NHL: Stanley Cup 2008-2009 Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Say Hello to an Old Friend! For the first time in almost 20 years, the Stanley Cup returned to the Steel City. The Penguins are champions again, bringing the Cup back to Pittsburgh for the first time since 1992. The Penguins are led by Sidney Crosby, and a star-studded supporting cast including Conn Smythe winner Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan Staal and rookie coach Dan Byslma, Now you can relive every magical step of their march to the 2009 Stanley Cup, highli... More >>

NHL: Stanley Cup 2008-2009 Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins

5 Responses to “NHL: Stanley Cup 2008-2009 Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins”

  1. Being a Pens fan I was looking forward to the release of the season highlight video. Although all Pens fans will enjoy watching the DVD, the production was poor. Audio mixing was downright awful. There was plenty of good local TV video available that would have made a much better presentation for the segments in the DVD. It appeared as though Warner Brothers may have wanted this to look like a DVD made with film not video tape by slowing the frame rate down. The video quality was mediocre, however. If you are looking for something you would expect from NFL films, you will be disapppointed.

    Nonetheless, for Pens fans it will be enjoyable. Too bad the NHL does not have a better deal with someone other than Warner that could have done a much better job of presenting a great and memorable season.

    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. It’s just like with the Steelers – ya gotta wait for the 2nd release. The first DVD is NEVER the one to buy after a sports championship season.

    The first one is for the SUCKERS who want to quickly savor/revisit the season. One must realize that it takes time to put together a quality

    release. It’ll be out before Christmas. And it will be more than one disc. It has to be – the Pens season was so packed full of interesting stories and dramatic victories.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. Cheryl says:

    My mom, sister and I were really looking forward to this dvd after such a great, roller coaster ride of a playoff run. However, the dvd seemed to be thrown together. The sound is dreadful. The music is so loud and obnoxious, you can barely hear the players and staff during the interviews (which I thought could’ve been done better, as well). It didn’t capture the emotion of the playoffs and key moments like the crowd chanting Fleury’s name before game six of the finals against Detroit were left out completely.

    The parade footage looked like they set up a camera and walked away. There was no sound and no commentary. I know, from watching a local Pittsburgh channel online, that there was a spot for TV crews and there was a lot going on there. I think you can actually see the area from the spot where the abandoned camera was rolling for this dvd.

    It’s like someone who doesn’t even watch hockey made this dvd. I recommend skipping this dud and try to find another one about the 2008-09 Pens. If you have any of the playoffs recorded, go back and rewatch them, it’ll be more entertaining.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. David Jones says:

    I read the reviews prior to asking for this DVD for Christmas 2009 :—-)

    Maybe its actually seeing the DVD 6 months after the season, that allows the joy of this dvd to bring back my memory! Although I agree with previous reviews. But giving the Pens fans more kudos, trying to explain the Penguin comeback season of 2009, firing of the head coach 2 months into season, losing key players in the off season, pens fans still reeling from getting crushed in the 2008 Stanley Cup Championship by the same Red Devils whom we wrestled it from in 2009, is a very difficult thing to present on one single short DVD. Personally I thought this captured the bulk of the season and the difficulties experienced by the Pittsburgh Penguins our 2009 Stanley Cup Champions!! Who can forget the last 6 seconds of game 7! Seemed like 10 minutes/forever to me! 3 shots on goal!

    Congrats to our goalie Flurey who saved us in those moments! OMG, I don’t think I breathed till I saw the pens raise their arms in victory! I thought the DVD captured those moments well!!

    Its a must have DVD for any Pittsburgh Penguin fan (light years better than the Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 Super Bowl DVD!)

    cheers and somebody please save our Pittsburgh Pirates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    David
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. M. Pedneault says:

    The hockey part is good, with interesting interviews and so on… But the shot of the parade is amazingly amateur, incredibly lousy… taken from some guy lost somewhere in the audience, shooting anything, anywhere… NHL is too poor to pay for a REAL official crew to film it and edit it professionally? looks like it… You often see guys going to ANOTHER camera for interviews and stuff…. who the hell was that? Why couldn’t they get official film for this? Obviously betmann is too preoccupied making profits on loser teams in the US to make it worth the fans while… Hopefully, there will be a full series release like they had for the Ducks a couple of years ago, or Detroit, or the Rangers (man, they had the whole conference finals AND the SC Finals…). Skip that “bonus material… it’s crap, except perhaps for the celebration’s interview… that parade… well, I’ve probably done better myself at Disneyland!
    Rating: 3 / 5

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