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Blackhawks ‘admire the way Pittsburgh’s playing’

Mar 30, 2013, 1:47 AM EST

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The Chicago Blackhawks know all about going on a long streak that can captivate hockey fans from all different corners of the NHL.

After all, they did go 24 straight games to begin the 2013 season without a loss in regulation time.

In the Eastern Conference, it’s the Pittsburgh Penguins that are on quite a roll right now.

They’re on a 14-game winning streak, and are so far perfect in the month of March, with a Saturday afternoon game against the New York Islanders.

After a trio of trades this week that hit a peak with the addition of Jarome Iginla, have to be considered the favorites to take the Eastern Conference.

“It is a little different, it’s almost like there’s two leagues now,” Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp told the Chicago Sun-Times.

“We don’t see them until the Stanley Cup Final, hopefully. [But] I like to watch the Eastern Conference on TV more than I like to watch the West. It seems like everyone in the West, you play them every night, you’re more familiar with them. It’s more fun to see [the East].

“I like watching the Flyers and the Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs I grew up watching. You have to admire the way Pittsburgh’s playing, and what they’re doing to their lineup, trying to build up for a long playoff run.”

 

  1. slumdog66 - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Ducks baby!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:12 AM

      MALKIN TIES SKATES

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:15 AM

        MALKIN DAZZALES PUTTING GAS IN HIS CAR

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:16 AM

        THE WHOLE NATION OF RUSSIA ADORES PENGUIN’S

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM

        MARTIN LUTHER KING SAYS PENGUINS SHOULD HAVE NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN THEIR HONOR

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:31 AM

        NHLP SAYS PENGUINS HAVE EARNED CUP WITH WINNING STREAK

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:34 AM

        GARY BETTMAN FEELS PENGUINS WILL WIN CUP

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:36 AM

        NHL CONSIDERING ONE TEAM LEAGUE PITTSBURGH MOST LIKELY CITY

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:38 AM

        MALKIN SAYS ICE IS SLIPPERY

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:42 AM

        ZAMBONI DRIVER DAZZLES AS HE RESURFACES CONSOL ICE

      • hockeyhome - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:43 AM

        @eigglesnosuperbowls – ya that’s right, MLK(jr) would Definately support a team with NO Black Americans/Canadians!!! (don’t get too far ahead of yourself here)

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:47 AM

        CROSBY DAZZLES AT NFL COMBINE

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:49 AM

        MALKIN HAS LOWER HEAD INJURY

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:51 AM

        LA KINGS SAY PENGUINS EARNED CUP LOSING TO PHILLY IN FIRST ROUND

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:54 AM

        BLACKHAWKS SAY PENGUINS HAVE NICEST UNIFORM IN HOCKEY

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM

        PENGUIN STREAK COULD END WORLD HUNGER

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        PIERE MCGUIRE THINKS PENS ARE SPECIAL

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:20 AM

        GRETZKY FEELS PENGUINS HAVE MORE TALENT THAN OILERS EVER DID

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:24 AM

        PENGUINS DONT ADMIRE THE WAY CHICAGO IS PLAYING

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:25 AM

        PENGUINS FEEL BLACKHAWKS STREAK WAS A FLUKE

      • bethgoesglobal - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:28 AM

        @eigglesnosuperbowls -I think you must have a Lower Head Injury!!

        Were you dropped on your head too many times as a child? Did it take one too many pucks to the head??

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:30 AM

        Its a joke dick

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:34 AM

        STEELERS ORGANIZATION WOULD TRADE ALL SUPERBOWLS FOR PENS CUP WIN

      • bethgoesglobal - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:38 AM

        One would hope so but given the fact that it looks like you have spent the last 1 1/2hrs posting complete nonsense does make one wonder. Given the evidence seen here it is reasonnable to think that yoou may well be mentally challenged. (and sad)

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM

        So far you have posted nothing

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:43 AM

        Iam the one mentally challenged yoou yoou yoou yoou da one dope

      • bethgoesglobal - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:45 AM

        Do you really want me to point out all your spelling errors (not to mention grammatical). Peace- I’m out, have OTHER things to do today!!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:49 AM

        yoou go right ahead if that makes yoou feel better and yoou really have nothing better to do today

      • hockeyhome - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM

        Dude, I’m sorry but you should stop while you’re ahead – way, way, way ahead.

        I think bethgoesglobal won this fight. You have posted like 30+ times and have been doing so for 90+ mins. I’m guessing you’re the one with nothing to do. (in comparison to her 4)

        Sorry bro, but this is just sad. It’s time to give it up!!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      PUCK FACTORY WORKERS THANK PENGUINS FOR JOBS

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:19 AM

        PUCK FACCTORY WORKERS REFLECT ON WHAT LIFE WOULD BE LIKE IF PENGUINS DID NOT GO ON STREAK

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      MALKIN SAYS ICE IS COLD

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:32 AM

        MALKIN SAYS ICE IS HOT

      • steelers88 - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

        Okay I actually find this funny and i’m a Penguins fan!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:02 PM

        Iam sorry I went off 88 but it just ment is as fun and games you got a great club over there and they deserve the attention !

  2. chanceoffleury1 - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    I just really wish PHT would write an article that included the Penguins. They just never do that.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      he next PHT article will be headline something like this ! Malkin Reflects on Reflecting about Reflecting on Upper Body Injury !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM

        MALKIN SCORE”S PENS FAN CHEER

      • fbothharbaughs - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM

        Obsessed much?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:57 AM

        This coming from a dude with fbothharbaughs as his handle think before you speak idiot

      • fbothharbaughs - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM

        What’s my handle have to do w/the fact that you’ve spent over 90 mins. posting on an article that has nothing to do w/your IRRELEVANT Flyers, douchebag?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM

        Why do you give a frig what I do with my tome nitwit ?

