Recap 44: Geno Brewin’

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The Pens were at home last night to finish out their schedule before the mandated bye week, a week full of speculation, ideas, and media vomit. Before we get to enjoy all of that however, we must recap the game that was.

I don’t know why he thinks to dig this stuff up, but man is it awesome

Only one way to go, eh?

#goaliecontroversey2018

Grover with the Jarry love

well then let’s get going

The Penguins didn’t change much up when it comes to lines, going with the following:

In pregame skate it was Oleksiak as the odd man out, at game time it was Cole back in the dog house. No clue how anyone on staff thinks Hunwick is better than Cole, but whatever. At this point just trade Ian Cole, though unless a legit third center is the return the team will regret it. No other surprises and welcome back Brian Dumoulin.

The team started just like every other game in Pittsburgh this year, dead. The Bruins took advantage and picked up right where they left off the night before not even two minutes in when Ryan Spooner scores 1:51 into the game.

https://twitter.com/BruinsGIFs/status/950168587121168384

Fortunately for the Penguins they are used to trailing in the first period so they didn’t give up, and this paid off two minutes later when a defender finally got on the board:

JAMIE OLEKSIAK (3) Assisted by HUNWICK (2) & HAGELIN (5) @ 3:53

Just a perfect D to D pass and one-timer, something we haven’t seen enough of since maybe the Gonchar days. Perfect placement by Oleksiak, putting the puck a foot off the ice so that if it is saved there will be a rebound, but also in a spot where it could go in. Hunwick with the assist, but he still sucks.

Now that the score was even the play would even out a bit for the next few minutes, Oleksiak would continue his trend of getting a goal and a penalty in the same game but the Pens PK was able to kill it off. Ten minutes into the period Matt Grzelcyk gets called for having an awesome last name and the Pens went on the powerplay. Little known fact, the Pens powerplay heading in to this game was clicking at 25.8% which had moved them into first in the league. Greater known fact, Phil Kessel fucks.

PHIL KESSEL (18) Assisted by CROSBY (26) & MALKIN (25) @ 11:04 PPG

Last recap I made the comment that Sidney Crosby may be having one of his best seasons as a play maker and we are underrating it because the goals aren’t there. Just look at this freaking pass

So was Sid trying for a bang-bang pass to Malkin? That was my first thought, but after slowing the video down it’s hard to tell if this was intended for Malkin or not, but even if it was this would still be classified as threading the needle. As for that shot from Phil…

almost 90% of player would’ve taken the extra stride to the right to get the opening to the net. 90% of players would’ve made Rasks job very easy. Phil Kessel uses a Bruin decoy to hide the shot, and from this screenshot I think you can really appreciate how freaking good he is…

I could tell you where I’ve seen tighter fits, but we are a PG-13 blog.

https://twitter.com/penguins/status/950175782239948801

Just look at this flex, flex baby:

Now that I’m done gushing over Kessel, there was still half a period left to play. Two minutes after the Kessel explosion it was another defender triumphantly returning to the scoresheet:

KRIS LETANG (3) Assisted by CROSBY (27) @ 13:27

Bottom six scoring is nice, but goals from the defense are never a bad thing.  Almost identical shot as Oleksiak’s but on the opposite side, slightly surprised Letang didn’t miss wide. The remaining 8 minutes would play out scoreless, and holy shit do the Penguins have a lead after the first period!?!?!
https://twitter.com/penguins/status/950175237068541953

Three goals on nine shots? Yes please, all day every day and twice on Sunday, oh we are talking about shooting percentage and not your mom? Meh, it applies the same.

Now, the Penguins aren’t accustomed to having the lead after the first period, so there was only one thing the team could possibly do with a two goal lead, right?

Brad Marchand scores at 7:18 to make it 3-2

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Noel Acciari (who?) scores at 8:18 to tie the game at 3…Image result for what is happening gif

David Pastrnak scores at 12:14 to give the Bruins a 4-3 lead…

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Kris Letang gets on the scoreboard with his second point of the night after this sweet assist

David Backes scores at 17:08 to make it 5-3 Bruins.

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Somebody tell me where to send the baby gift, because the Penguins missed a period.

Mike Sullivan pulls Tristan Jarry and replaces him with a goalie that sucks. Daniel Sprong would draw a penalty in the final three minutes, and of course the Pens would make it interesting…

EVGENI MALKIN (16) Assisted by CROSBY (28) & HORNQVIST (13) @ 19:56 PPG

Just get the hell out of here Sid. The Bruins play the role of the NHL and forget about Evgeni Malkin in front of the net, Sidney Crosby plays the role of being really, really good with a sick tape to tape pass.

