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The Penguins are (finally) playing meaningful hockey tonight, the 2017 championship rings have been unveiled, and Derrick Pouliot is moving to Vancouver. 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 Wednesday morning...

The Penguins are officially back! Tonight, they begin their quest to become the first team to win three Stanley Cups in a row since the New York Islanders accomplished this feat in the 1981-82 season. Pensburgh will be bringing you all sorts of fun coverage throughout the year, so buckle up and get ready for this wild ride. LGP! Puck drop against the St. Louis Blues is set for 8 P.M. on NBCSN.

It was announced yesterday that Derrick Pouliot was traded to the Vancouver Canucks for a 2018 4th-round pick and d-man, Andrey Pedan. [Pensburgh]

The Penguins’ 2016-17 Stanley Cup Championship rings were unveiled Monday evening with some very cool intricacies. [Trib Live]

Going by “Kegger” throughout training camp and the preseason, Greg McKegg has become somewhat of a wild card at the center position as the season is about to begin. The popular nickname now has an origin story. [Post-Gazette]

So many things must be executed perfectly for the Pens to have a chance at a three-peat. While this opportunity is now presented to the team, they will be looking at past examples of sports teams from the Steel City to help them accomplish their goal. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

Here is a milestone watch for some of the game’s biggest names ahead of the 2017-18 campaign. [Sportsnet]

Will a franchise be coming to Seattle in the future? Gary Bettman: ‘We’re nowhere near that...’ [Sportsnet]

Should the Auston Matthews/William Nylander duo stay together for the long-term success of the Leafs? [Pension Plan Puppets]

Jack Eichel and the Sabres have agreed to an 8-year, $80 million extension. [Die By The Blade]