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Monday, December 2, 2019

Today in Penguins History (12/2/25)

While this wasn't necessarily a Penguins historical event, it was historical nonetheless.  On this day in 1925, the first NHL game ever to take place in the city of Pittsburgh happened.  The Pittsburgh Pirates lost in overtime to the New York Americans, 2-1.  Back then, the team played at the old Duquesne Gardens in Oakland (a city neighborhood for those not familiar with the Burgh).  When you don't have the means, you make due.  The Gardens was not an entertainment venue at all, but rather a trolley barn that had been converted to hold about 5,000 people.  

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New Puck Junk Podcast 11-27-19; The One In Which We Discuss Coaching Miscues

So much has been going on in the hockey world, we wouldn't be doing our jobs if we didn't discuss.  Check out the latest Puck Junk Podcast where Sal and I talk about the happenings around the league and the 3 B's...the brewing Bill Peters issue, the Babcock drama, and Bortuzzo's suspension, and all the other goodies you love.

You can check us out at the link below or find us on all the great podcast platforms including iTunesiHeartRadioStitcherPocketCastsCastbox or SoundCloud.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Today In Penguins History (11/26/1991)

"It's A Great Day For Hockey"

1990-91 Pro Set Bob Johnson NHL Coach

That's been a mantra of the Pittsburgh Penguins since "Badger Bob" took the helm behind the bench in the 1990-91 season.  On this (sad) day in Penguins history, Bob Johnson passed away from brain cancer that had gone un-diagnosed until three months earlier when he suffered a brain aneurysm while working with Team USA in preparation for the Canada Cup tournament.  Scotty Bowman took over coaching the team, eventually leading them to their second and consecutive Stanley Cup victory.  But Bob Johnson's legacy would live on in Pittsburgh and the world of hockey forever.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

New Puck Junk Podcast 11/21/19 - "The one in which we discuss the Hockey Hall Of Fame"

Check out the lastest Puck Junk Podcast where Sal and I discuss the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Class.  It's a lengthy discussion that twists and turns and you won't want to miss it.  Tune in on the link below or check us out and subscribe on iTunes.  OR!!! You can now check us out on iHeartRadio, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or Castbox.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Puck Junk Podcast 11/13/19 "The one in which we discuss the Hockey Don"

This weeks episode spends some time on everyone's favorite topic, the Don Cherry Controversy.  Sal and I discuss what happened, the fallout, and our opinions as hockey collectors/fans.  Check out the show, now on iTunes, too.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Puck Junk Podcast 11/7/19 "The one in which we discuss autographs"

This week on the Podcast, Sal and I discuss the dangers of in-person autographs that you don't get yourself as well as many other hockey topics.  Check it out.  Now on iTunes.