While the Pittsburgh Penguins saw their 2011 playoff run come to an early end, today is a day to celebrate the franchise’s history.
Staring out at the Consol Energy Center today, from our broadcast spot at the Souper Bowl, I could see there was plenty of open space for the Mario Lemieux statue that will be put there one day soon. And it got me to thinking: Which Pittsburgh sports figure deserves the next statue, after Mario?
Sports fans visiting Pittsburgh won’t want to miss a trip to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center in the city’s Strip District.
93.7 The Fan’s hockey commentator firmly believes Matt Cooke and the Penguins got what they deserved for Sunday’s embarrassing incident, but the NHL doesn’t deserve a free pass either.
After several hours of waiting on pins and needles we finally know Matt Cooke’s fate. Cooke will be suspended for a minimum of 10 games, should the Penguins fail to make the playoffs, for an elbow to the head of Rangers’ defenseman Ryan McDonagh.
Heading into today’s game with the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins were only six points behind the Philadelphia Flyers for the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference lead. Heading into the third period of a 1-1 hockey game, the Penguins had controlled the play, had outworked the Rangers in every way possible and two points almost seemed certain. That is, until Matt Cooke happened.
The NHL general managers began three days of meetings on Monday with head injuries and how to prevent concussions leading the agenda.
Does anybody really think that this most recent outcry to ban fighting from hockey is going to change the sport? I’m here to tell you that fighting in hockey isn’t going anywhere.
The former Penguins defenseman and broadcaster joined 93.7 The Fan’s Tom Grimm Saturday to answer callers’ questions and discuss the latest issues surrounding the Penguins and the NHL.
Hear what Post-Gazette sports editor Jerry Micco and his panel had to say about the biggest topics and issues of the sports week…
93.7 The Fan’s hockey commentator says last Friday’s embarrassing developments on Long Island were shameful to a number of parties, and stands behind the words of Mario Lemieux.
TAMPA, Fla. (KDKA/AP) – NHL commissioner Gary Bettman released a statement on Thursday in response to Mario Lemieux’s comments about the state of the game. Last Friday, the Penguins and Islanders were involved in a […]
Former Penguin Peter Taglianetti joined Seibel, Starkey, and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN for his weekly segment.
The first thing Peter talked about is what took place on the ice between the Pens and Islanders on Friday night, and he describes it in one word as “embarrassing.”
Here we are several days removed from the Brawl on Long Island and the backlash is still being felt. The Penguins have lost two games in a row, in not so impressive fashion, and will take on the struggling Colorado Avalanche tonight.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – CBS Sports senior NHL writer Wes Goldstein joined the FAN Morning Show to talk about Friday night’s fight-filled New York Islanders-Pittsburgh Penguins game and the NHL trade deadline. Goldstein said […]