Gameday 41: Glass Half Empty

GAMEDAY 41
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
@ PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
7:00 PM EDT – WELLS FARGO CENTER

It’s a good thing the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Cup in 2017 (and 2016), because we’d probably be hanging our heads a little lower today, knowing that the first half of the 2017-18 season is ending and the Penguins are one point away from being in last place in the Metropolitan Division.  It’s still not great that they’re in second-to-last, and could be in last place after tonight, but winning two straight Cups is a blessing few teams have had in the last thirty years.  Just putting things in perspective here.

Looking forward to the second half of the 2018 season is going to be difficult  for the first time in several years.  Not only do the Penguins have nowhere to go but up, but a slew of injuries to key players has things feeling like the old (read: five years ago) days.  Kris Letang, Justin Schultz, Bryan Rust and Chad Ruhwedel  were all out for the Penguins leading up to the new year, although it appears Schultz and Letang at the very least will be returning tonight.  Still, the Penguins have a lot of work to do to get back into the kind of groove that would get them back into the playoff picture.  Next week is the Penguins’ “bye week”, and it can’t be hard to imagine that GM Jim Rutherford will be looking to make some moves soon.

Pittsburgh’s opponent tonight is their interstate rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, and if the Penguins are going to end the first half on the right note, a win on the road against their foes, and one that will keep the Flyers behind the Penguins in the standings, would do just the thing.  The rivalry looks a bit different since the Penguins have as many Cups in the last two years as the Flyers have all time, and since the Flyers took the second overall pick in last year’s draft (their reward for their worst season ever), but rest assured that the Flyers and their god-awful fans will make it sound like they’ve been keeping up with the Penguins all this time, just like Kim Jong-Un.

For now, a win tonight would be a step in the right direction.  (A Daniel Sprong hat trick wouldn’t be the worst thing either.)

LET’S GO PENS!

 

 

 

HOCKEYPORN POLL SHOWDOWN - ROUND 4 - 31-40 / 1.2

  • “You put your stick up, you put it right down his throat.” – Mickey Redmond (39%, 9 Votes)
  • "It's coming, Mearsy... Here it comes," - Errey. "Ah, there it is!" - Mears (30%, 7 Votes)
  • “What do you mean ‘pull it out?’” – Errey (17%, 4 Votes)
  • “You can see Malkin a little fatigued, bent over Kessel.” – Craig Simpson (9%, 2 Votes)
  • “The Penguins thought they were violated down low” - Errey (4%, 1 Votes)
  • “Squeezin’ that sawdust out of the stick.” – Tyson Nash (0%, 0 Votes)
  • "C'mon baby get it goin'!" - Errey "Let's do it!" - Mears (0%, 0 Votes)
  • "Trying to pickle stab that in behind” - Errey (0%, 0 Votes)
  • "Aho must be the hottest cane right now” - Errey (0%, 0 Votes)
  • “I set a standard, people I talk to score, so get one.” -- Errey “Get a little rub on this thing, there we go.” – Reaves (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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  • MoonStanley

    His name was Bobby Butler.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    thanks 66thDF…I’ve got wad of bills for you the next we see each other 😉

    • MoonStanley

      So that himpaste jar wasn’t an original idea?

  • SouthSideGeno

    Now, would be the best time ever to trade LeBang….there…I said it.
    Fight me!

    • The66thDopefish

      Actually I would agree with you

      • SouthSideGeno

        We would open up some cap space, maybe get two REAL playas for him that could help us out with 5v5 skoaring.

        WDF anyway…he’s always freaking injured. Do I love the guy?, yuh…will I miss him?..yuh (lil bit)…is this a bidness?…do we wanna win?… you frken bet.

        Trade with him now. (just not in the Metro div)

        • The66thDopefish

          Trade him to Toronto!

          • MoonStanley

            NooOoOo!

          • SouthSideGeno

            Ok then…how bout Vegas?
            Lemmie think…who could we get for him?…Muahahaha

          • MoonStanley

            Yes!!

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • Midnight Rider

      Now would be the best time ever for Letang to regain his #1 Dman form.

      • Ungaba

        100% this, but which is more likely – him regaining form or him bringing back a quality return from an in-season trade.

        I fear neither will occur.

        • Midnight Rider

          Him regaining his form is more likely. Mainly because the chance of a quality return for him is so low.

          • Ungaba

            Stuck by lightning or eaten by a shark, those are our options. Great.

            Positivity is hard for me today.

          • Midnight Rider

            I’ve been on the “give it time, lots of games left” wagon all season. That wagon is rapidly breaking down, but I’m still on it.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I’ll waive as you go by, I jumped off that wagon 3 or so games ago. Now I’m neck deep in my own poop and tears.

          • Ungaba

            OK, so that explains the smell.

            I should have waited for the next stop…

          • Big Poppa Vlad

            heh, it might just be one of those seasons that happens after a few deep runs. Just can’t get their groove… Maybe not trading anything major is the best move and if you can’t find the groove, wait until next year to see if its time to blow it up.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            I try to avoid having deep runs in my groove.

          • SouthSideGeno

            BLOW. IT. UP. NOW.
            IMO…They need to move LeBang while he’s still a major cummodity.
            He’s expensive and always injured (or planning his next injury) so if we can get a few high Q playas and have a shot at another cup run I’m all in. Win now…NEVA trade 87-81-71-35

          • MoonStanley

            Long Live Jarry!

