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Blast from the Past

Postby npv708 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:48 pm

Wow, I stumbled across this on and bam. Blast from the past.

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Bonus points for anyone who knows what or where its from without looking it up.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Crankshaft on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:49 pm

It's a roller hockey team. How is this Penguins related?
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Gaucho on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:50 pm

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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:50 pm

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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Gaucho on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:50 pm

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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby slappybrown on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:52 pm

Crankshaft wrote:It's a roller hockey team. How is this Penguins related?


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The idea of the team came from the owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Howard Baldwin. Baldwin purchased franchises in the Continental Indoor Soccer League and Roller Hockey International. The end result was the creation of the Pittsburgh Stingers and the Pittsburgh Phantoms. Both teams would use the Pittsburgh Civic Arena for home games and the most expensive ticket for adults for both new teams will cost $11, the least expensive was $9. Penguins tickets, by comparison, ranged from $30 to $47. The Phantoms were coached by the Penguins’ second all-time scorer at the time, Rick Kehoe and another former Penguin, Warren Young, who split time behind the bench and as a player. The Phantoms also hoped to gain credibility by using Bryan Trottier, a six-time Stanley Cup winner and a crucial member of the Penguins championship teams. The Phantoms also used former NHL’er Alain Lemieux, the older brother of the Penguins' star forward Mario Lemieux. The Phantoms also tapped into the local market and signed forward Jamie Adams, the only hockey player from local Shaler Area High School to have his number retired, played as a left winger on the team. They also signed Marty McDonough and Andy White from Allderdice High School who played goalie and defense, respectively. Injuries, however, limited both of their roles.


There, Pens related.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby npv708 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:53 pm

The Penguins sponsored the Phantoms. The Phantoms played at the Igloo, and included names like Bryan Trottier, Warren Young, and Rick Kehoe.

I think that might count as PR...
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby shmenguin on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:53 pm

I won an intermission contest at one of those games when I was 12. I shot a ball up a ramp and into the goal from the opposite blue line.

The prize was a 2 minute
shopping spree at a supermarket. Got like $500 worth of stuff
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:54 pm

I would just tear apart the beef area.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby shmenguin on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:56 pm

The bulk of the haul was the meat section, with the pepperidge farm section a close 2nd. The guys at the deli were laughing at the way I got the cookies off the shelves.

There's a video of this on VHS somewhere.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Gaucho on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:56 pm

I thought Kevin Constantine had something to do with it, but that was probably something else. Didn't he coach some other local team after he was canned?
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Gaucho on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:57 pm

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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Geezer on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:58 pm

I have a phantoms jacket that I bought at the Beaver County Mall for about $9. It has the logo jacket on it.. They wetre selling off stuff from the Baldwin era. They had a bunch of Russian Pens stuff they were selling; I wish I had bought some. The jacket is an XL unlined nylon type lightweight. I'd give it away for someone who'd pay shipping. It's a little tight for me and will probably end up in a salvation army thrift store when I croak.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby itissteeltime on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:58 pm

Seafood. More expensive and better tasting.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Gaucho on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:58 pm

Hey, Dylan Reese played for the Forge.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:59 pm

itissteeltime wrote:Seafood. More expensive and better tasting.


In Pittsburgh? I'm not buying seafood at a grocery store.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby shmenguin on Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:00 pm

itissteeltime wrote:Seafood. More expensive and better tasting.


I hates fish at that age, and it probably was behind a case.

Oh yeah - it was food only. Couldn't ransack the meds section.

Side note: froggy was supposed to take that shot at the game, but he backed out at the last minute and I took his place.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby itissteeltime on Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:01 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
itissteeltime wrote:Seafood. More expensive and better tasting.


In Pittsburgh? I'm not buying seafood at a grocery store.


haha, really? I've never lived in Pittsburgh so I don't know if thats a thing.

I'm not a huge fish person either. Shrimp, crab, etc.. That's the good stuff.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby shmenguin on Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:02 pm

Other side note: I got booed when I missed my first shot. Take THAT, 12 year old.
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby Geezer on Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:02 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
itissteeltime wrote:Seafood. More expensive and better tasting.


In Pittsburgh? I'm not buying seafood at a grocery store.

Carp from the Allegheney?
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Re: Blast from the Past

Postby columbia on Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:13 pm

I feel like you'd get the most bang for your (free) bucks at the spice rack.
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