This is when Sid looks back and finds Malkin, 2 full seconds before getting to the puck. Rewatch the play, he doesn’t turn around again yet Malkin knows what is coming.

That’s how the Penguins leaders lead. Also, 4 Boston defenders with the puck in the corner and 3 Penguins players is not good math by Boston.

The majority of the fans most likely leave if Malkin doesn’t score that goal, and who could blame them?

After a four goal first and five goal second would we have a 6 goal third? Two minutes into the period the fourth line continued looking really good together, and Riley Sheahan is feeling more and more comfortable in his new role:

RILEY SHEAHAN (4) @ 2:54

After Kuhnhackl plays the body and knocks the puck free Sheahan just walks in short-side. Not much to work with here: 

Notice the angle of Sheahan’s stick here, it’s almost perpendicular to the goalline which is what keeps Rask from covering the near post; he can’t over commit to that side because everything about Sheahan’s stick says he is going to the far side. For those still upset about the trade, Scott Wilson scored his 1st of the year with Buffalo giving him 1 goal and 1 assist in 30 games.

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What a crazy game this was, and neither team could break the tie. This is mainly because the Penguins woke up defensively and only allowed 6 shots on goal after Murray stepped in in relief. With less than two minutes left Jamie Oleksiak draws a penalty, and the ref makes that always exciting point to center ice. A penalty shot to basically win the game for Marchand.

One, two, three triple deke

https://twitter.com/penguins/status/950204370649575424

And Murray reminds everyone that he is still pretty good at this whole goalie thing. Unbelievably huge stop.

You knew Grover would have our backs.

Rob Rossi is the only person I’ve seen on record say they are against 3v3 overtime, and there’s a reason for that. It is insane. These two teams had you on the edge of your seat when a puck casually exited the Pens zone and Phil Kessel goes all the way back to his own blue line to pick it up.

EVGENI MALKIN (17) Assisted by KESSEL (29) & LETANG (24) @ 2:51

Good God.

The goal was Malkin’s 12th career OT winner, making him the franchise leader in the category as Crosby and Lemieux both have 11.

GAME


Thoughts:

– Crosby goes from 30th in the league to top 20 in points after getting 7 in two games

– The penalty shot could be the save that brings back all confidence in Murray, which should scare most of the league.

– The fit of Simon on Sids left has probably earned Conor Sheary  a new uniform during this bye week. In fact it wouldn’t be surprising if this was the last we saw Sheary and Cole.

– This team is a decent third line center away from being really good again, and I have a feeling that move is coming.

– Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel. The three leaders may have saved the season tonight

 

Tuukka ASS

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  • Finn Bonzalez

    Rad’s got some early dawktoring, eh?
    Great work. This was excellent. So was the game. LGP!
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  • Midnight Rider

    Great RadCap, loved the breakdown of the Kessel PP goal. And the line “Somebody tell me where to send the baby gift, because the Penguins missed a period.” LOL

    Enjoy the 5-day break from blogging, Doc.

    • Ungaba

      Holy shit that line slayed me. Truly great stuff.

  • UlfSammySon

    Great ‘Cap Doc RADiator. Your homework for the bye week is to work on your Prescription writing skills.
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  • Faces of franchises at the hockey Hall of Fame. Alex Ovechkin and the no brainier here, obviously David Perron

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    • Finn Bonzalez

      A face in the franchise.

      • Another one of those instances where it’s easily COTD but doesn’t have the context

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        I can confirm, David Perron does indeed have a face.

    • The66thDopefish

      What do these two teams have in common?

      Give up?

      Check out the bottom line.

      • j-b0t

        subscribe

      • Ungaba

        2 faces, 0 cups?

    • PensPointsYourMom

      #TintedVisorFetish

    • Jovi

      wtf! where’s MAF!

      • Finn Bonzalez

        Erreyone knows David(?) Perron(?) is the number one guy in Vegas.

        • Jovi

          Who does James Neal have to sniff to get some love?

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Not the mirrored tables.

          • SouthSideGeno

            #71?

  • jagrmeister

    Nice recap Dr Rad! Great game to be at too. Except the 2nd anyway.

  • SouthSideGeno

    GREAT RE-RAD CAP-DAWK … <3 U

    My DVR stopped recording at 2:14 of the OT period. Just as LeBang picked up the puck in our D zone….so I stayed up till 2am last night and didn't get to see the MAGFRKENNIFICENT GENO GOLA

    • Ungaba

      Yes, but luckily for you, you caught Oprah’s AMAZING speech LIVE!!!! That had to have been SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better, right????

      • SouthSideGeno

        Great show…luved it.

        FYI…almost no comments about King Louie…the focus was on “Women and safety for all” in every industry and all walks of life. You gonna try to tell me you got a problem wit dat?