          • Ungaba

            Jarry? Not Murray???

          • SouthSideGeno

            ooops…hehe
            (meant 30)

          • MoonStanley

            Can’t take it back!

          • Ungaba

            Similar situation in 2015, I guess. So there is always hope.

            But their play lately, and lack of apparent passion / cohesion, is very concerning. It’s not like we can blame the system like we did with Johnston. The system hasn’t changed. So I think it has to be locker-room make-up and fatigue, and the ‘solution’ to those things isn’t easy to find.

          • PensPointsYourMom
          • Ungaba

            I don’t remember this one, but I love it.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Despite knowing I made it, I don’t remember it either. I found it last week when I was cleaning up. Was waiting for a good opportunity to use it.

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge
          • el Wray

            I’m on this bandwagon with you. It seems like other teams around the league don’t value him as highly as we do in Pittsburgh. I think I remember him being left off All-Star teams and Norris ballots even when he was having good seasons.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            If you value a thing differently than every one else it means you’re smarter than most, or dumber. I know which yinz would choose, but the possibility of the other is real.

          • Midnight Rider

            Age + injury history + contract working against him. Pens would almost have to retain some of his salary to sweeten the pot. I think the best return we could hope for is some prospects/borderline NHLers and picks. For a team that’s not looking to rebuild, that’s not a great return.

          • el Wray

            Yeah, shipping off Letang for two depth forwards is a real loser IMHO (unless it’s part of a move to free cap space and get somebody else, which I still don’t like) and picks obviously don’t help with the quest for a three-peat.

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            I disagree. Look what Shatenmouth fetched at the trade deadline as a rental. 2 prospects, a 1st, and a conditional for 19 games.

            If Pens aren’t in the hunt in February, a Letang trade could improve the Pens for a decade.

  • Ungaba

    Thanks, Dopeman, for getting us back on track today!

    FRK THE FLYERS

  • SouthSideGeno

    15,561 days….in case anybody wondered : D

    • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

      So sweet, the tears of Philth 😀

  • SouthSideGeno
  • MoonStanley

    anyone know of a good audio thingy to pull .mp3 audio from a .mp4 file? I wanna take some stuff off youtube and turn it into mp3s.

    • el Wray

      You could give this a shot: http://media.io/ I’ve had luck with it in the past, but for some reason there was a file I had that it didn’t like over the weekend, not sure if that was a problem with the file or the site.

      • MoonStanley

        Thank you. my file is too big for that one, may download the software version

    • Nolongermyrealname91
      • MoonStanley

        This one may do it all in one shot! Thank you.

        • SouthSideGeno

          Def time for at least one shot

          • MoonStanley

            pew pew

          • Ungaba

            HEY THAT’S TWO SHOTS!!!

          • MoonStanley

            Han fired first!

      • MoonStanley

        Dude, this even works for a whole playlist!!!! F YES

      • MoonStanley

        I love you.

        • Nolongermyrealname91

          😉

      • SouthSideGeno

        HEY! You ready to take a turn at the Hockey Porn Poll?

        • Nolongermyrealname91

          I can’t tonight since I have a game of my own to play, but I can take a stab at it soon. I honestly have only watched/listened to a handful of games this year so far.

          • SouthSideGeno

            I did all the games up to the last 20…Bren had the last 20 games (semi-adequate job ; )
            I’m set to be back on for the next 20…let me know when you can do a stretch. Even 10 or so would be good.

          • Nolongermyrealname91

            When you do it, do you watch and listen to the radio broadcast for optimal porn consumption?

          • SouthSideGeno

            I only watch…then after the game I compile from the GD posts and build the poll. We have a master .doc on Google Cloud where we keep all the polls and use it to build the Showdowns errey 10 games..then the playoff rounds.

          • Nolongermyrealname91

            Yeah I figure visual and auditory stimulation may be too much for me to handle. I’ll take a look at the pens schedule after today’s game and keep you posted.

            Edit: I’ll take the Hurricanes and Islanders this week, I can’t do Sunday night games for sure.

        • Midnight Rider

          What do you need help with? Collecting the entries after the games?

          • MoonStanley

            There could be an entry box for this stuff in the future… or at least ctrl+f for “#hp”

          • SouthSideGeno

            We could use yer mum’s entry box…butt I hear it’s always full : O

          • SouthSideGeno

            see below…

          • Midnight Rider

            Give me a tutorial on how to post the poll on the RadCap, and I’ll take a chunk of games for ya.

          • SouthSideGeno

            OK…is your email in the dashboard?

            Just checked and didn’t see it…send a request to: penshockeyblog@gmail.com

            And ask Bren to make you a contributor…I’ll type up a simple job aid and email it to you.
            There’s really nothing to it…even a Moon Stanley could do it ; )

          • Midnight Rider

            Ummm, Brendino gave me privileges last year. If it’s in there, feel free to email me.

          • Midnight Rider

            Butt I doan know what the dashboard is.

          • SouthSideGeno

            OK…found you…sent you an email to test…did you get it?

          • Midnight Rider

            -icles haha got it

          • SouthSideGeno

            Gimmie a lil time and I’ll email you a step-by-step job aid from login to post…you want to start tonight?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Step 1: grip firmly with your dominant hand
            Step 2…..

          • SouthSideGeno

            Set up is critical…lotion, happy tissues, recliner

          • Nolongermyrealname91

            Tissues stick and get messy. Grab an old sock

          • Midnight Rider

            thursday? Give a minute to learn this stuff.

