numbers to prove anything you want, which a lot of people do just that. That’s not to say it’s entirely useless, but in hockey it’s so flawed and dependent on so many other variables that we may as well not even try. For baseball it works great, since it’s chain of isolated incidents. For hockey it’s a square peg in a round hole. Which is a BUMMER because they are VERY FUN but it makes NO SENSE

          • PensPointsYourMom

            it makes some sense. Its useful to GM to know that a player, who looks like he’s doing stuff, is actually giving up 3 more shots against, than he’s getting every game.

            I agree that its unlikely that advance stats will ever be able to predict outcomes because of the number of unquantifiable variables. And honestly, if I have a bone to pick, its with the underlying assumption that shots=possession and that possession is magical. But the stats themselves are a useful tool for evaluating teams and players.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            1. In both instances, widely accepted scientifically based theorems that are being misapplied to demand specific outcomes which those theorems were never meant predict.

          • The Ungaba

            “climate denier”

            ha, that term

          • The66thDopefish

            And Sisyphus drops the ball again

          • Penguin in Houston

            Our local meteorologists said it could bring over 50 inches of rain and the fucker did just that.

  • The Ungaba

    Subject change – I’d love to see Sheary pull something like this:

    https://twitter.com/TopherScottCU/status/951072757000953858

    • The66thDopefish

      I thought Hanafin was supposed to be a good defender

      • The Ungaba

        Erreyone has a bad play here and there. Also Johnson just wanted it more.

        • The66thDopefish

          Which is funny because the Canes were behind by one

  • Petition to make Pens.hockey’s new logo that hulk hogan “logo”?

    • The66thDopefish

      (It’s not a penguin’s beak, it’s Daffy Duck’s, or it looks like his beak anyway)

      (And yes I am one of those guys)

    • SouthSideGeno

      Well, considering WE daon even have a logo…

      Nothing against b0ts graphic I think it’s great and funny, butt no

    • purehockeyfan

      Hey, if you miss me you can come over to Pensburgh or RHWs blogs.

      I heard you people showed up at a Pens game and subsequently a few of you in a downtown jail cell. Rumor?

      • SouthSideGeno

        Whale cum back… ya jagoff : D

      • Yeah but PensBurgh is boring and dead compared to this place

        • The66thDopefish

          On the topic, I just noticed that Hockey’s Future is back-ish

        • purehockeyfan

          I have never seen Hooks Orpick spell welcome quite like that…plus, I don’t get enough comments about Dorit and Erika here to share with my lady friend.

          • WE’RE THE MOST WELCOMING PLACE IN THE BLOGOSPHERE DO YOU FUCKING HEAR ME

          • The66thDopefish

            (unless you’re under 18, in which case GET FUCKED)

          • Rad88

            Word choice?

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            GET FUCKED! (somewhere else, by someone also under 18)

          • JUST WAIT A FEW YEARS

          • The66thDopefish

            When we’re all on USAInternet Sponsored By McDonald’s And Coca-Cola, don’t forget to try the Super Big Mac with Mega Fries

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            Do you like money?

          • The66thDopefish

            Long answer: no, with an if; short answer: yes, with a but

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            agreed… but I was trying to make an Idiocracy reference… so I’ll just pretend you said “yes” 😀 …

            NO WAY! Me too!!!

          • The66thDopefish

            Actually it was a Simpsons reference, and I messed up anyway

            (“short answer, “yes” with an “if.” Long answer, “no” with a “but.”)

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            This is good advice. For pretty much everything. except exercise. do that now.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            or not at all?

          • MoonStanley
          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            GET FUCKED IF YOU WANT TO AND IF THEY WANT TO AND YOU AREN’T BREAKING ANY LAWS. OR DON’T IT’S NONE OF MY BUSINESS.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            AND IN ANY CASE, DON’T COME HERE AND TALK ABOUT IT.

          • MoonStanley

            why the fuck did you leave??

          • Because of me

          • MoonStanley

            he’s over 18!

      • Rad88

        We all miss you ya bum. And your bum, ya bum

      • The Ungaba

        PHF lives! Hope you are well, bub!

