Pittsburgh Penguins Essay

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Pittsburgh Penguins ENG3C A Formal Analysis of Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins was founded in 1967 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Penguins played in the Civic Arena from the time of their inception through the end of the 2009–10 season. They moved into their new arena, Consol Energy Center, to begin the 2010–11 NHL season. They have qualified for four Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Stanley Cup three times in their history in 1991, 1992, and 2009. The following report will analysis Pittsburgh Penguins by discussing, History, Statistics, Hall of Fame, Rivals and Charity Events. Table of Contents Introduction | Page 1 | History | Page 2 | Statistics | Page 3 | Hall Of Fame | Page 4 | Rivals | Page 5 | Charity Events | Page 6 | Conclusion | Page 7 | Glossary | Page 8 | Appendix | Page 9 | Works Cited | Page 10 | History ------------------------------------------------- Before the Penguins, Pittsburgh had been the home of the NHL's Pirates from 1925 to 1932. In the spring of 1965, Jack McGregor (state senator) from Kittanning, began a campaign to bring an NHL team back to Pittsburgh. The Penguins joined the NHL in 1967. The new franchise recorded seven consecutive losing seasons from 1967-68 to 1973-74. Beginning with the 1974-75 season, Marc Boileau’s first year as the team’s coach. The Penguins assembled one of the league’s best offenses in 1975-76, with right wing Jean Provonost and centers Syl Apps and Pierre LaRouche. However, from 1979-80 to 1986-87 Pittsburgh registered eight consecutive losing records and changed head coaches four times. In 1984, after finishing with the worst record in the league, the Penguins were awarded the top pick in the NHL draft. They selected

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