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Scuderi Likes The Hockey Passion In Pittsburgh

from Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Hockey interest in Western Pennsylvania might not be quite on the level of, say, Montreal or Toronto -- places where the psychological well-being of an entire region seems linked to the success of its NHL franchise -- but the Penguins fan base has become as passionate as it is large.

"Besides the geographical differences and weather and stuff like that, I think [the Penguins] are a little higher on the food chain here," Scuderi said Tuesday.

"I thought Los Angeles hockey, in terms of the overall scope of the sport, picked up a lot during my four years there, but, overall, it's still lower on the food chain than basketball, and even the Dodgers when they get good.

"It's a little bit different here in Pittsburgh. There's a little more intensity around it, a little more expectation. Sometimes, it's kind of nice to come back to a place where you know it's going to mean a lot from day one, and that the people expect a lot from day one.

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Scuderi likes the passion in Pittsburgh so much that last time he was a UFA he signed to play in Los Angeles instead.

Posted by Primis on 09/04/13 at 10:11 AM ET

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And this time he picked Pittsburgh so what’s your point?

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 09/04/13 at 11:16 AM ET

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