Ok, the real season begins but as you know, I'm a Pens fan not a fan of hockey but also I'm a Steelers fan first. So I didn't even watch the whole game against the Rangers. I caught the end of the game with the score already 3-2. The first thing I noticed was that unlike the pre-season I recognized the players. I missed Max but also Gill and Scuderi. Pens looked pretty good moving the puck and I even saw some strong checks and good D. They looked disciplined. With the way they're playing and how the Stillers have done, well, I could be watching whole games a lot sooner in the season.
In fact I feel more excitement about this team than I do the other Big League team in town. Matt, that has something to do with that fan swagger you mentioned about some other big hockey fan from whom we haven't heard since his Geritol bunch had to eat their own sloppy joe's in game 7. (Come on Fischy, not even a congrats to the kids?
) Anyways, I don't feel the swagger from this Steelers team even though they have 2 Lombardi's to their credit. I lost that during the Cowher era when I was made to realize that even very good teams can lose big games at home. (See Fischy, I understand your silence
It is always good to win after you hoist the Cup banner in your house. We still look a little thin up in those rafters compared to another rust belt team but we have a good chance to paint the ceiling black and gold at the new Consol Center.
Lets go Pens!!!