Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

PENS ALERT: Pens top Jackets 4-3(SO). GOALS: C.KUNITZ(2), R.FEDOTENKO(3), A.GOLIGOSKI(5), S.CROSBY(SOW). STARS: 3)S.CROSBY 2)C.KUNITZ 1)R.NASH

Penguins travel to Columbus

The Penguins bussed their way across the state line yesterday to wait over night for tonights game at the Nationwide Arena. As are a good amount of Pens fans. I should be one of them, living north of Columbus myself, but... meh...

But, since I'm not I can stay home and avoid smelly parking garages, that loud obnoxious cannon getting fired off, and the phrase "carry the flag" being overused. Who am I really kidding though? I'd go at the drop of a hat if I could.

The Penguins lineup is going to be a few members short. Gonchar we've known is out and will continue to be so, as well as Talbot. New additions to the list of missing are Tyler Kennedy but more importantly, Evgeni Malkin.

No word on just what Kennedy's injury is, just that mysterious "lower body" thing. Whereas Malkin's is a chronic shoulder pain he's been suffering with for a while, and he's taking 2-3 weeks off to heal himself up and not risk further injury.

The Pens had a spectacular showing against Montreal on Wed. night, Sidney Crosby snagging himself another hat trick. They've proved in the past that they can play without Sid and Gonchar, so let's see if they can do it without Malkin and Gonchar.

7pm at the Nationwide Arena, Columbus better be ready for another invasion of Pens fans that's all I can say.

Do it, Charlie...

LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

PENS top Montreal 6-1. GOALS: S.CROSBY(7,8,9), M.RUPP(3), A.GOLIGOSKI(4), C.KUNITZ(1). STARS: 3)GUERIN 2)KUNITZ 1)CROSBY. Next game FRI @CBJ

Sunday, October 25, 2009

PENS ALERT: Pens fall to NJD 4-1. GOAL: A.GOLIGOSKI(3). STARS: 3)GOLIGOSKI 2)T.ZAJAC 1)M.BRODEUR. Next Game WED vs MTL.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pens and Devils tonight

In what can only be described as the come back of the season thus far, last night the Penguins surprisingly pulled one out of their collective back ends to win against the Florida Panthers via a shoot out. Thus making Sidney Crosby the "comeback' Kid, the star of the night by scoring the teams only two goals, and netting the only shot for the shoot out.

The game had FAIL written all over it during the first two periods. As hot as the Pens have been, aside from the loss against the Coyotes (their only loss so far), they sure did not show it, and in fact almost looked like they were playing as they did during that only loss.

Whatever it was, Sidney and Evgeni Malkin decided to step it up in the third, and helped tie things up. In his defense, Vokoun was hot, and looked better than what his dismal record shows. The poor guy has been seeing an insane number of shots his last few games, and last night was not an exception with 41.

It's tough to say exactly what it is that made the Penguin's look so sluggish and just not themselves last night. Some would speculate that it was missing Gonchar, others maybe that they were looking ahead to tonights game against the division rival Devils. Whatever it is, let's hope they don't make a habit of this. Even the power play which they should have capitalized on at least once, that being the 5 on 3 one, needs a bit of a kick in the tush.

Martin Brodeur and the trap playing Devils come into the Mellon tonight sitting in 6th place in the Eastern Conference with 14 points, while the Pens sit up top in first with 18 points.

It's another SUPER Saturday for the NHL, all 30 teams seeing action tonight. I kinda like these Saturdays they do this, makes for excitement keeping track of everything. But that's just me ;)

Game time is close at hand Pens fans, let's make this win number 10!!!

LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!


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PENS ALERT: Pens top FLA 3-2(SO). GOALS: S.CROSBY(5,6,SOW). STARS: 3)T.VOKOUN 2)MALKIN 1)CROSBY. Next Game SAT vs NJD. Visit www.pensmobile.com.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pens at home with the Panthers

From the Official Penguins website...

The Penguins have a few lineup changes for Friday night's game against the Florida Panthers. Defenseman Martin Skoula will make his Penguins' debut while goaltender Brent Johnson will make his second start with the club.

