Sweater Ted has an interesting story about Billy Tibbetts’ quick demise and departure from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
So with that background in mind, consider this folk-lore urban legend…
The story dates from one of Tibbetts’ stints with the Penguins, sometime in 2001 or 2002. Billy was often getting called up or re-assigned to the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. The stress, excessive travel and uncertain day-to-day future of being a bubble player was starting to wear on the temperamental man so he was beginning to snap at those around him.
Intriguing read. I thought they cut him because he sucked.