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CD‚Äôs for Soldiers at the Mall in Robinson Just wanted to mention that 105.9 WXDX is accepting any new /used CD‚Äôs or DVD‚Äôs at the Mall in Robinson today. The CD‚Äôs and DVD‚Äôs will be sent to troops overseas. The Penguins just concluded their practice which began around 11:00 a.m. today. They will depart for Philadelphia this afternoon. The team has been mum on why Kris Letang was a healthy scratch last night. Letang was paired with Ryan Whitney in the morning skate and skated in the pregame warm-ups. The plan going into the pregame skate was for all seven defensemen to skate and then Coach Bylsma would make a decision. When your running an uptempo system why do you scratch one of your best puck moving defensemen? Not like a ton of scouts were in the building last night that could be looking at Hal Gill or Mark Eaton.Read More »

Steelers Franchise LT Max Starks; McFadden a priority?

 

Photo Courtesy of SteelCityHobbies The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the franchise tag on left tackle Max Starks. The move guarantees Starks a salary of $8.451 million. The Steelers are currently in talks with Starks on a long-term deal in the 5 year range. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “The franchise tag placed on Starks was non-exclusive, meaning he is allowed to talk with other NFL teams about a contract.” If Starks were to sign elsewhere, the Steelers would be compensated with two first round picks. The Tribune-Review first reported this afternoon that the Steelers were considering placing the franchise tag on Max Starks or Bryant McFadden A source tells Inside Pittsburgh Sports

Morning Skate Update: Chris Minard in; Thomas out

 

Quick Update from today’s morning skate Chris Minard will return to the lineup and Bill Thomas will be a healthy scratch Lines Dupuis¬†- Crosby – Fedotenko Satan – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Kennedy Minard -¬†Talbot – Godard Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal Game Preview & The Latest Buzz

NFL: Fred Taylor on the Steelers Radar?

 

The Steelers running back depth chart currently has Willie Parker – Rashard Mendenhall – Mewelde Moore on it but Mike Tomlin has made no secret of wanting to have four legitimate running backs on his roster. Case in point, in August the Steelers made a strong attempt to sign Kevin Jones who ended up signing with the Chicago Bears as the Steelers & Bears were his final two teams.