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SteelCityMan786
06-12-2009, 10:27 PM
These are going to be the craziest minutes of hockey I've ever seen.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:27 PM
My heart is just pounding right now.

SteelCityMan786
06-12-2009, 10:28 PM
Get that damn puck out of our end.

That would be very useful. Just got to get a few shots on Osgood and eventually he'll give up another one.

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:29 PM
i bet evry bar in pittsburgh and detroit are recession proof tonight

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:29 PM
Under 3 to go.

Let's Go Pens!

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:30 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

1:45 left

Dodt
06-12-2009, 10:30 PM
i swear i'm gonna puke.

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:30 PM
I think my heart is going to pound right of my chest

tony hipchest
06-12-2009, 10:31 PM
clank!

whew....

SteelCityMan786
06-12-2009, 10:32 PM
1:17 Left. FINISH THEM PITTSBURGH!!!!

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:32 PM
my heart is going so fast..

if i wasn't young... i bet i would of had a heart atk by now

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 10:32 PM
Man I can't even swallow.

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:32 PM
That puck was too close to being in for my liking. Can No Lose!

Edman
06-12-2009, 10:32 PM
I can't watch...AAAAHHHH!

The Steelers are notorious for doing this! Don't pick up their habit, Pens!

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:33 PM
Detroits net is empty. Take advantage of it!

Edman
06-12-2009, 10:34 PM
EMPTY NET!

LOOK OUT!

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:34 PM
wholy effing bonkers!!!!!!!!

32 secs left...

LETS GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:34 PM
LET'S GO PENS!

32 SECONDS TO GO.

fansince'76
06-12-2009, 10:34 PM
This is like the damn SB all over again!

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:35 PM
16.1

ghjgdjdrgjkfgjgfj;gsj;kgsjkgfjk;l

Edman
06-12-2009, 10:35 PM
SIXTEEN SECONDS.

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 10:35 PM
just 16 seconds

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:35 PM
pens.. become the 1st team to win the cup after being down 0-2

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:36 PM
It wouldn't be a Pittsburgh Championship game if it didn't come down to the last seconds. :chuckle:

Edman
06-12-2009, 10:36 PM
SIX SECONDS!!!

gfdjgl,dfhlkgjhfdkjghldkfjlgfdgl!!11

Dodt
06-12-2009, 10:36 PM
6.5 and i feel like i'm going to pass out by 5.5

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:36 PM
LET'S GO PENS

LET'S GO PENS

LET'S GO PENS!!!

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 10:37 PM
Please win this faceoff.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:37 PM
CONGRATULATIONS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS!!!!

2009 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!!!!

Dodt
06-12-2009, 10:37 PM
its your turn now buco's

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:37 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SSSSSSS

fansince'76
06-12-2009, 10:37 PM
Osgood's not a happy camper.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/garyb12001/rankin4.jpg

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:37 PM
:upyours: HOSSA :upyours:

Edman
06-12-2009, 10:38 PM
LORD STANLEY LORD STANLEY GET ME THE BRANDY!!!!!!!

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:38 PM
CITY OF CHAMPIONS

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:38 PM
TAKE THAT, HOCKEYTOWN!

LET'S GO PENS

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 10:38 PM
OH MY GOD. THEY DID IT!!!!!

I knew it all the time.

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:39 PM
SUCK ON THOSE NUTS.. HOSSA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-12-2009, 10:39 PM
WHERE'S HOSSA

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Guess Hossa picked the wrong team, HUH? :laughing:

Edman
06-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Lul at Hossa.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Our guys played GREAT but Dan Bylsma and Shero deserve a helluva lot of credit here!

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:41 PM
Mike Babprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterpr ofanityfilter was very classy there with his comment to Sid. :thumbsup:

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:41 PM
And the Detroit fans are BOOING

F*ck you, Detroit! :fingers::fingers::fingers:

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:42 PM
fluery had a great great game.. esp since getting yanked game 5

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:42 PM
I think MAF deserves the Conn-Smythe.

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-12-2009, 10:42 PM
WHERE'S HOSSA WALDO?

:popcorn:

Edman
06-12-2009, 10:42 PM
F*ck you Hockeytown. Bitter f*cktards.

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:43 PM
Detroit fans are being F*ing babies. Suck it up. You LOST.

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 10:43 PM
You watch, tomorrow, the papers will say "Pittsburgh Steals One."

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:43 PM
Geno gets the trophy!! :drink:

Listen to the classless Wings fans booing. :upyours:

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 10:43 PM
I love hearing those SOBs boo our boyz

Pittsburghfan
06-12-2009, 10:44 PM
Sorry i wasnt here to witness it with you guys but

WE DID IT!

fansince'76
06-12-2009, 10:44 PM
You watch, tomorrow, the papers will say "Pittsburgh Steals One."

Yep, it's inevitable - the crybabies and pussies will invariably blame the refs. :coffee:

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:44 PM
malkin getting the mvp... nice

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-12-2009, 10:44 PM
Guess NHL.COM will be shipping those Red Wing Championship BACK TO BACK T-shirts off to AFRICA. THey will look very nice next to those 19-0 t shirts.

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:44 PM
WTF. We didn't boo them when they won in our Arena last year. Stay Classy, Detroit.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:45 PM
I am sitting here in tears. I am sooooo proud of this team!

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 10:45 PM
And the tears flow in Detroit.

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:45 PM
My God that is such a fantastic sight.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:46 PM
Sid is the youngest captain to every hoist the Cup! :drink:

Edman
06-12-2009, 10:46 PM
Looks good on you Detroit. Sore losers.

Kiss that cup, Sidney. No one is ever going to take it from you.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:46 PM
There's my baby!!!!

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 10:47 PM
i don't think that language is tv friendly

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:47 PM
And here they go making excuses for the Wings.

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 10:49 PM
Sid is the youngest captain to every hoist the Cup! :drink:

This is a young team. Their just getting started.

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 10:50 PM
It's really cool seeing Dan Bylsma win this as their coach after I got to see him here in person coaching the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pens. I just find that really cool, I'm sorry, lmao.

fansince'76
06-12-2009, 10:51 PM
City of Champions! :tt02: :tt: :tt02: :tt: :tt02:

X-Terminator
06-12-2009, 10:57 PM
WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!! :tt03::tt03::tt03:

Wow, I can't believe it. 4 months ago, we didn't think they'd even make the playoffs. And now, they are Stanley Cup Champions!!! WOOOHOOO!!!!!

I have never been prouder of a team, not even the back to back championship teams. Winning 4 of 5 against Detroit - they earned every bit of that title.

Congratulations to everyone for a job well done!!!!

SteelCityMan786
06-12-2009, 10:58 PM
LORD STANLEY LORD STANLEY GET ME THE BRANDY!!!!

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-12-2009, 10:58 PM
I am so proud of these guys.... I want to give them all a :hug:

AllD
06-12-2009, 10:59 PM
SB XL in Detroit and now the 2009 Stanley Cup.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 10:59 PM
Gawd - I am one VERY PROUD Pens fan tonight! These guys absolutely played their souls out!!!

Each and every one of those guys played a role in this championship. I am just beaming with pride!

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 11:01 PM
i am glad to call pittsburgh my home

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 11:01 PM
Gawd - I am one VERY PROUD Pens fan tonight! These guys absolutely played their souls out!!!

Each and every one of those guys played a role in this championship. I am just beaming with pride!

I'll be looking forward to seeing your new Sig pic :thumbsup: :chuckle:

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 11:03 PM
I bet you won't be able to get near the airport when they get home.

fansince'76
06-12-2009, 11:04 PM
And the new attire of choice for citizens of impoverished third world countries everywhere is....

http://www.thepensblog.bloguin.com/images/stories/2009_playoffs/random_posts/june/wingsshirts/4.jpg

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-12-2009, 11:05 PM
HEY WHERE'S HOSSA

This song is sooo appropriate... Scott Paulson on ESPN 1250 The Drive came up with it made it available on the website. I keep playing it over and over and over again.

"I don't see your name"

http://query-origin.andohs.net/8000A6/content-root3.andomedia.com/origin/mp3/stations/1207/crow/hossa-611.mp3

http://stations.espn.go.com/stations/espnradio1250/show?showId=thedrive

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 11:05 PM
I sure hope the City gives them a parade - XT and I will be there for sure!! :applaudit:

None of this would have been possible if it hadn't been for Mario! :drink:

NEPAsteeler
06-12-2009, 11:05 PM
And the new attire of choice for citizens of impoverished third world countries everywhere is....

http://www.thepensblog.bloguin.com/images/stories/2009_playoffs/random_posts/june/wingsshirts/4.jpg

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

Those'll fit in nicely with the 19-0 Pats* shirts :chuckle:

lilyoder6
06-12-2009, 11:06 PM
Those'll fit in nicely with the 19-0 Pats* shirts :chuckle:

2 yrs in a row.. there are an early christmas for many many kids

PisnNapalm
06-12-2009, 11:07 PM
WOOHOO!!!! This has to be one of the biggest upsets ever. To beat the Wings in their own building. WOW! Fleury was fantastic!

also... The curse is lifted! I watched the entire game and we won!!!