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8524d5c8554be6ed8b1da571949a87ef79e7ace650adf7a102f8a040f33c7843.gif

        • Ungaba

          Nope, I have no problem with that at all! I think it’s a great message. Seems like it could have / should have been delivered sooner, but better late than never.

          Oprah using her eloquence and that platform to do good is a great thing.

          I just never in a million years would have watched that over the game last night, that’s all.

          • SouthSideGeno

            #bigbrushartist

          • Ungaba

            huh?

          • SouthSideGeno

            …you wood-n’t unnerstan

          • PensPointsYourMom

            #artis-anal?

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            #bigbushartist? fify?

          • SouthSideGeno

            lol…much butters

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            #shartist?

  • “The Habs were the 28th ranked team in the NHL when Marc Bergevin took over. 6 years later, they’re now ranked 28th.”

    • SouthSideGeno

      Did you hold hands with the old Asian guy as yinz toured the HoF?

      • randy

        Men hold hands with each other in a lot of kulturs. It’s mostly just ‘wrong’ in North America

        • SouthSideGeno

          Especially if yer hanny’s are all …sticky

  • SouthSideGeno

    HEY @Andypepperqvist

    If there are no games till Sarradee, why are there games showing up on the schedule in F League?

    How does this work during the bi-sessual weak, please Peppersplain?

    • Penguin in Houston

      I did what you asked.

      • SouthSideGeno

        I saw…hehe…ty…
        I won’t catch you but my goal is to make the playoffs. Our division is so much better than that other pussy group…We should get 4 spots in the finals

        • Penguin in Houston

          Hahaha!

    • Penguin in Houston

      Not erreybody has a bye week

      • SouthSideGeno

        Oooooooooooooh…Chryst WE finally start to show some life and have to take a week off???

        Thanks Buttman

        • Penguin in Houston

          Maybe the rest will be good. Rusty needs it.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      There are games.

      • Ungaba

        He’s older, be gentle.

        • Finn Bonzalez

          Sometimes the truth is harsh.

          • SouthSideGeno

            I thought erreybody was Bi ?

            I know you and UNG are…HA!

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      The world doesn’t revolve around the Pens. Our world revolves around the Pens.

      • SouthSideGeno

        WUT?!?!
        NO

  • j-b0t

    If anyone, anywhere, is ever like “so what’s the deal with that whole ‘hockey’ thing, anyway?”

    You show them that overtime clip. Get that clip onto a spaceship and launch it out for extraterrestrials to find. It doesn’t get any better than that.

    • Ungaba

      Just so much fun. “If you can’t get it done in 60 minutes of ‘safe’ style, you get 5 minutes of pond hockey insanity to figure it out.” This is literally the ONLY thing the NHL has gotten right in the last 20 years.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        but…but…coaches challenges and smaller goalie pads….amirite?

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          Nah bro, the curved glass… best thing evah!!!

          • Ungaba

            Max Paccioretti agrees. Patch-e-o-red-e? Frking whatever.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            -2…you can’t reference the curved glass without using the word “stanchion” its in the CBA.

          • SouthSideGeno

            stanchion in my pantchion

          • j-b0t

            Trapezoid.

            /discussion

      • Finn Bonzalez

        Hybrid icing.

        • Ungaba

          OK, Finn, that one too. 🙂

  • PensPointsYourMom

    After last night, I am convinced that no team in the league can beat the Pens, if the Pens decide to play. The question for this season is if they’ll decide to play often enough to win.

    • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

      I hate to bring it up… but isn’t motivation largely the coach’s job? How does erreyone REALLY feel about Sully right now?
      I just get worried… where my xannies at…

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Like Murray, Sully does things I don’t like. Jarry probably should have been pulled sooner or a timeout called. Putting Sheary out on the first shift in OT wasn’t what I would have done, etc. But Like Murray, he’s won enough in the past two years to get a pass on any transgressions, for now.

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          I agree, I’m more concerned about him loosing the room, but that can be as much of the player’s being unwilling to buy in etc. etc… Seems don’t seem THAT out of whack yet, hopefully more games like this can get all the boys on the same page and set em off on their traditional winter-spring tear 😀

          • SouthSideGeno

            I would bet that’s the problem with Cole…He’s prawlly holding up two fingers behind Sully’s head allatime when he’s motervaten : /

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            Needs a swift kick in the beans… 😀

        • randy

          I was wondering about Sheary as well, hoping for some Sprong action, but I guess they’re going to take it slow and not put Sprong in with the badly needed 1 point on the line. Sharey tho? I guess the speed factor. Maybe he was trying to wear them out? Broons were already tired from being dominated in the 3rd and playing the night before.

