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We celebrate a birthday for a "Magnificent" person and we celebrate the fact that the preseason is almost over!

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A happy belated birthday to the one and only "Le Magnifique." [Penguins]

The Penguins lost to the Red Wings last night in the penultimate preseason game. [Pensburgh recap]

ROOT Sports has beefed up its postgame coverage with the additions of Mike Rupp and Colby Armstrong as postgame analysts. [ROOT Sports]

Phil Kessel is beginning to test out his hand for the first time since hand surgery. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

The Pens are heading to the White House to visit President Obama, finishing the celebration of their Cup win. [WPXI] (Side note: The Pens were the first NHL team to visit Obama when he was first elected as President and will be the last team to visit him while he is in office).

If you haven't already, check out this award-winning feature detailing Sid's life away from the rink as he unwinds in Cole Harbour. [NHL.com] (Add an Emmy to the never-ending list of awards Sid has won).

Did the Red Wings think about sending Danny Dekeyser as part of a proposal to try to land Michigan native Jacob Trouba? [Winging it in Motown]

EA Sports annual season simulation isn't as high on the Penguins as others, only gives them 93 points and a first round matchup against the Flyers! [EA]

Veteran defenseman Dan Boyle formally announces his retirement from the NHL. The Penguins were the last opponent he played in April as a member of the Rangers in a little trivia.  [The Score]

LA's Tanner Pearson is suspended for the first 2 regular season games for his late hit against the Oilers. [NHL - Video autoplay]

Connor McDavid has been named the captain of those Oilers, becoming the youngest captain in NHL history. [TSN]

The Vegas team name, logo and colors will be announced on November 18th [Dana Lane - twitter]