Gameday 27: Buffing Up

The Penguins are back in action after a nice three day break that was filled with Evgeni Malkin healing his wounds and Ian Cole getting traded to the KHL. The last time we saw the Penguins Sidney Crosby was further cementing his legacy as the highest scorer in Flyers history a few nights after thoroughly handling Tampa. The last time we saw Buffalo was November 14th, a 5-4 OT victory by Pittsburgh, an overtime goal that saved the Penguins from losing three straight games and you from losing a lot of brain cells. Since that game Buffalo has Buffaloed going 1-6-0 with their only win coming against Edmonton. As if the record wasn’t bad enough the Sabres have failed to score a goal in each of their last two games (3-0 loss to Montreal on 11/25 and a 2-0 loss to Tampa on 11/28) making their last goal a Kyle Okposo tally with 51 seconds left in their tilt with Edmonton, also known as 120:09 of scoreless hockey.

There isn’t much to talk about concerning Buffalo and their race for a high lottery pick so we will turn our focus TO the Penguins:

Tristan Jarry: With the injury to Matt Murray being labeled as “week to week” the Penguins are turning to Tristan Jarry as the man in net. It was noted on The Athletic that Jim Rutherford has said that he is not actively looking for a goaltender as he feels Jarry is ready to handle this situation. My two cents, which due to inflation are worthless, is that throwing your trust into Jarry is the right move to make because it lets you assess where he is and it keeps you from making a trade with no leverage in your favor.

Ian Cole: So unless you’ve been on an internet vacation you’re probably aware that the Penguins have scratched Ian Cole for like 20 straight games. Every media member has speculated that there is a trade coming. The organization has said all the standard things organizations say when there is a trade coming, “you guys are looking into it too much,” “he’s an important part of our team,” “these things happen.” My assessment is that if the team is trading Cole then it is for something worthwhile considering they just saw how tough it is to win without Kris Letang in the playoffs, and given Letang’s history of more breaks than a highway at rush hour it’s possible they will have to do it again. It was reported that Cole has had to have his stitches replaced almost every game due to repeatedly getting hit in the face, so this could all be letting his mouth heal also, which would be hilarious for Pittsburgh media.

Evgeni Malkin: Malkin has also been injured and somehow this didn’t result in Rob Rossi writing a column that a Malkin-Cole package deal was in the works. All signs point to Geno returning tonight.

Daniel Sprong: Rumors flying by those in the know is that Daniel Sprong will not be called up anytime soon (barring some kind of injury) due to him still needing to hone his defensive skills. In other words when the Penguins post their lineup on Twitter tonight please go to the person that tweets “call up Sprong!!!!!” and tell them no.

The 6-15-4 Buffalo Sabres, the team with the roster that supports the record. The team has 4.5 players on their top 6, their third line center is a 6 games played NHL veteran, and their defense is mostly responsible for their 16 points. The team is rumored to be shopping around their top offensive player Evander Kane (12 goals, 11 assists) who will make a solid rental player for someone at the trade deadline. The Penguins should get their first look at their center depth since the Riley Sheahan trade if Evgeni Malkin does in fact return (Rowney broke his hand before Sheahans first game). Sheahan currently has points in 5 of his last 6 games and I would’ve been a bit hesitant to remove the two wingers that have helped him get the ball rolling. He’s had very good success with Guentzel and Kessel and I don’t see the harm in having Malkin play with Hagelin and Rust for the time being if it means the team could start having 3 threatening scoring lines.

I put Ian Cole in the lineup because why not? Obviously if he is scratched again then it will be Ruhwedel in his place and at that point I will agree that he is most likely being traded. Other than that the defense should be straight forward with Jarry between the pipes with DeSmith going tomorrow night against Buffalo.

Guentzel is back with Evgeni Malkin, and that could be deadly tonight. Following a 6 game scoreless drought that saw Guentzel get benched in-game and TOI cut down between October 24th through November 2nd Guentzel has flicked a switch, notching 8 goals and 2 assists in the following 11 games. 5 of his 8 goals in that span have come in the last 4 games, a stretch that has resulted in Guentzel being tied with Phil Kessel has team co-leaders in goals with 11. One of the most pleasing things for the organization during this stretch is that Guentzel has been scoring at both even strength and on the powerplay, and the bulk of it has been without being on a line with Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby. With a healthy Malkin ready to shine tonight you would be foolish not to want to watch every shift that line takes tonight.

Final Word:

This is a home and home with the two teams playing again tomorrow night back in Pittsburgh which sets up a prime opportunity for the Penguins to take advantage of their lesser opponent and potentially win 3 games in a row for just the second time this year. The last time these two met the Penguins played a sloppy game that they were able to get out of in overtime, however if the team plays like they did against Tampa and for the last 2/3s of the Flyers game then this shouldn’t be close. All eyes are on Jarry tonight as the starter, the hopeful return of Malkin to the lineup, and the potential 3 game winning streak with a chance to make it 4 against the same team tomorrow. One game at a time, the Penguins have to take care of the basement mildew that resides in Buffalo tonight. Tonight is the free game of the night on nhl.tv so just go to www.nhl.tv and click on it to watch!

  • Finn Bonzalez

    The doctor is in.
    The doctor is good.
    Thanks RAD.
    Hi cat!

    • Rad88

      The doctor is around.
      The doctor is meh.
      Thanks Finn

      • Ungaba

        In all seriousness, are you planning on taking one or two of these off? I’m sure we can cover for you here if the stress is too much.

        You know you already do too much for us as it is. 🙂

        • Rad88

          To be perfectly honest when DopeFish tells me he can’t do a game I just copy my tpb post and modify it a little so the work isn’t bad. I’m only on hour 52 for the week at the moment so it’s all good

          • Ungaba

            So…. we’re SECOND FIDDLE TO TPB??!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?

            It’s like I don’t even know you.

          • Rad88

            Technically dope is supposed to be doing these here, and I put all my work into the recaps which are my favorite part anyways, and for those I always give this site my full. They asked me to do a few recaps there and I didn’t because I was working on a good one for here.

          • Ungaba

            Do not worry – I’m 100% messing with you. As I said, we’re lucky to have you sacrifice so much of your time for us already.

          • MoonStanley

            It’s nearly a complete copy-paste. I feel dirty

          • SouthSideGeno

            …well

          • PensPointsYourMom

            me too, but not because of that.

