Posted on: September 9, 2009 6:39 am
I'm so excited about this up and coming season a little over 37 hours till game time Steelers Vs. Titans, I really love the Steelers chances on repeating this year, I know it's hard for teams to repeat, but they kept most of the team together and as long as they all stay healthy (KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK, just knocking a piece of wood), they a just as good of a chnace as anyone else in the league to win it all again.
So let's shout out loud as one big nation: HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO ! ! !
Posted on: May 25, 2009 4:19 pm
I cannot believe that Bettman actually thinks that starting the Stanley Cup Finals on June 5th and having game 2 the next day June 6th, is actually good for the NHL; first off, if the Penguins win tomorrow night and Detroit wins Wednesday night, they will both have 10 and 9 days off before game 1 of the Finals, both teams would lose any momentum edge they have at the time from winning their respective conferences and you run the risk of some kind of freak accident or incident happening, what if Crosby, Malkin, Zetteberg or Franzen gets hurt during practice or while walking down the street, now you take the luster of the whole series with one or more of the super Stars missing. Secondly you lose the interest of the common fans, (outside of the fans of the 2 cities in the Finals and the diehard hockey fans) people would just not care as much about it, than if you had the Finals start 4 days from the last conference finals game, having so much time of reminds me of the painful lull the NFL puts us through with 2 weeks in between their conference finals and the Super Bowl, their is no way or any kind of marketing sceme you can come up with to keep fans interested that long, after about the first 5 days, fans are going to be like, "Come on, let's get this series start already". The time gap hurts the NHL and the Stanley Cup more than it will help it draw fans to the game, because people just want to watch the games, want to see ther teams playing at their best and peek, instead of seeing them start off cold, the players can only practice skate so much and lose the edge of hitting and fast pass go, go, go action with all that time and like I said before, you just run the risk of someone getting hurt.
I found this article on the Stanley Cup Finals schedule on the CBC Sports page, that shows 2 scenarios:
Stanley Cup final dates set
The top seed will host the first two games of the Stanley Cup final on back-to-back nights, according to two scheduling scenarios put forth by the NHL.
If the third round of the playoffs ends on or before May 26, the top seed will host the first two games of the final on May 29 and 30, and then hit the road for Game 3 and 4 on June 2 and 4.
Games 5, 6, and 7 — if necessary — will take place on June 6, 9 and 12.
All games will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
If the third round of the playoffs ends after May 26, the top seed will host the first two games of the final on June 5 and 6, before the series shifts to the other city for Games 3 and 4 on June 8 and 10.
Games 5, 6, and 7 would be played on June 12, 14 and 16.
Under this scenario, all games will begin at 8 p.m. ET, with the exception of Game 6, which would begin at 5 p.m. ET.
Bettman is ruin our beloved sport of hockey with all these crazy scheduling in the playoffs, wanting to put a hockey team back where it once failed before and a bunch of other bad decisions; Bettman reminds me of Roger Goodell of the NFL and how he's making all these crazy plans, with the Pro Bowl in between the conference finals and Super Bowl, having the Super Bowl over seas in a foreign country, etc., etc., etc.. I hope there is someone who can get his ear and tell him that this idea isn't a good one and just might hurt his chances of drawing new fans down the line.