I gotta give props to the Detroit fans. That is perhaps the loudest arena ever. Amazing... They also stayed for the presentation of the cup. Hats off to them.

I hope Sid is gonna be ok. That was a nasty check into the boards he took.

Hossa has got to be kickin himself. Serves him right!

pittsburghp8baller
06-12-2009, 11:10 PM
Wow, I am so happy for this team. Everyone counted them out, and they just kept battling. They lose there captain, and they just kept battling. I am so proud to be a fan of this team.

SteelCityMan786
06-12-2009, 11:11 PM
2009 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

Godfather
06-12-2009, 11:11 PM
HEY WHERE'S HOSSA

This song is sooo appropriate... Scott Paulson on ESPN 1250 The Drive came up with it made it available on the website. I keep playing it over and over and over again.

"I don't see your name"

http://query-origin.andohs.net/8000A6/content-root3.andomedia.com/origin/mp3/stations/1207/crow/hossa-611.mp3

http://stations.espn.go.com/stations/espnradio1250/show?showId=thedrive

LOL...someone should get a screen capture of him from the handshake line and make a demotivator or failpic from it :sofunny:

tony hipchest
06-12-2009, 11:13 PM
None of this would have been possible if it hadn't been for Mario! :drink:

almost 20 year wait for him to hoist that cup again... so much heartbreak and turmoil during that time.

what a guy and a true hero. props to babc0ck on the ice after the game, and mega props to all the real detroit fans who stayed behind and cheered loudly when mr. lemieux held that cup up proudly (sure there were pgh fans but i saw alot of red cheering too)! :sun: i was beaming.

and for all the boo'ers... SUCK IT! i even had my daughter laughing at all the redwing players with their faces in their hands.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 11:14 PM
Wow, I am so happy for this team. Everyone counted them out, and they just kept battling. They lose there captain, and they just kept battling. I am so proud to be a fan of this team.

I think a couple of us here at SF never counted them out. :wink02::drink:

I gotta give props to the Detroit fans. That is perhaps the loudest arena ever. Amazing... They also stayed for the presentation of the cup. Hats off to them

Screw them - bunch of sore assed losers. Didn't you hear them booing during the presentation of the Conn Smythe to Geno and the Stanley Cup to Sid? Most of those remaining are Pens fans.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 11:15 PM
Vladamir and Rosalia Malkin must be so proud!!!

I don't think I'm going to come down off of this cloud for months!

stillers4me
06-12-2009, 11:16 PM
Congrats to the Pittsburgh Penguins.....2009 Stanley Cup Champions! What a great game......I'm so proud of my City of Champions!

SteelCityMan786
06-12-2009, 11:17 PM
Hossaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa you chosaaaaaaaaaaaa da wronga guyssssssssssssss.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 11:19 PM
I'm happy for so many reasons, but watching that SOB Hossa slither off the ice was priceless! :laughing:

He didn't score one single goal the entire series! :point:

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 11:23 PM
WOW!!!! Geno's English has gotten so much better! I am so happy for this outstanding young man! :drink:

X-Terminator
06-12-2009, 11:27 PM
I sure hope the City gives them a parade - XT and I will be there for sure!! :applaudit:

None of this would have been possible if it hadn't been for Mario! :drink:

And since I'm now working midnights, we can get there nice and early and get a nice spot on Grant Street! :tt02:

Mario...saved hockey 3 times in this city...worked his ass off to keep the franchise here 2 years ago...and he gets to raise the Cup above his head again. :drink: :thumbsup:

I can already hear people celebrating through my window - I'm sure you can too! :danceshout:

BTW...someone here said that there was no way the Pens could win 4 of 5 against Detroit. Well, they just did. Where ya at, Steel Head? :finger:

EDIT: Here's another picture for ya:

http://penguins.nhl.com/ext/splash/Splash-page-CUP.jpg

pittsburghp8baller
06-12-2009, 11:28 PM
I think a couple of us here at SF never counted them out. :wink02::drink:



Screw them - bunch of sore assed losers. Didn't you hear them booing during the presentation of the Conn Smythe to Geno and the Stanley Cup to Sid? Most of those remaining are Pens fans.

I meant all the 'experts' and everyone outside of the Penguin family.

I had so much fun talking hockey with You, XT, SCM and all the others who posted in here all season and through out the playoffs, and i look forward to celebratiing this and looking towards next year.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 11:31 PM
Other than that shitbag Hossa, I have to give major props to the Wings and particularly Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Osgood who played their hearts out. :drink:

I know I mentioned it before, but I have a lot of respect for Babco ck, who shook Sid's hand and told him he is a good leader. :drink:

The Pens beat an excellent team which makes this win all the more sweet!

X-Terminator
06-12-2009, 11:32 PM
And another:

http://cdn.nhl.com/penguins/images/upload/2009/06/061209_DET_PIT_teamCup.jpg

pittsburghp8baller
06-12-2009, 11:33 PM
And since I'm now working midnights, we can get there nice and early and get a nice spot on Grant Street! :tt02:

Mario...saved hockey 3 times in this city...worked his ass off to keep the franchise here 2 years ago...and he gets to raise the Cup above his head again. :drink: :thumbsup:

I can already hear people celebrating through my window - I'm sure you can too! :danceshout:

BTW...someone here said that there was no way the Pens could win 4 of 5 against Detroit. Well, they just did. Where ya at, Steel Head? :finger:

LMAO, im pretty sure there were a couple of them around here.

And Mario will always be to me the most iconic sports figuere of all time in Pittsburgh. He saved my favorite sport in my favorite city 3 times, if its not for him i am a fan of a time in Kansas City or somewhere else. Or worse yet, im a Capitals fan!:banging:

Edman
06-12-2009, 11:36 PM
The Penguins earned it and really deserve it. Years of shaky ownership, almost moving out of Pittsburgh, the turbulent arena talks...

Lemieux's patience has really paid off. He now has a Stanley Cup as a player and an owner, and is rewarded with a brand spanking new arena. It's about time he got his just due in this town. Congratulations to the Penguins players, the front office and coach Disco Dan for putting together such an incredible resilient team.

Party like it's 1979. Pittsburgh is the City of Champions again! What's next? The Pirates finishing .500?

Texasteel
06-12-2009, 11:37 PM
It was a quality win, against a quality team in a truly great game.

The Wings fans do such though.

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 11:37 PM
And since I'm now working midnights, we can get there nice and early and get a nice spot on Grant Street! :tt02:

Mario...saved hockey 3 times in this city...worked his ass off to keep the franchise here 2 years ago...and he gets to raise the Cup above his head again. :drink: :thumbsup:

I can already hear people celebrating through my window - I'm sure you can too! :danceshout:

BTW...someone here said that there was no way the Pens could win 4 of 5 against Detroit. Well, they just did. Where ya at, Steel Head? :finger:



Great pic - thanks!!! :drink:

Want to go to the Strip on Monday morning? :banana: I'm sure they'll be umpteen vendors out with Stanley Cup gear!

The horns have been blowing on Rt. 51 since the end of the game - it's awesome! Some people were shooting off fireworks, too.

I think we also owe a huge debt of gratitude to Ray Shero who knew exactly what pieces he needed to build this team (in a relatively short period of time too!) into a Stanley Cup Champion! :tt03::hatsoff:

I almost broke down when Billy G hoisted that Cup - he played so hard throughout these playoffs and particularly in this series. I am praying the Pens can find a way to keep him. :hope:

X-Terminator
06-12-2009, 11:39 PM
LMAO, im pretty sure there were a couple of them around here.

And Mario will always be to me the most iconic sports figuere of all time in Pittsburgh. He saved my favorite sport in my favorite city 3 times, if its not for him i am a fan of a time in Kansas City or somewhere else. Or worse yet, im a Capitals fan!:banging:

Speaking of the Craps, next time Sid sees Alex Semin, he should smack him in the face with his big, fat ring and then say "THAT'S what's so special about me, biznatch!" :toofunny:

pittsburghp8baller
06-12-2009, 11:45 PM
Speaking of the Craps, next time Sid sees Alex Semin, he should smack him in the face with his big, fat ring and then say "THAT'S what's so special about me, biznatch!" :toofunny:

HAHA, id love to see that. Then we would see Semin try and sissy slap him, then would jump behind OV, who would in turn run away

X-Terminator
06-12-2009, 11:48 PM
Great pic - thanks!!! :drink:

Want to go to the Strip on Monday morning? :banana: I'm sure they'll be umpteen vendors out with Stanley Cup gear!

