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Dan’s Daily: Sidney Crosby Day, Jason Zucker Back on the Ice

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Jason Zucker: Courtesy of Pittsburgh Penguins
Jason Zucker: Courtesy of Pittsburgh Penguins

And it is August 7, otherwise known as 8/7. On this date in 1987, otherwise written 8/7/87, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was born and forever tied to the 87 numerology. His contract? 8.7 AAV. His jersey? Always No. 87. And so August 7 is Sidney Crosby day. Also, Penguins winger Jason Zucker is back on the ice. He’s getting his sea legs back by playing in the famous Da Beauty league.

In the Daily, former teammate Kevin Bieksa revealed the Sedin twins used to trick referees and even coaches by switching jerseys, Joe Thornton may take over a Swiss club as management, the Montreal Canadiens are still reveling in the Maple Leafs first-round loss, and the $84 million question: can Jonathan Huberdeau thrive under Calgary Flames coach Darryl Sutter?

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NHL.com: Good get by Jessi Pierce. Jason Zucker had to be duct taped and bubble gummed back together to play in the playoffs after a pair of core muscle injuries, and surgery robbed him of most of the 2021-22 season. There’s been some question if he would be able to return for the coming season and be healthy. That seems to be put to rest as Zucker said he’s healthy and is playing in the Da Beauty league.

Montreal Hockey Now: Nick Suzuki is still glad the Toronto Maple Leafs lost in Round One. Again. Yeah, there’s no love lost between the Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.

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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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Jangy
Jangy
1 month ago

A healthy and motivated Zucker would be the best off season acquisition for this team

Knobman
Knobman
1 month ago

The link to Da Beauty League takes me to a baseball site. Wrong links for stories is getting more common.

Robert Shoemaker
Robert Shoemaker
1 month ago
Reply to  Knobman

Its fixed

Peter Hoffman
Peter Hoffman
1 month ago

Happy Birthday Sid!
All the Best!

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Alan Smith
1 month ago

Are we hurting for the season to start or what?