    • “THE” j-b0t

      If we’re going to do that, I’ll touch it up some more and make it a bit more consistent.

      • SouthSideGeno

        #touchitup

      • Rad88

        Is there any way you can put Pens.hockey on the shaft of the stick in the old Sherwood font?

        • SouthSideGeno

          …make it SUREwould?

        • “THE” j-b0t

          probably

    • SouthSideGeno

      New logo? We had an old logo?

  • Rad88

    Gary Clarke Jrs cover of “come together” is pretty rad

    • SouthSideGeno

      I would say it’s pretty ssg….but I’m not a big shot NY doctor

  • I saw that comment SSG and I can only imagine you’re trying to reword it so an elder asian male is involved

  • Rad88

    The pirates have agreed to terms with the Astros to trade Cole. Looking forward to another 60 win season!

    • MoonStanley

      In return, the Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired a location for a Buckaroo’s in the Taint Can.

    • SouthSideGeno

      I KNEW COLE WAS GONNA GET TRADED…wait : /

      • MoonStanley

        The Penguins used to be called the Pirates…

        • SouthSideGeno

          1928-29 PGH Pirates Hawkey team photo…

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17b23ffd1c1a07c44a8e457eb31aff142618bd5dd9643cc4178df9f0c4e4062d.jpg

          That’s me on the bottom right …

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            I’m back there fiddling with the gramophone…

          • MoonStanley

            keep the tunes comin

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge
          • SouthSideGeno

            UNG is the guy in the top middle with the square head : D

          • MoonStanley

            I’m bottom left

          • SouthSideGeno

            Bren looking all dapper in his long coat and topper

          • Rad88

            Back right guy has a third eye, and back left might be Brian dumoulin

          • SouthSideGeno

            Bottom 2nd from left could be TK’s dad?

          • The Ungaba

            I’m not that tall

          • SouthSideGeno

            ; )

          • MoonStanley

            great eyebrows

          • Loran Mann IS the Man

            Is that a Doo Rag?

          • SouthSideGeno

            HNY LMItM…yes, I invented that.
            I never got credit for it though ; (

          • THEcwfutureboy

            Pretty sure that’s Grandpa Munster.

      • Penguin in Houston

        I hope the Astros get him. Gawd, Pirates mgmt./ownership is so pathetic.

    • happyrobot
    • The Andy Pepperqvist

      But they will be able to draft a great player!!

    • THEcwfutureboy

      Houston thanks yinz.

      • Penguin in Houston

        Didn’t happen yet

  • The Ungaba
    • SouthSideGeno

      lol at work

      • The Ungaba

        You’re whale cum!

  • MoonStanley

    been playing a ton of fortnite lately

  • The Ungaba
  • “THE” j-b0t
    • Rad88

      Perfect!

  • PensPointsYourMom

    So I got a new computer at home. I play lots of Microsoft backgammon and spades at work. But my new computer has windows 10 and those games are being phased out by Microsoft. I need a game(s) to play at home. I think I’ve whittled it down to the following criteria, it must be:

    1. Free
    2. Strategy based. (like not 1st person shooters)
    3. Easily stopped/started/paused/saved.
    4. Simple.
    5. Not be social. I don’t mind playing other people, but I don’t want to talk to them.

    I like escape games and empire building games, but I don’t have a ton of time to devote to it. I just need something to occupy 18 minutes between hockey periods, or to do on Saturday morning while I wait for the #terdwerx

    • The66thDopefish

      Minecraft?

      Emulators?

      • PensPointsYourMom

        I don’t understand minecraft

        • The66thDopefish

          See my updated comment

          • PensPointsYourMom

            thanks

          • The66thDopefish

            But, uh, there’s always plenty of things you could download and Civilization V is loads of fun.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            is it free?

          • The66thDopefish

            if you know where to look

          • League of Legends is free

    • “THE” j-b0t

      desktop tower defense

    • agar.io

      • The Ungaba

        WTF did I just do?

        • PensPointsYourMom

          my thoughts exactly…my gen xish braimb doesn’t compute.

