Pens Off day/season thread “Useless information edition”

Discussion in 'Pittsburgh Penguins' started by Tom Hanks, May 28, 2019.

  1. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks Mistakes brought to you by my iPhone.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    13,257
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Posted this in the Salary cap thread (not related) so thought I’d make a thread for the useless information (but high quality ;)) about the Pens.

    @KIRK @Mike Sullivan I can imagine the stories about his superstitions. Have heard he has some pretty good OCD tendencies. I guess whatever helps make him great.

    EDIT: Joey V starts at 43:33, Pens talk 1:21:20 - 1:30:12

     
    Last edited: May 28, 2019
  2. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Kasper Bjorkqvist's #1 Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    43,805
    Likes Received:
    13,598
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    North America
    Who was it that wore his junior days shoulder pads? Shanahan?

    Superstitions are odd, I used to have a lot of them when I played, but they all started to sort of become less frequent for me the older I got. At this point, the only superstition I have in my life is that I check my locks at least 3x before I walk way. Whether it's my house or my car, 3x.
     
  3. SHOOTANDSCORE

    SHOOTANDSCORE Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    9,879
    Likes Received:
    3,374
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Good stuff. I had no idea how Joe's career ended.
     
  4. Solzhenitsyn

    Solzhenitsyn Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2018
    Messages:
    9,476
    Likes Received:
    9,420
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Two straight weeks of telling the same story verbatim because you won’t win if you don’t. Sid is definitely on the spectrum :laugh:
     
    Doogle, Andy99 and Tom Hanks like this.
  5. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Kasper Bjorkqvist's #1 Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    43,805
    Likes Received:
    13,598
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    North America
    He retired because of a Concussion. He missed a season because of a bad one after a fight in 'Zona, then I think his last one was with the Wings?
     
  6. ColePens

    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    89,914
    Likes Received:
    34,581
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Does anyone really know how much I love Joey V?
     
  7. Andy99

    Andy99 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2017
    Messages:
    15,827
    Likes Received:
    6,924
    Trophy Points:
    141
    More than Bylsma? Can’t be..,,
     
  8. ColePens

    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    89,914
    Likes Received:
    34,581
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I will hurt you. Vitale is seriously one of my favorite Pens of all time. Him and Zigomanis.
     
    Andy99 likes this.
  9. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks Mistakes brought to you by my iPhone.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    13,257
    Trophy Points:
    131
    I remember the first time he played in St Louis (his home town), Bylsma started him for the opening faceoff. Thought that was really cool.
     
  10. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks Mistakes brought to you by my iPhone.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    13,257
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Listen for the 10 minute stretch from 1:21:20. Freaking awesome stuff.

    Edit: the rest is an awesome story going to his injury and having to give up hockey to how he got his media job.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2019
    CascadiaPenguin and ColePens like this.
  11. DocEmrickSkitters

    DocEmrickSkitters Registered User

    Joined:
    May 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1,427
    Likes Received:
    816
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Edit: I wonder if Sid's superstitions extend to games where he isn't playing. It'd be funny if he had to have the same number of ice cubes in the press box etc.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2019
  12. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Kasper Bjorkqvist's #1 Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    43,805
    Likes Received:
    13,598
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    North America
    The guy was born with massive brass balls.
    It could explain why he loves the mundane af Simon on his wing or forces the usage of Rust with him.
     
  13. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks Mistakes brought to you by my iPhone.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    13,257
    Trophy Points:
    131
    When he first came to WBS, Joey said the coach said that he was starting on the 4th line. He points out Biz and says he is going to be playing with him so go out and hit everything Biz will have your back.

    After his 1st kid was born he thought his AHL pay wasn’t going to be enough so he busted his *** and did everything he could to get a NHL contract.
     
  14. Solzhenitsyn

    Solzhenitsyn Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2018
    Messages:
    9,476
    Likes Received:
    9,420
    Trophy Points:
    101
    And then stayed up because Sid needed a DJ.
     
  15. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks Mistakes brought to you by my iPhone.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    13,257
    Trophy Points:
    131
    :laugh: Yeah. That’s was the advice to new players. Make sure Sid needs you, for any reason hockey related or not.
     
    SHOOTANDSCORE likes this.
  16. Tacitus Kilgore

    Tacitus Kilgore Registered User

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    99
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Potomac, MD
    I remember the Orpik interview where he mentioned how Geno wouldn't remember some players names. Here Vitale mentions how Geno called him 46 or four six. For pretty much his entire time with the pens lol
     
  17. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Kasper Bjorkqvist's #1 Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    43,805
    Likes Received:
    13,598
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    North America
    I think he also had some ailment so really, he was never even supposed to make it as far as he did and ended up being a regular in the NHL. The only reason he had his career cut short was a bad fight that broke his orbital bone and a bad concussion because of it and then that took so long to recover from that when his next one came, that was game over.

    But Vitale was such a heart and soul player, no one wanted to see him go. He was a solid 4C.
     
    TheTang58, StaalForOne and Tom Hanks like this.
  18. StaalForOne

    StaalForOne .

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,805
    Likes Received:
    438
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Occupation:
    Joke
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    That was a good one. I think it was Sykora of all people too. You think he'd know his name.
     
    Doogle and Tacitus Kilgore like this.
  19. Randy Butternubs

    Randy Butternubs Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    16,718
    Likes Received:
    4,734
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    M'side/B'port
    Yeah, someone said they heard that during a rookie party in Texas they made Geno stand up and try to name all of the players. He knew about half the team by their numbers only. :laugh:

    Makes sense that he wouldn't know that one coach's name --- whose name is escaping me at the moment.
     
    Tacitus Kilgore likes this.
  20. Beauner

    Beauner Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    10,685
    Likes Received:
    2,497
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Spittin Chiclets is awesome, especially since Biz and Whitney talk about their experiences which often take place in WBS/Pittsburgh. Lots of guests have crossed paths with them in the organization.
    Yeah apparently Orpik and... maybe Scuderi? Pointed to Sykora and was like, "who is that?" and Malkin goes "seventeen" :laugh: you've been his linemate for 2 years!!

     
  21. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks Mistakes brought to you by my iPhone.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    13,257
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Need to balance the emotions for Boston being in the cup final.

     
  22. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks Mistakes brought to you by my iPhone.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    13,257
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Oh Captain, My Captain
    soooooooooooooo young!

     
  23. KIRK

    KIRK Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    88,400
    Likes Received:
    25,461
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Oh that's just beyond dumb to think it was Sykora, especially because Malkin spent the whole 2004-2005 NHL lockout centering Elias and Sykora for Magnitogorsk . . . :help:
     
  24. OGBobbyFarnham

    OGBobbyFarnham Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    26,976
    Likes Received:
    3,410
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Looks like Sid's doing something similar to last summer.
    He hit up Toronto and met up with Drake, headed to Florida then off for another Euro trip. Think he hit Spain.
    Now in Germany with Andy O'Brien and you guessed it, on the ice and training:

     
    Tacitus Kilgore likes this.
  25. Andy99

    Andy99 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2017
    Messages:
    15,827
    Likes Received:
    6,924
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Not surprising lol...he had a good season so superstitious Sid has got to replicate his last summer... I’m guessing we’ll see an Instagram pic of him at Wimbledon in July too...
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"