Originally Posted by -Mystery-
I've actually been surprised at how many sports outlets (writers on NHL.com, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated) have picked the Pens to win. I mean they're good yes, but there's a lot of question marks around Staal, Crosby, and Malkin.
Probably stems back to last year when they played the 2nd half of the season without either of them and came a point away from winning the Atlantic.
Malkin's knee is finally 100% and has looked dominant in the preseason, and Neal finally has a full training camp under his belt. Solid defense as well.
Add Crosby to that lineup and it is solid from top to bottom, should be a good year if the injury bug stays away.