  • Zooker

    The Cole thing confuses me a bit. I would think you’d still try to get some value from him while you still have him (ie – when the team is not being too responsible defensively, sitting one of your truly defensive defensemen seems strange). In regard to the idea they’re just letting him heal, they knew there were extended breaks coming, and why not just make him keep the full shield for a while. Maybe they’re letting him heal so they can trade him?…

    • Rad88

      I don’t understand any of it. My only reason for leaning towards healing is that it’s hard to get these players wear half shields let alone full cages, so maybe he refuses to wear it which seems stupid. But healthy scratching a guy for 3 games is usually not done regardless of a trade

      • Zooker

        Very reasonable point and one I hadn’t really considered. But even then, that doesn’t seem like it would rise to the level of being a state secret, where Sully and Co would roll out the full obfuscation plan. But hey, there’s hockey tonight!! ‘Bout damn time..

        • Rad88

          I can’t grasp the situation at all and Brendan doesn’t pay me enough to fly up and ask Sully myself, so all I can do is get excited that hockey is back

          • Ungaba

            In semi-related news, MM has a blog. As expected, it sucks.

            But he posits that because Hunwick hasn’t been good on his off-hand, there’s a log-jam at Left D. I guess that could be true.

          • Rad88

            Haha yeah I love his blog, because he says all blogs suck

    • Ungaba

      Dudes hate the shield, so that was probably his call to make. It’s like dogs with those cone things…

      And yeah, healing him up for a trade seems plausible.

      Right now, it could be anything. He could get traded in an hour or a month and neither would surprise me.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        I hate the shield too, I can’t feel anything when I wear it.

        • SouthSideGeno

          Me 3…Like wearin a raincoat on a sunny day…
          #Low-manshield

  • happyrobot

    Did the url for this change or something? I can’t access the page from the address saved in my browser. I had to go through my disqus history to get here.

  • axelflow

    I finally saw the photos of the reunion. It looks like so much fun! Hopefully next time I’ll be able to join you.

    • Ungaba

      As has been established, the person travelling the furthest sets the schedule. Let me know when you want to try to catch a game and I can get the ball rolling with my Ticket Master (see what I did there?).

      Let’s Do It Again!!!

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        And I’ll be there this time!!!!

        • UlfSammySon

          Yayyyy!

      • Rad88

        The lady and I have already talked about setting aside extra money starting in January so we can fly up and stay for a few days next year

      • axelflow

        Thanks bro! I’ll keep that in mind. I really want to visit Pittsburgh, I have Falling Water in Ohiopyle in my bucket list.

        • UlfSammySon

          It’s a pretty cool house. Come anytime!

  • SouthSideGeno

    HAHAHA…100% this

    https://soundcloud.com/turboruub/bonzcast-ep-1

    Jimothy…lol

  • Midnight Rider

    Hai, Doc!

    McKegg > Rowney.

    • PensPointsYourMom

      Woof. The kinds of judgment calls that are ugly either way.

      • Midnight Rider

        Well, when the wingarz are Reaves and Kuhnhackl, I suppose it doesn’t matter much.

        • Midnight Rider

          Just dress 9 Dmen every game. Can Letang play wing?

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            I’m wondering if he can even play defense.

          • Midnight Rider

            that was the joke

          • SouthSideGeno

            I’ve always wanted to find out

          • cwfutureboy

            Shit, he pretty much DOES. He’s on the blue line as much as he is the goal line.

        • Rad88

          Kuhnhackl-McKegg-Archibald would score a goal within 3 games if given at least 8 minutes in each of those games

          • Midnight Rider

            I’d like to find out if that’s true.

      • Rad88

        I can’t decide. I think McKegg would benefit if he played 8 minutes a night instead of being limited to 6 and 4 of them being with Reaves.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    “Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has let teams know that forward Iiro Pakerinen is available for trading.”

    Quit wasting everyone’s time Pete. News flash, Josh Archibald is available for trading too. A marginal NHLer past his peak years, with limited scoring ability is a player you can live without? C’mon. Quit trying to convince the rest of the league that “dry humping feels just as good” and just take your pants off already.

    • SouthSideGeno

      *Batman scores from the pantsoff …ummm, faceoff circle ; )

    • Penguin in Houston

      LMAO

  • Ungaba

    Archieballs dahn to WBS, which makes sense.

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Nice guy. Tries hard. Loves the game.

      • Ungaba

        Poor dude has only played 2 games all season, for either team. Needs to play hawkey.

    • Rad88

      Wbs has threefer this weekend too so it’s a great opportunity to get him in games and then bring back up

  • PensPointsYourMom

    “Bonz in Sleve Show” ftfy

    • SouthSideGeno

      Y.W.C.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Roy Moore should change his campaign song to P.Y.T. Get his trollz in.

    • MoonStanley

      Kimmel destroyed him

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Didn’t see it.

      • I hate Kimmel anymore, dude cried of Cecil the Lion

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          and health care

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            and vegas

        • MoonStanley

          RIP Harambe

    • Penguin in Houston

      He should have his dik ripped off.

      • Ungaba

        Yeah, he definitely sucks and shouldn’t get in.

        I just hate the double standard. Why isn’t Franken being pressured to leave? There’s hard evidence of his creepiness.

        Politics sucks.

        • Penguin in Houston

          He needs to go. Conyers needs to go and on and on.
          #disgustingpigs

          • Ungaba

            Simple, right?

            Also, it has been brought to light that there is a taxpayer fund that these scum have been using to settle claims. So we are paying them to not only do their job, but to prey on people and then settle out of court. All without their names being exposed in the process!!!!!!!! How is this a thing that is allowed to happen?

          • Penguin in Houston

            Dickhead politicians scamming the public for centuries now

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Cause congress makes the rules to govern its own conduct.

          • Penguin in Houston

            We need an outside tribunal.
            #offwiththeirheads

          • Ungaba

            That’s supposed to be the job of the ‘free press’. And everyone sees how well that is going.

          • Penguin in Houston

            Yep and they think they’re true journalists.

          • Ungaba

            And the press, our ‘watchdogs’, cover up the stuff they agree with and expose that with which they don’t. So it’s always a half-truth that we get to see.

            It’s so disheartening to watch.

