This has been some of the most boring hockey we’ve witnessed in a long time. Nevertheless, we’re here to talk about it. In this episode, we break down Games 1 & 2 and talk about the adjustments Mike Sullivan and staff have made. We also look at the Phil Kessel viral bench moment and discuss how stupid narrative is in hockey this time of year. In closing things out, we talk the impact of injuries and look ahead to Games 3 & 4 in Ottawa. All that, and more, in Episode 244!
Since we last talked about the Penguins-Capitals series, all was well. The Pens were up 3 games to 1, and looked to be on their way to wrapping things up easily. Well…that didn’t happen. Washington forced a Game 7 in such fashion that made most fans think the end was near. Then Marc-Andre Fleury stood tall, role players cashed in, and the Pens played their best game of the playoffs to win, 2-0, in Game 7 and move on to face Ottawa in the Eastern Conference Final. Less than 24 hours from Game 7’s finish, we got together to discuss everything: Game 7, the entire series, Fleury, Mike Sullivan, where the Capitals go from here, previewing Ottawa … This episode was a blast! Hope you enjoy!
We jumped on to record right after the Penguins beat Washington, 3-2, in Game 4. Join us to revel in the win as we discuss the game, the Crosby-Niskanen incident, and how things look with the Pens up 3-1!
It was an exciting and storyline-filled weekend for Pittsburgh sports, and we’re here to recap it all! Starting with the Pens taking games 1 and 2 in Washington, we look back at how these games developed and the huge advantage the Pens have coming back to Pittsburgh. We then take a look at the NFL Draft and the wild moves of Round 1, along with each of the Steelers’ draft picks, including hometown favorite and Pitt great James Conner. All this, and much more in Episode 241!
The Penguins beat Columbus in 5 games. Washington defeated Toronto in 6. Now, it’s time to move on to the second round and relive this matchup for the second straight year. Who should be favorites heading into this series? Will the added rest help or hurt the Pens? Can Washington finally break through against Pittsburgh? We preview this series and talk about what we see as points of importance.
Before wrapping things up, we also touch on Starling Marte’s suspension, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2017 schedule release, and who the Steelers should take in this weekend’s NFL Draft. All that, and more, in Episode 240!
Everything is set for the Penguins’ defense of the Stanley Cup. We’re here to start prepping for a (hopefully) long playoff run! First, we talk about the injury news to Kris Letang and discuss the impact that will have on the team, as well as how much is affects our own confidence heading into the playoffs. Then we move on to the first-round matchup against Columbus. What will the Penguins need to do to win this series? What can Columbus do to cause an upset? What’s the confidence level in Matt Murray right now? We debate all this, and more, in Episode 237!
It’s as slow as it gets when it comes to talking about Pitt, but we soldier on… Quarterbacks seemed to be the hot topic coming out of the last week of Spring Ball, so we talk Pitt’s starter, and the competition behind him. We also talk about some QB recruiting news as well. Then, it’s on to our listener question of the week, which really throws us for a loop in a “would you rather situation.” All that, and more, in Episode 236!
The Penguins have been going through a tough time — losing streak, injured players, etc. We’re just hopeful they’ll come out of it by the playoffs. We dive into the week that was in Penguins hockey and try to predict where they’ll finish come season’s end. Will the injured players all return? Is there a first-round matchup that could knock off the Capitals? Also, why isn’t anyone talking about the NHL concussion lawsuit? The league continues to look like a train wreck, and we’ve got to talk about it.
We also dig into the Pirates and give our 2017 predictions. We predict the Bucs’ 2017 win total. Also, will Andrew McCutchen will be on the team in September? What will it take to call this season a success? If you could eliminate games to make the regular season more exciting, what number of games would you pick? By the end of this episode, Chris and Dan are on complete opposite ends of the spectrum.
Pitt lost another player — this time Cameron Johnson — to transfer. Where do we go from here? What are we supposed to think about Kevin Stallings and Pitt basketball? Are things ever going to improve? We debate. We also take a look at spring football practice and talk about injuries to Chris Clark and Damar Hamlin and analyze the potential impact of these losses. All that, and more, in Episode 234!
It’s mostly Pens talk in Episode 233, as we discuss the most frequent, yet least fun topic to talk about: Penguins injuries. We break down the current state of the roster ahead of Sunday’s game against Philadelphia. Then we talk about whether or not the Penguins will be healthy come playoff time, and if the organization is trying to ensure they’ll be close to full health by the first round. The Pens, Capitals and Blue Jackets are battling for playoff position. We try and predict the finish and also discuss whether or not we like the current playoff format.
Then it’s time to move into Steelers talk, as we discuss the signings of Tyson Alualu, Coty Sensabaugh, and Knile Davis. Lastly, Jung-Ho Kang may not even play for the Pirates this season. Do you want him back? We debate that and much more in Episode 233!