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Pens Points: Muzz and McCann hit Vienna

The Penguins’ No. 1 goalie is Canada’s No. 1 goalie.

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As another week begins, let’s scrape the bottom of the barrel of what is going on in the hockey world.

Matt Murray and Jared McCann (along with new friend Darnell Nurse of the Edmonton Oilers) had some fun in Vienna, Austria over the weekend, as they prepare with Team Canada for the upcoming World Championships.

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From the zoo to Vienna #scootergang

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Speaking of, Team Canada’s head coach Alain Vigneault stated the obvious that Murray will be the No. 1 goalie for the Canadians.

(Which is kinda funny, remember that time in 2019 when the Flyers hired Alain Vigneault lol. And then Vigneault plays Murray over Carter Hart.)

Another funny: former Pens’ head coach Michel Therrien is back in the NHL and joining those Flyers as an assistant head coach. [Sportsnet]

Could Philly look to trade Jakub Voracek for P.K. Subban? []

An interesting Caps’ perspective on Carl Hagelin. Seems like the money might push Hagelin out of Washington this summer, as Hagelin hits free agency and probably will command more than they can afford. [Nova Caps Fans]

Ken Holland, who has been the Detroit general manager since 1997 (up until Steve Yzerman’s return), is leaving the organization and has agreed to become Edmonton’s new GM. [Winging it in Motown]

Scott Wheeler gives his Top 100 prospects for next month’s draft. Whomst around the 20ish range catches your eye? For me, it was right-handed Finnish defenseman Anttoni Honka, who needs to improve defensively but might have some skill that can’t be taught:

“Honka was outstanding in the Mestis playoffs and can take over games with his ability to exit the zone, control the play through the middle of the ice and quarterback offensive zone sequences with quick, aggressive movement. The right leap of faith may result in a steal.” [The Athletic]

Playoff Update:

And finally, Jaromir Jagr is serving as an ambassador in China, hoping to do the same as Mario Lemieux once did helping to expand the game in 1985 for a young impressionable Jagr earned his mentor. Pretty cool stuff!