          • Penguin in Houston

            Last good newsman in our lifetime was Cronkite.

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            What’s worse, they can completely control the minds and the votes. They are the biggest threat to democracy, on both sides.

          • Ungaba

            Conyers (D) has been in office 52 years, virtually unopposed. Why? Thad Cochran (Who? (R)) has been in office for 44 years. Who are those people and why are they allowed to stick around so long? Makes me sick.

          • Andy Pepperqvist
          • Ungaba

            Wow, that’s fantastic! #fireemall

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Isn’t the take away that the Legislative and executive branches can be supplanted by an administrative government without any damage to the economy? Arguing for a purely administrative state is leftist AF.

          • Ungaba

            Wouldn’t it be libertarian AF? Since they can’t make any rules that infringe upon constitutional rights?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            The FCC is in constant of tension with the 1st Amendment, e.g. television censorship.
            The EPA likewise pitted against property rights, e.g. land use, mountain top removal, etc.
            The NSA and TSA are already pushing the limits of constitutional search.

            I’m sure there are others. But the difference in the US is that the agencies are (supposedly) accountable to congress and the president. Not sure I favor removing that accountability, even if its token accountability.

            There is a government in Spain, just not at the legislative or executive levels. There is actually a good argument for moving to a more administrative state, but its not an argument for less government.

          • Ungaba

            Fair enough, and I appreciate your explanation.

            Also, fuck the government.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            My issue is that that congress has rigged the game so that longevity = more power. Thus convincing the public to continue to elect the same shitbags over and over again. All while they kowtow to the whims of special interests that make them incredibly wealthy. Our elected officials are no longer truly accountable to their constituents at the federal level. I say term limits for everyone. EVERYONE!! The founding fathers did not want to be in government forever, it was never meant to be a career. Why should we allow it now.

          • Ungaba

            Dilly fucking dilly, bro!

          • Ungaba

            I spoke flippantly, but that is very well said and I 100% agree with you. POTUS and Senators should get ONE 6 year term, and that’s it. Reps should be maybe two 3 year terms, max. 6 years total for any elected official. That way they don’t have time to get so corrupt.

            It may not resolve the problem but it’s a start.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            If there isn’t an incentive to take money for re-elections, there is no incentive to act at the behest of the people who gave you that money. It would be a big start. Unfortunately, the people who it “hurts” are the people who would have approve it.

        • SouthSideGeno

          Trump has been accused 16 times of sexual harassment of women…and the BUS VIDEO???
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/589e8fdfa69a7eadfbb2a8683ee140190840bf04027a2d0c71d7715754241578.gif

          • Ungaba

            The bus video just proves he’s a dirt bag.

            As for those other accusations, they should ALL be investigated. Though it was curious how quickly some of them appeared and went away just before the election…

            Here’s the thing – if any of those scumbags do that stuff, they should go, regardless of who they are or where they work. Period.

          • Midnight Rider

            Oh it’s much worse than sexual harassment. Look up the Katie J interview (or don’t, it’s truly despicable).

          • SouthSideGeno

            #theyallneedtogoaway

        • Zooker

          You could send all 535 to the trash bin, and it would only be a good start. Sick of people who only want the job rather than to do the job. Find 500+ people with simple common sense and actual success in an assortment of pertinent backgrounds, and things would be better. Between that and getting the general pop to stop being such a batch of suckers for whatever BS “news” source they watch/read.. #sorryfortherant

          • Ungaba

            Amen. There’s no easy answer, either.

            Luckily, HOCKEY!!!

          • Zooker

            Fuckin’- A, Cotton! FUCKING AAAA.

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • SouthSideGeno

    #sadpornstache

  • SouthSideGeno

    @andypeppep:disqus
    F-league question for you…if a player is in the UTIL slot is their scoring tabulated any differently that a player in a ‘live’ slot?

  • Penguin in Houston

    Whut!? Noooooooo!

  • Ungaba

    Does anyone else find it just a little bit odd that more and more people are publically defecating?

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/11/30/pooping-amazon-home-sacramento-video/

    Seriously, WTF?????

  • Rad88
    • Finn Bonzalez

      Senators are fun?

      • Rad88

        But only by 0.25

        • randy

          I’m reading dull / fun as the vertical axis, which they would be considered (based on this chart) to be the “funnest” second only to “us”

          • Rad88

            I think it’s a quadrant instead of an axis, once you’re in your quadrant that’s that, I assume this because Arizona is not fun hahaha

          • randy

            It’s a plot on a dual spectrum, so it’s factoring two sets of data, so a team isn’t just fun, or lucky, but a mix of the two. The key is that it’s on a spectrum, not an absolute, with Boston and Nashville being closest to a balanced PDO (for what it’s worth)

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I read it as the axis making and X shape. Randy is right, its two sets of data, so TOR for example is very fun and a little unuckly. PIT is very unluckly a mostly fun. The Flyers are lucky and dull. I think I’m saying the same thing as Randy.

          • Ungaba

            But, since you said it again, it’s twice that it has been said, so that makes it the second time.

      • Penguin in Houston

        Nope, totally boring.

      • Ungaba

        Only insofar as a higher shooting percentage is ‘fun’.

    • randy

      We’re off the chart. Woo! That’s really positive though because we’ve maintained a winning record and can only go up from there. Our luck will improve.

      • Rad88

        Precisely. If this team normalizes to the mean it’s going to take 20+ games to do so which makes for some very fun hockey coming up

        • PensPointsYourMom

          unless its a 200 game sample to normalize in which case Imma need a hot bath and some razors.

          • randy

            I want 1000 game sample size and they only metric I’m concerned about is who has won the most playoff games. And that would be us by a wide margin thanks to Chi being swept last year and us going to the dance four times.

          • Ungaba

            #onlywinsmatter

    • SouthSideGeno
  • Penguin in Houston
  • Andy Pepperqvist

    I have a small oil leak in my car that leaves a saucer-sized stain in my driveway each evening. Has anyone used Lucas Stop Leak? My dad swears by it, but I’m not sure if I should bite the bullet and take it into the shop.

    • Door_Matt

      Not a mechanic, but I’ve heard most of those types of things end up ruining more than they fix. I had a similar problem in an old Volvo which was eventually identified as a crack in the engine block.

