Wednesday Pens Points: Guerin's rink, Orpik's fading

Justin K. Aller

In today's Pens points: when it's OK to make TMZ, a look at Brooks Orpik, new names in the trade rumor mills, a look at the team to follow "The Team" and more!

The Wilkes-Barre revolving door continues, with Andrew Ebbett back to the minors and old friend Harry Zolnierczyk getting another shot in the show. [Penguins.nhl.com]

Kris Letang will miss his fourth straight game tonight with his mysterious, apparently undiagnosed illness. Speculation abounds about what the matter could be, but let's just hope that they can figure out what's ailing him and treat it. [Tribune Review]

Usually it's not a good thing when an athlete makes TMZ. But here's Bill Guerin and his sweet outdoor rink and it's an exception to that rule. [TMZ]

Craig Adams, iron man. [Post-Gazette]

Sidney Crosby is in a goal drought. [PG]

The quiet decline of Brooks Orpik [Hockey Writers - Colligan]

A sweet longform about the 1984 US Men's Olympic team who ended up being remarkably forgettable, following in the footsteps of the most celebrated team ever. [SB Nation]

The Ryan Callahan / NY Rangers divorce might be heating up. [SBN Hockey]

Some newish names popping up in beginning trade talks, including Dave Bolland and Drew Stafford. And more on Tomas Vanek [TSN - McKenzie, Dreger, Lebrun]

Trade those losing lottery tickets out for Panthers tickets! [Puck Daddy]

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