The Pittsburgh Penguins' offseason is only a week old, but fans are already looking forward to the team returning to the ice for the 2012-13 campaign.
When the Pens return next season, they will have a chance to redeem themselves after their second straight first-round playoff exit. There is no reason why they should not once again be playoff contenders.
So, what can Penguins fans and team personnel look forward to as the summer months crawl by?
Here are a few reasons to look forward to the calendar turning to October.