Winter Classic tickets? Check.
Alumni Game tickets? Check.
All that’s left to complete the hockey New Year’s trifecta is tickets to the Wilks-Barre/Hershey game at Consol on December 30th. Still pondering that, although I should probably just go ahead and do it already.
For now, I’m basking in the glow of being able to watch Mario skate again and being at the Winter Classic.
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On Monday I added HBO just so I could watch 24/7. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There has been so much hype around this series profiling the Penguins and Capitals leading up the Winter Classic that you had to wonder if it would live up to it. No question, it surpassed the hype. I wondered how the cameras would end up portraying the players, the team and the organization given what Hard Knocks has revealed in the past. Granted, this first episode was filmed in the midst of the Penguins’ long win streak, but I don’t think Pens fans could have asked for anything better.
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So, which photo shoot do you think was more awkward? Sid and Ovie or Sid and Ben? I’m betting Sid and Ben was more awkward. I’m pretty sure that Sid and Ovie hate each other, but at least they could talk hockey. I was actually disappointed that there wasn’t more substance to this article by Vanity Fair. They had the two most touted players in the league together for a few hours, and the result was a skim-the-surface Q&A. Not terribly impressive (on Vanity Fair’s part), but hey, it’s Sid, and I read it.
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On Monday night Bill Guerin retired from hockey and retired as a Penguin. He played 18 years in the NHL, and spent only 1.5 seasons with the Penguins, but he made the choice to retire as a ‘guin. That speaks volumes about what players think of the organization. As a fan, I am admittedly biased, but I think the Penguins are the classiest of all professional sports franchises. At least twice a week I read something or hear something that makes me smile and be so proud to be from this city, to have grown up watching Mario Lemiuex, and to be a Penguins fan. Most other fans share the same sentiment, but the Penguins are (mostly) all we know. So coming from players who have played for a number of organizations? It’s very telling.
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