Saturday, November 24, 2007

Game 23; Pens vs. Thrashers

"Staal with that long fishing pole!"

"Then Ruutu hits Laraque! He says, 'you can't hit everybody, I'm going to hit you!'"

"Malkin can normally get the puck to do whatever he wants. It's like he has a remote control. Tonight I think he needs to replace the batteries in that remote!" (I think I butchered this one...)

"Gonchar looked like Baryshnikov tap dancing across the blue line!"

On the high school football championships:
Steiggy: "They're just playing for pride, each other, their community, their parents... It's really fun to watch!"
Errey: "They should be playing for money with the amount of taxes I pay!"

"Rock 'em Ruutu... He is kinda like a Rock 'em Sock 'em robot. You bop him in the head, he'll go down. He'll do some bopping himself."

"Sidney Crosby there with a wide base like a water bug..."

Friday, November 23, 2007

Game 22; Pens vs. Senators

I didn't get to see much of this game unfortunately. What parts I did see I couldn't really pay attention to the sound. Bummer...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Game 21; Pens vs. Devils

"Malone is where he is..."

"Now he (Clarkson) wants a piece of Roberts! That's stepping it up a notch, isn't it?"

(Side note: what did Malkin do to deserve Christensen and Armstrong as line mates?)

Errey : "I'm gonna eat my fishies. I don't know if they're organic or not. Mr. Roberts may be mad at me. He'll be looking for turkeys tomorrow in Ottawa!"
Steiggy: "Say it don't spray it!"


Steiggy: "A kerfuffle here in the Penguins zone."

"Does Sid ever talk about what a pain in the ass Madden is to play against?"

"You smell good Max. What are you wearing?"

"Your best penalty killer has got to be your goaltender...and the goal post..."

"I say it the way I see it, and that's the way I saw it."

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Game 20; Pens vs. Rangers

I missed the first half of this game due to a hockey game of my own. I didn't get much from this game because I was beat and could only half pay attention. It's a shame since Errey's usually hilarious when between the boards.

"Christensen tries to get in position to unleash that Howitzer of his..."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Game 19; Pens vs. Isles

"Laraque is like a big moose out there and he was hunting down the Islanders defense!"

"Gonchar is going to get the goal, but watch Jordan Staal. The big oak tree in front of the net!"

Errey: "What are you up to now, Coff?"
Paul Coffey: "I'm in the car business...and boy have I got a deal for you!"

Fast forward to later...
"Yeah, but don't think I'm gonna buy a car off you or anything."

Side note: Did Errey just say he still owns the same bicycle (a brown Schwinn) since the days Coffey played in Pittsburgh. I am impressed by that longevity

Paul Coffey in the booth talking about Letang reminded me entirely too much of Bill Parcells talking about Terrell Owens. Except instead of only referring to him as "the player," he only referred to him as "the young kid." "The young kid is out there again. The young kid has good vision."

Additional Letang note: apparently he is this year's rookie with a long stick. We all know where this is going...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Game 18 Part II, Electric Boogaloo

Sam mentioned this to me today and I couldn't let this slide:

Does anyone else find it a bit odd that Steiggy kept referring to Johnny Oduya* (Stockholm, Sweden), Georges Laraque (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), and Kevin Weekes** (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) as African-Americans?

Something about that seems a bit wrong, but I can't figure out what...

* Perhaps my new favorite name in hockey now that Aki Berg is no longer in the league...

**Weekes, by the way, "(was) not weak" last night, according to Errey.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Game 18; Pens vs. Devils

"Laraque got the wood out and he got his money's worth!"


On Jeremy Roenick's 500th NHL goal:
"You think that will get him in the Hall of Fame, Steiggy? If not, I bet he'll talk his way in!"

"Oh, Steiggy! There's something you don't see too often in the NHL! That was one man and one boy!"

On Jarkko Ruutu:
Errey: "He's not the Finnish Flash..."
Steiggy: "He's the Finnish Crash! That's what he is."
(For some reason, you'd think those quotes would be reversed, yet I rewound and listened several times and it appears as though I transcribed it accurately...)

Wait wait wait...did Errey just compare Laraque to Gretzky?!?!?!? He did? Okay, let's just proceed like that didn't happen. At least he realized the insanity of what he just said...

"...and Staal tries to tip it in with that long fishing pole..."*

I had to listen to the last 8 minutes on the radio due to my own hockey game, so I apologize for missing anything good at the end of the game.

Until Thursday...

*We're getting closer and closer to a "pterodac-tile" or "long arm of the law, Steiggy!" slipping in there. I am giddy with anticipation...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Game 17; Pens vs. Flyers

I didn't really get anything from this game. I watched it Sunday morning before having any coffee so I couldn't pay close attention. Though I did notice Errey talking about Jordan Staal's long reach. We're one step closer to the first "Long arm of the law, Steiggy!" of the season...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Game 16; Pens vs. Rangers

Quote to sum up Jordan Staal's season thus far:
"It seems like we haven't talked about his mouth guard yet all season!"

Penguins "power moves" performed by: Malone (YES!) and Laraque.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Game 15; Pens vs. Flyers

On the discussion of which Finnish player on the Flyers has the coolest name:
"How come all the Finns get the cool names?"
"I think Nittymaki kinda sounds like sushi."

"First game back from a road trip, always a difficult situation. You gotta get the family in order...the dog...feed the goldfish, Steiggy!"

Side note: has anyone seen Jordan Staal? We could really use him...

Monday, November 5, 2007

Game 14; Pens vs. least popular team in hockey

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the first and probably last time Brooks Orpik will ever be compared to Magic Johnson:

"He looked like Magic Johnson on that one passing to Kareem Abdul Jabbar!"

Game 13; Pens vs. Isles

Yeah...I only saw about 30 seconds of this game with Errey announcing, so I got nothing...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Game 12: Pens vs. Nordiques

"Speaking of Sauer, there are a lot of sour fans here right now."

I feel as though it should be noted that a discussion of Sabourin's (creepy baby) mask led to a discussion of whether or not penguins (the bird, not the team) like fish.

Steiggy: "We asked Sabourin if he played any other sports as a kid and he said he played shortstop for an elite travel baseball team in Quebec..."
Errey: "What would you have done if he had said chess?"
(20 seconds of silence with only awkward chuckles from both of them)
Errey: "Sorry, Steiggy. I didn't mean to put you on the spot there..."
Steiggy: "That's okay, I was thinking the same thing..."
(Editors note: I think my head just exploded...)

2 minutes later (I can't remember who said what here):
"He makes the save standing up like a chess player."
"Chess players stand up, don't they?"
Errey: "...Kasparov!"

After a too many men on the ice call:
Steiggy: "Too many Penguins."
Errey: "You can never have too many Penguins, can you?"

Crosby switches sticks twice in a span of 20 seconds. Another face off is about to take place 10 seconds later:
"I dare him to go get another stick!"

"Sauer was laying an egg on the ice! He wanted a whistle. Malone came out. He was the rooster with the egg!"

Pens "power moves" tonight performed by: Crosby, Malkin (Malone somehow shut out...even when he cut across the crease nearly leveling Theodore)

Jordan Staal's stick was finally compared to a fishing pole. It took long enough, but I'm glad we got that first one in. That's just one step closer to a "Pterodac-tile" or a "Long arm of the law, Steiggy!" slipping in there...