Pens Labyrinth Daily: Matt Murray discusses everything from his new role to video games from home during the offseason, three teams might prevent a Penguins ‘three-peat,’ fans believe Sidney Crosby has more Cups to win and more!
Good morning, Penguins fans! Grab your coffee and enjoy all the trending Penguins news straight from Pittsburgh and from around the league.
39 days from now, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take the ice for their first preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. No worries, though, the Pens will hit home ice the following day, Sept. 20, against the Detroit Red Wings.
Pittsburgh Penguins Daily:
Going Home With Matt Murray:
Matt Murray is home in Thunder Bay for the offseason and he’s been working hard. Murray spend a few days with Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and discussed everything from his admiration for Marc-Andre Fleury, the sadness he has in Flower’s departure, to his love for dogs. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
The Three Teams Preventing a Pens’ ‘Three-peat’
ISportsWeb believes there are three teams preventing the Pittsburgh Penguins from notching a third consecutive Stanley Cup. According to the article, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers will play a factor in preventing a third back-to-back win. Tampa had a setback this season with the loss of Steven Stamkos, recently signed former Pen Chris Kunitz and are ready for a season to compete. The Leafs have an abundance of young power in Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander and will do everything in their power for a longer playoff run. Lastly, Edmonton against Pittsburgh is the Stanley Cup Final every hockey fan wants (Connor McDavis vs. Sidney Crosby, anyone?). Still, these teams might not have the edge to stop the Pens. [iSportsWeb]
“Will Sidney Crosby Win Another Cup?” Fans Answer
Metro News in Canada visited the Natal Day Parade to see Crosby hoist the Stanley Cup in celebration. They also decided to survey some Pittsburgh Penguins fans in attendance to determine whether or not the fans think the Pens captain will bring the Cup home again. To no surprise, Penguins fans are all in on whether or not Crosby and the Penguins will win another Cup under his guidance. In fact, most fans feel as though he will win more than just one more Cup before he retires. [MetroNews.ca]
Around the League:
NHL’s Top 10 Goalies From Around the League
Our friends over at Oil on Whyte discussed the NHL Network’s Top 10 goalie rankings released earlier this month. The Oilers’ Cam Talbot ranked in seventh on the list, just a few places after fourth place Matt Murray and ahead of number 10, Nashville’s Pekka Rinne. [Oil on Whyte]
New Predator Nick Bonino Looking to Prove Himself This Season
Nick Bonino signed with the Nashville Predators not too long after defeating his new team and winning his second Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nashville has high expectations for Bonino as he begins his first season with his new team next month and are optimistic he will reach such expectations. [Predlines]