say goodnight, goodbye: free agency 2014

Them’s the breaks: We lost a lot of good soldiers yesterday, who went on to bigger paydays. The Engelland contract is the new “Jeff Finger money.”  Deryk Engelland money is sweet, sweet millions. Joe Vitale is also being overpaid, but by a slightly underachieving western conference team, so it makes sense.  Tanner Glass’s contract is […]

postmortem draft day 2014

The Pens traded James Neal to Nashville for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. We’re not going to deny ever loving James Neal, because we did: the Goligoski-for-Niskanen-and-Neal trade instantly improved the Penguins, and not just because Matt Niskanen became a stud.  But I think we all knew that once James Neal signed that contract that […]

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there will be no awards this year in protest, also the Penguins hire a coach

What the hell is going on. the NHLPA picked Sid first as the best person, Sid called out Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux to thank but NOT David Morehouse.  He brought his sister as his date.  Sounded strangely restrained.  Sid and PK were then forced to be near preening showgirls for some reason. then there […]

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hey so in case you haven’t heard no one wants to coach the Penguins that is your monthly status update we didn’t report on the Kings winning the Cup because I mean everyone knew that was happening right, you didn’t need us to report on it? watch USA/Portugal at the World Cup tomorrow and pretend […]

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finally someone puts the hammer down

It goes to show how much faith we have in our hockey media, or really just the media in general, that when the tweets start happening our first instinct is to assume that within a few hours, it’ll be redacted, or turn out to mean something else entirely.  But Bob McKenzie, who is essentially the Frank […]

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disillusionment is real: the 2014 Stanley Cup Final

really, if you want to think about it, this is the year that all possible dreams died.  The Kings/Blackhawks series was one for the ages, don’t get us wrong.  And much astute observation has been made about the Kings and their success.  The “West is Best” adage has proven true—unless you count goaltending as important […]

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David Morehouse is the creepy Harry Harlow of the NHL, the Pensblog explains why

If you’ve felt that the Penguins organization has been an unfeeling wire mesh monkey mother since about 2010 (new arena, new branding strategy, all that cuntitude), the Pensblog has accurately explained why in their profile of Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse. While we may not necessarily agree that there is any necessarily sinister intent with […]

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all that glitters is horseshit.

You may assume that the above photo is a reference to the recent Penguins past, but alas, it is the ghost of the Penguins future. And it’s exactly what we need. Everything you know is dead and gone after tonight. If only our already-fading memories of the 13/14 Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t capped off with a […]

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fuck your mother

You know what?  It’s puzzling.  It really is just puzzling.  The Penguins now basically have a reputation for spectacular chokejobs of a dizzying variety, and adding “giving up a 3-1 series lead to the Rangers” shouldn’t have been in the tea leaves, but god damn it, it is.  There’s a Game 7 for all the […]

with consideration.

Sorry for being shitty about not covering last night’s game. In a painkiller induced haze (to deal with some torn ligaments) I kinda just…forgot that I had to say things about that horrible event.  There is nothing much to say about the complete breakdown we had last night. There’s a ton to be said for […]

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ear to the ground.

Things seem to be…not awful. Which is an assertion none of us would have made weeks ago, so we’ll take it as a positive sign. The game tonight was a mix bag, but at least this time it was more of a Halloween bag of fun-sized chocolate mixed in with peppermints and pennies, rather than […]

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visiting the caves

This was a short play, in three acts, about how to just hunker down and get your shit done.  Madison Square Garden wanted their heroes, but they got a bedraggled squad of ruffians.  They had so much hope. Listen.  What the hell even is New York City?  Who does this?  Who wears an Adam Graves […]

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so excited, so unslept

So yeah. No one wants to admit that the Pens could lose this game, but they could. NBC bringing truth by saying in the early goings that the Pens need a statement game. Reductionist National Media, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Even while we’re pouring shots, shouting incoherently about the “what’s wrong with […]

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