I wish I could say good morning, except it's not morning and it's not good. School canceled. Work not canceled. Laptop is dead. Rafa lost. But it's a hockey night in Pittsburgh so let's check in on what's new.
Todays Pens Report has all the lineup updates and other relevant game day details. [Penguins.com]
Kris Letang is good to go tonight, and that's ultimately all that matters. Creep on skates Zac Rinaldo won't assault anyone else for at least the next 8 games, which is a low cost of doing business for him. [PPG]
Martin Brodeur is retiring after all. He will finish the season in the Blues front office, which Lou Lamoriello is supportive of, though he hopes Marty will eventually be back with the Devils. [NJ.com]
Always great Elliotte Friedman's 30 thoughts have some good nuggets about the Pens. As always a terrific read. [Sportsnet]
I missed this little nugget during the All Star weekend. The rumblings are that there will be an outdoor game between the Pens and the Flyers in 2016-17 season, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 expansion. [CSN Philly]
After the Kings were unable to find any trade fits for his long and generous contract, Mike Richards went through waivers and is being sent to the minors. From the Malibu beach condo to Manchester, NH. Ouch. No one should let Lombardi off the hook on this one. [LA Times]
Speaking of long and generous contracts, Torontonians (is that a word?) are just now waking up to the embezzlement scheme aka David Clarkson. People you have to read this. [Pension Plan Pupets]
Pens' Pouliot and Kostopoulos recorded an assist each in the AHL All Star Game. Here is the game report. [Citizen Voice]
Here is a really nice feature on Tom Kostopoulos and his long and productive road in the AHL, by Joe Yerdon. [NHL.com]
Nothing will stop Jaromir Jagr. Not the flu, not the mumps, not old age. With Brodeur just retired, he's the last man standing (skating?) actively in the NHL. [TSN]
Thomas Greiss will start against Winnipeg tonight. Let's go Pens!