Matt and Steve are bringing you this week’s news and updates in Pittsburgh sports. From NCAA hoops coverage to major league content for NFL, NHL, and MLB, if it’s happening in (or in some cases affecting) Pittsburgh, this is where you’ll find out about it. If you’re a fan of soccer or golf, Matt and Steve have some highlights there as well.
This week’s show notes:
Penguins- Pens trade for Erik Gudbranson who is considered one of the worst D Men by the
numbers he is listed as mor Physical than effective. He is signed through 2021. The Pen also
picked up D Man Chris Wideman from the Panthers to try to sure up the Blue line . Derick
Brassard who Pens traded to Panthers is now with the Avalanche. Former Pen, Haglin who
was traded to the kings earlier this season is now with the Caps. Biggest one in my eyes is
Mats Zuccarello to the Stars. In the last few games, the Pens have had some bad outings,
getting shelled by the sharks 4-0 and a total give away game in the Stadium Series Out door
game in Philly last Saturday losing in OT 4-3. Murray is letting in weak goals, the Defense isn’t
clearing pucks, lots of giveaways in the natural zone, the offense isn’t keeping the zone and
putting puck on net. Ice conditions last Saturday were shit, we lost Doumalin and Letang on
same play in first, lots of weird bounces. Blue Jackets tonight. 20 games left in season and
the Pens are on the outside looking in.
Riverhounds- came to a 1-1 tie with Pitt last Friday and 1-0 win over Bethlehem Steel last
Sunday. This Friday March 1st the Akron Zips come to Highmark @3pm and Sunday the 3rd
Lansing Ignite FC at 1PM, March 9th Toronto FC @2pm for last preseason game. all Preseason
Matches are Free to attend. The Regular Season starts on the road with the Tampa Bay
Rowdies March 16th and the first 4 games of the season are on the road. First home game is
PGA Tour- Dustin Johnson with a commanding win at the WGC Mexico Open with a -21. Rory
was 2nd with -16. Was a really chilling course, very tight and narrow with trees lining the
fairways and in just damn tough places. Club selection was key here and Lots of conservative
play. Tiger the most. Who finished 10th. Next week is the Honda Classic to start the Florida
Swing. Lots of the big names are taking this week off after the Calli swing and Mexico. We
aren’t far out from the Masters folks that has been pushed back to the second weekend in
NCAA Hoops- Zion Williamson had some Shoe issues and is listed Day To Day for Duke
which fell to Number 3 with the loss to UNC last week and a struggle with the Orangemen
Saturday. You top 5, Gonzaga, Virginia, Duke, Kentucky, and UNC.
Michigan St beat Michigan last Saturday in a huge big 10 matchup.
Pitt- Still Struggling in the ACC with a loss to GT last week. Clemson Comes in this
Wednesday and their Panthers head to Virginia Saturday.
WVU- also having a down year with a recent Loss top Baylor and they have TCU headed into
Robert Morris- had two good wins over LIU Brooklyn and StFrancis and the colonials head to
Sacred heart Thursday. 2nd in the Northeast.
Duquesne- put together 2 good wins over GW and George Mason. They have the Bonnies
away tomorrow. 5th in A10
Pirates- Putting together a decent spring, with a 3-1 record in the Grapefruit Kang having a
few homers the other afternoon. The Pitching staff is the talk of the team. It’s early, we will see
how it shakes out.
MLB News-Rockies 3rd Baseman Nolan Arenado finalizing 8yr extension for 255 million
making him highest paid Annual Salary for position player.. Bryce Harper still out there but
reports of him headed to Philly. Cutch probably most honest player in MLB, 3 yr 50 million is
why he signed in Philly. , Josh Harrison Signed in Detroit for 1 year 2 million with 1 mill more in
Steelers- AB saga continues and Lev Bell has several teams after him though the Steelers can
still tag him in a few ways.
Indy Combine is underway this week.
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