The horns have been blowing on Rt. 51 since the end of the game - it's awesome! Some people were shooting off fireworks, too.

I think we also owe a huge debt of gratitude to Ray Shero who knew exactly what pieces he needed to build this team (in a relatively short period of time too!) into a Stanley Cup Champion! :tt03::hatsoff:

I almost broke down when Billy G hoisted that Cup - he played so hard throughout these playoffs and particularly in this series. I am praying the Pens can find a way to keep him. :hope:

Oh hell yeah! The parade probably won't be until Tuesday, so we should be good!

I swear, I cried for 10 minutes straight, from the time the game ended, to Mario hoisting the Cup above his head again. And it was great to see guys like Guerin, Satan and Gonchar finally win a championship (2nd for Guerin). I'm sure Satan will be gone, but they need to find a way to keep Guerin here. Not for $4.5 million, mind you, but I'd love to see him have a chance to end his career in the black and gold, and hopefully with another championship.

Ray Shero...the guy's a friggin genius. What else can you say? The firing of Therrien wasn't the best, but he certainly has redeemed himself. Promoting Bylsma was an excellent move, as was bringing in Kunitz, Guerin and Adams to round out the team. He should win Executive of the Year, hands down. What a job he's done to build this team into a champion.

I said at the end of the season that this team had a 1992 feel to it. That team was in danger of missing the playoffs late that season, then made the trade for Rick Tocchet, Ken Wregget and Kjell Samuelsson and won their second Cup. It's deja-vu all over again! :tt02: :tt02:

I can't wait until the home opener next year, when they raise that Stanley Cup banner to the rafters to kick off the Igloo's final season. I might cry for 10 more minutes - LOL!

tony hipchest
06-12-2009, 11:49 PM
several things became painfully evident in this series.

after game 4 it was crystal clear that no team would be able to overcome a 2 goal deficit.

and m.a. fleury was NOT going to be able to pitch a shut out.

as soon as pgh went up 2-0 tonight i was sure it was over but knew the inevitable storm was coming.

that shot that clanked off the crossbar (i was cursing cause i thought it was in) with under 2 minutes, and the miracle wide open net shot he blocked with less than 2 seconds left, definitely gave me cause for concern.

but, as i stated in post #6 of this thread, i never had a moment of doubt that the pens were gonna win this thing. not at 0-2, not at 2-3 (and the horrible game five), and most certainly not tonight.



detroit in the finals is just getting tired.

but to be the best, the penguins might as well beat the best.

last years series is gonna do them a world of good going into this one.

whether the series is up 2-0, or down 2-0 (or anything inbetween) they should be confident and prepared for any adversity.

last year was so close to a game 7 for the yungnz.

this is the year :tt02:

HometownGal
06-12-2009, 11:53 PM
Speaking of the Craps, next time Sid sees Alex Semin, he should smack him in the face with his big, fat ring and then say "THAT'S what's so special about me, biznatch!" :toofunny:

I'm reveling in the Caps' fans misery. :laughing: :upyours:

http://boards.washingtoncaps.com/index.php?showtopic=88569

OneForTheToe
06-12-2009, 11:55 PM
My heart is just pounding right now.


At least yours was beating at the time. I don't think mine took a beat for the last 5 minutes of the game, which by the way had to last an hour in real time. What a great game. Only negative on the night there were too many pretend fans at the bar tonight. Usually we have a good Pens' crowd, but tonight we had the crowd who payed little attention to the game until one of us, who were actually watching the game, would clap or yell and then they would shut up for a second and yell.:banging: Still, nothing can ruin this night.

Been to a few Wings boards tonight and mostly they seem classy as opposing boards go. The booing was classless, but probably directed mostly at Bettmen. One idiot started a "Pens' team will be dismantled" thread 20 seconds after we won. :noidea: Why do fans of other teams think that? We have Sid, Geno, Jordon, Marc, Gonch all back among others.

Had a tear in my eye when Mario picked up the Cup. Congrats again Pens.

fansince'76
06-12-2009, 11:57 PM
I'm reveling in the Caps' fans misery. :laughing: :upyours:

http://boards.washingtoncaps.com/index.php?showtopic=88569

Pussies. :coffee:

pittsburghp8baller
06-12-2009, 11:58 PM
I'm reveling in the Caps' fans misery. :laughing: :upyours:

http://boards.washingtoncaps.com/index.php?showtopic=88569

what a bunch of little whinny punks, now i am definately gonna wear my Penguins gear tommorrow and rub it in to all the Crapital (first time ive actually used that term) fans.

tony hipchest
06-13-2009, 12:00 AM
oh, and i'd like to send out a special F--K U to any shitbag boston fans who mightve thought their bruins were entitled to the cup because of what the sox and celtics were able to buy, accomplish and in the case of the patriots, steal.

2 words... ulf sammuelson.

OneForTheToe
06-13-2009, 12:01 AM
Just watched Sid's press conference. He said he tried to come back, thinking he could at least spell the guys a little on the ice. After trying to play, he said he realized he would be a liability against guys like Datysuk and Zetterberg. See that is A1 captain thinking. knowing he could cost them the game if he played and believing in his guys. He is wise beyond his years.

X-Terminator
06-13-2009, 12:02 AM
I'm reveling in the Caps' fans misery. :laughing: :upyours:

http://boards.washingtoncaps.com/index.php?showtopic=88569

They can all kiss my hairy black ass, as far as I'm concerned.

Texasteel
06-13-2009, 12:03 AM
I'm reveling in the Caps' fans misery. :laughing: :upyours:

http://boards.washingtoncaps.com/index.php?showtopic=88569

What a gutless bunch of whining children. Seems like if you can beat Pittsburgh the next best thing is to cry about it.

Fire Haley
06-13-2009, 12:04 AM
Hello hockeytown

http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20090612/sid_82708.jpg

fordfan485
06-13-2009, 12:06 AM
What a gutless bunch of whining children. Seems like if you can beat Pittsburgh the next best thing is to cry about it.

Sounds like they are still mad that the Pens raped the Caps with a sandpaper condom in game 7 of that series.

NEPAsteeler
06-13-2009, 12:08 AM
Will people ever accept a Pittsburgh team winning the championship, no matter what sport it is?

My guess is no. :noidea:

pittsburghp8baller
06-13-2009, 12:09 AM
Will people ever accept a Pittsburgh team winning the championship, no matter what sport it is?

My guess is no. :noidea:

That would be a very good guess

fansince'76
06-13-2009, 12:11 AM
Sounds like they are still mad that the Pens raped the Caps with a sandpaper condom in game 7 of that series.

Most of them are more than likely under 25 and were raised with the Disney Channel II mentality that regardless of which sport it is, your team never loses, they just get effed by the refs and that you're entitled to bitch, whine, cry and complain like a 10-year-old girl that has gum stuck in her hair if your team winds up on the short end of the scoreboard. It's become tiresome, to say the least. :coffee:

X-Terminator
06-13-2009, 12:13 AM
Just watched Sid's press conference. He said he tried to come back, thinking he could at least spell the guys a little on the ice. After trying to play, he said he realized he would be a liability against guys like Datysuk and Zetterberg. See that is A1 captain thinking. knowing he could cost them the game if he played and believing in his guys. He is wise beyond his years.

But will he get credit for it? Nope. Because the haters are absolutely convinced he's the same player he was as a teenager. :coffee:

Will people ever accept a Pittsburgh team winning the championship, no matter what sport it is?

My guess is no. :noidea:

Most Wings fans accept it. The others? Not so much.

stlrtruck
06-13-2009, 12:14 AM
Question: Name the two famous dead people to visit Pittsburgh in the last 5 months?

Answer: Vince Lombardi and Lord Stanley!!!

