Pens Labyrinth Daily: Matt Murray, a Big Offseason And More

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Pens Labyrinth Daily: Thousands line up to meet Matt Murray and the Stanley Cup, the Penguins’ 2017 offseason was far more dramatic than last, the dream all-time lineup and more!

Good morning, Penguins fans! Grab your coffee and enjoy all the trending Penguins news straight from Pittsburgh and from around the league.

37 days from now, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take the ice for their first preseason game on Sept. 19 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:

Thousands Rush to See Matt Murray and the Stanley Cup

Goaltender Matt Murray brought the Stanley Cup to Fort William Gardens in his hometown Thunder Bay, Ont. Thousands flocked to meet their hometown star and the most sacred cup in sports. It is safe to say that Murray isn’t just the goalie hero for the Pittsburgh Penguins but also his hometown’s hero. []

A Heavy Impact 2017 Offseason

The Hockey Writers reviewed the differences between the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2016 and 2017 offseasons. The 2016 offseason contributed to the loss of a few players following the Penguins’ initial Stanley Cup and would later lead to a consecutive Cup. The 2017 season, however, contributes a much longer list of lost players that could have a heavy impact on the team. [The Hockey Writers]

The All-Time Lineup

Have you ever wondered which Penguins would be on the team’s all-time lineup? Last Word on Hockey put together their all-time lineup with every former Penguin they’d like to see on their dream team. If you’re wondering is Marc Andre-Fleury and Mario Lemieux made the cut- you bet they did. [Last Word on Hockey]

From Around the League

Bryan Murray Passes Away

Bryan Murray has passed away as a result of the colon cancer he was diagnosed with a few years ago. The hockey community is mourning over the loss of Murray and every team has expressed their condolances for him. [Puck Prose]

New Jersey Devils’ Playoff Plans

The New Jersey Devils need to up their game and get into playoff contention this season. The only problem is the exteme competiton the Devils will face in the Metropolitan Division. Between the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, the Devils will have a difficult time getting ahead. The Devils will need a plan if they want to make the playoffs, and this is it. [Pucks and Pitchforks]

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