Found October 26, 2013 on
It's like if you drink enough and squint at the Pens app on your preferred smartphone OS and think "maybe we won this one"? *squint squint* maybe I can transpose the 4 and the 3? Maybe if you squint REALLY ******* HARD.
MOST DECEPTIVE OFFENSE
After quite a bit of back and forth, the Coward, Matt Moulson, he who thought the line brawl Pens-Isles game in 2011 was "entertaining" and "a great win" (no I'm never going to let that tweet go) manages to get one past Zatkoff after a good shift by his line. Scuds was powerless to stop this, so Orpik attacked Moulson as a parting gift.
oh honey that is just rough
and so the defense begins its secret mission, which is to look like they didn't know there was a test today and try to get excused to the nurse's office because of a "stomachache"
Still, we think there is hope, because after a failure of a PP a few minutes later Jussi taps home a rebound and this still has a chance to be regular.
Yeah. . .regular. Like a good bowel day in a personal care home.
Still, for now, the danger is not too deep. We can outscore these guys for sure.
The story of the game is that the Pens had 80 power plays and couldn't do anything with them. We saw the beginnings of this in the first period. We saw the monster. John Tavares probably thinks he is the monster now. Frans Nielsen is pure and good, we blame him for none of this. However, you'll note that the Isles literally were GOING AFTER FACES at the end of the first, got penalized for roughing. . .the Pens did nothing about it.
BY THE WAY, GOD CALLING, HOLD THE PHONES, CALL FROM GOD COMING THROUGH
The Pens didn't do anything on the power play, but Sid swooped in to make sure that we still had a chance to not look like ******* idiots. His shot is ridiculous. At the end of the world, we imagine there is Sidney Crosby, and Mount Doom. Other people, get in line. This pic is just some photographer remarking on Sid's beauty because as far as we can tell the press didn't photograph his goal.
MOST LIKELY TO TELL HER HE MISSES DAMIEN, ROBBY, AND THE BABY AND WANTS TO MOVE BACK IN WITH HIS BABYMAMA
Pens draw some more penalties but seem almost completely incapable of caring, as if paranormal forces are sucking their confidence and channeling it elsewhere in the city, like to some kid pumpin jams at the Sheetz parking lot and waiting for his ex-gf to show up for her evening Faygo.
Despite all of this the Pens exit the second period with a lead. Listen, it could be worse.
MOST FERVENT SEARCH FOR GOD AND ENLIGHTENMENT
We basically see Frans Nielsen as the bodhisattva of hockey. He's not achieving nirvana yet because everyone else isn't there, and he must wait.
While scoring baller goals in between. Nasty goal by him to tie the game. So it's 2-2.
MOST UNLIKELY TO
Deryk ******* Engelland at forward. Came like a bat out of hell into Nabby's kitchen and fooled him into giving up all the cookies.
Even if you told Zoë (she who actually owns an Engelland jersey) that the most important goal of the game for the Pens would be scored by Deryk Engelland she would have snorted into a beer.
so it's 3-2 with seven minutes left and all we have to do is play defense and hold this lead. Woo!
MOMENT YOU PUT YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS OUT TO PASTURE FOR THE NIGHT
Off a Niskanen turnover Bouchard buries it. Guy who looks kind of like K.C. from Degrassi there in the middle has a deep feeling.
Fun fact: I typically follow the game along with Seth Rorabaugh's liveblog at Empty Netters and refer back to my own notes and Seth's timestamps in order to finish a post. Rare moment of total confusion from Seth:
What in the world is happening? This is insane. - 6:05 left, 3rd period
MOMENT YOU TOOK A SHOTGUN OUT TO YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS TO PUT THEM OUT OF THEIR MISERY BEFORE THE WINTER (except it's October so not really)
Letang makes a dumbassed play (slapper from the point when there isn't in fact a shot there?? ok) and the play goes the other way to lose the game for everyone.
Zatkoff played well but this guy is just not getting a break or giving himself any.
yeah we lost
Yours truly, because I had this fear that Letang coming back would make the defense suck and I know it's one game but my heart hurts
ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE US NOW
ALTERNATIVE THREE STARS
1. Chris Kunitz - 9 shots
2. Nabokov - did what he had to do despite getting finally owned by Crosby in the regular season that one time
3. Maatta - this is your pity star for the fact that we're sorry that the season is really starting now and you're going to be facing a lot of new criticism and hardship and we're sorry they took Bort from you and we're sorry about Kris we'll try some positive talk therapy with the group and report back to you
as i sit here in my fuzzy bathrobe building a bunker
BEST OF MAXIM
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The New York Islanders are making moves.
On Sunday, the Isles landed Thomas Vanek in a trade that sends Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014 and a second-round pick in 2015 to Buffalo, reports Newsday’s Arthur Staple.
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Hockey trades are rare in today’s NHL, but that didn’t stop the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres from swapping scoring wingers Sunday night. In the midst of a massive rebuild, the Sabres acquired Matt Moulson, a 1st round draft…Read more →The post Isles trade Matt Moulson to Sabres for Thomas Vanek appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
The Buffalo Sabres have had a poor start to the season so it seems they are ready to get the rebuilding process underway by trading one of their best players according to The Buffalo News.
Thomas Vanek is on his way to the New York Islanders.
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My computer crashed and I had no idea this trade actually happened until my husband yelled up to me "We traded Moulson?"
WTF? I'm watching Once. What's going on?
I cheeck my phone, and there it is. Matt Moulson, our perpetual 30 goal scorer, and two picks have been traded for Thomas Vanek, a 6'2" left winger.
For certain, I AM NOT HAPPY.
BREAKING: #Isles have traded Matt Moulson, their 2014 1st-round pick and a 2015 2nd-round pick to Buffalo for Thomas Vanek.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 28, 2013
The New York Islanders have acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Matt Moulson, a first round draft pick in 2014 and a 2015 second round pick.
more to come
The New York Islanders have reportedly acquired Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in return for Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014 and a second-rounder in 2015. Whoa. Acting as Buffalo’s co-captain this season, Vanek managed to pot four goals and five assists in 13 games this season to go along with 597 total points in 598 career games. Moulson, on the other hand...
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Both Vanek and Moulson are set to become unrestricted free agents after this season.
Buffalo GM Darcy Regier will be speaking with the media in a few moments.
Keep it tuned here and I'll forward info and comments...
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The Buffalo Sabres have traded Thomas Vanek to NY Islanders for Matt Moulson and a 2014 1st round draft choice.