Lovejoy: Nothing but good memories of the 'Burgh
Q: Did you feel like you got a fair shake in Pittsburgh, or did you feel like every mistake here could be your last? There was always a perception that you were on thin ice during your time here.
A: I was absolutely given a fair shake in Pittsburgh. I was an undrafted free agent out of college who signed an AHL contract, on this contract I could not be called up to play in the NHL. I worked my way up with lots of help from everyone in the entire organization. It was a team effort. Pittsburgh taught me how to play hockey and turned me into the player I am today. I am forever grateful to how I was treated.
Q: Will you look back on your time in Pittsburgh in a favorable way?
A: Every single day.
Q: What's Bruce Boudreau been like to deal with? He came across as quite an entertaining guy while with the Washington Capitals during the filming of 24/7.
A: He has been great so far. Extremely fun to play for, and really lets players play to their strengths.
Q: Teemu Selanne is a living legend and still going strong. How cool is it to play with him?
A: My prized possession as a 10-year-old was an Upper Deck Teemu Selanne rookie card. It was worth $4.40, and was by my most valuable hockey card. It's been pretty cool.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Penguins’ Perron returning to form
- Occupying playoff spot on Thanksgiving good harbinger for Penguins
- Penguins notebook: Cole more at ease facing former team
- Hard-hitting Penguins veteran winger Kunitz is last of a dying breed
- Starkey: Farewell to NHL fighting
- For ex-Penguin Martin, different city, same story
- Penguins notebook: Optional practice yields unusual defensemen demographic
- Penguins’ Crosby, Avalanche’s MacKinnon share special friendship
- Dumoulin-Lovejoy combo emerges as Penguins’ go-to defensive tandem
- Malkin, Crosby come through as Penguins hold on for win
- Penguins notebook: New NHL bye week sits well with Crosby