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Pens Points: It’s Sunday, you know what that means

One day closer to the season

Pittsburgh Penguins v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

News and notes around the Penguins and NHL..

All the changes and moves the Pens have made since March boiled down in a convenient list. []

A look at the new Eastern division that we will all get quite familiar with in the coming four months. []

The Pens’ stated off-season goal was to get younger and faster. Check, and check. But, are they...better? [Tribune Review]

In the time before Mario, the Pens still had some good days that drift deep into history. [Trib — Madden]

Is Tristan Jarry ready to be a true #1 goalie? (Well....ready or not) [Post-Gazette]

Winners and losers from the NHL’s temporary realignment. For the Pens, hooray for low travel time and marquee TV matchups? [All About the Jersey]

In a nightmare scenario at the WJC’s, Canada’s captain Kirby Dach suffered a fracture that will impact his NHL season for the Blackhawks. [Second City Hockey]

..And probably not so coincidentally, Chicago signed forward Carl Soderberg to a one-year contract today. [ESPN]

Even without Dach, Team Canada open up a can of whoop ass on a covid-depleted Germany team by a 16-2 score yesterday. []

2001 first overall pick Ilya Kovalchuk, 37, is presumably done in the NHL after finding no takers here and signing a two-year contract with Avangard Omsk in the KHL. [NHL on NBC]

The NHL believes they have the agreements with government/medical authorities in Canada to play the regular season games up north. [TSN]

The Oilers add free agent defenseman Slater Koekkoek on a one-year deal. [Copper n Blue]