          • Does pacman confuse you? You’re a dot and you eat smaller dots and run away from bigger dots. If you want, you can hit spacebar and half yourself so you go faster. Or hit “w” to feed other people and form alliances

          • The Ungaba

            But there are these deranged looking Japanese-ish monster blobs that keep trying to get me. Scary.

          • How do you think I felt on Saturday night?

          • The Ungaba

            Loved, bren. You felt loved.

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          I think I just got a mortgage…

          • Penguin in Houston

            A virtual one or a real one?

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            I guess i’ll find out next time my credit report is updated… XD

      • The Ungaba

        DOGE JUST ATE ME OMG!!!!!!!

        • Penguin in Houston

          TMI

          • The Ungaba

            HE ATE ME AGAIN!!!!!

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            LAY OFF ME, I’M STARVING!

    • The Ungaba

      Risk

      • PensPointsYourMom

        If I wanted to play risk, I’d go bareback on your mom.

        • The Ungaba

          Nice. Good luck getting past all the scabs without that extra protection.

          • THEcwfutureboy

            At least once the scabs are worn down there’s some good lubrication.

    • The Ungaba

      I enjoy Forge Of Empires, which only costs money if you’re a rube. Have to dedicate about 20 mins a day to keep growing.

    • City Skylines

      • It’s not free, it’s 30 bucks, but I think it hits a lot of your categories. Otherwise uh… Starcraft 2?

        • PensPointsYourMom

          thanks

      • The66thDopefish

        Cities: Skylines is also great fun. I haven’t played (read: pirated) it in a while.

        • Penguin in Houston

          Thief

          • The66thDopefish

            Not exactly

    • SouthSideGeno

      I play porn hub. It’s tits!

      • The Ungaba

        Erreyone has to bring their own joystick

  • Penguin in Houston
  • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

    Best part of getting a gym membership = justifying all the clearance “workout clothes” I just bought 😀

    • Penguin in Houston

      That sounds like something a girl would say. Lol

    • Rad88

      I buy clearance workout clothes so I don’t have to use my under armour even though they are technically work out clothes? I’m weird

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge
        • Rad88

          A $9.99 Reebok shirt is better to sweat in than a $29.99 UA shirt that keeps me fresh and cool in public. So fresh and so clean well kinda clean clean

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            I’ve only had $9 Reebok shirts up until this point, so I splurged on some stuff on steepandcheap.com
            I’m guessing I’ll be dissapointed 😀

          • THEcwfutureboy

            $29.99 for a tshirt? Damn, that’s Doctor in Resident money right there!

      • SouthSideGeno

        Nope…I do the same…that UA is too expensive to work out in…I wear it to work instead.

    • SouthSideGeno

      I bet you look devine in yer pink sports bra, brah

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        I do have floppy man-titties… i may have to consider this…

  • purehockeyfan

    I see that the site is still filled with insightful hockey commentary…

    …will admit, missed some of you and your witty commenary. Not all…you know who I’m looking at!

    • Yeah, Ung

      • The Ungaba

        …hey

      • purehockeyfan

        ok, that made my literally laugh out loud.

        • The Ungaba

          You see? We’re the bestest. You know this, deep down.

    • Rad88

      We even have an “interview” with Bob Grove coming up soon! We are going places

    • Penguin in Houston

      Welcome back! You missed our huge blawg meat up in Pittsburgh back in November.

      • purehockeyfan

        Thanks…I am glad to be somewhat back. However, I am waiting to hear to which country Brendan moved since the election as well as whether or not his 401k looks as fabulous as mine does since we’ve been Trumpified.

        • PensPointsYourMom

          The gains in the stock market are solely due the actions of Donald Trump, and nothing else. Cause the market was in the shitter last year…oh, wait. What’s that, you don’t have any money invested in the stock market because you live hand-to-mouth? I’ve got some “trickle” for you, open wide….

          • purehockeyfan

            I see you’re still the same asshole. Your deep, witty comments…mother jokes. I won’t even try and explain economic growth or free markets to you. Go find an easy mind-numbing game.

            Glad to be back.

          • The66thDopefish

            Are you confusing PPYM with Ungaba? Because I think PPYM is being sarcastic

          • The Ungaba

            …hey

          • Penguin in Houston

            Hey

          • SouthSideGeno

            Hey

          • THEcwfutureboy

            Hey-yay-yay. I said Hey. What’s going on?

