Penguins honor Dan Rooney with moment of silence, helmet decal

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After the Pirates and Steelers made Pittsburgh the City of Champions in 1979-80, the Penguins changed their uniform colors, binding the city’s three major sports teams together with the same black and gold look. That bond still exists, strong as ever, as demonstrated by the gesture from the Penguins before Friday night’s playoff win over Columbus.

The Penguins honored the late Dan Rooney before the game with a moment of silence. The players also wore a decal on their helmets that paid tribute to the patriarch of all Pittsburgh sports, a mantle he inherited from his late father, Art Sr.

The tributes won’t be ending with the Penguins. The Pitt Panthers have replaced the logo on the right side of their helmets with the Steelers logo for the Saturday’s spring game, in honor of Mr. Rooney.

11 responses to “Penguins honor Dan Rooney with moment of silence, helmet decal

  1. If this was the reverse, and the Steelers wanted to honor the Penguins owner with a decal, Roger would be “Oh no, that is against our policy.”

  2. Hats off to the Penguins. What really sucks about this is that if the Steelers had tried to do the same for Mario Lemieux or some other great Pittsburgh sports legend, the NFL would have said no. God forbid that a sticker the size of a quarter be used to “defile” a piece of equipment. What a bunch of brain dead tools reside in the offices on Park Avenue.

  3. No one can touch NHL playoff games for excitement. If you never experienced and able to go to a game, go. If you can’t go they have games on everyday on NBCSN

  4. Never watched hockey until a couple years ago. Brothers like me waren’t exposed to it as kids where I am from. So i checked out a couple Blackhawks series a couple years back when they were really dominating and let me say, NHL playoffs are crazy exciting. You can’t leave your seat. It’s wild. I’m pissed it took 30 years for me to “get it”. Don’t sleep on hockey. It is fast, violent, and the stick skill is something you’d really appreciate after only a couple min in.

  5. eatme2259 says:
    Apr 15, 2017 9:27 AM
    No one can touch NHL playoff games for excitement. If you never experienced and able to go to a game, go. If you can’t go they have games on everyday on NBCSN

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    Fastest game on two feet, and no it’s not up for debate.

  6. QCsteel55 says:
    Apr 15, 2017 10:49 AM

    Never watched hockey until a couple years ago. Brothers like me waren’t exposed to it as kids where I am from. So i checked out a couple Blackhawks series a couple years back when they were really dominating and let me say, NHL playoffs are crazy exciting. You can’t leave your seat. It’s wild. I’m pissed it took 30 years for me to “get it”. Don’t sleep on hockey. It is fast, violent, and the stick skill is something you’d really appreciate after only a couple min in.
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    Good to hear, the sport is for everyone regardless of creed or color. In Pittsburgh Tomlin and a lot of the other Steelers are regulars at Pens games.

    TV doesn’t do justice to the game, seeing it live it might be the most amazing sports spectacle of all. Have you been to any games in person?

  7. I love the NHL and people that bash it just sound uninformed. BTW, Gary Bettman is tool just like Goodel however at least the Pens won’t be fined for this. If the NFL went away tomorrow I wouldn’t miss it as long as the NHL is still around.

  8. ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Apr 15, 2017 12:51 PM

    TV doesn’t do justice to the game, seeing it live it might be the most amazing sports spectacle of all.

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    You are part of the game when you see it live. If you never been to a hockey game put it on your sports bucket list. Go Wild!

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