Pens Labyrinth Daily: Matt Murray is one of the Pens’ top 25 players under the age of 25, Pittsburgh shouldn’t be in a rush to replace Nick Bonino and more!
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29 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:
Top 25 Under 25: Matt Murray
Matt Murray has been an incredible asset for the Pittsburgh Penguins since he put on his jersey for the first time. Murray, in the last two years, hasn’t been one to disappoint his team or his fans. He definitely makes it into the Penguins’ top 25 players under the age of 25; no complaints here. [ Fan Rag Sports]
Pens Day at PHT
NBC Sports and Pro Hockey Talk had their Pittsburgh Penguins day just a few days ago. PHT tackled some of the penguins’ offseason moves, news and everything in between. [NBC Sports]
No Rush to Replace Bonino
The Penguins will need a player to replace Nick Bonino eventually but they don’t have to plug the hole just yet. Pittsburgh should take their time in filling the space left by Bonino and shouldn’t rush into grabbing another center just for the sake of plugging the hole. [NBC Sports]
From Around the League:
Will Detroit Land Will Butcher?
Big in demand NCAA free agent Will Butcher is being pursued by many NHL teams, including the Vegas Golden Knights and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Detroit Red Wings are also pursing the defenseman; will they be the lucky team to sign Butcher? [Octopus Thrower]
Avalanche Notch Dominic Toninato
Dominic Toninato is another recent NCAA UFA and, unlike Butcher, has already committed to his team. The Colorado Avalanche signed UFA Toninato to an entry-level contract and have added a very skilled center to their prospect pool. [Mile High Sticking]