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A Great Day for Hockey Talk is a Pittsburgh Penguins podcast hosted by Paul Steigerwald with a new episode featuring a special guest debuting bi-weekly during the season.

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A Great Day for Hockey Talk is a Pittsburgh Penguins podcast hosted by Paul Steigerwald with a new episode featuring a special guest debuting bi-weekly during the season.

    Episode 16: The Miracle on Ice

    Episode 16: The Miracle on Ice

    Do you believe in miracles?

    February 22nd, 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the “Miracle On Ice”, when the US Olympic Hockey Team delivered what Sports Illustrated declared the “Greatest Moment of the 20th Century” by upsetting the heavily favored Soviets with a  thrilling 4-3 victory on the way to a gold medal.
    The Penguins have good reason to celebrate this anniversary with pride, having a deeper and longer connection to the Miracle On Ice team than any other NHL Franchise. In this edition of GDFHT, Paul Steigerwald sits down with three men who played significant roles on the team, Craig Patrick, Mike Eruzione, and Mark Johnson. He also talks with the man who provided color analysis on the ABC telecast throughout the teams incredible run, Ken Dryden.

    • 24 Min.
    Episode 15: The Resiliency of the Penguins

    Episode 15: The Resiliency of the Penguins

    In the latest edition of GDFHT Paul Steigerwald presents a narrative account of how the Penguins have forged an identity of resilience dating all the way back to the early nineties. He reached out to players past and present and sought the perspective of a veteran hockey journalist to tell the story.

    • 25 Min.
    Episode 14: Bob Berry

    Episode 14: Bob Berry

    Bob Berry was Mario Lemieux‘s very first coach in the National Hockey League. He was hired on June 4, 1984, just five days before Mario was drafted first overall in Montreal. He made his mark as a player in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings as a two-time All-Star in the early '70s. He coached the Kings for three years before being hired to coach the team he grew up following, the Montréal Canadiens, in 1981. After a 3- year stint with the Canadiens, Berry was hired to coach the Penguins by GM Eddie Johnston. In this episode of GDFHT, he talks about his time behind the Penguins bench from 1984 to 1987.

    • 29 Min.
    Episode 13: John Buccigross

    Episode 13: John Buccigross

    On this episode of A Great Day for Hockey talk Paul Steigerwald is joined by John Buccigross, the voice of college hockey on ESPN. He is funny, passionate,  knowledgeable, opinionated , an excellent writer and an engaging public speaker. John grew up following the Penguins, listening to games and watching the local sports teams and sportscasters. At a young age, “Bucci “ told his friends he would someday be on ESPN , and he made it. John Buccigross is one of the finest hockey play by play announcers in the world and hoping to call many NHL games in the years to come. In the meantime, he will continue to excel as the voice of college hockey on ESPN. 

    • 32 Min.
    Episode 12: Darius Kasparaitis

    Episode 12: Darius Kasparaitis

    We figured Darius Kasparaitis would be an entertaining guest but little did we know! The funny and engaging former Penguins defenseman practically reached folk hero status during his six seasons in the black and gold uniform.

    • 37 Min.
    Episode 11: Mike "Doc" Emrick

    Episode 11: Mike "Doc" Emrick

    What makes a Hall Of Fame Broadcaster? First and foremost, passion. Years of dedication and excellence. And a special voice quality that separates him from all the rest. In this episode of A Great Day for Hockey Talk, Paul Steigerwald sits down with Mike “Doc” Emrick, the voice of hockey in America.

    • 31 Min.

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