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By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> I’ll be taking off this afternoon for Sochi, so you won’t see activity on here until things get settled over there. That means no Morning Java on Wednesday. Just impossible. I’ll be in the air or transferring planes for a minimum of 18 hours. I’ll have pre-timed game posts go up for the Penguins and Pitt hoops, but that’s it.

Once coherent, I’ll be doing a column a day, all the usual blog fare, the weekly chat on Fridays, an audio report every weekday for TribLIVE Radio and, in something I hadn’t mentioned before, a daily segment for Channel 11 News. The latter will come in minute-long segments that will air on their evening newscasts, and they’ll be … well, whatever random thing happens to hit that day. They’re looking more for experiences than hard news or reports or other stuff that the NBC parents will deliver.

Those segments also will be made available on our site as video clips, and I’ll be sure to include them right here on the blog.

Should be fun. Never tried anything like this.

Anyway, if you missed it, the Sunday column served as our Olympics preview. Hope you have a chance to check it out, as it’s aimed primarily as a broad primer for the Sochi Games as a whole.

Here’s the Trib’s Olympics page.

Here’s the official Sochi 2014 page.

Here’s the official U.S. Olympic team page.

And here’s NBC’s Olympics page with all the videos and highlights.

>> But never mind all that. Did you see Marc-Andre Fleury’s save?

If not, better sit down first …

I know, right?

And do yourself a favor: Watch it again, this time just tracking Erik Karlsson for the most priceless reaction you’ll ever see to a shooter getting robbed.

Anyway, James Neal scored in OT to beat the Senators and all that, as Josh Yohe reports from Consol, but this was about one moment and one moment alone.

Here’s the Trib’s Penguins page.

Here’s Senators news from the Ottawa Citizen.

Here’s Sabres news from the Buffalo News. They’re next.

Here are official game highlights from

>> Lauryn Williams calls making the U.S. Olympic bobsled team ‘bittersweet’ in an interview yesterday with Karen Price.

>> Pitt’s getting more from Jamel Artis of late. Kevin Gorman reports.

Here’s the Trib’s Pitt page.

>> Are the Seahawks’ the NFL’s new future? Alan Robinson wraps up the Super Bowl.

If you missed it Sunday night, our panel on WPXI-TV’s Subway Final Word tackled how far away the Steelers are from the Super Bowl champs …

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t share the professional and informed debate that John Steigerwald and John Fedko have every week on TribLIVE Radio, this one on the Super Bowl as well …

>> I’ll check in as soon as possible. Be sure to take out the trash.

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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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