The North Shore Drive Sports Podcast

     

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November 19, 2019 Is Ben Cherington really 'Neal Huntington 2.0?'

Our Pirates insiders discuss the hiring of Ben Cherington as the new general manager, and what owner Bob Nutting meant by his comments on payroll allocation. Plus, they dissect what some interesting quotes from the front office really mean. 

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November 19, 2019 The Mason Rudolph blame game; Should Steelers target Terrelle Pryor?

Our Steelers insiders discuss how much blame Mason Rudolph should get for his role in the brawl with Browns and give their perspective from the press box. Plus, with all the injuries piling up on offense, how can the Steelers score enough to win games? Should they take a look at local product Terrelle Pryor?

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November 14, 2019 How can Penguins survive Sidney Crosby's injury?

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo analyze how Sidney Crosby's extended absence will affect the team over the next six weeks and which players need to step up the most to fill the captain's void. Plus, they look at how the power play has been trending up and give out their Stick Taps of the week.

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November 12, 2019 Minkah Fitzpatrick leads Steelers' defensive resurgence 
Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo discuss the renaissance of the Steelers' defense and how much it can be credited to the trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick. Plus, they discuss what it means to be a franchise quarterback in 2019 and make a prediction for Thursday night's game against the Browns. 
 
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November 06, 2019 Penguins feeling good despite tight losses, injuries

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo analyze the goalies' cold snap, why they like how the team is playing despite some tough losses, and - surprise, surprise - key injuries. They also dive in to the surprising special teams and a gem on the fourth line before handing out their Stick Taps for the week.

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November 06, 2019 Are the Steelers holding Mason Rudolph back?

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo evaluate the Steelers at the halfway point and question whether Mason Rudolph has been the quarterback they expected. They also hand out their midseason MVP award and analyze whether the Steelers should hand out a big contract to Bud Dupree after the season. 

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November 01, 2019 New offensive heroes emerge for Steelers
Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo analyze the quiet trade deadline, their concerns for the running game and red flags raised from the scare against the Dolphins. Plus, they examine how Diontae Johnson could be following JuJu Smith-Schuster's career path and give their predictions for the Colts game. 
 
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October 31, 2019 Will Evgeni Malkin's return change how Penguins play?
Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down the Erik Gudbranson trade and what it means for the team's solid defense, and they give stick taps to the AHL reinforcements who helped the team stay afloat. Plus, they dive deep into Evgeni Malkin's return and what it means for the Penguins' playing style moving forward. 
 
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October 29, 2019 Impressions from meeting with Pirates owner Bob Nutting
Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Nubyjas Wilborn share thoughts from a sit-down interview with owner Bob Nutting and whether they feel the team is headed in the right direction under new leadership. Plus, they discuss the ongoing search for a new GM and manager. 
 
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October 25, 2019 Steelers-Dolphins a must-win game ... or is it a can't-lose?
Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo break down Monday night's matchup with the Dolphins, discuss the realistic playoff chances and look into the future to see if this Pittsburgh defense is trending toward one of the league's best units.
 
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