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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Readers have the chance to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the wildest, wackiest, most wonderful sports franchises that ever waddled its way across 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 once more in 2009. 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613214107
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 11/06/2013
Series: Tales from the Team Series
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,143,172
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(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 Post-Gazette. He worked the Penguins beat for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 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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Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Penguins Stories Ever Told 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book
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