Do We Have A Goaltender Controversy? + Steelers Make Moves

Oddly enough, the Penguins seems to be playing some of their best hockey of the season with just about half of their expected roster on the ice. Injuries continue to pile up, but so do the wins. Matt Murray has been struggling, but Marc-Andre Fleury has been fantastic. It’s just been a weird stretch, but the Pens are playing well, so we’re here to break it all down and give our takes!

Also, the Steelers saw some players go and others sign in Pittsburgh in free agency. Who left? Who are the new names? We break that all down and talk some draft strategy as well. All that, and more, in Episode 231!

Injuries Pile Up for Pens, NHL GM Meetings & NFL Free Agency

It was a wild week for the Penguins, and we start by breaking down the countless injuries that are piling up. How much longer can the team remain successful with so many players out? We also discuss the goaltenders and how Mike Sullivan once again has some difficult decisions to make. While recapping the games from this past week, we also debate what went down in Winnipeg & how players like Tom Sestito should or shouldn’t be used in the NHL. We also touch on the NHL General Manager meetings and give suggestions on how to improve the game. We wrap-up with a recap of NFL free agency frenzy, including some moves by the Steelers.

Evaluating Hainsey, Streit, & the Pens Deadline

New faces in new places! We start the episode by recapping the NHL trade deadline and the moves that Jim Rutherford made to gear the Penguins roster for another playoff run. Were enough moves made? We also judge the small sample size of performances we’ve seen from new defensemen Ron Hainsey and Mark Streit. With the Pens season reaching the important month of March, we discuss what we need to see from the team in order to be best ready for potential playoff matchups. Lastly, we discuss the rumors of potential free agent signings by the Pittsburgh Steelers of Darrelle Revis, Dre Kirkpatrick, and even Brandon Marshall.

Let’s Make a Deal, Pens Creep Toward Trade Deadline

The Penguins haven’t been playing their best hockey lately, and the state of the roster is banged up. With that being the case, we toss around some ideas and scenarios about potential trades and needs of the Penguins as the NHL trade deadline approaches! We also recap the games from last week, Crosby’s 1000th point, and the bizarre coaching carousel in Montreal.

We also touch on some Pirates and Steelers in 223! An extended interview with Bob Nutting and Andrew McCutchen’s Players’ Tribune article were released. Did these affect anyone’s perception on things heading into Spring Training? And the Steelers are focused on re-signing Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Ben Roethlisberger’s successor? Not so much… All that, and more, in Episode 223!

Pens Struggle, More Trade Rumors, & Lawrence Timmons

We’re back with another episode of the Chris and Dan Podcast, and this time around we’re focusing on the Penguins and Steelers! We start off talking about the Penguins’ recent struggles against lesser competition. Injuries definitely played a part, but we break down each of the last three games. We also dive head first into more trade rumors. Marc-Andre Fleury headlines the discussion once again. Then we transition into some Steelers talk, and we focus on whether or not the Steelers should bring back Lawrence Timmons. All that, and more, in Episode 221!

Three Big Pens Wins, Fleury Trade Rumors, & Steelers/Pirates News

The Pens returned from the All-Star break in strong form, winning games against Nashville, Columbus, and St. Louis. We talk a bit about each game and focus on what a win against the Blue Jackets might mean, and whether or not this series is becoming a real rivalry. We also break down Marc-Andre Fleury’s start against the Blues, and discuss more trade rumors involving him and the Dallas Stars.

Before wrapping things up, we also discuss Art Rooney II’s comments on Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, and Martavis Bryant, and then we talk about Clint Hurdle’s announcement of outfield position changes for the Pirates. All that, and more, in Episode 219!

Steelers Beat Chiefs, Move on to AFC Championship!

Sunday night was excruciating, painful, confusing, and in the end, glorious. The Steelers defeated Kansas City, 18-16, thanks to six field goals from the Wizard of Boz, Chris Boswell. And now, it’s on to New England for the AFC Championship game! We break the entire game down — from the offense that couldn’t finish, to the defense that was stellar, to the special teams that was shockingly good — in this episode. Chris thought the game was over in the first quarter. He declared it a Steelers loss in the fourth quarter. Dan, on the other hand, was more optimistic. In the end, we’re both pumped and sit down for a fun hour of Steelers talk! All that, and more, in Episode 212!

Free Peezy; Previewing Steelers-Chiefs

What a weird week. Joey Porter was arrested in the Southside. Ben Roethlisberger was hurt, then he wasn’t. Mike Tomlin tried to answer for both of them. And oh yeah… THERE’S A PLAYOFF GAME THIS WEEKEND! The Steelers head to Kansas City for the divisional round with a trip to the AFC Championship game on the line. Will the Steelers defense be able to contain the Chiefs’ offense? Will we see road Ben, or home Ben? Can special teams do something positive? We debate all of this, preview the other playoff games, make our own predictions, and much more! All ahead in Episode 210!

Pinkies Up, Steelers Beat Dolphins

We’re here to tell you a tale of a Steelers team that was dominant from start to finish. We know, because we watched them live from Heinz Field. On to the second round, as the Steelers beat the Dolphins, 30-12! We break down the offensive, defensive, and special teams while also keying in on some of the big topics coming out of the game. Ben Roethlisberger left in a walking boot — should he have been playing in the fourth quarter? Special teams continues to be underwhelming — what needs to change? James Harrison looked like the Debo of old — what took so long for this defense to blitz like they are now? All of that, and much more, in Episode 208!