First things first, this is the post until after the game tomorrow. If I have anything more to say, I'll just update. You have been warned...
Do I get a Pan Pizza with that?: In case you've forgotten 'the other guy' that the Pens picked up with Kunitz, his name is Eric Tangradi and he's a tough scoring center who plays currently for the Belleville Bulls in the OHL. He also shares the lead in playoff points and the Canadians seem to have forgiven him for sticking DiDomenico from the bench at the World Juniors, because he's been named Boston Pizza's Player of the Week. Mostly due to his 5 point game against the Ice Dogs in the OHL playoffs Tuesday. I had to look up Boston Pizza and as far as I can tell it doesn't have anything to do with Boston, but the pizza looks pretty good.
Finnish Fling: Janne Pesonen has ended this season with the highest point total in the whole history of the Baby Penguins. (82) As a matter of fact, he's the highest scoring Finnish player ever to play in the AHL, although someone had to go look that up because there just haven't been that many, I guess. Janne scored 2 goals and an assist in the third to hoist the Pens to a 5-3 win over the Hershey Bears in the season finale. Vince at Pesonen and the Pens will probably have to be restrained and sedated. No Vince, I don't think this means that they automatically have to call Janne to the Big League. Sorry man.
Say it Ain't so: Some Yo-Yo (there's a lot of them around) over at CBC.ca seems to think that none of us know that the Pens and the Phlyers just don't seem to get along.... C'mon! I have nothing against the Phylthies... Really! I'd like to invite them all over for a big BBQ. I hope they'll have the time, what with all the golfing they're going to be doing in a couple of weeks.... How is this news? You have two teams, in the same state, the same Conference, who entered the League in the same year from two towns that already had two other sports rivalries going. Not to mention I have yet to hear anyone in Pittsburgh say anything nice about Philthydelphia, and that includes people that moved here from there!.... How shocking is the fact that the teams don't get along? Drop the PUCK already! It's only been 3 days since the end of the Regular Season and I'm already tired of the silly ass names the reporters are coming up with for this match up. I'm just grateful there's not more time for them to come up with stuff.
I want you all to know that the Ratt is remaining calm waiting for the Play-Offs to start: