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Podcast: Mark Madden and Tim Benz on Evgeni Malkin, Kentucky Derby, Pirates

Tim Benz
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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin donated $60,000 to victims of an apartment explosion in his hometown of Magnitogorsk, Russia.

In this week’s “Madden Monday,” 105.9 the X’s Mark Madden and I cast a wide net over the sports world.

We start with following up on last week’s podcast in which Madden told us there was some fire to the smoke when it comes to the Pittsburgh Penguins considering a trade for Evgeni Malkin.

From there we touch on Phil Kessel’s future and the apparent desire of a portion of the fan base to watch this team grow old together and fade off into the sunset.

Then there are the remaining teams in the NHL playoffs. Does Carolina’s sweep of the Islanders make the Penguins look even worse by extension, since New York swept the Penguins in the first round?

We get into the Kentucky Derby controversy, too. Mark seems to think replay has ruined another sport. I think this was the right decision, even if the method to get there was flawed.

Also, we have Pirates talk. Lots to get to there! The injured list is crowded, the lineup is bland, and the starting pitching is finally wobbling a bit. But the team did have a gutty comeback win against Oakland Sunday in extra innings.

Oh, and Liverpool football talk, too!


LISTEN: Tim Benz, Mark Madden talk about Evgeni Malkin, Kentucky Derby, Pirates

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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