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Pens Points: Sid Knows There Are No One-Man Solutions

Sid racked up 5 points but also offered some thoughts about McDavid-Or-Bust quick fix Buffalo is hoping for. Tank Tracker is on.

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Sid is off to another scorching start, having racked up 5 assists against Buffalo for a solo position atop the scoring leaderboard. [PPG]

Over in Buffalo, things are in dire straits. They are pinning their hopes on a top draft pick, and with Sidney Crosby in town they got a first-hand look at what a superstar like that could do for a team. Not so fast, warns Crosby. There are no one-man solutions. [Buffalo News]

There's now a website for all your tanking news and odds. []

The Penguins penalty kill has now killed off some 30-odd straight penalties. Gary Agnew is doing something right. [PPG]

Mike Johnston is a coaches' coach, and always appreciates an opportunity to teach. [PPG]

Beau Bennett with a four-point night in the WBS Penguins 5-4 OT win. Jean-Sebastien Dea with his second OT GWG this season. [Highland Park Hockey]

Bennett had himself a good weekend in WBS. May this time be the charm, BB. [Citizens Voice Penguins Insider]

With Bennett about to return from LTIR they will need cap space to re-call him, so Harrington was returned to WBS over the weekend. []

According to a NYP report, NHL salary cap might not go up in 2015-16. If true, this would put teams like the Blackhawks in a serious bind. [Pro Hockey Talk]

There are teams in cap hell right now. LA Kings were $160 short of icing a full roster against the Canucks. [OC Register]

Most of their cap crunch comes because Voynov's suspension came with no cap relief. Voynov's lawyer says he feels discouraged by the suspension. [USA Today]

Good thing coaches' salaries don't count against the cap, because Mike Babcock's new deal will mean higher pay for other coaches too. [Toronto Star]

Amid Dallas Stars' struggles, owner Tom Gaglardi preaches patience. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Joe Sakic is a 2-time Stanley Cup champion and a Hall of Famer, but Burnaby Joe has never forgotten his roots. [Hometown Hockey]

Maple Leafs return to Ottawa with postponed game as second priority. [Globe & Mail]

We end with heartfelt congratulations to Christian Ehrhoff and his wife on the birth of their third child, daughter Olivia. [Twitter]