Following behind previous Pens championship videos, "One From The Heart," and "Against the Odds," is no easy task.
We have watched those two videos at least 350,000 times. And like any great movie or documentary, each time we watch it we see something different.
So, when we sat down to watch the Penguins Championship DVD last night at the Waterfront the bar wasn't high, it was nearly unreachable.
But we have to say, the DVD surpassed a lot of our expectations, and while it will never be as good as the first two, it no question can hold its own.
The NHL gets a lot of flak from everyone, but all we can do is step back and really appreciate the access and overall fantastic look that this DVD gives us.
After the jump, just some random thoughts about the DVD, without giving too much away.
This looks pretty amazing:
Happy 4th of July!
Thanks to everyone for their submissions.
And now, without further ado...
The release of the Stanley Cup Champions DVD is on Tuesday, July 7th.
Kris Letang and Tyler Kennedy will be christening the release.
The price will be $25.00, give or take.
Kris Letang will be Donaldsons Crossroads' Giant Eagle.
4007 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317
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Signing will take place from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Tyler Kennedy will be at Dick's Sporting Goods at the Mall At Robinson.
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Signing will take place from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Note: You HAVE TO buy a DVD to get an autograph.
And you should thank Kennedy for that huge goal in Game 6.
Pens won the Cup.
The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Ruslan Fedotenko to a one-year contract through the 2009-2010 season, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Fedotenko, 30, scored 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists) and ranked second on the team with a plus-18 rating in 65 games with the Penguins this season. It marked the seventh time that he recorded 30-plus points in a single season. He appeared in 24 games for Pittsburgh during the post-season, recording seven goals and 14 points.
Another great job by Shero, and another unselfish move by a veteran player.
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Farewell, Rob Scuderi, and we thank you.
After the jump, a look back at Scuderi's years in Pittsburgh.
Oh, and remember last off-season when everyone said the Pens lost too many key players.
for example, Ryan Malone, Marian Hossa, and Jarkko Ruutu?
The Pens had no chance to win the Cup, said everyone near and far.
We saw how that turned out.
The Penguins have so far lost Hal Gill and Rob Scuderi.
They were both beasts.
But we're not talking about a couple of Bobby Orr's here.
Some people are complaining about Ray Shero.
Remember, when Shero walks to work every morning, he'll look up and see an Atlantic Division banner, two Eastern Conference Champion Banners, and a Stanley Cup banner.
Most people go to work, look up, and see asbestos.
EDIT: From Rob Rossi on Twitter:
Rob Scuderi has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Kings, he confirms via text.
From the P-G:
The Penguins have lost free-agent defenseman Rob Scuderi.
He accepted a contract with Los Angeles today. Terms of the agreement were not announced, but is it believed to be a four-year deal with an annual salary-cap hit of $3.4 million.
The Penguins continue to try to re-sign winger Ruslan Fedotenko, and to have discussions about bringing back winger Petr Sykora.
They also are in the market for a backup goaltender, although restricted free agent John Curry is a candidate to fill that role.
Rob Rossi reports that Los Angeles has offered Scuderi a long-term contract worth over $3 million a season.
The word is that Fedotenko is down to three teams: Pittsburgh, Minnesota and an unknown third team.
In other news, Nik Antropov signed a four-year, $16 million deal with Atlanta.
Mark Recchi is returning to Boston.
He signed a one year deal worth $1 million.