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Pens Points: Ironing Out The Details

Questions remain for the Penguins with a new season in sight, Gary Bettman sheds some light on altered divisions, and surprise, surprise, NHL teams lost money. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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Here are a few new Pens Points for this Thursday morning...

There are still some questions the Penguins will have to answer as the 2021 season comes into clearer focus. Specifically, here are three issues that could define the Penguins’ 2021 campaign. [Pensburgh]

Penguins assistant GM-turned Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin “emphatically” denies having a role in the alleged sexual harassment cover-up. [Bring Me The News]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Commissioner Gary Bettman has said what we all kind of already knew: there will be a “Canadian Division” for the upcoming season. Let us wait with baited breath to see the rekindling of the Canucks—Canadiens rivalry, am I right? [CBS Sports]

The AHL could very well follow a similar plan in order to have a season. [Pension Plan Puppets]

The COVID-19 pandemic absolutely throttled the NHL in terms of its finances, as the league makes a lot of its money through ticket sales. And with the stoppage in play, plus the subtraction of fans in the stands for the playoffs, it may come as no surprise that the value of NHL franchises fell on average for the first time in 19 years, with 15 teams losing money last season, according to Forbes. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

Could sniping winger Max Pacioretty be on his way out of Sin City? It sure looks that way. [Knights On Ice]