Pens Points Wednesday: Camp Hair Day; Pitka-Niska-Nen

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Your daily thread of Pens and NHL news. The camp opened today and the boys showed. Everybody looks like they are trying to give Tanger's hair a run for its money. Joni Pitkanen is out for the season. We got a defenseman for ya, Carolina. Pitkanen even rhymes with Niskanen.

Here we are, folks. Camp opened today and all the penguins came with hair instead of feathers. Joey V literally has a lion's mane on top of his head. Brandon Sutter looks like a biker extra from Streets of Fire. On we go to Pens camp news and notes.

PENS CAMP NEWS

'Twas the night before Penguins training camp [The Hockey Writers]

On the morning of, they came and spoke. Dan Bylsma sad all kinds of things that made me wonder what he's on. [Hockey Buzz]

Among other things, he said Flower and Vokie are the best goalie tandem in the leage. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Here is the audio of all the camp talking. [PPG]

Here are some pictures. Tanger's unofficial "best hair" credentials are in serious jeopardy. [Penguins Facebook]

Tanner Glass is intent on pursuing the third line role. [Empty Netters]

And Shero is taking them to West Point, for the first time since 2008. Please don't get hurt, people. [Penguins.com]

NHL NEWS

Nazem Kadri receives a 2-year bridge contract from the Maple Leafs. What about Franson? [The Hockey Writers]

Contract talks between St. Louis Blues and RFA defenseman Alex Pietrangelo have collapsed, and he's not going to be in camp. Cue that Flyers offer sheet. They think he might be good in goal. [SportsNet]

It now looks like Dan Cleary to the Flyers may not happen after all. They are saved from their own stupidity. [BSH]

Tyler Seguin is excited for the new start. [NHL.com] Watch this clip from "Behind the B", the latest all-access-TV thing. In this clip, the Bruins brass discusses trading Seguin. [Yahoo Sports]

Olympic camp snub motivating Jason Spezza. [NHL.com]

Joni Pitkanen will now miss the entire 2013-14 season. Brutal. But quick, they will need a defenseman now. Start packing, Matt Niskanen. [Carolina Hurricanes]

Tim Thomas and Ilya Bryzgalov have reportedly both been offered tryout contracts from the Florida Panthers. These two on the same team would be all kinds of hilarious. Please hockey gods, make it happen. [SB Nation]

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