Pittsburgh Media Thread - Still the Worst

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    Solzhenitsyn Registered User

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    The Sprong drama is so stupid. A prospect who’s never been a sure thing and who missed a critical year of development due to injury is gonna benefit from having a big, full year in the AHL. No reason to believe Sullivan hates him or even controls his destiny.
     
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    Didn't Sully promote Sprong to the top line after like 2 or 3 games?

    Sully gives young players more opportunities to succeed then any coach i'v followed.

    Lots of coaches don't like to play young players, and when they do play young players they play them 5 minutes a game on the 4th line.

    Remember Jake's first game? He played on a line with Geno and Phil, most coaches don't do that.
     
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    "It's my prospect and I need him now."
     
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    Sure, I think Sully's a great coach. The best we've had in the Crosby era by far and one of the best in the NHL. That being said, I think Sprong is ready
     
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    OK, we've strayed far enough off topic. Please take the Sully/Phil conversation to the Salary Cap thread where it is also being discussed. Thanks!
     
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    I can't even count how many times Madden has claimed his inside sources told him something that later turned out to not be true. I can't remember if it was Pat Burns or Pat Quinn that he said was in town and was about to be announced as the next head coach of the Penguins back in late 2008, for example.

    Come to think of it, I can't think of a single time he got something right that wasn't reported by a more trustworthy source first...
     
  8. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Rusty's Duster

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    I think it was Pat Quinn before he went to the Leafs or something like that.
     
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    Not new to the board but returning after a five year absence. As a UVA fan I’m really glad you include a college World Series as a major sports national title. Takes some, very little but some, sting from the UMBC loss away
     
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    He was pretty much all over the Leveon Bell suspension a couple years ago, wasn’t he? I mean, I think he’s connected. He’s been around the team for several years and works for the flagship station, so he’s obviously going to talk to people in the organization. Not to mention, his ratings in that time slot are second to none, so people are also going to feed him stuff to get it out to where the most people will hear it.
     
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    Sorry, I should have specified for Penguins stuff. And that's just the thing when it comes to the Penguins stuff - he's been around for so long, you'd think he would get some things in advance, but he pretty much never does. I can't think of a single instance that Madden called correctly ahead of time without someone else reporting it first since I moved back to Pittsburgh in 2006!

    If the Pens want other teams to know someone's available, they leak it to McKenzie, who will report it in places that other teams' execs will see and hear. It's not terribly useful to leak that to local media in Pittsburgh, unless they aren't actually trying to move a player, but instead want to light a fire under them. I do think Madden is used for that. But that's a bit different than actively trying to trade a player.

    Basically, I believe the Pens find Madden to be a useful idiot sometimes, but not if they're actually trying to trade someone.
     
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    Nah if he confirms that they're trying to trade Phil, I believe it. It fits perfectly w leaking to Cook to erode some of the fan base popularity to make it easier to get rid of him.
    Same w Depres and others.
    Pens PR Mgmt 101.
     
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    Didn't Cook have the Trade Malkin hot take?
     
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    Not that I recall, he's been on the trade Kessel bandwagon for a while but I don't recall him every saying trade Malkin. That mostly came from Canadian reporters that the Penguins may move Kessel, specifically Kypreos.
     
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    Friedman made some comments in 2015 and then immediately said “it was his opinion” after the situation exploded.

    This was pre-Kessel.
     
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    I believe he stated that Malkin was angry or something and that he wanted out, Pittsburgh fans basically took a fat giant dump on him and he re-phrased it as "in my opinion" and yeah it was around then that I just didn't care for him at all. He tried to Eklund/Insert annoying media moron-it up and it backfired heavily and now he does his thoughts piece as a "IMO" crap.
     
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    RE: Despres...

    I secretly hope he's invited to the Pens camp this summer/fall and signs with WBS on an AHL deal. Just for my own personal reasons of hope that he can still carve out a career now that he's put a season behind him without a head injury.
     
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    Wasn't that around the time Geno was about to sign an extension? I seem to recall there was something about an article in one of the Russian sports rags that quoted his father about which teams he'd consider going to. Then, recently there was that interview Geno did for one of the Canadian media outlets (I don't remember which one) where he said he did think about it, about going to another team where he'd be the number one, but ultimately decided to stay in Pittsburgh. So maybe Fridge wasn't entirely on point as to why, but in hindsight it would seem like Geno was thinking about hitting FA. Thank goodness he didn't.
     
  19. MrBurghundy

    MrBurghundy Never forget: #47

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    Maybe him and Bennett? :popcorn::laugh:
     
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    No Beau is done.
     
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    No the angle was that Geno wasn't happy and he played that up which I think drew the ire of the Pens and the fans.
     
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    Exclusive: Elliotte Friedman talks to Pensburgh about his Evgeni Malkin trade comments

    Instead of being my usual lazy ass self, I decided to google it as I wanted to remember exactly what it was, this is it. You CAN NOT say that **** without "in my opinion" attached to it first without getting flamed for it and he rightfully did and with that asinine comment, he lost my vote of confidence in his "thoughts" on the league that he usually did/does.

    I know he apologized and what not, but since then, I just don't trust what he says even though maybe I should given his sources and respectability around the league, but man, that moment...I just grouped him into the other ass clowns we have to read and deal with like Rossi and Madden, etc.
     
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    Thanks for the article link, it refreshed my memory. Malkin had signed his extension two years earlier, my grasp of time slipped a bit there. Fridge clarified his statements, which actually jives with some of the rumors that were going around about everyone being unhappy. But Johnston was fired and we all know how that turned out. IDK, that Freidman went out of his way to clarify what he meant and correct any misconceptions actually speaks to his integrity as a journalist to me.
     
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    Is PG's Penguins articles now fully behind a paywall? For the past month or so whenever I click to their article via twitter I only get a blank page.

    If so, this must be relatively new development as I remember reading their articles during the season.
     
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    That's just the quality of their content.
     
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