A Stanley Cup Hangover? It’s Not on Sidney Crosby’s Agenda

Posted: 4th October 2009 by Sergey Zikov in NHL
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Two games out of an 82-game schedule won't tell many tales about how good a team will actually be in the long run. So a couple of early-season victories over New Yorkáfor the Pittsburgh Penguins hardly prove that theá2009-10 edition will be a success. Or a failure, for that matter. In theory, the two wins are only good for one thing: the four points in the standings. But for fans, the magic word of the first six and a half periods of hockey is resilience. The ability to recover. Since the PenguinsálostáRob Scuderi, Hal Gill, and Petr Sykora in free agency, hockey experts have been forecasting a Stanley Cup hangover for the champions. And why not? They have made two consecutive trips to the finals, a taxing journeyáthat has left theáBlack andáVegas Gold with a pair of very short sum ...

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