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83-Steelers-43
04-13-2006, 07:56 PM
He's at 97 with three more games to go. He has two points tonight and it's the second period. If everything works out right, he would get his 100 points and we would lose these last three games in order to have a better chance at the #1 overall pick in the draft. He hits 100 he will be the youngest player ever to get 100 points.

Let's Go Sid!!!

tony hipchest
04-13-2006, 08:10 PM
He's at 95 with three more games to go. He has two points tonight and it's the second period. If everything works out right, he would get his 100 points and we would lose these last three games in order to have a better chance at the #1 overall pick in the draft.

Let's Go Sid!!!

what happened to the goalie drafted #1 several years back. does he still start or even play for the pens? i cant remember his name and forgot who he was.

83-Steelers-43
04-13-2006, 08:15 PM
Marc Andre Fleury. Yeah, he's still here. The Penguins are going to be sending him down to WBS/Scranton Baby Pens in order to play in their playoffs.

He's not coming along as much as we would like. His biggest problem is that he doesn't make the big/key saves when we need them. Has also has problems controlling his rebounds. Also keep in mind that our defense has sucked for 3/4 of this season. He still needs to get better. At times he makes unbelievable saves and shows signs of being a very, very good goalie. Overall, he's still a work in progress who I feel will get better over time and with a better defense.

It is my opinion that you never draft a goalie with the second pick overall in the draft. We could have had Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes) instead of Fleury at this point in time. While I would agree that you build a team around your goaltender, you don't take him with the second overall pick and passing up on a player like Eric Staal.

83-Steelers-43
04-13-2006, 08:19 PM
Update: Sidney Crosby now has 97 points. Kid had four points tonight, 1 goal and 3 assists. He is unbelievable.

SteelerDan43
04-13-2006, 10:11 PM
Could you imagine how bad we would of been without this kid?? I'll still take him over Ovechkin any day. This would be the first time two rookies have gotten to 100 right?

tony hipchest
04-13-2006, 10:23 PM
Could you imagine how bad we would of been without this kid?? I'll still take him over Ovechkin any day. This would be the first time two rookies have gotten to 100 right?
i must admit if it werent for crosby with the pens i would have no interrest in hockey whatsoever. especially after the suspended season. following the 2 cup seasons and jagr, and marios return was fun but after the goalie pick with #2 IT ALL WENT DOOWNHILL. i have a built in excuse though, as a southwestern desert rat we barely see ice, let alone people playing hockey on it.

i missed d. kasparitus once he left.

83-Steelers-43
04-14-2006, 09:41 AM
i must admit if it werent for crosby with the pens i would have no interrest in hockey whatsoever. especially after the suspended season. following the 2 cup seasons and jagr, and marios return was fun but after the goalie pick with #2 IT ALL WENT DOOWNHILL. i have a built in excuse though, as a southwestern desert rat we barely see ice, let alone people playing hockey on it.

i missed d. kasparitus once he left.

If anything, I started losing faith and love for hockey before the lock out. The best thing that ever happened to the game was that lock out. Something had to be done and I personally did not care how long it took them to make the league better. Watching teams such as the New York Rangers (AKA Yankees) and the Colorado Avalanche (AKA Boston Red Sox) blow mass quantities of money while teams such as the Penguins, Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators (who have both clinched a playoff birth) were selling off players for nothing and were not able to compete in the old league, simply was not going to cut it and started to turn off many fans. Sound familiar? With the combination of the salary cap and the new rules, it's a great game.

Our problem this year once again.....Craig Patrick. His contract is up after this season and if he is resigned I will start to question purchasing season tickets for next season. In my opinion, the new owners will not keep Patrick around nor should they after this past season. The guy dropped the ball big time. The only reason why he has been here this long is because he's buddy/buddy with Lemieux. That's where a little of the blame (God forbid Lemieux takes heat in this city) could and should be placed for our current situation.

As for Darius Kasparaitis, he was a character. Played with high emotion, layed down some massive hits (Eric Lindros concussion still sticks out) but the guy had a very bad tendancy of taking horrible penalties and also taking himself out of play in order to make the big hit. Once he got to NYC that all changed. They basically stated that he either changes his game or he will be benched and on a few occasions they benched him until he got his act together.

And yes SteelerDan43, it will be the first time two rookies get 100 points or more in the same year. Speaks volumes about the amount of young talent in this league. Crosby, Ovechkin, Staal, Spezza, Malkin (soon enough), Lundquist...etc.

