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Pens Points: We are the Jamaican Hockey team

News and notes from around the hockey world for the Pittsburgh Penguins


Jim Rutherford and Mike Johnston are eager to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rebound. []

Looking at the bottom-six center options for the Pens, where Craig Adams is still somehow considered an option. Marcel Goc has good underlying numbers, but a weak 21 game performance as a Penguin (hampered by an injury, to be fair) and Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling abide. [Hockeybuzz - Wilson]

In the past 24 hours, Adams, Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Bill Guerin have all doused themselves with buckets of ice water. Have they lost their minds? Catch up on the how and why (for a great cause) here. []

Dropped this in our layout yesterday, but this history piece on the old hockey team called the Pittsburgh Pirates is definitely worth a gander. [SBN Hockey]

Interesting food for thought in overhauling the minor league system of hockey in North America. [SBN Hockey]

Will the Senators be able to get Bobby Ryan to sign long-term? [SIlver Seven Sens]

And a look at the risk that teams take with long-term extensions for star players. [Grantland]

Sedin vs. Sedin [Nucks Misconduct]

Hockey Analytics- what's coming next? [Pension Plan Puppets]

Gotta love translated interviews. Here's one with Alex Ovechkin with a few interesting topics, most notably for me that Ovi did recently wish Evgeni Malkin a happy birthday, so I guess their wacky frenemy relationship has the needle currently pointing towards friends...for now. [Puck Daddy]

And finally, check out this story about the quest to create a Jamaican hockey team for the Olympics in 2018, and thanks to Bill for the tip! [Color of Hockey]