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Pens Points: Real Hockey This Week!

The Pens’ roster is just about set, many Penguins are hoping the age of 30 is just a number, and Crosby and Malkin are proving how great of a tandem they truly are. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

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Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning...

As the roster comes into clearer focus (if it hasn't already), roster moves will be made to represent who the Penguins want to put on the ice to be successful. One move that may not have been as surprising was the release of Jay McClement from his PTO. [Pensburgh]

ICYMI: Pensburgh was given the opportunity to sit down with Mike Rupp to discuss a plethora of topics before the season begins. [Pensburgh]

Once you hit the age of 30, for any athlete in professional sports, they begin to see a decline in play due to age’s natural way of slowing humans down. For the Penguins and their multitude of superstars who are approaching or past the age of 30, they are hoping for continued success. [Trib Live] (Happy Birthday to the TWO-TIME Stanley Cup Champion, PHIL KESSEL!)

This is a memo for all Penguins fans: Don’t take Crosby and Malkin’s greatness for granted. [Trib Live]

Sergei Gonchar, who knows a thing or two about the power-play, is eager to see how the power-play rotation pans out. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

The Hockey World lost a great voice and and an even greater man over the weekend; Dallas Stars broadcaster, Dave Strader passed away over the weekend at the age of 62. [Defending Big D] Myself, along with everyone here at Pensburgh send our thoughts and condolences to Strader’s family and friends.

Stop me if you've heard this before: Tom Wilson was ejected for a ‘predatory hit’ in a preseason game. [TSN]

Jaromir Jagr is the king of social media. [Sportsnet]

It looks like the Capitals still aren't over last year’s playoff loss. [Sportsnet]

The Flames look to be in complete disarray. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]