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Pens Points: What’s The Next Move?

We wait and see if the NHL will start soon, Gary Bettman is trying to calm fears of a lockout, and we get a closer look at one of the Penguins’ rising stars. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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Here are some new Pens Points for this Thursday morning...

The clock is ticking faster by the minute for the NHL to resume play by early January. [Pensburgh]

In the midst of everyone trying to figure out a safe and financially beneficial way to begin the 2021 season, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is not trying to back out of the current CBA. [ESPN]

But would it be in everyone’s best interest to wait it out, hope that a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available, and resume play in October? [Trib Live]

Good news for Verizon FiOS viewers: AT&T SportsNet is returning to your televisions. [Trib Live]

Here are the 12 most important players heading into the 2020-21 season. [Post-Gazette]

The name Sam Ventura may ring some bells to those in the hockey analytics community, as well as those who have followed the Penguins’ organizational hierarchy over the last few seasons. For those that are not familiar with Ventura or his work, take a look at the man who is leading the Penguins into a new era of hockey. [Post-Gazette]

Is star winger Gabriel Landeskog in the future plans for the Colorado Avalanche? [Mile High Hockey]

Here are five names that could have breakout seasons in 2021. [NBC Sports]

Up-and-down Edmonton Oilers prospect, Jesse Puljujarvi, can’t wait for the NHL’s return. [Edmonton Journal]