[From the "Once a Penguin" Site Archives]
The year was 1985, the date was April 27 and I was four years old and not writing blog posts.
Times in Pittsburgh were tough.
Even though Mario Lemieux was beginning to alter the landscape of hockey in Pittsburgh. Rumours began to circulate around the NHL that teams were interested in the rights to Mario Lemieux.
The Penguins were experiencing a cash crunch, the sharks smelled blood and began circle the igloo.