Unsung Six : There Is More To The Penguins Forwards Then The Superstars

March 6th, 2010 by Justin Soss Leave a reply »
When the Pittsburgh Penguins are being discussed in articles, on TV or any other media outlet the first forwards mentioned are inevitably Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal (usually in that order). There is very good reason for this to be the case. Sidney Crosby is the face of the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise, as well as the NHL. He is arguably the best all-around player in the game today and deserves all of the recognition and accolades that are constantly showered upon him. Evgeni Malkin is the reigning NHL scoring champ and the Penguins playoff MVP from their 2009 Stanley Cup Championship run. He is a supreme talent that even overshadows his all-world teammate Crosby on many nights. Jordan Staal, the youngest of the trio, is a tremendous two-way forward who has the potential to skate away with his fair share of Selke Trophies in the years to come. Whether, five on five or short handed Staal is always a threat at both ends of the ice. With all this attention heaped upon the Penguin’s dynamic triumvirate it is easy to forget about the rest of the forwards that help make the franchise a legitimate threat to defend its Stanley Cup Championship from a season ago. T ...

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