A look at news and notes around the Penguins and the NHL for you to catch up on for this Monday.
Blame Father Time, not Jim Rutherford for the end of the Pens’ championship window. [Tribune Review - Madden]
10 notes on the Pens’ overcrowded blueline. [The Athletic - $ - Yohe]
Mike Matheson has long admired the team he now joins in Pittsburgh. [Post-Gazette]
More thoughts from Jim Rutherford on the opportunity to acquire Matheson. [Penguins.com]
The Lightning don’t feel discouraged about losing their first crack at clinching on Saturday night. [Sportsnet]
Tampa’s third line has tipped the scales with the right type of grit (and by that, read: really good players and skill) [JFresh]
Another interesting food for thought tweet, UFA veteran signings Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry have scored the last six goals for Dallas. [Twitter - John Shannon]
Talkin’ possibly trading first round picks with:
It’ll be interesting from our perspective to see what trades go down, being as the Pens struck early to add Kasperi Kapanen for the 15th overall pick.
Jeff Petry recently signed a four year, $6.25m annual salary for his ages 33-37 seasons that will kick in for 2021-22 with Montreal. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
Looking at Jake Debrusk and his next contract and place within the Bruins. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]