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Jul 31, 2020

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...


Jul 30, 2020

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?

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Jul 29, 2020

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,...


Jul 23, 2020

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? 

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Jul 22, 2020

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo discuss the battle between Tristan Jarry and Matt Murray for the goaltending job and wonder if it's really a competition or if it will be Murray in Game 1 no matter what. Plus, we break down the Penguins' biggest X-factor heading into the tournament and update the latest...