Originally written on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 4/18/12

VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 16: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins stretches during the team warm-up prior to NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks on January 16, 2010 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Over the past couple days we've heard a lot of people get really upset about how other fans have "turned on the Pittsburgh Penguins." We've heard Sidney Crosby say that "this is when you lean on your fans the most." We've seen people throw around the "you're not a real fan" card far too often. We've been attacked for not giving enough support to the team as well. We love the Pittsburgh Penguins, just like pretty much everyone who reads this blog. Penguins fans watch the games on TV, they spend money on tickets and jerseys, they read blogs and Twitter feeds about the Penguins, they argue with fans of other teams about who is better and so on and so on. Anyone who gives hours of their life to following a hockey team is a "real fan" regardless of how they act or what anyone else thinks of them. That doesn't mean fans have to be blindly loyal. The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost hockey games before. They've been eliminated from the playoffs before. They been blow...
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