Since the acquisition of Sidney Crosby, the Pens have been consistently one of the best teams in the league. They have made the playoffs in six out of the seven seasons he has been in the league.
Not only do they have Crosby, arguably the best player in the league, but they also have another superstar in Evgeni Malkin.
As a result, the Pens are consistently one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup.
I will give you a list of possible best- and worst-case scenarios for the Penguins heading into the 2012-2013 season.