Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins

Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins

Others favored Hornets, after Pittsburgh's championship minor-league team. Eskimos received consideration, too, but this team would be called the Penguins, a name quickly shortened to “Pens” in local vernacular.

Author: Joe Starkey

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582611990

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Readers have the chance to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the wildest, wackiest, most wonderful sports franchises that ever waddled its way across North America. If Penguins fans are not shedding tears of sadness, they are crying for joy or simply laughing so hard they cannot stop. The team's games once played on a station called WEEP, and its first mascot, a penguin named Pete, died of pneumonia. In Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins, sportswriter Joe Starkey takes fans inside the locker rooms, onto the team buses (including the one defenseman Bryan "Buggsy" Watson hi-jacked) and behind the personalities that have shaped Penguins hockey since 1967. No franchise has survived more near-death experiences than this one, which twice went bankrupt and many times escaped the threat of relocation. In 1975 things were so tough that players had their postgame oranges taken away.The bitter, often comical lows only made the ride to the top that much sweeter, and the Penguins have spent quality time at the summit. Mario Lemieux led the team to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships and later bought it out of bankruptcy court. Rarely has this franchise ever taken the middle ground. When it was bad, it was very, very bad. When it was good, it was sublime, graced with some of the greatest hockey personalities of the 20th Century. Hall of Fame coaches Herb Brooks, Bob Johnson, and Scotty Bowman plied their trade in Pittsburgh, as did Hall of Fame talents such as Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis. The characters, too, were the cream of the crop. Wild men such as Eddie Shack, Brian "Spinner" Spencer, and Darius Kasparaitis provided entertainment in the best and worst of times, likethe night Kasparaitis was tossed into a Calgary police car for jaywalking or the time Shack drove his dune buggy onto the ice at the Civic Arena. To borrow a phrase from legendary Penguins announcer Mike Lange, you'd have to be h
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins

When he reinjured it in practice, Holland remained solidly entrenched in the Pittsburgh crease. It was only in early December, after he had set a new Penguin record for consecutive minutes played by a goalie (1,114, breaking Herron's ...

Author: Greg Enright

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476640013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

View: 940

The Pittsburgh Penguins have captured the Stanley Cup five times since 1991--more than any NHL team during the same period. Joining the NHL in 1967 as an expansion team, they waddled their way through years of heavy losses both on and off the ice--bad trades, horrible draft picks, a revolving door of owners, general managers and coaches, and even a bankruptcy. Somehow, they hung on long enough to draft superstar Mario Lemieux in 1984 and eventually claim their first championship, attracting a large fanbase along the way. Packed with colorful recollections from former players, reporters and team officials, this book tells the complete story of the Penguins' first 25 years, chronicling their often hilarious, sometimes tragic transformation from bumbling upstarts to one of hockey's most accomplished franchises.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Rise of the Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 2018

The Rise of the Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 2018

NBC New York Post NHL.com NHL Network Pittsburgh Magazine Pittsburghpenguins.com Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Sportingcharts.com Sports Illustrated Sportsnet 590 The Fan Stanley's Sequel: The Penguins' Run to the ...

Author: Rick Buker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781683582717

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 212

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The story of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the ten-year period from 2009 to 2018 reads like a classic Greek tragedy, filled with gut-wrenching plot twists and turns. After rising from the ashes of the early 2000s on the wings of young stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to capture the 2009 Stanley Cup, the Penguins were hailed as hockey’s newest superpower. However, plagued by a career-threatening concussion to Crosby and a series of ghastly playoff exits, the would-be dynasty hit the skids. Dismayed over the downward spiral, ownership cleaned house and turned to long-time Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford in an effort to restore the club’s sagging fortunes. With coach Mike Sullivan now at the helm and scorer Phil Kessel on the roster, the Pens put together a stunning resurgence, capturing back-to-back Cups in 2016 and 2017. In The Rise of the Pittsburgh Penguins 2009-2018, Rick Buker details how the Penguins have become the strongest hockey dynasty of the 21st century to date. This book ties that 10-year span together in an easy-to-read format, including an appendix at the back with season by season stats. The perfect gift for any fan of Pittsburgh hockey!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room

Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room

The Penguins' French Connection has spanned nearly the entire history of the franchise. It's easy to connect the dots. Start with a stately winger named Jean Pronovost, who hailed from Shawinigan Falls, Quebec.

