Posts Tagged ‘Sidney Crosby

02
Oct
09

Rangers lose season opener 3-2

The Pittsburgh Penguins raised their 2009 Stanley Cup banner and carried their play right into this season. The Penguins scored two goals in just over a minute en route to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.  This was the Rangers first opening game loss since 2004. The Rangers fought hard all night and got to within a goal in the third period, but fell short in the end.

A few highlights for the Ranger:

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30
Jul
09

The Night Maxime Talbot Called My Friend A *****

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CommissionerDangle sent this story to me awhile ago but I forgot to post it, so here it is. It’s a long story the Commish found on hockeyfights.com but it’s worth the read. It’s basically the account of some Hurricane’s fan run in with the Penguins while they were in town for the Eastern Conference Finals this season. Below you can find the text of the story, here is the link to the original.

My Run-In With the Pittsburgh Penguins

Hey guys, I’m sure most of you Pittsburgh guys have seen some of your players around town but Sunday night here in Raleigh I saw a couple of them out and it proved to be a very interesting time. I thought some of the boys here would appreciate a tale like this but couldn’t find the proper place to post it so I figured here would be as good a place as any. I swear that every word of this story is 100% true. It is titled “Penguins Bar Story” or “The Night Maxime Talbot called my friend a p*ssy”. Anyways on with the show….
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21
May
09

Penguins Go Up 2-0/Blackhawks and Wings Game 2 Goal Scorer Guess

He Shoots, He Scores!!!

The Pittsburgh Penguins went up 2-0 on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight by winning in a 7-4 barnburner. Congrats to Loge 69 for winning the Guess the Scorer contest. He has won a Versus t-shirt and poster. Did anyone see Malkin’s third goal of the night? Ridiculous!!! As Ross, “The Answer”, put it, “it must have been hot in the Mellon arena tonight because Malkin was handing out snipesicles”. 

Either way, this Stanley Cup Playoffs have been exactly what the NHL asked for. 4 of the leagues top stars, Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin, and Kane have all scored hat tricks at some point. Ovechkin and Crosby in the same game! 

So, for Game 3 of the Hawks/Wings game tomorrow, we’re going to do the same format. In the comments section give me the player you think will score the first goal of the game. As a tie breaker, also give the game time the goal will be scored. The winner will receive a Versus t-shirt and poster.

04
May
09

Ovi’s Online Romance

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If I was making roughly 9 million dollars a year playing in the National Hockey League, I really hope I wouldn’t have to use the internet to meet a nice lady friend. Apparently this isn’t the case though for Alexander Ovechkin who met, and briefly dated a girl back in 2008, on the world wide web.

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30
Apr
09

The Kid and The Great

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It’s what we’ve been waiting for, or at least what Garry Bettman has been dreaming of since 2005, and thanks to some 3rdperiod heroics by the Carolina Hurricanes and a total collapse by the New York Rangers , we finally have a showdown between Sid the Kid and Alex the Great. Obviously this is a marketing dream for the NHL, having the two most recognizable faces of the NHL since Gretzky and Lemieux, (who never saw each other in the post season) squaring off in a Stanley Cup Playoff series. This has been a rivalry in the making since their respective rookie seasons. And with all great rivalries comes the age old question: Who is the best?

The Loge has had its fair share of debates over which player is better. While they both play very different styles of hockey, on paper they look almost identical. Since their rookie seasons of 2005-2006 Ovechkin has put 420 points on the board with 219 goals and 201 assists, while Crosby has 132 goals, 265 assists for 397 points.  A mere 23 points separates the two, while the differences in goals and assists between them can be attributed to their styles of play. Ovechkin, the flashier of the two, will shoot from anywhere , while Crosby is more of a playmaker. In head to head match-ups  they have faced each other 15 times, Crosby has the edge with a record of 11-4-0 to Ovechkin’s 4-8-3.

While this debate has been going on since their first games in the NHL and will surely continue on long after the Stanley Cup is hoisted this year, there is more to this series than these two individuals.

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24
Apr
09

Maybe The Best Post Season In Many Years

Have you been religously watching the NHL playoffs like I have? I don’t think I’ve watched this intently since ’92 when the Blackhawks were swept by the Penguins in the Finals. The only other memorable playoff series is in ’94 when the Rangers took the Cup and Messier gauranteed a game 7 win in the semi’s. Of course each year I can pick out a memorable series, like the Detroit/Colorado rivalry, but this year has been awesome. BTW, remember when Stevens laid out Kariya? For some reason I just though of that. Anyway, I’m a huge hockey fan during the regular season, but when a game is on, and it’s not the Bruins or Blackhawks, it will just be background noise while I spin around in my chair at my desk. However, this year has been different, I’m fist-pumping around the apartment, yelling ‘OOOOOOOOOH GIRL” when huge goals are scored, and screaming “BUUUUUNDLED” when someone gets pasted to the boards.

If you’re not paying attention to the Devils/Hurricanes, Flyers/Pens, or Blackhawks/Calgary series’ then you’re missing a lot. How this post-season is not getting more coverage, I don’t know. ESPN has so much garbage coverage on the NBA and NFL draft it’s ridiculous. Although I cannot complain, I think Versus does a much better job of coverage. NBC is trying to get into the act with its game of the week, but I’m not buying it.

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16
Apr
09

Versus Has Sweet Commercials

In the opening night of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Versus came out with some cool commercials. My favorite is “The Clock Is Everyone’s Opponent”. Which is yours?

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