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by Defence21
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Pick any player in the NHL and add them to the Penguins.
Replies: 64
Views: 1574

Pick any player in the NHL and add them to the Penguins.

On a real quick skim, I'm shocked no one said Jamie Benn. Not sure he'd by my top choice, but he'd be in my shortlist of two or three.
by Defence21
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Pens sign Filip Gustavsson to Entry Level Contact
Replies: 24
Views: 669

Pens sign Filip Gustavsson to Entry Level Contact

They don't trust you
My grandfather never trusted left-footed kickers. :shock:
by Defence21
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Generation X Prospect/Young Player that you wanted to stick around, but didn't...
Replies: 44
Views: 1198

Generation X Prospect/Young Player that you wanted to stick around, but didn't...

I often wonder how many of those players might have a home in today's NHL. When you stop and think of it, the Penguins teams of the early 00s were absolute garbage, and these young players really had no one to support them and allow them to develop properly on the roster. I realize they were all dim...
by Defence21
Mon May 23, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Pertinent Penguins Playoffs Posts
Replies: 2290
Views: 87377

Pertinent Penguins Playoffs Posts

With permission from Kicksave, I'm posting a link to an ad for several openings in my 12-year running fantasy hockey keeper league. If interested, learn more here.

Sorry for the commercial. Now back to your regularly scheduled panic. :)
by Defence21
Mon May 23, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Fantasy Sports
Topic: 12-yr old fantasy keeper league seeking 2 managers
Replies: 0
Views: 642

12-yr old fantasy keeper league seeking 2 managers

With permission from kicksave, I submit the following ad for two openings in my 12-year old fantasy hockey keeper league. We have two openings in a long-standing 16 team H2H Each Cat keeper league that began play in the 2005-06 season. 1. Facts about the league: -As noted, the league is headed to it...
by Defence21
Wed May 11, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gardening/Maintenance Thread
Replies: 725
Views: 19551

Gardening/Maintenance Thread

I don't want to start a new thread, so I'm hoping this fits here, given that my deck is an extension of my garden... I plan on putting a new coat of semi-transparent Olympic stain on my deck tomorrow morning. I don't have a pressure washer to clean it off. Will just a broom and a hose do the trick? ...
by Defence21
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pittsburgh Sports Media Thread
Replies: 5607
Views: 172218

Pittsburgh Sports Media Thread

Whoever that chick is that is on pens radio says the word 'obviously' waaaaaay too often. She also speaks very fast and doubles up on a lot of words. She likes to say "It's something that..." a lot, too. I hate to nitpick, but Bob Grove was fantastic, and they replaced him with an amateur who is yo...
by Defence21
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: This has a much different feel
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

This has a much different feel

I'm sure this has been discussed quite a bit, both in the regular season and over the last week, but this team has a much different feel than the teams of the past five or six years. Sullivan has the fellas playing between the whistles and for the most part avoiding the scrums that often got them in...
by Defence21
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Official fire johnston thread - join the crew
Replies: 902
Views: 25942

Official fire johnston thread - join the crew

Lastly, I want to point out something I have found strange coming from fans/media types. I keep reading and hearing that these Penguins aren't scoring (27th in the league, to be precise), but that's merely a product of a more defense-oriented, lower scoring NHL accross the board. Fine. I get that -...
by Defence21
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Official fire johnston thread - join the crew
Replies: 902
Views: 25942

Official fire johnston thread - join the crew

I'm all in for this change -- both in terms of relieving Johnston of his duties and in selecting Sullivan as his replacement. Johnston's firing was about more than his unwillingness to play Sprong. It wasn't about someone to fall on the sword. It was about a team with elite offensive talent that cou...
by Defence21
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Official fire johnston thread - join the crew
Replies: 902
Views: 25942

Official fire johnston thread - join the crew

It's hard to tell...the undertones of the conversations on here really seem to dictate we want Bylsma back...winning 2-1 is not fun, losing 5-4 is...that doesn't register with me personally, but uh...ya know, whatever... i wasn't a bylsma fan, but it's an interesting scenario you've posed...one whe...
by Defence21
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Official fire johnston thread - join the crew
Replies: 902
Views: 25942

Official fire johnston thread - join the crew

Rutherford: “Well, we’re going to have to do something to change things up,” he said. “We have underachieved. We’ve definitely underachieved. We’re in a position where we shouldn’t be right now, and we know it. I am going to have to take a look at few things. Something needs to change.” Yohe later s...
by Defence21
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Preseason thread
Replies: 845
Views: 25486

