Taking a quick look at every player who has suited up for both the Pens and Dallas Stars since their move to Dallas. Didn't use anything but our memory for this list while looking at Dallas' all-time roster. We just became Pens fans last week. Hopefully didn't miss any. First up:
STTTTTUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. Even though he did a bunch for the Pens (had 17G-30G-20G) during his three-year stay in the late '90s, first thing when we think of him is this goal in Game 5 of the Pens 2001 series against the Sabres. What a devastating moment this was at the time. Still get that sinking feeling watching it. Gary Thorne = chills.
JOHAN HEDBERG WTF
What a rush it was during that 2001 playoff run.
Probably played the best net of his career in Games 6 and 7 of this series.
We remember being pissed at Kevin Hatcher for some reason.
We've already had visions of a Dallas-Pens Cup Final. Alex Goligoski will score some huge goal.
Solid defenseman for the Pens during the 2009 Cup run. Scored the GWG in Game 1 against Carolina.
Any excuse to show this:
James Neal is James Neal
Matt Niskanen is Matt Niskanen.
We always loved Tugnutt. Pens' financial woes meant Tugnutt had to go.
On the ice for Talbot's last-minute goal in Game 5 against the Wings.
THE OTHER GUYS
And here's the rest of the guys who either didn't really generate a lot of solid memories or we mentioned them in the San Jose post.
Mike Needham — Clutch in the '91-'92 playoffs