LINK CITY: Pens cuts, Who’s annoying, 8-Bit music

Links to read in the afternoon because there was a recap this morning. The Pens made some more cuts today. [ Pens ]
11 players, including Chris Conner, Nick Johnson and Brett Sterling were sent to WBS. Conner, John Curry, Corey Potter, Sterling, Steve Wagner and Tim Wallace will have to clear waivers first, so they could be picked up by someone else. Simon Despres may stay with the Pens for the start of the season [ Trib ]
The battles on this team for roster spots has been impressive considering there are so few spots to go around. Would a Cooke-Talbot-Asham line be the most annoying line ever? [ PG]

"I wouldn't want to play against us, that's for sure," Talbot said. "As an opposing team, you look at this line like, 'I don't want to play against that line. It's not going to be fun tonight.'" has a video of Crosby training: Paul Martin says that the Devils undefeated record against the Pens last season was a coincidence [ Trib ]
Brian Gionta was named the Habs captain. [ Habs ]
Shockingly the Habs followed up the announcement with a self-congratulatory video highlighting the team's history:

Word is that the fans are planning a riot for tonight between 7:00 and 8:15. From Puck Daddy: Alex Ovechkin wants to rap with Eminem.
We're guessing they'll be doing a remake of Slim Shady's 2004 song "Just Lose It."

Wikipedia Read of the Day: Coffee

It's National Coffee Day for some reason.

And now, an 8-bit parody of that Cee Lo song everybody likes:

Go Pens