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First of all, we start out with some best wishes to get well.  Penguins president David Morehouse is recovering from a heart-attack and legendary PA announcer John Barbero has revealed he's battling an inoperable brain tumor.  Best to both men from all of us.

Tough guy defenseman Deryk Engelland is in his seventh professional season that's seen him ride a lot of buses in the ECHL and AHL.  But it appears he'll finally make his NHL debut tomorrow night at the age of 27. [Penguins Insider]

The problem with hits to the head may be a bigger problem than just the players that do it [THN]

Sports agent and twitterer Alan Walsh has caught some heat for pointing out that Montreal's Carey Price has only won 10 of his last 42 shots.  Montreal's other goalie, Jaroslav Halak, is a client of Walsh's. [SLBD]

Congrats again to Luc Robitaille who becomes the 18th person with Penguin ties to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Empty Netters]

Is the trapezoid about to be eliminated, opening the way for defensive systems to suck the fun scoring out of the NHL again? [Puck Daddy]

Tomas Holmstrom leads the NHL in deflected shots.  No real surprise, but an interesting look at who's getting tips. [Behind the Net]

No matter how bad the Pens injury situation is, it could be worse.  Keep reminding yourself that Carolina just had to resort to signing Manny Legace. [Canes Country]

The battle that rages inside the NHL players association.  This is a long read, but definitely worth it if you're interested at all in the subject.  [CBC Sports]

James Mirtle breaks down the above article [From the Rink]