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        This started immediately after an oil change where I switched to synthetic. I really hope its not anything more than a seal.

        • Zooker

          Might just be that the oil pan drain plug needs to be tightened/resealed. I am also leery of aftermarket products – the commercials/demos always make it look easy, but I’m the guy that would get more of it on everything else an not the leaky part..

        • SouthSideGeno

          My $$$ is on a bad gasket or lose bolt….get under there with a spanner and tighten em , JUST
          A LIL BIT to see if you can stop it. Look around the the edges of the gasket to see if it’s originating there, if it is take it back to where you had the work done and get them to have a look…then, fuk them up…after they fix it.

    • SouthSideGeno

      I’ve used it and others in small motors …generators and lawn movers and have had minimal success, but if this is a vehicle you depend on …have it fixed.

      • Sleve_The_HawtDoge

        Yeah, go to the shop. If its something they can fix easy it’s best to do it now instead of putting what amount to more sludge into your engine that you’ll never get back out.

  • JakeHK

    Have the pens had a hat trick this year?
    If no, im calling one tonight or tomorrow

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Not yet

      • Ungaba

        Oh shit. This is no good.

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          Yeah, I’ve heard they’re pretty unlucky.

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • Jovi

      Ummmmm, so this is what you guys talk about in your man caves.

      • Finn Bonzalez

        Extra stiff. Never break.

        Get out of mah braimb!

        • Jovi

          Great lines that should be shirts:
          – I’m Skore
          – Gurls luv
          – Extra stiff. Never break.

          • Finn Bonzalez

            – And the probing continues

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Or collarbone tattoos

          • Jovi

            ???

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Collarbone or tattoo?

          • Jovi

            I have no clue what you are referencing

      • SouthSideGeno

        Minze is made of WOOD…bout 3-4 hundy I’d say, moar like steel ; )

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        Honestly, yes. With more profanity.

  • Jovi

    @ mooney or j-bot (I forgot who told me about “The Room”)

    https://youtu.be/ZWHks8F6sUo

    • Finn Bonzalez
      • Jovi

        I can! I couldn’t sit through the whole thing. I skipped ahead a lot. It was like awful lines, sex scene, laughing; awful lines, sex scene, laughing, ect

    • Ungaba

      “So bad it’s good” is not something for me. That’s just ‘so bad it’s bad’ in my eyes.

      • Finn Bonzalez
      • Sleve_The_HawtDoge

        It’s more of the train wreck scenario, it’s hard to look away. I think the more you care about the intricacies of the craft of filmmaking, the more intense this impulse is. As I’ve grown older and often just want to be entertained instead of think and analyze, I’m less interested in watching “bad” movies. I still get why people love them though, and the room will always hold a special place in my heart, or maybe my bowels… also the original MST3Ks are kick-azz and so I like making fun of bad movies too 😀

  • Jovi

    Ooooooooo, I understand now. Tattoo these lines on their collarbones.

  • Midnight Rider

    Oh hai Mark 😉

    • Finn Bonzalez

      I did naht!

  • Jovi

    sorry, I had to re-read the conversation. got lost in translation.

  • Jovi

    Watched justice league yesterday. Not as bad as I thought it would be. Definitely some problems where the direct was like, ‘I don’t know how to end this scene, so I’m just not gonna try’

    • Finn Bonzalez

      These ensemble films seem to be a bit troubled anyway, butt DC also just dropped Khal Drogo and Robot into it without much of an introduction… and I’m just who are these people? Why do they hang out with Bats?

      • Jovi

        Drogo I didn’t really need a back story for but Drone-boy, yeah that was random. It was also convenient too: Oh look, I can hotwire a car; oh look you need me to locate people; oh look, i will describe the space-time-continuum while properly cooking a thanksgiving turkey. What was I before this, a football player.

        • Ungaba

          Sounds like a movie I can safely skip!

          • Jovi

            It was a humorous movie and not in a negative way. I would say, if you can see it for cheap, go.

        • Finn Bonzalez

          And the whole final act was completely pointless, without any sense of suspense…

        • Finn Bonzalez

          I knew of Batman, Superman, John McClane and Spider-Man growing up. So most these characters are kinda new to me. Sure people talk about them on the free web butt it’s not quite the same.

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    I bailed halfway through Pearl Harbor. Michael Bay’s version was somehow worse than the actual one.

    • Jovi

      ouch, wow.

  • Ungaba

    https://twitter.com/malkin71_/status/936560579866656768

    HOW DID WE NOT TALK ABOUT THIS YET????

    • PensPointsYourMom

      “We” did.

    • Midnight Rider

      We did, Finn posted them yesterday.

      • Midnight Rider

        And PPYM posted the older ones.

        • Ungaba

          Oh. Well… um… so yeah, hiya guys! What’s up?

          I like turtles!

          • Finn Bonzalez
          • Ungaba

            Wow, now I like them even more!

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            Which one was the yellow one?

          • Midnight Rider

            Da Pixburgh one

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            “Warhol” the Pittsburgh Ninja Turtle

          • Ungaba

            Fun fact about Warhol: he hated Pittsburgh. Couldn’t wait to leave and didn’t want to come back.

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            It’s always cool to trash your hometown.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Also, his “art” is stupid.

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            Word

          • Jovi

            Didn’t know he was Pitt. I learned something new today

          • Ungaba

            We got a museum and erreystuffs!

            Not that I’ve been or plan to go. See below for PPYM’s comment about his ‘art’, which I 100% agree with.

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Philthrillo

          • Sleve_The_HawtDoge

            Leotelardo

    • Ungaba

      In other news, it’s $1.99

      As a rule, I don’t pay for apps. I’m guessing I’m not the only one?

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        Don’t get Golf Clash

        • Ungaba

          You’ve so advised me in the past. If it’s not free, don’t worry.

          If it is free…. I am again tempted.

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            It IS free.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Do get the FAP APP

      • Finn Bonzalez

        I’ve paid to get an adless version of an app. Also I have paid for the ultimate-guitar app

      • PensPointsYourMom

        If they don’t take cash, I’m prolly not buyin it.

      • Jovi

        I’m with ya. Nor do I really use emojis. I don’t see the point.

