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Tuesday links: Letestu's long road, Pittsburgh and the 2012 draft and Mario Lemieux is coming back (sort of)

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Must read of the day: An interview with Mark Letestu on his unique road to the NHL.  Interesting how much of a non-prospect he was, and how by Ray Shero personally reaching out to him early as the first NHL GM to contact him, that tipped the scales and ultimately led to Letestu deciding to sign with the Penguins. [Oilers Nation]

The Pensblog honors Max Talbot's top five NHL goals like only they can [tPb]

In news that makes draft dorks like me happy, it's looking increasingly like Pittsburgh will be the host of next summer's NHL Entry Draft [TSN]

A look at fast rising prospect Tom Kuhnhackl [Faceoff Factor]

Dustin Jeffrey is set to get back on the ice for the first time since knee surgery next week [PG]

Chris Pronger thinks he'll be ready for opening night, but the injury question lingers [Broad Street]

Down Goes Brown teaches us how buyouts really work [DGB]

The Chicago Blackhawks are an older, tougher and courtesy of adding Dan Carcillo- dumber team now [Sportsnet]

And finally, the video gamers have heard but it's worth mentioning- Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and other hockey legends are going to appear in NHL12, the latest hockey offering next month.  Gonna be great to be able to take The Big Guy out for more skates [Puck Daddy]