The Penguins rotated their blueliners regularly during their Friday morning skate.

However, Bylsma did reveal his pairings after Thursday's practice (see below). The forward combinations did not change during the skate.

Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin
Dupuis-Malkin-Fedotenko
Cooke-Staal-Kennedy
Rupp-Adams-Godard

Orpik-Goligoski
Eaton-Letang
McKee-Skoula

Brent Johnson in goal

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gonchar out 4-6 weeks

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Just when the Penguins winning train was moving right along, something got thrown on the tracks to try and slow it down. Veteran defenseman Sergi Gonchar will be out four to six weeks with a broken wrist. Supposedly the break does not require surgery.

Last season Gonchar was sidelined for a good chunk of the season with a shoulder injury he got in the preseason, and then once he came back from that, took a lethal knee on knee hit from Alex Ovechkin in the playoff series with the Caps. Thankfully he was able to get back soon from that one, but one only has to imagine the pain he played with.

This is not an end all for the Pens right now. Other D-men are doing fantastic right now, and as valueable as Gonch is, we'll make it thru this. The shame in all this is that he was playing amazingly the last couple games.

Chin up, Pens fans... we'll rock on!

Be glad this is not the Pens!

To give you a chuckle for today, check out these websites...

Upset Fans

Please Sell the Bruins

These pics say it all...

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PENS ALERT: Pens top Blues 5-1. GOALS: T.KENNEDY(5), E.MALKIN(4), R.FEDOTENKO(2), M.COOKE(2), A.GOLIGOSKI(2). STARS: 3)LETANG 2)MALKIN 1)COOKE.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No Comment!

Hey, if I can't watch this game tonight... I'm not blogging about it ...

I'm protesting! Versus and Directv, you guys SUCK!!

Sure, I'm only hurting myself... but what else is new?

Go Pens

Sunday, October 18, 2009

PENS ALERT: Pens top Bolts 4-1. GOALS: B.GUERIN(3), S.GONCHAR(2), P.DUPUIS(1), M.RUPP(2). STARS: 3)RUPP 2)CROSBY 1)GONCHAR. Next Game TUE vs STL.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pens back home!

Ok, so there are really no big surprises tonight in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, their record of 2-2-2 has them sitting in tenth place in the Eastern Conference, so it's not like they are.. ya know, the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are dead last.

There is only so long that you can say, "but it's still early in the season" before you as a member of management start to scratch your head and wonder what is going wrong. It didn't take Tampa too long last year to realize that Barry Melrose and his antiquated style of coaching was not suitable for a post lockout hockey team, and as such he was canned.

Seemingly Rick Tocchet turned things around a little for them, and began to utilize rookie Steven Stamkos a little bit more to his potential. Yet still, they lagged. With talent the likes of St. Louis and LeCavalier it is anyones guess why this team just can't do any better.

Well there is that total lack of defense thing... but that's my guess.

Former Penguin, Ryan Malone skipped Tampas morning skate to catch up with some old teammates. Isn't that special.

Lines are pretty much keeping on with what's been working, and it seems Bylasma is not messing with what is winning us games.

And my wtf? of the day..... how does the New York Rangers rank 1st, and the Penguins 2nd in TSN's power rankings? They have the exact same record, 6-1. Oh, yeah... an guess who that Rangers loss was to... the Penguins! d'oh!

Anyhow, game time shortly, time to get things rolling. Just because Tampa Bay sucks, let's hope the Pens don't slack off which they seemingly did when playing the Coyotes. TB still has some talent on their roster, and they've hurt us before when we were not expecting it.

LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PENS ALERT: Pens top Canes 3-2(SO). GOALS: M.RUPP(1), E.MALKIN(3), C.KUNITZ(SOW). STARS: 3)R.WHITNEY 2)E.MALKIN 1)C.WARD. Next Game SAT vs TB

Pens at Carolina tonight

To refresh your memory, here is how the last meeting of the Penguins and the Hurricanes went...



No word yet if Bill Cowher will show up tonight to crank that storm siren, but really, do we care? Nope. The rest as they say, is history.