      • randy

        I’d show those to my gf, but don’t want her to find out #72 is not Malkin. 😀

        Also, I’ve bought a couple of apps. Super useful and easily worth whatever low price I paid.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Somebody make the internet stop, there’s such a thing as “too aroused.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db44790a04872825e77ce293791727bd21ba948acf61c5d77cba35b866a62c34.gif

  • Jovi

    🙂 or 😉
    that’s all I do.

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    My parents love them

  • PensPointsYourMom

    5 of the 6 power rankings sites have Buffalo dead last at 31st, the 6th has them at 30th. These are two games we should definitely win.

    • SouthSideGeno

      #PPYJYNX

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Not saying we are going to win, just that Buffalo sucks.

        • SouthSideGeno

          I’m just looking for a pre-game scapegoat….nothing personal

          • PensPointsYourMom

            then by all means…I am also responsible for 911.

  • Rad88

    Crawford on IR in Chicago. I’m telling ya they aren’t making it

    • PensPointsYourMom

      They’re frked without Crawford.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      COOOOOREEEEEEYYYYY

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • PensPointsYourMom

      Bet he saves a ton on dental xrays tho.

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        He’s a dick on the forehead away from looking like he passed out at a party.

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • SouthSideGeno

    ….and….when’s the parade?

  • PensPointsYourMom

    why is he shopped out of the background? Is he locked in your sauna?

    • SouthSideGeno

      …with the weiner dogs…bastage!

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    I wish my last name was America

    • SouthSideGeno

      YOU MEAN IT ISN’T?

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        Andy America. I like it.

        • SouthSideGeno

          …yer gonna need tights.

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            Check!

          • randy

            You think anyone wants a roundhouse kick to the face while im wearing these bad boys? Forget about it.

  • Jovi

    so Finland is as old as hockey? Interesting.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      The Commissioner of NHL is the true leader of Finnsburgh

      • Jovi

        Gary is your president! Sorry to hear that

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    How the hell did we get “Finland” out of that?

    • Finn Bonzalez

      Suo -> Swamp

      Finn -> Fenn -> Swamp

      Finland in Latin is Fennia

      • SouthSideGeno

        HAHAHAHA…you live in Fern Gully?

        • Finn Bonzalez

          Good name to keep away most of the weirdos.

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • SouthSideGeno

      …and this lil piggy went Waaaaaaaaa Waaaaaaaaaa Waaaaaaaa all the way home

      • Islander

        Too Sweden?

        • PensPointsYourMom

          so with Subban being the highest paid D in the league at 9 mil per, what should Karlsson be expecting? He’ll be 29 when his current contract expires, so term is an issue too.

          • Rad88

            5 years at 10.5

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Ottawa has to have him. Its like McDavid or Crosby. He sells the jerseys, he’s the face of their franchise, and he sure is frk doesn’t want to be out of work at 35. I say he’ll get 11 for 7 years, the last 3 of which will be dogshit.

          • Islander

            They’ll have too sign him to whatever he wants

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I agree

          • Islander

            He’ll get between 10 and 11 mil for 7 years

          • Rad88

            7 and 11 is what I feel will happen. 5 would be ideal for the team.

    • Islander

      My head is about to explode

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • PensPointsYourMom

    The tweet in this article was interesting:
    http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Ryan-Wilson/Geno-Machino-out-of-the-shop/177/89306

    tl;dr – no one wanted Cole for the asking price of a 1st or 2nd. So GMJR didn’t pull the trigger.

    • Rad88

      Nobody wanted to give a 1st for a 4th defender with no term… that’s shocking

      • PensPointsYourMom

        #swagger #DemBallsAintAllThatsSwingin

    • happyrobot

      An asking price of draft picks for a team in win-now mode that is already light on defense makes no sense. If the Pens can’t get somebody to help them now for Cole, then keep him for when the inevitable injuries on the blue line occur.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Maybe he’s testing the market. Maybe he’s puffing so when a team gives up a 3rd and an NHLer it seems like a good deal. Maybe that tweet is bullshit. But its all interesting.

        • PensPointsYourMom

          Also, the draft pick could be traded too.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            So Pens trade Cole to COL for a 1st (which will be a high first). Then they can flip a first and a player for something really good.

        • j-b0t

          I’m going with option #3.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    So after announcing yesterday, or this morning, that Pakarinen was available to trade. Chiarelli put him on waivers. In related news, Pete is selling his house, but tomorrow it will be just be free to whomever moves in. Nice job, way to set the bar so low every other GM looks good by comparison.

    • Rad88

      He’s literally going to accept a horrible deal for RNH, I don’t even think it’s a fantasy anymore dreaming about it because it could possibly get done

      • PensPointsYourMom

        I want to believe that, but part of my thinks he’ll just do something else incredibly stupid, like trade ALL of his goaltenders for forwards or something. There’s no logic to the shit he does. So yeah, maybe, but I’m not betting on it.

        • Rad88

          That’s a true point. If we get to January and they are still sitting where they are he’s making a dumb move out of panic no doubt

        • PensPointsYourMom

          On the other hand, the rumor that he was going to trade RNH to BOS for two good prospects encourages the theory that the Pens could get him. Then again, it may just be karma evening up the Kessel and Seguin trades when he was GM of the Bruins.

          • Rad88

            Do you trade Sprong and Sheary for RNH?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Yes. Yes. emphatically yes.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I was totally butthurt about trading Kapenen for Phil. That turned ok A-OK

          • Rad88

            That’s the trade I keep referring to when discussing it. Sprong may be great, but he will never be an elite center in the closing years of two legends

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Or he may never be great, or maybe he will be a good NHLer. RNH is known quantity almost in his prime who will chew up minutes for 6-8 more years. Sheary is meh. Take Sheary away from Sid and its hard to get excited about him.

  • Ungaba

    When you’re hungry, you’re hungry:

    http://www.ajc.com/news/national/waffle-house-customer-cooks-his-own-meal-after-finding-staff-sleeping/EaUxndlkwTYsyMQ1DufABI/

    Of course, I wouldn’t have picked the Waffle House to begin with, but that’s just me.

    • Jovi

      cannot like this because Waffle House is awesome! You Ihop elitist.

  • gutsgonebad
    • PensPointsYourMom

      Thats fantastic!

      • gutsgonebad

        I only wish it was an actual sweater

  • Ungaba
  • randy

    Do you guys know what this is?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9f121874bf1d29c25dd7ea9f858561d869ebf2303aac6fc4da63f9aef5f6339b.jpg

    Hint: it makes this planet a lot more bearable at times and no, it’s not an alcohol fruit.

