Found July 03, 2012 on
The Last Angry Fan:
It took workers nine months to make the Civic Arena, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ former home affectionately nicknamed “The Igloo,” go from this…
…to this, a big pile of dirt and rubble and emptiness.
Now, no one would be expected to sit through nine months worth of video or photos of each stage of demolition, because really, who has the time or want to undertake such a Herculean and dreadfully boring expedition. But thanks to YouTube user DAYGraphics2012, an enterprising individual who set up a camera to record the daily progress of the dismantling of The Igloo, we have this stunning time-lapse video of the old arena as it goes from usable structure and site of many great sports memories, to a giant expanse of nothingness.
That was amazing, efficient, and altogether sad at the same time.
[H/T to Puck Daddy]
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Via Dave Molinari on Twitter:
Pittsburgh is OFFICIALLY OUT on Zach Parise. He will not be joining the Penguins.
— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) July 4, 2012
If this is true, it will be interesting to see what happens next. The Penguins aren't in a situation where they need to panic and immediately trade for someone now and the free agency market is pretty...
The Pens resigned Defenseman Matt Niskanen to a two-year, $4.3 million deal. He had 4 goals and 17 assists last season in 75 games. He will be one of our main penalty killers now that Michalek is in Phoenix.
Arron Asham signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the New York Rangers over the weekend. The Pens re-signed him last June at a rate of $775,000 for one year of service, but the front office did not offer him anything this offseason. During his two year tenure with the Penguins, he tallied 10 goals and 17 assists.
Asham had previously played for the Islanders, Devils, Canadiens...
The Coyotes took a first step toward filling the offensive void lost through Ray Whitney's departure by signing veteran forward Steve Sullivan to a one-year contract.
Sullivan, 37, had 17 goals, 31 assists and 20 penalty minutes last season in 79 games with Pittsburgh. He ranked sixth on the Penguins in scoring.
Steve is an intelligent player who adds skill to our lineup and...
Arron Asham decided to take his talents and one-game suspension to Broadway yesterday by signing with the Rangers. That left a pretty big hole on the Penguins’ fourth line and Ray Shero filled it with Tanner Glass. It was really the only NHL move Shero made on the opening day of the free agent frenzy.
He’s no Zach Parise, but Glass brings a lot to the table for the Pens now...
Zach Parise. Ryan Suter. Either one would give the Penguins a legit shot a winning another Stanley Cup. And neither one decided to do anything but chill on the couch on the first day of free agency. But that didn’t stop Ray Shero from making a surprising number of moves…for the Baby Pens.
Maybe Shero thought if the Pens missed out on the two biggest names available and failed...
The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing a big role in the Zach Parise Watch. With what is believed to be a 12-year, $96 million offer, the Penguins are attempting to make Parise the richest free agent in the history of Pittsburgh sports. He is fielding offers from the Penguins, New Jersey Devils, Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks. His choice is simple. Parise can go home to Minnesota...
Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July. There is very little that Pittsburgh Penguins star, Evgeni Malkin, can not do. Last season, he won the Art Ross Trophy as the league's scoring champion, the Ted Lindsay Award from the NHLPA members as the NHL's best...
Steve Sullivan is no longer a Pittsburgh Penguin. Via TSN:
The Phoenix Coyotes signed free agent winger Steve Sullivan to a one-year, $1.85 million contract with bonuses on Wednesday. The 37-year-old veteran is coming off a strong season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, having tallied 17 goals and 48 points in 79 games.
This was generally expected for the last little...
The Phoenix Coyotes have signed Steve Sullivan to a one-year contract.
The 37-year-old forward played in 79 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 17 goals and 31 assists and 20 penalty minutes. He scored two goals and had four assists in six playoff games.
Sullivan played six seasons with the Nashville Predators before going...
By the third day of the Parise hostage situation it was becoming clear that the Penguins weren't going to land Zach Parise.
Any disappoint out there is really misplaced arrogance not believing that any player wouldn't want to play in Pittsburgh.
There are two players that deserve 13 year contracts.
One, Sidney Crosby, got his Sunday.
via Pierre LeBrun tweets, Steve Sullivan has agreed to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes
Sullivan deal is worth $1.85 million plus bonuses..