The Pittsburgh Steelers are all in on Antonio Brown and want to make Brown a “Steeler for life”, GM Kevin Colbert said today via Bob Pompeani of KDKA. The two sides are actively engaged in talks on a new mega deal and there is increasing optimism of a new deal being struck in the next couple weeks.
Latest Pens Buzz [1. 1,000 for Sid?] [2. Jets better than record says] [3. Fehr back in] [4. Sheary back next week?] [5. Guentzel off limits, Sprong in play?] 1,000 Tonight for 87? The Penguins are 43-11-3 all-time vs the Jets franchise with a Goals For/Goals Against differential of 213-145. The Last time the Jets/Thrashers franchise won a game in Pittsburgh was December 27, 2006. The Penguins have won 15 straight vs the Jets in Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby has 15 goals and 32 assists in his career vs the Jets, averaging over 1.55 points per game in his career vs the Jets. Jets a talented hockey club The Penguins will get to see Patrik Laine for the first time this season. No. 1 overall pick Auston Matthews and Laine the No. 2 overall pick, are in the top-5 in goals this season. Laine has an Alexander Ovechkin type release thatRead More »
Latest Penguins Buzz [1. Pens, Sabres talking more than just Kulikov?] [2.Yakupov available for a 6th rounder] [3. Rust Latest] [4. Julien lands massive deal] [5. Fleury drops on trade bait list] Multi-player deal being mulled? Is there more than just a potential rental trade acquisition brewing between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres?
Steelers counting on Green in 2017? The Pittsburgh Steelers are extremely concerned about Ladarius Green’s ability to make it through a season but all signs point to the Steelers not releasing him this off-season as the cap savings would not be more than $2.7 million. Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette said this week the decision is believed to have been made that Green won’t be released. “The decision I believe has been made,” Bouchette said in his weekly chat. “He is on their roster and will remain there.” Green, 26, appeared in just six games, producing 18 catches for 304 yards and 1 touchdown. He is due a $5 million base salary in 2017 with a $6.187 million cap hit. Releasing Green would save the Steelers only $2.625 million against the cap. Art Rooney II a few weeks ago was non-committal on the Steelers keeping Green, saying he has aRead More »
Pirates Rotation already pre-determined? The Pirates have entered spring training with three locks in the rotation, Gerrit Cole, Ivan Nova and Jameson Taillon, while Chad Kuhl has the inside track for the No. 4 rotation spot. Where does Tyler Glasnow fall into the picture? Glasnow will be in the Pirates organization to start the regular season as the team has pulled out of trade talks for Jose Quintana but there’s doubts he’ll be in Pittsburgh when April comes around. Pirate reporter Chris Mack of 937 The Fan wrote yesterday there was no ease dropping of names from Clint Hurdle when discussing the 5th starter. That is likely be design. “There’s no free pass,” Hurdle said of Glasnow via 937 The Fan. “He’s gotta go out and compete and show some improvement in some areas here. We’ve got other guys who are in competition as well. He’s well aware of it,Read More »
Penguins Getting a great season from Evgeni Malkin The Penguins won a Stanley Cup last season with Evgeni Malkin being very pedestrian offensively and with his body breaking down late in seasons, he played with a bad elbow injury last spring and played injured during the 2015 post-season, it was natural that there were questions even during the Penguins playoff run about how many great seasons if any he still had in him set to enter his 30’s. Outside of Pittsburgh, there was chatter among league executives this past summer who were certain that if the Tampa Bay Lightning would have knocked off the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals after going up 3-2, a blow up was going to happen in Pittsburgh and Malkin would have been moved with the Panthers a likely landing spot, others had said Montreal. All of that talk is for nothing now. What theRead More »
Penguins – Rangers Part IV? The New York Rangers pushed their winning streak to six games with a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. With the win, New York, Columbus and Pittsburgh all sit with 75 points entering Tuesday’s action. Throwing out what the point totals might say, what most coaches and scouts all seem to be in agreement of — the Eastern Conference is the Washington Capitals/Pittsburgh Penguins and then everyone else. — Be careful what you wish for: Rangers’ sixth straight win might not be cause to celebrate https://t.co/YXpNzrs9ZX via @nypostsports — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) February 14, 2017 The Rangers best path for a deep playoff run is surely going to be earning the top wild-card and going through the Atlantic. The Penguins internally believe the Rangers pose a slightly tougher matchup this season than last but there’s only one team they worry aboutRead More »
Timmons to retire a Steeler? The Pittsburgh Steelers reached out to Lawrence Timmons agent Drew Rosenhaus last week to establish contact on a new a extension and the two sides spoke again Monday to begin laying the initial groundwork on a potential deal before Timmons is scheduled to become a free agent, Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned. The two sides plan to circle back during the week leading into the combine where negotiations will turn serious, a source says. The Steelers have a history of letting pending UFA’s first hit free agency and see what’s out there first, but will make an attempt to resign Timmons before free agency, the team has decided. Timmons is looking to play for around three more years. He made $8.75 million last season. Indications are the Steelers are preparing to offer a three year deal but will likely look for a front-loaded deal for the first twoRead More »