Though it is a gloomy morning here in Pittsburgh, with flood warnings around every corner, it is FRIDAY!
The never ending work week is finally at its conclusion and the weekend is upon us. So while you are preparing for your weekend activities: St. Patty’s Parades, car washings, hanging with friends, why not settle in for your morning links!
First up today is Dave Molinari’s game recap from the Post Gazette. He points out all of the evidence that seemingly point to a Penguins victory, only to slap us down with new of their loss. There were definitely moments in the game in which they looked completely dominant, unfortunately they weren’t able to beat youngster Jason Peters often enough and they fell 4-3 in overtime.
The highlight of this notebook piece by the Tribune Review’s Rob Rossi is is a blurb on the fact that Matt Cooke thinks that the GMs are headed in the right direction with their discussions and decisions regarding head shots.
The AP breaks down the Jekyll and Hyde aspect of the New Jersey Devils. It has gotten to the point where you just do not know which Devils team will actually show up from one night to the next. They had an amazing start, have been in a tailspin as of late, but still show signs of being one of the best. This will be an interesting stretch drive…
The Record in New Jersey says that goaltender Marty Brodeur knows that the Penguins are sick of losing to the Devils this season. Though I think we all know this, Brodeur picked up this tidbit from spending so much time with Sidney Crosby and Marc Andre Fleury as part of Team Canada.
The Boston Herald is calling for some retribution when the Penguins head in for their match-up with the Bruins this coming Thursday. Steve Buckley says that the all-time greats from the “Big Bad Bruins” deserve nothing less than some payback.
The WEEI Sports Radio Network in Boston has a blog. They were able to catch up with Marc Savard’s mother, quoting her as saying, “I really thought he was dead…” B’s GM Peter Chiarelli says the loss of Savard is devastating.
Sports Law expert Roger Abrams pens this piece for the Huffington Post that speaks to the hypocrisy that he sees in the NHL. He is bracing for ugliness next Thursday and blames the NHL for the lack of disciplinary action against Matt Cooke.
The Wendell August Forge, who lost their historic building that was built in 1932 to a fire, will have a new building soon. They are working in a temporary location right now literally hammering out a huge job for the Pittsburgh Penguins…20,000 metal images of the ticket to the final home game at Mellon Arena this year.