Preseason thread

I grew up going to Chiefs games. It's really where my love of hockey started. I would love to be there tonight. The War Memorial definitely has a special place in my heart and this is great for the city. Enjoy it, meow! As did I. I started my hockey fandom sometime in either first or second grade -...
by Defence21
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Preseason thread
Replies: 845
Views: 25486

Preseason thread

I grew up going to Chiefs games. It's really where my love of hockey started. I would love to be there tonight. The War Memorial definitely has a special place in my heart and this is great for the city. Enjoy it, meow! As did I. I started my hockey fandom sometime in either first or second grade -...
by Defence21
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Pens D on opening day
Replies: 78
Views: 2465

Pens D on opening day

If you trade someone and retain salary, and they go on LTIR... do you get the cap relief too? Yes, you would get cap relief during the regular season, but my understanding is that the relief does not extend into the offseason and preseason. The problem with this would be that the Penguins would be ...
by Defence21
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Penguins Facebook page
Replies: 32
Views: 1283

Penguins Facebook page

Its a marketing ploy. The illusion of more demand than there is. Its how they can justify ticket prices. I guess the answer is that it hurts the people purchasing tickets. So giving away or selling cheaply tickets to games with less than capacity crowds hurts those who already bought tickets? Sorry...
by Defence21
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Penguins Facebook page
Replies: 32
Views: 1283

Penguins Facebook page

Its a marketing ploy. The illusion of more demand than there is. Its how they can justify ticket prices. I guess the answer is that it hurts the people purchasing tickets. So giving away or selling cheaply tickets to games with less than capacity crowds hurts those who already bought tickets? Sorry...
by Defence21
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Pens D on opening day
Replies: 78
Views: 2465

Pens D on opening day

I didn't see this elsewhere, and while it's a few days after the fact, I thought I'd share. During Tuesday's "Legends With the Fans," a 93.7 The Fan monthly live gathering with Bob Pompeani, Jim Rutherford and Ed Johnston discussed their histories as NHL goalies and executives. When Pomp brought up ...
by Defence21
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Penguins Facebook page
Replies: 32
Views: 1283

Penguins Facebook page

So looks like student rush attendance nosedived they had to send players out to literally give tickets away to college kids It's terrible to do things for fans. :face: Seriously, I get that this looks like a ploy to keep the sellout streak alive, but really? Come on. When tickets are available, why...
by Defence21
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Off Season Moves Thread
Replies: 2447
Views: 75791

Off Season Moves Thread

Tom Sestito invited to camp on a PTO. I know little about him -- details? I'm presuming he's a 4th line physical type? Ahh, I do remember now, reading an article about him a while back. He was a big PIMs guy in Vancouver before Tortorella was fire, then he got the shaft, or so he thought. Might not...
by Defence21
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Off Season Moves Thread
Replies: 2447
Views: 75791

Off Season Moves Thread

Tom Sestito invited to camp on a PTO. I know little about him -- details? I'm presuming he's a 4th line physical type? Ahh, I do remember now, reading an article about him a while back. He was a big PIMs guy in Vancouver before Tortorella was fire, then he got the shaft, or so he thought. Might not...
by Defence21
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Off Season Moves Thread
Replies: 2447
Views: 75791

Off Season Moves Thread

Crosby & Colby Armstrong skated with the Pittsburgh Penguins front office dek hockey team. Armstrong skated with the team. :scared: https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11200902_10154089943143765_1459155691000595856_n.jpg?oh=344458c81ab31111077704eefc97b507&oe=567887F0 I had t...
by Defence21
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Off Season Moves Thread
Replies: 2447
Views: 75791

Off Season Moves Thread

I dont get why this has to be explained. I don't get why you can't disagree without being rude. I know what a tryout it is. Yeah, he's not a lock, but bringing in a guy like Gonchar who has a history with the team and the fact they have no room on defense I think logic would lean toward a greater c...
by Defence21
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: Gonchar coming back
Replies: 21
Views: 871

Gonchar coming back

I'm still holding out hope that Scuderi will find a new home before the season, in which case Gonchar can serve as the 7th defenseman in a player/coach role with a specific task of mentoring Pouliot and the other young defensemen. Yohe mentioned that, while Guerin was the public leader of the Pens 2...
by Defence21
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tablets and computers
Replies: 76
Views: 3462

Tablets and computers

I am thinking of grabbing a Chromebook for use during work travel. My current laptop's battery is dead unless plugged in, and I can't guarantee I'll always have access to a plug. There's a sale item at Best Buy putting an Asus Chromebook at $129 from $279, and I feel like there's better value in bu...