To start the week, I'd like your evaluation of the Steelers draft. I'll certainly give you my thoughts. And speaking of evaluations, Pens :vs: Islanders--your thoughts? You can say it's early...and it is...but you can't discredit what the Pirates are doing. Or can you? Today, Mike Prisuta on the Steelers draft at 12:30. And then the legendary voice of the Penguins, Mike Lange at 1 to talk playoffs. Busy Monday! Talk to you at high noon!
Easy question today: I'd like to hear your thoughts on the Steelers' selecting Jarvis Jones. You'll hear from Jones, Tomlin and Colbert. And what should they look for tonight in Rounds 2 and 3? Today at 12:30, pro football writer Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News will join us to talk about last night's first round. Then at 1:30, our Steelers draft expert Matt Williamson will talk about Jones, and the 1st picks of the division rivals. Does the Pens loss last night cause you to feel a bit uneasy about the playoffs? For me, not necessarily, but it needs to stop NOW! Rob Rossi of the Trib is on at 1.
Tonight, the Steelers will face their moment of truth when they make their 1st pick. YOUR moment of truth is right now. YOU have to make the Steelers 1st selection. Who is it? If you don't want to name names, then go with the position you think is their top priority. At 12:30 we'll ask Gerry Dulac who he thinks the Steelers will select. At 1:30 Dennis Krusos of ProFootballNetwork.com will evaluate some of the players who will come off the board tonight..and the rest of the weekend! At 1:00, the ol 29'er, Phil Bourque will talk Pens. And we won't forget about the Buccos. Their win last night says a lot about this team.
No biggie with loss last night. Glad Sabres are out of the playoff picture, tho. Beat Pens twice this season! Speaking of that, which is the best 1st round matchup for the Penguins? NYI, NYR, Ottawa, Toronto, or Winnipeg? Orpik injured last night...no new information yet. But I think it's time some veteran players get some rest this week! We'll talke to Mike Lange at 1. All of a sudden, Pirate starting pitching is better. A mirage? Rob King joins us at 12:30. Kevin Colbert says this draft is no different than any other? Really? And today is JOTW Day! Vote, voters!
You get to be Dan Bylsma today. And you've got tough decisions to make. Let's assume everyone is healthy for the playoffs. Let's further assume we know who the top 9 forwards are going to be. Let's add a 10th in Jussi Jokinen. Which 2 do you play of the following: Adams, Bennett, Glass, Jeffrey, Kennedy or Vitale? And we can guess the first 5 defensemen. Which 1 of the following do you dress:Bortuzzo, Despres, Eaton or Engelland? I'll see if my choices match up with yours. Steigy talks Pens at 1. The Steelers say they're not expecting any immediate help from their draft picks. Really? If they don't, look for another 8-8! Gerry Dulac today at 12:30 to discuss. And The Rock, John Wehner will talk Buccos at 1:30!