“Because Mario Lemieux is the guest and they want to have Pens fans there to hobnob.”Read More And Then There Was the Time I Met Mario Lemieux…
The NHL locket is OVER! As I contemplate what exactly this means for me and my hockey viewing/consumption habits, I thought I’d share two emails I got this morning. Obviously, the NHL and its teams have a massive PR mountain to climb in repairing the damage done to their fanbases, so these letters were expected. […]Read More NHL Lockout Over! A Tale of Two Cities
It’s no secret around here I’m a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan. When the NHL announced last year that the 2012 NHL Entry Draft would be held in Pittsburgh at the team’s beautiful new CONSOL Energy Center building, I told my wife we should really try to go. Since getting to a game up there (I […]Read More Classy Action from a Classy Organization
Well, the end of the 2010-11 season for the Pittsburgh Penguins is officially over. After a very tight game last night, they lost the series to Tampa. It was one of the best games in the series; the Pens just couldn’t find the net behind Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson. As I wound out last night […]Read More To the 2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins: THANK YOU
[This was originally a guest post at pittsburghpenguinsblog.net in October 2009 before the season began, but had disappeared a while back and I’d never grabbed it. I happened to find it today during my lunch break and am reposting it here before it disappears again. I’d wanted to post it originally back at the end […]Read More Memories of the Civic (Mellon) Arena
The end of 2010 has been hectic (to say the least); fortunately, the tail of the holiday season left me and my beautiful wife on the cusp of attending the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field in our previous hometown of Pittsburgh. And if you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a diehard Penguins […]Read More 2011 Winter Classic (Cross It Off the Bucket List!)
I find myself in possession of a few minutes before the final regular season game of the Washington Capitals (against the Boston Bruins) so I thought I’d jot down some thoughts regarding the opportunity the Capitals have given me over the last few months. Back in January, I was discussing (via email) with Tom – […]Read More Ice Time
Detroit vs Pittsburgh. Game 7. All the marbles. They said it couldn’t be done, the statistics were against them. The Wings, too dominant at home. Fleury, too fluky. Osgood, too good. At 10:43 pm today, ‘they’ were proven wrong. Penguins win, 2-1. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HAVE WON THE STANLEY CUP!!! Congrats, boys. Take a bow. […]Read More Welcome Back Lord Stanley!!!!!
‘20090506-IMG_2634’ courtesy of ‘avanluven’ And well-deserved. Back in February, who would’ve thought this Penguin team would be repeat contenders for the Stanley Cup? I’ll admit I had my doubts, but I was pretty confident the Penguins would go far. And far they did. Not bad for a team whose mascot is a flightless bird.Read More 2009 Eastern Conference Champs!
‘Ovechkin and Malkin, Friends at Last, Friends at Last’ courtesy of ‘clydeorama’ [Note: Normally I don’t cross-post from my stuff at WeLoveDC. But I’m in a bind today, writing-wise, and while I’d like to have a more Penguins-centric and snarky article dissing the Caps, I’m going to instead opt to just reprint my article from […]Read More Eastern Conference Semifinals: Capitals vs. Penguins
‘Ovechkin and Crosby – New Best Friends Forever’ courtesy of ‘clydeorama’ It’s official: Penguins and Capitals in Round 2. I’ll have more to say on this later in the week, but suffice that right now? I AM STOKED. This is the playoff series I’ve always loved and was hoping for this year. Even if it […]Read More Hockey Nirvana
Fleury Slows it Down, courtesy of clydeorama Tonight, the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. Tonight, the real NHL season kicks off. Tonight, the Penguins collide with the Flyers. A battle for Pennslyvania. And probably the most intense matchup in the entirety of the first round, East or West. Looking at the stat sheets, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia […]Read More Eastern Quarterfinals 2009: Flyers vs. Penguins