UnitedHealthcare Health insurance that includes all Western PA hospitals
Wednesday October 7 2015
Leave this field empty.
Writing these season previews is the worst. Absolute drudgery. Formulaic, by-the-numbers journalism that every blogger living in their parents' basement takes a swipe at.

If only there was some intrigue in the offseason that made reading/writing this thing worthwhile.

Yeah, if only.

10/06/2015 - 21:14
Matt Jacobs
It's finally a hockey night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins began their preseason schedule in Columbus on Sept. 21, and there's a lot of changes on the ice.

The Penguins 2015-16 season will serve as the second for both general manager Jim Rutherford and head coach Mike Johnston.

09/22/2015 - 18:43
Aron Minkoff
Did you hear that sonic boom emanating from 1001 Fifth Avenue around 2:30 pm on July 1? Penguins owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle didn't just slam the door on their way out, they ripped it off its hinges.

Win! Win now!

08/19/2015 - 13:14
Matt Jacobs
The Penguins traded center Brandon Sutter to Vancouver for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening. The team also signed free agent center Eric Fehr.

The Penguins also acquired a second-round draft pick in the trade and sent a third-round pick to the Canucks.

07/28/2015 - 12:54
PSR Staff
The NHL offseason, hockey’s version of the wild west, was underway well before free agency started in July. Here are some of the major moves on the ice, in the front office and behind the bench.

WING TURNED LEAF: This year’s prized coaching target, Mike Babcock, elected to leave the Detroit Red Wings, where he had coached since 2005 and won the 2008 Stanley Cup.

07/22/2015 - 19:14
Aron Minkoff
Team also re-signs defenseman Ian Cole and adds free agent depth

On a busy opening day of free agency that included a blockbuster trade for winger Phil Kessel, the Penguins also signed Russian forward Sergei Plotnikov to a one-year entry-level contract.

07/01/2015 - 21:36
PSR Staff
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs and defenseman Tim Erixon from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Kasperi Kapanen, Nick Spaling, Scott Harrington and a 2016 third-round draft pick.

Kessel is signed through the 2019-20 season. Toronto is retaining 15 percent of his salary, making Pittsburgh’s cap hit $6.8 million.

07/01/2015 - 21:11
PSR Staff
By nature, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is not a patient man. Despite all arguments to the contrary.

In interviews leading up to and following last month’s NHL draft, Rutherford professed to be in no particular hurry to upgrade the Penguins' ramshackle top-six forwards.

06/30/2015 - 11:00
Matt Jacobs
It’s rare and exciting for fans of any sport to watch one transcendent player begin his career as a professional. This year, hockey fans may get to see two.

On June 26, centers Connor McDavid (Erie Otters) and Jack Eichel (Boston University) are expected to be selected first and second respectively in the NHL’s Player Entry Draft by the Edmonton...

06/22/2015 - 14:09
Matthew Zabierek
Putting the final grades on an injury-filled, offensively-lacking, disappointing hockey season in Pittsburgh wasn't all that difficult. The Penguins passed, but there's clearly a lot of room for improvement.

FORWARDS (C-): Sidney Crosby was easily the team’s most productive and consistent forward, putting up 28 goals and 84 points.

06/19/2015 - 18:45
Matt Jacobs
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington added five pieces to the roster before the trade deadline at the end of July.
Feature OneNorth Shore Notes
Mt. Pleasant senior student-athlete Madison Kromer was honored with the CoGo's High School Sports Unsung Hero Award Friday night at Vikings Stadium.
Feature TwoHigh SchoolPress Room
In March, when the United States Women’s National Team announced their 23-woman roster, Gibsonia’s Meghan Klingenberg made her first World Cup team with very little fanfare.
Feature ThreeSports Bites
Allderdice improved to 3-2 with a 50-8 win over Pittsburgh City League foe Carrick at Cupples Stadium on the South Side Friday night.
Feature FourHigh SchoolHSCOGOS2014Top Story
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 Steelers TV Channel
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2Xfinity HS FootballHigh School TV Channel
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 3PSR Video PiratesPirates TV Channel
Only the Bengals were winners Week 1 in the AFC North, as the Steelers had no defense, the Ravens had no offense and the Browns did not have very much on either side of the ball.
Custom 1Pure Steel
On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.
Custom 2WVU
In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
Custom 3Small Colleges
With Week 1 in the books, there are plenty of storylines to keep an eye on as the 2015 season chugs along.
Custom 4Pure Steel