83-Steelers-43
04-15-2006, 07:59 AM
We have the Islanders tonight on Long Island. We played these guys well this season and that scares me. We need to lose these three games. St. Louis currently has 56 points and we currently have 55 points. Let's get Sid his three points and lose these last three games.

BlackNGold203
04-15-2006, 09:02 AM
I believe if he gets it (and I think he will) he will be the youngest ever to do it. I think it was Hawerchuck who had 103 pts as an 18 yr old...but hes like 90 days older than Sid.

When we add Malkin next year..plus the #1 or #2 pick this year...with Fleury maturing...this team has an incredible nucleus. Patrick has to go..he was incredible in the 90's..but its time to move on...hindsight being what it is...leaning on Lemeiux, Palffy, Recchi, and Leclair was obviously a huge mistake.

I do hope they keep Therrian (sp?) as coach...he has a system...and the young players buy into it.

83-Steelers-43
04-15-2006, 09:07 AM
I'll still take him over Ovechkin any day.

I agree. The most common comparison I have heard from opposing team players is that he reminds them of a young Peter Forsberg. He's the overall package. He does it all.

83-Steelers-43
04-15-2006, 09:18 AM
I believe if he gets it (and I think he will) he will be the youngest ever to do it. I think it was Hawerchuck who had 103 pts as an 18 yr old...but hes like 90 days older than Sid.

When we add Malkin next year..plus the #1 or #2 pick this year...with Fleury maturing...this team has an incredible nucleus. Patrick has to go..he was incredible in the 90's..but its time to move on...hindsight being what it is...leaning on Lemeiux, Palffy, Recchi, and Leclair was obviously a huge mistake.

I do hope they keep Therrian (sp?) as coach...he has a system...and the young players buy into it.

He will be the youngest. There is no doubt the future of this team is looking very good. Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, Armstrong, Whitney, Orpik, Welch and the player to be named after this upcoming draft will make this a team to be reckoned with for years to come.

Therrien is a good coach in my opinion. Towards the end of this season you could see the kids picking up on his system.

clevestinks
04-15-2006, 09:30 AM
He's at 97 with three more games to go. He has two points tonight and it's the second period. If everything works out right, he would get his 100 points and we would lose these last three games in order to have a better chance at the #1 overall pick in the draft. He hits 100 he will be the youngest player ever to get 100 points.

Let's Go Sid!!!
Rep Points for you.

I`m glad someone brought this up. With the Steelers winning the big one, all other spoprts took a back seat for awhile. This kid is the next Mario, or Jagr, take your pick.

Speaking of Jagr, isnt he suppose to be too old to play like the best player in the league after all these seasons. Imagine if we would have kept him, him and Crosby in the same lineup!

83-Steelers-43
04-15-2006, 09:40 AM
Rep Points for you.

I`m glad someone brought this up. With the Steelers winning the big one, all other spoprts took a back seat for awhile. This kid is the next Mario, or Jagr, take your pick.

Speaking of Jagr, isnt he suppose to be too old to play like the best player in the league after all these seasons. Imagine if we would have kept him, him and Crosby in the same lineup!

Thanks brother and to comment on the Jagr situation. He is the best player in the NHL. The guy is unbelievable. But, he wanted to leave. Between the fans and the media bashing the guy to no end and the fact that he disliked Ivan Hlinka, it was inevitable. For the most part I felt he got a raw deal in this city. It's a shame that the fans still boo the guy when the Rangers come to town.

Crosby had zero points last night. Two more games to get three points.

83-Steelers-43
04-16-2006, 07:54 AM
Good read from Ron Cook on Craig Patrick and his future............

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06106/682593-87.stm

83-Steelers-43
04-17-2006, 08:39 PM
Congratulations Sidney Crosby on your 100th point. With the exception of the Steelers Super Bowl, your the only other Pittsburgh sport highlight that's worth mentioning.

Stlrs4Life
04-17-2006, 08:45 PM
You beat me to it 83. The Pens sure looked alot better the last 2 months. Imagine that!

Petesburgh66
04-17-2006, 11:17 PM
Crosby got 100 points at 18. Just think about it. Only one other NHL player has done it period. And with the crap Crosby has put up this year, mostly players taking runs at him with cheap shots, this is outstanding.

Ovechkin is probably going to win the calder but who cares. This is coming from a Maple Leafs fan, I rather have Sid than the Russian glory hog any day. My brother is a die hard Penguins fan and watches the games on the dish. From some of the games I watched with him and during the Leaf games, Crosby makes his linemates better around him better. Ovenchicken doesn't. This guy doesn't know the word "pass".

