I'll be honest (I always try to be) I don't fully understand baseball's new rule concerning blocking the plate. I'm not sure they do either. Do you? And is it even necessary?

The NHL's trade deadline is 8 days away. What Ray Shero does or doesn't do will have an impact not only on this year's team, but perhaps for many years to come. Mark Madden will join us at 1:30. plus Tim Benz will report from Consol where the Penguins practiced this morning, and where Dan Bylsma and Shero are scheduled to speak about the Pens and the Olympics.

And at 1230, Gerry Dulac, fresh from the NFL combine, will fill us in on which players the Steelers seemed to be most interested in.