After looking at the title of this article, you probably could say the past five seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins have been the most surprising. Only one Eastern Conference Final appearance since 2009 is pretty shocking when you consider all the talent this club has acquired over the past few years.
Other than this streak of bad postseason luck, there are a few other times in the history of this club that stunned not only itself, but the entire league as well.
Listed here are the five most surprising seasons in the franchise’s history dating as far back as 1975. If there are any other shocking moments from the Pens' past I failed to mention, please voice them in the comments below.
Also for the sake of this article, there are three types of "seasons": regular, postseason and offseason.