Torts Is Fired Up And This Is Exactly What We Needed

By Trapp

It’s no secret how John Tortorella feels about the Pittsburgh Penguins. He fuckin hates that organization with a passion. And to add salt to the wound, veteran defenseman Jack Johnson left the Columbus Blue Jackets and signed a deal with the Penguins.

Torts heard about Johnson saying he chose Pittsburgh to “be part of a winning culture.”

Shots fired.

In an interview with The Athletic, Torts took those comments as a slap in the face to Columbus. Torts tried calling Jack up and seeing what’s what and Jack is ghostin John.

“He doesn’t have enough balls to call me back, because I’ve tried to get in touch with him,” Tortorella told The Athletic. “You don’t (expletive) on an organization that’s done nothing but try to help you. We all know Jack has had some problems along the way here. It’s very well-chronicled. All we’ve done is try to (expletive) help him.”

Jack denied his message being a shot at his former team but more so to the fact that Pitt has two cups in the last three seasons.

Oh and Torts also heard about some of the comments that Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford made about why Johnson had been scratched in these past playoffs. Torts had an answer for Rutherford. And it was simply:

“Rutherford needs to the shut the fuck up.”

The Penguins Makin Cap Space For A Move

By Trapp

Pittsburgh Penguins traded Conor Sheary and Hatt Munwick to the Buffalo Sabres for a conditional 2019 fourth-round draft pick. One shit city to another, man that’s gotta suck. Not gonna be sippin from the Cup for a while sorry boys.

This is clearly a cap dump maneuver for the Penguins to have some room to make a move with July 1st just four days away. There’s word out that they have interest in chapter eleven defender Jack Johnson, as well as maybe acquiring Jeff Skinner outta Carolina via trade. But can’t this team just be bad for a little bit again? I don’t understand how this fuckin team’s ever been under the salary cap to begin with yet they somehow make it work. They’re not one of the remaining teams in the running for JT but I gotta say, if I wake up July 1st and JT said SIIIIIIIKE! and it was an alternate reality like alternate ‘85 in Back to the Future 2 and it was all a plan to make a super team then I’m going to just give up on life all together.

No one can allow that to happen. That would be alternative 2018 so we’re good.

Anyway here’s Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson… the other Jack Johnson.

Here’s A Behind The Scenes Look At Petr Nedved’s Western Photo Shoot

by Trapp

Casually lookin up Petr videos/pics, found this one and couldn’t believe my eyes. At the same time I wasn’t surprised that this exists at all. Things like this happen way too often. Anything involving Petr Nedved is worth writing about. 

Also Doud has two Petr Nedved jerseys.
  

Marc-Andre Fleury Did A Really Good Dennis Lemieux In This Remake Of Slapshot’s Opening Scene 

by Trapp

Not too shabby by Flower. I mean you’d even think they were the same player when you watch some of Fleury’s recent playoff performances. Regardless this video was actually funny. Wish they had Bob Errey playing Jim Carr instead of Dan Potash so Fleury could actually spear him. Bob Errey sucks. 

It Would Be Scary If These Two Fished Together For A Weekend

by Trapp

   

I wouldn’t take Datsyuk as an outdoorsy kinda guy. But it’s clear as day with his Duck Dynasty/Bass Master get-up that he’s got goin, I’m pretty fuckin wrong. Guy definitely does four wheeling through a couple pipelines when he’s got some spare time. Take a look at that fuckin fish he caught. I’m pretty impressed with that. Whatever water or vodka Datsyuk drinks he must’ve got it from Geno Malkin because 2 weeks ago Malkin caught this…

  
Literally move over Kevin Van Dam, Geno and Pasha will take it from here.

Nowhere Near A Knight In Shining Armor

By Trapp

Princess Crosby played hockey last night. And as expected, a lot of bullshit came from him. Taking multiple runs at Ryan McDonagh towards the end of the game. Got McDonagh with two elbows up high and a stick under the visor.

He’s easily one of the dirtiest/cheap players in the game. He of course starts a fight at the final buzzer when the game was finished and his minion Chris Kunitz comes in blindsiding Moore and taking him to the boards. Patrick Hornqvist (who I liked when he was in Nashville) has turned into a complete joke, as did James Neal when he went to Pittsburgh. Hornqvist had Hagelin in a headlock for about 20 seconds on the ice and Crosby was being detained by a ref.

We’ve already had a post recently about the distaste for Princess Crosby but how is this kid the face of the NHL? He’s not even a kid anymore. He’s 27 year old man who I wouldn’t even want an autograph from. Night in and night out whining and complaining to referees, diving. For a guy who has missed a significant amount of hockey already in his career due to concussion, he sure likes target player’s heads to deliberately hurt them.

Maybe McDavid will have some class by the time he plays 9 seasons in the NHL.

Johnston Kickin It Up A Notch In Today’s Practice

  

By Trapp

I love what Dan Rosen writes for NHL.com and what he posts on twitter. All good stuff. I stumble across this and it gave me a good chuckle. I don’t even think this is meant to be funny but to me, it is.

Picturing Johnston explaining to his players what the next drill will consist of and him bein like ‘YO IM GONNA PRETEND TO BE STAAL ON THIS ONE!’

Johnston’s a fuckin weasel who most likely will be fired when the Rangers knock the Penguins out in a couple days. Although I must say he has fit in quite well with the organization in terms of whining a lot ala El Capitano Crosby and always bitching to the refs. 

  

Johnny G With the Blunder And I’m Completely OK With It

  

By Trapp

Game 3 of the Rangers-Penguins series is in the books.

Rangers have 2-1 series lead.

MSG with the post game goin. Al Trautwig sends it along to John Giannone for closing remarks like a routine night’s work.

Johnny Boy had a bit of a slip up.

Maybe he felt he had a better line to use or maybe he wanted to scrap the whole fuckin thing and go with the logical approach in shooting it again. Well MSG fucked up and that shit aired and it’s awesome. Giannone can’t do any wrong in my book because he’s simply the fuckin man.

At least they didn’t blast audio from porn on your TV the way Nashville did during the regular season.

Doud wasn’t there this night.