SteelCityMan786
06-13-2009, 12:20 AM
Most of them are more than likely under 25 and were raised with the Disney Channel II mentality that regardless of which sport it is, your team never loses, they just get effed by the refs and that you're entitled to bitch, whine, cry and complain like a 10-year-old girl that has gum stuck in her hair if your team winds up on the short end of the scoreboard. It's become tiresome, to say the least. :coffee:

Yep, that's one more reason why I'm thankful my family taught how to take Wins and Losses.

tony hipchest
06-13-2009, 12:21 AM
now im not superstitious at all, and did it more for style points with the ladies and my daughter who likes it, but i am so glad to finally shave off this "playoff goatee" ive been sporting since midway through the washington series.

i look like freaking ed bouchette (....even found a few greys :dang:)

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-13-2009, 12:23 AM
Talbot = Red Wing killer :tt02:

JEFF4i
06-13-2009, 12:31 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I typed it because my voice is to hoarse now. :(

X-Terminator
06-13-2009, 12:51 AM
Well folks, I can go to bed a happy man.

Thank you Pens for a fantastic season, and welcome home Lord Stanley!!!

LET'S GO PENS!!!!!! :tt02:

Edman
06-13-2009, 01:02 AM
As far as it stands, Crapital fans aren't worth listening to. And there is no need to acknowledge their whining. Seeing the Pens knock them out of the playoffs yet again is all I need.

Goes Double for Philly Cryer fans. Hey, Pittsburgh actually has more Stanley Cups than them! How about that?

Gewd Nite you guys.

brick
06-13-2009, 01:09 AM
YEEEAAAAAAAA!!!!!

wow. now with this win, beating arguably the team of the decade and the most recent stanley cup dynasty in their own house, where pretty much no one wins in the playoffs, we should fear NO ONE. hopefully we can go on to win many more. well done guys and thanks for an amazing season! :tt02:

Fire Haley
06-13-2009, 01:24 AM
"The Save"

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04AAfPzd8ZgSG/610x.jpg

brick
06-13-2009, 01:28 AM
a whole host of pics to go through here if you guys wanna see em from yahoo (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/photo;_ylt=AlF1bFJqKV9zOmFRqrNW5gorvLYF?slug=1b949 1c2cf81462197da0b118aedc7e8.stanley_cup_penguins_r ed_wings_hockey_mimh181&prov=ap#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2C getty%3A20050301%3Anhl%2Cphoto%2Cc4c9edfd2365ef54d 0d6e4f175bf876e-getty-88035039kc137_stanley_cup_f%3A1).

love this one:

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/2149/bd86fb550ce6a3ea258683f.jpg

lift it billy!! :applaudit:

Preacher
06-13-2009, 01:46 AM
Just finished watching the game... WOW. I thought they were going to tie it on that last shot.

Petesburgh66
06-13-2009, 02:01 AM
Most of them are more than likely under 25 and were raised with the Disney Channel II mentality that regardless of which sport it is, your team never loses, they just get effed by the refs and that you're entitled to bitch, whine, cry and complain like a 10-year-old girl that has gum stuck in her hair if your team winds up on the short end of the scoreboard. It's become tiresome, to say the least. :coffee:

Agreed.

In addition. To quote Larry Hama: "It’s always “cooler” to be negative; If you are a socially retarded anal-retentive developmentally arrested proto-adolescent with hostility issues." That sums up most of these online chronic whinners.

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
06-13-2009, 02:03 AM
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One City Two Champions Baby!

Sucks I had to be at work for this one, but I had everyone keeping me updated while I was there. What a great finish to an awesome season!

Number 66 sir, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!! http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/c7/fullj.ce2ac99d6c7d25ba201d0ec82510f90c/ce2ac99d6c7d25ba201d0ec82510f90c-getty-88035039mh097_stanley_cup_f.jpg

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-13-2009, 02:06 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-stanleycup-hossa&prov=ap&type=lgns

Karma....it's a bitch

OOPS! Hossa’s decision to leave Penguins backfires :chuckle::chuckle:

DETROIT (AP)—Marian Hossa(notes) ended up doing a favor for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Hossa turned down a lucrative, long-term contract from Pittsburgh last year to sign a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings because he thought they gave him a better shot to hoist the Stanley Cup.

Oops.

Hossa didn’t score in the finals and wasn’t a factor in Game 7 on Friday night, leaving him to watch his former teammates claim the Cup with a 2-1 victory.

“That’s life,” he said. “You just have to move on. It’s a great life experience.

“It’s a tough pill to swallow.”

The Penguins didn’t need Hossa to beat Detroit and they wisely used the money they didn’t spend on him on other players, some of whom they can retain in the future because Hossa isn’t around collecting big paychecks.

“It could be different circumstances if I sign in Pittsburgh and now they probably couldn’t sign some other players and they would be different team,” Hossa said. “So we could sit here for hours discussing this, but it could be different team, could be different things so I don’t regret the decision.”

Hossa turned down a long-term deal worth almost $50 million last summer for a one-year contract worth about $7.5 million, leaving the runner-up Penguins to play for the defending champions.

He said the Penguins didn’t rub it in during the postgame handshake. (no that's what penguin fans and sports radio is for. Fans are hear to do the "dirty work" )

“Nobody said anything,” said Hossa, who is eligible to be a free agent this offseason. “I congratulated them and that was it.”

Hossa, who had a team-high 40 goals during the regular season, scored in just three games during the Western Conference playoffs and was limited to just three assists in the Cup finals.

Perhaps emblematic of his rough night and series, Hossa even wiped out in front of his own bench in the second period with nobody around him.

“He was probably feeling the pressure a little bit,” teammate Brad Stuart(notes) said. “It’s one of the story lines of the series, I guess, the fact we ended up playing them again.

“Obviously, feel bad for the guy.”

Before the finals, Penguins forward Max Talbot(notes) said he couldn’t wait to shake Hossa’s hand when the series was over to tell him he picked the wrong team.

When Talbot greeted Hossa, though, he changed his mind.

“I just told him, `Good job,”’ recalled Talbot, who scored both Pittsburgh goals in Game 7. “I think he knows he made the wrong choice, I don’t have to tell him.” (we will Talbot)

Fire Haley
06-13-2009, 02:16 AM
Seeing Sid skate around with the Stanley Cup at the Joe would be Hockeytown's worst nightmare.

How sweet it is when dreams come true

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z169/stubbornaries/9b832d52c923924e0ef131cf1ef2bdd7-ge.jpg

Petesburgh66
06-13-2009, 02:17 AM
If you want a Steelers connection:

Ben Roethlisberger = youngest QB to win a Super Bowl
Sidney Crosby = youngest captain to win a Stanley Cup

Both are part of the City of Champions.

tony hipchest
06-13-2009, 02:53 AM
sidney doesnt ride a motorcycle, does he?

can someone please give him a helmet regardless...

MACH1
06-13-2009, 03:04 AM
Congratulations Pens......:thumbsup:

Galax Steeler
06-13-2009, 06:36 AM
Great job guys enjoy the cup.:tt03:

Galax Steeler
06-13-2009, 06:38 AM
"The Save"

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04AAfPzd8ZgSG/610x.jpg

That shot made me cringe I think I stopped breathing there for a minute.

AllD
06-13-2009, 07:14 AM
If you want a Steelers connection:

Ben Roethlisberger = youngest QB to win a Super Bowl
Sidney Crosby = youngest captain to win a Stanley Cup

Both are part of the City of Champions.


Pirates came back in 1979 down 3-1 to the Orioles to win the Series.
Steelers won 6 in a row on the road to win SB XL in DETROIT.

It's not how you start, but how you finish. Explain that to the 18-0 Pats.

Texasteel
06-13-2009, 08:08 AM
Got up this morning had to read the paper to make sure I didn't dream this last night. Can't wait to see want the rest of the sports world has to say about last night. Especially since they crowned the Wings weeks ago.

stillers4me
06-13-2009, 08:25 AM
I have to admit, I have never watched much hockey. Yearsback, I went to a few Cyclones games here in Cinci ( a date thing). But I just had to watch last night and I wasn't dispppointed! What a great win and a great story! Just like in football, the team with more heart took home the prize last night!

Call me a bandwagon fan but I'll be following the Pens a little more closely next year. (gotta love those jerseys!!! :chuckle:) My heart still lies in the Burgh!

St33lersguy
06-13-2009, 09:17 AM
PITTSBURGH: THE CITY OF CHAMPIONS!!!!!

Steel Head
06-13-2009, 11:31 AM
Congrats Pens!!!!!!!

Helluva year and Cup series

Where's all those people who were criticizing Fleury now???!!!!

That was an EPIC save at the end

Petesburgh66
06-13-2009, 11:59 AM
This was played last night on Canadian airwaves.

This is G

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T.Richardson
06-13-2009, 12:17 PM
Congrats Pens. I dont like hockey much, but 2 champions in Pittsburgh. Pretty cool!

