New Super Arena, Same Super Ownership
On the heels of the announcement that the Pittsburgh Penguins would be staying in the Steel city thanks to a new $290 million arena in the works, it was announced today that Mario Lemieux has taken the Penguins off the market, and he and his partners have no plans to sell the team.http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2798887
The man who has been credited with saving hockey in the city of Pittsburgh twice might just have done it for a 3rd time. Whether it be his talent on the ice, his financial support, or his hard-nosed negotiating, Mario Lemieux has been the savior of this franchise since he scored his first goal on his first shot on his first shift against the Boston Bruins so many years ago.
On behalf of New York Rangers fans, fans of a team that while we may not have always agreed with our management’s decisions, never had to worry that our beloved Blueshirts would ever be taken from us due to a lack of financing (like that will ever happen), I would like to congratulate Pittsburgh Penguin fans on the great news that has broken over the past few days. I’m happy for all of you that you’re going to keep not only an NHL team, but the one you currently have, with a future as bright as the sun as long as the salary cap doesn’t break up that team.