Pens Points: Sullivan preps his crew

Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning…

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan brought together all the coaches from the Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre and Wheeling organization for the annual coaches meetings. This time, however, Sullivan hosted the meetings from a place he knows quite well – his hometown of Boston. [Penguins]

In case you missed it, the Penguins still prove to be one of the best draws in the NHL, even with a core of older statesmen. Pittsburgh will have 15 games broadcast on national television during the 2022-23 season. [Trib Live]

One of the Penguins’ prospects, Kirill Tankov, a 2021 seventh-round pick, had to be stretched off the ice after colliding head-first into the boards following a hit from behind during from a recent match. [PensBurgh]

News and ratings from around the NHL…

Queen Elizabeth II, England’s longest-serving monarch, died yesterday aged 96. Why is she mentioned in a Pittsburgh Penguins blog? Well, the Queen has NHL ties, having attended a puck-off ceremony before a preseason game in Vancouver in 2002. Read about that and Elizabeth’s other hockey-related encounters. [NHL]

There are still a few notable names, mostly tenders, that are still unsigned as we enter September. Here is an overview of these actors and the state of these negotiations. [Sportsnet]

Mathieu Perreault, perhaps best known for his time with the Winnipeg Jets, is turning to the world of broadcasting, retiring from the NHL at the age of 34. [The Hockey News]

Some players suffered injuries last season and were aiming for a rebound campaign. [The Hockey News]

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