Posted on: May 15, 2009 11:25 am
I just can't believe how tough of series this was, I give big props to Varlamov, he kept the Caps in this series all the way, without him in net, this sereis would have been over in game 4 or 5, the Pens just fired shots at him like they were in shooting practice and Varlamov made some great saves that not to many other goalies in this playoffs could have made. The other thing that made this a long series was the weak play of Fluery in net, giving up to many soft goals, he is not playing the same intensity he played wiht last year at this time, he showed us just how good he can actually be in game 7 except when he gave the puck away to Ovie and he scored into an open net, if Fluery limits his mistakes, gives up less rebounds and stays focused on the puck he will be just as good, if not better than last years playoff run. Oviechkin played a good sereis, not a great series, only because he did not involve his teammates more in the game play, if he would have looked more to passing the puck to one of his other trailing teammates, they might have been able to get more shots on net and maybe score a few more goals, thats why Crosby is so much better than Ovie, Crosby will look to see if he has a trailer coming down opposite side of him and then look to take the shot on net, Crosby looks to making his teammates better, reason why he has more assist to goals, if I was to have the choice to pick either of the two to start a fanchise with, I would choice Crosby over Ovie because of that. In the end, the Pens just wanted it more than the Caps did, by going out in game 7 and putting a 5 goal lead before the Caps got a garbage goal to get on the board and Fluery actually improved his game in game 7 expect whne he gave up that garbage goal to Ovie. IMO the Pens are just getting things started and the Eastern Conference Finals is just another stretch to the Stanley Cup Championship that they are in search of.
Let's GO Pens... He Shoots and Scores, Buy Sam A Drink And Get His Dog One Too
Posted on: May 2, 2009 10:10 am
Edited on: May 2, 2009 10:17 am
Can someone please tell why the Pens and the Caps will play back to back games (Games 4 & 5), when none of the other series have back to back games scheduled, in fact the other 3 series have at least a one 2 day rest in between certain games in their series. I just don't understand the reasoning for it, it's the playoffs, there should never be any games played 2 straight days, especially when there's traveling involved as the would be if the series goes at least 5 games, both teams would have to travel from Pittsburgh to D.C., all be it, it may be a short trip. I understand it's the NHL and these guys should be able to play whenever, but the players should be given rest in between games as it has always been in the past in the playoffs, I think Bettman and his staff should be drug tested, because they surely must be on something when they created this series schedule.
Posted on: April 29, 2009 9:19 am
This is going to be a very interesting series, just as in the last one against the Flyers, Pens are going to have to help from there other lines, the Staal line needs to keep the pressure on the Caps just as they did the Flyers and good things will happen. I see the Penguins taking this series in 6 games, yes the Caps have Ovie, Semen and Green, but the have 2 very good top lines that can put up multiple points at any time and against a young goalie, I think it will be too much for him to handle for a whole series. Fluery has given up some weak goals of late, but has flashed his greatness in net too, I think he will pull it all together this round and continue to help the Pens in their success, he knows what it takes to get where they want to be and that alone could really help carry the Pens on to the next round.
Let's Go Pens, Beat The Caps... He Shoots and Scores, Buy Sam A Drink And Get His Dog One To
Posted on: April 26, 2009 4:08 pm
The Pens took down the Flyers again for the second year in a row in the playoffs, so much for Pittsburgh not being able to win in Philly, huh? Would have loved to see them ended this series in game 5, but still get a little bit of rest before the next round starts. Fluery needs to be like he was in Games 1,2 and 4, he's can't be giving up so many goals now and expect his team to come back from trailing in games. Just gald they got out of this series without any injuries, this a series that makes you worry if anyones will get hurt, especially you star players. Again way to go Pens, Let's keep it going in the next round.
Posted on: March 2, 2009 7:26 am
Your given your very own radio station, what would be the very first song you would play?
Me, I would start it all off with "Don't Stop Believin" by Journey, they are a classic band of the 80's and I don't know anyone who doesn't enjoy listening to Journey every now and then.
Posted on: February 25, 2009 1:15 pm
Are you kidding me, CBSSports has really gone to far, IMO, now they are going to check everyones avatar for non sport pictures, even if they include women and/or men in swimsuits and are not in the field of volleyball. It's bad enough that we are starting to become a social society with our new president, but now we can't express our views and feelings through our avatars because it may offend someone, well I say if someone doesn't like another persons avatar, then don't look at it, go to another page, this is really getting bad, starting to feel like I live in a communistic country, instead of a free democratic one.
Soon we won't be allow to even express our views and feelings about how horrible their writers are and how great or horrible someones team played, well I guess so much for freedom of speech and expression, gotta love these people who want everything their way.