Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Things Were Good for A while anyways

The Penguins rattled off 2 in a row and everything was good. The Pens handled a tampa bay team without much of a problem. Maf only had to make 15 saves. It actually was a lot closer than the scoreboard says, and Maf had to play a better game than his shots against would lead you to believe, but it was a win and that is just what Fleury and the Pens needed.

Next up came the Atlanta Thrashers. That was a hard fought contest that the pens again came out on top. To be honest i'm pretty impressed with whats going on in Atlanta. They dont have that 1 or 2 superstars but they have a bunch of good players and role players that get the job done. How is Kovalchuk doing on his new team? But the pens prevail so all is well.

Now we have last night with a division rival The New York Rangers. This was a game where the pens Dominated in every aspect of this game, except for the part of potting a goal behind Lundqvist. That dude was on something for 57 minutes. The Rangers had a 1-0 lead all the way til 2 or so minutes left in the game when Kunitz and Cooke beat Lundy for 2 in the matter of 37 seconds. game over right? The Pens are up a goal with 2 minutes left. As clutch as Lundy was the entire night he had one more trick up his sleeve. He decides to smash his stick on the cross bar and throw the broken half in a ref s direction. Thus getting an unsportsman like penalty. This my friends was the play of the game. You're down by a goal your best chance is to go against the pens power play. The Pens with a man advantage are going to take this oppurtunity to ice the clock. No Bylsma is sending his top unit out there to get a goal. I take that back he wanted them to pass around in the zone for the rest of the game. Meanwhile the Pens are 0-6 so far with only 6 shots. At what point did Bylsma have enough faith in his putrid power play to believe they could accomplish this task. Maybe it was a Test.....................FAIL

Do I need to go over what happened next. Do i need to get a youtube video of the cross ice pass Malkin would try. How about the part where everybody stands around and watches Mark Staal (brother of Jordan) get to a loose puck. How about a shot that goes off Letangs stick, off Fleurys shoulder, of the left post, off the crossbar before dropping behind the goal line. Do i Need to get that video.

The All goes back to Lundy making a quick decision that if you want to beat the penguins you have to give them power play chances. I hate to blame any Penguin for what happened, heck i thought the game would end 1-0 for the Rags. Blaming a penguin would take credit away from the genius play of Queen Henrik.

I'm actually not even going to say anything about the OT period. By this point the penguins deserved everything they got in my book. A 2-1 lead with 1 1/2 minutes left, I'm happy with Adams, Crosby and Rupp kicking it around the boards with Orpik and Letang manning the points. If the puck pops out to Orpik whats he going to do? dump it!!! Nope we put are number one unit out there to start the play. Even if we needed a Power play goal, I would have trouble sending the number one unit out there.

for 58 minutes you couldn't ask for a better game. Bottom line is Henrik Lundqvist is a Genius......

Go Pens

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On My Mind...

...what's going to happen when Johnson "slumps"? With Bylsma questioning not only Fleury's abilities, but now his "psyche", I don't know how this is going to turn out. Bylsma says that Fleury lacks confidence right now...well, duh! That's because he is giving him no reason to feel confident. Pulling him after a 2-0 deficit, I thought, was a disrespectful and unnecessary move. He never would have done that last season.

Anyway, this is such a frustration to me! I love Fleury and at the same time I am glad we are winning. I don't feel that the coach is looking to the future. Crosby is doing just that & yes you too P.SQY. He knows what his goalie can do and feels he needs to be able to do so.

I love my Pens...no matter what. I really miss my #11!

Go Pens!

Monday, November 8, 2010

So anything on your mind?

Is there anything to talk about in the world of Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey. Not really i suppose. We have an offensive Jaugernaut. Way better than the 66/10/68 line. Nothing wrong there. The Defense is a wall. The defense never lets a shot through that any goalie from any beer league in the world couldn't stop. so no, nothing wrong there. How about special teams. You take a Penalty, you're down a goal. The Pens Power play is money. Penalty Killing? I think the Pens could play the entire season short handed and never lose a game, hell i bet they don't even get scored on, ever. Goaltending? BRICK EPHING WALL. There isn't a shot that either of our goalies couldn't stop. Hell they are going to stop wearing pads, just to give the oposition a chance. oh yeah everything is good.

The League front office is actually going to cancel the rest of the season and hand the stanley cup to Sidney Crosby because the Penguins are unbeatable. We have the best players in the world, we have the best coaches, we have the best gm, we have the best owners, we even have the best concessions at Consol. Life is good for the Pittsburgh Penguins. A select few are even going to play some baseball this summer for the pirates to give them a boost, you know what that means, The Pittsburgh Pirates will be the best baseball team in MLB history. Thats right the Penguins are that good. The Steelers declined Ray Sheros offer to let Malkin start at full back saying it would be too much for everybody to handle, it would be 6 points everytime he touches the ball. And to think Malkin only wanted to be the 3rd down back.

Thats the way it is for the Penguins, The Consol even has UMZ's. for all you non penguin fans that is an unmanned Zamboni's. The Zambonies are driven by Nintnedo WII remotes directly from suite 66. You guessed it. the best ice in the world. I'm not even going to mention the ice girls.

The Only problem with this team is that the acounts for all message boards and blogs have vanished. Nobody is even intersted anymore. Nobody posting on lets go pens. nobody commenting over at pensblog. faceoff factor is shut down. The rumor mill doesn't even recognize Pittsburgh because there is no reason to trade anybody...ever. The Biggest Crisis in The penguins camp is there in nothing left for anybody to bitch about. No leaky defense, no slumping goaltender, no bottom feeding power play. its all gone. If Penguin fans don't have their whipping boy/boys to bitch about what would they do. The defense blows, Fleury needs to go, The Power play is simply terrible. something needs to change. Is Disco on his way out. If I hear "getting to our game" one more time i swear to god i will hope the Flyers win a game.

To all the Penguin fans out there, shut the eff up and let this play out a while. give them til thanksgiving atleast. You want to fix the offense, let them play for a few games. you wanna fix the defense, let them play. all the new faces in the defense i bet they don't even know everybodies name yet. You wanna fix your franchise goalie. Let him play. He's not going to get any better sitting on the bench. Play him. I bet if Disco would have taken my advise 3 weeks ago we wouldn't have a slumping goaltender right now, we wouldn't have as many wins as we do now, but we would have 60 some games to make them up. He would have played through it and come out on top. And for Christ sakes if your going to give him that short of a leash, don't even start him. That did more damage than good. play him. Thats the only way to come out of this. He starts stringing some wins together, starts making some saves, getting comfortable with his defense he will return to form. Its a long season, lets get this shit out of the way early so we can hit our stride when it counts, and dammit can we stick with some line combos for more than 4 minutes a game. Is it wrong to think maybe we need some time to develope some chemistry through out our lines. People are making it harder than it needs to be. Overthinking things. There is a "system" in place......I think. Lets give the players time to buy into it.

Nope its the beginning of November and we are firing our coach, getting rid of our GM, trading Malkin, getting rid of Staal cuz he's injury prone, and putting our franchise goalie on waivers. Brent Johnson is actually a clone of the dominator and is poised to take us to the promise land. You people annoy me to no end.

Lets Let this play out just a few more game. Give me 25 games, then you can start jumping off the Liberty bridge all you want. Another thing for you so called "Penguin fans" if he puts on the Penguins sweater support him, and if he isn't playing well, get behind him.

So shut for a while........Please

Go Pens