      • SouthSideGeno

        Nope…they’re pros…they should be self-motivating…Coaches job is to teach & manage the players, decide who plays where & when…and to make sure there’s plenty of coke & hookers for the cup celly.

        SULLY 4 EVA, 2nd only in my book to Badger Bob

        • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

          They are also still people, I feel like the teams that transcend their individual parts, like we’ve seen in the past, owe that in large part to the coach. But yeah, they SHOULD be self motivating, or at least are paid enough to be 😀

      • Midnight Rider
    • SouthSideGeno

      they need a stronger 3rd line centaur…but yuh.

  • Finn Bonzalez
    • SouthSideGeno

      …..aaaahhhh…beaver water

  • Jovi

    “The Bruins play the role of the NHL and forget about Evgeni Malkin …”

    – Money Line

  • PensPointsYourMom

    From the mind of Peter Chiarelli:

    “I have no intentions of firing Todd (McLellan). I want to work with the coach, and I think he’s a very good coach,” “As far as Todd goes, and (his staff), I am not considering firing them. At this point we’re going to solve it together.”

    Chiarelli adds that everyone is under evaluation, including himself. They have considered bringing in another assistant coach to help out, but that is unlikely to happen. The Oilers would be trading from a position of weakness if they tried to make a big trade.

    “I have to have a clear head,” he said. “I have to stick with what we have in place, what we’re trying to do, for more than two months or a (bad season). But, we also owe it to our fans to make sure the team is in a position (to win), whenever that time is. I have to look at the bigger picture, but having said that, that bigger picture includes the coaching staff, the players.

    Shut up and give us RNH Pete….no one really cares what you think. And by the way, Chiarelli would be the first person I’d fire if I were Oilers ownership.

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      Trade RNH and retain salary. Thanks for Kessel, too.

      -JR

      • Ungaba

        Cole and Sheary for RNH. Where do I sign?

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          That’s actually a pretty smart trade for Edmonton. They need forward speed and defense. Still won’t happen though. Edmonton wants to sign rnh.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            RNH is signed for the next 3-4 years. But other than McDavid, he’s pretty much their only consistent center, well Letestu, but he’s not an offense guy.

          • SouthSideGeno

            LetesWHO?

        • PensPointsYourMom

          My lines if GMJR could work his magic and pull that off
          12-87-41
          59-71-72
          62-RNH-81
          Knuckles-She-bang-Reaver

          That’s pretty fucking sick. And Rust slots in somewhere when he comes back.

          • j-b0t
          • PensPointsYourMom

            wtf with the robot heels?

          • SouthSideGeno

            …yuhs, they’re proportionately too small and no 9″ stiletto heels…get yer b0t boner straight

          • j-b0t

            I didn’t draw the thing. Sheesh meesh.

          • SouthSideGeno

            easy b0t…jus funnen…doan get those wires crossed

            you know me…I’d fap to it

          • j-b0t
          • PensPointsYourMom

            Also the first PP would be unchanged, 87, 71, 81, 72 and 58. But the second would be
            59-RNH-41
            3-4
            Which is fucking deadly.

          • randy

            Himpaste for days

          • PensPointsYourMom

            and lady gravy forever.

          • SouthSideGeno

            …so good on meat loaf

          • Ungaba

            Wow, so you really are bi, eh?

          • SouthSideGeno

            …hot dogs too!

            It is my understanding that “Lady Gravy” is made bi …ladies???

            Did something change and no one toldz me?

          • randy

            Yup. Lady gravy is herpaste. Sarry you were cUngfused

          • SouthSideGeno

            I had a ‘squirter’ experience once waaay back in the day…at first I thought…OMG she’s peeing on me…then I though…WOW…that was delightfully different…butt the satin waterbed sheets are ruined!

          • Ungaba

            T

            M

            muthafukkin’

            I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • SouthSideGeno

            hahaha

            Just wait till part deux of my ‘expose’ hit the press!

          • randy

            You sure she didn’t just punch a hole through the water bed with her obscenely long finger nails?

            Can’t remember when the last time I slept on a water bed, but I do remember my back hurting a lot the next day

          • SouthSideGeno

            I had me a king size, heated, full waveless…I called it the ‘Pelvic Arena’

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            You heard it here first, Geno discovered squirting!

          • PensPointsYourMom

            Geno fucking on Satin waterbed sheets, so predictable if I think about it. To which song on Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours did she climax?

          • SouthSideGeno

            ….aaaah the 80’s…so wet so wild

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            “Never Going Back Again” XD

          • Ungaba

            NICELY DONE!

          • PensPointsYourMom

            #hergel

          • randy

            A lot of lady gravy on my meatloaf makes me bipolar as well

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            #tryptophanboi

          • randy

            I read that as Tripe Phanboi. Whom I’m now following on Twitter

          • SouthSideGeno

            Bi-pole-her?

