Look. We’re not going to sugarcoat it, we freakin’ hate the Penguins. A vengeful, angry hate. As a small lad, I vividly remember staying up until 3AM, only to watch Petr Nedved score a 4OT goal against the Capitals (shown below) which subsequently knocked my favorite team out of the ’96 playoffs. Did I cry all night and not sleep? Did I fail a test in middle school because of this?
Ugh. Take it down!
Sadly, It’s not just one singular event that has scarred me this bad. The Caps have lost in the playoffs to the Penguins 7 of 8 times including last year’s horrible Game 7 which Peter wrote about last night, and mentally I’m just completely jacked up because of this. Maybe the players aren’t. But I am. I remember 2 years ago, I went to see a Caps Pens game at the Verizon Center. What happened? The Caps jumped out to a 4-1 lead (scored the first three goals) and lost to them in a shootout 5-4. Did I start wildly punching a Verizon Center chair in anger when Crosby sealed the game with his shootout goal? You bet I did. Did I boo him everytime he touched the puck because I thought the NHL was giving him preferential treatment over Ovechkin? Damn straight.
Well now since I’m considered an adult (barely), it’s time to be more mature. However, that does not apply to our readers. A few days ago, I asked our fans to send us their Anti-Pens artwork, and boy did they respond. Below the fold, check out some of what was sent out way. Remember, laughing and trying to humiliate our opponent is meant to be a therapeutic way of letting out our anger. And no, this probably isn’t work appropriate – so beware!!!!
First, we present DChi606’s wonderfully hideous creation: MALKINSTEIN. Though I’m not sure if this monstrosity is uglier than the real thing (Malkin not Frankenstein), it will haunt our dreams for the foreseeable future.
Next, Oksana Zolotar brings us this great photo of someone else’s expression of Pens Hate. She went to Caps practice a few days ago. And what did she find? A child wearing this awesome jersey. Now, I may be horribly repulsed by seeing both the name “CROSBY” and the #8 so close together. But if they’re seperated by the word “SUCKS” then I think it’s okay. Jersey Foul? Maybe. Awesome Jersey? Undeniable.
Now let’s take our hate to the next level. Here is a drawing by squints. Did it take hours? Yes. Do we appreciate it? OMGGG Do you really have to ask? Our take? This Penguin must have finally realized a.) That it lives in sub zero temperatures 85% of the year and B.) that Sergei Gonchar is the team’s best defenseman. Do it, Penguin. We freakin’ dare you to.
Caps_Girl thinks Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby playing on their respective Country’s Olympic Hockey teams is a farce. She believes reality is that they’ve entered as a female pair in the Olympic Figure Skating Competition. Don’t believe us? Check out this secret video above at a recent practice. We must note: We love Crosby’s dress and Malkin’s skin tight white pants.
Honestly, I’m not sure what the hell’s going on here, but I love it all the same because it looks like something negative is happening to Crosby in the buttox area. Well done, DookFn.
Jennifer Baarson shows us another great example of how to use Blingee correctly. This is so incredibly gay appropriate.
RockTheRed.net’s writer Krafty, shows us what the Pittsburgh Zamboni Driver is going to have to clean up after the first intermission tonight. We can look forward to Penguin Blood all over the ice.
Also, apparently healso thinks Crosby needs one of these.
CapitaLOL’s sent us this. Perfect.
And lastly, our favorite from Sara Bae. This is exactly what we want the Caps to do to the Penguins tonight.
As always thanks to everyone who submitted. These are truly hilarious. Catch the Russian Machine tonight at the Japers’ Rink/Puck Daddy viewing party at Bailey’s. We can’t wait to meet you. And we expect a W!!