TIOPS DAILY BUZZ *RUMBLINGS, MUSINGS, OPINIONS* PIRATES/MLB Russell Martin getting a deal that the Pirates would have no interest in matching was inevitable and on the surface, going five years was something the Pirates, Cubs and Dodgers were likely smart not to do. However, let’s not act like the Pirates couldn’t afford Martin. They could.
TIOPS MORNING BUZZ: FRIDAY EDITION *Rumblings, Musings, Opinions* — Penguins GM Jim Rutherford remains determined to add another scoring winger but unless he can move a salary and to this point Rutherford is only interested in hockey trades not salary dumps, per rival executives, the Penguins remain hamstring to make impact additions and will have
TIOPS MORNING BUZZ: THURSDAY EDITION PENGUINS/NHL — The Toronto Maple Leafs whooped the Boston Bruins 6-1 last night and have won six of eight games going into Friday’s contest vs the Penguins. There might not be a more under-appreciated player in the league than Phil Kessel. Few guys come around who can score coming down
TIOPS DAILY BUZZ *Rumblings, Musings, Opinions* 1. Marc Andre Fleury’s 4 year, $23 million extension today was far from a surprise. Momentum was moving in the direction of the Penguins committing another long-term contract to Fleury in recent weeks and once word leaked of Allan Walsh meeting with Penguins officials last weekend, it was only