          • cwfutureboy
    • Ungaba

      Amen. His track record screams “I will fuck your shit up so fast it will surprise even me”. I dunno WTF they were thinking hiring that clown to begin with, but Edmonton, so…

    • j-b0t

      General managers aren’t often held accountable enough, IMO.

      I recognize you have to give a manager time to do the work he needs to do, but that same reasoning is also used as an apologetic far too often. Do ANY of us have any faith that Chiarelli will know how to get that team right in any discernible timeframe? I sure don’t.

      Two years. I’ve seen teams go from bottom feeders to legitimate long term contenders in two years. Obviously there is some luck involved in that, but I think if you’re a team, and you haven’t seen significant improvement in that time frame? The manager isn’t doing what he needs to do.

      Now, having said that, timeout for a philosophical digression: the nature of a competitive environment dictates there must be winners, and there must be losers. So it follows that even if every manager in the league was completely competent, some would still have to “fail”, because without that failure, others could not succeed. In a hypothetical league where every GM has exactly the same competency and resources, what would be the determining factor for that division between success and failure?

      Luck.

      That’s it. So really in an idealized concept of improvement and ever increasing expertise, there exists a theoretical “zenith” of ability that if everyone achieved, the only thing we would be rooting for is how lucky one team gets over another.

      Basically, competitive sports are really dumb, when you think about it.

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      • SouthSideGeno

        Da Komarad b0tski

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Yep. I recommend you stop thinking about it. Also it isn’t a hypothetical world where everything is equal

        • Ungaba

          Chiarelli is still a fuckhead.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            100% this.

  • MoonStanley

    Congrats, PiH… you punk! 😀

    • MoonStanley

      If anyone wants to trade me a solid dman, or goalie, I’m all ears. Got lots of forwards for ya.

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        Offer.

        • MoonStanley

          Hedman is the only D I like of yours. Hmm. Will think.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            bwahaha…Moonie likes Andy’s D.

          • MoonStanley

            Head… man!

          • Penguin in Houston

            I still haven’t forgiven him for Sid’s 2nd concussion in a few days and that was a few years ago.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Totally on the shiz list 4 EVA!

          • Finn Bonzalez

            Only one of them…

          • UlfSammySon

            Offer.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        You should get Letang, he’s undervalued right now.

        • MoonStanley

          Thought Letang was suspended for a game?

        • Ungaba

          If turnovers were a stat in this league, I would have made the right decision…

      • Finn Bonzalez

        Isn’t Olli available?

        • SouthSideGeno

          HAHAHA

      • Penguin in Houston

        I barely have enough D.

        • cwfutureboy

          #blawgPorn

    • Penguin in Houston

      Thanks Moonie! It was so close all week. I was skird.

  • The66thDopefish

    I don’t know if anyone else has seen this, but Dan Girardi got Frk’ed in the head: https://deadspin.com/dan-girardi-leaves-game-after-taking-a-slap-shot-to-the-1821875442

    • randy

      Literally frk’d in da braimb. Ouch

    • SouthSideGeno

      JEEBUS…reminiscent of the Sid decapitation.

      “When Burke shoots even he doesn’t know where it’s going most of the time.” – announcer …hahaha

    • Penguin in Houston

      Frk, OW!

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Cody Franson is on waivers. He’d be an interesting pick-up, and the pens are short on RD, but “we” don’t need him, unless we’re going to dump more than 1 D in a trade.

  • The66thDopefish

    I’m up to 2500+ words on my trade deadline preview (I’m expecting to be done Wednesday) and I have at least eight paragraphs to go. Maybe I should split it into two (or three) parts? LOL

    • SouthSideGeno

      …or 8…hehe…sarrry, I’m sure it’ll be GrrrrrrrreATE!

    • Do you want some stupid cartoons to break up the wall of text for ya?

      • SouthSideGeno

        Should we peek at it and slap in our junk…wait

        • Dead horses ain’t the only thing you’re beatin’!

          • SouthSideGeno

            Got that Aisian guy’s number?

          • PensPointsYourMom

            …for some reason I read that as “Asian guy’s lumber”

          • SouthSideGeno

            …works both ways I guess
            *wink

          • Ungaba

            *rumber

            ftfy

          • SouthSideGeno

            Lassis

          • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

            Rassis-ception?

    • Penguin in Houston

      You channeling Tolstoy?

  • Penguin in Houston

    Whut? No Beaver water? ^

  • Penguin in Houston
    • SouthSideGeno

      LOVED THAT ONEHORNY %

      • Penguin in Houston

        Such a good pain in the ass.