          • Midnight Rider

            I’ll “pull” the “entries” for you tonight though.

          • SouthSideGeno

            You pull hard….soooo hard ; )

          • Nolongermyrealname91
          • SouthSideGeno

            I’ll look again…

  • Ungaba

    Dopeman alluded to it, but it’s official – Letang and Schultz are in. Hunwick the odd man out. This is a Good Start.

    Also, interestingly, Jarry in net. Hmmmm. Giving Murray a mental break to get his shit together, maybe?

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      I think he’s been bothered by something since returning.

      • Ungaba

        I know I’ve been bothered by him returning.

        Yes, I typed that correctly.

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          He is completely unable to adjust after the angle of a shot changes. Something’s up.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Slightly Ripped Dik?

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            That would affect my ability to adjust.

      • SouthSideGeno

        Losing?

    • MoonStanley
  • Big Poppa Vlad

    non-hockey related.. one of the worst things about looking for a new gig is sending out all the resumes then playing the waiting game… argh…

    • Door_Matt

      What happened to your IT job? I was MIA for about 3 weeks in December

      • Big Poppa Vlad

        still got it, just looking to GTFO as the merger is complete in the IT department and it pretty bad.

        • Door_Matt

          Ah yeah. I’ve never been part of a merger, but I’ve talked to a few people that were. It’s pretty stressful due to the incoming staff and potential redundancy cuts.

    • SouthSideGeno

      INDEED.com

      Great good luck bro!

      • Door_Matt

        Glassdoor.com is also good

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Ants can’t ride no seadoos….that is all.

    • randy

      Did you wolf out last night?

      • PensPointsYourMom

        What happens in Beacon Hills stays in Beacon Hills.

        • randy

          Beacon Hills. That’s where I want to be!

  • randy

    heh. Yinz are looking for lightning rods (Letang, Sid, Sully, GMJR, Reaves, etc.) when the whole team is playing like ass. The only guy doing anything is Kessel, and occasionally Malkin. Crosby can be streaky and fall into slumps. If Letang and Sid get back into gear, we’ll be back in playoff contention. Otherwise to *only* win b2b cups will have to do. The last team to 3peat was the isles back in ‘82. That was an entirely different type of hockey sans salary cap and mandatory helmets (actually 1979, but only after contract renewal; see Craig MacTavish; whom I might add had to watch games from behind bars after being incarcerated for (wo)manslaughter for a year). In this bizarre 17/18 season, if we can’t get the fundamental problems sorted out (problems you can’t count on one hand) then it would be best to take a year off to regroup and take a trip to the dance next season. If a Letang trade is in the works, than it should be for the betterment of the team’s future, and not a desperate attempt to reignite our cup hopes like bringing in Iginla or Shattenkirk.

    Tl;dr: Happy new yinz! Still hoping for a June meatup, but may have to put if off for a year. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba1b4564c4563c2c2dbfd9ddca8338a3c4ae9752af8f81a3ba960f2c6420c688.gif

    • SouthSideGeno

      Yinz two were cell mates if I recall…ya still keep in ‘touch’?

      • randy

        We try to recapture the glory hole days, butt it’s hard without the excitement of a prison cell

        • SouthSideGeno

          Yinz can always rent out my murder basement…

          • randy

            You got a McSOREley down there? If so, yes pls

  • SouthSideGeno

    Chel just announced the BlawCocks as the greatest uni of all time…rassis

    • It’s clearly Vegas

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        This would not have surprised me in the least. Outraged? Yes. Surprised? no 😀

      • SouthSideGeno

        Not those fuken abortion white unis…that’s for sure…I do like the gray helmutz thou

    • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

      Did yinz know this stuff?…

      “For those unfamiliar with the history of the Blackhawks name, here’s a quick history via The New York Times: “The Blackhawks’ founder was Maj. Frederic McLaughlin, whose family owned Manor House Coffee, a popular brand in the first half of the 20th century. McLaughlin named the team after the Blackhawk division, a unit he helped lead as an officer in the Army. It was formed during World War I, but the war ended before the unit, or McLaughlin, saw action. The unit was named for a Sauk and Fox American Indian leader who fought against the United States government in the War of 1812 and in 1832.” (For more on Chief Black Hawk, click here.) The team’s immmensly popular Blackhawks Indian head logo was created by Irene Castle, wife of McLaughlin, in 1926 at the team’s inception into the NHL.”

      FIGHT THE POWER!!!

      • SouthSideGeno

        STILL RASSIS…since 1926

  • HOCKEYPORN IS UP!!!

    Why is the layout for this blog always broken. Ugh.

    • SouthSideGeno

      Leaderships?

  • Jovi

    Cliff Note version of today’s conversations plz, I have no time to go into the abyss.

    • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge
      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        (Letang sucks, but some doan wanna trade him due to lack of good return and he might not suck at some point in the future.)

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          oh and the Pens won the Reaves trade b/c Sunny doan skoar no points neither and Reaver is funny

          • Ungaba

            Now THIS is definitely true.

        • Jovi

          (Long sigh). Gonna ignore the Letang talk, but its good to know we won the Reaves trade.

        • SouthSideGeno

          Trade him now while he still has moast of his body parts working.

