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Chat transcript: All-you-can-chat from PNC Park

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Here’s today’s chat transcript covering the Penguins’ two — and apparently terribly troubling — losses, as well as the Pirates’ order, the Steelers’ draft, the Pitt mass exodus … you name it.

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. Sarah says:

    Re Pens lines – did I read this wrong?…. DK says important to keep Iggy and Neal on their natural sides….but has 12 on LW with 87?….Did I read that correctly?

    DK: Typo. Live chat. I’d flip 12 and 9, as I’d mentioned a couple times before.

  2. Milo Hamilton says:

    Looks like Joffrey Lupul has suffered a concussion. Those darned Hockey Gods at work again. Right Randy ?

  3. Milo Hamilton says:

    Devils lose, Flyers win, Islanders get a point. 2nd is completely up for grabs. Flyers playing the best right now. I’m gonna be ill.

  4. Chuck H says:

    Nobody wants to talk about the Pirates. Well, I want to and I will. Can anyone tell me why the Pirates keep Sir whiffs-a lot (Pedro) around. They even let him play against a lefty pitcher on Wednesday. Heck, he can’t even hit against a righty, as demonstrated in the ninth inning on Thursday – three straight whiffs on balls out of the strike zone, the last one in the dirt. Either teach him to hit or get rid of him. I know there are better hitters playing in AAA or AA. It just seems to me that either he isn’t trying or just doesn’t have it and never will. The Bucs can’t afford to keep a .100 hitter in the lineup.

  5. Chuck H says:

    Blame the loss on the manager for not switching to a lefty pitcher against their lefty hitter, who hit the two-run homer against Hughes. That’s why we have lefty pitchers available in the bullpen. Clint is not a smart manager.

  6. Overmanaging with one guy on base?

    Dude, get a grip!! You won’t make it through a 162 game schedule!

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