Penguins fly south, east?

Back from a few days away…

Former Penguins are going everywhere: Tim Wallace to Sweden. Tom Grace to the Show as team-services man for Florida.

Edit: Some alumni moves today, belatedly noted at Elite Prospects: Dustin Kohn to England; Scott Howes to Slovenia.

The ECHL rights to Daniel Maggio, who impressed in a one-game stint here, went to San Francisco. Long Islander Mike Marcou to Hartford.

Robbie Ftorek becomes an assistant in Abbotsford (h/t: Hank). Had missed that Cail MacLean became girls coach at Kimball Union in New Hampshire. Utica finished off its staff too. Meanwhile, onetime Sound Tigers defenseman Aaron Power* is now an assistant in Las Vegas.

Longtime and prominent hockey agent Bill Zito is becoming an assistant GM for Columbus.

Giving hockeytwitter something to hyperobsess over on a summer Monday, the Sports Business Journal minor league market rankings have returned. So has their pairing of Norwich and West Haven as an entity. The methodology still feels like voodoo. Still, it’s Aug. 12, and Bridgeport (pardon me, Bridgeport/Danbury) is up to 50th, so, whatever, take that, Staten Island; you’ll never be part of a bustling American sports hotbed metropolis like us, or like Sioux Falls**.

And RIP, Karen Black, Eydie Gorme, Jim Gintonio, Jordan Boyd, Shawn Burr and Frank DeLuca.

*-His name plus Greg Cronin’s accent was simply fantastic.
**-At least they’ve taken “Long Island” out of the mix.

Michael Fornabaio