This is not a post about the playing, which, HOT LIKE HELLFIRE (This goal is absolutely Mario-esque. Chills!), but this is a post about the players, which, HOT LIKE HELLFIRE.
Hiya, Sexhair and Sexgoal. Do you want a self-united card?
The first part of this Montreal Gazette article is about how awesome former Penguin Hal Gill is, which is cool in its own right, but the SECOND half of this article is about our Penguins being our Penguins, that is to say, above and beyond reproach:
“Would you believe that (Penguins head coach) Dan Bylsma took more interest in us and where we were from and what we were doing in Buffalo than anyone else?” Merson wrote. “A really nice guy.”
Merson bought a Penguins jersey in Buffalo as a gift for his 7-year-old son, William, a few players stopping to sign it.
“The best one was from Pascal Dupuis,” he said. “I had given my Sharpie (marker) to a kid who was waiting at the players’ bus and I went to get my car.
“Then I saw Pascal in front of the hotel and asked him to sign the jersey, but all I had was an ink pen. I ran back to the bus to get my Sharpie, but by the time I returned, Pascal had gone into the lobby and found one to use.
“Seeing (some players) walk past kids like they don’t exist, then seeing someone like Pascal who makes the effort for the fans, really puts things into perspective.”
Talk about a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Also, speaking of the Pens, The Knitting Lady used enough yard to run a strand down 17 football fields and knitted this 11-foot scarf for Iceburgh and presented it to him at a recent game!
Rock it to the fullest, Iceburgh!
UPDATE: Check out the scarf for Little Iceburgh too! THE CUTE!
(h/t Matt P.)