      • Jovi

        We’ll this beats the Bidet conversation of 2017

        • Ungaba

          That was SO last year…

          • It’s coming back this year with a vengeance. I have to disprove all of jb0ts ridiculous claims last week with a post. Be prepared for

            http://www.bidet.zone

          • Jovi

            Well I hope you will be using a Snickers bar for your demonstration.

          • SouthSideGeno

            I’m not finished with the counter argument pics of used toilet paper yet….

          • He used chocolate. Which is inaccurate. I’ll be concocting a substance which leaves stains, doesn’t wipe off incredibly easy, and doesn’t smell great during/after, so people can tell me if they noticed the test or not

          • SouthSideGeno

            …like …poop?

          • j-b0t

            I like how this whole debate started with me saying “I personally didn’t see what was so great about the bidet”, and you saying “your personal experience was wrong.”

    • I hate everyone, everyone hates me, climate change isn’t real, don’t trade letang, be humble that we’re losing, math is racist

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        It’s gonna be -30 this weekend in upstate NY, climate change can’t possibly be real.
        Also, birds don’t fly, they just have bones filled with helium. They actually use their wings to push themselves DAHN. Think about it…

        • That’s very borderline zen

          • SouthSideGeno

            Nice wrap up to yer HPP stint there Blaaaaawgczar.
            ; )

      • Ungaba

        To be fair, YOU whipped out that climate change crapola. I was avoiding.

        The math thing did blow me away, though.

        • randy

          What math thing? I read math is racist once on fb, did it find its way here?

          • SouthSideGeno

            Thanks LeUNG

      • Ungaba

        Also, I’m 99.5% sure nobody on here hates you, Bren.

        • SouthSideGeno

          Does that mean I AM part of the top .5%…I feel sooooo privileged!

        • randy

          But he hates us, and is projecting our hate as a justification. He once threatened to take away HP!

          • SouthSideGeno

            Fuken TYRANT…I would be a much moar benevolent ruler

          • That’s all @SouthSideGeno:disqus ‘s job now, abuse “#HP” and see how he reacts

          • SouthSideGeno

            HEY!

            quit planting yer evil seed in me…wait

          • randy

            Oh he loves the hp abuse.

      • Jovi

        Wow, ok.
        Good synopsis, thanks.

  • Ungaba
    • SouthSideGeno

      He’s the number 2 problem …playing like poop

    • Midnight Rider

      “Our”

      Get Rich on this case.

    • It all flows through Reaves, I am telling you

      • Midnight Rider

        Thanks, Letang.

    • Jovi

      Blow this up and put it on every billboard in Pitt.

  • randy
    • PensPointsYourMom

      you’re on a real Napolean Dynamite tear this week. Only movie at the hacienda?

      • randy

        They have Blockbuster stores here!

  • updated the post with a gameday banner

  • Jovi

    I hope everyone has burned the appropriate chicken to start the 2018 year.
    (raises glass) To a better Letang.

  • UlfSammySon

    LET’S

    • gutsgonebad

      ACTUALLY

      • Jovi

        DESTORY

        • gutsgonebad

          THESE

          • Jovi

            BITCHES

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            Well done, gang.

          • UlfSammySon

            Thanks Step Pepper.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Ugh….frking NBC…the probing continues.

  • gutsgonebad

    Oh Gawd, this is on NBCSN, excuse me while I go jam Q-tips through my eardrums

    • PensPointsYourMom

      Jamming them in your urethra, would be probably be more helpful. (legal notice: don’t jam q-tips in your urethra.)

      • MoonStanley
      • xpensfanSC

        why not the nurses do down there at the free clinic in Oakland on Forbes. Ouch.

        S. Bouquet Street. Woo.

        • MoonStanley

          i’ve literally been there

          • xpensfanSC

            eskimo cousins?

          • MoonStanley

            is that what they call it? that free checkup spot on Forbes in Oakland haha

          • xpensfanSC

            lol, no idea what its called but i was to afraid to see my real doc about my penis sneezing.

          • MoonStanley
          • xpensfanSC

            turned out i was drinking too much orange juice.

            apparently its bad to drink 2 gallons of it a day for a few months.

            lesson learned.

            i thought it was cuz of the randos I was slaying back then. oops.

          • MoonStanley

            LOL. It could have been worse, but that q-tip is terrrrrrible

          • xpensfanSC

            that thing hurts for the rest of the day. and they aren’t nice about it. I uh used to go there every 3 months to check up, hated that shit.

          • MoonStanley

            Had a guy for it once… he had to do it twice cause he frk’d it up

          • xpensfanSC

            eff that shit. later in life i went to my primary for the checkup and it was no big deal. i think they were just hateful there.

          • MoonStanley

            i got the same vibe. guy was nice, but those people HATE that place

          • xpensfanSC

            i imagine that dealing with diseased genitals isn’t a good time.

          • Zooker

            LMAO! Got me with that one. Like being in the card store and busting out laughing while a bunch of people look at you like you’re an idiot.

  • “Give Patric Hornqvist a backdoor tap in” – Bourque #hp

  • Big Poppa Vlad

    WTF is this? a Forecheck.. Haven’t seen that since June…..

  • MoonStanley
    • gutsgonebad

      And right on cue

  • j-b0t

    Is it technically still a high stick if you push the guys arms up into your face?

    I think it still is, but I wonder how much a guy could abuse that before the refs would say “nah”.

    • j-b0t

      Like, if I grabbed a dude’s stick, and whacked myself in the face with it, then fell backwards, would the refs call anything?

