Love Your Game

So far, this is my favorite commercial of the season. It’s all about the love of the game. I don’t care what team or player or league we’re talking about. I just love the game.

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Game Night: Pens vs Flyers

During the regular season, there’s nothing better than Pens vs Flyer games. If you don’t think it’s the best rivalry in hockey, then you might as well just leave this blog right now. I know it’s not Original Six, but the hatred is real and strong. You can feel it in the air, and you can see it as soon as both teams hit the ice.

I don’t like anything about the Flyers. They are just filthy, greasy, dirty goons. And don’t even get me started on their fans.

flyers

It doesn’t matter where you come from or where you end up — if you wear the orange and black at any give point in your career, I’m not going to like you. That goes for you too, Talbot. Sorry, superstar.

With that being said, I’m not going to pretend that we haven’t choked a time or two because we let those filthy Flyers wind us up during rivalry games. It’s so easy for us to lose our cool with them and start playing Philly hockey. We never win when that happens. Tonight I’m so happy to see us playing our kind of hockey out there.

LET’S GO PENS.

Are you ready?

This time tomorrow I will be enjoying the end of the first Penguins regular season game!  It feels like ages since they last laced up their skates. And now that several other teams have already started playing, I’m just getting jealous. I’m ready for my team to be back on the ice, too.

As a Pittsburgh hockey fan living in Cleveland for the time being, I have my fair share of hockey viewing issues. Luckily, a fellow Penguins fan at work lives just down the road from a bar that gets all the regional networks. We’ll be enjoying dinner and potentially some Yuengling with a group of friends tomorrow night. I hope this Cleveland bar is ready for some Pittsburgh pride.

It’s going to be an interesting start to the season with today’s announcement that Vokoun is out for 3-6 months and Neal is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Not to mention that Letang is on IR. I know we have a long season ahead of us, but I’m hoping we can start off with a bang. And I have high hopes that Fleury will come out with something to prove. Despite the talk surrounding his recent performance, he is and always will be my goalie. 

Have you watched a game yet? Who are you pulling for?

Pittsburgh Penguins, Consol Energy Center

Are you ready? (Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America)