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Rob Rossi is a sports columnist for the Tribune-Review. Rob Rossi can be reached via e-mail or at 412-380-5635

Rossi: Crosby’s debt to NHL paid in full

By Rob Rossi
COLUMBUS, Ohio Sidney Crosby’s first decade in the NHL is almost over. And here is what he needs to know: Being Sidney Crosby isn’t ...

Rossi: Just showing up won’t work for Penguins

By Rob Rossi
Sidney Crosby bursting over the blue line and backing off defensemen. Evgeni Malkin slithering across the ice to create something out of nothing. Kris Letang ...

Rossi: Penguins can’t waste this version of Malkin

By Rob Rossi
Evgeni Malkin keeps giving the Penguins what they want. That happened again Wednesday night. Heeding some direct advice from former teammate Bill Guerin, Malkin kept ...

Rossi: Steelers defense nowhere near Super standard

By Rob Rossi
Mike Tomlin believes there are only two ways to feel after an NFL season: elated or bitterly disappointed. You can forgive the man for going ...

Rossi: Steelers lack pieces to finish off Ravens

By Rob Rossi
Maddening until the very end. That’s what these Steelers were. They could look unstoppable, but lesser opponents tripped them once too often. That is important ...

Rossi: Harrison was right player at right time for Steelers

By Rob Rossi
The Steeler whom Pittsburgh depended upon to toughen up its football team has almost always been the man who can make teammates as uncomfortable as ...

Rossi: Polamalu shouldn’t play vs. Ravens

By Rob Rossi
Of the Steelers from the franchise’s second Super Bowl era, which has provided some of the more popular players in Pittsburgh’s rich football history, only ...

Rossi: Steelers season something to behold

By Rob Rossi
Handing off to a no-name running back. A fake punt. The Big Play from a secondary known for giving those up. This is how the ...

Rossi: Change is costly, but Pitt must spend

By Rob Rossi 11:00 p.m.
The Narduzzis sure looked as though Pitt was it for them Friday afternoon. Donna nervously held the hand of her youngest daughter, Isabella. Her three ...

Rossi: Haley’s time has come for Steelers

By Rob Rossi 12:18 p.m.
A group of smiling men gathered near the front right wall of the Steelers dressing room at Heinz Field late Sunday afternoon. The head coach, ...

Rossi: What Pouliot brings, the Pens need

By Rob Rossi
Mike Johnston made the call 11 months ago. Nobody in Pittsburgh knew him. Neither did I. But as the general manager and coach of junior ...

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