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Pens Points: Who Wants More of Crosby and McDavid?

Jim Rutherford may be pressed into making a bigger splash to spark the team, Tristan Jarry is here to cement his status, and Kris Letang’s style of play may be hurting himself and the team in the process. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

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Good morning, Pens fans. Tonight, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are back in action as they continue their road trip and head to Edmonton to battle Connor McDavid and the Oilers for the second time in eight days. Pensburgh will be covering Crosby/McDavid Part II before and after the game. Puck drop is set for 8:30 PM.

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

Given the recent losses and all-around bad play from the Penguins, could this trigger another move by General Manager Jim Rutherford? [Pensburgh]

The Penguins’ resident speedster, Carl Hagelin, only has 1 goal through 13 games. Hags says the lack of goals isn’t something that’s worrying him. [Trib Live]

Tristan Jarry‘s goal is trying to lock down the #2 spot behind Matt Murray. [Post-Gazette]

Kris Letang is famously known for logging A TON of minutes during games. Is this a hindrance to Letang’s recent play? Is Tanger seeing too much ice time? Jim Rutherford believes this to be the case. [Post-Gazette]

It looks like the Penguins and the city of Pittsburgh are close to reaching an agreement on what to do with the old Civic Arena site. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

With this NHL season almost being a month old, fringe teams may be in the final stages of giving their current head coach one last chance to prove that they belong behind the bench. So, it’s time to look at some potential head coaching candidates. Here are 13 names that may, or may not, be on a team’s radar. [TSN]

Some teams may already be talking about potential relocation. But who is going to move where? [Toronto Star]