          • PensPointsYourMom
          • Penguin in Houston

            We got pics with Jimmerson and the Old 29’er!

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Yeah. I’m fucking stupid. If you think you can put it into words I’ll understand, please explain the specific Trump policies that have led to the growth in the market this year.

        • Penguin in Houston

          LMAO!

        • The stock market has been making record highs since the Obama administration. Also my 401k looks average

          • The Ungaba

            GRABS THE POPCORN

          • Penguin in Houston

            Pass me the cheese popcorn

          • LIKE YOUR PENIS

          • You have an average penis

          • Gottem.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I would retort, but you seem to be in the in house expert on other men’s penises, so I’ll defer.

          • purehockeyfan

            My 401k is well above average and rock solid.

            Sorry to hear that yours is sub par Brendan.

          • No I said mine was average. Like your average penis.

          • The66thDopefish

            Yesterday’s conversation: why isn’t Letang in the untradables list
            Today’s conversation: my 401(k) is bigger than yours, and so is my penis

          • My 401k can beat up your 401k

          • The66thDopefish

            I’m gonna tell my financial advisor you said that

          • purehockeyfan

            Letang doesn’t need to be on an untradable list…he will never get the return he’s worth. He’s worth far more to the Pens than any team will provide in a trade.

            My 401k is still bigger and better than Brendan’s

          • We missed you but no one is impressed by your average 401k

          • purehockeyfan

            Is there where I’m supposed to say something like…

            I am the one percent…many ways.

          • You would be in the one percent if you actually had a decent 401k

          • But your 401k is ordinary, so

          • purehockeyfan

            so, are we really comparing penis size now?

          • The Ungaba

            I didn’t think we ever were…

          • Rad88

            I’m so lost

          • The Ungaba

            Just like phf’s 401k, apparently.

          • Rad88

            Dude could probably pay my student loans with it. Okay well maybe half by the time I’m actually finished

          • PensPointsYourMom

            actually lost it, on that one.

    • SouthSideGeno

      *speed dialing shrink….”I know he means me”

  • Rad88
    • purehockeyfan

      EKG Dr. Rad?

      • Rad88

        It’s a pulse at least!

    • Damn, TB’s stats

      • The Ungaba

        Dey be killin’ it, fo sho

        • Rad88

          Easier to win when there aren’t 4-7 games to grind them down and get to the goalie though

          • The Ungaba

            I’m trying to decipher this but I just can’t. Are you saying they haven’t played as many games so Vaselineski is better rested?

          • Rad88

            I’m saying we’ve seen a high flying team sore through the regular season before.

          • The Ungaba

            sore…. soar… I love that mix-up, non mix-up.

          • Rad88

            I got an Amazon fire tablet and the thing is literally changing the words I type. Oh cute, it capitalized Amazon

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            So you’re saying Pens in 6?

      • THEcwfutureboy

        There’s a TB shot now…ask your Dr. Rad if the TB shot is for you.

  • Door_Matt
  • The Ungaba

    Oh, and eff Bren for addicting me to some stupid ‘eat the dots’ game in less time than it takes to tie your own damn shoes jeezus I have to go EAT MORE just killed me again and I MUST MAKE HIM PAY dammit dammit dammit

    • Blame jobberdy for that one actually, they were all playing it last year

    • Rad88

      That has to be Mark Maddens father

      • The Ungaba

        Nah, double M cut him up into tendies long ago.

    • purehockeyfan

      I’m waiting to get on my $675/ month ferry home laughing out loud like a crazy person!

      • The Ungaba

        $675/month? Say what now?

        NYC is a bad joke.

        • PensPointsYourMom

          I think he’s saying his ferry is hella expensive, and therefore he is rich, and Brendan’s joke has no traction.

          • purehockeyfan

            Brendan is funny as always. Not being sarcastic, I enjoyed his wit, just not comparing trump being elected to 9/11

          • The Ungaba

            ABORT ABORT ABORT

          • PensPointsYourMom

            smrt

          • Rad88

            WE DON’T TALK ABOUT ABORTION HERE

          • Door_Matt

            Shhhhh… we call them shmuhsmortions.

        • purehockeyfan

          Ha!! Yeah, me neither. Especially when I get off and climb into my $95k, 510 horsepower Range Rover and head over to the beach.

          • The Ungaba

            Don’t forget to mention your 6 pack abs and hot GF!!!

          • (he’s not being hyperbolic, he’s being serious, he’s stroking his ego like that elderly asian man was stroking his 401k in the shower)

          • PensPointsYourMom

            PHF in the shower too? You better come correct with those pronouns B.

          • Rad88

            your confusion with 401k and penis has me starting to think your company is raping you if

          • PensPointsYourMom

            if….AMAZON *ftfy

          • Rad88

            Fuck this I’m going back to mobile

          • purehockeyfan

            Now that you mention it, I get my six pack abs because instead of spending money on cheap gym close, I built a full gym in my place.

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            clothes* 😀

          • PensPointsYourMom

            so you work out naked?

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            I would be very into this… but not in public.

          • You’re bragging about having money to the wrong person.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            seriously? Shit, I better put a lid on my jelly 😉

  • Rad88

    Hey @purehockeyfan I just remembered I’m pissed at you because you told me to let you know if I moved to New York and needed help. Well I moved to New York and needed help and you bailed before I could ask!!!

    • purehockeyfan

      Let me know what you need! To what part of town did you move?

      • Rad88

        I’m great neck, it was the middle ground since my hospital is in East meadow and my fiancee is in Manhattan

        • The Ungaba

          I mean, I’ve seen your neck. I’d say it’s ‘ok’, but hardly great.

          • Rad88

            Rad is crying

          • UlfSammySon

            Doan listen to him bud, you have a beautiful neck. As magnificent as a swan’s.

        • purehockeyfan

          Seriously, let me know if you need anything. I’m in midtown

          • Rad88

            Will do. Damn, I would’ve hit you up to go the isles game last Friday on my birthday! Had a good time minus Barclays sucking

          • purehockeyfan

            Barclays is terrible. Would have gone. Let’s plan a game next time they are at one of the locals.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    No wonder PHF left and didn’t come back, though honestly I have haven’t seen him here since long before this was #politicsblawg. Yinz are being so hard on him.

    • The Ungaba

      Is this another dick joke?

    • fwiw he came on swinging at me for no real reason and is now bragging about his 401k and salary

      • The Ungaba

        Well it’s fun! I mean, I’m having fun.

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          I make money and buy stuff with it! I’M HAVING FUN!!! 😀

  • UlfSammySon

    This is lame. I’m going to ride Go Karts. Money doesn’t matter, just enjoy your lives.

    • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

      YOU CAN AFFORD TO RIDE GO KARTS?!?!?!?!?

      • UlfSammySon

        Free stock tip. BJ’s work just as good as money.

        • purehockeyfan

          Why can’t you enjoy money, go karts AND BJs?

          • Rad88

            Now that’s a head on collision

          • The Ungaba

            DO NOT GET A BJ IN A GO-KART

            Just sayin

    • But if I make money and I’m still not happy then how can I be happy if not bragging about that money that didn’t make me happy?

    • Rad88

      Hey you! Do you ever record drums at home at all? I may have some tracks that have robo drums on them but need real ones someday

      • UlfSammySon

        I could be into that. Let’s talk another time. You have my email?

        • Rad88

          I’ll get it from you, enjoy the carts!

          • UlfSammySon

            You check the blog email? I’ll shoot one there.

          • Rad88

            Yeah I get paid enough to operate that one

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        We got a studio you can lay down some tracks in here in H-burg. Swing by anytime 😀

      • PensPointsYourMom

        shhh…don’t let b0t hear you say that.

  • The Ungaba

    Sid. No Kessel.

    Fucking

    Kris

    Letang

    https://www.nhl.com/fans/all-star/rosters

    • hahahahahahahah

    • PensPointsYourMom

      there is no reason in this world…

      • This is like the John Scott pick right?

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          can they force him out and replace him this time though?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Its all rigged, you won’t convince me otherwise, its about getting asses in seats, there is no other rational explanation.

