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17 Years in the Making: The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Return to Greatness

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

When the Pittsburgh Penguins were defeated in the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, no one with a computer or a pen or a job at any major sports outlet was giving them a chance of returning to the Finals the following season.

When Dan Bylsma took over as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins with just over 20 games remaining in the regular season, no one was giving the Penguins a chance of making the playoffs.

When the Washington Capitals won the first two games of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the whole world was ready to end the debate about who the best player in the National Hockey League was with two letters "AO".

When the Penguins' headed into the Verizon Center for Game Seven against the Caps, no one o...

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