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Saturday, January 31, 2009

What A Joke

( BloodAnglesz - 4 players above green highlight)

All Time Low. BloodAngelz.

We were playing a couple games in a row and had a good run going on. We then join a game that matched us up against our old "friends" Russ Muffin and ALLDAY 72, formerly of Team Pensblog and then later Team Pensblog Pros.

So we played the game just to see how we would stack up.

We proceeded to run down on them.

They score a goal in which they walked a goal in accidentally. Then we proceeded to score 5 unanswered goals on their sorry asses. Their top scorer, EFSTRATIOS39, owner of 3001 goals in 1357 games, quit after we scored our third goal, Russ left after we scored our 5th.

ALLDAY 72 then proceeded to continually press pause trying to be a joke at life and succeeds in causing the game to freeze so they would not get a loss.

(Proof They fail at life)

They were constantly cherry picking and leaving the zone as soon as our team lost the puck.

We thought we would be in for a tough game. Crveza and Pockets with 2 goals, Eric with 1, and Dark and Syniper chipping in with a healthy portion of assists.

Their record of 49-6-1 is a sham. They do that crap every game they are losing in.

Russ Muffin and ALLDAY 72 refused to answer our questions as to why they decided to be jokes.

(tPB Penguins Eric P Final score 5) (BloodAnglesz Allday Final score 1)
Plus they skated like juicers. Rumor is after the game they went over Charlies house to practice reach arounds while beating off two D-men.


An uh oh oreo!
Eric, Justice and Me.

Friday, January 23, 2009

iron shizzie nailers

are the biggest jokes in the Eashl.

Nobulear17. Spam his inbox. Spam his feedback. Spam the complaint box about this juicer.

If you are American (or Canadian or Mexican) you will do this.

Together we can make a difference.

Create hope for the other legitimate teams out there.
We can change the game.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

... part tres

DarkJustice and scott:

In back to back games. wooooooo

tPB Legends, part deux

Not more than 5 minutes ago, our own crveza81 finally got his A- after playing 4 or 5 games with Politowski, syniper, DarkJustice, and yours truly.

He hogged the puck in pretty much every game and took 70% of our shots. Also, he scored 90% of our goals, save a ridiculous takeaway and slapshot snipe from Dark.

Just kidding. Eric and I overpassed the entire time and racked up as many secondary assists we could get.

That brings our list of awesomeness to:

zarley zalapski
MrPockets 12

Congratulations to crveza. FUN FACT: eric pointed out that it took crveza the same number of games to get his card as well. Weird.

Quite a flurry of success in the past month. All I can ask you guys is.. what took you so long? Also, who's next?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Video Time

In a game last night, crveza(dick), eric(garbage), darkjustice, and I played a bunch of jokes that we were somehow losing to. After battling back from 4-2 and 5-3 deficits, we manage to pull it within 1 with a minute left in the game.

Eric, who naturally is garbage, had a chance to tie it with 6 seconds left and he shoots a cross crease pass into the goalie's ass where it sticks to his ass. He falls on it, game over right? No. There is two seconds left when this video happens:

The goal was scored with 0.2 showing on the clock meaning that play took exactly 1.8 seconds to complete. We win it in overtime on a slapshot by me from the top of the circle which sneaks through 5 hole. Crazy game with a crazier ending.

This is probably why Ray Emery went to Russia in the first place. My created team in dynasty mode:

Bring this man back from Russia to play with Sid!

Go Steelers.
Go Pens.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Patch In February!!


The NHL Development Team has been working hard creating a patch to address the current attribute glitch along with making other gameplay improvements.

At this time the goal is to have the patch released sometime in February following adequate testing and normal submission procedures.

More information on the details of the patch will be released as the testing and submission process continues.

NHL Development Team

Side note:

User 1:
My team has been thinking that when we see juiced teams it seems their computers do really well also? Is this just us being paranoid or do other people notice super skilled computers playing along side super unskilled juiced players?

User 2:
Your just paranoid cuz you got owned.

EA Forum Moderator:
Not paranoia...fact.
It appears the AI teammates are matched based on the overall attributes of the human players collectively.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sons of Liberty

Here is the much anticipated biography of Sons of Liberty straight from Wikipedia:
The Sons of Liberty was a secret organization of American patriots which originated in the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolution. British authorities and their supporters known as Loyalists considered the Sons of Liberty as seditious rebels, referring to them as "Sons of Violence" and "Sons of Iniquity." Patriots attacked the apparatus and symbols of British authority and power such as property of the gentry, customs officers, East India Company tea, and as the war approached, vocal supporters of the Crown.

It is also the name of a certain former player of Team Pensblog who, despite not having a mic, proceeded to annoy the man, the legend, Eric P. He is not all bad though. His redeeming qualities are: he's good at pressing a, he's good at being Ovechkin-like without the goalscoring skills or hockey sense. "I only roll with Gangstas and Strippers" which can be considered redeeming if you are a gangsta and/or a stripper. He also enjoys engaging in cannabis consumption on a daily basis. So despite his bad reputation, he deserves some credit for at least being interesting.

What a picture.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pensblog Legends

EASHL makes it pretty tough to earn the final card that caps your attribute stats to 20 points per category. To earn your Legendary Card you must play 150 games with a A- average grade.

Congratulation to our Legendary Players including:

zarley zalapski

Great job guys!!

Wing is the toughest position for earning good grades.
To increase your team play: Avoid turnovers and taking penalties, Kill Power plays, make good passes & Create turnovers.

(Please notify a GM to be added to our legendary list)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pause Glitches

Apparently a few teams discovered a way to possibly win face-offs, but more importantly glitch the game into a looping sequence. The game rubber-bands back and forth between two times, while the person initiating the glitch plays against motionless players and can run up the scores. The process was not revealed but one of the EA bug testers stated it was a complex process.

He also mention that one thing is for certain: on all pauses, let the timer run down to zero (don't press A). This "appears" to be how you can defend against it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Pensblog Cup II Updates

Due to the absence of a great two way forward and a stalwart of Team Pensblog during the tournament due to his impending marriage (congrats wildnoseven), it will be postponed to the end of January. Hopefully everyone will be back and will be able to participate. Oh and crveza81 is apparently leaving too but nobody cares. Dick.

Here is the roster as of now.

I'm contemplating on how to put teams together. Some ideas are: a draft with a few captains (schoolyard style), random teams, choosing your own teams (a klown-crveza[dick] connection might be deemed unfair), or something along those lines. I'm open to suggestions so leave a comment with an idea.

Also a sweet game politowski and yan and possibly wild played. Box score:

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Pensblog Cup II

That's right folks... The Pensblog Cup is back and is now new and improved as well.

There will be teams of 3 as opposed to teams of 5 which will allow for more games, more attendance, and full squads while playing. Only dedicated players shall be invited to participate in this one due to problems experienced last tournament.

Team creation details will be forthcoming in the next day or so along with a roster of invited players.

Format and Rules:
  • A round robin format meaning all teams will play each other.
  • Each matchup will be a 3 game series to ensure that getting jobbed will not cost you too much.
  • The tournament will take place on a specified night once a week to ensure the most cooperation and attendance
  • The top 4 teams will play a 5 game series to determine the winner.
  • The date and times will be decided by what is best or close to best for everyone or mostly everyone.
The tournament will begin a week from tomorrow or January 12th.
It will take place every Monday evening except in the event of a Penguin game. It shall be delayed until after the game.

There will be no glitching, cheesing, or juicing in this tournament or on this team. You have been warned.

Update: Great game played by Coktar, Shoe, Syniper, nikrandt and myself to take down a division 3 team earlier tonight. The end of the game resulted in this beauty of a goal by yours truly. It was a hattrick goal as well.