        • Rad88

          Nice, used it on the tweets

    • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

      fuggin yinzers… they probably tried to write in Fleury for the Metropolitan captain as well…

    • PensPointsYourMom

      If I think about though, Letang deserves it as much or more than Trotz, so I’ll call it wash.

      • purehockeyfan

        Deserves it more than Sid if you exclude the past week.

        • The Ungaba

          And with that I remember just how much fun it can be having you in here again.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I don’t mind Sid on the roster, he’s the captain of the 2 time SC winner, and the best player in the game, yes still. He’s also missed a bunch of them due to injury, so I get Sid. Letang makes 0 sense, unless you’re a 16 year old who write poetry and aspires to be a dolphin veterinarian/singer songwriter.

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            QUIT READING MY HIGH SCHOOL JOURNAL PPYM

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Quit leaving it in your locked dresser!

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          ok, the experiment is a failure…
          I need a blimb to aisle PHF for a ban-hammer… 😀

  • The Ungaba

    https://twitter.com/NHL/status/951197674388246529

    Un-fucking-believable how stupid the NHL is.

    • purehockeyfan

      Just silly. I’m so over the 3v3 gimmick as well

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Nope.

        • purehockeyfan

          Not for the all star game. Lame.

          Also, in regular games there’s way too much circling and taking the puck back to the d zone.

          Just my opinion. I’m not attacking you or Brendan. Hehe

          • The Ungaba

            In regular games, that happens a few times, but they get back up ice so fast it doesn’t really matter.

            Also the Pens are literally the best 3v3 team so you do NOT take this away from them, dammit!

          • PensPointsYourMom

            That’s what makes it fun, well not that part, but the possession should lead to an A+ scoring chance.

            I tend to think its a little wasted on the All star game, but I’d rather that than players trying to make silly plays with less room on the ice.

          • purehockeyfan

            At first it was like that, now they just hold the puck. There was a game recently that the Pens were buzzing then the other team, forgot who, held the puck until the final seconds and made one last rush.

      • The Ungaba

        OH HELL NO!

        3v3 is the one damn thing the NHL has done RIGHT!!!

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          They need a summer league of young/non-nhl-starter players playing 3v3. I know it makes no sense developmentally, but I would pay to see it for SURE.

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            OH SHIT DID I JUST CREATE A HOCKEY LEAGUE?

          • The Ungaba

            We could all drive our go-karts over to check it out.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I can’t, I wrecked it getting a BJ

          • The Ungaba

            So did Rad perform your penile replacement surgery?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Frk no. takes that dude 3.5 hours to repair a hernia.

          • Rad88

            As a kid I was obsessed with trying to build my own go-kart. I tried using every rusted lawn mower engine I found in the junk yard in my woods. They were never go-karts though on account of not having the go part

        • I’d be cool with the whole game being 3v3

          • PensPointsYourMom

            maybe not every game, but like 1 game month, sure.

          • I think it’d have to be like, 3 periods of 5 minutes each or something to not get too tiring, but obviously that’s a whole new game at that point

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            I would love to see ONE 60min game 3v3.

    • Why are all the captions “tampa bay”?

      • Rad88

        Location of the game, answers your question but doesn’t really answer it

        • Makes sense in the top left, but it looks like everyone here plays for Tampa Bay (I WISH)

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            The designer didn’t feel like altering the decorative border from the top so he mirrored it and felt compelled to add text in the blank space.
            I’m 69% sure of this.

          • The Ungaba

            nice

          • SouthSideGeno

            Jagoff artist type

          • SouthSideGeno

            FRKEN TRAITOR

    • PensPointsYourMom

      What did Phil do? Did he bang Bettman’s daughter or something? Makes no sense.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Ok. I think its a winger problem. There are only 6 forwards, and three are natural centers. So of the remaining wingers, 8 has to go, which leaves to spots. But each team has to send a rep too. So I can see how Phil got left out, I guess, esp. with Boychuk and De Haan hurt on D for the Isles. Still, Phil should be going.

      • Penguin in Houston

        He’s not a Phildo.

    • Door_Matt

      Seriously? Grab-ass Giroux is in over The Phil!? Ridiculous.

