Our 30 in 30 look continues today with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The biggest ace in the whole for the Pittsburgh Penguins is if Sid the Kid can remain healthy. If he misses significant time recovering from this concusion injury of his, or if he gets reinjured, the Penguins are going to have to find a way to come up with some offense, something they lacked in the playoffs last year.
I am not saying that the Penguins are without hope if Crosby cannot take to the ice, they still have plenty of star power to get them into the playoffs, but if they can’t solve the offensive woes, is lights out on the dream fairly quickly.
Bill Mayer from Pens Labyrinth agrees, check out his full preview of the 2011-2012 season here.