Fire Haley
06-13-2009, 12:59 PM
Malkin's sister

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/4b/fullj.97461c6e3a76298ab368d3b4c0b6eb67/97461c6e3a76298ab368d3b4c0b6eb67-getty-88035039kc119_stanley_cup_f.jpg




"Hello Hockeytown"

(This is why I keep saying that)

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/2008/1014_large.jpg

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
06-13-2009, 01:10 PM
^^^Nice bra!

Fire Haley
06-13-2009, 03:05 PM
Hockey boards all around the league are hilarious today.

MY favorite - Guerin, Fedotenko, Satan, and Godard!.... Islanders win The Cup!

SteelCurtain
06-13-2009, 03:37 PM
I likkkeeeee polka dots!!!!

but seriously, i knew they would win last night. I kept tellin people at work that they will win 1 outta 4 in Detroilet. Congrats Pens you guys played your hearts out!

HometownGal
06-13-2009, 05:17 PM
Phew!!! There's a strange odor coming from this thread. Smells like hypocrisy.

I've heard through the grapevine here in Pittsburgh that the parade will be on Tuesday. :hope: If it's on Wednesday, I most likely won't be able to go.

Cheppy
06-13-2009, 06:06 PM
Congrats Pens fans. To be both a Steeler & Penguin fan must be glorious right about now.

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Question: Being a new-be hockey fan what happens to the Stanley Cup now? I know the cup will make the rounds through the players so they can have their "sleep over" with it. Do the Penguins keep it until next year or will it go back to the hall of fame? If it does go back to the hall will the Pens do they get some kind of trophy?

I'd like to see someone tell James Harrison he can't take the SB trophy home. :chuckle:

Fire Haley
06-13-2009, 06:33 PM
Congrats Pens fans. To be both a Steeler & Penguin fan must be glorious right about now.

Elvis has just left the building

http://www.steelersonly.com/super_bowl_43/super-bowl-43-steelers-16L.jpg

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20090612/hkn-stanley-cup/images/eb5d1a7d-7cf9-4f21-8a29-e521150a17d8.jpg

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-13-2009, 06:39 PM
Osgood can't watch Penguins' celebration
http://www.detnews.com/article/20090613/SPORTS0103/906130374/Osgood-can-t-watch-Penguins--celebration/?imw=Y

Detroit -- Not here. No way, not in Joe Louis Arena, their home.

There was no chance Chris Osgood was going to take a good long look or even a peek at the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup celebration following their 2-1 victory over the Red Wings in Game 7 of the Finals on Friday night.

"I didn't watch," Osgood said Friday. "I didn't watch whatsoever. I sat in the back. I didn't want to (watch). Especially here. I mean, we wanted to win so badly, we just couldn't get it done."

A day earlier Osgood, the Wings' goalie, said, there would be no negatives from this Game 7, win or lose. The positives, he said, certainly would outweigh whatever anyone could possibly conjure as remotely unpleasant.

But those were just words. Not that they weren't heart-felt, but they were unconvincing.

Positives from losing a Game 7?

Perhaps what he meant was that with perspective and with the knowledge of all the Red Wings had endured injury-wise during the long, grueling playoffs, he knew what it meant to be there. He knew what it had taken this team to overcome a Game 7 situation against Anaheim to advance to the Western Conference finals. And he knew what it took to go this far against Pittsburgh, a team stung by its Stanley Cup Finals defeat to the Red Wings a year ago.

"They played us good all series," Osgood said. "We dominated in one game, 5-0 (in Game 5), but other than that, everything was tight, and they took it to us a couple games. It was a good series, it stinks to lose, but it's tough. At the same time you're proud of how we got here and what we did.

"I'm not here to say I'm stunned right now, but I'm a little disappointed, I would have to say more than a little bit."

Osgood is tough to read. After victories, after losses, he looks about the same. Even keel, soft-spoken but clearly competitive.

On Friday night, he most definitely was disappointed, crushed, devastated. Whatever you want to call it, he was.

What he wasn't was an excuse-maker. Maybe he wanted to make it absolutely clear to everyone just how beaten and bruised this team was. He was asked several times about just how injured this team was, but he wouldn't go there.

"I'm not going to stand here and make excuses," he said. "I do that, and people will run with that the next five weeks. I know what the guys went through in the room and what it took to get here which is why I said why I was proud we're here. But at this present moment, you're very disappointed."

Pittsburgh took 19 shoots. and Osgood saved 17.

It was difficult to wag a finger and point solely at Osgood for the two goals by Maxime Talbot that went in and, ultimately, won the Stanley Cup for the Penguins. Both came in the second-period in even-strength situations.

Those goals were not all about Osgood, thought, although it's always easy to point the finger at the goalie, the last line of defense. He described both as "nice" goals.

Just more than a minute into the second period, after both teams went scoreless in the first, Talbot scored his first of two goals. Shooting from Osgood's right side, Talbot hesitated just enough to cross up Niklas Kronwall who was in front of the net and shot it through Osgood's legs.

It was Talbot again midway through the period when, with the Penguins in a two-on-one situation, he flipped it up and over Osgood's left elbow for the 2-0 lead.

"He made a really great move in the middle in front of Kronwall," Osgood said of Talbot's first goal. "I know those guys, I've played against them before, and they're great players. The second one was just a well-placed shot, a two-on-one we probably shouldn't give up."

tony hipchest
06-13-2009, 06:44 PM
let the whining ensue.

if there was a "snub" im sure sid was involved with some important stuff such as carrying around the cup and it was nothing intentional.

http://www.freep.com/article/20090613/SPORTS05/90613025/0/BLOG09

The Red Wings can accept that Pittsburgh is the Stanley Cup champion. Getting snubbed by Sidney Crosby is another matter.


After watching Pittsburgh win the Cup on Detroit’s ice, the Red Wings lined up to shake hands with the Penguins as is custom in the NHL playoffs.

Detroit captain Nicklas Lidstrom was up front, followed by alternate captain Kris Draper, congratulating many of the new champions while waiting for Pittsburgh’s captain.

“Nick was waiting and waiting, and Crosby didn’t come over to shake his hand,” Draper told an Associated Press reporter a couple hours after the game, as he was leaving Joe Louis Arena. “That’s ridiculous, especially as their captain, and make sure you write that I said that!”

Crosby was not available for immediate comment on the issue.

and a pretty good piece by mitch albom-

Pitty party: Hockeyfrowns all around as Cup heads to Stanleyburgh

http://www.freep.com/article/20090612/COL01/90612091/?imw=Y

The last 6 minutes could have ripped out your insides. Fans on their feet, screeching their vocal cords. The Red Wings surging, their lungs burning, as they chased the only thing that mattered. One goal. One goal. One goal could make up for the whole night and turn this thing from hopeless to hopeful, reverse destiny, roll the stalled parade floats. Music blared in the breaks: “I want it all, and I want it now!”
Advertisement

Then Niklas Kronwall fired and HIT THE CROSSBAR! The whole building groaned!

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
06-13-2009, 06:55 PM
Question: Being a new-be hockey fan what happens to the Stanley Cup now? I know the cup will make the rounds through the players so they can have their "sleep over" with it. Do the Penguins keep it until next year or will it go back to the hall of fame? If it does go back to the hall will the Pens do they get some kind of trophy?

I'd like to see someone tell James Harrison he can't take the SB trophy home. :chuckle:

Yeah, Pens keep it until the finals next year.

Fire Haley
06-13-2009, 08:45 PM
Get in the fast lane grandma, the bingo game is ready to roll!

Mike Lange highlights, Game 7:

http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=PodcastPlayer&pid=353&iid=14616

tony hipchest
06-13-2009, 09:36 PM
oh, and just a little informal request/suggestion... when the penguins make the finals next year, and if they happen to match up with the redwings again, can we not french up the title of the thread by calling it Pens VS Red wings part trois?

:hunch:

SteelCityMan786
06-13-2009, 09:37 PM
Yeah, Pens keep it until the finals next year.

I've heard they give it back before the season starts. Along with the Prince of Wales and Conn Smyth Trophy.

stlrtruck
06-13-2009, 10:35 PM
oh, and just a little informal request/suggestion... when the penguins make the finals next year, and if they happen to match up with the redwings again, can we not french up the title of the thread by calling it Pens VS Red wings part trois?

:hunch:

How about, "Pens going back to Detwat!"

X-Terminator
06-13-2009, 11:01 PM
I've heard they give it back before the season starts. Along with the Prince of Wales and Conn Smyth Trophy.

You're right. Of course, they will all be in the house for the banner-raising ceremony next season.

RunWillieRun
06-13-2009, 11:05 PM
I'm still in a state of shock.

What a moment.

What a year.

We are the luckiest fans in the world to have two great teams to cheer for.

