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Late-day link roundup: Win NHL2k10 for Wii, A curse is lifted, what team do you hate the most?

Hey there buddies.  Here we are entering week two of the season.  After the first two games the Pens are 2-0 and now have a little time to regroup before tackling another double header Wednesday/Thursday.  4-0 by Friday morning?  Don't rule it out.

  • Friend of Pensburgh Damian has a great giveaway over at Pens Universe - NHL2k10 for Wii.  You've probably seen the commercials by now with those ladies cooking up lemon bars and basically acting out as obsessed hockey fans.  To enter all you have to do is share a Mellon Arena memory.  Simple as that.  Do it up.  [Pens Universe]
  • Nick over at PSAMP always has some great posts.  I mean, the dude posts up pictures of mini ponies.  How is that not funny?  His recent post about a friend trying to lift a curse definitely falls into the hilarious category.  Long story short - the Pens never win when his friend goes to games.  They tested that out again this weekend against the Islanders after visiting some sort of paranormal shop.  [PSAMP]
  • Who's your most hated rival?  I could likely guess, but I won't sway your answers.  (Thursday, Thursday, Thursday)  [Penguin Poop]
  • Why this week didn't suck.  A week in pictures, commentary and countdown form.  [Puck Huffers]
  • And I'd also like to give a shout out to Pensburgh's own GhostWalker40.  Not only does this guy upload Penguins videos to YouTube but he also shares them with us in the fanshots section.  If you missed the game, want to see highlights or watch a fight again, you know where to go.  So thanks GW40.  You're the man.  [Fanshots]

Frank beat me to the punch with some links, but here's some places that caught my attention... -- Hooks

  • Happy birthday, Mario.  [Pens Universe]
  • Ben Hanowski, the Pens 3rd round pick in 2009, got off to a fast start with 2 goals in his first collegiate game [Faceoff Factor]
  • Matt Cooke and the Pens 3rd line are playing well and looking to finish on the chances they're creating []
  • The Old 2-9'ers memories of Mellon Arena [Empty Netters]
  • Sticking with Mellon, here's a cool article about how it was in the beginning of her 50 year run. [Post-Gazette]
  • Finally, the arena itself actually gave a monologue to the Tribune-Review [Trib]
  • If you're having problems with FSN Pittsburgh broadcasts, find out how you may be able to help get more hockey [The Pensblog]
  • Rookie forwards Keven Veilleux and Eric Tangradi earned high marks in their debuts on Friday night, a win for Wilkes-Barre [Penguins Insider]
  • How would you like to be on a six hour long conference call debating the firing of a union leader?  Yuck.  [TSN]
  • Swell guy that he is, Greg Wyshynski is auctioning a trip to the Hockey HOF with Glenn Anderson away for charity....And the charity isn't even his drinking fund! [Puck Daddy]
  • Flyers fans get stabby. [700 level]
  • JP questions if Alex Ovechkin can get 50 goals in 50 games, fails to mention Sidney Crosby is on pace as well :)  [Japers Rink]