Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Right: Flyers will be staring down the barrel of a loaded gun tonight.

Above: Most people are unaware how tough Penguin gangs can be.

Above Top: Penguins fans are tired of hearing how the Flyers plan on playing a physical series. Above: Unidentified Flyer falls to a sword-bearing Penguin. Penguins can be very dangerous...especially during the playoffs.

The Pittsburgh Pirates (4-3) go up against the anemic Houston Astros (1-6) tonight on the North Shore, while at the same time the Penguins take on their hated rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers over at Mellon Arena.

It should be interesting to see how many fans attend the early season baseball game in cool clammy weather as opposed to those watching the expected Bloods vs Crips matchup in the first round of the NHL Playoffs.

To once again accomodate their loyal fan base, the most fan-friendly franchise among all the major sports leagues is going to once again provide a giant screen in front of the arena for those fans who couldn't get tickets. Last year the Pens had thousands watching the games outside, a true credit to the organization's level of committment to their fans.
One thing is for certain: The Penguins certainly won't be fearing the Philadelphia Flyers. My prediction: Pens in 5.

Above: You'll see signs like these all around Mellon Arena.