Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Say 'Goodbye' to Alyonka

I wasn't aware of this until a few days ago, but it looks like the star of The Penguins Show and the girl who brought us video of her cooking with Malkin is leaving the Penguins organization. I, for one, am a little saddened by the news and, to be honest, I was a little leary of her when she first came onto the scene. At that time, I didn't realize her hockey background, but after seeing her over and over again at the games we'd go to at the Igloo and watching a few of her shows on PensTV, I can say that she won me over!!

I follow her on Twitter as well as Facebook, so I thought it was odd that she would mention her being at home or with her family long after Christmas vacation and then the last game we went to, she wasn't there (it was only Katie O'), so it made me curious to know what was going on. So I watched her YouTube video diary that she posted on January 7th. I'm posting it here in case some of you have been wondering and are interested in knowing the story like I was (no "juicy details" or anything like that, but at least you get it from her and a little bit of the 'why').

I really wish her the best. She brought a lot of good to Pittsburgh, especially with the Penguins organization (as far as programming and getting us "behind the scenes" of the team) which I genuinely appreciate. I know alot of fans, not just me, will miss her smiling face and awesome personality (you can tell just how genuine she is!).


4 comments:

aBurghGirl said...

:-( I like you was wary of her at first Stephanie, but she did win me over...

I wish her the best.

Jane said...

aww I'm so sad. :'(. I really liked Alyonka. I'm going to miss her. I hope she does well in her next journey.

Do you think it'll just be Katie now, or will they bring on someone else?

Katie said...

Awe yeah I will miss her too. She and I have tweeted back and fourth quite a bit and she's been nothing but a sweetheart. Even gave me advice on a guy that I like. lol. She's a very nice girl and is truly a hockey girl at heart.

M said...

i feel the same way you did. i didnt like her very much when i first realized she was with the penguins organization. but after i started watching her youtube videos shes grew on me too. i wish her the best!