When I saw Mario lifting that cup for a 3rd time...my eyes welled up....just unreal.


STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!!!

SteelCityMan786
06-13-2009, 11:18 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/ICanHazCupNow.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/hockey%20pictures/StanleyCupz-Iluzem.jpg

These were pretty funny. Sorry about your bad luck Marian.

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-13-2009, 11:54 PM
Here are a bunch of video's from the KDKA website. looks like the cup was in the house today making it rounds in
sixburgh

http://kdka.com/video/?cid=9

Wpxi has more video
http://www.wpxi.com/index.html

Pittsburghfan
06-14-2009, 12:08 AM
Wow, this victory is still sinking in. What a season! Can't wait to go grab the DVD.

BozMan
06-14-2009, 12:46 AM
Does anyone have a pic of Mario hoisting the Cup?

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-14-2009, 12:52 AM
Does anyone have a pic of Mario hoisting the Cup?

Here

BozMan
06-14-2009, 01:21 AM
Here

Awesome. Thanks.

Texasteel
06-14-2009, 08:36 AM
Two days later and I'm still all worked up. Man what a game, what a team, what a year. How many days till the season starts.

Wish I was going to be there tomorrow. Someone let out one loud yell for me.

Fire Haley
06-14-2009, 12:43 PM
Woo-hoo!

I'm getting a new hat!

http://nhl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p6112603dt.jpg

GutterflowerSteel
06-14-2009, 01:30 PM
I missed watching the actual game because I was at a wedding that night- but when we got home - WHOOOOOO!!!! I can't wait for band practice next week so I can rub it in - the guys were all teasing me about it. I love getting the last laugh! :drink:

What a series ... proud to be a PITTSBURGH fan! :applaudit:

Pittsburghfan
06-14-2009, 02:12 PM
What do you say we take this down to the river and party all summer!!

8UQVLJ10tnI

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-14-2009, 03:06 PM
This makes for a nice read - Penguins share their memories

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/penguins/s_629481.html

Penguins share their memories of Cup win

There is only one Stanley Cup, and the Penguins won it Friday with a spirited 2-1 victory over the defending champion Red Wings at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena in a tense Game 7 of the Final.

As they took turns raising the Cup and celebrating with friends and family, several members of the Penguins organization took time to share their euphoric thoughts — starting with forward Max Talbot, who scored their only goals in Game 7:

"Like I like to say, every morning I like to wake up and say today's the best day of my life. Well, today is really the best day of my life."

Captain and center Sidney Crosby, on sharing the Cup with Penguins icon, majority co-owner and his landlord, Mario Lemieux:

"That was amazing for me, personally. He's been so great with us for a long time. He's done so much for the team in Pittsburgh. But especially through this run, he was around us a lot. It was really nice to have him be a part of things. After that last loss in Game 5, he was down in the locker room and telling guys to stay with it. He was a real leader for this team, too."

General manager Ray Shero, on his joining late father and former Flyers coach Fred as a Cup-winner:

"'Win today, walk together forever,' I'm going to stick with that one. My dad said that on May 19, 1974, and it is so true. Every single guy, every coach, we're going to forever be linked together, and it's just a wonderful feeling. Every time we see the Cup or go to the Hockey Hall of Fame, my kids look for their (grandfather's) name. And now they'll see their dad's name. It's awesome."

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, on silencing his critics:

"You've got to make your name, you know. Mine is going on the Cup."

Coach Dan Bylsma, on winning the Cup four months after he was hired to replace Michel Therrien:

"I haven't won something other than my son in knee hockey in the basement. I haven't won a lot of things since I was in high school. You know, it elevates your career to a different level."

Winger Petr Sykora, on winning the Cup again (he won in 2000 with New Jersey):

"I can't speak right now, and what would I say? This is happiness to me."

Defenseman Rob Scuderi, on the Penguins' journey from a first-round playoff exit in 2007, losing in the 2008 Final and winning the title this year:

"It's funny, you think about where we were a few years ago. We've come a long way with this core group. But at the end of the day, we all kind of expected this."

Winger Pascal Dupuis, on not having the words to describe his emotions:

"I never thought I'd be speechless. My wife can't believe it. But it's your dream coming true, so what can you say? That's the Stanley Cup, and I'm going to be on it."

Winger Chris Kunitz, on the Penguins' young stars Crosby and playoff MVP Evgeni Malkin:

"They're such emotional players. They are highly skilled, but they care so much about each other, and they'll do whatever it takes to be a part of it. Sid's got a bad knee, and he can barely skate, but he's on the bench trying to get just one shift. 'Geno' is throwing checks and playing defense all over the ice; that's the top scorer from the regular season and playoffs making smart plays because he knows the Cup is on the line. When your team has these young players, and they get it like that, it's rare. But so is a team like ours."

Defenseman Mark Eaton, on thousands of Penguins fans cheering them in Detroit for Game 7:

"This is unbelievable. When we scored that first goal, you could hear it. We looked at each other on the bench, and it was weird. This is their building, but our fans were so loud. I'm not surprised. I've been in Pittsburgh for three years, and I can tell you that the fan support has been — unbelievable is the only word I can think of."

Winger Miroslav Satan, on winning the Cup three months after he was sent to the minors for salary-cap reasons:

"I can't believe this ending for me. If somebody would write a story in Hollywood about me this year and show it to me, I'd say, 'No, it can't happen.' I've waited a decade after losing (the 1999 Final) with Buffalo. I didn't think this could happen at the end of this year, but I kept going for that little chance. Just that little chance. It was worth it."

Senior hockey advisor Ed Johnston, on the irony of the Penguins winning the Cup in front of former winger Marian Hossa, who opted to sign with Detroit last summer because he wanted to win a title:

"How do you like it that Satan raised the Cup ahead of Hossa? What Hossa did, I think it's unbelievable we came into his backyard and hoisted it, and he didn't. Poetic justice, I'd say."

Winger Matt Cooke, on the feel of the Cup:

"It's different than anything you imagine. The first time it felt like a feather. The second time it was heavier than I thought. But that first time — wow!"

Center Jordan Staal, on winning Game 7 with Crosby missing most of the game because of an injured left knee:

"We've always pushed through adversity. It was another bump in the road for our team. It was a big moment, but everybody stepped up and did the right things."

Defenseman Kris Letang, on thinking of late best friend Luc Boudron, who died in a motorcycle accident during the 2008 Final:

"(The Cup) was above my head, and I was thinking of just one person - Luc. This was for him from me."

CEO Ken Sawyer, who has been with the Penguins for 10 years, on that decade:

"It's so hard to describe. We've seen everything. Bankruptcy, trying to get the new arena, some seasons at the bottom of the standings — we've just been through everything. I've been involved in the NHL for 30 years, and this is my first time, and it's more special than I imagined. Can you believe that?"

Lemieux, on the past decade:

"It's been worthwhile all the way. We've gone through some very difficult times in Pittsburgh. That's how we got the draft picks that we got, finishing last every year. We made the decision to rebuild. It wasn't easy, but we went trough it. It paid off tonight."

Assistant coach Tom Fitzgerald, on joining Bylsma's staff on Feb. 15:

"These guys right here (his children) have been away from me for four months. I told them, 'It could be two months, and it could be four months.And if it's four months, it's a great thing.' It's a great thing. It's a great thing."

Winger Bill Guerin, on his three months with the Penguins:

"(Receiving the Cup from Crosby) was amazing, and I appreciate the other guys giving me the opportunity to do that and just being able to be a big part of this team. I love 'em. They're great guys. This is a great team. When I got traded to Pittsburgh, the Pens were in 10th (place in the Eastern Conference). I was in 30th (overall with the Islanders), and the trade happened, and we all just started bonding together immediately and climbing the ladder."

Defenseman Hal Gill, on the Cup changing everything:

"We make good money, but this is why you play. It's different, I can't explain it. Until (Friday) afternoon, I never really knew how bad I wanted it. All you think about when it's right there is getting it done."

Defenseman Brooks Orpik, on turning down more money from other teams to re-sign with the Penguins last summer and having it pay off:

"This is why I came back. Maybe other people had their reasons to leave. But this is why I wanted to stay. ... I just didn't want to drop it. My legs were cramping up there, I thought I was going to buckle. It's a surreal moment, something you always dream about and something I went over in my head about 80 times the last couple days. You see other people doing it, but until you do it yourself, it's a completely different thing. It's better than you could ever imagine."

SteelMember
06-14-2009, 03:25 PM
Congratulations
Pittsburgh Penguins
2009 Stanley Cup Champions

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/04/2009stanleycupplayoffslogo.jpg
:applaudit: :cheer: :applaudit: What a run boys! :applaudit: :cheer: :applaudit:

KeiselPower99
06-14-2009, 03:59 PM
What a great game Friday night. We are the City of Champions once again. Congrats to the Pens.

