The Pittsburgh Penguins are sending seven players to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. While they trail the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks—both of those teams are sending 10 players each—having seven Olympians is truly something to be proud of.
When the rosters were announced earlier this week, there were a few surprise inclusions (Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik) and exclusions (James Neal), but all in all, Pittsburgh will be well represented in Russia.
All seven players will have very specialized roles on their respective teams. The smaller 25-man rosters force the managers of each squad to select guys that can come in and do specific things, and the Penguins' players are no different.
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