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Ladies and gentelman, Terry Frei.
Message to all things Penguin: Make up your minds
What a wonderful column.
I love this graph:
For one thing, with Sidney Crosby on the ice and Evgeni Malkin about to join him front and center, the names on the marquee (if the NHL actually allows star names on the marquee) will be compelling and the entertainment quotient high, regardless of where the franchise ends up.
And this one:
When Badger Bob Johnson, who coached the Mario Lemieux-led Pens to the Stanley Cup, reprised his trademark line, "It's a great day for hockey," he meant in Pittsburgh, too.
But at some point, the indignities pile up and become ridiculous, demeaning and even tiresome.
We're getting dizzy trying to separate the disingenuousness from the sincerity.
And, if you read this blog with any regularity, you agree 100% with this graph:
At some point, and that point is rapidly approaching, if not already past, somebody needs to step in and forcefully say: This is getting silly.
Do yourself a favor and read the entire column.