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Podcast: Cooke talks Penguins at 15

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Here’s today’s TribLIVE Radio show podcast, featuring my guests, Matt Cooke of the Penguins and the Trib’s Pitt football beat man Jerry DiPaola.

And here’s video of the opening segment on the welcome demise of the Penguins’ blues …

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.


  1. Drew71 says:

    Prayers and best wishes for Mrs Mom K.

  2. Jandy says:

    Amen! Sending up prayers for her, for Dejan, and the family.

  3. gregenstein says:

    For those wanting to see the yellow “rookie Mario” jersey…

  4. NMR says:

    Thing of beauty.

    I’ve always had a soft spot for these as well.

  5. SJB says:

    About time the dark blue sweater is gone. Time to use something based on either the ’84, or the ’91 style as the alternate…even the “Corporate Bird” ’93 look is an upgrade.

  6. Bizrow says:

    + double squared to Drew

    I knew something was amiss when Dejan was not tweeting on Opening Day

  7. Bizrow says:

    Maybe the PBC should come up with a uni with blue??

  8. Arriba Wilver says:

    As long as they don’t bring back the all yellow Pirate uniforms. That would not be a good look today, unless Disco and big collars come back, too.

  9. Only with the black tops and yellow pants.

  10. Go with a real throwback to Pittsburgh’s first NHL team.

  11. Bizrow says:

    Blue and gold?


    Ah, nevermind

  12. TJ says:

    Unfortunately you can change the color and style of the uniform but you can’t change the talent that comes with it.

  13. TJ says:

    Maybe they could bring back the vintage 93′ uniforms; those are classics now considering its the last time they won

  14. Pucknutz says:

    AWWWWWWWW I am gonna have nightmares just thinking about seeing the Pens skate around in those!!!!!
    I need a 12 oz seditive right now to calm my nerves!!! lol

  15. Sarah says:

    Gotta say I didn’t mind the dark blues that much.
    The powder blue – ugh.
    Look like pajamas!!

  16. Pucknutz says:

    12oz was not enough – now I am seeing them skating around in those and thinking-“oh my God, Nutting bought out Burkel and Mario and is going to install TBMTIH!!!
    Need much sedation!!

  17. TJ says:

    Man it was nice to see Robert Morris beat Kentucky in the NIT; but man is it sad to see their former coach Mike Rice in the news for all the wrong reasons.

  18. Miss Inga Molar says:

    PLEASE, Sid, quit mumbling when you text.

    Does it hurt when you laugh? >8^)

  19. MadTurk says:

    DK – How was Subway today? A quick fix in place of a Starbucks?

    Anyway best wishes, prayers and thoughts for your Mom.

    DK: Oh, that was you?

  20. MadTurk says:

    NMR – Sorry for your loss, not much could be said to console you or the family.

  21. Pucknutz says:

    Ya I like the Pittsburgh down the front – and the colors are “right”!

  22. TJ says:

    Another day and another Pitt athlete to transfer. Trey Ziegler to transfer for a second consecutive season. Man he was a major bust for Pitt; I remember reading in SI an article on transfers that will have a major impact on their new team. Ziegler was listed but I think once he had his off the court problems he was stuck in the dog house.

  23. TJ says:

    I thought he was interviewing for the Florida Gulf Coast basketball position

  24. TJ says:

    Giants claimed Hunter Strickland; likely means he’ll end up in the rotation by seasons end and win 15 games next year

  25. TJ says:

    Anyone recognize this garbage? Never guess what site I found it on.

    Daquido Bazzini

    Looked like business as usual today.
    The Pirates were lackluster….The crowd was there eating….And Nutting was making a ton of money.

  26. MadTurk says:

    It was indeed, You looked a bit in a hurry so I di not want to stop you,

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