What have the Pens done with their first NHL pucks? Geno is primed to break out. Sid's little sister blazes her own trail. Seguin returns to Boston. And in a tiny Swiss village, the spirit of Astérix eggs on the local hockey club to the top of the league.
I really enjoyed the latest Empty Netters. What have the Penguins players done with their first-goal pucks? I never knew that Sutter scored his first goal against the Pens (as a Hurricane): Scored at the Mellon Arena. It’s got a Penguins logo on it. I put it over Flower’s shoulder. Got an 'assist' from Brooks Orpik who gave the puck to me and I went in and scored.Chuck Kobasew gave his to a dying friend.
And because we only had two games last night, I went looking for other stories and here's a great one. Ambrì is a tiny, tiny Swiss village (pop. 500) that I only knew existed because I'd see the sign exiting the Gotthard Tunnel (I lived in Switzerland for better part of the 90s). Hockey Club Ambrì-Piotta doubles as the largest employer and the only thing to do aside from heading to the mountains. And they currently sit atop the Swiss League, egged on by the spirit of Astérix. Fun read.
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