Monday, June 15, 2009

Celebration 'stache

Since the Penguins won the Stanley Cup, I decided that it was time to shave the Superbowl/Stanley Cup playoff beard. It was a good 6 months in the making!! Below is what I decided to do in it's place. I have heard a few comments from people that they do not like it... So I thought that I would put the debate about whether I should keep my Celebration Mustache, or whether I should shave it off. The votes will be tallied up Friday night at midnight and on Sat, morning I will either shave it off, or leave it on! Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments as well!!!


Should the mustache stay or go???
Yes, I love it!!
No, it's creepy....
See Results

Friday, June 12, 2009

Stanley Cup Champions!!!!

Lord Stanley, Lord Stanley, Bring me the Brandy!!!!
Congrats to Sid and the Pittsburgh Penguins!
The 2009 Stanley Cup Champions!

And way to go Gino, winning the regular season scoring title and the Conn Smythe in the same year!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SB Rings and a SCF Game 7!!!!

There were 2 great events going on last night in the city of Pittsburgh! The Superbowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers received their XLIII rings and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in front of several of those Steelers, took their team to a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals!

There are a few similarities to these two teams. The Steelers had to come back in the last few minutes of Superbowl XLIII to capture the Championship. The Penguins came back from being down 2-0 and 3-2 in games to force a Game 7 so that they can win the Cup in Detroit, where the Steelers won their 5th Superbowl!!

Let's Go Pens!!!

Click here to see all 6 Rings together.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Yes We Can!!!!

Photo courtesy of The Pensblog.

I think this may be a good time to remind ourselves that we have been here before in the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Think back to the Washington Capitals. How long ago that seems... The Pens came into DC after pretty well handling the Flyers and promptly dropped the first 2 games. However, they were not blown out in either of those games. They still brought their game and competed. The same thing can be said for the rematch against Detroit. The Pens have not been playing great, but the 2 games this past weekend were competitive. There is no reason to think that the Pens can't turn it on and stun Detroit. History may not be on our side, but that doesn't mean it is impossible!!

I don't want to come off as whining here, but I do want to comment on a few things that I have noticed about the officiating from these 2 games. I know that the NHL wants these Finals to be exciting for the casual viewer to try to gain new fans, and I have no problem with that. But I think that the officiating needs to be consistent!! Each Ref is going to call a game differently, but so far, I think that the SCF Refs have decided that they are not going to be consistent with the way the Refs handled the earlier rounds. The fact that this is the Finals should not mean that the rules from the regular season and earlier rounds are not upheld.

I think that this effects the Pens more than it does the Wings. As the Pensblog noted, the Refs lack of using their whistles takes away the fast type of game that the Pens play. They are catering more towards Detroit's clog up, interference style. I don't mind letting the players decide the game, that's the way that it should be, but when the rules aren't consistently applied, it detracts from the game.

That said:

Let's Go Pens!!!