    • Jovi

      looks like a 4 slugs, a severed spine, or 4 spring rolls

      • randy

        Spring rolls?? How do you get that? I agree on the severed spine tho

        • Jovi

          ok, that one may be a stretch but its the white wrapper color that came to mind

          • randy

            Ahh like Vietnamese salad rolls. The rice paper. Reasonable.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      That’s a variation of the bowler’s grip.

      • randy

        Idontunderstandthatreference.jif

    • SouthSideGeno

      Some weird mexican tofu shiz?

    • Islander

      Jack Fruit?

      • randy

        It has the texture of jackfruit but definitely not the noxious flavour.

        • UlfSammySon

          Jag fruit?

    • gutsgonebad

      It looks like carambola with some type of whipped filling

      • randy

        That would be in the cup holder. They’re like garbage around here, they grow too fast and no one wants to eat them.

    • ok so wtf is it

      • randy

        See below…

    • randy

      It’s a cacao pod, and you can eat the white pulp (sweet, juicy and slightly sour) that surrounds the seeds. They take the seeds, ferment them, dry them in the sun, grind them and turn it into chocolate. The mayans were the first to process it but they consumed it like hot chocolate, usually adding chillies or vanilla.

      • SouthSideGeno

        Where does the cocaine come out?

        • randy

          That’s coca leaves. I got pics of those too. But they don’t grow around here.

          • SouthSideGeno

            You got ripped off

          • Big Poppa Vlad

            rather have some opium… I asked for an opium Den at our wedding reception, I was told it was illegal and they couldn’t do that.. I was like, so….. its for the wedding, that should mean its legal….

          • randy

            If you say so, but I just bought a fresh coconut for 75c.

      • Awesome!

        Cacao is also a really fun board game

        • randy

          Nice, I just looked that up and it gets 4.9/5 of Amazon. Is it worth the $40 cost?

          • I’d say so but it depends if you play board games often or not

  • j-b0t

    Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a threepeat, but if that’s too much to ask, I would also really like the Flyers to finish last and then also to lose the draft lottery.

    • UlfSammySon

      Have you been a good bot?

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • gutsgonebad

      Jovi vs. the machines: Judgement Day

      • randy

        You suggesting Jovi planted one of her soldiers there to frag a kid?

      • Finn Bonzalez

        That’s a short film

        • gutsgonebad

          She’s Sarah Connors on steroids

    • SouthSideGeno

      Pussy grabber

  • Big Poppa Vlad
  • SouthSideGeno

    Can’t be on live tonight…HAWKEY PORN HARD

    LET’S

  • Big Poppa Vlad

    If I knew Darude was from Finland I would have played Sand Storm on repeat.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      At next meat up then

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • SouthSideGeno

      Swing it FIN san

    • gutsgonebad

      LOL (for real)

  • Finn Bonzalez

    In case yinz missed this
    https://youtu.be/qaqXPEN9Wyo

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Time to release some new magic against the Saberts?
    https://youtu.be/4gXSN5tV9NE

    • gutsgonebad

      The GOAT

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • Jovi

      well worth the money. good buy Finn

      • Finn Bonzalez

        Google’s image search is still free, Jover

        • Jovi

          oh.
          cheater.

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • Ungaba

      McKegg hitting the keg I guess

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • Penguin in Houston

    Penalty shot!

  • Penguin in Houston

    Cannibal!

  • gutsgonebad

    SUCK IT!!!!

  • Finn Bonzalez

    KNUCKLES! NICE

  • Finn Bonzalez

    THE WIZ OF SID CROZ!!!! YEAH BABY!

  • Penguin in Houston

    Beautiful steal Sid!

  • gutsgonebad

    SIC-NEY

  • Finn Bonzalez

    “Pittsburgh has a pair.” -Rick Jeanneret #hp

    • gutsgonebad

      I can’t hear the tv. No HP for now

      • Penguin in Houston

        Did you go deaf?

  • Penguin in Houston
  • Finn Bonzalez
  • Jovi

    pretty full arena for how bad the team sucks. wonder if it has to do with the pens being in town

    • Finn Bonzalez

      When the very best come to the town…

      • Jovi

        …people spend money for hockey porn?

        • Finn Bonzalez

          Hockey porn is a synonym for Penguins hawkey.

    • Penguin in Houston

      Yup!

  • Jovi

    wtf. why can’t anyone hold onto the puck and why is everyone falling down!

    • Penguin in Houston

      They’re all drunk!

      • Jovi

        plausible.

        • Finn Bonzalez

          Their Gatorade is not just Gatorade tonight.

  • Penguin in Houston

    “Here’s Evgeni Malkin busting on in.” Mears
    #hp

  • Finn Bonzalez

    I like the Sheahanny line.

  • Finn Bonzalez

    THE SCHNACKAL!

  • Penguin in Houston
  • gutsgonebad

    They pretty much just laid down their sticks for the final 2 minutes

  • gutsgonebad

    That was Kuhnies 1st goal, Congrats!!!!!!!!!

  • gutsgonebad
    • Jovi

      DUPE!

  • gutsgonebad
    • Finn Bonzalez

      Such a smart guy. Loves the game.

      • randy

        Nice guy. Enjoys a good hotdog.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      Extra stiff. Never Break.

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • Finn Bonzalez

      Seven goals in the last seven games.

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Gawd… The way Jake handled that pass from Geno #BOING

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Butt Sabres had some good shifts in the first, this game would be close if they didn’t suck so hard. LOLehner.

  • Finn Bonzalez

    MOAR MOAR MOAR MOAR MOAR

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Bibs is pretty buzzed tonight.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      The Gatorade is not what it seems.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        I think he exclusively drinks thick eggnog this time of year.

        • Finn Bonzalez

          During games from a Gatorade bottle.
          #KeepingUpAppearances

  • PensPointsYourMom

    The Malkin line has been hemmed in their own zone a lot tonight.

  • Jovi

    Bad hunny-bear, bad.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Rowney > McKegg

    • Finn Bonzalez

      McKegg seems to be always kind of chasing the game. Rowney is good and steady.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        More relentless attack.

