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Dan’s Daily: Guentzel Cracks TSN Top 50, Penguins Preseason Sputter

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Pittsburgh Penguins, P.O Joseph

There’s nothing a like an up-and-back to wild and wonderful Buffalo to spend an otherwise great Saturday. The Pittsburgh Penguins had a few guys who enjoyed their trip to Buffalo, but the defensemen may have made Mike Sullivan’s decision for him after the Penguins’ 3-1 loss to the Sabres. Jake Guentzel almost cracked TSN’s top 40 players, but he’ll settle for the top 50. What if the Flyers are as bad as they look? And what if the Capitals prospects are as good as they look?

I’m not a guy who gets excited over rainbows and puppies, but the drive home last night down I-79 was an interesting scenic twist. Between Meadville and Grove City, the sunset was luminescent on my passenger side. And on the driver’s side, it was clear with a rainbow. Like two different worlds outside each window. Those photos were taken within seconds of each other. Thought I’d share.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers & Pirates

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: From Buffalo — P.O Joseph and Ty Smith were less than stellar. Head coach Mike Sullivan noted that. A couple of guys also stood out on the positive side. Here’s the on-site Pittsburgh Penguins analysis from this hockey guy.

Steelers Now: It’s a game day. But first–the Antonio Brown story. The former WR exposed himself to hotel guests in the pool. Does anyone else wonder if Antonio Brown is not well?

Go to Steelers Now all morning for your pregame fix and postgame analysis of the Steelers (win?).

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Cardinals announcer knocks Pirates, cites Pirates sources admitting no tradition, no one taking care of the young Pittsburgh Pirates.

NHL News & National Hockey Now:

TSN: Jake Guentzel improved his standing with his second 40-goal season. He just missed the top 40 player rankings, and the Pittsburgh Penguins winger has good company at 41.

Washington: What if the prospects are as good as they’ve looked for the Washington Capitals?

Philly: What if–and you’ll love this–what if the Flyers are as BAD as they’ve looked in the preseason? Uh oh, Philadelphia Flyers.

Florida: Colby Guy had a moment to gaze into his crystal ball and predict the 2023 NHL Awards.

Sidney Crosby has been unloved for years now. I think the hockey world assumes he won many awards without realizing they kept giving the Hart to the flavor of the month.

Vegas: Jack Eichel is electric in the preseason, and a prospect is kicking at the door. Get the Vegas Golden Knights preseason analysis.

Sportsnet: Morgan Reilly is taking another one for the team.

Dallas Hockey Now: Pete DeBoer has a bit of a reputation regarding goalies. However, as Sam Nestler writes, Jake Oettinger might be the perfect goalie for him and the Dallas Stars.

Calgary: And down the stretch they come. With one of the best-looking coaches in hockey, the camp battles are raging for the Calgary Flames.

And…

John Perrotto provides expert Steelers-Jets betting advice and the Week 4 DraftKings promo.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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Dorothy Tecklenburg
Dorothy Tecklenburg
1 month ago

That crazy sky extended down to Amity, just south of Washington. We just stared, wondering if the world was on fire.