Student Advisory Board Member
Four months and one day. That is the timeline between when the Penguins hoisted the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in franchise history, to when the puck dropped on their fiftieth anniversary season. Needless to say, it’s a good time to be a Pittsburgh Penguins fan.
Whether you grew up here or are a transplant to the city, it doesn’t matter. You can’t be any prouder than you are right now for your Pittsburgh Penguins.
Pittsburgh fans are weird. One second we’re laughing, the next we’re crying, and after that we’re probably calling into the Fan to say how Fleury needs traded and that Geno’s sudden drop in performance must be due to a secret injury.
It’s unconditional love. From the sympathy pains you get after they crash into the boards and have to be helped off the ice, to knowing you have a date with ROOT Sports every other night.
The players may take the physical brunt, but the fans take the emotional brunt. Every day is something new with hockey, and that is what makes it so special.
Four months and a day. That’s how long the boys had to celebrate, recover and regroup before they began this new season with expectations as high as ever.
At the end of the day, they do all of this for us, the fans. They feed off of our energy. They want to make us proud. Through the wins, the losses, the injuries, the trades, the slumps, and the constant changes, they always have us in mind.
So thank you, Penguins. It’s a pleasure to follow you, cheer for you, and to try to be the “greatest fans in hockey” that we can possibly be.