Fire Haley
06-15-2009, 12:38 AM
Gonchar played with torn MCL

No MRI for Sid's knee?

Just do it to make ME feel better!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2009/news?id=4258579

X-Terminator
06-15-2009, 01:52 AM
Gonchar played with torn MCL

No MRI for Sid's knee?

Just do it to make ME feel better!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2009/news?id=4258579

HTG and I talked the other day about how Gonchar didn't have the same jump or smooth skating ability he usually has and that he was more seriously injured than the team was letting on. Now we know that he was. As for Letang, I haven't heard any rumors as to what his injury was. And for Sid, I'm glad his injury isn't serious and that rest will heal it.

Edman
06-15-2009, 06:14 AM
Of all the players I'm happy to see win the cup it's definately Sarge.

The Parade is this afternoon. It's going to be so exciting. To think we were this close to losing this team not too long ago.

Steel Head
06-15-2009, 09:13 AM
HTG and I talked the other day about how Gonchar didn't have the same jump or smooth skating ability he usually has and that he was more seriously injured than the team was letting on. Now we know that he was. As for Letang, I haven't heard any rumors as to what his injury was. And for Sid, I'm glad his injury isn't serious and that rest will heal it.

It was painfully obvious Gonchar wasn't 100%. Props to him for playing through the pain and still playing well

Letang - I bet was some type of shoulder injury. Props to him also for still playing well. I was really really impressed with Letang throughout the playoffs. He has mad skills and has shown the toughness to play lockdown D. I hope we keep him a long time, he can be a #1 pairing d-man imo

trauben
06-16-2009, 03:15 PM
CONGRATULATIONS PENS!
http://www.clackamasreview.com/reuters_graphics/2009-06-13T231335Z_01_BTRE55C1SIX00_RTROPTP_2_SPORTS-US-NHL-STANLEY-PENGUINS.JPG
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!!!

...........AND YESTERDAY'S PARADE!

Enjoy the Cup and we'll do it all over again next year! :tt02:

HometownGal
06-16-2009, 04:54 PM
Did you all know that Starbuck's has a new coffee?

It's called . . .














Are you ready . . .











Are you sure? . . .







"The Marian Hossa without a cup". :toofunny::laughing:

SteelCityMan786
06-16-2009, 07:57 PM
Did you all know that Starbuck's has a new coffee?

It's called . . .














Are you ready . . .











Are you sure? . . .







"The Marian Hossa without a cup". :toofunny::laughing:

:laughing::laughing::laughing::toofunny::toofunny: :toofunny::chuckle::chuckle::chuckle::sofunny::sof unny::sofunny:

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-16-2009, 08:33 PM
Did you all know that Starbuck's has a new coffee?

It's called . . .

Are you ready . . .

Are you sure? . . .

"The Marian Hossa without a cup". :toofunny::laughing:

:toofunny::toofunny: very good.

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
06-17-2009, 01:34 AM
March of the Penguins - great little poem

http://kdka.com/sports/penguins/March.of.the.2.1045326.html

KD Country: March Of The Penguins
Reporting
Dave Crawley

The Penguins parade through Pittsburgh was the final lap of a remarkable season. The road to the Stanley Cup was paved with a series of incredible comebacks. KDKA's Dave Crawley offers a final tribute.

The March of the Penguins

The march of the Penguins! Cheers fill the street
For a team that came back in the face of defeat.
Who could have dreamed, just four months ago,
We'd be basking again in that Stanley Cup glow?

Dan Bylsma. Dan who? With the team in tenth place,
Could a little known coach get them back in the race?
He could. And they did. With play so adroit,
The March of the Penguins wound up in Detroit.

The Red Wings again. We dropped the first two,
And Penguin fans wondered, Is this déjà vu?
Back home, they answered by winning a pair.
But a breakdown in Motown turned hope to despair.

So far they had come. So far yet to go.
Could they conquer the champions twice in a row?
They came back at home. The series was tied.
But most felt the Red Wings would not be denied.

Joe Louis Arena. An ocean of red.
Detroit faced a team that was once left for dead.
Experience once again goes against youth.
Game seven. Two teams. In a moment of truth.

Youth would strike first. Will we ever forget
How Maximum Max found the back of the net?
Then Talbot again! And the trophy yet gleams
As we dared to start dreaming those Stanley Cup dreams.

And Marian Hossa? Where to begin?
He went to the team with the best chance to win.
But think, for a moment. Examine the cost.
If Hossa stayed here, the Pens might have lost.

Joe Louis Arena was starting to rock.
Tick tick. Tick tick. Can you speed up that clock?
We lead by a goal. A clang off the post!
A shot! A save! And it's time for a toast.

Champagne on ice! On the other team's rink!
Lord Stanley's cup serves a mighty fine drink.
The March of the Penguins. And one final cheer.
Have a great summer, guys. See you next year.

trauben
06-17-2009, 08:11 AM
How many Red Wings does it take to screw in a light bulb?
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I don't know..... but I can tell you how many Red Wings it takes to lose a Stanley Cup! :toofunny::rofl:

stlrtruck
06-17-2009, 08:15 AM
How many Red Wings does it take to screw in a light bulb?
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I don't know..... but I can tell you how many Red Wings it takes to lose a Stanley Cup! :toofunny::rofl:

:toofunny: :rofl:

stlrtruck
06-17-2009, 01:22 PM
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/stlrtruck/Hossa-Priceless.jpg

Steel Head
06-17-2009, 01:26 PM
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/stlrtruck/Hossa-Priceless.jpg

LOL, now that's funny! :toofunny::toofunny:

better than that stupid starbucks coffee joke people keep emailing and texting me

Steel Head
06-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Marian Hossa to Sign with Whatever Team Promises to Not Make Fun of Him

A year after deciding to turn down a long-term, big money contract offer from the Pittsburgh Penguins to sign for one year on the cheap with the Detroit Red Wings to “win a Stanley Cup,” free agent Marian Hossa is looking for the perfect situation again this off-season.

“I’m going to be picky again,” said Hossa. “I still want to win a Cup, but now I mainly want to play on a team that will accept me without mocking my previous decision. I don’t know if such a team exists.”

Hossa says several teams have already been in contact. But he is still looking for a home for next season.

“I have heard from at least a dozen different teams,” he said. “The Stars GM called. But he just laughed at me and then hung up. I heard from Boston’s GM. He said ‘Stupid f—king moron says what?’ Unfortunately, I said ‘what’ because English is my second language and I wasn’t thinking. And then everyone else just calls and plays that Nelson laugh from ‘The Simpsons.’”

Ideally, Hossa would like to return to the Red Wings or Penguins. But he has received no indication either team wants him back.

“We were so close to winning the Cup again this year,” said Detroit captain Nicklas Lindstrom. “It only increased our hunger for next year. And if there’s one person you don’t want on your team if you want to win the Stanley Cup, it’s Marian Hossa.”

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says the Penguins would love to have Hossa around – but not on the roster.

“Sure, send him here,” he said. “I can’t think of a person I’d want more to watch us party with the Stanley Cup. And it would be great if he’d be willing to take pictures while we kiss it and pose with it. Or, if he’s not up for that, maybe we could take pictures of him crying. Either way, it will be awesome.”

SteelCityMan786
06-17-2009, 03:55 PM
Marian Hossa to Sign with Whatever Team Promises to Not Make Fun of Him

A year after deciding to turn down a long-term, big money contract offer from the Pittsburgh Penguins to sign for one year on the cheap with the Detroit Red Wings to “win a Stanley Cup,” free agent Marian Hossa is looking for the perfect situation again this off-season.

“I’m going to be picky again,” said Hossa. “I still want to win a Cup, but now I mainly want to play on a team that will accept me without mocking my previous decision. I don’t know if such a team exists.”

Hossa says several teams have already been in contact. But he is still looking for a home for next season.

“I have heard from at least a dozen different teams,” he said. “The Stars GM called. But he just laughed at me and then hung up. I heard from Boston’s GM. He said ‘Stupid f—king moron says what?’ Unfortunately, I said ‘what’ because English is my second language and I wasn’t thinking. And then everyone else just calls and plays that Nelson laugh from ‘The Simpsons.’”

Ideally, Hossa would like to return to the Red Wings or Penguins. But he has received no indication either team wants him back.

“We were so close to winning the Cup again this year,” said Detroit captain Nicklas Lindstrom. “It only increased our hunger for next year. And if there’s one person you don’t want on your team if you want to win the Stanley Cup, it’s Marian Hossa.”

