Good afternoon. Welcome to the Trib Total Media All-Time Team Zone. We are all excited to announce the All-Time Team. These are all players that played for the Penguins and gave their all for the city of Pittsburgh and for the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s nice to be able to tribute this guys in this unique way. These are all touch screens that are interactive. There are a couple of different ways that you can do a Hall of Fame. This is a rather unique way. Instead of having cases of artifacts, we think this is more consistent with our fan base, our brand and what the Penguins and Trib Total Media wanted to present in this wonderful new venue.
|Penguins president David Morehouse announces the Trib Total Media All-Time Team on Friday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Center. |
When you walk up to the screens, they are like giant iPods. You can touch them and see statistics, highlights, photos and bios of each of these players. To my left we have three Stanley Cups – which are also interactive. You can touch the screen and spin the Cup around. You can zoom in and look at different names. Pierre (Larouche) can see his name on the Cup. The Penguins’ Cups – you can press the screen and the highlights and a bio of that team that won that Cup – will come up on the screen. We also have great memories in Penguins history on the other side of the Stanley Cups. That is also an interactive touch screen. You can see highlights of some of the great moments in history.
You will notice that one of the members of our All-Time Team, Pierre Larouche, is here today. Welcome Pierre. Congratulations and thank you for everything that you have done for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
We really think our fans, especially the kids, will appreciate this display. We would like to thank our partner – one of the founding partners of CONSOL Energy Center – Trib Total Media. I would like to introduce and thank Ralph Martin, the CEO of Trib Total Media.
Following his introduction of the All-Time Team, Morehouse took questions from the media in attendance at the Trib Total Media Gate.On whether fans can visit the Trib Total Media All-Time Team Zone on non-game days:
Yes, this will be open during regular business hours. People can come in and enjoy the Trib Total Media Zone. On how the All-Time Team was selected:
The names were actually voted on by the fans. The Tribune Review ran a contest and the fans voted for the players. These are the results. No active players were eligible. It is only for players who have retired. This is a pretty good team. I don’t know if we would have enough pucks for them.