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Fumanta Bianca – Kostopoulos is Back

You may delay, but time will not. – Benjamin Franklin

Someone forgot to tell Tom Kostopoulos.

The Penguins captain confirmed Monday morning that he is coming back for a 19th season of professional hockey.

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

These lyrics rattled around in my head when the Penguins went out in five games to the Providence Bruins in five games as I wondered, we all wondered, whether this was the last of Tom Kostopoulos as a Penguin. If you recognize those lyrics, leave the name of the song and artist in the comment section.

That someone to show the way is Kostopoulos, who still clearly has the desire to play another season and who deeply wants a long playoff run to the Calder Cup, something which has eluded Kostopoulos and Penguins faithful to date.

Haven’t gotten to the Offseason Moves List yet, something which will go up at the end of Pittsburgh’s playoff run, but it’s good to know that Kostopoulos’ name won’t have to be on the list of players not yet confirmed on returning.

Oh, and for extra, extra credit, if you know the meaning of the headline, leave that in the comment section as well.

6 responses to “Fumanta Bianca – Kostopoulos is Back

  1. Jim Goers May 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

    White Smoke

  2. Dave martuscelli May 10, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Time..Pink Floyd