Checking In On The NHL’s ’67 Expansion Teams

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Pittsburgh Penguins

Oct 25, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Pascal Dupuis (9) and left wing Chris Kunitz (middle) and center Sidney Crosby (87) react after Crosby scored a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Islanders won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Overall Record: 1543-1542-383-86

Stanley Cup Titles: 3 (’91, ’92, ’09)

Playoff Appearances: 28

Playoffs Record: 160-138

Playoff Series Record: 29-25

The Penguins are one of the more storied franchises in the NHL. They have housed some of the biggest names in hockey, players like Mario Lemeiux, and  Jaromir Jagr are only a few of the world class players that have dawned the Penguins’ sweater over the years.

Now there is a new wave of young super star talent coming through Pittsburgh in Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malking and Marc Ardre-Fleury.

The Penguins are on the up swing and are the only team in this group to have won the Stanley Cup three teams, their most recent coming in ’09. However, the franchise was not always in as good a shape as it is today. It has survived two bankruptcy periods, and a period of time where the Penguins were the punching bag of the NHL. But Lemeiux returned to Pittsburgh like a second coming and brought new life into the organization when he became part owner of the Penguins.

The future is bright for the Penguins, they have a crop of young talent keeping them afloat and are constant threat at grabbing the Stanley Cup. Having the NHL’s poster boy leading your team would help any team.