Jesse, I remember too many bad years with the Pens. The Lemieux years were awesome, but they were beating my team at the time, so no.
Brent... We like you, and we accept you for who you are... Come join us.
In other hockey-related news, I got some nifty free tickets to the Penguin's last pre-season game, and boy what a game! We played Buffalo (who I cannot stand because umpteen Buffalo fans always make the 4 hour drive), and it flip-flopped in score all night. Very cool... Love the drama.
The Pens had a lead going into about 7 left in the 3rd and then let the tying one go at that point. Then, with a scant 28 seconds on the clock, gave up the game-winner...
On the bright side, my gf got the tickets from her place of business. $150 each (but free for us) in the company's private box up high. Best seats I have ever had, very ritzy... I must say, the fat cats live large up there. $150 for pre-season though must mean they would require me to remortgage in the regular season to get a pair. We also got free parking too! Usually $15 for an event, and right next to the arena.
Very cool, and despite the loss and a $7 Coors Lite, I had a great time. First game in 2 years for me, so I told her to try for a pair of regular season ticks if she can.
Oh and Malkin/Crosby looked real sharp, but Sydor was really looking like **** IMO, and directly responsible for 3 of the goals being scored. Frightening thoughts to me since I was really hoping we'd made some good moves. Still, it's pre-season so I'm not paniced... yet.