      • MoonStanley

        maybe a call to the crazy hospital

  • Zooker

    Keith Jones should stay in studio. Even less tolerable as an announcer.

    • gutsgonebad

      Yeah, who the hell does he think he is, Errey?

  • Zooker

    Glad to see Sprong with Sid on that last shift. #holyshitsullyheardme!

  • Zooker

    Shoot!!!! Jesus!! Shots off the pads can be passs too!! #doesANYBODYwantthepuck?!?

  • gutsgonebad
    • MoonStanley

      @theole29er:disqus do you like turtles?

    • Jovi

      what are you wearing: boxers, boxer-briefs, or briefs?

  • Jovi

    Don’t scare me like that Dumo.

    • Ungaba

      TING!

      • MoonStanley

        could see him mouth “right in the fucking head” when he got to the bench, lol

  • Zooker

    Great. One o the few not playing like complete shit

    • Ungaba

      Zook in rare form

      • Zooker

        Doin’ the blind, one-handed while exercising thing again.

        • Ungaba

          I’ve never tried blindfolding myself before. Does that make it feel better? Weird.

          • Zooker

            Adds mystery. Keeps it fresh.

        • Jovi

          mmmmmmmmmmmm, yah, don’ explain

  • Jovi

    this game is pretty , Meh, no?

    • gutsgonebad

      Mew-yea

  • Jovi

    well that was productive

  • Zooker

    Better. 7 more please. Wooooo!!!

  • gutsgonebad

    PHILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  • Ungaba

    I like Phil. A lot.

  • MoonStanley

    that’ll do

  • Zooker

    Unreal

  • gutsgonebad

    poop

  • Jovi

    yeah, that’s about right

  • Who Really Cares

    Was too good to last

  • MoonStanley

    Thanks, Letang.

  • Zooker

    Letang reinventing the Orpik scoreboard check..

    • Ungaba

      Dafuq was he doing? Cross checked a dude angrily, for no benefit, then standing there. Fucking idiot.

      • MoonStanley

        half of the play leading to that was his fault, too. he’s not even helping on offense

        • Ungaba

          He needs to sit. Fuck him.

      • Jovi

        cough, well he cleared the guy out of his area (good). however the guy moved up high and i’m not sure if letang or someone else was suppose to follow. (cough-leaves room)

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    4th line, bitch.

  • Jovi

    Good balls what just happen

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Reaves buried it.

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        Reaves, “buries it”

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          Jk lol

  • Who Really Cares

    woah

  • Zooker

    Atraboy Reaves!!

  • j-b0t

    It all flows through Reaves.

    • jinx you owe me a fourth line center

      • MoonStanley

        hahhhhhhaha

      • j-b0t

        I’ll give you a Riley Sheahanigan

  • MoonStanley
  • It all flows through Reaves

    • Ungaba

      Hahahahhahahahahahahaha

    • Zooker

      Betcha he gets almost 8 minutes tonight!!….

    • Jovi

      when you said it earlier, it had a different meaning. strange.

      • The Reaves must flow

        • Jovi

          i’m starting to feel dirty

          • MoonStanley

            Let the Reaves flow through you

          • walk without rhythm, and you won’t attract the TOI

          • Ungaba

            Not that much thru you…

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    Omg….is it happening?

  • Who Really Cares

    what is 2018

  • MoonStanley
  • j-b0t
  • gutsgonebad

    Can’t believe it, Reaves and then Sheary. Whats next, is that bum Crosby gonna score?

    • j-b0t

      Lazy, overpaid idiot.

    • Who Really Cares

      Letang gonna make a not sucky play?

    • xpensfanSC

      not likely
      hes uh checked out this season.

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Kessel gonna connect on a pass with Geno?

    • Jovi

      Hagus almost scored too.
      Can you imagine!

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        He’ll get one tonight (probably en)

        • Jovi

          Pretty sure that may be the first sign of the apocalypse

    • Ungaba

      Uh no, I’m betting knuckles.

      • MoonStanley

        no way

        • Ungaba

          Call it a feeling

          • MoonStanley

            how did u do that 😉

          • Big Poppa Vlad

            Ung. What are the lotto numbers tonight.

          • Jovi

            yeah, share time

          • Jovi

            actually, you should play the numbers of the people who scored.
            when you make money, just send me 10%

  • Ungaba

    Holy shit!!!!!

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Save some luck for later games

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    Fap fap fap fap fap

  • Who Really Cares

    Hahahaha

  • gutsgonebad

    “JESUS CHRIST” – Guy in a Flyers jersey

  • MoonStanley

    This is too much. wtf haha

  • Zooker

    There used to be a team around here that was hell on wheels in 2nd periods. These guys remind me of that team…

  • Jovi

    Wow, I’m gonna check my bed and make sure I’m not asleep.

  • Ungaba

    Well it’s tempered by Dumo and Rowney getting hurt at least. Can’t have too much good at a time.

    • xpensfanSC

      so, i’m in fort effing wayne, what happened to them now?

      • randy

        Wayne told me he doesn’t want your effing any more.

        • xpensfanSC

          i’ll keep that in mind. its cold as shit here. i want to go home.

      • Ungaba

        Not sure. Missed most of it.

      • MoonStanley

        nothing stood out to me

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      It’s just the Pens in January. Score a goal, lose a body.

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    Reaves > Dumbqvist

    • Ungaba

      Teethqvist…

  • Big Poppa Vlad

    Reaves is a fight away from a Gordie Howe in one period.

