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A look at links around the league for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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A great look at how Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin boost the stats of whomever the play with, in the context of the James Neal for Patric Hornqvist trade. [Sportsnet]

Preseason stats are worth as much as the games count (none) and let's hope so, the Pens PP and PK units were both poor. [Post-Gazette]

Today, in dramatic headlines: "High stakes for Fleury with future on the line" Dun dun DUNNNN [PG - Molinari]

Josh Yohe joins the gang for a podcast. [Pens Initiative]

The Kris and Christian pairing is thriving already. Gonna be seriously fun to watch them operate as the #1 pair this season. [Tribune Review]

Oskar Sundqvist knows he's better than Craig Adams. [Hockey Buzz]

In unsurprising news, Sidney Crosby takes #1 in a player rankings. Evgeni Malkin is #6 and no other Pens make the list. [TSN]

A sick goal from Capitals prospect Stan Galiev. [Puck Daddy]

Less shootouts, more conditioning, and no whiffleball. What else is different with the Penguins training camp? [Empty Netters]

Crosby gets fresh start with new coach Mike Johnston. [Globe & Mail]

Kevin Allen's Pittsburgh Penguins preview. [USA Today]

Bobby Orr says the NHL has become "dangerous", calls Gordie Howe the game's greatest player. [The Hockey News]

Stars GM says Gonchar will miss 3-5 weeks with fractured ankle. [ProHockeyTalk]

Coyotes' ownership group selling majority share. [The Score]

A look at NHL training camps, by the numbers: Youngest, oldest, biggest and smallest. [Globe & Mail]

Tatar passes concussion tests, feels ‘way better than last night’. [ProHockeyTalk]

The seven teams that could win the Stanley Cup, plus a (not so) stunning prediction for this year's final. [Grantland]

Tomas Jurco on how the Internet saved his hockey career. [Detroit Free Press]

And, finally, possibly the best story of the day, Nick Cotsonika writes a nice piece about where Kris Letang's head is after suffering a stroke earlier this year. [Yahoo Sports]