Friday, February 27, 2009

Pens v Blackhawks

Siddo is sitting this one out, too. It will be the third game he's missed this season. Hopefully, it will be the last game he'll miss this season. The new guy, Chris Kunitz, is expected to make his debut tonight on the top line. You'll be sick of hearing this by the end of the regular season, but this is a must-win game. The Pens need these precious points.


(Oh, and just in case you missed it, you HAVE check out the video I posted earlier this evening... :D)

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Just Don't Even Know How To Title This One... you KNOW it's going to be something wacky! From Friend of The Show Donny M.:
Up here in Toronto we have a sorta crazy web personality known as Kayvon, He has recently put out a video featuring himself with Sidney Crosby that you might find interesting, it has been making the rounds here in Canada for the past week or so. This video really threw me for a loop the first time I saw it, plus Sidney really comes off nice [at the end of the video]. Hope you enjoy!

Wow. Just - wow. Like I said, I don't even know what to say about this one except that I guess it takes ALL kinds, hahahaha! Many thanks go out to Donny for sending this insanity my way!! :)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pens v Islanders

There's BIG news to tell you tonight.

First and foremost, Siddo is not playing tonight. He sustained a groin injury on Sunday. It's an injury he's had before, so hopefully it's just a slight aggravation and nothing that's going to keep him off the ice for too long.

Also out is Ryan Whitney, who has gone back home for "personal reasons." Hopefully, this is an explanation for his recent, um, "shaky" performance. And hopefully, this means he'll get his stuff together and get his focus back on hockey.

Now, I promised a LONG time ago that I was going to catch up on the Roaming Penguins. I have reluctantly come to the realization that this isn't going to be possible without getting help. Over the past couple days, I've gotten that help - from the Roaming Penguin Mama herself! She has set up what will now be TSCS's sister site (, and she will be taking over all the Roamer posts. And rest assured: If you sent me a Roaming Penguin email that hasn't yet been posted, I still have it in my inbox and it will be forwarded to RPM so she can get those pictures posted for all the Friends to see.

For your convenience, I'll be adding a link to the Roaming Penguins blog to the main menu once I get some time this week to edit the TSCS template. (You'll know it when you see it!) And anytime she adds a new post, I'll be sure to make you all aware of it. I'm really pumped about this partnership, and I hope all of you will be, too!

Tonight the Boys will be in friendly territory when they take on the Islanders. We need all the wins we can get.

DO IT!!!!

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pens v Caps

First things first.

To all the anonymous Caps fan trolls that inevitably lurk on TSCS any time the Pens play the Caps: if you don't have anything nice to say, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL. Look, it's fine if you hate our team (because, BELIEVE me, we loathe yours), but I will not tolerate any insults aimed directly at us simply because we are Pens fans.

I and 99.999% of the Friends are sick of it. If you violate The Friends' Zone policies, your comment will be deleted.

The funny thing is that we've actually had friendly rivalries in The Friends' Zone with fans of just about every other team in the Eastern Conference, as well as some from the Western Conference, too. We've even had cool Flyers fans show up here, and they're supposed to be the bad ones! In truth, we welcome the friendly rivalries here. (Go back to any post where we've faced the Red Wings for proof.) So if you're a mature Caps fan who can handle it, you're more than welcome to join us for some fun.

Just so you know, I get an email after every single time a comment is left - even ones left on the 2 year old "Sid v Alex: The Fashion Files" post that I didn't even write - so I'll know about any comment you post. Besides, there are plenty of Caps blogs where your opinions will be valued, so please - grow up and stop wasting your time spewing your bile here.

Now onto more important things.

The new aggressive style of play that the Pens are implementing under interim Head Coach Dan Bylsma looks really good so far. (How great has it been to see the Boys playing strong for all 3 periods?!) They'll need to keep it up today against the Capitals, with one minor adjustment: they're going to need a strong defense in front of the Flower, mostly because of A-hOle™. It's worth noting, however, that A-hOle™ is third in scoring again. Siddo is 3 points ahead of him and back in the #2 spot, and Geno is on top leading A-hOle™ by a full 11 points.

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thanks, Marty!

Here is the video of Siddo's game winning goal, which was scored off a nice feed from Super Dupers after Flyer's goaltender Martin Biron flubbed up:

Biron should get credit for the secondary assist! :P

Next up: The Boys are taking a train (true story!) to Washington D.C. to face the Capitals, who are going to be hungry after losing 4-1 to the Colorado Avalanche. The Pens' new strategy under interim Head Coach Dan Bylsma is to go for an aggressive offensive onslaught. Oh, and we've got the top two scorers in the league.


GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!

Pens v Flyers

Well, folks - I hope you've prepared yourselves for this weekend of matinee madness.

Today: the Flyers.
Tomorrow: the Caps.

Hmmm... I hope none of us stroke out from all the hatred! ;)

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pens v Canadiens

I'm weak and tire easily, but I'm starting to feel better again - thanks for all the well wishes. :) I don't think I've been that sick in more than 10 years. At its worst, it was AWFUL.

Hopefully the Pens are feeling Dan Bylsma. Sounds like the new locker room cheer is





BTW: The Habs have benched my original favorite hockey player, Alexei Kovalev, because he's in a slump. Hmmm... Maybe Ray Shero should give him a call and schedule a lunch meeting. Am I the only one who's thinking how awesome would it be for Siddo to have an AK27 on his wing?! :D

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Hi, Friends.

I'm so sorry I missed the Pens v Leafs game. I'm very, very ill. I've got a nasty case of the stomach flu. I was sent home sick on Thursday, and I've progressively gotten worse over the weekend. The only reason I even turned my computer on tonight is so I could try to find out if my insurance coverage has kicked in because I'm pretty sure I need to see a doctor. But since I had it on, I figured I'd post this note. I just don't want anyone to think that I'm abandoning ship or anything. I still fully intend to keep up with TSCS as much as I can while I work on the new website project at work and then resume full time maintenance of TSCS once I get back on a normal schedule. That is and always has been my plan.

But if I don't post anything for the next game or two, it's because I'm still sick. I'll be back when I'm feeling better. Until then, stay healthy if you haven't caught this thing because it's an effing nightmare. (I've lost 11 pounds in 4 days - not good.) And, as always:

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pens v Sharks

We got some good news about Sergei Gonchar today.


Sergei who? I seem to vaguely remember an awesome high-scoring D-man we called Sarge, but he hasn't been around these parts in AGES! ;) Seriously, he's been cleared to resume playing hockey, and we should be seeing him on the ice soon. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Remember me?

Regardless of when Gonch actually makes his much anticipated comeback, the time for playing with desperation is now.


GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Pens v Wings

A lot of people have been waiting for this one... This is the Red Wings' first appearance in the Mellon Arena since we had to bear witness to them hoisting our Cup [GRRRRRR!!!] on our ice. You know what they say:

Revenge is a dish best served COLD!!!

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Pens v Blue Jackets

Pittsburgh native R.J. Umberger returns to the Mellon Arena for the first time in a Columbus Blue Jackets sweater for tonight's game.

Remember how well he played against the Pens when he was a Flyer? :/

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Pens v Lightning

Lots of familiar faces will be making an appearance the Mellon Arena tonight. Oh well, you know what they say: There are NO friends on the ice!

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Pens v Canadiens


BIG congratulations to the Steelers for making history by winning what was probably the most exciting Super Bowl I've ever watched. :) Let's hope that Pittsburgh-winning vibe rubs off on our Boys for tonight's game against the Habs!!!

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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