Category Archives: Penguins

October 18, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Larouche lucky to still be in step with Penguins

Jim O’Brien: Larouche lucky to still be in step with Penguins By Jim O’Brien, Columnnist, Pittsburgh Business Times Pierre Larouche was one of the greatest scorers in the National Hockey League, as a high-flying forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens.  He scored 50 … Read Article →

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August 15, 2012

John Balawejder on the Pittsburgh Hockey Expo

John Balawejder on the Pittsburgh Hockey Expo: First, can you tell us a bit about the expo. How the idea began and who runs the expo itself? The idea began three years ago. Myself and some fellow collectors of Penguins game worn/used items got together and thought it would be … Read Article →

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July 19, 2012

John Mehno: The Best Pittsburgh Sports Arguments book

John Mehno: First, I know the book has been out a while, but can you tell readers what inspired you to write The Best Pittsburgh Sports Arguments book? I was approached by the publisher, Sourcebooks. They had done books on New York, Chicago and Boston and were expanding the series. … Read Article →

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June 11, 2012

Mike Colligan of TheHockeyWriters.com on the Penguins

Mike Colligan is the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent at TheHockeyWriters.com and a business of hockey analyst at Forbes SportsMoney. First, how important is it to the franchise and city to be able to host the draft this year? Having the ability to host events like the Draft, Frozen Four (in 2013), … Read Article →

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May 25, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Recalling a strange story in hockey history

Jim O’Brien: Recalling a strange story in hockey history Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien It was one of the strangest stories I encountered in my career as a journalist.  I never knew the full story.   I still don’t.  No one does.  No one really wanted me … Read Article →

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April 23, 2012

Jim O’Brien: It ain’t over till it’s over

O’Brien: It ain’t over till it’s over Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien It was possible.  I did not give up hope for the Penguins after they lost the first three games in their best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series with the Philadelphia Flyers.          If you have … Read Article →

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April 16, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Penguins Defenseless Against Flyers’ Attack

O’Brien: Penguins defenseless against Flyers’ attack Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien        Eddie Johnston had just watched the Pittsburgh Penguins get pummeled by 8-4 in the third game of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.   It was the Pens’ third consecutive loss to the Flyers … Read Article →

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March 16, 2012

Derek Schooley, RMU Hockey Coach

Derek Schooley, RMU Hockey Coach: First, can you let readers know a bit about your coaching career – how you got started in coaching?   When I was playing my coach in junior hockey, Frank Serratore always mentioned to me that I would be a good coach as I had a … Read Article →

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March 11, 2012

Pensblog

Pensblog: First, can you let readers know about The PensBlog – what inspired the idea and how you developed your unique approach in your coverage of the penguins? Honestly, we started blogging because there was basically no coverage of the Penguins back in 2006. We wanted to get info out … Read Article →

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March 08, 2012

Virginia Montanez – That’s Church Blog

Virginia Montanez – That’s Church Blog: First, can you tell readers about your blog That’s Church – what you cover, what inspired you to start the blog and what readers should expect in 2012? I started my blog on a whim, really. Back in 2006, I just wanted a place … Read Article →

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