Why the Pittsburgh Penguins might be moving to the East Coast (but they’re still a big city)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been the scene of major hockey tournaments for decades, but it’s been a long time since any other major American city has hosted an NHL hockey team.
That changed in the 1970s and 1980s, when the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Penguins, and Washington Capitals made the trek west.
The last team to leave town was the Pittsburgh Pirates, who were acquired in the blockbuster trade that brought Steve Sullivan to Pittsburgh in 1978.
But it’s only been since 2008 that the Penguins have been in Pittsburgh, and it’s not for a good reason.
For starters, the team hasn’t played a full season since 2010-11, and Pittsburgh hasn’t had a winning season since 2008-09.
In fact, Pittsburgh hasn’ played in a postseason game since 2009.
The team also doesn’t have a history of winning.
And while the Penguins’ first Stanley Cup victory was back in 1988, the franchise hasn’t won a playoff series since 2010.
All of this, coupled with a weak local economy and the fact that the team’s name has a long history of being associated with gambling, has caused a bit of a rift between fans and players in the city.
While there are a few things the team can do to try and bring its popularity up, the Penguins don’t have much room to make any major changes, as they’re currently the last team in the NHL to leave.
Still, it seems unlikely that the Pirates will leave anytime soon, as the team still hasn’t confirmed its long-term plans for the team.
The team’s fans are still happy to stay in the big city, though, as a new survey found that the majority of them still consider the city their home.
The survey was conducted by The Wall Street Journal, and the results show that while the Pirates are now considered a bit more distant from Pittsburgh than they were just a few years ago, a majority of fans still consider Pittsburgh to be their hometown.
In addition to the Pittsburgh area, the survey found support for the Penguins to move to the east coast was strong, with 75 percent of respondents in favor of the move.
The poll was conducted online between March 15 and May 12.
The results were weighted by race and ethnicity, and were conducted with a sampling of 2,003 adults from across the United States.
You can read the full results of the poll here.