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Links that are wondering what the Penguins slogan will be this year.
Real quick note: Tony Ferrante, formerly of The Confluence, is joining the blog. He'll have a write-up every so often, and he will be anchoring our pregame and postgame shows on gamedays when we decide to do them.  Given his experience in the Navy, he is familiar with anchoring. Tucker G sent in this picture:

Is that the slogan? Conflicting reports. will report for training camp on Friday.  Crosby's on the training-camp roster.  Per the Penguins press release:

The Penguins’ first two practice dates – Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 – will be open to the public free of charge at CONSOL Energy Center with free parking available in the CONSOL Energy Center surface lots on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gates will open to the general public at 8:45 a.m. both days. Fans can enter CONSOL Energy Center via the Trib Total Media, American Eagle or Verizon Gates. game tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.  We're not fans of being called "the general public" just because we don't have season tickets.  They could just say "poor people."

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So, the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils are going through some financial issues.  We care more about the Stars than the Devils, so here's Defending Big D reassuring everyone that the Stars declaring bankruptcy has been in the cards for a while and the team isn't leaving the city.
Sabres players delivered season tickets. [ Die By The Blade ]
Ryan Miller probably stole something.
The Islanders locked up Tavares for $33M over six years.
Mike Cammalleri is on Team Crosby. [ Globe and Mail ]
Mike Yeo is the youngest coach in the NHL. [ ] one of the worst stories of all time and the sum of all fears all in one. An eel swam up a man's penis. [ AOL ]

"I climbed into the bath and I could feel the eels nibbling my body. But then suddenly I felt a severe pain and realized a small eel had gone into the end of my penis," the 56-year-old said.

What a mistake.  Poor one out for this guy this weekend. news.  Remember Happy Feet, that penguin we mentioned last week?  He may have been eaten by some whale.'s Week 2 football game is open.
Much, much easier to get involved.
It is called Cloud 9. $5 buy in.
Good old Rinkotology will be opening next week. GIF of the day: