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Nick Bjugstad regrets missed chances, Jugs (that’s Nick’s nickname now) has found a new friend, and Derick Brassard is looking on the bright side. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

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

If you missed the release of our latest podcast episode, we pinged The Athletic’s Josh Yohe to give us some more insight on Jim Rutherford’s thought process during the trade for Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann and whether or not the aggressive GM plans to make another move before the deadline. Josh also told a great Marc-Andre Fleury story. [Pensburgh]

Following the loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night, new Penguin Nick Bjugstad lamented the chances he missed throughout the game. [Trib Live]

On the opposite side of the recent trade between the Penguins and Panthers, Derick Brassard is now left with a sunny disposition in south Florida. [Trib Live]

As Bjugstad and McCann continue to get acclimated to Penguins hockey, the coaches don’t want the two new players to “over-think” things while on the ice. [Post-Gazette]

The transition for Bjugstad may be a little easier, however, due to some growing chemistry with fellow Minnesota Gopher, Phil Kessel. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Many players around the league hold the mindset of not having analytical data overrule hockey sense. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs are expected to progress further into contract talks very shortly. [NHL]

The headline for this next Pens Point starts out with ‘Biscuit in the basket,’ which is absolute the best way to describe how a Calgary Flames reporter balanced her pregnancy with also having to cover an NHL team. [Calgary Sun]