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Empty Netter Assists - 8-7-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Sidney Crosby's (above) 22nd birthday is probably going to be better than yours.

-The folks in Cole Harbour, N.S. are awfully proud of Crosby.

-"He’s certainly doing it right, in typical Sidney fashion." - Chad Trenholm, a youth coach in Cole Harbour on Crosby's celebration later today.

-Nationals outfielder and former Pirate Nyjer Morgan likes Crosby annnnddd Alex Ovechkin!?!?! You can only like one!!!!!!!

-Kris Letang and Maxime Talbot walking into a club with the Stanley Cup in Montreal:

-A reminder that Chris Kunitz gets his day with the Cup in Regina, Sask. Monday.

-Who cares about Sidney Crosby? It's former Penguins goaltender Philippe DeRouville's 35th birthday today!

Northeast Division

-The Senators signed former Mighty Ducks defenseman Drew Bannister to a one-year two-way deal.

-Free agent forward and former Canadien Alex Tanguay switched agents.

Southeast Division

-Former Penguins goaltender Wendell Young (right) was hired by the Chicago Wolves, the Thrashers' AHL affiliate, as general manager.

Central Division

-The Red Wings signed former Blue Jackets forward Jason Williams to a one-year deal.

-The Blues hired former Blackhawks goaltender Ed Belfour as a goaltending consultant. No word yet if he'll be making $1 billion.

Pacific Division

-Kings defenseman former Penguin Rob Scuderi (that still doesn't feel right to type) answered six pretty bland questions.

(Photos: Crosby-Harry How/Getty Images; Young-eBay)

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