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Backchecking the Penguins: October 2nd

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Hornqvist doubtful for opening night.  Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed today.

 

 

 

 

Here is what the lines looked like at practice today.  Wilson has settled into the role on the 4th line.  McKegg you got the job! In case you didn’t hear, the third line center position was the talk of the offseason.  He will be flanked by Hagelin and Kuhnhackl.  Hagelin looks like he is the speed demon we are used to seeing. Kuhnhackl had a noticeable improvement in his skating in the preseason games:

 

 

Injured? You need a lawyer. Call Joshua R. Lamm.

 

-Hornqvist did skate before the full team practice.

 

However, things DO NOT sound good in Detroit. Ken Holland appeared on NHL Gameday with Steve Kouleas. Based on this interview, Andreas Anthanasiou will take the Red Wings offer, or go to the KHL…and the KHL is currently winning. Based on Dan Kingerski’s reporting, the Anthanasiou signing is the domino which must fall for the Penguins to get Riley Sheahan and possible sign Russian free agent Danis Zaripov. Just listen to the resignation in Holland’s voice:

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