    • The66thDopefish

      That would NEVER happen

    • Zooker

      Does that make it a “natural Gordie Howe”?

      • Big Poppa Vlad

        I actually asked a friend that

  • Ungaba

    Score three goals, give up three players. The cost is high.

    • Who Really Cares

      But it’s 4 goals… so who’s next…

      • Ungaba

        No no no, we are allowed one.

        • Who Really Cares

          Buy three, get one free?

          • Ungaba

            I guess. The gods have decreed we get one per game. Any more and we pay in blood.

  • Zooker

    So does this amount to the bottom 6 doubling their offensive output on the season?#2018islookinup

  • Jovi

    ok,ok,ok. Let’s pretend its 0-0 and see if we can do this again in the 3rd.
    If we get 2 more goals, then pull everyone except the 4th line and put Sully in goal (so that Philly won’t injury any more players)

  • Door_Matt

    Can we just throw Gonch out there to shore up the D corps?

    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/500x/64497879/fuck-it-ill-do-it-myself.jpg

    • Big Poppa Vlad

      If only he had legs.

  • Jovi

    why the heck is Roenick getting so emotional about the flyers losing?

  • UlfSammySon

    Reaver’s heating up.

    Go vote for the all star game.

  • randy

    Roenick on his greatest achievement: “when I won the silver medal” aww. For a second there I actually felt bad for him.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    2 goals from the 4th line? Who dis?

    • Jovi

      2018 Pens?

  • Zooker

    So they’re about to take he league lead in man games list to injury again. The 3peat is a lock…

  • Jovi

    Sickest moves I’ve seen from Geno in awhile

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    He rag dolled him. Wow.

    • xpensfanSC

      tell me more!!!

      • like, does he have a car?

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          He showed up splashing around.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Oleksiak demands justice for his golden goose…dumb move though down a D-man

  • Zooker

    Um, so why was Murray skating to the bench there?

  • Jovi

    we get a tripping penalty but you just let them get away with holding the stick, yeah, ok sure

    • Ungaba

      Up 4-1. No calls

  • j-b0t

    Jones just joked that Crosby was “moved up” to the fourth line.

    He’s…not wrong?

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      He’s on the PK, too.

      • Ungaba

        If shot blocking weren’t their number 1 job on the PK I’d like to see him out there more.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Schultz man…the little things.

    • Ungaba

      Missed it. What he do? Like, his job?

      • PensPointsYourMom

        yeah, he got to a loose puck. But man, competence matters.

      • Ungaba

        I know we aren’t used to that

        • PensPointsYourMom

          zackly

  • Big Poppa Vlad

    Nice little play by Letang in the D zone on that deflection…

    • Ungaba

      Competence breeds competence?

      • PensPointsYourMom

        pump the brakes.

        • Big Poppa Vlad

          now seriously, if Crosby can do the same.. great pass to the flyers… and it wen the other way.. lol

          • PensPointsYourMom

            he’s trying a new thing this year where he backhand’s it to the opponent in the high slot so he can practice his back check…part of being the best is not resting on your laurels.

    • Who Really Cares

      I think that’s about as much as we can hope for

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    Reaves is a fight away from the GHHT. Might be a bad thing for one of the Flyers.

    • UlfSammySon

      Can’t wait for the In The Room for this game

      “See, I can score! Fuckin’ play me, coach”

      • Jovi

        No, he just walks over and sits in Sid’s seat without a word.

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        He’s…..not wrong.

        -J-bot

    • Jovi

      i would just jump someone

      • Ungaba

        Oh he may. Closer to end of game though.

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          I’d put him right in front of the net on the 2nd pp unit.

          • UlfSammySon

            TRUTH.

          • Jovi

            fight the goalie? well, its been done before but why not.

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            Lol. Whatever works.

          • UlfSammySon

            Pep, our fantasy teams are sucking tonight
            -1 to .3

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            Still higher than the temperature.

          • UlfSammySon

            I love the cold 😀

  • Ungaba

    Oilsack!!!

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    Ok…. The world is ending. Oil sack?

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Oilsak get an assist? Cause he’s close to the GHHT too.

    • UlfSammySon

      I just checked, he doan have one

  • Who Really Cares

    Idk what these “2018 Penguins” are, but… I think I like them

  • Jovi

    we have 2 potential Gordie’s

  • Ungaba

    Shit. Who else gets hurt?

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    Nice dive.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    If Phil fights Reaves, they’d both pick up a GHHT…just a thought.

    • UlfSammySon
    • Ungaba

      3 way with Oilsack???

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Oilsack needs the apple.

        • Ungaba

          Ah so. Oh well. Nice to see Reaves get one though.

      • gutsgonebad

        Reaves would fuck them both up

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          Honestly, Reaves v Oilsack might be a pretty even tilt.

          • gutsgonebad

            Reaves would drape Oilsacks jersey over his head and game over

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            If he could reach that high.

          • Zooker

            Reaves looks like you would have to hit him in the fAce with an anvil to get him to notice you even landed a shot. Problem then would be the anvils attached to the end of his arms coming back at you

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            That made me laugh

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Line brawl?

    • randy

      They prolly play fight in the showers after the games. Does that count?

      • Ungaba

        That’s with swords. Doesn’t count.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Man, I didn’t see the Letangberjack beard until just now…luscious.

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Chin lettuce

      • PensPointsYourMom

        mmm…face pube salad.

