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TFP Today brings hockey news, rumors and commentary, delivered by industry professionals. Featuring the cast of the syndicated Fourth Period Radio Show, including Dave Pagnotta, TFP Today also boasts former Tampa GM Jay Feaster, Stanley Cup winner Jim Dowd, NHL journeyman Sean Pronger and Yahoo! Sports blogger, Greg "Puck Daddy" Wyshynski. TFP Today is also proud to introduce new host, Francis Anzalone.
 
Fansided NHL writer and die-hard Penguins fan Hunter Hodies brings you the Locked On Penguins Podcast, your daily podcast on the five-time Stanley Cup champs. Featuring a wide variety of guests, Hunter bring you game recaps, game previews, opponent check-ins, laughs, trade deadline talk, playoff talk, player evaluation and more. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.
 
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Make it four in a row for the Penguins! They went to Columbus for the first time in two years and took down the Blue Jackets 5-2 thanks to Sidney Crosby's heroics. Before that talk takes place, Hunter starts with the goaltending subject as it was another horrific night for Casey DeSmith. Should Ron Hextall make a move now? Who should he go over if …
 
Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down Wednesday night’s win, including a closer look at Sidney Crosby’s big game and Casey DeSmith’s concerning performance. Plus, who won the Sam Lafferty-for-Alex Nylander trade? And how many more years can the core stay together? Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeo…
 
Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko wrap up the 2021 season. It’s time for the Steelers to turn the page at quarterback and with the offense. Does Mike Tomlin really want Matt Canada back? Plus, we discuss receiving corps decisions, finding rookies to produce on defense and more. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Ke…
 
It wasn't pretty but the Penguins got the job done over the Ottawa Senators. Hunter is back with a full game preview and starts the episode off with some negative thoughts as the Penguins weren't close to their A-game. What do the Penguins need to do better moving forward? Is the front of the net area becoming a problem? He also notes how great Ott…
 
Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo recap the longest road trip of the season. What do the All-Star game nods say about Tristan Jarry and Jake Guentzel? And could the Penguins finally get a fully healthy lineup? Plus, we look ahead to the matchup against Matt Murray. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (htt…
 
The Pittsburgh Penguins are fully healthy! Yes, you read that right. All players have returned from COVID protocol and there are no injuries to any of the regulars. Hunter first touches on that in the first segment and what the top 12 should look like once Mike Sullivan deems it fit for Heinen and Aston-Reese to officially return. Could there be so…
 
The Penguins finished their road trip in style on Monday night with a massive 5-3 comeback over the Golden Knights. Hunter is back for a full recap of that contest and he starts with how the Penguins continue to find new ways to win. He touches on how Tristan Jarry played his worst game of the season but still made some big saves later in the game.…
 
Pitt insiders Craig Meyer and Johnny McGonigal break down the Panthers’ interesting week. What did their win over Louisville prove? Which players are standing out? Plus, we discuss the hiring of Pitt offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (ht…
 
The Penguins will finally conclude their long Western swing on Monday night in Las Vegas, but first, they got a gigantic win against the Sharks on Saturday. Hunter goes into his biggest takeaways from that game and it starts with how the team is able to win, despite not playing their best. He touches on how Louis Domingue basically stole that game,…
 
Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko revisit the crazy events that kept Pittsburgh’s season alive. Did anyone actually see this coming? Plus, we discuss JuJu Smith-Schuster returning to practice, look ahead to the Chiefs matchup and share our predictions for the playoff weekend. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevi…
 
It's another crossover episode as Sarah Avampato of Locked On Kings joins Hunter to preview Thursday night's matchup. The two go into how the Kings season has gone, and notably touch on how Jonathan Quick has come back to being elite. What has Sarah noticed in his game? They also get into how Adrian Kempe has broken out this season and if anyone sa…
 
Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down Evgeni Malkin’s season debut. Which parts of the team will benefit most from his return to the lineup? Plus, Jeff Carter returns to L.A. How has his time with the Penguins changed his career? Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License…
 
Happy Wednesday! Hunter is back with a full game recap of the Penguins-Ducks game from Tuesday night and it all starts with Evgeni Malkin. Hunter goes into how he was flying right from the puck drop, including how this was the best he's looked in quite some time while also dunking on the people who said he should've traded or mess up the structure.…
 
It's Penguins-Ducks day as the Penguins look to get back on the winning track. Hunter is joined by Jason of Locked On Ducks to help preview the matchup as last month's contest ended up being one close affair. Jason goes into how the kids are playing this season and if he's surprised by some of the breakouts by some of the players. He also touches o…
 
Pitt insiders Craig Meyer and Johnny McGonigal take a closer look at where is Pitt basketball now. It was a rough start to the season, but the Panthers are turning things around and forming an identity. What opportunities are ahead for them? And can John Hugley continue to impress? Plus, we share our final team of teams update. Music from https://f…
 
