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Friday Wakeup Call: What’s another word for ‘hooey?’

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, lunatics …

>> The Friday notes column tackles the Bob Nutting/Clint Hurdle relationship, Kris Letang’s carelessness with the puck, and the Steelers’ locker room drama being a bunch of hooey.

If memory serves, this will mark the second time I’ve used ‘hooey’ in a column. I’m certainly open to suggestions here.

>> The chat transcript summarily dismissed all sideshow hooey related to the baseball team. It’s about contending for a playoff spot, or it’s about getting fired.

>> Before the daily rundown of of the Trib’s section, slide the play arrow all the way over to the 9:00 mark of this video below. It’s from Canucks-Stars last night in Dallas …

Been immersed in hockey my entire life. Never seen anything quite like that.

And you thought the Penguins’ penalty-killing strategy was passive.

>> Steve Breaston to the Steelers? He sounds at least amenable, per Mark Kaboly.

>> Full report from the Scouting Combine by our Alan Robinson in Indy.

>> Brandon Sutter’s early impressions on the Penguins are described by Josh Yohe.

>> Jamie Dixon focuses on Pitt’s poor shot selection, by Kevin Gorman.

>> Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon hope for productive springs, by Rob Biertempfiel in Bradenton.

>> I’ll visit with TribLIVE Radio today at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the column.

>> I’ll be all pucks over the weekend, like most of you, I’m sure, then it’s off to Bradenton on Thursday for a week of hooey-free baseball coverage.

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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