Author: Mike Prisuta

Pirates New Faces Facing the Same, Old Dilemma

New General Manager Ben Cherington likes what he sees in Pittsburgh and thinks he can make a difference. But nobody in the new-look Buccos' front office is talking about increasing the payroll. And in Pittsburgh, it’ll always come back to that until it doesn’t.

Which Evgeni Malkin will Return to the Penguins?

After a bad season last season, the Russian superstar vowed to be better this season. But the Penguins have been a better team in the early going, even with Malkin unavailable due to injury. Once he returns, will he get with the program or rock the boat?

Steelers All-in on Minkah, but at What Cost?

Their trade for a top-end safety in the wake of losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may not be enough to salvage their season. And if it isn’t, it’s a trade the Steelers might ultimately regret, no matter how well Minkah Fitzpatrick pans out.

Coach Mike Tomlin Confronts Sorrow from the Heart

The Steelers’ head coach dug deep while leading his team through its grief over the loss of beloved assistant coach Darryl Drake. The words were hard to find but Tomlin found them while revealing a side of himself the fans and media don’t always see.

How Steelers Arrive at Camp Means Nothing Beyond Today

Grand entrances or relatively quiet arrivals at Saint Vincent College mean little to the Steelers. Their best hope at redemption initially involves working on the details of their game, a few of which ought be ironed out rather easily in the event the players are dedicated to such tasks at training camp.

Pens’ Conundrum: The Coach and the Culture

Try as he might, General Manager Jim Rutherford has so far been unable to change the makeup of his team as intended. It may, thus, ultimately fall on head coach Mike Sullivan to adjust the attitudes of players with a recent track record of resisting change for the greater good.