Pittsburgh Penguins: Top Questions That Will Be Answered in The Second Half

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Pittsburgh Penguins: Top Questions That Will Be Answered in The Second Half
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Technically the halfway point of the season is already over, as the Pittsburgh Penguins have already played 50 of their 82 games. Right now the Penguins sit in second place in their division and our in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The Pens entered the All-Star break 31-15-4 record.

The Penguins came into the season with high expectations. They opened up their brand new arena and played and hosted the 2010 Winter Classic.

The Pens also have some players have some great and in some cases career years. For example Kris Letang, who right now would probably be a finalist for the Norris Trophy, which is given to the best defensmen in the league.

Along with Letang, Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is having a big season after a horrible start. Fleury is also projected as a finalist for the Vezina trophy, which is given to the top goaltender in the NHL.

Obviously Sidney Crosby is having a big year but has missed quite a few games to a concussion. Crosby was on pace to have a really ridiculous year statistically and was running away with the scoring title.

Another big story this year has been the inconsistent play of Evgeni Malkin. Like Crosby, Malkin has been injured as of late, and both he and Crosby missed the All-Star game.

The injury bug also stuck at the beginning of the year as Jordan Staal didn't play until the Winter Classic.

Now both Crosby and Malkin are set to come back very soon, and the Pens will could be at full-strength for the first time all year.

The Pens look like a lock to make the playoffs but there are still plenty of questions to be answered

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