        • Finn Bonzalez

          #hp

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Horny checked Chara a couple of times last night. He’s trying to earn his way into Valhalla. Also he doesn’t give a fudge how big the dude is, he’s gonna hit him.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    aw shit boys…Lee Stempniak was activated from IR today…watch out world.

  • SouthSideGeno
    • Door_Matt

      Trade rumors abound until then… Looks like we’re about to get an E6 level rumor storm.

      • Sleve_Scoobert_HawtDoge

        #Rumbogenesis

      • SouthSideGeno

        Perhaps I’ll actually get some work done …at work???

        • Door_Matt

          Unless there is a Cole/Sheary E5 that drops….

          • SouthSideGeno

            I feel it in my feels…GMJR is up to something

          • Door_Matt

            We all know he’s up to something, question is: Who is on his trade sheets?

            For all we know he’s just spinning his wheels trying to play head games with other GMs to make a smart waiver claim while all of the other teams try to make room for the big one.

          • SouthSideGeno

            *make room for the big one

            I have to think it’s Cole/Sheary as well…if it’s anyone…butt yuh…for who?

          • Penguin in Houston

            Why can’t Hunwick go?

          • SouthSideGeno

            Oh…I would much rather keep Cole and see Hunnybunz in a new sherzey…I just doan think anyone would want him…do you?

          • Penguin in Houston

            Not really but some GMs are dumb.

          • Door_Matt

            Daley for Scuderi. Never forget.

          • randy

            I like the idea of GMJR trying to hack GMing. But logically, the only teams dumb enough to fall for that are the teams with crappy depth to begin with.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Yuh…like Trono in the Kessel deal or Gnashville in the Hornqvist deal : /

            GMJR is asking me to tell you to Go Sell Ice Cream

          • randy

            He said GMs would put their (good) players on waivers to make room for one of our studs. They didn’t put Kessel or Horny on waivers, so how does that relate?

            Take your shot of ice cream and swallow it!

          • Penguin in Houston

            I smell it.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Are yer bunz burnin?

        • j-b0t

          thehorror.gif

  • SouthSideGeno

    Antonio Brown back at Stillerz practice today…yippieeeee!

    Can he skate and play Center?

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      You don’t want that.

      • SouthSideGeno

        He’d never miss a pass…think of the goal celly’s!!!

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          So a showboat with an ego problem who doesn’t pass?

          He’d basically be Ovechkin.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Hahah…yuh, butt If he can skoar like OVI…I’m all in

          • cwfutureboy

            Ask your Mom.

    • Penguin in Houston

      It’s supposed to be 19 and possible snow game day!

      • SouthSideGeno

        Colder even in Cheatriotville.
        Damn…I doan want us to havt’a go up there again.

        • Penguin in Houston

          Me either! Go Titans!

          • SouthSideGeno

            hahaha…those guys are gonna die up there…used to that warm Tennessee weather.

            But yeah, would love that soooo much…then we could give a lil payback to them as well.

        • UlfSammySon

          Give yer balls a tug, we gonna mash em on their own dang field!

          • SouthSideGeno

            They’re a 14 point favorite…we’re prawlly gonna havt’a…does it count if I get someone else to tug em for me?

          • UlfSammySon

            We owe them a good ass whoopin’ in front of their home fans.

          • SouthSideGeno

            Indeed we do brother…If the need arises…this WILL be the year.

          • Penguin in Houston

            I want Lady Brady to cry like a little Bitch!

  • PensPointsYourMom

    yinz all “swallowed” the wrong HP pill. At least 15 of you did. Shame.

    • SouthSideGeno

      no…the top 2 are a salad toss up.

      • j-b0t

        Yeah, for once I can’t even be mad that my choice isn’t numero uno.

    • gutsgonebad

      “His shot” is only 2 away now (it’s the clear winner you homophobes)

    • Jovi

      Not that we ever would but if we all went to rent 1 porn movie, either the shop would close before we made a decision or the cops would be called to stop the melee.

  • j-b0t

    Hey guys…

    I still really like this team.

    • UlfSammySon

      But do you LIKE like them?

      • j-b0t

        As soon as they get a fucking legit third line center I will be thinking horrible nasty thoughts about this team.

        • SouthSideGeno

          Reverse Cow-penguin like them?

          • j-b0t

            Reverse Cowguin is the only way I skate.

        • The66thDopefish

          (Here’s the punchline: they probably have one already)

          • j-b0t

            Here’s another thought:

            I legitimately think they’ve been playing a sort of rope a dope all season. Hence why it’s been so fucking confusing. They seem to be able to turn it on and look unbeatable, but choose not to do so. I don’t think they’ve been instructed to dog it, but I do think Sully and management have preached conserving their energy. The only reason they’re in such a bad spot currently has been an unexpectedly bad shooting %.

