Friday links: Team USA could look very Penguin


Bill Guerin is one tough sumbitch. [Tribune Review]

The new power-play has a new result: actually putting the puck in the net. [Empty Netters]

Projected roster alert: Brooks Orpik, Alex Goligoski AND Bill Guerin all make the cut for Team USA here [NHL.com]

Shooting down the latest rumor that doesn't make sense: why the Pens won't be trading Sergei Gonchar to Phoenix.  Really rumor mongers, Phoenix taking on the salary?  And the Pens trading such a key guy?  At least make the rumors make a little sense. [Faceoff Factor]

Deadspin picks up on the almost certainly false rumors swirling around the Flyers. [Deadspin]

Flyers punching bag tough guy Riley Cote weighed in on facebook (before removing it): "i feel the need to address a terrible rumor about 2 of my teamates [sic] hartnell and carter.  100% not true.  do not believe what you hear.  nothing but pollution.  i got both there [sic] backs.  now let’s put a beating on the pens!!"  [Josh Q Public]

The Penguins have the highest scoring defense in the NHL.  And they also have the most diverse scoring from the blueline too. [The Peerless Prognosticator]

A fresh batch of jersey fouls for thee. [Puck Daddy]

Saturday's opponent Ryan Miller is in the groove right now. [The Hockey News]

Head trauma and the effect on pro athletes is thankfully a lot of attention these days, but the more we learn, the scarier things seem. [From the Rink]

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