  • UlfSammySon

    It feels good to be winning comfortably.

    • PensPointsYourMom

      lose by one or win by 4….such a weird way to live.

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        They lose by 9, too.

        • PensPointsYourMom

          that was a while ago.

          • Ungaba

            Ok by 6 then

      • xpensfanSC

        reminds me of mescaline. or at least what i imagine it would be.

    • Jovi

      it feels good to score more than 1 goal.

      • randy

        On almost 40 shots

  • j-b0t

    Reaves – Sheahanigan – Kuhn is a thing

    Penguins need a 3c….as everyone and their dog has known for months.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Suck it Phlyers…

  • Big Poppa Vlad

    I like that we won 5 to 1. What I really like is the want to this game…

  • WE are undefeated in 2018

    • PensPointsYourMom

      lol

    • Big Poppa Vlad

      *insert Ung’s mom comment here*

      • Jovi

        what, “That’d be $50”?

        • j-b0t

          o shit

          • Jovi

            “I wish Letang was my son”?

          • UlfSammySon

            That would explain why Ung hates Letang so much…

          • Ungaba

            …hey

          • UlfSammySon

            Shit. You weren’t supposed to see that.

            Uh, want a cookie?

    • Jovi

      i’ll get the streamers

    • Zooker

      Let’s move the parade to June. Too f*#*#*g cold right now – Schultz’s beer would freeze..

      • Jovi

        Soooooooo no streaking yet. Got it.

        • Zooker

          I wouldn’t do that to the world…

          • Jovi

            just put on some pasties and no one will care about your 3rd nipple

          • Zooker

            Shit, if I had a 3rd nipple, I would NEVER wear a shirt…

      • Ungaba

        Get him an IPA with lots of alcohol instead of Coors fucking Light and we will be set.

    • Ungaba

      It’s nice to feel a little sad that Reaves didn’t get the GHHT.

      • Midnight Rider

        Who would’ve thought he would miss it by not getting a fight?

        This was his second career 2-point game.

  • Door_Matt

    So a little PSA based on an earlier discussion. As much as we want to hate how certain former player announcers can be homers and somewhat lacking in astute analysis, I would guess most of them suffer from some degree of CTE. This is a huge deal for all contact sports.

    Most of us don’t have to worry about the day-to-day of CTE symptoms because we sit at desks or our jobs don’t have full-grown athletes using all of their physical strength plow us into a pane of plexiglass or reinforced boards.

    If you have time, take a moment to read up on some player accounts of struggles with CTE (the Roenick article I posted is a good start and I’m sure there are others—http://www.businessinsider.com/jeremy-roenick-describes-life-after-13-concussions-2014-10 .

    I know we all love to hate certain players and teams but at the end of the day, when the uniform comes off they want to be normal humans who can get through a day without forgetting their kid’s name. Except Mike Milbury, fuck him and his Fred Flinstone-looking face.

  • Ungaba
  • j-b0t
  • Finn Bonzalez
    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Birds are dicks.

    • Jovi

      where ya been FInn? I know it wasn’t sleeping.

    • SouthSideGeno

      How Hercule Parrot…became a murderer???

      • Finn Bonzalez

        Just ‘taking out the trash’

  • Midnight Rider

    Here’s the #HP, SSG. Soff night.

    “Kuhnhackl moves it in deep.” – Kenny Albert

    “Give Patric Hornqvist a backdoor tap in” – Phil Bourque

    • SouthSideGeno

      Thank MR…as always, yer the besty!

  • SouthSideGeno

    Hi…couple things:

    1) WE BEAT PHILTH ASS…felt fucking good…right?
    2) I loved that HCMS played both Sid and Geno with the 4th line.
    3) Reaves NEEDS to play moar…IT. ALL. FLOWS. THROUGH. REAVES.
    4) Sid and Geno both need to shoot the puck at the fucking net …WTAF?

    Now to the impotant stuff…

    Except for Midnight Rider…YINZ ALL SUCK AT HOCKEY PORN.
    NOBODY else captured any (except Bren) WTAF???

    Seriously, if yinz doan wanna play anymoar I’m good with that. Just tell me and we’ll stop taping our porn sticks.

    Now listen up…we got a big game coming up on Thursday…I wanna see yinz out there with a quick start in the first period. Jump on these Carolina announcers…sustain that through the 2nd and then push it hard for a slam bang finish in the 3rd.

    Yer two time Stanley Cup winners…show me something next time or you can all go play HP in JohnWilkesBerriez.
    *slams hockeyporn hub locker door on the way out

    • Midnight Rider

      In erreyone’s defense, NBCSN sucked tonight. Frkin Keith Jones is useless.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        We (at least I do) wanna play, I just don’t pay a lot of attention to that part of the game sometimes.

        • SouthSideGeno

          ONE…is one too much to ask from erreybody in pre-game, 3 periods and post game…not to mention deux intermezzo…WITH FRIGGEN JAY???

          • PensPointsYourMom

            No Jay tonight. I fell asleep before the game and watched almost the whole thing on the DVR, skipping the intermissions, commercials etc.

          • SouthSideGeno

            travashamockery…

          • randy

            Woah HPHC Geno is pissed. I heard two light HP and didn’t bother because I thought someone else would get them. I know, that’s not HP leadership. Hope we doan all have to watch Toews tapes for 4 hours tomorrow.

