Let us start out by stating this: we may be the first to interview legendary Pittsburgh Penguins play-by-play man Mike Lange without mentioning the Jean-Claude Van Damme film Sudden Death in which he and Paul Steigerwald appeared as themselves. We are sorry, but we try not to ask questions that we’ve heard before… so that counts.
From the e-mail exchange and the responses Mr. Lange sent to us, it is 100% certain that he is a class act all the way. Please read this entire thing. If every person we interviewed, and this is nothing against any of our previous guys, put as much detail into these as Mike Lange has done (and previous subjects such as Jack Edwards and Joe Beninati did) we could (and maybe would) publish a book of all of these. Gosh, what wonderful information this is to have as a college student wanting to get into this business. Simply fantastic.
In part one of our discussion he tells us about, after the jump, his entry into the hockey world, Lemieux and Crosby, what he thinks of Randy Moller, and a bunch of other stuff that’ll leave Penguins fans and general puckheads alike smilin’ like a butcher’s dog. We know we were.
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