Penguins' Stanley Cup Parade: Beers, Preds trolling & Kessel signs a baby

Penguins’ Jake Guentzel celebrates with a fan. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The Penguins paraded through the streets of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, bringing out a reported 650,000 fans to celebrate another championship year.


That’s mighty impressive considering these celebrations are nothing new to Penguins fans, yet they still put up better numbers than a year ago when 400,000 fans joined in on the festivities.

The Stanley Cup parade peaked at Chicago’s 2010 celebration when Kris Versteeg dropped a freestyle, but they’re still usually good for a drunken speech or two. Like Patrick Kane and Corey Crawford’s in 2013, or Jonathan Quick’s in 2012.

Things were pretty subdued this year, with Sidney Crosby delivering the key note address. It went exactly as you would expect:

Pittsburgh fans also got one last chance to salute Marc-Andre Murray, which was pretty cool:

Being the stand-up guy that he is, Fleury reciprocated:

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Marc-Andre Fleury signs a hat for a young fan during the team’s Stanley Cup NHL hockey victory parade on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Pittsburgh.(Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
Pittsburgh Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury places a hat on the head of a young fan during the team’s Stanley Cup NHL hockey victory parade on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Pittsburgh.(Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Still, despite the absence of slurred F-bombs plenty of beverages were consumed and everybody went home happy.

Here are some of the standout moments from Wednesday’s victory parade in the City of Champions.

Beers

Justin Schultz, best playoff beard and now the subject of the best parade photo:


Brian Dumoulin pulls a Gronk:


Carl Hagelin and Ian Cole share some suds:


Jake Guentzel with a beauty assist:


Scott Wilson knows the right way to use Twitter:


Sid already thinking about next season:


Everybody loves Phil

Phil Kessel blessed this baby with his signature:


Truly a man of the people:



Best Signs

There were some strong signs throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs this year and Penguins fans kept that trend rolling with some Predators trolling on Wednesday.

Here are the Three Stars:




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