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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Why the Penguins are Scary Again

You would have been right to hesitate after Mike Sullivan took over to think the Penguins would be a force again.  Starting out 0-4-0 will do that.  It made you wonder how deep the Penguins problems ran.  Chances are this weekend, as well and their six game winning streak, has made you a believer.

How have they become such a force?  Five in-season moves set the stage.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Five Factors for Penguins Playoffs

Evgeni Malkin is out for the rest of the season and that presents some issues for the moribund Pittsburgh Penguins.  A perennial playoff team, suddenly there's a distinct possibility that they may miss out on the post season.  These are the five things that must happen for the Penguins to make the playoffs.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Is a Fleury Trade on the Horizon?

Olli Maatta and the Penguins surprised everyone this morning with a wonderful new contract that will keep him a Penguin for quite a while.  However, for the Penguins it's yet another heavy contract on a team loaded with them.  Is this the first sign of a Marc-Andre Fleury trade to come?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Let's Hear it for John Scott, Human

In sports, people are a commodity.  Trade deadlines, waiver dismissals, and free agency paint the picture of each human as a puzzle piece and an asset that's disposable.  With every comment on social media about a player playing poorly and the sudden need to trade them, the humanity feels a little more lost.

John Scott did his part to remind us of that humanity.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Don't Buy This Penguins Calendar

It's almost February, so malls everywhere see their Calendars and More stores in severe discount.  Calendars as cheap as 75% off are tempting, especially when you see one about the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The 2016 poster, however... I'd avoid that.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Passing the Eye Test

Towards the end of the Mike Johnston era, almost all were unanimous that there needed to be a change.  From casual fans to national media, all knew that something wasn't right and watching the game told you most of what you needed to know.  For a greater impression, you needed to look no farther than Sidney Crosby.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Podcast: Radio:PI- 11/5/15 with Bob Grove

Morning Drive brings you the latest episode of the Radio:PI Podcast Network for easy access.  This morning: Radio:PI