Friday Insider: Penguins’ phone ringing ‘off hook’

[caption id="attachment_6622" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Vancouver Canucks v Pittsburgh Penguins Rob Scuderi clears the puck from Thomas Greiss' crease during a Vancouver flurry Thursday. -- GETTY[/caption]


Weekly roundup of a lot of randomness from a lot of time around our city's teams …

fridayinsider• The NHL already has Sharks and Predators, but you should also know it's got sharks and predators.

General managers around the league have been calling the Penguins' front office, I was told at Consol in the hours leading up to the 3-0 throttling by the Canucks on Thursday night, and it's wholly because they smell blood with the recent injury losses of Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz.

And this was before Patric Hornqvist was felled on a hellacious hit by Vancouver's Ryan Stanton in the second period and did not return.

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