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Memorial Day

Written by Rob Rogers on .

The alarming epidemic of veteran suicides has not gotten enough attention in the press but is something we should keep in our minds this Memorial Day. Those who would risk their lives to protect this country deserve adequate follow-up care.

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Empty Netter Assists - 05-24-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

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-How will a new general manager impact the Penguins' ability to sign free agents?

-"It's only a matter of time before he gets his opportunity. He's going to make an outstanding manager, he's got tremendous experience at all facets and responsibilities of a general manager. He's going to have a long and outstanding career as a GM." - Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman on assistant general manager Julien BriseBois. BriseBois has been identified as a candidate for the Penguins' vacant general manager position.

-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will open the AHL's Eastern Conference final series tonight against the St. John's IceCaps.

-Happy 26th birthday to current Penguins prospect Zach Sill. A free agent signing in 2011, Sill made his NHL debut this season and appeared in 20 games with no points. He is currently assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

-Happy 53rd birthday to former Penguins forward Alain Lemieux. A free agent signing midway through the 1986-87 season, Lemieux appeared in one game for the Penguins that season and did not score a point. He was released the following offseason. Combined with his younger brother Mario's 1,723 points, the Lemieuxs hold the franchise record for points by a brother tandem with 1,723. Alain also played for the Pittsburgh Phantoms of the Roller Hockey International league during the franchise's only season in 1994.

-After the Jump: Suspensions for the Rangers and Canadiens.

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Springsteen/Houserockers turn it up on Night 2

Written by Scott Mervis on .

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If and when Bruce Springsteen comes back for another round with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers at Soldiers and Sailors, get tickets for the second night.

Once again, the Friday night session had more of a party vibe and the feeling that they just didn't want to quit as the set rolled on till midnight.

BrucealoneSpringsteen, more in the moment than in night one, changed up his openers and a few songs in the middle of the set, really tapping into that early '90s era with "Better Days," "Lucky Town" and "Human Touch." The latter turned out to be one of the surprise highlights of the set with the Houserockers' dynamic backup.

"Savin' Up" was even better than Thursday night, as Springsteen went into soul preacher mode. "Down the Road Apiece," which they played in previous years, was a runaway train, as guitar wiz Rick Witkowski stepped forth with a crazy solo that just lit the place up and drove the energy for the final hour.  Ed Manion was another MVP on this night, adding soulful work on sax.

Springsteen's acoustic encores were gorgeous: "My Beautiful Reward" done so quiet and tenderly you could hear a pin drop in the room, and lovely, boozy "Jersey Girl" sing-along (with  Manion stepping in beautifully) sent out as a gift from Jersey to Pittsburgh.

Bruce was in great form and seemed to have more fun as the set rolled on, and kudos to the Houserockers for learning so many of his songs and nailing them so perfectly.

Here is the set list

Further on up the Road
I'll Work for Your Love
Outlaw Pete
Hear the Devil Knocking
John the Revelator
Somewhere East of Eden
Adam Raised a Cain
Never Be Enough Time
Racing in the Street
Pumping Iron
Atlantic City
Better Days
I Still Look Good for Sixty
Pink Cadillac
Frankie Fell in Love
I'm Not Sleeping
Junior's Bar
Save My Love For You
Savin' Up
Hearts of Stone
Talking to the King
Lucky Town
Human Touch

Down the Road Apiece
Twist and Shout
Leaving Train
Light of Day

My Beautiful Reward
Jersey Girl

 

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Ravens Ultimate Twitter Fail

Written by Dan Gigler on .

Hoo boy. Presented without comment. 

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But wait! -- There's more!

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"Setting the Seen" Video Blog: Time To Tan and Party!

Written by Natalie Bencivenga on .

Get your glow on this summer before you hit the party circuit! Enjoy my latest video with style editor, Sara Bauknecht!

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