      • The Ungaba

        Girwho actually is having a good year

        *runs away*

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          plus needed another center. Fug him doh!

        • Penguin in Houston

          He really is…So literal! Ha!

    • Penguin in Houston

      LeBang!? This year!?

  • purehockeyfan

    To show I’m the “bigger man” I want to publicly apologize to Brendan. I was truly joking, mostly.

    • The66thDopefish

      Awwww that’s adorbs

      • purehockeyfan

        Right? I feel warm inside.

        Goddamn snow flakes. Jk

        • The Ungaba

          Unplug the toy before it gets too hot!

          • purehockeyfan

            $675/ mo doesn’t buy that kind of service.

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            Right, the “King of Service” package cost $969 ;D

          • The Ungaba

            … .69

            Nice

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I would have gone with himpaste, but to each his own.

    • I already publicly apologized to you a few times, which is why I was so confused why you came out swinging today. Regardless, same here. Just to prove i’m the average sized man

      • The Ungaba

        Oh knock it off you morons you’re both pretty.

        But I still have better hair.

        • purehockeyfan

          You’re. Not your.

          • The Ungaba

            YOU’RE a dik

          • PensPointsYourMom

            you’re welcome.

          • The Ungaba

            you’re *whale cum

            ftfy

          • purehockeyfan

            Ugh

      • purehockeyfan

        I honestly wasn’t swinging. I just made my point about why I left. Look, not to over share, but…I was scheduled to be at a conference at the Windows on the Workd on 9/11. The day before, my boss—a great guy—asked if I would be offended if he took my slot. The rest is history. You comment may have been insensitive, my reaction was overly emotional.

        • Word, I saw you say something like that and I’m glad you’re still with us and wish you didn’t have to go through that all that horrible shit. I can’t even imagine what that’s like. I wish you well.

          From the same perspective, I distinctly remember that day not only because Trump but also because it was extremely dreary outside, that day was the day (or one of the days in a chain of days) where I found out my dad had to go through a few insane heart surgeries of which only had a 50% success rate (failure = death). So I wasn’t 100% either.

          Hope you’ve been doing well

        • The Ungaba

          OK, so that would do it. Yikes.

          I worked with a guy at Deloitte in a very similar situation. He lived in Staten Island and was coming in late. Got off the train as the first one was hit.

          He now lives in Atlanta.

  • purehockeyfan

    Rad—did you post pics from the game as well as who attended?

    • The Ungaba

      We don’t name names, unless you named your own name. And I don’t even remember some names.

      Lots of pics, though. Including with Bourque and Jimmerson.

      • purehockeyfan

        I meant screen name.

        Did you go?

        • The Ungaba

          Oh, in that case…

          Finn was the star. SSG, Rad, Bren, MoonSloth, Doge, Jovi, gutsgonebad, Penguin in Houston, Coach Vlad, randy, Ulfiesamuelson, jagrmeister, j-b0t, el wray

          I think that’s it – sorry if I missed someone! Significant others (for some) attended as well, along with Rad’s entire fucking family for whatever reason. 🙂

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Why is Ovechkin the captain?

    • The Ungaba

      Biggest assbag gets the prize?

      • purehockeyfan

        Wow. What a showing. You didn’t add names to pictures. All I can tell is Phil Bourque and who I assume is SSG. Who is that trying to destroy the Lemieux statue? Haha

        Wrong stream. Sorry

        • MoonStanley

          Lemieux said we had a small 401K… you see how that worked out for him

          • purehockeyfan

            So it was you??? Ha!

          • MoonStanley

            psshht. with my six-pack, I could have ripped the stick from his hands!

          • PensPointsYourMom

            not with those close you couldn’t

          • PPYM open your eyes, because right now they’re clothes.

          • MoonStanley

            lol

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            Almost spit my $7 coffee all over my immaculate 3-monitor display setup XD

        • Penguin in Houston

          Randy was there too. I’m the lady in front of the Ole 29er.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Lady…can you pass the gravy?

        • SouthSideGeno
    • Because of his notorious reputation as being a great captain

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Ok. That was where I was coming from, just needed some confirmation.

