"Long story short, my grandpa had a stack of old paper he had saved from important days and gave them to me because it was my birthday. I had most of the recent ones, but found a yellowed April 25, 1983 Pittsburgh Press paper with the attached picture on it. The main headings on the paper that day were the NFL draft (written in the Pittsburgh Press by now ESPN's John Clayton) and there was an article that had Bradshaw talking smack on the supposed #1 pick John Elway. Elway had an agent and they were demanding 7 MILLION DOLLARS! TWO in the signing bonus! Apparently Elway was also a baseball player and was deciding whether or not he should play baseball. Steinbrenner was trying to throw a ton of money at him. There is also a sweet add for a FREE VCR Recorder or Atari Game Computer.
The hockey news for the day was about the Bruins beating Buffalo in OT the night before. Edmonton beat Chicago 8-4. Smizik's article was talking about a bunch of people going over to John Covert's house in Beaver county and waiting for the phone to ring for the draft. True to Smizik negative form, second or so paragraph in starts 'Kenneth Finnin, dead about eight years...'"
He got his third hat trick of the season in this one.
"Guerin was spotted in the locker room sans moustache and was quite proud of that accomplishment. He was showing it off to just about everyone."
"Look, I like Chris Osgood. I just don't understand how anyone thinks there's a goaltending controversy at this point. Regardless of rust or how much he felt like sulking, he just wasn't good against Minnesota. It wasn't just the goals -- there were definitely some sweet shots and flukey goals. Even outside that, Osgood had absolutely no confidence. He was deep in his net, he was slow getting side to side, and he wasn't stepping up when Detroit needed him to. That all definitely led to a few of those goals. Sure, whatever, blame Babcock for him not having confidence. Do whatever. But I don't know how that justifies giving him more starts.
There's just no point, with Detroit where they are in the standings, in taking such a huge gamble in Osgood. Jimmy Howard should be playing 75-80% of the games down the stretch. Osgood should get one more chance to take his job back at the end of the year, if Detroit's in the position where they can afford a few shaky games from him."
And now for old time's sake, two videos to mock Detroit.
First, you already know.....
And second Benstonium's new vid:
According to sources on the Penguins side, the meeting happened four months ago at the Penguins' front-office headquarters in Chatham Center, Uptown. Mr. Lemieux, Mr. Burkle and Mr. Nutting were present, and the intent of the meeting was for the Penguins owners to offer to buy the Pirates. Mr. Burkle made a financial offer.
According to the Pirates, the purpose of the meeting was about another matter, and no serious discussion about an offer or sale took place.
The reasons Mr. Lemieux and Mr. Burkle would want to buy the Pirates will not be clear until they speak to that, though that is not expected soon, if at all.
One possibility, according to a source, is that a joint ownership of the Penguins and Pirates could create a business "synergy" that would allow one to pick up the other in tough times, and vice versa. It would help, the source added, that the NHL and MLB seasons have little overlap and that the teams currently.
EMPTY NETTERS has some stuff as well.
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