Tonight the Pens go into the RBC center to take on the Hurricanes at 7pm. Carolina currently has a record of 2-3 with a whopping 4 points, where as the Penguins are at 5-1 with 10 points. Oh yeah, and there is that other Staal guy to contend with... I think he has a couple brothers...

The Canes didn't have any major roster shake ups during the offseason, and Cam Ward despite his poor showing in the Eastern Conference finals last year, is still a goal tender that is not to be taken lightly. All last season he showed his Conn Smythe worthieness (is that a word?), but when it got to the playoffs, he faltered somewhat, and eventually during the conference finals, self destructed. Still, he's a big goalie and tough to get past.

You do have to wonder what they see in a war horse the likes of Rod Brind'Amour, at his age he's getting prone to injury, and you have to wonder why they don't give someone younger the chance to produce, but whateveh... I'm not a big fan of his. But last season he had a horrendous +/- of -23... ouch.

Sergei Samsonov and Ray Whitney are definitely two to keep the Pens defense busy.

A few days ago Puck Daddy posted a short article about redneck hockey, which, folks living and supporting the Carolina Hurricanes have sort of given themselves that nickname, and I'm not really sure why. And Seth over at Empty Netters reposted the video accompanying the article, which led me to do a google search for something more definitive about redneck hockey.


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I didn't think cross dressing was exclusive to self described rednecks.... but what do I know?

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LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

PENS ALERT: Pens beat Sens 4-1. GOALS: B.GUERIN(2), T.KENNEDY(3,4), J.STAAL(3). STARS: 3)M.MICHALEK 2)T.KENNEDY 1)M.FLEURY. Next game WED @CAR.

Pens and Sens

Once upon a time the Senators were a thorn in the side of the Pittsburgh Penguins, lately, not so much. Sure the Pens swept them in the 2oo8 quarterfinals, but last season Ottawa went on and beat the Pens three out of the 4 games that they played in the regular season. Oh yeah... but the Sens didn't make the playoffs last year... ooops!

The lineup for Ottawa has changed somewhat since last year as well. Dany Heatley is gone and no longer the monkey on their back, off to sunny San Jose, in exchange they have Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo, who several years back won the Rocket Richard trophy for most goals scored in the season. Sadly, since then he's not done to awful much when he's not been injured.

The Senators are potentially deadly scorers with the likes of Mike Fisher, Jason Spezza, and Daniel Alfredson.

The Pens are coming off an ass whooping they delivered to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night and should be well rested for this contest tonight, their record of 4-1 with 8 points still leaves them sitting atop the Eastern Conference, while Ottawa is right behind them at 3-1 and 6 points.

The line combinations should remain the same as they have been the last two games.

There is a chill in the air here in northeast Ohio, perfect hockey weather, time to get your game on!

LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

PENS ALERT: Pens top Leafs 5-2. GOALS: M.COOKE(1), S.CROSBY(3,4), S.GONCHAR(1), J.STAAL(2). STARS: 3)MALKIN 2)GONCHAR 1)CROSBY

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday night in Toronto

The aftermath of the Pens game Thursday night against the Flyers wasn't much at all. Thankfully, Kris Letang didn't need to get a rabies shot after being bitten by Scott Hartnell, and the goons from Philly got to try and digest another loss at the hands of the Pens in their own barn.

Am I feeling bad about all that... c'mon, most certainly not. Adding a little fuel to the interstate rivalry is one thing, but it just feels really good seeing the Flyers misbehaving badly and paying the price for it. Let them chant "Crosby sucks" to their little hearts content, maybe someday they will figure out, just like Jaromir Jagr, Sid just feeds on that junk.

So sure, going out of Philly with a sweet win and Letang's sore finger, the Pens head into Toronto tonight to take on the Leafs. I tend to really enjoy Saturday night games the most out of any other night of the week, mostly because outside of hockey season there is nothing on TV anyway.

The Pens lineup is pretty much staying the same tonight as it was Thursday night, the monster Swede goalie Gustavsson is out ... and not long after he got started either, so it's going to be up to Toskala to keep up his substandard level of play.

One minor thing to note, despite the troubles that Toronto can still dole out to the Pens despite their crappy record, the Penguins sit atop the Eastern Conference and the Leafs sit all the way at the very bottom. Yeah, I know... just sayin'!