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Geno time, plz.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Pens PP caught the PP herbes from BUF

  • gutsgonebad

    Jarrys been standing strong, and not just 2nite

    • Finn Bonzalez

      #hp

      • gutsgonebad

        I’m sorry, I just an’t make the connection

        • randy

          Standing strong? It means his phallus is erect.

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Saberts literally just can’t score a goal.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    That was a handsy move by Rowney coming back after being hit by a shot to the hand – Bibs #HP

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Where’d this shot hit? It hit the shaft of the stick above the blocker. Jarry’s got it going – Bibs #HP

  • gutsgonebad

    “Haglin, Double teamed” Errey #HP

  • gutsgonebad

    “Carl Haglins in the Box” – Errey #HP

  • Finn Bonzalez

    “Here comes Crosby” lol no. Just 37.

  • jones

    Please don’t trade the Cole Train

    • Finn Bonzalez

      He’s going to switch sides with Kane during the second intermission.

  • gutsgonebad

    HORN DOG

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • randy

      I wonder if high powered magnets could wipe the RFID / GPS chip? That or you could just keep it in your microwave indenfinitely

      Edit: I want that sign!

  • gutsgonebad

    There was soooooooooooo much porn on that goal, I’ll have to rewind

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Phil should get an assist for the in-zone change the left Horny uncovered coming through the slot. Also another assist to Buffalo for being Buffalo

    • Big Poppa Vlad

      Horny doesn’t get a snipe like that… he is usually getting it in the hole the dirty way..

  • “tap tap tap tap” – Errey

    #hp

  • Big Poppa Vlad

    Wheel! Snipe! Celly! boys!

  • I haven’t listened to the featured comment yet, what is it?

    • PensPointsYourMom

      Finns weird ass, but funny, inaugural pod cast

      • Ok thank you lol, I’ll listen to it tomorrow morning

        • Swipe to text made that originally say “not really” instead of “tomorrow” which may be more realistic

          Jk

    • Finn Bonzalez

      It’s the Bonzcast.

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Wheeeee! Bubble soccer is sooo fun!

  • gutsgonebad

    “You could see Hornqvist tapping his stick” Errey #HP

  • “they’re a fast team and they come hard” – Cole. #hp

  • gutsgonebad

    On The Horny goal, it wasn’t hawkey Porn, It was a Penthouse forum. There was a short story that could have gone with it. Thanks Bob.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      Ugh… and here I am stuck with these Saberts farts

  • PensPointsYourMom

    If the D, if they can work it low to high, you’re gonna see a lot of D to D movement. Caufield #HP

    • Jovi

      here’s my top pic so far

      • gutsgonebad

        Yeah, that ones nasty

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Poet Bob Errey

  • PensPointsYourMom
  • Finn Bonzalez

    JARRYYYYYYYY

  • Finn Bonzalez

    TAKE HIM OUT

  • Penguin in Houston

    I’m playing like the Dik Ripperz and Ung Smash this week.
    #stinky

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • Just offered Doge Varlamov and Nash for Jarry.

  • PensPointsYourMom
  • Big Poppa Vlad

    Horny could pot 30 this year…

  • PensPointsYourMom

    “It was a nice finish wasn’t it?” Bob #HP

  • Love the booing

    • PensPointsYourMom

      I don’t understand it. The only way you could be a Sabres fan is if you’re a masochist. So they should be cheering.

      • Big Poppa Vlad

        Come down to the Ogg for Dominatrix Night….

        • Ungaba

          You say that’s like you’ll already be there…

          • Big Poppa Vlad

            The Ogg? it closed down years ago… forgot what the new arena is called…

      • Penguin in Houston

        I have a friend who is one. He was raised there.

  • Ungaba

    Kane is a kunt

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • Oh my god the penalty box mic

    “You’re such a piece of shit. You’re a fucking joke”

    • Ungaba

      Seriously? I didn’t hear that. Awesome!

    • Jovi

      who said that?

    • Usedtohaveaname

      I thought I heard “You’re a fucking turd.” I’ll have to listen again. Either way, it was awesome & very true.

    • Usedtohaveaname

      “You’re a fucking joke.” Read the lips that time. Turd would’ve been amazing though. Hope Rusty is saving that one for tomorrow.

    • Midnight Rider

      Something about “you wanna fight me? you got 30 pounds on me, fucking joke.”

      The real joke was the only reason you could hear the banter was the Buffalol arena was empty except for Pens fans at that point.

      • Midnight Rider

        Went back and listened several times. Pretty sure this is what Rusty Balls was yelling at Kane:

        “Won’t fight Reaver, but you’re trying to fight me? 30 pounds less than you, 30 pounds, let’s do it, such a piece of shit, you’re a fucking joke, look at you, look at you.”

        LOL

        • Jovi

          Rusty needs no stache, he’s still a STAR.

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Three games without a goal. Sucks to Sabre. Congrats Jarry! Good game boys!

    • Finn Bonzalez

      Thanks Letang

      • randy

        Fuckin Letang.

        • Jovi

          MMMMMMMMM

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Remove the gag before typing.

          • randy

            I’m… offended. Oh my!

  • Jovi

    Good for you Jarr-E

  • randy

    Somewhat boring game, but a textbook win. Jarry made some quality saves. Curious to see how well Deeesmith does tomorrow.

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Come on Islanders! Tie the game!

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • Zooker

    Anybody else listen to the radio broadcast tonight? Borque had a surefire Hawkeyporn winner, I think it was middle of 2nd period. It was something like “it hit Lehner in the pants and dribbled down his leg”. Was driving back from the gym and thought seriously about pulling over to post it. Kicking myself now..

    • Damnit! I want to post it but without real confirmation I have a hard time doing it

  • Finn Bonzalez

    Felt so dirty when I order the Die Hard blu-ray collection and it included the 4th and 5th films as well. I would’ve gladly paid the same amount of money for just the trilogy.

    • PensPointsYourMom

      Forgot there are 5. The 4th one is ok. It has Timothy Oilypants. The fifth not so much.

      • Finn Bonzalez

        4th is fine butt the PG-13 thing kind of diluted it.

        • MoonStanley

          The Unrated, R version is what they should have released in theaters. It makes a world of difference

  • Jovi

    Did anyone else have the strange urge to break out a box of crayons and tackle Lehner’s head?

