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.
The MOST important thing is that they won! But I think HOW they won is significant. They finally played their game! How do you view the series now? Have they taken control? Do the Islanders have another gear, or have they played as well as they possibly can? .If you're Dan Bylsma, do you stay with the exact same lineup? Today we'll talk to ESPN.com hockey analyst Scott Burnside at 12:30, and Rob Rossi of the Trib at 1. Also, I think the Pirates may have found something in Jeff Locke! And at 1:30, Matt Williamson will analyze the drafts of the other AFC North teams.
I wrote this tribute to my mother just a few days after she died 35 years ago. It has special meaning for me, and I hope you will find some meaning for you as well. Happy Mother's Day!
I can still hear her trudging up the basement steps after washing another load of my uniforms for tomorrow's practice or Friday night's game. I can still see her behind the backstop...all the way from Little League through high school. I couldn't see her from the huddle...but I would feel her eyes on me from her seat on the fifty. She was always there.
I remember her at my college graduation...which in itself was a mild upset. I remember seeing the tears of pride in her eyes...and me responding in kind. Maybe it was at that moment I realized it was she who was the guiding force in my life.
I remember seeing her in the hospital...more concerned with her makeup than her recent surgery.
I remember the last time I saw her. Never an outward trace of her pain...and yet she knew she would never see another Mother's Day.
I reached to kiss her...and she kissed me as though it would be for the last time. It was.
Many Mothers Days have come and gone. I still miss her. More now than ever.
If you're sitting by your mother...reach over and hug her and tell her that you love her. I wish I could. Do it now. If you don't...you'll regret it...maybe forever.
Is changing goaltenders enough? What other lineup/line changes would you make? Or is the lineup fine, but their play isn't? Also consider this: The Penguins aren't only playing to win this series, they may also be shaping the future of the franchise. Another loss in Round 1 would clearly reshape the thinking...AND the roster. Today at 12:30, Dan Potash. At 1, Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated, the man who wrote the cover story on Sid. And to top it off...Phil Bourque.