Definitely not a team to be taken lightly, the Penguins need to keep on the roll that they were on Thursday night if they want to play better against Toronto than they did in the preseason. Of course the full lineup wasn't in then, but again... just sayin'!

It's almost game time, we're on Hockey Night in Canada, Don Cherry has broken out his loudest suit for the occassion I'm sure, so gear up Pens fans, it's a hockey night in Pittsburgh!

LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

PENS top PHI 5-4. GOALS: MALKIN(2), STAAL(1), GUERIN(1), GOLIGOSKI(1), KENNEDY(2). STARS: 3)D.BRIERE 2)M.FLEURY 1)E.MALKIN. Next game SAT @TOR.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

feeling blue, there is always the Flyers

Within an 82 game regular season, you kind of expect your team to lose a few contests along the way, some of them down right battles to the last tick of the clock, others.. well, maybe not so much. Cast in point with last nights game against the Coyotes.

In a bizzare mix of sloppy play on the Penguins part, and bad officiating on, well.. those guys in the black and white stripped shirts, the end result was the Pens getting shut out by Phoeinx 3-0.

It was a hard game to watch, considering these are the defending Stanley Cup champions.

That is not to say that the Coyotes should have been taken lightly. Their franchise woes aside, they are a young team, with a couple of talented players. And let's face it, they have nothing what so ever to lose. Well, except maybe their suntans in the bitter Ontario winter. I digress.

So let's forget bogus calls that sent many... too many... Penguins to the penalty box last night, and instead focus on tonights game against the much hated Flyers.

Ahh.. so early in the year for this one, isn't it? But really, who cares? Shame of it all is that Max Talbot is still out from his shoulder surgery, and can't give the crowd at the Wachovia Center the proper Shhhh'ing they deserve. :)

Tonights expected line combos are as follows:

Forwards:
Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin
Dupuis-Malkin-Fedotenko
Cooke-Staal-Kennedy
Rupp-Adams-Godard

Defensemen:
Orpik-Gonchar
Eaton-Letang
McKee-Goligoski

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LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

PENS ALERT: Pens fall to PHX 3-0. STARS: 3)STAAL 2)JOVANOVSKI 1)BRYZGALOV

A Coyote in the Pens house

So the Pens have started out the new NHL season with a 2-0 record. Sure, we'll take that, but seemingly other teams around the league with a 0-3 or 0-2 record are already reaching for the panic button... teams that end in Canucks.

Luckily, we've not had to go there. But reasonably, just how well can you gage a team after only two or three games. Preseason doesn't even count in an instance like this, mostly for the fact that those games are mostly comprised of prospects and other guys trying to make the squad.

Suffice to say, a month in if you're looking at negative numbers, maybe then is a good time to grab for your pepto and the list of the AHL team, but certainly not yet.

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Anyhow, the Pens tonight welcome the Phoenix Coyotes into the Mellon Arena at 7:30 p.m. Good to get a game in, we've been waiting since Saturday night. The season started early due to the Olympics in February, but it seems it's been a bit of a slow start at that.

Goalie Brent Johnson will make his Penguins debut tonight against the Coyotes, which, in my opinion is the logical choice given we have back to back games, tomorrows against the crappy Flyers. So, keep Fluery healthy and fresh to do battle tomorrow night.

Lineups as of the morning skate are as follows..

Forwards:
Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin
Dupuis-Malkin-Fedotenko
Cooke-Kennedy-Staal
Rupp-Adams-Godard

Defensemen:
BourqueOrpik-Gonchar
Eaton-Letang
McKee-Goligoski

Lastly, a big congratulations to the city of Pittsburgh! Ranked number ONE by the Sporting News as best sports city!

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No word on how Sid feels about sharing the cover with a "slacker" like Big Ben.

LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!



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Sunday, October 4, 2009

PENS ALERT: Pens top Isles 4-3(SO). GOALS: S.CROSBY(2,SOW), M.EATON(1), R.FEDOTENKO(1). STARS: 3)LETANG 2)TAVARES 1)CROSBY. Next Game WED vs PHX.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

One down, 81 to go

An evening that started out with highlights of last years Stanley Cup run, ended with the Penguins taking their first win of the season in the Mellon Arena's last home opener.