            We won the game but we lost the HP

          • SouthSideGeno

            GO. SELL. HELADO.
            paletero man
            : D

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Dippin Dots or GTFO

          • SouthSideGeno

            Don’t backsas me…hit the showers and get in early to watch HP films : D

      • SouthSideGeno

        Cuming from anyone else butt you …I’d say GO SELL ICE CREAM

        ZERO is not a number MR!
        ZERO #HP is NOT #HP
        WE all need to amp up our game or it’s over Johnny!

  • PensPointsYourMom

    How invisible was Giroux tonight? That dude is butt-fluff

  • randy
    • PensPointsYourMom

      sweet jorts.

    • Midnight Rider

      Missed joke #3: should’ve spelled it “Megadeath”

      • randy

        *Ahem* you mean missed joke #4. But good one.

        • Midnight Rider

          I got that one (and “Enter Sandman”). What’s the third joke?

          • j-b0t

            (the picture)

          • Midnight Rider

            Right, not Megadeth. Randy said there’s a third joke there, but I’m not seeing it.

          • j-b0t

            … fans of Megadeth?

          • SouthSideGeno

            FTW

    • j-b0t

      Exit Sandman?

  • SouthSideGeno

    LA is beatin the bith outta Edmonton…hahaha

  • j-b0t

    I was talking about this with blawgczar earlier, but I had a realization this game:

    Oleksiak seems pretty ok.
    Schultz is also pretty ok.
    Cole is pretty ok.
    Daley was pretty ok.

    Every one of those players’ previous teams’ fanbases, when the Penguins traded for them, has basically said “lol, good luck!” or even “THANK YOU for taking him away!”

    It’s…it’s almost as if…. fans have no clue what they’re talking about.

    • Midnight Rider

      Nor do GMs, apparently.

      • j-b0t

        I’m increasingly adopting the view that no one knows anything about anything.

        • SouthSideGeno

          Schultz knows nothing! Schultz sees nothing!

        • Midnight Rider

          I went down that rabbit hole last season with the advanced stats stuff. Gets really dark really fast.

      • Door_Matt

        Well GMJR apparently does (back-to-back cups).

        I think the key is that sometimes when you’re a first round pick for a team you want to deliver. I remember hearing HCMS say it, but when you’re under pressure to perform you hold the stick a little tighter and start thinking too much and you don’t play your game.

        Schultz to the Pens was a bag of pucks (3rd rounder iirc) and Oilsack is the same (4th rounder). If Oilsack doesn’t pan out, the Pens lose a player that probably ends up a 2nd or 3rd liner in WBS. They remove the pressure to perform from him that you would see in a player for player swap (a la Letang if he ends up getting traded for return talent).

        My 2 cents.

    • PensPointsYourMom

      A couple of thoughts about that:
      Oilsak was a 1st round pick. He is ok, but he’s their Pouliot. He never lived up to the expectations of the Dallas fans. They thought they were getting Eric Karlsson or Drew Doughty. He aint that.
      Schultz was kind of the same thing. He was a highly sought after free agent who got thrown in the deep end without much help. Its no shock that nearly every player, despite a lot of first round, and first overall, picks, on Edmonton sucked pre-McJesus.
      Daley came on to a Chicago team that had just won a cup and never really found his place there. Its pretty understandable.

      Its a question of what expectations you have for a player. And in some way its the question about Reaves we’ve all been struggling with this year. What does Oilsak have to do to prove himself more valuable than a 4th? What if its a 1st? Same with Reaves.

      • j-b0t

        But that’s the point I’m making. Fans don’t know what that is, so they arbitrarily make it up as they go to just make sure they have something to be upset about or a skapegoat for the lack of their own team’s success.

        • SouthSideGeno

          Trade LeTang yesterday!
          GO TEAM!

        • PensPointsYourMom

          Of course. What’s the point otherwise?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Fuck Pouliot right? Turns out he’s an NHL caliber defenseman (sort of). Oh well.

          • j-b0t

            I always thought he looked like a better player than Despres and caught an unending amount of shit for trying to stake that claim.

          • Big Poppa Vlad

            to me, its the eye test.. do they pass the eye test.. Reaves passes the eye test, when you give him more than 5 min. a game. tonight, the lines looked decent. The want to was there again. Will they keep it going? I think the only thing that this team needs besides a 3rd Line Center is the “want to”. The talent and chemistry is there.

    • SouthSideGeno

      Me likey Oilsak : )

      It was nice to see him and Reaves fuk the Philth.
      Those slimy pricks knew better than to frk with Sid & Geno tonight.
      Bout time.

      • Ungaba

        You have to think that games like last night were precisely what GMJR had in mind when he grabbed Reaves, and for that matter, when he was targetting Oilsak. You’re right – it worked like a charm. Even sullen and angry Letang couldn’t sing the ship last night because, from the first shift, Reaves was out there knocking people around and making sure the Message Was Delivered. Super duper fun to see him and Oilsak both immediately get what the Pens/Flyers rivalry is all about.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      Did Lackchoads fans really thank us for Scuderi?

      • j-b0t

        Yes.

        Yes, they did.

        • j-b0t

          If I recall, their sentiment was “I didn’t think we could get anything for Daley, but we got an NHL defenseman!! lol Penguins”

          …and then we laughed.

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Sure, they got an NHL defenseman. That’s a fact.

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            *former

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • UlfSammySon
  • Rad88

    recap is up

  • Leonardo Prevatti

    This was awful. hope 2018 better.