There is going to be a subset of people that are going to start accusing others of leaving the Penguins for dead back in late December.
No one left the Penguins for dead earlier this season.
They were dead.
But here we are at the all-star break, and the Penguins have crawled out of the shit tunnel they were in and have placed themselves into a realistic place to make the playoffs.
Tons of credit to everyone but Jim Rutherford, really. Because he still sucks.
Mike Sullivan has waltzed into Pittsburgh and gotten Crosby and friends back on track.
We were listening to the Sullivan post-game presser until Tim Benz asked a question, but Sullivan credited Crosby for getting his game back. You’d be a giant spaz if you think Sullivan hasn’t had a lot to do with getting 87 back on track.
It’s hard to say if Sullivan did a great job unraveling the stupid plans Mike Johnston had, or if he just fixed everything by keeping the Penguins’ new plans simple.
Whatever that answer is, it doesn’t really matter. Winning games is all that matters. And Sullivan has the Penguins doing that.
Snore Fest 2016
Literally four things happened in this game:
1. Crosby scored:
2. Kessel scored:
3. The Devils hit the post once.
4. The Devils hit the post again.
That’s it. If you didn’t watch the game, that’s all that happened. The Devils seem to have some random players assembled, and they just dick around the entire game. Not clue how they’ve won any games at all.
– Matt Cullen seeing unlimited time. And you know what? He deserves every minute.
– It’s hard to remember one shift Kuhnhackl had. That’s not a job on him either way.
– Patric Hornqvist plays so fucking hard. Inspirational player in our opinion.
– Hagelin, man.
— thom byrne (@thombyrne11) January 27, 2016
The return of Shero
Ray Shero was back in CEC in this one. The Pens had a tribute for him, which was nice. Jim Rutherford probably had Nam-like flashbacks of the Staal trade. No word yet if Ron Burkle took time away from sniffing Puff Daddy’s sac and eating to see it.
Picture: Ron Burkle after eating two stacks of his own money.
Craig Adams retired
This game was so boring, Craig Adams retiring became a headline. Big goal in game 7 against the Caps.
Adams’ Hall of Fame ceremony has already been held: