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August 08, 2020 Penguins wrap-up: Championship windows, No. 1 pick dreams and goalie questions

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo discuss the stunning series loss to the Canadiens and look ahead to an important offseason. Did Matt Murray play his final game as a Penguin? Will they get the No. 1 pick as a consolation prize? And which big names could be moved as they look to win another Stanley Cup with Sidney Crosby?

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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August 07, 2020 All eyes on Ben Roethlisberger’s recovery from ‘unique injury’

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo discuss Ben Roethlisberger's recovery from his elbow injury and whether there are concerns about a lack of arm power in training camp. Plus, the team did not have any players opt out of the season as the veteran core makes a final push for a Super Bowl.

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
August 06, 2020 What changes can Penguins make to save their season?

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo discuss the team's collapse in Game 3 against the Canadiens, pushing them to the brink of elimination. Who is most to blame for the stunning loss, and will it result in a new lineup? Plus, is it time to pull the trigger on a goalie change?

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  
August 05, 2020 Are Pirates officially entering tank mode?

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak discuss the horrid start to the 2020 season and wonder if it's officially time to stop worrying about wins and start focusing on the future. Plus, has Derek Shelton's constant lineup shuffling hurt players' growth? And will veterans start to opt out of the season if the losses continue to pile up (and could that actually benefit the Pirates)?

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) 
August 04, 2020 How the Penguins pulled even with Canadiens

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo analyze how the series changed between Games 1 and 2 and why sticking with their original plan worked out. Among things discussed:

  • Matt Murray proves he's still the No. 1 goalie
  • Power play is still struggling but there are signs of hope
  • Evgeni Malkin line ready to explode
  • What's going on with the third line?

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

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August 03, 2020 North Shore Drive-Thru chat: Slate's Joel Anderson

Nubyjas Wilborn sits down with Slate writer Joel Anderson to discuss how name, image and likeness rules will affect college sports, the moral impact of playing football in the pandemic and the growing need for players to get paid.

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   
July 31, 2020 How Steelers will navigate ‘one fail, all fail’ world during training camp

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo discuss the theme of training camp this year from coach Mike Tomlin: "One fail, all fail.' Can the team stay on the same page with social restrictions, and can the coaching staff properly evaluate their players? Plus, Ben Roethlisberger appears ready for camp and he has a surprising new weapon to work with. 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   
July 30, 2020 What we've learned about Derek Shelton's managing style with Pirates

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak analyze what we've learned about the team through six games, from woeful hitting performances to surprising success stories. What can we take away from Derek Shelton's managerial approach so far, and where are the reasons for optimism?

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   
July 29, 2020 Penguins playoff preview: Predictions and things to watch

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo analyze what we learned during an exhibition loss to the Flyers before turning our focus to the Montreal Canadiens for the qualifying round. Are there lingering concerns with their sloppy turnovers and weak power play? Will Matt Murray hold on to the goalie job? And finally, who wins the series?

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   
July 23, 2020 Pirates season preview: Win totals, bold predictions

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak give one final preview of the 2020 season before it kicks off Friday in St. Louis. Could Joe Musgrove be in line for a Cy Young season? Will Ke'Bryan Hayes take over at third base? And how many games can the Pirates realistically win in this 60-game season? 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


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