We are previewing the 2011-2012 Penguins season all week.
All that's missing during their reign is one complete season where both are in your mouth every night.
Either Crosby's injured and Malkin leads, or Malkin's injured and Crosby leads.
Make up your minds.
Last season, as we've all said thousands of times, was the sum of all fears. Both Crosby and Malkin suffered equally devastating injuries. But maybe it was just an act by the hockey gods only delaying the inevitable. This all could have been part of the plan. The Penguins, the city of Pittsburgh, and probably your car in the morning are run by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Make no mistake; they will both be back with complete motivation.
The chances of both of them getting hurt and being done for the season were extreme. So what are the chances of both of them coming back and putting huge seasons together? As you think about that, jump over and read Dejan's piece about Sid.
But as much as we'd love to see Crosby and Malkin go apeshit, we know they'll need a little help from their friends.
It is time to preview the forwards...