In the next edition of the Steelers’ draft picks we look at Ulysees Gilbert III, an exciting prospect that has the potential to crack the starting rotation in as early as 2-3 years. This 6″1 225 pound linebacker out of Akron could be another great addition at the very least on special teams. If the Steelers can tap into his full potential, there is no stopping this young man.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had themselves a fairly significant draft. They moved up in the top 10 for the first time since they drafted Plaxico Burress eighth overall in the 2000 draft. They got their man Devin Bush, a stud middle linebacker out of Michigan, but enough about the big splash. Let’s talk about what I found to be the most significant pickup in the draft.
82 games have gone and past and the Pittsburgh Penguins are in the Stanley Cup playoffs. With a record of 44-26-12 and a total of 100 points, they are set to face the New York Islanders in the first round of the playoffs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins. That name in Pittsburgh, when brought up, brings special memories. With 5 Stanley Cups coming from 90-91, 91-92, 08-09, 16-17, and 17-18 this city has been blessed with a multitude of fantastic players. I have compiled a list of the top 10 players. Making this was extremely difficult.
With the Penguins morning skate report, it looked to be business as usual until you got to the defensive pairings. Zach Trotman was paired with Brian Dumoulin on the top line. The usual pairing is Kris Letang and Dumoulin, so everyone begged the question where is Letang?
With just eight games remaining in the season the Penguins are one of those teams you shouldn’t hit the panic button on just yet. In their last four games, three of them have gone into overtime (Philadelphia, Carolina, and Nashville.) Out of those three two of them ended in a loss one in a shootout the other with 3 seconds left in overtime. There were two running themes in all three.