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Welcome to the Pittsburgh Penguins 2022-23 season. The 55th season for the franchise. This year starts after a bitter Game 7 loss to the division rivals the NY Rangers, losing a 3-1 series lead in the series and only having Tristan Jarry for 1 game…

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The regular season is upon us... and if you're a Pittsburgh Penguins fan... it's hockey time!  Here are 7 facts about the Penguins that you should know if you're really a fan. The Penguins Original Colors Were Blue & White In solidarity…

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Oct. 2, 2022

Pickett's Charge?

Finally.  Kenny Pickett is the Steeler's quarterback.   Don't say you weren't waiting for it.  Don't say you didn't wish for it.  Don't say you weren't saying a prayer to the Kennywood Gods since draft day.   You w…

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Coming into this season, Steelers Nation had hoped for an elite defense. T.J. Watt, Minkah Fitzpatrick's extension and a bevy of free agent signings (Miles Jack, Levi Wallace, et.al) not only made for the highest paid defense in the NFL... it led to…

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As we head into the Labor Day weekend, across the country millions of rabid fans are anxiously awaiting the 2022 NFL season, and debating who will win, lose, make the playoffs, get cut, injured or even worse... jailed.    That's today's N…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers traded with the Denver Broncos for outside linebacker Malik Reed, an undrafted 4th year player.  Reed started only 8 games his rookie season and has started 13 games the last 2... with 5 sacks last year.  He has fla…

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In a word, no.  And I could leave it there.  Easily.  What do we know about the Steelers heading into the 2022 season?  Here are 5 things I am sure of: 1.  The Steelers Will Live or Die with the O-Line In a word, offensive…

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Yes... it's still preseason.   Yes... it looks like Mitch Trubisky is still the #1 QB on the roster.  But not because of his accomplishments.  Trubisky was under constant pressure in the series he played... having to avoid multip…

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Aug. 20, 2022

Dennis The Menace?

“You talk about a no name lineup!”... heard on NESN as Bligh Madris (#66), a 2017 9th round pick sporting a .180 average for the Pirates, takes a called strike at PNC Park this past Tuesday. Dennis Eckersley is having a conversation with…

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