Pass-Fail Marks for Each Olympic-Bound Pittsburgh Penguin in Sochi

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Pass-Fail Marks for Each Olympic-Bound Pittsburgh Penguin in Sochi
Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

Few teams in the NHL will be able to boast sending more players to the 2014 Winter Olympics than the Pittsburgh Penguins. In all, seven players from the organization will represent the Penguins once the Games are under way in Sochi, Russia.

While the role that each individual is expected to play varies, there are still notions of what every participant should be able to do for their respective team.

No one is looking at Brooks Orpik and expecting him to score 12 points for the Americans, and no one expects Sidney Crosby to be a shutdown center on the fourth line for Team Canada.

What's the median outlook for these Olympians? What is the bare minimum that they could do to avoid being accused of pulling an Olympic disappearing act? That's where our pass-fail marks come in. This is what each Penguin must do in Sochi to have a successful run.

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