Author: Joe Starkey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781683580362

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 270

Readers have the chance to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the wildest, wackiest, most wonderful sports franchises that ever waddled its way across North America. If Penguins fans are not shedding tears of sadness, they are crying for joy or simply laughing so hard they cannot stop. No franchise has survived more near-death experiences than this one, which twice went bankrupt and many times escaped the threat of relocation. In 1975, things were so tough that players had their postgame oranges taken away. Nevertheless, they have persevered. Known across the league as lovable losers for its first 24 years, the team began the climb to the top in the 1990s, winning the Stanley Cup twice in that decade and again in 2009 and 2016. In Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room, sportswriter Joe Starkey takes fans inside the locker rooms, onto the team buses (including the one defenseman Bryan “Bugsy” Watson hijacked), and behind the personalities that have shaped Penguins hockey since 1967.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Pittsburgh Penguins The

Pittsburgh Penguins  The

he Penguins and their fans have become very close over time. During home games, the Pittsburgh crowd has fun with Iceburgh, a huge skating penguin who wears wears wears uniform number 00. He has been entertaining fans in Pittsburgh ...

Author: Mark Stewart

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 9781599536262

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A revised Team Spirit Hockey edition featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos. Table of Contents, Glossary, Timeline, Bibliography of additional resources and Index. Aligns to Common Core State Standards requirements for Reading Informational Text.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

If These Walls Could Talk Pittsburgh Penguins

If These Walls Could Talk  Pittsburgh Penguins

Stories from the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice, Locker Room, and Press Box Phil Bourque, Josh Yohe. intense, pretty thorough. I'm just trying to keep up with the Hall of Famer, after all. It's made me a better broadcaster, a more prepared ...

Author: Phil Bourque

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781641253222

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HAVE BECOME ONE OF THE MOST STORIED FRANCHISES IN NHL HISTORY. Winners of five Stanley Cup championships, the Penguins have hosted generations of stars from Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, all of whom have left an indelible mark on team history. Phil Bourque, who helped earn two of those Stanley Cup victories and who now serves as color commentator alongside Mike Lange for Penguins radio broadcasts, has gotten to witness more than his fair share of that history up close and personal. In If These Walls Could Talk: Pittsburgh Penguins, you'll relive some of that history, from Bourque's memories of training camp with Lemieux to his stories of celebrating with (and having to repair) the Cup. Through singular anecdotes only Bourque can tell about current and past players, coaches, and opponents, this book provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the Penguins' greatest moments, disappointments, and everything in between.
Categories: Travel

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins

Laura Winters. THE PittsburghPenguins Michaela James AV2 provides enriched content that supplements and complements this book. INSIDE Front Cover.

Author: Laura Winters

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 9781489631787

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 949

Did you know that star athletes Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux have both played for the Pittsburgh Penguins? Both athletes played a significant role in helping the Penguins win the Stanley Cup championship—first Lemieux in the early 1990s, and then Crosby in more recent history. Discover more intriguing facts in Pittsburgh Penguins, an Inside the NHL book.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins

Packed with colorful recollections from former players, reporters and team officials, this book tells the complete story of the Penguins' first 25 years, chronicling their often hilarious, sometimes tragic transformation from bumbling ...

Author: Greg Enright

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476681733

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

View: 622

The Pittsburgh Penguins have captured the Stanley Cup five times since 1991--more than any NHL team during the same period. Joining the NHL in 1967 as an expansion team, they waddled their way through years of heavy losses both on and off the ice--bad trades, horrible draft picks, a revolving door of owners, general managers and coaches, and even a bankruptcy. Somehow, they hung on long enough to draft superstar Mario Lemieux in 1984 and eventually claim their first championship, attracting a large fanbase along the way. Packed with colorful recollections from former players, reporters and team officials, this book tells the complete story of the Penguins' first 25 years, chronicling their often hilarious, sometimes tragic transformation from bumbling upstarts to one of hockey's most accomplished franchises.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins had romped past New Jersey four games to one in the opening playoff round , but the Islanders battled them to a 3-3 standoff to bring the series to a seventh and deciding game in Pittsburgh . The Penguins outshot the ...

Author: John Gilbert

Publisher: Creative Company

ISBN: 0886826845

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 783

Describes the origins of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team, and recounts their twenty-five year struggle to win the Stanley Cup, a feat they first accomplished in 1991
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Strategic Sport Management

Strategic Sport Management

... parison-of-los-angeles-galaxy-and-fc-barcelona/ Pittsburgh Penguins FB Fanpage (2018). https://www.facebook.com/penguins/ Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation (2018). http://pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org/program/5050raffie/ Pittsburgh ...

Author: Michal Varmus

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030667337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Sport, and in particular the sporting environment, has undergone significant changes in recent decades. The social significance and commercialization of sport; the use of new technologies and organizational structures; and the involvement of various stakeholders matter more today than ever before. This book addresses the key influence of stakeholders in particular on the activities of sports organizations, taking into account certain territorial differences around the world, but also within Europe. The authors explain the key characteristics of the management of sports organizations as opposed to other organizations. These include the strategic management and setting of long-term goals such as sporting success, sustainable funding, youth training, and community building. The authors present a strategic model for these goals and stakeholders in the context of sport, together with research-based case studies in which the critical factors in the strategic management of successful and unsuccessful sports organizations are identified.
Categories: Business & Economics