Randy Moss to the Steelers ?????

 

A very good legitimate website www.blackandgoldinsider.com has reported that numerous plublished reports have linked Randy Moss’ name in trade talks between the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is believed that Oakland is in disscussions with the Steelers, Patriots and Ravens. Moss has stated for weeks that he wouldn’t mind getting out of Oakland and the past few days there’s has been rumblings in the bay area that something big could be on the verge out of Oakland. Malkin Update: Evgeni Malkin has been cleared to play and is expected to be in the lineup Wendesday night as the Penguins take on the New Jersey Devils

Mystery Group Cancels Nhl Bid to bring team to Hamilton

 

Penguin fans don’t fret about a move to Hamilton because it will not be happening now.Here is a article from a hamilton newspaper in canada Article by by Andrew Dreschelof the Hamilton Spectator Hamilton’s thin NHL hopes just got skeletal.The group that purchased exclusive rights to bring an NHL team to Copps Coliseum is terminating its agreement with the city.The move comes just days after billionaire Jim Balsillie, co-chief executive officer of Research in Motion, makers of BlackBerry, signed an agreement to buy the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins.Though Balsillie has previously denied it and more recently evaded the question, it’s widely believed he is also the money man behind the tight-lipped group that first sewed up leasing rights to Copps in 2004. The group, called HHC Acquisition, paid the city $50,000 in July to extend those exclusivity rights for another six months.The sudden cancellation of the agreement suggests Balsillie is tryingRead More »

Pittsburgh 6 – Rangers 5

 

Sidney Crosby was at it again scoring with 3.3 seconds left in the third period to give the Penguins a rare road win against the New York Rangers. Crosby recorded 1 goal and 3 assists but his late game heroics were the difference. With the Penguins on the power play and the game looking like it was going to overtime Crosby threw a puck to the net that bounced off defenseman Aaron Wards foot and in the back of the net. Penguins improve to 2-1 with the win. Rookies Eric Staal and Kris Letang each recorded their first NHL career goals. Ryan Whitney scored 2 goals with Quellet and Crosby netting 1 each. Marc Andre-Fleury faced 44 shots and allowed goals to Jagr, Matt Cullen, Adam Hall, Michael Nylander and Brendan Shannahan. It’s doesn’t look like a great nites work on paper but Fleury didn’t have much of a chanceRead More »

Daily Quickie

 

A win or a loss in week 1 doesn’t tell your season but here are a few things I have learned from week 1. The Baltimore Ravens are back. The Ravens trounced the Bucs 27-0 and their defense looked fabulous. Baltimore’s “D” is not what it use to be but they still have so many playmakers in Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Chris McAlister to name a few. The addition of McNair finally gives them stability at quarterback and on Sunday he managed the game perfectly. Most importantly the Ravens offense had Zero turnovers and Jamal Lewis ran the ball effectively, controlled the clock. I know it’s early but this Ravens team reminds me a lot of the Steelers 2001 team that went 13-3. A team with a quarterback whose job is to be efficient, not turn the ball over and a running game that has the ability to grind outRead More »

 

The Steelers have signed Najeh Davinport which begs the question; What about Duce?? This move obviously shows that the Steelers don’t have any plans to give Duce Staley a shot at replacing Jerome Bettis due to his lackluster training camp. The issue i have with the Staley situation is if their not going to play him then why didn’t they cut him before Thursday nights game against Miami. Regardless if Duce sits on the bench all season or is released the Steelers are on the hook for Staleys 1.5 million salary. Before the Steelers jump the gun and hand the goaline job to Davinport; Staley should be given one last shot and see the field Monday night against the Jags. What will Davinport bring to the table?Najeh Davinport is a talented back but i do not know if he is the answer. There’s a reason the guy was passed upRead More »

A seller for the 14th straight season

 

Did the Pirates give up on Oliver Perez too early? The trade deadline has past and the Pirates were one of the busiest teams out there. Despite being the busiest team they were a seller which is an usual theme this time of the year Here are the moves as follows.. 1.First baseman Sean Casey was dealt to the Detroit Tigers for minor-league pitcher Brian Rogers, who was 3-2 with a 2.39 ERA in 37 appearances at Class AA Erie. Casey goes from worst to first and it couldn’t have happened to a better guy. The addition of Casey is a solid move for the Tigers who are running away in the American League. 2.Left-handed starting pitcher Oliver Perez and right-handed reliever Roberto Hernandez were sent to the New York Mets for outfielder Xavier Nady, who batted .264 with 15 doubles, 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 75 gamesRead More »

Thursday morning edition

 

Mark Madden of ESPN radio 1250 is reporting that Bill Cowher is seeking 8 million per season as the Rooneys and Cowher are working on a extension. Negotiations are a bit different this time around as Cowher has the leverage in negotiations compared to past seasons when he was awarded a extension after a 6-10 season in 03. Is Cowher really worth the 8 million per and can anyone picture the Rooneys dishing that kind of money to a head coach? That issue is unclear as of right now. Cowher is a top 5 head coach in the National Football League but he still has some work to do to be regarded as a great coach. Rumors have been swirling for months that Cowher is considering retirement but I don’t buy it. I just see the retirement ploy as bargaining power to put pressure on the Rooneys to change theirRead More »

Tuesday Morning Edition

 

Tiger Woods captured his 11th major and this one along with his first the 97 Masters was his sweetest. Tiger missed the cut at the U.S. Open following his fathers death but from day 1 he was determined at the British Open to win this one for his Pops. Tiger showed his dominance throughout the weekend but Saturday’s outing i was most impressed with his game. Sergio Garcia and a few others stormed the leader board and was on Tigers heels the whole day. Tiger never panicked and made great shot after great shot but his composure was significant. He never gets rattled despite shooting only 1 under par he still had a one stroke leading heading into Sunday. When Tiger has a one stroke lead going into the final day they might as well say it’s a 10 stroke lead. The intimidation factor is so vital and that aloneRead More »

Recchi returns to Pittsburgh

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Mark Recchi to a 1 year 2.28 million deal. The 38 year old forward recorded 57 points in 63 games with the Pens before getting sent to the Hurricanes where he recorded 7 pts in 20 games. It took Recchi some time adjusting to Carolina’s up tempo style compared to the Penguins laid back do what you want style. During Carolina’s Stanley Cup run Recchi was a key contributor netting 7 goals and 9 assists while playing wing on the top line. Depaoli’s take: The addition of Mark Recchi comes as now surprise since the writing has been on the wall since day 1 of free agency. Recchi can still produce 25-30 goals a season and is a solid player on the ice but off ice issues with the younger players including Crosby is something that must be resolved. Crosby and Recchi had their runRead More »

Close but no cigar just yet

 

What the Penguins new Arena may look like The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the verge of being sold to a Hamilton based group who would have moved the team to Hamilton if IOC doesn’t win the license but the Hamilton group has backed out citing there is no way this team will be moving. The other slot license hopefuls Harrahs and Don Barden have agreed to pay 7.5 million a year for 30 yrs if one of them wins and because of that the NHL has said it would have not approved the sale to the Hamilton based group because of their intentions to move the team in IOC doesn’t win. So in the end the Hamilton group backed out and the news can’t be any better for the city of Pittsburgh. Plan B still has few loopholes because some aspects of it are not written in stone but withRead More »