            When they make the playoffs, watch the fuck out.

          • The66thDopefish

            I wouldn’t put it past them.

  • UlfSammySon
  • The66thDopefish

    3300 words now

    • UlfSammySon

      You better call a publisher.

      • Door_Matt

        My guess based on his writing would be “Random” House.

        • UlfSammySon

          I was thinking Penguin Publishing.

        • The66thDopefish

          Mean!

          • Door_Matt

            I’m just joshin yinz. You’re a good writer.

            Do yinz have one-a them baby carrier thingies? I used mine for the first time today, it’s amazing.

          • The66thDopefish

            What, the backpack/frontpack sorta things? I loved using it until 67th hit 12 pounds. After that, it’s like strapping a floppy turkey on you.

          • Door_Matt

            Yeah, mine is only 9lbs right now, but seriously amazing to be able to carry him around and still do stuff.

    • gutsgonebad

      Better make it atleast 33,000 words, It has to get us through the next 5 days

    • Penguin in Houston

      You’re gonna need an editor!

  • gutsgonebad

    Man, the cable guide got me again. I was scrolling through and was like “awesome, Heat is on FX ” and then I realize it’s a Sandra Bullock movie called The Heat.

    • Jovi

      …and after you watched the whole movie, you decided, might as well netflix “The Proposal”

      • gutsgonebad

        HBO has been doing the same thing to me with the movie “The Arrival”. I get excited to see some alien invasion movie and then just complete let down

        • Jovi

          yeah, that movie was not worth the hype

          • gutsgonebad

            I liked “Arrival” but the 1990s “The Arrival” was a giant turd.

  • PensPointsYourMom
    • gutsgonebad

      So does Kansas City just not want a hockey team since Our 5x Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins stayed where they belong?

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Andy Reid ate the arena.

  • PensPointsYourMom

    WTF NHLN…One game, CBJ/TOR and its blacked out in “my area.” Why would that be? Horseshit.

    • gutsgonebad

      That’s kinda strange, maybe ESPN somehow blacked them out? I don’t know where you’re from.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        I’m in the Pittsburgh market for Root. I don’t get any Ohio channels or any Toronto channels. I think they just don’t want me to do opposition research.

        • gutsgonebad

          That’s really strange. I’m in Mercer county and still get it., I just lied, I’m blacked out with the top 50 greatest moments.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            hmm. Its dumb. Its not on any other channel. Oh well.

        • gutsgonebad

          Didn’t Disney buy Time Warner? If so, then they could be blacking it out due to the National Championship game

          • PensPointsYourMom

            oh that’s fucking dirty, but if you get it, I wouldn’t think that would be the case.

    • Finn Bonzalez

      No… Rask is horseshit.

  • Finn Bonzalez
  • gutsgonebad

    Looks like CBJ tied it up 2-2 and it’s going to OT. Would have been a good game to watch

    • PensPointsYourMom

      so watch it.

      • gutsgonebad

        It was blacked out here too. I was going be the guide again, I corrected it after I turned it on

        • PensPointsYourMom

          CBJ won, shame the pens can’t catch a break and have some of these metro teams lose a couple.

          • gutsgonebad

            Hopefully we’ll just continue this streak after this week, we’re due due for a positive one.

          • PensPointsYourMom

            pens still need some teams above them to lose in order to move up.

          • gutsgonebad

            With the addition of Sprong coming up and healthy Dmen, the team is starting to get that “Take on all comers” look. I’m curious where Rust will fall in when he gets back

  • gutsgonebad

    Can’t remember when the last time I heard a performer getting bleeped out at a half-time show

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Wat?!
    https://twitter.com/NHLGIFs/status/950525409342390272

    P.S. Sid drove out to Cranberry as soon as he saw that and is making one of the equipment guys stand there while he practices it.

    • gutsgonebad

      That was sick

    • j-b0t

      Not intentional. Still cool.

      • gutsgonebad

        I’m pretty sure the coach didn’t have it drawn up that way, but the situational awareness and reaction time were pretty outstanding to say the least.

    • Jovi
      • PensPointsYourMom

        pretty sure that’s a walker, which is now appropriate.

        • Jovi

          but look how long his stick is; we should trade hunny bear for him

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            Is that all that matters to you?

  • PensPointsYourMom

    Honestly I hope Sid and Geno don’t make the all-star roster. Kessel should, and that’s ok.

  • Jovi

    Is Georgia gonna ‘Brady’ this thing again?

    • SouthSideGeno

      The Thrashers are playing?

      • Jovi

        Keep drinking your geritol.

