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Pens Points: Pens Start Slow and Go From There

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Good morning one and all,

The picture above is exactly how I feel about the Pens start of the season so far. It's a hot mess but hopefully they manage to sort it out. [Trib]

The team is falling victim to the slow starts, and totally unable to turn it around and recover after falling behind. Coming out flat is not an excuse. It is a matter of mindset. [Hockey Buzz]

Kris Letang is a rare player on the Pens who is playing as well as expected, and his increased ice time and responsibility is just how he likes it. [PPG]

Daniel Sprong is trying to find his way in the NHL. He's playing sheltered minutes and very little in the third period, but hopefully he can learn by watching as well. [Trib]

Who is this guy impersonating Sidney Crosby? Dear aliens, pretty please with sugar on top, send us our captain back. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Sabres starting goalie Robin Lehner is out 6-10 weeks with a high right-ankle sprain. This could push them into the trade market early. [ESPN]

So, what do we think of the Mike Richards contract settlement and Dean Lombardi's sad lament on the "destructive spiral" he found himself in? [LA Times]

Brad Marchand is out indefinitely with a concussion sustained in Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. [TSN]

What a difference a Jagr makes. A year after posting a record-low opening night, the Panthers' home opener was a sellout, and the fans were rewarded with plenty of goals. [CBS Sports]

The Flyers are striggling mightily to keep the puck out of their net, but hey even they have more points than the Pens. Lots of expensive scratches for them, as Sam Gagner waits for his chance to help. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Just about a year and a half ago Gary Bettman said he didn't see a women's pro hockey league happening. Well, the National Women’s Hockey League opened its inaugural season yesterday as history was made in Stamford, CT. [Sports Illustrated]

Animal rights groups are going to protest at Honda Center on Monday to call attention to Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner's illegal killing of Cheeky the grizzly bear, for which he was charged in BC. [LA Times]

Former Red Wing Mike Commodore still really, really hates Mike Babcock. This was the most fun thing to follow on Twitter this past weekend. He wasn't holding anything back. [The Score]

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all our neighbors to the north!