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The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby Tim Thomasen on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:26 pm

Chris Mueller think so.

http://www.timesonline.com/columnists/s ... c1c39.html

Interestring.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby columbia on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:27 pm

#hockeymecca
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:38 pm

So why didn't we simply offer Parise and Suter twice the money they signed for then?
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:41 pm

Yeah, championship or bust. i'd say they're more like the patriots or the lakers than the yankees though. the yankees have a massive talent advantage that's due solely to the size of the market they play in. not really an apt comparison, hence an article in the beaver county times.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby Nizzy on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:46 pm

Mueller: The Pens are the Yankees
Rossi: The Pens are the Braves

The Pens are a Hockey team. Stop with stupid MLB comparisons. Just dumb.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby canaan on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:16 am

if you want to make a stupid baseball analogy, the penguins are the angels.

fans only show up when the team is good and boast about their fan superiority ad nauseum.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby no name on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:57 am

Baseball doesn't have a salary cap.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby thepittman on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:31 am

no name wrote:Baseball doesn't have a salary cap.

Yeah the garbage that happens in baseball doesn't translate to other sports well
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby thepittman on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:34 am

The only team to qualify for that title is the Detroit Redwings, they basically owned the league at one point
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby FallenHero96 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:51 am

I haven't watched a baseball game in over 15 years, so I have no idea what comparing them to the Yankees means. Whatever.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:08 pm

thepittman wrote:The only team to qualify for that title is the Detroit Redwings, they basically owned the league at one point


yeah the penguins have hardly owned the league. 3 cups in the past 20 or so years is nice, but comparing the pens to the yanks conveniently omits the stretch in which the penguins were setting records for crappiness.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby frenchpens-fan on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:28 pm

Interesting actually. I'm not a hockey specialist like you but for me Pens are just Pens, I don't know why we need to compare two franchise?
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby PghSkins on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:52 pm

Who own the Pens?
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby pfim on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:56 pm

In the minds of most experts and fans alike, they have no excuses for ending any season without a championship


This describes Detroit, Vancouver, Chicago etc as well, the article is a bit myopic.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby 71Aj66ax87 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:24 pm

Nizzy wrote:Mueller: The Pens are the Yankees
Rossi: The Pens are the Braves

The Pens are a Hockey team. Stop with stupid MLB comparisons. Just dumb.


Well Crosby did hit a home run.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:33 pm

PghSkins wrote:Who own the Pens?

OWNS! OWNS!
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby PghSkins on Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:49 pm

The Pens are the Patriots. They have both won many games recently, in sports with a Salary Cap. Their nicknames have 8 letters, begin with "P" and end in "s". Both have had many very bad and very good seasons over their existence. Both played in dumps until recently when they both built new stadiums. Their team leaders are both among the most reviled players among other fans in their respective leagues.

amidoinitrite?
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby Three Stars on Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:16 pm

PghSkins wrote:The Pens are the Patriots. They have both won many games recently, in sports with a Salary Cap. Their nicknames have 8 letters, begin with "P" and end in "s". Both have had many very bad and very good seasons over their existence. Both played in dumps until recently when they both built new stadiums. Their team leaders are both among the most reviled players among other fans in their respective leagues.

amidoinitrite?


The Patriots had Spygate. The Penguins had Nachogate.

I see where you're going with this. :pop:
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby thepittman on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:30 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
thepittman wrote:The only team to qualify for that title is the Detroit Redwings, they basically owned the league at one point


yeah the penguins have hardly owned the league. 3 cups in the past 20 or so years is nice, but comparing the pens to the yanks conveniently omits the stretch in which the penguins were setting records for crappiness.

No I mean financially, they physically owned and controlled the league. I believe they owned the blackhawks at one point as well.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby thepittman on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:33 pm

Hockey and Baseball were more akin to the Harlem Globetrotters than a real sport back in the day
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:34 pm

They also have a Gisselle connection
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby Pitts on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:42 pm

canaan wrote:if you want to make a stupid baseball analogy, the penguins are the angels.

fans only show up when the team is good and boast about their fan superiority ad nauseum.

This is it.
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby JS© on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:45 pm

PghSkins wrote:Who own the Pens?


What do you mean who own the Pens? The corporation owns them. Ahh, who cares, you get a check.

Spoiler:
That's the spirit, JS©
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:47 pm

Finkle is Einhorn. Einhorn is a man...
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Re: The Pens are the the Yankees?

Postby Tim Thomasen on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:46 pm

thepittman wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
thepittman wrote:The only team to qualify for that title is the Detroit Redwings, they basically owned the league at one point


yeah the penguins have hardly owned the league. 3 cups in the past 20 or so years is nice, but comparing the pens to the yanks conveniently omits the stretch in which the penguins were setting records for crappiness.

No I mean financially, they physically owned and controlled the league. I believe they owned the blackhawks at one point as well.


Correct. The Norris family owned the Blackhawks and at one time the Rangers, while Bruce Norris owned the Red Wings.
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