By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
>>The TribLIVE Radio show today — 1-2 p.m. — will feature special guest Kris Letang.
There will also be an opening rant on how the NHL’s idiotic playoff scheduling affects the Penguins, a separate stab about something you didn’t know regarding the Pirates’ usage of Jason Grilli and Mark Melancon, a call from Boston from TribLIVE Radio’s own Ken Laird covering the Bruins’ practice up there and, of course, the local Twitter treasure @suckmeter offering the Suck of the Week.
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I want you involved, too …
>> Spent the morning over at the Penguins’ practice, where, really, it doesn’t look as much of anything will change going into the Boston series. Same forward lines, defense pairings, everything else. Power plays, too. (Still no Jarome Iginla on the first unit. Insanity.)
Here’s our full news coverage from practice, by Rob Rossi.
And here’s a bit of what the captain had to say afterward …
>> The Pirates battled hard to the end but came up short in Detroit, the start of a stretch in which, remarkably, 21 of 23 games are against teams either in first place or within a game.
On the radio show, I’ll focus on Grilli’s role in the loss yesterday. And he didn’t even pitch.
>> The Steelers resume OTAs for the week this morning on the South Side. Alan Robinson and Mark Kaboly will cover. I hope to make it over there tomorrow. There generally isn’t much news from these things, but they’re great for background knowledge.