As for Patrick, the writing has been on the wall for a while. He has made some really bad trades and hence the reason why the Penguins are celler dwellers. The Jagr deal was the begining of the end for him.

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 08:17 AM
You beat me to it 83. The Pens sure looked alot better the last 2 months. Imagine that!

Yeah they have. They are buying into Therrien's system and the younger guys are getting used to the high level of play in the NHL. While it's nice to see them getting better, I want that last place spot. We play Toronto tonight and the Blues play the Blackhawks tonight. We have 58 points and the Blues have 56. Hopefully we lose and the Blues win tonight even though I see the Blues choking on purpose.

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 08:19 AM
Double post. Twice in two days. What's going on?!?!

clevestinks
04-18-2006, 08:34 AM
Way to go Crosby! The Penguin who saved Pittsburgh!

melroseplace
04-18-2006, 08:51 AM
..even though they're still talking about moving out of the city :frown:

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 09:00 AM
Yeah, they are having an all day rally downtown today. I'm going to head down later this afternoon. It's a shame, that Isle of Capri plan is excellent. Not only would it give us an arena (not just for the Pens), but it would clean up that whole area with zero tax payer cash. In my opinion, a deal will be worked out and the Penguins will stay in this city.

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 08:14 PM
Well, the last game of the season has ended. Things to look forward to.........

1) Patrick being fired. No yearly extension for failing. He will be gone.

2) This teams future. The talent is pretty damn good.

3) The salary cap and new rules will make this franchise thrive.

4) Unlike other false hopes in this city, "We Actually Will" persevere...lol.

Stlrs4Life
04-18-2006, 09:04 PM
You're right 83. Totally agree.:iagree:

83-Steelers-43
04-19-2006, 07:33 AM
Draft lottery is tomorrow. The Penguins have a 18.8% chance of getting the first round pick. If we do win the first round pick I would love to be able to snag American-born defenseman Erik Johnson. Many are comparing him to a future Chris Pronger. If we don't win the first pick, Kessler or Staal will do.

83-Steelers-43
04-19-2006, 04:45 PM
My FSN Pittsburgh rant:

I'm curious as to why FSN Pittsburgh is not bothering to pick up the WBS/Scranton hockey playoff run? Instead we get to watch excellent programs such as........

1) We have everybody and their mother playing poker on this station. I love poker, but do we need to have it on every channel after every other show?

2) We have the history of the Pirates on every other day. We are aware of the history, why tease us with something we will never have again?

3) Pirate games, which is to be expected. I guess this is a good thing? Eitherway, helps hold me over until the NFL and NHL start back up.

4) The Sports List, which repeats the same list topics over and over again.

5) Cleveland Cavalier games for some unknown reason. Once again, this is Pittsburgh. We hate Cleveland and everything it stands for. Why would we care about anything that occurs in that city sports wise?

6) Rodeo..........I will say it again..........rodeo.

7) The Best Damn Sports Period (normally twice a night). I personally don't like the show, but I'm sure many do. It was sort of amusing when they had a coked up Tom Arnold on the show. But do we need it on twice a night and then in the morning?

8) Beyond the Glory (which are normally repeats from a year ago).

9) Sports Beat is the only show on that station that is worth watching. Stan is the Man. But yet what do they do? They go out and hire Paul Alexander......AHHHHHHHH!!!. There's a reason why the guy got fired from his radio show, he sucks.

83-Steelers-43
04-20-2006, 03:03 PM
BREAKING NEWS: The Penguins have the #2 pick overall in the upcoming NHL draft.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2415380

Prosdo
04-20-2006, 03:14 PM
BREAKING NEWS: The Penguins have the #2 pick overall in the upcoming NHL draft.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2415380

Woohoo! :bouncy:

83-Steelers-43
04-20-2006, 05:09 PM
Top Four Prospects in the draft.

1) Center Jordan Staal: Plays much like his brother, Eric. Very high potential. Solid, smart and responsible. The kid is good.

2) Center Phil Kessel: Straight up natural goal scorer. Known to be a little ****y.

3) Center Jonathan Toews: Plays good hockey offensively and defensively.

4) Defenseman Erik Johnson: As stated already, many are comparing him to Pronger. Kid is 6-4 210-215. Good on his skates. Can play finesse or phyical, your choice.

Personally, I want either Staal or Johnson. All depends on who the Blues pick. Unlike last season with Crosby, there is not a clear cut pick.

83-Steelers-43
05-02-2006, 12:27 PM
Now the Russians are going to make it hell for us to get Malkin. Typical. Hopefully an agreement can be reached with the NHL and the Russians.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2428558