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TheGerbil

Penguins are staying

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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07072/769032-85.stm

A deal has been reached, and the Pens will be staying here! I can't tell you how relieved I am. I know sports teams move all the time, but I do think it tends to look bad for whatever city loses out. I'm glad we won't have to deal with that. And of course I am very happy that we're keeping our Penguins!

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Admittedly, I was pretty confident throughout this whole ordeal - I know how those kind of bargining/negotiating sessions can go. Onorato moves further forward in his political career; Ravenstahl might now win an election...

Penguins fans can finally breathe easy.

Kansas City can woo the Predators...and go to hell

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Even though I don't live in the 'burgh anymore, I'm VERY glad the Pens and the government were able to hammer out a deal that will keep them there for another 30 years!

Let the NHL expand organically. Don't cannibalize the sport anymore than it already has. (Read: Hartford, Calgary, Winnipeg and Minnesota)

And a super thanks to Super Mario for hanging in there! I know the fans will support you all the way until we are hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup again!!!

LET'S GO PENS!!!

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I've never watched a hockey game... but even I have Penguins Fever... perhaps I should go sometime

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Even though I'd like to see a reincarnation of the Whalers, nice to see Pittsburgh keeps its team. If anything, hockey needs to remain in strong, loyal markets up in the north. There are far less deserving places in the country which have NHL franchises, and Kansas City and Las Vegas are among those places.

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I don't believe Hartford was ever mentioned as a relocation possibility in this entire process.... at least not since that businessman from Hartford dropped his bid to buy the team way back when. But certainly not in the post-casino announcement.

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I really don't know how much into the city had in the deal and to be honest, when he speaks I don't see any depth of knowledge.

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I don't believe Hartford was ever mentioned as a relocation possibility in this entire process.... at least not since that businessman from Hartford dropped his bid to buy the team way back when. But certainly not in the post-casino announcement.

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Maybe not in Pittsburgh, but here in Hartford there's at least an article a week about some NHL team and a possibility of a move here.

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Congrats!!! You guys where more fortunate than we were in Hartford.

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Well, I'd like to see yinz get one back. Fire up the "Brass Bonanza"!

Thanks again for Cup #1!

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4,000 playoff tickets sold in 13 minutes. of course this isn't a groundbreaking development, but I think it's a nice thing for the team and the fans.

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^^^No surprise.

More testimony that the Pens have been a "strong two" in this region to the Steelers for well over a few decades now.

New building on it's way, a fan base that never left, The 'Next One' already here, Lord Stanley's eventual return...?

Let's Go Pens!

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Roughly 18,500 seats with wide lanes and comfort, broad concourses with open-ended views of the arena floor and an encompassing glass atrium with a 'showcase' of the downtown = Another "jewel" for Pittsburgh.

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