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We’re awaiting the big reverse retro jersey reveal on Monday morning. In the meantime, I’ve scoured the hockey globe for interesting stories. It’s not easy to find good hockey content right now. We have a little Pittsburgh Penguins reading for you, the Calgary Flames are talking up Dominik Simon, and what is Ryan Nugent Hopkins worth?

As I’ve graded each of the Pittsburgh Penguins offseason moves, individually, the moves haven’t received good marks. However, perhaps I’m softening or coming around to the idea the Penguins could be a very solid team this season. Solid — IF — a few things go right (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

I found the Calgary Flames assessment of Dominik Simon interesting. Sometimes, it’s best to hear things without the prism of Penguins Twitter. Calgary is quite curious about what they’ve got (Sportsnet)

The Boston Bruins are the team most in need of a big move (Boston Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche reverse retro jerseys are going to be cool (Colorado Hockey Now)

I may or may not confirm that our Adrian Dater got a look at the official sweater. Funny thing — it appears most hometown fans are not thrilled with their team’s jersey but LOVE the others.

Lou Lamoriello gave Doc Emerick a black Lincoln when Doc “retired” from calling New Jersey Devils games. Doc sends Lou pictures when the car hits odometer milestones. The great announcer told that story and more (NYI Hockey Now)

How much is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins worth? Adam Gretz on NBC sports opines what RNH’s next contract will be (NBC sports)

Ok, sit down for this one. Our Sheng Peng in San Jose celebrated a birthday over the weekend. He likes Karaoke. And, he was brave enough to film it, AND post it. Happy Birthday, Sheng! The video will be used against you at our convenience (San Jose Hockey Now)

And–good news on the Coronavirus front. A second vaccine will hit the market in weeks. Moderna also figured it out, but theirs may prevent other things, too.

Do you think the competing vaccines will run attack ads against the other?

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now owner, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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