could have said no. Many of the teams looking for a goalie at the trade deadline were likely contenders. There’s almost no question any team he would have been traded to is projected to be more competitive over the next two years than the Vegas Golden Knights.
And he chose to stay.
Flower gave up playing the rest of his career with a contending team for one last run with the Penguins. There was no guarantee he’d get to play in the playoffs at all. Even so, he chose to stay with his friends for as long as possible.
This anecdote from the Rangers feed is hilarious. Sid was probably caught between being offended because that’s how you generally react to chirping and whispering that he agrees and would totally pick Geno first (as evidenced by exhibit A below).
Nygmobblepot represents Gotham at the SDCC 2017 WB Booth!!!!
OMG, fellow Nygmobs!! The WB booth has this upper level for media and the stars. The chairs up there are always nice and plush, not that I’ve had the pleasure. I’m not sure when they started it, but the backs of the chairs this year represent the shows. The Supergirl chair has Supergirl on it, Arrow has Arrow on it. Black Lighting has his.
But the Gotham chair has NYGMOBBLEPOT!
Not Jim. Not Bruce. Not even just Penguin by himself! No.
THEY CHOSE NYGMOBBLEPOT!!!!!!
I nearly lost my mind when I happened to look up and they were there! They are positioned so you can see them several booths down the back hallway. I just about died! A very nice security guard monitoring to make sure no one goes to the top, let me stand there and take pictures of this chair forever! Of course they are in the corner so I’m trying to find just the right shot.
WOW, I knew the show, FOX & WB backed Nygmobblepot. It’s kinda obvious that they are being played up, like when the Comic Con doggies had them running across the screen. That’s a major marketing decision. Same with these chairs!
And I must reiterate. All the other chairs I saw had the stars on the chair. Not a ship! THIS IS HUGE! I will never give up on this ship! After seeing this, no one will ever be able to convince me that the show and the entire production team aren’t 100% behind it.
sometimes i feel really bad about calling oswald “cute” and “tiny” and “my smol baby son” because i know he’s tough as shit and a strong independent bird who don’t need no man, but then i see his face and all i see is a Soft Boy™
who needs love and protection.
What she means:
THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY WON THIS HELL SERIES ALREADY BUT DECIDED TO SLEEPWALK THROUGH GAME 5. NOW THEY KIND OF HAVE TO WIN TONIGHT BECAUSE A POTENTIAL GAME 7 IN WASHINGTON IS VERY SCARY 10/10 DO NOT WANT. IT'S ONLY 11AM AND I'M ALREADY NOT SURE IF I NEED A BOTTLE OF WINE OR A HUG. WHY CAN'T THE PENGUINS JUST LET ME REST FOR ONCE?