It's Friday but that still means another episode of Locked On Penguins. For this episode, Hunter is welcomed back by Doug Glattke and there are no shortages of topics to discuss. They first discuss Kris Letang and what a season he's having. Could he get Norris consideration? Is his contract price only going up? Is he the most important player to re…
 
Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko share their lingering thoughts from Pittsburgh’s sendoff for Ben Roethlisberger Monday night. Did that game represent a passing of the torch? Plus, we break down the defense’s necessary performance, discuss T.J. Watt chasing the sack record and preview the Steelers-Ravens game. Music from https://fil…
 
MAKE IT TEN! Hunter is back to recap another win for the Penguins and it's getting close to being the same old story. Bryan Rust continues his torrid pace with seven goals in his last three games and Jake Guentzel also hasn't missed a beat at all. He remains hot and Hunter recaps both their goals and what led to them, especially the first Rust one.…
 
Happy Wednesday! Make it NINE for your Pittsburgh Penguins and man oh man, this team is looking good. Hunter gets into how this was the biggest test for the Penguins in some time and they passed it with EASE. Would the team have steamrolled the Blues had Jarry started all game? Hunter ponders that before getting into the elephant in the room: A new…
 
Happy Tuesday! The Penguins are about to play a whole lot of games coming up and Hunter has the latest updates on this episode. He first starts out by discussing the latest practice notes and who looks to be back in the lineup. Is the second COVID outbreak just about over? What are the lines looking like? He also touches on how Evgeni Malkin is bac…
 
Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer review the Panthers’ Peach Bowl performance, discuss Brennan Marion's departure and break down the latest transfer news. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)…
 
We finally have game action to discuss for the Penguins! Hunter is joined by 1/2 of Locked On Sharks for this special crossover as JD Young helps recap that crazy 8-5 win for the Penguins. Was the bad start by San Jose fueled by them thinking it was 10 AM? JD goes into that before Hunter brings up how the Penguins were shot out of a cannon for this…
 
Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko break down Ben Roethlisberger’s big news of the week: Monday night will likely be his last game at Heinz Field. How will these final games go for him? Plus, we discuss the latest coaching staff departure and preview the upcoming game against the Browns. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Cle…
 
2021 is almost over and that means it's a time for a year in review! First though, Hunter does a full game preview for Sunday's contest against the San Jose Sharks. How have they looked this season? Is this a team that needs to start rebuilding? Are some of their older players turning back the clock a bit? After that, Hunter starts the year in revi…
 
Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down how COVID-19 is impacting the team once more and how changing CDC guidelines could impact the club. When will the Penguins play hockey on ice again? And what will they need to do to pick up where they left off before the pause? Plus, we share the latest injury updates, including Evgeni Malkin…
 
Happy Wednesday! As always, there's a ton of news surrounding the Penguins and it starts with more COVID-19. Kasperi Kapanen has been added to the list and Hunter ponders what the lines will look like with him out. He also gets into the change in the NHL's protocols: What does this mean for the Penguins? Will some players be able to come out of pro…
 
Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer are gearing up for this week’s Peach Bowl. With Kenny Pickett opting not to play, it’s time for the Nick Patti show. Can the Panthers wrap up a special season with win No. 12? Plus, we discuss Kedon Slovis’ transfer to Pitt. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://i…
 
It's always a busy Monday for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hunter recaps the news on the team as they have once again been hit by COVID. Who is now in the protocols? Which players will have to step up in their absence? Hunter also goes into if the protocols could be changing now that the CDC has changed some guidelines. Could asymptomatic players come …
 
Merry Christmas! Hunter recaps a small newsy Friday around the NHL as the league has paused for another day. That means that the Penguins game on Monday will be canceled and Hunter goes all into when that game will likely be made up. What's the road ahead like for Pittsburgh after? Will this help all of their injured players? He goes into that as w…
 
The holidays are right around the corner and that means it's time to touch on the Penguins' best holiday videos. Hunter goes into what the Penguins did for this year's version, plus ponders which video they've done in years past. Did some players in today's video imitate a few players from the past? He also goes into some bold predictions for playe…
 
Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko take a closer look at Pro Bowl selections. Were any of Pittsburgh’s players snubbed? Plus, we share our lingering thoughts from the win against the Titans, discuss the latest COVID-19 situations and preview Sunday’s Steelers-Chiefs matchup. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin …
 
Just because there's a pause doesn't mean there can't be Penguins content! Hunter recaps the slew of news from the last couple of days, including the NHL backing out of the Olympics. Hunter explains how this was the NHL's only option, plus wonders if we'll ever get McDavid and Crosby on the ice together for the same team. Was this the best roster t…
 
Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo discuss the NHL’s decision to hit pause early and try to mitigate its COVID-19 crisis. Did the league make the right choice? What happens next? Plus, we consider how this impacts the Penguins and Olympic participation. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompet…
 
Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer discuss Kenny Pickett’s decision to not play in the Peach Bowl. Is he making the right choice or should he be playing? And where does the Panthers’ quarterback situation go from here? Plus, we revisit the volleyball team’s Final Four match. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin Ma…
 
Make it lucky number 7! The Penguins continue to be the hottest team in the league and beat the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night, 3-2. Hunter recaps that performance and starts with the obvious: Yes, the team stunk. That said, he goes into how winning these kinds of games is a sign of a really good team. He also touches on Teddy Blueger's goal and…
 
Make it SIX for your Pittsburgh Penguins! Hunter is back to end all Penguins fans' weeks with a BANG after the team continued its winning streak. He first goes into Evan Rodrigues and what else is there to say at this point? He's been dynamite all season and ripped another laser on the power play for Pittsburgh to take the early lead. Hunter then p…
 
Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko take a look at how COVID-19 is impacting the league once again and how the NFL is handling the situation. Plus, we assess the Steelers’ disappointing run defense, discuss why it’s crucial for the team to start stronger, preview the matchup with the Titans and more. Music from https://filmmusic.io"Ret…
 
It's another late-night one! Hunter is back with a fresh episode on the Pittsburgh Penguins. He first goes into a deep preview on the Sabres...was the falling off expected? Is Tage Thompson turning into a Penguins killer? How has Kyle Okposo been able to rewind the clock? Hunter then touches on Kasperi Kapanen and how he's been able to turn it arou…
 
2 off days means it's time for a new guest to join the podcast. Hunter is welcomed by The Athletic's Sean Gentille as he now has gotten all 4 Penguins writers onto the show. They go into Sean's overall thoughts on the team as he saw the turnaround coming a little bit before going into Evan Rodrigues. Is this sustainable? Where should he be in the l…
 
Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo assess the team’s recent hot streak. What are the biggest reasons for the Penguins’ success? Has this changed expectations? Plus, we discuss Jake Guentzel’s injury, Kasperi Kapanen on the top line and how newcomers are making a difference. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacL…
 
That's now five in a row for the Penguins! Hunter does a full game recap of this one as Pittsburgh did what they needed to do against an inferior opponent. He goes into his biggest takeaways of this game and it has to begin with Evan Rodrigues. He touches on what he's on pace for after another outstanding game, before then going into the full Mike …
 
Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer recap Kenny Pickett’s Heisman weekend and assess where Pitt goes from here at offensive coordinator. Plus, we discuss Pitt volleyball’s run to the Final Four and the current state of the men’s basketball program. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.c…
 
The Pittsburgh Penguins are back streaking. That's now four wins in a row as they're sitting comfortably in a playoff spot. Hunter recaps the game against the Anaheim Ducks as it wasn't the prettiest win, but it got the job done. He touches on Brock McGinn and how he continues to have a stellar season for Pittsburgh. Does he have more of an offensi…
 
High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett recap last week's PIAA football championships, which saw an unprecedented four WPIAL teams capture state titles. Plus, we share our favorite memories of the 2021 season and give our picks for Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Cle8n" by Kevi…
 
The Pittsburgh Penguins were ready to go for this one that's for sure! They went to Washington and took down the Capitals 4-2 to extend their win streak. Hunter recaps the contest starting with his main takeaways from it and he starts with the overall team game. How good defensively were the Penguins? How were they able to have so much jump through…
 
Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko break down Thursday night’s surreal game against the Vikings. How did the game go from 29-0 to 36-28? Plus, we discuss the heat Chase Claypool is facing and consider how much he deserves it. And while it might be easy to blame the players, the Steelers’ coaching efforts should also be criticized. Mus…
 
It's an off day but that doesn't mean there's no news surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hunter is joined again by Doug Glattke to break down Wednesday's Jake Guentzel's news to start the show. How big of a loss is this for the Penguins? Was he on pace to challenge for the Rocket? Who should replace him on the top line? Hunter and Doug go into a …
 
Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down the Penguins’ road trip and Jake Guentzel’s recent hot streak. Can he keep it up? Plus, we evaluate the new-look lines and take stock of the Metro Division. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org…
 
The Pittsburgh Penguins finish a long road trip in style! Hunter recaps the Penguins 6-1 win over the Seattle Kraken from Monday night as the game looked to be over in the opening five minutes. He goes into Jake Guentzel and how he's continuing to light it up around the league. Could he make a push for the Rocket Richard towards the end of the year…
 
Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer break down the Panthers’ ACC championship. What stood out most from that game? Plus, we discuss Kenny Pickett being named a Heisman Trophy finalist. Music from https://filmmusic.io"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)…
 
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