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Dan’s Daily: TSN Drops Crosby to 11th, Tim Horton’s Drops Hockey Canada

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, NHL Olympics, Team Canada

Mike Sullivan said the Pittsburgh Penguins will use their Friday exhibition game against the Buffalo Sabres to make their final roster decisions, though it appears 22 of 23 spots are set. Sportsnet rated Sidney Crosby as the seventh-best player in the league, while TSN dropped him out of the top 10. The Philadelphia Flyers made a surprising cut of a first-round pick, T.J. Oshie was injured again, and when will Vegas sign Nic Hague?

I should have expected Sullivan to say the final preseason game means something. For some reason, I thought he might say getting the team ready for the season will be necessary. P.O Joseph has all the tools but hasn’t asserted his superior talents. It will be his last shot.

I also chatted with Jeff Petry and Ryan Poehling about the new system, new team, and new procedures. Petry gave me a few good quotes for later today. They are very different guys, and I also learned something I didn’t know about Petry’s lineage.

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Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers, Pirates

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Pittsburgh Penguins practice. Special teams and unique situations, such as three-on-three. The Penguins got their steps on Wednesday, and Sam Poulin is still around with the Penguins.

PHN+: Brian Dumoulin has had several memorable years with the Penguins. However, 2021-22 is not one of those for the Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman.

Steelers Now: Well, this isn’t good — the entire starting secondary is injured. And…they play the Bills this week. Updated Steelers injuries.

Alan Saunders writes — the team is now moving to Plan B in the Ben Roethlisberger succession plan. As long as it’s not Plan 9 From Outer Space, I suppose. But it’s trouble for the Steelers.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now (PBN+): The 2022 season is mercifully over. Another 100-loss season is entirely unacceptable, but they rallied to win their last game, and we look to the future of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

S.O.S., MLB. S.O.S.

NHL News & National Hockey Now:

Vancouver Hockey Now: The apology.

Sportsnet: Rating Crosby a little more appropriately — No. 7 on the top 10 list.

TSN: Not that Sidney Crosby cares what TSN thinks, but we do. TSN dropped him out of the top 10 on their Top 50 list?!

They do watch the games, right?

CBC: Tim Horton’s had enough of the Hockey Canada scandals involving the Men’s teams and pulled their sponsorship of the men’s side of Hockey Canada.

There should be some nervous NHL players — the other shoe has not yet dropped.

Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers sent their 2019 first-round pick back to the AHL with a little pat on the back and a kick in the butt. The Philadelphia Flyers cuts and comments.

Washington Hockey Now: T.J. Oshie suffered another upper-body injury. Here’s the full story and update from the Washington Capitals.

I like Oshie and his game very much. I’d like to see him healthy, and the Penguins-Capitals have another couple of battles for the Metro. A decade ago, friends who don’t follow sports were at a wedding in St. Louis. They returned with a  story–some guy named T.J., who played hockey, was at their table and was the life of the party. They raved about this guy T.J., without any clue who he was.

Florida Hockey Now: Perhaps more sunshine and a new organization will suit Michael Del Zotto?

Vegas: Elliotte Friedman suggested that the Golden Knights were waiting for the start of the season to sign Nic Hague.

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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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Frank
Frank
2 months ago

With all due respects to those who feel otherwise . .. I think this “ranking” of players is meaningless and impossible to definitively define. Just what exactly is the difference between # 7 and #11. Please do not drag out statistics. If you watch the game for any amount of time you realize tons of those assists are “gifts.” You realize a double digit percentage of goals, really do not matter. You absolutely know the timing and circumstances of scoring is MUCH more important that the totals rung up over a season or career. Playoff performance and Cups have some… Read more »

Bob
Bob
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Exactly!

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William Maloni
William Maloni
2 months ago

Beyond the Joseph decision, any chance Pens grab someone discarded by another NHL team??

Bob
Bob
2 months ago
Reply to  William Maloni

Was wondering that as well but the Cap might decide that one.

Zane Gearhart
Zane Gearhart
2 months ago

Sportsnet ranked Hedman ahead of crosby….

Bob
Bob
2 months ago
Reply to  Zane Gearhart

Was that a joke them doing that? Funny! 😂😂

Keith T.
Keith T.
2 months ago

Okay, I think Sid will make on that he does not care about the TSN ranking but my hunch is that this will inspire him to make them eat those rankings. My impression is that Sid is ultra competitive and this is a good reason for him to come out of the starting blocks blazing on the ice this fall. Just wondering here Malkin comes out in the TSN & Sportnet ranking? My 2nd hunch is that PO Joseph will be moved in a good hockey trade. I could be wrong but I think he would need to clear waivers… Read more »

Pete
Pete
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith T.

Why would any team train for him when they can just claim him off waivers?

Dorothy Tecklenburg
Dorothy Tecklenburg
2 months ago

Totally caught the Plan 9 reference. Let’s just hope we can run faster than those zombies…

Last edited 2 months ago by Dorothy Tecklenburg
Bob
Bob
2 months ago

Jake Guentzel ranked 29th. Ovechkin 34th. Causing a big stir in his ranking in Washington. Funny!

Bob
Bob
2 months ago

McDavid might be number one but I’m betting he’ll never win a cup. Maybe one if he’s lucky like Ovechkin.