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Tim Benz, Mark Madden discuss Penguins, start of Pirates season, Tom Izzo ‘controversy’

Tim Benz
Penguins left wing Jake Guentzel takes a shot on goal against Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin during the first period Saturday, March 23, 2019.

There is a lot to get into for “Madden Monday” this week with Mark Madden of 105.9 the X.

We start with the Penguins and the impact of recently acquired forward Denis Sav … uh, I mean … Jared McCann.

How about that spin-o-rama goal he scored Saturday night in Dallas?

Also, in terms of the Penguins, Mark and I try to figure how to handle the defense pairings once Olli Maatta returns. And we attempt to surf through the best possible playoff pairings for the club.

LISTEN: Tim Benz, Mark Madden talk Penguins, Pirates, Tom Izzo

Mark had a heated Twitter exchange with former Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders this week. So I thought he’d be the perfect person to ask about Sanders being the latest guy to go after Kevin Colbert and the Steelers organization.

Speaking of fabricated online dust-ups, we each have some strong opinions on the Tom Izzo “controversy” about whether he yelled at a player too much Thursday afternoon.

Also, a Pirates season preview and the art of interviewing a mime on the radio.

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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