The Pittsburgh Penguins Appreciation Thread

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  1. StaalForOne

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    Always a bummer to lose, especially to the Caps, but gotta respect what they've done these past 2 seasons. Everyone outside of Dumo, Schultz, Sid, and Guentzel went cold at the worst possible time. Injuries , fatigue, etc. Credit to the Caps though. They played a solid 6 games.

    Good news is they'll be back next year.
     
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    I'm most appreciative of all the memes these past three years have provided us with.
     
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    1. Watching them win back to back game 6 with my dad
    2. Telling my dad that Kunitz scored in 2ot (he was in the bathroom)
    3. Sheary ot goal in game 2. I wore a pens jersey to my sister's graduation that day, I probably looked like an ass but I didn't care
    4. Bonino ot goal against the caps
    5. Game 6 against the Sharks. I was too young in 09 to really appreciate it. During the Bylsma years I was starting to wonder if Crosby & company would win it again.
    HM. Fehr's goal in game 4 against the Sharks. Too bad they couldn't win it in Pittsburgh the next game
    HM. Rust's goals against Tampa and the first goal against the Sharks

    Oh man what a run. From trading for Hagelin (I'm a Michigan fan) to that one game against the Oilers where they were down 3-1 or something and they came back and Sheary had the late game winner. I remember that game vividly cause I had Dairy Queen that day and I stayed up really late watching Star Trek and the election results lol. These past two years have given me great memories. I was very very sick, to the point where I could hardly move, last June. I laid on the couch for about a month and just watched that game 6 against Nashville over and over. Winning the Stanley Cup got boring after a while believe it or not lol.
     
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    2016 game 6 in San Jose is my favourite moment since 2009. Next shift after the Sharks tied it up Letang went into god mode Crosby jumped on a loose puck and make the perfect pass to Letang. Rest is history.
     
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    This is the stuff sporting dreams are made of and just because we had to wake sometime doesn't make it untrue.

    Here's to living the dream again next year.
     
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    My favorite was after game 6 v Nashville was over. My daughter, 1 month shy of her 2nd birthday, whom I had already put to bed, starts calling out from under her bedroom door, "Bo (go) Pens? Bo Pens?" No way a 23 month old kid could know what was going on, and I had the volume all the way down. She just somehow sensed it. Then, when the crowd was booing Bettman, she holds 1 finger up to her lips and goes "shhhhh....don't cry babies"

    Damn near best moment of my life.
     
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    Ogrezilla Nerf Herder

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    Another top moment was Crosby completely ignoring Thornton trying to get under his skin.

    And you know what? Jake guentzel scoring 4 goals to put the nail in the flyers this year deserves an honorable mention at least.
     
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  9. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Haters gonna hate

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    For the 1st time in 3 years,we’ll get to watch a SCF which doesn’t include our team...
     
  10. Don'tcry4mejanhrdina

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    I'm hoping for Tampa-Winnipeg. It would be more exciting than watching Vegas, IMO.
     
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    Ill be rooting for Fleury. I don’t want any team in the East to win
     
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  12. MrBurghundy

    MrBurghundy Never forget: #47

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    They'll be back refreshed and recharged next season. We still have a good window here for a few more runs at it. Maybe we'll end up like those 70's Steelers teams and take a 1-2 year hiatus before winning a couple more.
     
  13. Pens1566

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    Great run. Not as upset as I imagined I would be. Nowhere near as distraught as '93. There's still a window.

    Oh, and Go Vegas.
     
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    Rodgerwilco Here mainly for the Geek Emporium

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    I think the reactions show a pretty stark difference in quality of franchises.

    While we're shrugging off the loss and paying appreciation for our team, Washington can barely contain themselves after FINALLY beating us. If you didn't know the context and just watched the interview you'd think Ovechkin won the Stanley Cup, Super Bowl, World Series, and World Cup all at once, not moved on to the 3rd round.
     
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    It still hasent sunk in.
    ..
    And im not even a pens fan


    Sid won't be lifting the cup this time =////
     
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    Amazing run. Reading this thread I’m reminded of so many amazing moments. This team the last few years has been special. I went and saw them play in Anaheim during the Mike Johnston era and it was the most boring hockey I’ve ever seen. A couple months later they were the most unstoppable force I’ve ever seen.

    Horny’a cup winner last year was just pure elation. I was one of a few people at a bar in LA watching and just let out the greatest cry of joy.

    Back to Back is something I’ll never forget
     
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    This team is honesty amazing and I can’t wait for next year.

    Got to go to two Stanley Cup Finals games where the Penguins won the last two years.
     
  18. 12IsGreaterThan47

    12IsGreaterThan47 BEN LOVEJOY

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    The best part of this run was 6am this morning. My youngest (10 years old, obsessive Pens fan) came downstairs, I said, "the Penguins lost..."

    He stared at me, "oh, well, that's okay, they won two in a row"

    Yep. Least devastated I've ever been about any elimination ever.
     
  19. Jaded-Fan

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    Wow, every thread was closed to further discussion.

    Had to put this here.



    Oh and this too.

     
  20. ncm7772

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    As I said last night, damn proud to be a Pens fan. Hell of a run!

    2 consecutive Cups, 9 consecutive series wins, damn impressive.
     
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    What a run! It has been awesome to watch these since the start of their run. You local fans are so privileged to watch these Penguins, I would kill to watch a team this good near me (I'd also say that about any NHL team but these Penguins in particular).

    Let's go again next year!
     
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    one hell of a run, gotta take a step back and look at how lucky us the fans are.
    When me and my buddy started following Hockey, Pens were the suck and the Avs were the big dogs.

    Avs have had zero success since then and we've been riding the gravy train. Have to appreciate what we've got before it's gone.

    The lads have played close to 300 game or more in the past 3 seasons, its gotta take it's toll.

    They'll be back! But hoepfully Letang isn't hahaha
     
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    Franchise looked like it was dead in the water and then boom, back-to-back to make all the previous 5 years of disappointment, injuries and drama go away. Looking forward to next year.
     
  24. Sidney the Kidney

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    It really is amazing how 2016 and 2017 turned Sid and Geno's legacy from a "If only ..." scenario into an emphatic exclamation on their amazing careers.
     
  25. Giskard

    Giskard Spumoni!

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    2016 seems lost in the ECF after we fell down 3-2 to Tampa. Same thing in 2017 in 2OT game-7 vs. Ottawa. It's unbelievable that everything went so well to bring us 2 Stanley Cup.
     
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