If you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Pittsburgh Penguins have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2022?
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After starting off his Penguins tenure with back to back Stanley Cups, he has failed to reach the finals again. Going into his 7th season as head coach he is looking to get Pittsburgh back to the top. With superstars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, you must wonder how many failures the Penguins brass will put up with. Sullivan has a career (W-L-OTL) of 321-187-66 as well as 15 ties and the two previously mentioned championships.
Sidney Crosby is often hailed as the best player of his generation and one of the greatest in NHL history. This season will be his 17th as a pro and member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He holds countless individual awards to go along with 3 Stanley Cups. As well as multiple Penguins playoff records and NHL records. The seemingly ageless superstar has totaled 555 Goals and 961 Assists between the regular season and playoffs.
Drafted at #2 in 2004 behind Alexander Ovechkin, Malkin has certainly lived up to his value. He became the perfect number 2 to Sidney Crosby and has been a huge contributor to the Penguins success. Heading into his 16th National Hockey League season, he is still as lethal as ever with the puck on his stick. Adding to his 3 Stanley Cups and individual awards he has a total of 488 Goals and 792 Assists. As long as Crosby and Malkin stay healthy the Penguins are Stanley Cup contenders every single year.