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Pens Points: All the Season Previews

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Preseason hockey is over. Now time for the real thing.

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As a part of the Penguins' 50th season celebration, the team held its first ever Fan Fest on Sunday afternoon. [Penguins]

The Pens wrapped up their preseason schedule on Saturday with a 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin, and Scott Wilson scored for the Pens. [WTAE]

Speaking of Wilson, he had a major impact last season before going down with an injury. He has put together a strong camp to show he belongs in the NHL. [Penguins]

Brian Dumoulin will play alongside Kris Letang on the Penguins' top defense unit when the season begins. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

With the season only days away, many hockey media outlets are publishing their season previews. Here are a few...

Scott Burnside likes what the Pens will put on the ice this year and locks them in for a playoff spot. However, he does not see them winning the Metro. [ESPN]

The Hockey News has the Pens ranked as the best team in hockey to start the season. Makes sense with how last season ended. [The Hockey News]

If there is a weak spot on the Pens roster, it might be on the blue line. [Sportsnet]

Some quick NHL news from the weekend...

Philadelphia Flyers in house goon Radko Gudas will have an in person hearing with the Department of Player Safety for his hit on Austin Czarnik of the Boston Bruins. [Puck Daddy]

Rumors of a Nail Yakupov trade are rumors no more. The former number one overall pick was dealt to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. [Puck Daddy]

The Yakupov wasn't the only big move on the weekend for the Edmonton Oilers. They signed veteran defensman Kris Russel to a one year deal. [NBC Sports]