Originally Posted by -Mystery-
If the Pens stay healthy from here on out and other teams in the East don't get drastically better at the deadline, I see no reason why they can't still win the Cup with or without Crosby.
I think I'd take Bruins and Flyers over the Pens at the moment. Malkin would have to be absolutely amazing in the playoffs for them to win a cup and that's a lot harder to do when every team you face is good to great. I don't see Rangers getting to the Cup unless they add another offensive weapon at the deadline, you can only depend on your goaltender for so long...unless he manages to replicate what Thomas did last year.