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mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:59 pm
by mikey
TIL the Pens apparently added Erich Kuhnhackl to our reserve list...
The Canucks dropped him from their list and Pittsburgh has since put him on theirs. News of this a few days ago brought a small rush of angry mail to the Vancouver club´s Coliseum offices.
@Gaucho you wouldn't have any idea (it's probably before your time) of how many hockey fans knew about the NHL in the late 70's and early 80's would you? Like, obviously they weren't watching games or anything. But was it known about? Was there any coverage in newspapers at all? By 1981, about 10% of skaters in the German League had NHL experience, so surely the players were aware...but any sense of people below the German League players themselves?

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:46 pm
by dodint
mikey, sprechen sie doublewinder?

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:47 pm
by Faftorial
mikey, sprechen sie doublewinder?
:lol:

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:57 pm
by mikey
Hahaha

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:32 pm
by Gaucho
Well, I composed a longish reply and then the site crashed. Cheers. In short: there was basically no coverage, but players and fans certainly knew about and of the NHL. At the WCs and Olympics Canada was always missing its best players because they were too busy playing the NHL, they were the only nation on a level with the invincible Soviets, but its players had better things to do. That left quite an impression on my young mind.

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:33 pm
by NTP66
Hmm, Gaucho took down 5AF…

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:07 pm
by Gaucho
Sorry about that.

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:13 pm
by mikey
Thanks, G :thumb:

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:25 pm
by willeyeam
Thanks, G :thumb:
Yeah, ten minutes of socializing. Oh, the NHL thing..

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:29 pm
by dodint

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:30 am
by DigitalGypsy66
The New Normal, Penguins edition. :cry:

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:05 am
by Sam's Drunk Dog
Yep that’s a guy skating in a circle all right.
Legit lol

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:08 pm
by mikey
I'd claim Adam Gaudette off waivers from Chicago if Lafferty is still up with us, I'd place him on waivers to make room...if he's not, I guess we don't have room for him...

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:28 pm
by Dickie Dunn
Lafferty is still up. Honestly forgot he existed. That was awesome. On the topic of weird and unnecessary one-way deals FGMJR did, is Anthony Angello dead?

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:52 pm
by mikey
He's down in WBS I think...he cleared waivers at the start IIRC...

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:29 pm
by meow
Angello must be injured. Zero games played this season.

mikey's Thread of Penguin Randomness

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:34 pm
by Gaucho
He's injured again, iinm.