First Malkin, now Crosby. According to this report in the PG, Crosby will look to play in Europe if the NHL lockout "goes long." "If, at one point, there's a lockout and the lockout goes long … Sidney wants to play hockey," Brisson said. "Of course he would consider alternatives." In addition to a […]
Ray Shero tied up some loose ends by re-signing a few players today. From the Penguins' official website: All four players received two-way deals. Tangradi’s contract is worth $726,000 at the NHL level; Strait will earn $605,000 at the NHL level; Bortuzzo’s and Grant’s deals are both worth $525,000 at the NHL level. Tangradi, Strait […]
Via the PG: Paul Alexander, the host of KDKA's The Fan Morning Show, was taken into police custody Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence after he struck another car and failed to stop on the Parkway East, according to Pennsylvania State Police said. Trooper Robin Mungo said a trooper spotted the collision, […]
Ahhh our old fried Chris Cooley, Remember him? He once said this about Sidney Crosby: Sidney Crosby is good at talking shit, Alex Ovechkin is good at hockey. I didn't realize this until yesterday when I thought that I was going to see two of the greats in the NHL. I saw one who is […]
According to nothing is finalized with Magnitogorsk.
Great event here from High Heels and Hockey. The Pittsburgh sports blogging community will be holding a charity kickball tournament on October 6th to celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Month. Proceeds will be donated to our local chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which Hockey Fights Cancer benefits. Please join Crosby FTW, High Heels & Hockey, The […]
Originally posted April 23rd. SD The haunting sound of Flyer fans chanting," nah nah nah hey hey hey goodbye," http://youtube.com/watch?v=qJ2Y9wDNTL0 That will stay with us for awhile. Most playoff loses hurt. This one will resonate for awhile. This series will be in your head the next few years […]
Originally posted Saturday April 21 What a move by these guys. The Pens had their 7th man on Saturday night, err Friday. The beaten and battered CONSOL Energy Center atmosphere was bloodied and crumpled up on its stool in the corner. But it answered the bell and came out swinging. Unlimited tweets/comments […]
Pens avoid the sweep — Originally posted April 19 The Philadelphia Daily News photoshopped a picture of Sidney Crosby as the Cowardly Lion from the "Wizard of Oz" on Wednesday. We have no idea if that will come back to haunt them. But the thought of the Wizard of Oz inserting itself […]
Via Travis Hughes: "We believe we are paying the players more than we should be," commissioner Gary Bettman told the media following the day's meetings. Bettman also attempted to shift the blame to the players, saying that the NHL's side was ready to begin talks "in January" while Fehr took time to meet with players […]
Oh Jesus. This was bad. Originally posted April 16th. Just go watch all these YouTubes. @Ozman51 On Saturday: “We’ll see the true face of our team,” said Letang. “And I think we’ll see if guys have character, and we’ll prove a lot.” On Sunday: The only person on the planet right now with less composure […]
OH MY HOLD GOD Original recap posted on Saturday April14 http://youtube.com/watch?v=1ad9RzOp0iU It almost seemed like it wasn't real. It can't be. We've all watched the Penguins all season long. Not even at the lowest point of their season did they look as bad as they did on Friday night. This was a 50-win team. […]
With a lockout looming, no other course to take other than to torture ourselves. Recap originally posted Thursday, April 12th. http://youtube.com/watch?v=zPhi74xTD9g Brutal. Via @broadstreethockey One of the best parts about the regular season was the lack of historic meltdowns. Nothing sticks out, at least in our heads, in terms of the Pens […]
Let's face it 75% that camp ain't going to happen. Whatever. Stare down gif.
via SBN: Here is what happened via SBN Pittsburgh: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett wasn't too pleased Thursday afternoon when Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez posed a bit after homering off him in the fourth, then gestured to his teammates while running the bases. So when Burnett struck Ramirez out to end the sixth, he had […]
How bizarre is the NHL? And better yet, how bizarre is the Philadelphia Flyers franchise? With the owners and players staring at each other across the table like Cobb and Saito, the Flyers decide to sign Wayne Simmonds to a 6-year, $24-million deal. A couple of observations Wayne Simmonds sucks balls. He's had maybe 7 […]
Skipped Day 32, on to 31..
The boys over at Crosby FTW dissect exactly what's going on and who's doing what in the current CBA negotiations. Solid read. http://youtube.com/watch?v=XxtuRMY1_P0
Crosby overdressed in our opinion. Busy day of news as the NHLPA countered the Owners July 13th proposal. Start here From PHT: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wasn’t revealing much after receiving the NHLPA’s proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement — but he did say it was thorough. “It’s clear to me that they didn’t put […]
Big day tomorrow in determining if this countdown is more for a lockout or actual camp. [ PHT ] 33 days.
August grind is here. 34 days
LOL Claude Giroux
36 Days, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu lockout talk.
Not the greatest of news delivered via Travis Hughes at SB: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman left little room for doubt on that Thursday, telling the assembled media after a short bargaining session in New York that the league will not play another season under the current agreement. If Sept. 15 comes and there's no deal […]