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Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


when geno retires they're not gonna put a statue of him in front of the arena but a fountain

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cenotaph
Mar 2, 2013





Levitate posted:

I'm actually like...80% serious but also just being salty for effect.

Sullivan was Torts' assistant coach pal for a long time and the influence on the defensive play of the Penguins is extremely evident. The collapse down low around the goalie to block a ton of shots is what Torts is known for and is the same style the Penguins played under Sullivan as well. The major differences being Pittsburgh has really talented players who could attack offensively effectively and Sullivan gave his defensemen more freedom to move the puck than Torts did.

I say all this because I'm finding blocked shots more and more aggravating and of course when the Rangers did it, it was all fine but now it sucks (but seriously it's really really crappy hockey to watch unless it's your team doing it and you don't care that the other team can't get anything on net).

But Pittsburgh had basically everything go right for them this year after firing their coach and got everyone on the same page and the GM made some good moves, so nice work

The major difference is that Tortorella loving sucks.

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004



guess who was the only team that made it out of the first round and had a higher rate of shot blocks relative to shot attempts against than the penguins? it was the sharks

pens had 4th highest rate of shot blocks in the playoffs, which meant that they blocked 4-5% more shot attempts than the average team

every nhl team tries to block as many shots as they can, maybe the pens are marginally better at that than other teams because they're faster and can close lanes more quickly. but what they're even better at than blocking shots is creating shots and scoring goals, which is why they won the cup and are objectively The Most Fun Team To Watch In The Entire NHL

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

I'M JUST HERE TO KISS TITTIESS AND WIN FOOTBALL GAMES!
(AND GET EVERYBODY FIRED)



2DCAT
Jun 24, 2015

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Gravy Boat 2k


This is pretty amazing, thank you for this

Grimby
Sep 12, 2002



Wow.

GameCube
Nov 21, 2006



VendaGoat posted:

Parade this Wednesday, I'll bring back pictures.

The only pictures you need to bring back are pictures of your $200 dinner on the south side.

graph
Nov 22, 2006

aaag peanuts



graph
Nov 22, 2006

aaag peanuts



VendaGoat posted:

Parade this Wednesday, I'll bring back pictures.

how bad did you want to gently caress that dog OP

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


This just now crossed my mind to wonder but..... Mike Johnston is getting his name on the Cup for coaching the first 40% of the season, isn't he?

Ergo Propter Hog
Jul 20, 2014





Eric the Mauve posted:

This just now crossed my mind to wonder but..... Mike Johnston is getting his name on the Cup for coaching the first 40% of the season, isn't he?

Doubt it. Therrien isn't on the 09 cup, and he coached more of the season. They could technically petition for it, I think, but that has a snowball's chance in hell.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Eric the Mauve posted:

This just now crossed my mind to wonder but..... Mike Johnston is getting his name on the Cup for coaching the first 40% of the season, isn't he?

Very unlikely.

myron cope
Apr 21, 2009



Do they have to petition for Dupuis and for Daley to be on the cup? You have to play half of a team's regular season games or a Stanley Cup Finals game to be on there automatically, right?

Ergo Propter Hog
Jul 20, 2014





myron cope posted:

Do they have to petition for Dupuis and for Daley to be on the cup? You have to play half of a team's regular season games or a Stanley Cup Finals game to be on there automatically, right?

They'll have to petition for Duper, but Daley hit the regular season requirement

Schlesische
Jul 4, 2012



T

Vincent Van Goat posted:

They'll have to petition for Duper, but Daley hit the regular season requirement

Think they will petition for Duper? Think it'll be accepted?

ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007



Schlesische posted:

Think they will petition for Duper? Think it'll be accepted?

Considering he was on the ice and lifted with the cup you know he'll be petitioned. The NHL is pretty lenient about petitions for players. The half the season and/or one cup finals game requirement is so that the 8 or so players who play a dozen games on a sporadic call up during the year don't clutter up the cup. Dupuis is a guy who would've played the whole season if not for injury. There's no way he's left off.

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Kevin Porter gets his name on the Cup. 41 suck rear end regular season games :laugh:

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


ElwoodCuse posted:

Kevin Porter gets his name on the Cup. 41 suck rear end regular season games :laugh:

Porter wasn't a bad fourth line guy. Most of those games were under Johnston so it's hard to say how good anyone was in those days.

