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Pens Points: Yet another off-day

All the news and notes for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Is it time to play yet?...

Looks like the Pens players had some fun at their annual charity Casino night, complete with a 1920's theme. [Penguins]

Jim Rutherford remembered from their time in Carolina that Matt Cullen was good, but Cullen exceeded the GM's expectations this season. [Tribune-Review]

Brian Dumoulin is officially day-to-day and skated before practice yesterday after leaving Sunday's game. []

Which is a good thing because Penguins defensemen, in particular Dumoulin and Trevor Daley have been hitting their stride lately. [Trib]

If Dumoulin's out for tomorrow night's game, it looks like the now healthy Ben Lovejoy could have a spot in the lineup again. [Post-Gazette]

All the Penguins players -- even the goalies! -- seem happy and excited about potential changes to make goalie pads smaller. Let's get on with it already, NHL, keep 'em safe but make the pads more fair. [Empty Netters]

Gotta give @MikeDarnay credit for this one, even if it was low-hanging fruit.

And the winner is (drum roll please)...Joe Starkey! "Shero didn't mortgage future, after all" [Trib- Starkey]

(Now if we just forget about how his drafts/trades from 2006-09 that did bankrupt the team in 2014 {when he lost his job}...And the Scuderi signing, the trades that didn't work and blind loyalty to a coach, maybe he could have kept his job long enough to finally see the draft hits pan out)

Some college hockey talk on the Penguins latest signing, Teddy Blueger. [SBN College Hockey]

The Penguins OTHER collegiate signing, Jake Guentzel, is expected to play tonight on a line with Josh Archibald (his former college teammate) and vet Kael Mouillierat. Great opportunity there. [Penguins Insider]

Today in Sidney Crosby's case for the Hart trophy heating up. [Sports Illustrated]

The NHL failed to address Mike Weber's hit on Bryan Rust and missed another opportunity to do the right thing. [The Hockey News - Campbell]

Another piece of adversity for tomorrow night opponents the Devils, Mike Cammalleri is now out for the season. [TSN]

The Washington Capitals have clinched home-ice in the East for the playoffs and a couple shiny, new regular season banners to hang proudly above the ice. [Japers Rink]

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is not happy with his team falling out of the playoffs this season. [Puck Daddy]

The Vancouver Canucks sign the MVP from Sweden this year, 25-year old, 5'11 181 pound Anton Rodin to a one-year contract. [NBC Sports]

Going to be a major shakeup in college alignment, the first domino to fall is Notre Dame is moving from Hockey East to the Big 10. [SBN College Hockey]