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Pens Points: Team Meeting with Prospective Buyers

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Later this week the Penguins ownership and management will hold meetings with prospective buyers who have received advance approval from the NHL. [Trib]

Corey Pronman has released his annual ranking of all NHL teams by prospect strength, and the Pens sit at 30th. This is paid content so most of you won't be able to access the original rankings on ESPN Insider, but Ryan Wilson has some useful excerpts that relate to the Pens. [HockeyBuzz]

Speaking of Pouliot, it probably makes sense that he's no longer viewed as a prospect, given that most people expect him to assume a role in the top 4. But can he handle that role? Good work as always. [Hockey Buzz]

An in-depth look at the new Pens depth forwards and how it compare to previous depth forwards. [Penguins Sauce]

The recommended read of the day: an in-depth look at the possession struggles for the van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Kessel line last season. [SportLogiQ]

Michel Therrien says coaching Alex Semin will be a challenge. You would think by now Canadian writers would come up by some new vocabulary, but no, Semin is described as a talented yet enigmatic winger. [Montreal Gazette]

The Metropolitan Division and Eastern Conference as a whole are on the rise. Can the Hurricanes step into the mix and give the Metro frontrunners any headaches? [TSN]

Ivan Hlinka U18 Memorial Cup has begun, and there is a dedicated live streaming channel for the tournament in case you'd like to watch some hockey in the summer. [YouTube]