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NHL can't allow Penguins to leave Pittsburgh

Updated: January 25, 2006, 7:44 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

The revelation this week that a new Pittsburgh arena again is on track, pending the team landing the city's coveted slot-machine casino license, is great news for all of the NHL.

In fact, the Penguins' survival in Pittsburgh is worth betting on.

After all of Mario Lemieux's travails as a major creditor and then the playing owner and CEO, including his dire pronouncements about the future of the franchise as recently as last week, it's heartening to see a concrete proposal ...

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