Pittsburgh Penguins Players with the Most to Prove This Season


When the 2014-15 season begins in just a few days, these 5 Pittsburgh Penguins players will have a lot to prove:

72. Patric Hornqvist. 1. player. 92. <p class=. Right Wing

2. player. 92. <p>Amidst all of the disappointment of the Penguins’ last postseason appearance, <a href=. Center. 16. Brandon Sutter

3. player. 92. <p><a href=. Goaltender. 29. Marc-Andre Fleury

92. <p>After making what appears to be a full recovery after a frightening medical incident last season, <a href=. Defenceman. 58. Kris Letang. 4. player

Sidney Crosby. 5. player. 92. <p>While Sidney Crosby retains his title as the undisputed best hockey player in the world, and has a couple of shiny new trophies from last season to back that status up, his performance during the Penguins’ last two playoff rounds against the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers did little to add to his legacy. Reports over the summer indicated that Crosby was dealing with a nagging wrist injury during the playoffs that significantly limited his ability to shoot and take faceoffs, which would certainly help explain his less-than-impressive postseason numbers (4 points in 13 games). Whether this injury was the cause of Crosby’s statistical disappearance or not, fans have begun to feel a tinge of doubt regarding their captain’s postseason performance, and it will be up to Crosby to prove that he still remains on the same level as his elite contemporaries in terms of showing up when it matters most.</p>. Center. 87