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • j-b0t

      I would have sworn the Penguins’ PK was the worst this season before this factoid.

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • Midnight Rider

      #poketheung

      • I’m pretty sure most conservatives have realized by now having a chucklehead like Trump represent them wasn’t the best move. Most. Not all.

        • PensPointsYourMom

          But some of them will never admit it, even if they think it.

        • Midnight Rider

          I don’t think the Venn diagram overlap between “conservatives” and “MAGA-cultists” is that large.

  • Midnight Rider

    Jarry shutout! SSG/Brendino, I didn’t catch much #HP tonight.

    “Hagelin goes all the way down.” – Errey

    “Pounds it in all the way.” – Mears

    “You just don’t have any jam left.” – Errey

  • Jovi

    love this!

  • Midnight Rider

    I especially enjoyed the “look at you, look at you” haha

    • PensPointsYourMom

      I don’t know that its a much of a deterrent, but jobbing opposing players for being afraid to fight Reaves is worth something. (Not a late first round pick, but something.)

      • Midnight Rider

        And it backed it up when Sully put Reaves out there right when Kane came out of the box. Kane wanted no part of that.

      • Finn Bonzalez

        Throwing your opponent’s top scorer off his game gotta be worth something. Maybe not that pick or whatever butt, you know… something.

        • Midnight Rider

          Pretty sure playing for Buffalo throws him off his game. They suck.

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Something about Kanes and Buffalo.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            yikes. No means no.

          • Midnight Rider

            This joke will never get old.

        • PensPointsYourMom

          Kane is good, but honestly, after watching them tonight, being that team’s top scorer is not a distinction that should excite anyone.

  • SouthSideGeno

    Just finished watching on my DVR…Jeebus does Buffalolo suck. No wonder Eichel can’t score…they can’t even get the puck into the O zone on a powerplay.

    @brendannnn:disqus
    “You go up the middle with Crosby coming” – Jay
    “You gotta get it up at least a foot” – Errey
    “Tap Tap Tap Tap he finishes the deal”- Errey
    “They’re a fast team and they come hard” – Ian Cole
    “Any questions going…you gotta get it deep” – Jay
    #HP

    Did yinz all catch Rust in the penalty box…chirpen to Kane?
    “Yeah, i’ll fight ya…you got 30 lbs on me. You’re a piece of shit. You’re a joke…look at you.”

  • SouthSideGeno
  • MoonStanley

    yippy kai-yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy

  • j-b0t

    I only got to watch the highlights.

    Kuhnackl’s celebration after his penalty shot might be my new favorite thing ever. Zero fucks given. 100% chill.

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • Finn Bonzalez
  • Finn Bonzalez
    • SouthSideGeno

      Moning B-Zal

      • Finn Bonzalez

        Afternoon, G-bro!

      • Finn Bonzalez

        How are you? Hope you’re feeling better!

        • SouthSideGeno

          Sinus still messy…body tired…butt better ; )

          • Finn Bonzalez

            That’s great! Will you be watching the game tonight live?

          • SouthSideGeno

            Probs not butt…doan know yet…we may have plans to go out.

            I’m having one of those days where erreything breaks in my hannys or falls to the floor and breaks…sheeesh, maybe I shouldn’t watch…till it’s over, ya know.

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Doan hold the game in your hands then, right?

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Good to hear your butt is better.

  • SouthSideGeno

    Where’s our GawDamn GD?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ce2bd273ef96ef98c443308f40d90d25646d74f6f9112c96678987d27d80dd65.gif

    hahaha…here come da judge, here come da judge
    <3 ya RAD

  • PensPointsYourMom

    #SadFace (unless you’re Brendino)

    Jim Matheson: The Edmonton Oilers have NOT called any teams about forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins this season. They are not going to trade him now, and they may not be interested in trading him after this season either.

    The Fourth Period: If the Oilers are out of it at the trade deadline, they could look to move pending UFAs Patrick Maroon and Mark Letestu.

    GM Peter Chiarelli would like to add at least one top-six winger and a top-four defenseman, and possibly a goaltender. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins name has come up in the rumor mill, but the sense is that it may be more of an offseason move. They would listen to offers but would have to be blown away by an in-season deal

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • UlfSammySon

      Like that label bud

    • PensPointsYourMom

      Breaking News: That elf is accused by four different women of inappropriately groping them and exposing his penis to them.

      • Finn Bonzalez

        It’s Finland… no one cares.

        Elves get away with anything : /

        • PensPointsYourMom

          If that’s the case, Finnish entertainment is about to get a lot better.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    The NHL standings show the Flyers’ current streak as L1…get with it NHL. Its L9. The rest of league needs you to fix this immediately, Flyers’ fans feelings be damned.

    • UlfSammySon

      Bring back proper shaming.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        right?!

        • PensPointsYourMom

          They should all have to wear a patch that’s a dunce cap with the number of consecutive losses on it every game.

          • SouthSideGeno

            ….and no pants!

          • UlfSammySon

            You’re just trying to see them dongs 😉

          • PensPointsYourMom

            #GarbageDong

          • UlfSammySon

            New band name.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            They’re a bunch of hacks-tols….(har har)

        • UlfSammySon

          Right! I hate that nobody is supposed to call anyone out anymore. It’s not the referees’ fault. It’s not the NHL’s fault. It’s your fault.

          Flyers. You suck.

  • UlfSammySon

    Cole, along with the D in general, looked good last night. I’m so curious what this healthy scratch stuff was all about.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    The NHL should have a rule where the draft order flips after the first round, so the SC winning team gets the 31st and 32nd picks and the lottery winner gets 1st and 62nd. It seems unfair that the lottery winner gets 3 picks in the top 63. Which is basically where ALL of the talent is. I don’t have a problem with giving the worst team the best pick, but continuing that round after round seems like too much of an advantage, esp. when the lottery is based partly on chance anyway.

    • UlfSammySon

      Sound logic.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        ooh or if you really want drama at the draft. Do a lottery for every round after the first on the draft floor. So the teams don’t know when they’re picking until right at the moment their name gets called.

        • UlfSammySon

          Chel would never go for it, but I love that idea. Would make it way more fun to watch.

  • Rad88
    • PensPointsYourMom

      bout time you do-less bastage.

    • UlfSammySon

      Thanks Doc, back to saving lives!