      • fbothharbaughs - Mar 31, 2013 at 8:52 AM

        tome? who’s the nitwit?

  3. jonkchar - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    ^lol I am a Pitt fan but even that made me laugh. cool article btw

  4. Stiller43 - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    14 game win streak ranking 3rd all time…making the only real trades to date in the nhl…injured player updates and how it will affect the streak…huge contingencies of fans (pens fans and otherwise) click and comment…cant blame them for writing the news the pens are making

  5. thehighcountrybear - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:28 AM

    Hawks not only admire Penguins, they’re fascinated by the notion of the sixty minute game played in the east…

    Patrick Sharp went so far as to suggest the western conference should drop the current fifty eight minute game and go the extra two minutes…’hey, why not’, chimed in both Chicago goalies as each were treated for what appeared to be radiation burns on the backs of their necks?

    Patrick, recently proclaimed to be the Oracle of Madison, intimated his Hawks might be better prepared to face an eastern opponent if they had opportunity to adapt to the rigours of a full sixty minute game, this in time for the Hawks next visit to Cup Finals, anticipated by all accounts to occur in the year 2525…?

    Meanwhile, Claude Julien, Michel Therrien, Bruce Boudreau, Darryl Sutter, Alain Vigneault, Mike Yeo and especially Paul MacLean quickly tweeted Patrick Sharp expressing gratitude for his insight and foresight!

    Of the seven, only three were injured in their haste to post the Chicago Sun-Times article front and centre on locker room bulletin boards…

    Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
    Plannin’ and dreamin’ each night of the Cup
    That won’t get it into your arms…

    • mizbinboston - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      You are such an @$$hole and I cannot stop laughing.

  6. dt58 - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    Blah,blah,blah BigCuntry. Guy shows some respect and you ramble on with this jibberish…

  7. dt58 - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:19 AM

    It is better to have someone think you’re a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt

  8. hy3rid28 - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    well I’m done with pht for a while I can’t take all the penguin articles

  9. ironcitydonnieiris - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    MALKIN SAYS ICE IS SLIPPERY
    –——————————————————
    Actually, it would be MALKIN SAYS ICE IS “SLIPPY”

  10. hockeyhome - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    All of this hype will be for not when the Pens fail to win the Cup.

    Gotta give ‘em credit though; they’re buying up the market to make a go of it.

    I can’t help but wonder why they didn’t think they can get there as they were. I mean, they won about 12 w/out these new additions right? Other than the need for some extra defense- which they still don’t really have- what do they think Iggy and Morrow can really add to the equation?? and where does Iggy fit in? his style really doesn’t mesh with a Blysma-run team…. Just wondering…. Guess we’ll all see soon enough!

  11. hockeyhome - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    I should add that as it stands clearly have one thing in mind- to win the Cup. As much as it would pain me to see them win I can find comfort in the fact that Iggy will have won a Cup!! Guys like him deserve the chance to win and he’ll have that chance with the Pens.

    Besides, as far as it goes, Iggy could go back to Calgary next season and finish his career there which I’m sure his fans would love to see.

    So while I can’t and will never support the Pens; I can support Iggy. (maybe that’s why they went after him….)

    • bethgoesglobal - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      So true. Couldn’t have said it better myself. :-)

  12. penzfan329 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    It’s annoying tho dude. People come on here to talk about hockey. Not read the childish stuff you put on here

    • bethgoesglobal - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM

      I second that!

  13. wisdomnfl - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Okay, finally some humor from posters, even from Flyer fans. i find it obnoxious that so many Pens stories come up on PST and I’m a pens fan!
    A pens fan!

  14. franchisethighs - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Damn. All those were good points

  15. steelcity412 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Eiggles go get laid or choke on a dick cause your a joke .. Hockeyhome, your joking about the defense part of your moronic statement right ? They have only allowed 9 goals in 10 games and by adding a shutdown defenseman you don’t think that will help drastically ??? No other team in the east is making a viable case they can beat the pens in a 7 game series. And by adding TWO veteran captains that are cup hungry couldn’t hurt right ??

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      steelcitydbag is your old lady available ?

  16. steelcity412 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Eiggles yes she is and she’s not old .. She’s an actual living person not something you will find on your computer monitor . Your a complete joke and have no relevant comments about anything whatsoever I would honestly be embarrassed if I were you or anyone that knew you seeing as your pretty much the lowest life form , but then again I guess your a product of your own environment . Go Pens

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      Don’t take your hockey so serious dick head !

  17. csilojohnson - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    What a tool. Go easy on eiggles guys. Hes obviously mentally challenged.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      Don’t take your hockey so serious dick head !

  18. dt58 - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    So, you hate articles about the Pens (I’m guessing)…why did you open this one up? If you don’t want to read about the Pens…DON’T. Go complain to your mom/girlfriend (same person?) or someone who actually cares what you think

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      Don’t take you hockey so serious dick head !

  19. myroncopesflask - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    This just in eigglesnosuperbowls gets evicted from parent’s basement!!

  20. misterchainbluelightning - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    OH LOOK YET AGAIN THE BLOGGERS HERE DON’T CLEAN UP THEIR MESSES!

    START DOING YOUR JOBS AND MONITORING COMMENTS YOU LAZY HACKS IT REFLECTS ON YOU ALL

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