2016CHAMPS

Mike Asti and Nick Case wrap up the memorable year that was for the Penguins.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are the 2016 Stanley Cup champions. Keep repeating that to yourself and smiling. After an asinine roller coaster of a season for the ages, the Penguins have managed to bring Lord Stanley back to Pittsburgh.

Just how did this team, out of the playoff race mid-season, win the 4th Stanley Cup in franchise history? Where do they go from here? Can they repeat? What does the short off-season hold? What is Fleury’s future? How wide is the window to win more titles during the Crosby/Malkin era? Did Kessel get screwed out of the Conn Smythe? Mike and Nick also put this year in proper perspective and compare where this team ranks among the other 3 Penguin Stanley Cup winners.

Another season of radio gold is in the books on the PensInitiative airwaves and the Radio: PI Podcast Network!

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Mike Asti
Pittsburgh, PA born and raised, Mike J. Asti has spent many years in multiple aspects of multi-media journalism. Mike started at West Virginia University's college radio station, WWVU-FM (U92) in Morgantown, WV. There, he covered several sports and held a leadership position as host of the station's sports talk show, The Sportspage (2008-2010). His tenure as host is one of the most decorated in station history. Professionally, Mike has maintained a position as a member of the Champs Sports Network. At Champs, Mike covers Western Pennsylvania high school athletics and beyond. He is one of the lead on-air analysts and color commentators on the network. Also, Mike has spent time as a multi-media journalist for Robert Morris University, highlighted by serving as the main color analyst for the Robert Morris women's basketball team. Asti currently is the lead host on the radio side of the credentialed PensInitiative.com and PittsburghSportsInitiative.com. Mike regularly contributes to distinguished media outlets, including WPXI-TV (reporter), TribLive Radio (analyst), and the West Virginia MetroNews Hotline (analyst). You can hear Mike as one half of the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show podcast, a member of the Pittsburgh Podcast Network. Those close to Mike brand him as being a magnet to what's asinine, which has sparked another moniker, the "Ayatollah of Asinine." No matter what you call him, Mike J. Asti's brash attitude, witty sarcasm, immense knowledge, and charismatic arrogance (yes, that exists) complete a unique style. Pro wrestling fans will understand better than anyone: Asti considers himself a "heel." He may garner hate, but hate is still a reaction. Polarizing, yes. Boring, never. Conquering, always.