Overcoming the Impossible: The Penguins Still Have a Shot at Lord Stanley’s Cup

March 1st, 2011 by Mike Legacy Leave a reply »
Looking at the Penguin's current injury roster, a lot of people may be thinking that they are down and out.

Although the Pens are definitely a different team without its core of stars, it's no reason to write them off so easily. The acquisition of veteran forward Alexei Kovalev and power forward James Neal could catapult the Penguins' offense into something to behold again.  

Obviously, the Penguins are missing the amazing feats of stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but we need to realize that, no matter how important they are, the Penguins still need to move forward and not hide in a corner.

The fact that Ray Shero chose not to acquire another forward before the trade deadline was surprising to me, but it may be a sign that he expects Sidney Crosby to return this season. Then again, he truly may feel comfortable with the three pick-ups he made. I don't know if I feel as comfortable as he does, but I haven't exactly studied these pick-ups as long or as in-depth as he has. 

For the fans, Alexei Kovalev is probably the most exciting transaction of this trade due to the fact that he played his best years in Pittsburgh, includin ...

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