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Training camp is in full swing now for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Nothing like a good old fashioned loss of internet for a weekend (thanks, Verizon!) Here’s what we’re checking out this morning as training camp is suddenly in full swing.

New assistant coaches Mark Recchi and Sergei Gonchar will have to decide between Kris Letang and Justin Schultz on the team’s high-powered #1 power play unit. []

Letang, Ian Cole and Ryan Reaves took in UFC 215 in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. [Tribune Review]

In the hat-trick of Letang news, NHL Network says he’s the 28th best player in the league. Cool beans. []

Conor Sheary wants to add some consistency to his game, which despite having a breakout season last year and nice new contract, he remains hungry. [Trib]

The Penguins have signed in recent days two undrafted 18-year olds, forward Jordy Bellerive and goalie Alex D’Orio to entry level contracts as the endless search for more talent grinds on for a team often missing several draft picks a year through trades. []

Can Jay McClement do enough “little things” to turn a tryout into a contract? [Penguins]

TJ Oshie on the Pens: “It kind of deflates what we’re doing and it’s hard to trust your game after that,” Oshie said. :))))))))))))))))) The beatings will continue until morale improves, Timothy Jimothy. [NHL on NBC]

Young players help the Vegas Golden Knights score 9 goals in their first preseason game. Hope they don’t get used to that. []

Florida trades defenseman Jason Demers to Arizona for forward Jamie McGinn. [Litterbox Cats]

Devils will be looking for a little more out of Taylor Hall. [All About the Jersey]

Chicago’s 2nd line center this season could be....Nick Schmaltz? [Second City Hockey]

Speaking of Chicago, all the best former Pen defenseman Michal Rozsival who’s season (and at his age, probably NHL career) is uncertain with an “upper body injury”. [Twitter]