Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Penguins Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Penguins Stories Ever Told


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Meet Jaromir Jagr, Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, the wildest, hockey team in North America. If Penguins fans are not shedding tears of sadness, they are crying for joy or simply laughing so hard they cannot stop.

No franchise has survived more near-death experiences than this one, which twice went bankrupt and many times escaped the threat of relocation. In 1975, things were so tough that players had their postgame oranges taken away.

Nevertheless, they have persevered. Known across the league as lovable losers for its first 24 years, the team began the climb to the top in the 1990s, winning the Stanley Cup twice in that decade and again in 2009 and 2016.

In Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room, sportswriter Joe Starkey takes fans inside the locker rooms, onto the team buses (including the one defenseman Bryan “Bugsy” Watson hijacked), and behind the personalities that have shaped Penguins hockey since 1967.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683580270
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Series: Tales from the Team
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 813,005
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joe Starkey is an afternoon radio host on 93.7 The Fan (CBS Radio) in Pittsburgh and a columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He worked the Penguins beat from 1997 to 2002 and continues to cover the team. He has followed stories ranging from Mario Lemieux’s dramatic comeback to Sidney Crosby’s dramatic arrival to the team’s return to greatness in the 21st century. Starkey grew up in Buffalo, New York, attended graduate school at Duquesne University, and resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, Susan; stepson, Michael; and daughter, Mary Ann.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

1 The Early Years 1

2 On the Brink 29

3 Waiting to Win 57

4 Glory Days 87

5 Highs and Lows 125

6 The Next One 149

7 The Rising 165

8 Back at the Summit 177

9 Hockey Hotbed 191

10 Upheaval 207

11 Stormin' Back 215

12 Champions Again! 227

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