    • Penguin in Houston

      Cuz he’s captain of the diks!

    • Dj_Taktix

      The “C” stands for consolation prize…

  • Dj_Taktix

    #KesselWasRobbed

  • SouthSideGeno

    This league is so fucking wrong.

    How in the fuck did Kessel NOT make the All Star game?
    How in the fuck did LeTang make the All Star game?

    JOK

    • It’s based on personality and looks

      • SouthSideGeno

        Well that certainly explains Trotz.

        • Torts was busy so they rearranged some letters

    • happyrobot

      Kessel was number 13 on the list

      • SouthSideGeno

        So he got Bone-ninoed

      • The Great Bambino

        Tanger should bow out

    • The Great Bambino

      Letang made it! Hahahahaha. It’s rigged.

      • SouthSideGeno

        total collusion …chel was hacked

    • Wheeler is FUCKED

    • The Andy Pepperqvist

      Sabres suck so bad at hockey, they are running football plays.

  • Rad88

    Does benching a guy like Seabrook really do anything? Like if Letang was benched do you really think he will think about it and change his playing habits? Elite players know they aren’t playing well, if it was a matter of not playing a game and then switching it on they would. I think it’s silly to bench a 34 year old man to “get his game back”

    • “THE” j-b0t

      Not when he’s a stupid lazy overpaid idiot.

    • The Great Bambino

      I remember Tanger saying that it was good to get the prospective from the press box because it made of him think of things he could change. But he may have just said that as BS.

      • SouthSideGeno

        He’s having a shitty year…if he’s retained perhaps he can turn it around to help us into the playoffs and then find his shaft again . I gotta think he want’s to make up for missing basically all of last season.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    CHI got Duclair

    • The Andy Pepperqvist

      Meh

      • PensPointsYourMom

        the price was too steep

        • The66thDopefish

          The Bhawks got Clendening! Coyotes got fleeced

          • SouthSideGeno

            When are WE gonna fleece a beotch?

  • SouthSideGeno

    I put the ref helmut cam right up there with 3v3 OT play.

    • PensPointsYourMom

      its really fun, but not as fun as 3v3

      • SouthSideGeno

        It makes me feel like I’m on the ice.
        Wouldn’t want to watch the entire game like that though.

  • SouthSideGeno

    Jeebus Henry Chryst is Mikey Muleberriez horrible as a game announcer or frken wut?

  • SouthSideGeno

    Now PeeAir has butt cancer.
    Must be a ton of ramrodding going on over there in that NBCSN Hockey squad.
    ouch

  • SouthSideGeno

    Did yinz jagoffs all go to bed early?

    FIGHT ME

    • UlfSammySon

      You drop yer gloves first.

      • SouthSideGeno

        I just dropped em…wut r u wearin : D

        • UlfSammySon

          Just my nightie… 😉

          • SouthSideGeno

            Ulf from Farm State?

          • UlfSammySon

            At your service!

          • SouthSideGeno

            This bi-week shit is turning me…bi

          • UlfSammySon

            Move to Pittsburgh

          • SouthSideGeno

            Butt my bidet is here in Philthy…It would miss me

          • UlfSammySon

            You can use mine. Friends share.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Your squirts vodka too…right?

          • UlfSammySon

            Grey Goose. HONK!

    • Finn Bonzalez
      • SouthSideGeno

        lol
        izat a shadow poop animal?

        • Finn Bonzalez

          That’s BS in New Zealand Sign Language

          • SouthSideGeno

            You getting ready to go to workiez?

          • Finn Bonzalez

            I am not going. I’ve got the fever. Nothing that a po’ boy can do.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Damn…you serious…you gotz da flu herbiez?

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Something like that.

          • SouthSideGeno

            it took me 6 weeks to beat that shit this past holiday season.
            Good luck…hope your fin feels better soon.
            When you feel bad I feel bad

  • SouthSideGeno

    “You have to get your team to produce from the backend” – Colby Armstromg
    #HP

  • JakeHK

    lol @ letang on the all star team

  • PensPointsYourMom
    • PensPointsYourMom

      PH’s Fata vs Tangradi made the cut.