Joe Starkey

Starkey: Penguins waiting for '8' Train

Penguins fans found a target in Round 1 — guy by the name of Henrik — but let's be honest: It's pretty hard to identify ...

Starkey: Sheary took the Michael Jordan route 

OK, so it's not exactly the Michael Jordan-got-cut-in-high-school story. First of all, that tale has developed some holes over the years. Second, Conor Sheary is ...

Starkey: Fleury, Malkin questions loom large 

The Penguins locker room turned into a waiting room after practice Monday, and not just because half the goalies are hurt. No, we were waiting ...

Starkey: Rangers, King gain upper hand

Funny how the playoffs work, isn't it? In Game 1, everything seemed to be working against the Penguins. Already without Evgeni Malkin, they were forced ...

Starkey: Zatkoff's masterpiece resonated far and wide

Who knows where The Jeff Zatkoff Story goes? The way this Penguins-Rangers saga is unfolding, Jim Rutherford could be in goal by Game 3. All ...

Starkey: Could Pitt follow Villanova's path?

A common question around here after Monday's amazing national championship: If Villanova can do it, why not Pitt? "That was my thought," Kevin Stallings said ...

Starkey: East opens wide for Implausible Penguins

All was quiet on the Eastern Front on Monday. The Implausible Penguins finally rested. That left us but a few short hours to stagger in ...

Starkey: Another wild season in store for Pirates

It's prediction time, so let's get the obvious out of the way. You know it. I know it. The entire universe knows it: The Pirates ...

Starkey: Most importantly, can Stallings coach?

Can he coach? That is the pertinent question regarding Kevin Stallings, introduced Monday during a memorably tense news conference at The Pete. That's not to say ...

Starkey: Shero didn't mortgage future, after all

Next up for the piping-hot Penguins: a visit Thursday from Ray Shero's New Jersey Devils. That sparks a few thoughts. First, it drives home just ...

Starkey: Pitt can do better than latter-day Dixon

The defeatist portion of the Pitt fan base is shivering right now. Freaking out. From what I can tell, its default position in the wake ...