Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 9:47 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
fitzgerald-on-rutherford-analytics-and-johnston-09-16-14Penguins assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald appeared on TSN 1050 in Toronto today. He discussed the state of the franchise after a pretty busy offseason. Here is a partial transcript. On the team's ability to draft and develop prospects: There is a mandate for us. It's to compete for the Stanley Cup year in and year out. That's our culture. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 5:16 pm by Mike White
where-are-they-now-mckeesport-players-make-impact-wpial-notesAn edition of Where Are They Now A handful of former McKeesport High School football players are starting on Division I-A teams from the states of Michigan, Illinois, Texas and California. Delvon Simmons, a junior, starts at defensive tackle for Southern California and had six tackles, including three solo, in the loss to Boston College Saturday. He ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 4:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
letang-i-want-to-make-sure-nobody-is-going-to-doubt-me-09-16-14 The most obvious change in Kris Letang this summer was cosmetic. He chopped off much his signature hair which flowed out the back of his helmet. The most important change is his well being. After a difficult 2013-14 campaign which saw him suffer a stroke as well as knee and elbow injuries, Letang will enter the Penguins' training camp with a clean ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 2:15 pm by Doug Oster
the-good-bad-and-ugly-about-the-untended-gardenThis 'Bonfire' begonia as going strong when I left 10 days ago, but without water it's looking pretty tired. A good drink and some fertilizer should bring it back to form. Photos by Doug Oster I doubt there's any saving this torenia. Smaller hanging baskets too the hardest hit without a gardener to tend them.After a whirlwind 10 day trip exploring the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:27 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
dana-holgorsen-presser-no-update-on-worley-s-status-for-oklahoma-game MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen joined the media corps at noon today for a look back at the Mountaineers’ 40-37 win against Maryland and a look ahead to a Saturday night date with No. 4 Oklahoma. • OPENING STATEMENT | This weekend is "one of probably the most exciting events and one of the reasons we're ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:10 am by
don-t-bother-wolf-with-detailsDemocratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf speaks outside a school in Canonsburg. (Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette)The Battling Toms continue to battle and Harrisburg has a month to get some stuff done before November's elections. Add it all up and you have a pretty busy Tuesday.Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee in the race for governor, reiterated ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 2:40 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-16-14Penguins -Goaltending prospects Tristan Jarry (above) and Matthew Murray are still a ways away from helping the Penguins at the NHL level. -"Perfect." - Brandon Sutter on new head coach Mike Johnston's emphasis of having centers drive the team's offense. -“You have less time with the puck, you have to know what you’re doing with it before you get ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:01 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
comeau-xxx In terms offseason acquisitions who have cantankerous histories with the Penguins, Blake Comeau was overshadowed by the signing of Steve Downie and training camp invitation of Daniel Carcillo, each former Flyers. But that doesn't mean Comeau hasn't butted heads with his new employer in the past. While with the Islanders, Comeau suffered a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 8:37 pm by Mike White
picture-jordan-whitehead-s-athletic-ability-carlynton-coach-quitsCentral Valley running back-defensive back Jordan Whitehead is one of the most heavily recruited players in Western Pennsylvania. He is an excellent all-around player with way above-average athletic ability. Want evidence of his athletic ability? Look at the great photo below taken by the Post-Gazette's Rebecca Droke during Friday's game against Penn ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 4:34 pm by Barbara Vancheri
george-clooney-will-be-honored-during-2015-golden-globes It’s a good thing George Clooney looks good — and comfortable — in a tuxedo.    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will give him the Cecil B. DeMille Award on Jan. 11.  If he marries this month in Venice or elsewhere, he will still be considered a newlywed and beyond that, he is a popular, well-regarded filmmaker, actor and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 4:18 pm by
perry-on-politics-scottish-independence-would-bring-cultural-changeA passerby argues with two Scottish independence referendum Yes supporters one holding a Scottish Saltire flag up and one not seen, outside the "Better Together" No campaign offices in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (Matt Dunham/AP photo)By James M. Perry"I hope everyone thinks carefully about the (independence) referendum this...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 3:42 pm by Mila Sanina
penguins-tradition-sidney-crosby-hand-delivers-tickets-to-fans-since-2007Knock-knock...  You open the door. And there before you is Penguins' Sid Crosby himself.  Imagine that! It's one of the Penguins' famous traditions -- to send Pittsburgh hockey stars to hand-deliver ticket packages to the homes of season ticket holders. Today is the day when Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and other Penguins have visited ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 1:45 pm by Sara Bauknecht
stylebook-on-kdka-tv-new-york-fashion-week-trend-wrap-up New York Fashion Week is over, but we're still talking about the trends that kept the fashion industry frantic last week! Stylebook stopped by KDKA-TV's "Pittsburgh Today Live" this morning to dish on some of the looks that are predicted to be popular for next spring. Watch the segment here or in the video box below. Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 12:19 pm by John Hayes
bear-in-the-bird-seedPlease don't feed the bears. That includes leaving bird seeds where bears can get to them. Click here for video of a black bear that found food in a backyard in Farmington, Fayette County. Black bears can learn quickly that human habitation means easy-to-get food. That often leads to negative human-bear contact, and bears that learn to not fear ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 12:01 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sutter-eager-to-play-for-johnston-09-15-14Considering he wasn't fired, traded or allowed to walk as a free agent, Brandon Sutter's offseason was pretty quiet. Under any other circumstances, signing a two-year contract for a total of $6.6 million - as Sutter did in August - would be a somewhat significant event. But when weighed against the context of the Penguins' offseason as a franchise ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 11:21 am by
what-will-short-legislative-session-bring Gov. Tom Corbett. (AP Photo)Ready for a month of fun?Our state legislators return to Harrisburg today to begin a four-week session that probably won't produce much action on some of the biggest issues facing Pennsylvania – but could, at least, produce a fair amount of fodder for us.What could happen:Our Karen Langley takes a look at the...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:30 am by Sara Bauknecht
pittsburgh-native-alex-catarinella-covers-fashion-for-new-yahoo-style While lots of fashion lovers are swooning over the latest styles from afar, Pittsburgh native Alex Catarinella, 27, is seeing them up close as a freelance fashion writer in New York City. Since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in 2009, he's contributed to such print and Web publications as Style.com and Elle and regularly rubs elbows ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:19 am by Sam Werner
my-2014-ap-ballot-week-3Each week, I'll go through my AP Top 25 ballot and give a few thoughts on how I voted and how it compares to the overall poll results. Overall, this was a pretty weak slate of games this Saturday. We still got some shake ups, though, as South Carolina showed it's not dead yet beating Georgia, and Virginia Tech and USC both fell victim to let-down ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 2:08 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-15-14Penguins -Shootout goals by Jean-Sebastien Dea and Tom Kuhnhackl gave the Penguins a 5-4 win against the Blackhawks in their rookie tournament game in London, Ont. -Highlights: -"It's a smaller rink, so you have to take your hits and make your hits a lot." - Penguins forward prospect Oskar Sundqvist, a native of Sweden, on adjusting to playing in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 2:22 pm by Barbara Vancheri
benedict-cumberbatch-movie-wins-people-s-choice-award-in-toronto    “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the real-life mathematician who helped to break the German Enigma codes during World War II, won the People’s Choice Award today at the Toronto International Film Festival. Its cast also includes Keira Knightley (above).   It will be screened for free at 6 p.m. at the ... Read More and Comment