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Saturday Pens Points: Hornqvist the advanced stat darling

Check up on all the links fit to share on a summer Saturday for the Pittsburgh Penguins and around the NHL

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Your Saturday morning links:

Patric Hornqvist ends up the top forward IN THE LEAGUE in the last five seasons at a look at Goals Above Replacement / Wins Above Replacement. Pays to throw pucks on net, and be a Viking warrior, one supposes. [Twitter - Evolving Wild]

The entire United States Hockey League as well as younger players and a boatload of scouts (350 last year) will converge on UPMC Lemieux again at the end of September to check out a ton of young talent. [Trib Live]

As we touched on yesterday, Penguins training camp will have a lot more competition and intrigue with the additions of Derek Grant and Jimmy Hayes under contract to Pittsburgh. [Trib Live]

Old pal Jaromir Jagr is going to play next year in Czech with the team he owns, the Kladno Knights. Feel like this headline will be repeated for about the next decade. []

Friend of the blog and all around good hockey boy Pat gives you a bunch of great modes for the next ‘Chel. Make it more than a roster update, ya know? [The Pensblog]

Jacob Trouba and the Jets had their arbitration hearing yesterday and now are heading down a treacherous path. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

Are teams better at counter-attacking when at home? [TSN - Yost]

Looking at Connor McDavid’s 2018-19. Did you know they’re projecting either Ty Rattie or Ryan Strome to be his right wing? Like Sid a decade ago, looks like Connor could use some wingerz. [Copper n Blue]

Breaking down the Flyers goalie situation next year. Spoiler alert: like the last 30+ years: still not gonna be great! [Broad Street Hockey]

What Montreal AHLers might make an impact in the NHL next season? [EOTP]

Erik Karlsson reportedly wants to stay in Ottawa but with one problem, not with the current ownership. [Twitter - NHL Network]

The Canucks signed defenseman Troy Stecher for two years at $2.325 million per. Kinda makes one feel a bit better about the Jamie Oleksiak deal, eh? []

Jonathan Toews is looking for Chicago to bounce back next year. I guess what else is he supposed to say? Good luck with that. []

The NHL is on the very progressive end of marijuana usage/testing among their players of all the major North American leagues, but no one is in a rush to formalize any kind of official accepting policy on it. Right now. [The Athletic $]