A well put together video montage culminated with the Stanley Cup sitting at center ice, then the raising of the Pens third Cup banner being raised to the rafters, with 1991 and 1992's banners on either side of it.

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Stunning photo, courtesy of Getty Images, and Yahoo.

The Penguins ended up winning against the Rangers 3-2, and it was good to see that win given the preseason record. Sure preseason doesn't mean anything, more so a showcase for guys trying to make the big team, but still... a win is always good to see. Especially when you're wanting to start off your title defense properly.

Fleury looked amazing, having two quite memorable saves that are sure to make anyone's highlight reel.

In the Rangers defense, new blue shirt Marion Gaborik looked solid. I've said in the past he is probably one of the more talented and dynamic players in the league, but his constant injuries have not let his true talent shine thru. I'm glad he's now in the Eastern Conference as I'd like to see him develop to his potential. If last night was any indication of what he'll do for the NYR's, more power to them.

Eric Godard's fight with Donald Brashear (again I ask...why and who would spend money on this war horse? But yeah, he's just fists for hire) got a little bloody, and I thought for sure Godard was going to get his clock cleaned, but nice to see he held his own and took care of business.

Tonight it's the first road game of the season as the Pens travel to the New York to take on the Islanders and rookie John Tavares. When the schedule was released, and it was noted that the Penguins would play this game right off the start of the season, all kind of speculation was thrown around in regards to Sidney Crosby vs. Tavares. How is that even comparable? That'd be like saying the year Sid came into the league it would be a big deal for him to be going up against someone the likes of Joe Sakic or someone else who had some experience under their belt.

Make no mistake, John Tavares is no slouch, but he's no Sidney Crosby... just not yet.

And one last little nugget for today. You have to go to Puck Daddy and read the complete story behind this YouTube video... And shame on all the asshats in the comment section that cut this down. Take it for what it is. A cute kid who obviously loves hockey, and what can be so wrong with that!?!?!?



LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!

LET'S GO PENS!!!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

PENS ALERT: Pens top NYR 3-2. GOALS: E.MALKIN(1), S.CROSBY(1), T.KENNEDY(1). STARS: 3)A.GOLIGOSKI 2)T.KENNEDY 1)S.CROSBY. Next game 2morrow @NYI.

And so the end begins..

Not to sound to ominous, but indeed the end of an era begins tonight as the Penguins kick off their season opener in their last year inside the Mellon Arena, once the Civic Arena, but always affectionately called the "Igloo" by hockey lovers.

I hope throughout the season to share a couple of my memorable experiences inside the Pens home for all the years that they've been the Penguins in Pittsburgh. It goes without saying that if you're a hockey fan and you have gone to any number of games in person, chances are there are a few that stick out in your mind. But more of that as the season moves along.

Tonight however, every ones slate is wiped clean and we all start anew. We have to forget the glory of last season, and instead strive to repeat said glory once more. Despite the pregame ceremony tonight that will include the raising of the Penguins third Stanley Cup banner high into the rafters of the Mellon, mentally as a team the Pens need to push that to the back of their minds and refocus on the new goal at hand. Seeing that we get to raise a fourth banner in the teams new home, the Consol Energy Center, in the fall of 2010.

Prognosticators being what they are, ultimately talented (or so they think!) guessers, are even going so far to pick the Pens to do a repeat performance of last year. Not all mind you, but there are enough out there to take notice of. Though, to be fair, some of those did choose the San Jose Sharks to take the cup last year, and we all know how that ended for them. Round 1 losers.

So, tonight those fans in the upper levels will have dusted off their cowbells, the corporate business types that have taken us loyal fans seats the last couple years will have left their ties in the car, and sipped a quick martini before sliding into their igloo seats, and the fanatical, dedicated schmoes such as myself are primed and ready (and have been all day) to watch the black and gold skate across their HD television, and give the Blue Shirts as much to gripe about as humanly possible.

As of now I'm not sure of tonight's line combinations, I've only seen a list of what they had in practice, but captain Sidney Crosby has proclaimed himself good to go to play tonight.

