A $6.25 million cap hit for Ryan Smyth scares some people in the Penguins organization but that hasn‚Äôt stopped the Penguins from inquiring about Smyth and others
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 »
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
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.