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Pens’ Youth Contribute to New Power in East

Published by on May 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Look at that picture. Now try to imagine that happening four years ago. Do you think a fan would be going crazy for a team that won a grand total of 22 games? Chances are, there wouldn't even be someone in that seat.

Four years ago, the Penguins won only 22 games in the whole season. Three years after the horrendous '05-'06 season, they reached the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to Detroit, 4-2.

How did they turn it around? How could a team so bad on all fronts become Stanley Cup contenders?

The simple answer is the youth movement.

They found a great leader in Sidney Crosby. His rookie season blew everyone away, and with good reason. He had 39 goals, 63 assists, and 102 points.

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