I'm startin' to get that fire back

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I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby Mango Salsa on Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:23 pm

I gotta admit, I was burned out on hockey after last season. I coached U-16 travel (4 days a week at the rink for 8 months, lotta road trips) played beer league and watched every Pens game and a ton of other games on Center Ice and college & high school hockey on Fox College Sports networks. Add to that a new hobby (mountain biking!) that has consumed me over the summer & I just wasn't fired up for hockey like I have been the past 10 off seasons.

Now...I'm not coaching this year but my boy started practices a few weeks ago and have their first pre season game this weekend, we start the new beer league season Sunday, Pens training camp opens Tuesday, the air is getting cool, leaves starting to turn...I'm gettin' that fire back in my belly. Image

Let's go Pens! (there, Pens related :) )
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby purelebo84 on Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:35 pm

Post of the year.
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:25 pm

Yes, to quote Green Day "Wake me up when September ends."
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby Pensfan31 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:29 am

Yeah, I've been seeing some of the guys (and their girls/families) around my part of town the past couple of days, and that's brought a smile to my face more than once. (One of our guys has a new girlfriend who is a showstopper, BTW... drop-dead beautiful)

Can't wait for things to get going!
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby heshootsandscores on Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:40 pm

I am getting psyched too. That was a long a** season and i loved it, but losing was hard to swallow. It will give Sid more fire in his belly to win the cup now. I hated seeing all the losses, Ruutu and Malone will be missed...and Hossa...well if you don't want to play here, don't let the door hit you in the butt!

Go Pens! I can't wait!

Anyone know if the NHL channel broadcasts any pre season games?
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby Hawkeynut on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:39 am

I'm still not craving hockey yet. It is amazing my friends and family who usuall see me frantically awaiting the start of the season around this time every year. I think the long playoff stretch kinda held me over.

Things will change when the leaves fall off the trees and I see the first game on the tube. :wink:
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby penny lane on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:58 am

All it will take is seeing the players on ice Thursday, when I get to their practice. Seeing Coach Therrien banging his stick for those sprints on ice drills. And the smell of the zamboni.

:P
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:10 am

19 days. Wow. When you write it down like that really comes together. Less then 3 weeks. I can't believe we are less then 3 weeks away from the first game of the season. That being said, all the faith I have in the Pens aside (and I have a lot!), be prepared for a slow start due to the European opening and SCF loss last year. Now, all faith I have in the Pens NOT put aside.......82-0
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby newarenanow on Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:17 am

I'm getting pumped. I'm still overly excited from college FB and NFL, but in about a week, I'll be getting really anxious for the NHL season to start.

LET'S GO PENS!!!!
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby PenguinSteve-o on Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:26 am

best time of the year is when we watch Pens games all week long 6 days a week and then watch the Steelers games on sunday. and REPEAT!
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby Nizzy on Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:44 am

Ya I'm getting excited as well. Just closed a client at work today. Just booked it in the schedule:

CUP RUN MAY-JUNE 2009

LETS GO PENS
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby PensBeerGeek on Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:02 pm

Tonight is the first time I step on the new ice down here in Morgantown (pickup, and it's really reasonably priced at only 6 bucks!), and next Sunday is the start of the fall season (though I still don't have my schedule...*grumble*). There's already fresh hockey on the NHL Network (Traverse City Prospects tournament), and the Pens actually play Saturday night.

With football back in season and hockey soon to be, I can actually say I'm always glad summer is over!!

Let's Go Pens!!!!!!!!!
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby Raab711 on Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:20 pm

The fire is back!!!
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby Kovy27 on Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:21 pm

For those about to rock....


FIRE!!!!!!!


We Salute You.
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby Kaizer on Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:30 pm

I've been writhing in anguish all damn summer to get back to watching the pens. I WANT THE CUP
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Re: I'm startin' to get that fire back

Postby PenguinSteve-o on Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:05 pm

yay, i cant wait for the FIRE Therrien!!! posts that i usually see after every loss.
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