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4/08/2010

THURSDAY AT THE POLLS: MELLON ARENA EDITION



As you know, tonight is the final regular season hockey game at Mellon Arena. It's been well-documented that ticket prices have gone through the roof a long time ago, and the players' radio tour the last few weeks [audio of all] has managed to rekindle even more great memories (sidenote I learned from these interviews: Jean Pronovost is a school bus driver?)

So with that as the backdrop, it's time for the weekly poll questions. For this week, a very loyal longtime reader who now resides in the state of California submitted the questions, and I promised him that I would use them. I'll show the first question below, and the rest will be found after the hated "jump", so as not to clog up the front page.





















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10 comments:

Someone Somewhere said...

Where is Frank Pietrangelo???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIYCMxBANnA

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

3 of those should probably be 100%.

Sorry Sid, you are amazing and I would take you second over anybody else. But Mario was the greatest hockey player and most dominant athlete I have ever seen in my life.

And anybody would take Steiggy over Lange probably picked Howard Baldwin over Lemieux as a better owner.......

godohoky said...

I agree with someone, its "The Save". Also This is the only hockey city that would take any coach over Scotty Bowman (9 Stanley Cups), Im not saying I dont love Badger Bob just its freakin Scotty Bowman. I think alot of us forget just how good John Cullen was he was the leagues leading scorer when he was traded for Hall of Famer Ron Francis. The tough guy section really surprises me Laraque gets alot of love for no reason. Great Poll questions

P.O. said...

half of the people voting probably said ... "who??" ... to a lot of the options... for enforcer, no Oliwa?!? That guy was Dolph Lundgren on skates!!!

johnny said...

@godohoky,

Agreed on the surprising results of the Scotty Bowman category. If the question were "Best College Coach" then I suppose I would go with Badger, but Scotty took 3 different franchises to the Cup over the course of his career. Maybe some of the voters just have such an aversion to the Red Wings that they hold his success in Detroit against him?

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

No Kaspar. Unbeweaveable

Jason Marianna said...

I want to meet the 4.7% that voted for Stiegy.

Bill said...

Jim McKenzie 0.0%

Joe said...

Steigy must be stuffing the ballot box for himself to have as high of a percentage as he does.

Steve said...

Sorry, The best "Pens" coach was Bob Johnson. He gave that team direction, got them over the hump and gave them the confidence to reach the next step. Of course Bowman was a great coach, everyone knows that, but he was simply stepping into an existing situation that even an average coach could have had success with. At that point in the Pens history, even Edzo could have gotten that team to the Cup Finals and probably by doing exactly what Bowman did...by staying out of the way. On the flip side, I also believe Johnson wouldn't have stood by and let the over-confident team of '93 take one in the A from the Islanders either. He Probably would have used some brilliant analogy or metaphor that he was know for to get them refocused and pointed in the right direction.