Saturday, February 22, 2014

Team report: Pittsburgh Penguins

Any time the Pittsburgh Penguins come to town, I have the hardest time getting ramped up for hounding the squad. Sure, the team is loaded with superstars. But, that's the problem. It's teams like the Penguins that bring people out of the woodwork.

I have no issues with the Hockey Bay regulars coming out in full force. It's teams like this that often create a reunion-like atmosphere, allowing us to catch up. But, when you get people who show up only for teams like this, decked out in their new hats and sweaters (tags still attached), that my mission goes from scoring autographs to simply getting in the way.

Thankfully, Colin was able to snag a handful of Pittsburgh players -- seven to be specific -- on his team sheet, so the morning-only session wasn't a complete loss. Among those who signed were Marc-Andre Fleury and Pascal Dupuis.

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