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says the Penguins would love to have Hossa around – but not on the roster.

“Sure, send him here,” he said. “I can’t think of a person I’d want more to watch us party with the Stanley Cup. And it would be great if he’d be willing to take pictures while we kiss it and pose with it. Or, if he’s not up for that, maybe we could take pictures of him crying. Either way, it will be awesome.”

What satire agency wrote this??? :sofunny:

Steel Head
06-17-2009, 09:36 PM
What satire agency wrote this??? :sofunny:

i think it was from sports pickle?

this was my favorite part:

"I heard from Boston’s GM. He said ‘Stupid f—king moron says what?’ Unfortunately, I said ‘what’ because English is my second language and I wasn’t thinking"

:toofunny:

SteelCityMan786
06-17-2009, 09:57 PM
i think it was from sports pickle?

this was my favorite part:

"I heard from Boston’s GM. He said ‘Stupid f—king moron says what?’ Unfortunately, I said ‘what’ because English is my second language and I wasn’t thinking"

:toofunny:

Haha good ol sports pickle. :sofunny::sofunny:

trauben
06-18-2009, 01:40 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fw7iF68JR8k/SO5hqTCxl1I/AAAAAAAAVt4/S2MZtWF9fNY/s1600/-1.jpg
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/2009/0621_large.jpg
http://bloggingexperiment.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/simpsons-doh.jpg

trauben
06-18-2009, 01:54 PM
To Detroit................ :hatsoff:

trauben
06-18-2009, 02:43 PM
Still riding the high..............................Enjoying Billy Guerin's photo op...........

X-Terminator
06-18-2009, 03:23 PM
Still riding the high..............................Enjoying Billy Guerin's photo op...........

I know that sign - it's not that far from where HTG and I live. I go past it every day when I go to work. It's a little drive-up restaurant, and the food there is pretty damn good!

SteelCityMan786
06-18-2009, 10:53 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=282253

Well Said Mr. Howe :thumbsup:

X-Terminator
06-19-2009, 01:27 AM
Stanley Cup DVD goes on sale July 7:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/penguins/s_629811.html

trauben
06-19-2009, 09:25 AM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=282253

Well Said Mr. Howe :thumbsup:
Everyone keeps comparing the time out on the ice after immediate victory and entrance to the hand-shake line between both the Wings from last year and the Pens of this year.

WRONG THING TO DO FOR ONE REASON........... last year was not that Wings' team's FIRST Stanley Cup win! You tend to celebrate a little less in the moment if it's something you've achieved before, rather than going as crazy as you did the very first virginal time you achieved it! :doh:

Stanley Cup DVD goes on sale July 7:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/penguins/s_629811.html
Not soon enough for me! :applaudit:

I know that sign - it's not that far from where HTG and I live. I go past it every day when I go to work. It's a little drive-up restaurant, and the food there is pretty damn good!
So.............north of da'burgh? I'll have to drive up to a friend's house in Wexford then and start looking for it. :wink02:

X-Terminator
06-19-2009, 11:03 AM
Everyone keeps comparing the time out on the ice after immediate victory and entrance to the hand-shake line between both the Wings from last year and the Pens of this year.

WRONG THING TO DO FOR ONE REASON........... last year was not that Wings' team's FIRST Stanley Cup win! You tend to celebrate a little less in the moment if it's something you've achieved before, rather than going as crazy as you did the very first virginal time you achieved it! :doh:

You're right, of course, but they don't want to acknowledge that because it's another excuse to bash Crosby for absolutely no reason. I don't think Gretzky was hated as much as Crosby is, and really, there's little justification for it. So he whined a lot in his first season. So what? He was 18 FRIGGIN YEARS OLD. I don't know about you, but I don't know too many 18 year olds who are very mature. I wasn't very mature at 18 years old. Sid has grown up A LOT in the last 4 years, both on and off the ice, but these idiots don't want to admit it. That goes for fans as well as some opposing players who seem to have it in for him. Well jackasses, he just captained his team to the Stanley Cup in just his 4th season AND was a nominee for Mark Messier's Leadership Award, which he does not give to just anyone. So suck on that.

So.............north of da'burgh? I'll have to drive up to a friend's house in Wexford then and start looking for it. :wink02:

South, actually - it's called Brentwood Express on Rt. 51. The owner always has some great signs, though not as good as in the past because of course, a bunch of old ladies had to complain to the borough since some of his signs were "offensive" in their minds. :rolleyes:

Steel Head
06-19-2009, 11:06 AM
You're right, of course, but they don't want to acknowledge that because it's another excuse to bash Crosby for absolutely no reason.

That's what irks me

The story could have easily been, "Classless Wings leave ice before shaking Crosby's hand"

Franzen was in line right with Lidstrom, Zetterberg and Diaper but he waited to shake hands with Crosby

trauben
06-19-2009, 11:20 AM
Franzen was in line right with Lidstrom, Zetterberg and Diaper but he waited to shake hands with Crosby
And now that I know that? I have respect for Franzen (not one of the players I really liked at all)

................ also..............*gulp*............

I'm going to say this.............................................. ...................Hossa. He stuck up for Sid after all this started.

Eating a piece of Humble pie has a way of grounding humility in some, and I think Hossa swallowed willingly.
:couch:
Wow............I can't believe I thought that let alone typed it.

Steel Head
06-19-2009, 11:51 AM
I'm going to say this.............................................. ...................Hossa. He stuck up for Sid after all this started.

Eating a piece of Humble pie has a way of grounding humility in some, and I think Hossa swallowed willingly.
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Wow............I can't believe I thought that let alone typed it.

That's because Hossa knows Sid personally and knows he is a class-act and would never do something like that intentionally

But yeah, I give credit to Hossa for sticking up for him. Lidstrom also said it wasn't a big deal.

The only 2 whining about it are Zetterberg and Draper

SteelCityMan786
06-19-2009, 12:41 PM
What I don't understand is, if Lidstrom has a problem with it, why didn't he say something about. I think I know why. He knows he could have stayed on the ice a little bit longer.

Steel Head
06-19-2009, 01:18 PM
What I don't understand is, if Lidstrom has a problem with it, why didn't he say something about. I think I know why. He knows he could have stayed on the ice a little bit longer.

Lidstrom did say something about it. It was in the same article as Draper and Zetterberg whining.

Lidstorm downplayed the whole thing whereas Draper and Zetterberg threw a big hissy fit

X-Terminator
06-19-2009, 01:21 PM
What I don't understand is, if Lidstrom has a problem with it, why didn't he say something about. I think I know why. He knows he could have stayed on the ice a little bit longer.

Lidstrom didn't really have a problem with it - he said that Sid likely got caught up in the excitement. That's because unlike Draper and Zetterberg, Lidstrom has class. Plus, I'm sure he knows exactly how Crosby felt since he went through it when he won his first Cup in 1997 (Draper was also on that team, incidentally). I was really surprised to hear Zetterberg complain - I thought he had more class than that. I guess not. Hopefully now that Hossa and Mr. Hockey himself have stuck up for Sid, they'll all STFU about this non-issue.

SteelCityMan786
06-19-2009, 03:14 PM
Lidstrom didn't really have a problem with it - he said that Sid likely got caught up in the excitement. That's because unlike Draper and Zetterberg, Lidstrom has class. Plus, I'm sure he knows exactly how Crosby felt since he went through it when he won his first Cup in 1997 (Draper was also on that team, incidentally). I was really surprised to hear Zetterberg complain - I thought he had more class than that. I guess not. Hopefully now that Hossa and Mr. Hockey himself have stuck up for Sid, they'll all STFU about this non-issue.

One more reason why I respect guys like him. Draper has no room to talk for not shaking. In the You Tube Videos I have seen, he left the ice well before Crosby could get there. Zetterberg in some cases I can forgive because this is his first offense. I don't know what to say about Draper now even after he decided to sit out to not put his team in Jeopardy of winning the cup in games 1-2. I really question him now. However Hossa appears to have been humbled by the whole experience now. I guess I can start taking back some of my accusations of him being classless. Good Job by Mr. Howe to stand up for him to.

HometownGal
06-19-2009, 06:08 PM
I am shocked (and appalled) that Zetterberg is whining about this non-issue - he doesn't impress me as that type of player . As for Draper - he's a total di ck and has always been a di ck, so his boo hoo-fest didn't surprise me at all. :crying01:

I'm with you trauben - I can't believe I actually have even a smidgeon of respect for Hossa for standing up for Sid, but I do. Nice to see him eating a piece of humble pie, though I'm sure it wasn't easy.