UPDATED: Our Penguins are better than your whatever

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:

And Saturday night and Sunday morning they saw a few of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who followed the Habs into the same hotel for a Sunday matinee against the Sabres.

“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!

(from @PensKnittngLady on Twitter)

Rock it to the fullest, Iceburgh!

UPDATE: Check out the scarf for Little Iceburgh too! THE CUTE!

(h/t Matt P.)


  1. PA Girl in VA
    February 27, 2012 10:31 am

    Funny thing, though, is Hal Gil is also a former Hab. He was traded to Nashville the other day :)

    The Pens ROCK!

  2. SteelCityMagnolia
    February 27, 2012 10:49 am

    This makes me smile! Our Pens are a really classy bunch of guys!

  3. George
    February 27, 2012 1:28 pm

    The Pens players, coaches and management are quite the bunch of good humans!

  4. Kevin
    February 27, 2012 2:01 pm

    From top to bottom the Penguins organization (Wilkes Barre included) is one of the best run, classiest, fan friendly operations in professional sports. Very easy to be a fan of this team and be proud of how they operate. They are not only good, but a group of good guys as well. No wonder they are disliked by the Philly and Washington fans. They don’t have a clue.

    • Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
      February 28, 2012 9:57 am

      I agree that of the Pittsburgh professional teams, they Pens do it better. The organization doesn’t have a monopoly on it, though. The Hershey Bears – a Capitals affiliate – are right up there with the Penguins as far as being fan friendly. I’m on my second stint in Central PA and during my first go-round, the Bears were not as friendly and accomodating to fans when they were an Avalanche affiliate.