With all of the Super Bowl XLV hype that we're all going to get swamped with over the next two weeks, and everything that means for Pittsburgh sports fans, it's easy to forget what's going on with the Penguins: Sidney Crosby's concussion symptoms persist, Evgeni Malkin's still out, and the team is doing everything it can to find offense in other places while riding their stud goalie through an interminably rough patch. With the NHL All-Star Game days away and the league debating headshots and their effects, who better to have on to talk about everything going on in the world of hockey than the guy who holds just about every record in the book: The Great One, Wayne Gretzky.

Will I tell him how I was taught to hate him as a little kid because he wasn't Mario Lemieux? Maybe. Will he tell me & Rick Tocchet what he really thinks about Crosby, concussions, hockey in nontraditional markets, and the state of the game as a whole on the eve of his 50th birthday?

Posted in Pittsburgh Penguins