Here are your Pens Points for this Thursday morning...
Kasperi Kapanen is a polarizing enigma. One second, he has elite, game-changing qualities and blazing speed, and other moments, he becomes invisible. What is going on with the Finnish winger? [PensBurgh]
But Kapanen will now have another chance to prove his worth with the aforementioned injury to Sidney Crosby’s best linemate. [Trib Live]
Penguins prospect puck-stoppers, Calle Clang and Joel Blomqvist, have been named to the IIHF World Junior Championship. [Trib Live]
And speaking of goaltenders, the Pittsburgh netminders are both fending off concerns about their potential. [Trib Live]
The Penguins’ blue line is looking to improve its overall game. [Post-Gazette]
The recent sale of the Penguins to the Fenway Sports Group helped increase the value of the franchise by 32 percent, according to a new report from Forbes. [Post-Gazette]
News and notes from around the NHL...
In a follow-up from an above Pens Point, take a look at some other teams and their valuations in the annual Forbes assessment. [Sportsnet]
The Seattle Kraken have been a popular talking point in hockey circles for months now, and the team’s merchandise has been selling like hotcakes. But the team is missing its mark to make a valuable first impression with their fans. [Seattle Times]