I have been telling you how special Jordan Staal is for a while now, so what's better than reading about him some more? =) My friend Hooks Orpik over at Pensburgh wrote a nice piece about Staalsy in honor of his 300th game played. Please check it out. I hope Ray Shero loves JStaal as much as I do and will do whatever it takes to keep him in Pittsburgh for a long time to come. I know we don't have much salary cap room what with the likes of Malkin and Crosby, but Jordan is more than just a center and is worth keeping. I would hate for any of the Staal trade rumors to come true.
It appears there was some talk of Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle wanting to buy the Pirates. This, of course, is a brilliant idea, even though I really could care less about baseball. The boys over at thePensblog have the story. You can read up on it here.
ESPN is also reporting on the subject, telling us that Pirates owner, Bob Nutting, says the team is not for sale. You can read that story here. It's more the legal money issues side of things...
"Lemieux, the Hall of Fame player, bought the Penguins in federal bankruptcy court in 1999 -- a year later, he came out of retirement became pro sports' first owner-player -- and has since seen them become one of the NHL's most successful franchises."
Dude, just sayin'...
How awesome would it be if Super Mario owned two-thirds of the professional sports teams in Pittsburgh?!
Read the articles and tell me what you think.