Pittsburgh Penguins: Pascal Dupuis, Jordan Staal Are Post-Olympic MVPs

April 3rd, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
Say what? No Sidney Crosby in the mix?

While I feel Crosby has been clearly the Penguins' overall MVP for the 2009-2010 season, the recent play of Pascal Dupuis and Jordan Staal have kept a flat Penguins team at a top four position in the Eastern Conference following the Olympic break.

March has typically been kind to the Pens, but it has been a bit of a struggle this season.

Maybe the team is exhausted from two back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals appearances, maybe the Olympic performers are starting to feeling the extra games they played while everyone else took a break, or maybe it's none of the above or all of the above.

Either way, the Pens haven't been playing their brand of hockey after starting the post-Olympic push 4-0.

But despite the team's overall struggles, Dupuis and Staal have put on an impressive display in those 15 games. Much of this display is their defensive abilities while maintaining a consistent scoring touch.

Dupuis has put up solid numbers (5G 4A +2) in March which is definitely more than what was expected of him when he came to Pittsburgh in the 2007-2008 Marian Hossa deal.

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