Early this morning, news broke that the Pittsburgh Penguins had finally filled their GM vacancy, announcing that Jon Hilowitz, a long-time FHL veteran, would take the helm in the Steel City. Despite sustained dominance during the 2010s, culminating with three FNHL Cup appearances and another three President's Trophies as a the league's top regular season team, the sport's ultimate prize has alluded the franchise, something the new GM has vowed to bring home. "The city of Pittsburgh is blessed with some of the most ravenous, diehard hockey fans in the entire world, and it is my mission to bring a championship to this great city once and for all" said Hilowitz, speaking before a packed audience this afternoon. Last season, the Penguins missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2012 season, stumbling to a 30-37-8-7 record. With the team's direction in flux, fans and pundits alike are cautiously optimistic that fresh blood can return the Penguins to prominence, bringing the Cup to a the championship-starved city once and for all.
9/7/2020 - 171 words