Posted on: November 18, 2008 6:20 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2008 6:26 pm

Gallagher87's vote for the Peoples Poll, Week 1

1. North Carolina (0)
2. Louisville (0)
3. Connecticut (0)
4. Michigan State (+1)
5. UCLA (-1)
6. Pittsburgh (0)
7. Texas (0)
8. Notre Dame (0)
9. Oklahoma (+1)
10. Purdue (+1)
11. Duke (-2)
12.  Gonzaga (0)
13.  Tennessee (+5)
14. Marquette (0)
15. Memphis (-2)
16. Miami (-1)
17. Arizona State (-2)
18. Wake Forest (+2)
19. USC (+2)
20. Wisconsin (-2)
21.  Georgetown (+2)
22. UNLV (-2)
23. Florida (-2)
24. Virginia Tech (0)
25. Davidson (0)

In consideration: Baylor,Villanova, Syracuse

Highest jump: Tennessee (+5)
Farthest drop: 5 teams dropped 2 spots
Dropped out: N/A

I'm liking the fact that Miami (OH) scheduled both UCLA and Pittsburgh to start the season. Playing UCLA tough and staying close with Pittsburgh for at least the first half makes them a team to watch this year.

A few teams dropped in this rendition of the People's Poll due to the fact they did not dominate teams they should have put away in the first half. Others may have dropped due to other teams jumping ahead due to impressive preformances in my opinion. These rankings should change as more games are played in the coming weeks.

Watch out for PSU
Posted on: March 5, 2008 1:05 pm

penguins atop conference, could it get better?

Whats great is that the Pittsburgh Penguins are now the projected first seed in the Eastern conference and would have home-ice advantage if the playoffs were to start. Could it get any better?

The answer is yes, Crosby has made his return in the Penguins 2-0 win over the Lightning last night, Gary Roberts will be back soon, Hossa will be back in a week and Whitney returned from a groin injury last night as well.

Think about these lines when everyone is healthy (hopefully):
1. Sykora, Malkin, Malone
2. Hossa, Crosby, Talbot
3. Roberts, Staal, Dupuis
4. Kennedy, Ruutu, Laraque

1. Gonchar, Whitney
2. Whitney, Letang
3. Sydor, Gill

1. Ty Conlkin
2. Marc-Andre Fleury

That potential depth chart is a scary thought for opposing teams.

I'm glad, Ray Shero had the stones to pull off a trade that brought us a legitimate winger to complement Crosby who will score 30 goals (Hossa) for two players who had 18 goals combined and a center on a center-heavy team. I have full confidence in Shero that he will make every attempt to resign Hossa. This team has now been construct to make a deep run at the cup for this year and two years after. Watch for this team to continue to challenge for the top seed and even make it to the Eastern finals.
Posted on: January 22, 2008 12:20 am
Edited on: January 22, 2008 1:28 am

Best of....

I'll post some categories and give a list of the best for each category,maybe not in order and will rarely have a consistent number. Feel free to comment and post your opinions. Without a doubt, these lists are debatable.

Best of:

  • Anchorman
  • Spaceballs
I can't think of too many, the last two are ones that stick out in my mind.

  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • College Basketball

  • Lord of the Rings
  • Star Wars (the first time around)
  • Spiderman

  • Frank Caliendo
  • Demetrius Martin
  • Brian Regan
  • Jim Gaffigan

  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Steak
  • Fetticini Chicken Alfredo
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich

Thats enough for now, More will come later. and any comments, suggestions are welcome. List some of your favorites.
Category: General
Posted on: January 19, 2008 10:02 pm

the penguins win without crosby

Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Montreal 2-0 and moved into a temporary hold of the Atlantic division lead. This was despite the exclusion of Crosby due to health reasons (high ankle sprain) Why did this occur?.

I think this is why:
  • Dany Sabourin played with no rust, posting another shutout. In the last 12 games the Penguins are 10-1-1. Stalwart goaltending from Conklin and Sabourin has been instrumental in the Penguins recent climb up the standings.
  • The fourth line stepping up to record the game winning goal. With Crosby out, all lines will need to produce. Especially Malkin and Sykora will need to step up. Which leads to...
  • The pairing of Malkin and Sykora on the same line was a good choice by coach Michel Therrien. They played well together despite the lack of scoring And no, I don't count the empty netter, even though that was still awesome).
  • The Canadiens inability to play well despite their poor home record (If that makes sense)
  • Few penalties
The Penguins won this game, but I am worried about when the Pens play the Flyers next Thursday. We will see how this will carry out, I guess.
Category: NHL
Posted on: January 15, 2008 11:53 am
Edited on: January 15, 2008 5:59 pm

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Category: General
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