IT'S A HOCKEY NIGHT IN PITTSBURGH
The 2019-2020 Season Begins Tonight!
It's one of the best days of the year here in the 'Burgh...Hockey is back! The beginning of each season we discuss our favorite storylines and what we are looking forward to. In this newsletter, we are discussing a preview of the season, the Penguins' new understanding surrounding their concept of talent, the business behind the Pens making them one of the top ten markets for ticket sales, and the best role model the city of Pittsburgh so desperately needs at this point of our city's tumultuous sports scene.
WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THE 19-20 SEASON?
"Phil Kessel is out, and Alex Galchenyuk is in. Do  Sidney Crosby  & Co. have another Stanley Cup run in them? And what further tweaks will GM Jim Rutherford make to the roster? Here's everything you need to know about the  Penguins  heading into the 2019-20 NHL season."



NOT ABOUT SKILL ANYMORE
Winning in NHL is no longer a talent show. Less talented teams can win when they buy into the team philosophy. “That’s how you win nowadays. It’s not necessarily about who has the most skill anymore,” said Penguins goalie Matt Murray. “It’s who is going to play the best team game and not beat yourself. Force the other team to beat you if you’re going to lose.” “That’s the biggest lesson we can take from last year,” Murray concluded.

PENGUINS ARE ONE OF THE MOST IN DEMAND TEAMS


The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most in demand teams in the National Hockey League. StubHub ranks the Pens in the top ten for ticket sales.

PITTSBURGH SPORTS' BEST ROLE MODEL
Another day, another honor for Sidney Crosby before regular season hockey tips off in 2019.
Recently, these accolades have come in the form of ESPN praising his  past and  present  greatness or retail entities announcing that his  jerseys  and  merchandise  are still the most popular sellers in the NHL. This one, however, is probably a lot more personal for the Penguins’ star. On Friday, Rimouski Oceanic — Crosby’s QMJHL team — will retire his No. 87 jersey during a game against the Sherbrooke Phoenix. His will be only the sixth jersey Oceanic has ever raised to its rafters.

In 2019, when public scrutiny is so prevalent, it is refreshing to see a worldwide star in the sport of hockey be such a good person off the ice. Social media has ruined stars’ reputations, but Crosby continues to be a positive person and have heartwarming stories posted year after year. The city of Pittsburgh has a star who does whatever he can to be a role model for everyone and he has been embraced by the city and should be embraced even more.