The moment has finally come for the timer here at the top of my blog to reach zero. Signaling hockey is ready to start in Pittsburgh. The last 3 months of waiting will be quickly forgotten, and with that, new memories will be born within the Mellon Arena, for one last swan song, one more season of exciting action, many cheers for goals, and sad sighs heaved with the agony of a defeat. But my friends, it's all a potpourri of things that make the sport of hockey great, the atmosphere of your teams own barn has no equal, despite it's age, and the signs of wear it shows.

My opinion is, celebrate tonight... the beginning of the end is at hand, there is no reason to be sad, in the spring we will look back fondly at what was, and then look forward to a new home, where new memories will be born.

And if it includes another Stanley Cup banner to decorate the new place, so much the better.

It's almost game time friends, so let's do this all over again....

LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!
LET'S GO PENS!!!



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Thursday, October 1, 2009

A tale of two wristbands



So today is opening day in the NHL, and isn't that just cause enough to make this a wonderful day? Speaking for myself, I'm voting a big YES! Granted, the Pens don't play until tomorrow, so until then, I thought I'd share with you a little story.

Different times thru the life of this here humble little fan blog I've talked about the superstitions some athletes have, and even the extent that some fans follow suit with their own superstitions. One of my own being that on game day I must wear -something- Penguin related. Good thing I have those Pens slippers, so I'm never at a complete loss for something to wear.

Anyhow, let's go back two years. I attended one of the training camps that the Penguins held at Mellon arena prior to the 2007-o8 season. So it's September, 2007. In the gift store I purchased a black wrist band with the teams logo on it. What made this band different from every other one out there that mimicked Lance Armstrong's "Live Strong" yellow bands was this was not a solid band. It closed with a piece of elastic and a tiny hockey puck.

I wore the band pretty much all season, only taking it off a few times for various reasons. Hey, it doesn't really go well with a pretty dress at the company Christmas party, dontchaknow!

In the spring of 2008, as we all know the Pens make it to the finals, only to ultimately lose to the Red Wings. That summer I took off the band, a sort of hiatus if you will.

The season restarts that fall, I put it back on again. Noticing at that point the elastic was starting to look a little worn.

This time, I never took it off, not with losing streaks, injuries, questionable coaching practices... I left the bugger on. I wore it in the shower, working outside, you name it. So of course, over time the elastic showed more wear, getting thinner.

Up until the spring of 2009, this thing still had not come off my wrist, not once. Yes, I wore it to the Christmas party that season too. But once the playoffs started, the elastic keeping it on my wrist was in danger of breaking. I got nervous. I don't live close enough to Pittsburgh to just run to the team shop to buy another one.

I contemplated taking it off and fixing it. But alas the team performing so well, I became superstitious, and refused to take it off, and kept a very watchful eye on it, for fear of losing it, thus breaking this invisible connection this $10 wrist band had on my teams winning ways.

Well, it goes without saying, the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. Did my wrist band help? We'll never know. After that I felt safe enough to take it off briefly, but when I went to put it back on... it broke! I gave it a fixing, and put it back on.

But now... to present day. Hubby and I went to training camp back in September of this year. He gets up to take a break and comes back to our seats, and tells me to "close my eyes". Thinking he bought me a Sidney Crosby clone or something I did as asked and closed my eyes awaiting my surprise.

I felt him putting something on my wrist, and he tells me I can look. I glance down at my wrist, and there just below the old wrist band is a new one, with "2009 Stanley Cup Champions" on it, and the Pens logo with a Cup logo next to it. It looked great!

However now I'm left with a rather odd predicament. Do I wear the old, successful wrist band, or throw caution to the wind and wear the new model? Superstitions being what they tend to be, all in our head, I'm throwing caution to the wind, and opting for the brand new one.

Granted, it's no Stanley Cup ring, but it's my own little piece of rubber bling to brag about my team. And who knows, we've yet to see the potential of this wrist band, maybe it will surpass the old models accomplishments.

At least that's what I am going with...

LET'S GO PENS!!!

shiney Penguins stuff




So beautiful isn't it?