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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2003, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Angry What the hell is with the Pittsburgh Penguins?

I know some people in hockey think Super Mario is a god or something, but he's completely ruining this team.

Within the last few years since he took over they've given up: Jaromir Jagr, Ron Francis, Robert Lang, Darius Kasparaitis, and now Alexei Kovalev. That's a lot of talent to be giving up for jack crap. Other than Super Mario (who is the biggest whiner in the game at the moment) what does this team have, other than a group of kids that belong in the minors or on waviers. Mr Lemieux better plan on playing another 10 year's he's all that damn organization has left. Poor Pens fans, the Super Pooper Mario has led them down the toilet. He's gotten rid of all those quality NHLers for Minor leaguers so he's the only damn superstar in the line up. Poor sad sad man, is afraid someone's going to be better than he is in a Pens jersey.

They said they expect to lose money this year, hell they better expect to be losing it for the next 10 with Mario as owner. I wonder how much his own salary is? The really sad part is, after this last trade with the NY Rag$ the Pens still expect this will help them get into the playoffs this year.

I think Straka is next to be traded, I wonder what they get for him. A bag of used practice pucks, 2 minor leaguers picked up off waviers and $4 Mill to put in Mario's pockets?
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lady dives!!!!! lest we not forget there would be NO Pittsburgh Penguins if not for the Great Mario. When he joined the struggling Pittsburgh franchise as a rookie in '84 he likely saved it from relocation and then brought them back-to-back Cups in '91 & '92--and no, Piitsburgh would have never become champions if not for Mario...And the current situation? Well Mario of couse saved the franchise again when he chose to become the owner of this bankrupted team that was headed for relocation...In an era where many athletes are loud-mouthed, immoral, and greedy--Mario has humility and accepts the responsibility of a genuine star...Lemieux has been the best thing ever for Pittsburgh hockey...as for all the recent activity I follow Minnesota & Dallas so haven't seen Pittsburgh much lately much to comment on the talent level...but just as many whined about Mario not wanting to get hit--he proved his toughness in overcoming many back injuries and Hodgkin's disease to remain one of the best players in the world...Pen's fans have nothing to feel sorry about
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Pens fans might have something to feel sorry about when Mario retires again. Their talent level is horrible at best. While all the above mentioned trades were salary dumps, and I keep hearing they need a new arena. I just don't think the Pens will be in Pittsburgh much longer. He might be saving them from going bankrupt but less and less people are going to support them as they trade off their stars. You have to put a quality product on the ice, in order to attract fans (something I wish the ownership of my local team knew about ) Right now the Pens, they have Mario and Straka. I hope the NHL passes a salary cap in the next meeting of players and the NHL. There needs to be something done. You have a team like the Rag$ who's salary is huge competing with small market teams. Sabres will be moving in the summer as well, I think.

So you like the Wild and Dallas, both are having great seasons this year. I follow the Wild some, although I'm mostly stuck on the local team "Tampa Bay Lightning" - which yes, I know are formerly bottom feeders. How is Zyuzin doing for the Wild? I hope much better than he did for Tampa.
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I was in Pittburgh when they won the Stanley Cup in 92 I still got the box of coke with the Penguin on it! oh god, it's so old

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well every professional sport has to deal with the issue of competitive balance--and do so without harming innovation or success...And Minnesota lost their hockey team with much more fan support than at Pittsburgh--and since pro hockey came back to MN every game has been a sell-out...and any follower of the Wild has to be a follower of super-star Gaborik right?...Zyzuin? not sure what he did before but this year he's been doing ok--not scoring much (2-3 goals I believe) but playing in most of the games and playing the system well...and of course Dallas was the former North Stars and in Dallas' first year I was down in OK City for school so saw my Stars all the time still...i am hoping for a Dallas/Ottawa series unless the NYI can somehow make it through...

Marri, marri, marri u r full of surprsises...too bad you were not there in 1991 when Pittsburgh beat the Minnesota North Stars 8-0 in game 6 to win the Cup lol...and no souvenier for me?..and just what does one do with a box of Coke with a penguin on it

lady dives...hope the Islander beat Tampa tonight ...fo Peca, go Yashin, go Parrish! (a Minnesotan who played hockey at my current school)
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i was 8 years old at that time!!! pfff, i don't even remember much from taht trip i went to the zoo, and i went to Kennywood! and i went to a mall! that's about it! the box is still standing on my bookshelf

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well Marri you've seen more of Pitt than me...but not as much hockey he he
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lol the only hockey i've watched is Espen Knudsen (Blue Jackets) and of Sergei Federov (coz of anna... lol)

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huh Marri? what about the Tampa Bay Lightening b/c of Marti's dally with that what's-his-name defensemen a couple years ago who played there...and dammit u r in hockey country somewhat...and i'd like it sooooo much if Marti found another hockey player-like Kristy Yamaguchi
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THese are all financial moves. They can't afford to keep Kovalev. If it wasn't for Mario, the pens wouldn't even exist anymore.

Becca, can you clear this up for them?
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lol sorry sea, marti's has had so many men in her life it's hard to keep up... lol of course i remember Pavel Kubina!

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yes, that's his name---best data imo next to Philippousis (whom she dated omly once or twice i think)...all those men conflicted with Marti's tennis

...yes becca come and clear this up
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i liked Magnus Norman maybe bcoz he's swedish... and blond

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i liked Magnus Norman maybe bcoz he's swedish... and blond
I am both swedish and blond

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I loved penguins in the early 90's, when they had stevens, barasso, lemieux and jagr, damn what a team!

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