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Morning links: The minor league yo-yo, Shero at the deadline and Talbot on notice?

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Jonathan Bombulie gets the thoughts from Chris Conner and Nick Johnson on how it feels to be a human yo-yo.  With the Pens injury situation, expect one (if not both) to wear an NHL uniform tomorrow night.  [Penguins Insider]

Pens Universe got to interview Ben Lovejoy [PU]

Max Talbot is the next target in Ron Cook's cross-hairs.  Hopefully this means the Superstar is about to breakout like Evgeni Malkin did. [Post Gazette]

Dave Molinari does what he does so well and throws some cold water on the dreams of Penguin fans, this time about Ray Whitney [PG]

Dan Bylsma and the nifty 50. [Empty Netters]

Looking towards the deadline, does Ray Shero need to pull another rabbit out of his hat?  He's been active for three years now, perhaps more importantly would the team have a subconcious let-down if he doesn't make a move or two? [Tribune Review]

Some joke writer fills Mirtle's shoes (skates?) by talking about Rick DiPietro's mega-long contract. (we kid because we care, Frankie) [From The Rink]

There's momentum to give hockey coach's challenge flags, like their football counterparts.  [SLBD]

Even with a lackluster PP, the Pens rank high in an advanced look at how to judge NHL teams. [Japers Rink fanpost]

A good look at why Ilya Kovalchuk might not get traded until after the Olympics -- if he gets traded by Atlanta at all. [Puck Daddy]

Then again, has Nik Antropov been the best Thrasher forward this season? [Bird Watchers Anonymous]

Patrick Kane is at it again. [Puck Daddy]

Sheldon Souray could be on the move from Edmonton, but with his salary, no-trade clause and desrie to remain close to his kids in California, don't expect him to land in Pittsburgh. [Fanhouse]

Jonathan Toews is becoming a face of Canadian hockey, but of course not THE face. [The Hockey News]

Carolina, Edmonton fans and draftniks alike rejoice: Bob McKenzie has released his 30 top prospects. [TSN]

Stick around Pensburgh, today at around 11 a new and exclusive interview with Penguins prospect Andy Bathgate will hit the presses...