Scuderi only played 25 games with the Penguins--gods, it felt SO MUCH LONGER than that--but :10bux: says they petition to have his name put on the Cup.

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004



Eric the Mauve posted:

:10bux: says they petition to have his name put on the Cup.

i'll take that bet

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


The real question is does Jeff Zatkoff get his name on the cup

https://streamable.com/r6sb

:unsmith:

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


Pornographic Memory posted:

The real question is does Jeff Zatkoff get his name on the cup

https://streamable.com/r6sb

:unsmith:

Pretty sure Zatkoff dressed for enough regular season games to automatically qualify

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


ThinkTank posted:

Considering he was on the ice and lifted with the cup you know he'll be petitioned. The NHL is pretty lenient about petitions for players. The half the season and/or one cup finals game requirement is so that the 8 or so players who play a dozen games on a sporadic call up during the year don't clutter up the cup. Dupuis is a guy who would've played the whole season if not for injury. There's no way he's left off.

Minor correction, the NHL is pretty lenient about petitions regarding injuries. If you weren't dressed because you were really lovely, they probably won't allow your name on the Cup (see Bickell, Brian). Dupuis and Daley will be on there with no issues, both guys would've been on the roster otherwise.

AsInHowe
Jan 11, 2007


ElwoodCuse posted:

Kevin Porter gets his name on the Cup. 41 suck rear end regular season games :laugh:

This is great.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Why was Cuba Gooding Jr celebrating with the Penguins anyway? Didn't know he was a Pens fan.

Krime
Jul 30, 2003

Somebody has to do the scoring around here.


achillesforever6 posted:

Why was Cuba Gooding Jr celebrating with the Penguins anyway? Didn't know he was a Pens fan.

I think it was because "hey I'm an actor" and no one bothered to stop him.

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Krime posted:

I think it was because "hey I'm an actor" and no one bothered to stop him.

Wasn't there some dude who got on the ice and in the locker room at Joe Louis Arena because he got in the family and friends line and no one asked who he actually was?

Krime
Jul 30, 2003

Somebody has to do the scoring around here.


ElwoodCuse posted:

Wasn't there some dude who got on the ice and in the locker room at Joe Louis Arena because he got in the family and friends line and no one asked who he actually was?

Yep. Maybe that was Cuba's plan going in

2DCAT
Jun 24, 2015

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Gravy Boat 2k

The Pittsburgh radio guys said people were trying to buy a billboard in Toronto with Kessel raising the cup and eating a hotdog, but were vague on the details. I can't find any other stories about it and it makes me sad that this might not be a thing.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER



Have Kessel holding the Cup on it's side like a goal while eating a hot dog with Kadri shooting wide of the cup.

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


2DCAT posted:

The Pittsburgh radio guys said people were trying to buy a billboard in Toronto with Kessel raising the cup and eating a hotdog, but were vague on the details. I can't find any other stories about it and it makes me sad that this might not be a thing.

If there's a gofundme for this I'm in for $100

Aye Doc
Jul 19, 2007

my name is john carter




https://twitter.com/penguins/status/743092391536533511

boninoboninoboninobonino baby

SpannerX
Apr 26, 2010

I had a beer with Stephen Harper once and now I like him.



Fun Shoe

I wonder if this will actually happen:http://m.metronews.ca/#/article/sports/2016/06/14/former-hockey-coach-of-sidney-crosby-wants-street-renamed-in-his-honour.html

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

The more you temper a stick, the stronger it becomes

Fun Shoe

Phil might have a Cup but he still doesn't want to get in front of those cameras:

https://twitter.com/EvgeniMaIkinEgo/status/743127559366410240

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Dang bonino is the baldest penguin since Goligoski

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004



phil the thrill, whoo!!!

VendaGoat
Nov 1, 2005





VVVV loving :lol:

VendaGoat fucked around with this message at 18:19 on Jun 15, 2016

graph
Nov 22, 2006

aaag peanuts



https://twitter.com/pghguyinva/status/743118968571998208

ThinkTank
Oct 23, 2007



https://twitter.com/StevenOleksy/status/742394039832481792

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mindofme
May 19, 2003

Learn trispace and never have to think about math again!

https://twitter.com/smiltztwo3/status/743108846357499904

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