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Pittsburgh Penguins practice

The Pittsburgh Penguins got after it in a training camp scrimmage that was the final practice for the nine players sent to the WBS Penguins training camp, which begins today. The Penguins have a prospect who is getting pretty close to the NHL. Zach Aston-Reese feels he has more to prove in Toronto Maple Leafs camp. Sources tell our colleagues that David Pastrnak’s contract talks with the Boston Bruins are heating up. And the Philadelphia Flyers put a couple of former Ron Hextall draft picks on waivers as part of their training camp cuts.

It was an educational day at Penguins practice. Drake Caggiula scored the first goal on a nifty snipe. Ty Smith looked pretty good in the offensive zone and remained in the starters pairings with Jan Rutta. I’ve chatted with Ty and Radim Zohorna over the last two days. If I had to bet…Nah, I’ll make you wait for the brilliant, breathtaking analysis. It will make you laugh, cry and believe in humanity again.

Bear with me this weekend. I’ve got Buffalo today. Final Word Sunday night. And in Detroit Monday. Oh, and an investor wants to chat on Tuesday. The new platform folks need to update me on several matters. Social media firestorms, personnel issues, and I’ll post an awesome Keto-compliant pizza cups recipe at the bottom. I’ve been eating them by the muffin tin. After seeing myself on TV…back to Keto. I have a face for radio. Let’s not add any other impediments, eh?

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The first round of Penguins roster cuts.

The Penguins scrimmage was good fun to watch. Mike Sullivan was pleased with it. The team worked on special teams, too. Dave Molinari took the recap and notes, including the lines and injuries from the Pittsburgh Penguins scrimmage.

He was excused from camp for a couple of days for personal reasons, but one prospect is close to the NHL — Sam Poulin.

Steelers Now:

Pittsburgh Baseball Now:

  • He had something to prove against his old team on Friday night. Johan Ovideo tossed a gem, but the Pittsburgh Pirates still lost.
  • The Pirates added three to their taxi squad and outrighted players, including Michael Chavis.

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NHL News & National Hockey Now

Apologies, I couldn’t find any legit NHL trade chatter this morning.

Sportsnet: Our boy Zach Aston-Reese is making some waves in Maple Leafs camp, but he still has more to prove.

Boston: Sources tell our reporters that talks are heating up between the Bruins and David Pastrnak.

Philly: The Flyers are trying to sneak a couple of players through waivers. Our Sam Carchidi wondered if one might wind up with the Pittsburgh Penguins because they were Ron Hextall picks. The Philadelphia Flyers cuts.

Vegas: There are some milestones coming for a few Vegas Golden Knights.

ESPN+: Greg Wyshinski ranks his teams most likely to rise and fall into the playoffs.

Calgary: The pressure is mounting on PTOs Cody Eakin and Sonny Milano as camp draws to a close for the Calgary Flames.

Montreal: There are some big-name prospects in camp, but one below the radar may make some waves, too. Emil Heineman is lighting up the Montreal Canadiens.

Pizza Cups! The short of this recipe: grab a muffin tin, and fill the cups with mozzarella cheese. Add some basil or oregano. 2 pieces of pepperoni. The recipe calls for red pepper flakes — Nah. Go with a bit of cayenne pepper — it’s more subtle. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375. It tastes exactly like Milanos pizza. No joke.

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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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Irish Hammer
Irish Hammer
1 month ago

If you want phoenominal NHL information you can use streaming services to listen to TSN 2 and Sportsnet. I also listen to a Toronto and Montreal Sports radio stations. Nobody more connected to NHL information because of their relationships with GM’s. Help you get NHL information.

Jeff Young
Jeff Young
1 month ago

Any idea what Montreal is doing signing Jake Allen for so much money?! The price for Jarry just went up.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Young

3.8 mil is about the going rate for an average starting goaltender. Jarry is a 2 time all star and will get more than that anyway.

Jeff Young
Jeff Young
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

Dang. I didn’t think he was even average. Jarry oughta clear 6M per then.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Young

Allen is a decent goalie playing on a bad team last season. This salary seems fair. Jarry will get between 5 and 7 mil for sure.