15 Years Ago
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We hate to be killjoys and trample all over this wonderful mojo you're feeling about the Penguins right now, but we'd be remiss if we didn't point out today is the 15th anniversary of a pretty notable and infamous day in Penguins' history.
David *$#! Volek:
Like we said, we're jerks for bringing up, but those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
We don't know exactly how that history line applies to the current situation the team is in, it's just seemed like a plausible defense for posting this clip.
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-Dave Molinari's recap from last night.
-Ryan Whitney's dad took in the game with Sidney Crosby's dad.
-For Gene Collier, it's sinking in that the Penguins are the real deal.
-The Flyers don't know what to do.
-Braydon Coburn vows to return this series.
-Philadelphia is running out of gas.
-Has Marian Hossa fully shed his poor playoff reputation? Vote on it here.
-"Why Not Us?" Because the Penguins are better.
-Steve Downie... Ha! Ha!
-John Stevens pretty much killed Downie after the game.
-Vaclav Prospal says he's not tired.
-The Flyers are just hoping they don't get swept at this point.
-Even if he's not scoring goals, Sidney Crosby is still the Penguins' leader.
-Scott Hartnell is still a believer or delusional. You decide.
-Today's mention of the 1975 Penguins-Islanders series is brought to you by Ed Moran of the Philadelphia Daily News.
-Braydon Coburn's eye looks pretty nasty.
-The Penguins are masters of offense and defense.
-The Penguins apparently didn't read that memo about the Flyers fans being intimidating.
-Flyers fans are always classy.
-Did anyone see the Flyers' offense?
-Ray Shero isn't afraid to make a risky move.
-The Canadian Press says Ty Conklin's contribution to this team shouldn't be overlooked.
-Don Cherry says the series is over:
-Stars coach Dave Tippett doesn't want his team to give up.
-Can the Stars put up a fight like the Sharks did the last round?
-Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is confident.
-Detroit has abused Dallas' young defensemen.
-The reason the Red Wings are as successful as they are is drafting.
-Are the Stars worn out from their previous two series?
-Things have been frustrating for Dallas.
-The Red Wings are a train.
-Detroit doesn't waste time or energy.
-The Stars are a little dinged up.
-Former Red Wings and Penguins coach Scottie Bowman says Detroit is as dominant as ever.
-Detroit forward Johan Franzen is still dealing with a head injury.
-Is Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood a Hall-of-Famer?
-The Red Wings want to end this thing tonight.
-Re-signing Pavel Datsyuk was the right move for the Red Wings.
-Jiri Hudler is playing big for the Red Wings.
-Former Penguins goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin isn't exactly very popular in Wilkes-Barre.
IIHF World Championships
-No games were played Tuesday at the World Championships.
-If you're looking for a team to root for in the World Championships, take a look at Norway. Their goaltender is a carpenter.
-Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason suffered an undisclosed injury in the United States' 9-1 win against Norway Monday.
-Random YouTube Find of the Day: Matthew Barnaby fighting Toronto's Bryan McCabe:
-Bruins forward Chuck Kobasew signed a three-year contract extension.
-The Maple Leafs met with former Canucks general manager Dave Nonis about filling that same position in Toronto.
-Could former Sharks coach Ron Wilson take over the Thrashers?
-The Predators apparently didn't hear about that salary cap thing the NHL instituted a few years ago. That contract they signed with forward Martin Erat the other day was denied by the NHL.
-The Blues signed 2005 first-round draft pick T.J. Oshie.
-Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky will not be taking over the Maple Leafs.
-Is former Devils coach Pat Burns a candidate to take over the coaching duties in San Jose?
First Published May 14, 2008 11:58 am