3 Reasons the Pittsburgh Penguins Have the Components to Start a Dynasty

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3 Reasons the Pittsburgh Penguins Have the Components to Start a Dynasty
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Team captain and NHL superstar Sidney Crosby.

In hockey, a dynasty is often defined as a team that dominates contention for the Stanley Cup. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the championship just a few seasons ago and have all the components to become the NHL’s first dynasty in decades.

Is it possible the Penguins have already started a modern-day dynasty?

The 1984-90 Edmonton Oilers are regarded as the NHL’s last dynasty. In that seven-year span, they won the Stanley Cup five times. That was over 20 years ago.

Sidney Crosby’s squad is already off to a great start. They’ve made the playoffs on a consistent basis and are always one of the favorites to go all the way. If they can just do a better job of carrying their regular-season dominance into the postseason, they could become a major force for a while.

Here are the reasons the Pittsburgh Penguins have the components to start a dynasty that will look down on the rest of the NHL for years to come.

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