We probably--no, definitely--spend too much time worrying about line combinations. Could change on the 2nd shift of the game. But what's the rationale behind moving Iginla off of Sid's line, and putting him on Malkin's left wing? Speaking of Iggy, of the 4 players acquired at the trade deadline, who, in your opinion, has been the most valuable? Rob Rossi talks Pens at 1. Another very good outing by Francisco Liriano. One of our regular listeners suggest this group of Pirate pitchers may be the best since the Jim Leyland teams of the early 90"s. Think about it. Maybe he's right. And Matt Williamson will talk Steelers and NFL at 1:30, Game 2 tonight, Game On for Savran on Sports!
I'll be the first to admit I'm surprised at how well the Pirates are playing. A season high 6 games over .500! Did you expect this or are you surprised/shocked by it? I know most will say, yes, but it won't last. I understand the skepticism. But I'm thinking if this starting pitching stays as good as it's been, it just might last the entire summer. Big start for Liriano tonight.
You always want to be physical in the playoffs, but how much do you want to get involved if Ottawa wants to continue gooning it up? If it puts the Pens on the power play, isn't it worth it? Today, hockey writer Jesse Spector of The Sporting News to discuss Caps conspiracy theories. The ol 29'er Phil Bourque joins me at 1, and author Frank Garland is on at 1:30 to discuss his new book about Willie Stargell
They started Game 1, Round 1 with a shutout, and yet I think the Pens were more impressive last night! I also think that if Ottawa wants to goon it up, if the Penguins make them pay on the power play, one of 2 things will happen: The Sens either change their attitude, or they get dispatched easily. Their choice. That having been said, 6 penalty kills is way too many. Please, let me have your thoughts on Game 1 and the series. We'll hear from several Pens today, plus Rob King of Root Sports at 12:30, and Seth Rohrabaugh of the Post-Gazette's Empty Netters Blog at 1:30. And even if it did take 12 innings, a win over Milwaukee is still a win over Milwaukee!! And, it's JOTW Day. VOTE!
It's official...Vokoun starting tonight. But as good as he's been, no goalie, him or Fleury, can save this team if they don't tighten things up. I've got some thoughts on where the Penguins need to be much better than they were against the Islanders in order to beat Ottawa. We'll get Steigy's thoughts at 1, and I'd like your opinion also. Can you believe what happened to Toronto last night? Or better yet, what they did to themselves? Unbelievable!
I suppose you can understand the Pirates reasoning in sending Jordy Mercer down, but that doesn't make it right. Kent Tekulve joins us at 1:30. And Gerry Dulac will talk Steelers plus Tiger/Sergio hair pull at 12:30
I think we can all agree that Ottawa is a better team than the Islanders....but since styles make the match, are they a better matchup for the Penguins? If you're Dan Bylsma, do you make any lineup changes for the series...primarily in goal?
Very quietly, the Pirates starting pitching has been startlingly good! Can it continue? So Tiger and Sergio have words. Is that necessarily a bad thing? Today, Mike Prisuta at 12:30 and Mike Lange at 1.