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Pens Points: Daley’s day with Cup, Guentzel scores in Da Beauty League

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A bit of news and notes around the Pittsburgh Penguins and NHL. Trevor Daley with the Stanley Cup, Jake Guentzel gets a summer league goal, and the next owner of Carolina has Penguins ties!

Pittsburgh Penguins v Ottawa Senators - Game Four Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Details on how you can enter to win a copy of the Penguins 2017 championship Blu-Ray/DVD from your pals. [Pensburgh]

Old pal Trevor Daley spent his day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown in Canada. [NHL.com]

Sidney Crosby tweeted for the first time ever....And in what must be a coincidence he’s getting the Cup on Monday August 7th. Not a big deal! [The Pensblog]

The Pens also give a deep dive on a written “portrait” of Crosby’s roots as a youngster. [Penguins.nhl.com]

It sounds like major movement is in place to sell the Carolina Hurricanes from Peter Karmanos to Chuck Greenberg. If that names ring a bell, give yourself a gold star! Greenberg (an attorney and former owner of the Altoona Curve) was a mutual friend of Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle and helped the Penguins ownership transition to them in 1999. He also worked with the Pens a decade ago to secure the government approvals for what would become the PPG Paints Arena. [Canes Country]

Speaking of arena talk, unfortunately the Coyotes still have some obstacles in their quest to find a better rink in Arizona. As we remember too well, that sort of limbo with no control as fans is not a fun place to be in. [Five for Howling]

Rangers fans don’t want to see Mike Zibanejad get a short-term contract, and for good reason; those bridge deals generally don’t seem to work out well for the team long-term. [Blueshirt Banter]

It seems like Jason Spezza will, in fact, be moving from his spot as a regular center to right wing for the Dallas Stars next season. [Defending Big D]

More Stars news: one player who won’t be playing any position next year in Dallas is Valeri Nichushkin, who is staying in the KHL (and surely Olympic bound) for 2017-18. [Pro Hockey Talk]

And, with KHL talk above, Evgeny Kuznetsov wrangled a few more bucks out of the Capitals (ha-ha /Muntz) to get a $7.8 million cap hit long term due to his leverage and opportunities in Russia. Not a knock on Kuznetsov (Caps shouldn’t have bridged him 2 years ago, also to tie into the theme above) but, boy, that shows how wise it was for the Pens to lock up Evgeni Malkin long-term to 5 and then 8 year contracts when they did. [TSN.ca]

Frederick Gaudreau, aka the random kid who annoyingly scored 3 goals in the Stanley Cup Finals, gets rewarded with a three year contract from the Predators. [On the Forecheck]

Martin Frk also gets a contract from the Red Wings, but it seems like the talented forward who’s played well in the AHL is destined to go on waivers this fall again [Winging it in Motown]

Should the Maple Leafs target Dougie Hamilton? Sheesh, they get a couple good young players and suddenly they think they can get ALL the good young players, eh? [Pension Plan Puppets]

5 years ago yesterday the Flyers signed Shea Weber to an offer sheet. Related: the Flyers haven’t won a playoff series in the interim. [Puck Daddy]

Gary Bettman was on-hand with the other major sports commissioners to talk about a myriad of issues if you’re really bored. [Sports Business Daily]

Good news here: Kyle Okposo (hospitalized earlier this spring) played last night in “Da Beauty League” 4v4 hockey in Minnesota this summer. All the best to him for full health. [Pro Hockey Talk]

2 Penguins, Jake Guentzel and Teddy Blueger, are in Da Beauty League (which basically anyone who’s anyone that summers in Minnesota). They both scored a goal last night for in 10-3 win, and their team is now 2-0 on the year. Here’s a quick look (well, kinda) at Guentzel’s tally.