How is this related to the Penguins besides the fact that he had an opportunity to play in an NHL game against the Pens? The fact that he almost got into it with Sidney Crosby (which we all know is something that is quite rare since Crosby is not a fighter)!!
When I came across the article in globeandmail.com, I found it amusing and decided to do a post on it. Here's my favorite part (quote from DiDomenico):
The thought of Sidney in the penalty box asking (a rookie, no less!) if he "wanted to go" is just priceless!! I don't know why, but I find it amusing (and thought I'd share it with you)!!
He was on the ice for the Penguins tying goal late in the game that Pittsburgh won 5-4, but he exhibited some offensive flair and experienced a late-game run in with Sidney Crosby. The two bumped into each other in the Penguins zone, causing Crosby to cross-check DiDomenico, who returned a slash directed at the Penguins captain.
“He asked me if I wanted to go when we got into the penalty box,” DiDomenico said, laughing. “I guess that will be something to remember.”