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Friday Wakeup Call: Fourteen

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

>> The Friday column is about Jarome Iginla, the Penguins and the false notion of this extra pressure.

>> Meanwhile, in that big yellow box Uptown …

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It’s 14

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As in, 14

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Which is to say, 14 and ALL IN, as our talented cover designer Matt Rosenberg deftly illustrated …

Three to go to tie the NHL record, and the roster is only about to get just a bit stronger.

But, as the column advocates, don’t forget about those who brought the team here, notably Pascal Dupuis, who now is tied with Steven Stamkos for even-strength goals at 15. Game coverage is by Josh Yohe.

Much more news coverage on the Iginla trade by Rob Rossi.

And, of course, our nightly no-frills video analysis …

>> There are some NHL teams that match up well against the Penguins. It is very safe to say that Winnipeg’s beloved Jets are not among them.

>> Say what? Steelers and a feature running back? Anyone?

>> Fertilizer issues at PNC Park?

>> Rushel Shell in or out at Pitt?

>> This was yesterday’s chat transcript. By conducting it right here on the blog, by the way, we had record participation. Great to see. Thanks to all who hopped aboard.

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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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