        • SouthSideGeno

          I got the tequila flavored kind this time…9 of 10 Mexican Dr’s approve…Cartels assassinated the 10th one

          • Finn Bonzalez

            That might be just tequila.

  • Big Poppa Vlad

    I want to see Alabama win it, just so they can vacate another title when the NCAA magically does an investigate in 5 years…

    • PensPointsYourMom

      lol

      • Big Poppa Vlad

        shank-a-rooney

    • Jovi

      what’s to investigate?

  • SouthSideGeno

    Too much red and south on this field.

  • SouthSideGeno

    Papanastos…life ruined

  • SouthSideGeno

    Lil Sweet got bigger.

    Does anyone else wanna kill Lil Sweet with a fire axe?

  • PensPointsYourMom

    I care so little about this college football game.

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      I enjoyed it.

  • SouthSideGeno

    FRKEN Georgia’s kicker is wearing science glasses

    • PensPointsYourMom

      sweet rec specs

  • PensPointsYourMom

    oops

    • SouthSideGeno

      Papanastos…get’s his life back.

      • PensPointsYourMom

        Saban lost like 15 hair plugs at the end of that game.

        • SouthSideGeno

          Satan will buy him new ones

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          Woooooooo

  • Big Poppa Vlad
    • SouthSideGeno

      what could possibly go wrong?

      • Big Poppa Vlad

        this is one the best movies of the 90s… Don’t be a menace to south central while drinking your juice in the hood.

        • Jovi

          Don’t know about that but the scene where he punches all the children is comedy gold. I thought I was going to pass out, I was laughing so hard.

  • Andy Pepperqvist

    Omg. Roll Tide.

    • PensPointsYourMom

      meh

    • SouthSideGeno

      Congrats Dr Pepperqvist

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        What a game. Almost makes up for that no-call pick last year vs. Clemson.

      • Jovi

        Sigh.

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          Tough to swallow?

          • Jovi

            meh; bigger fish to fry.
            gonna return to watching the Pens molest the Flyers

  • SouthSideGeno

    All glory goes to Gawd….and Nike

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      The kid seems great. Sounded like a hockey player crediting his teammates.

      • Big Poppa Vlad

        The starting QB too, that is solid, his replacement scores, he is right there to celebrate. In every huddle on the sideline, didn’t mope and pout he was pulled.

        • Andy Pepperqvist

          He’s a better man than me. Signs of a great coach, too.

          • Big Poppa Vlad

            He got them there.. he isn’t a passing QB anyway, he will go into the draft to become a wide out

    • gutsgonebad

      And I’d also like to thank ESPN, Disney and everyone watch out for The Black Panther coming to a theater near you on Feb.16

  • Jovi

    population of Georgia continues to go down as no one seems to know ‘how to finish’

    • Andy Pepperqvist

      What is your school?

      • Jovi

        UF

        • Big Poppa Vlad

          University of Florida?

          • Jovi

            yeah

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            You know my undergrad is from there?

          • Jovi

            ???
            Are you trying to say you went to UF for undergrad?

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            Yes, my undergraduate degree is from there. 2006.

          • Jovi

            2004.
            I could have been threatening your life all these years; guess it wasn’t meant to be.

            Cool, so then you DO understand my annoyance with Physics and any science really. It truly sucks seating in a 400+ class trying to learn.

          • Jovi

            That’s even worse though; were you always a Bama or did you switch?

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            I went there for graduate school while in the Air Force. Can’t say enough good things about how I was treated there.

  • SouthSideGeno

    When do they skate the trophy around the field?

    • Jovi

      seriously, hockey has the best trophy out of any sport

      • SouthSideGeno

        Hockey is the best sport of any sport

        • Big Poppa Vlad

          The only thing that holds it back, besides the Chel.. is the ice factor… sure you can play dek hockey, but its not like same.

          • Jovi

            ice factor and cost

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            It is so expensive…. And then there’s ice time and league fees.

          • SouthSideGeno

            …and it’s ALL totally worth it

          • Jovi

            🙁
            I really wish I got the chance to play. Just gonna have to force my kids to play for me.

          • Andy Pepperqvist

            You catch more flies with honey.

          • Jovi

            ???
            Put honey on the sticks? Seems messy.

        • Jovi

          true

      • Andy Pepperqvist

        Definitely

  • SouthSideGeno

    .So…from a design POV…no imagination whatsoever went into that Championship Trophy.

    Looks like they made it from a couple of empty Fosters Lager cans

  • SouthSideGeno

    Goodnight all yinz Princes and Princesses of Penguin Nation…

    • Jovi

      Later G

    • gutsgonebad

      I identify as a frog

      • Finn Bonzalez

        Hi, frogy!

  • The66thDopefish
  • Leonardo Prevatti

    Gotta get open for that guys.