"Eyes on the Enemy" is a continuing bi-annual series on the NY Rangers Blog giving fans updates on the Rangers closest rivals. Part 4 of the Olympic version of 'EotE' will focus on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Any contract figures listed below are courtesy of capgeek.com
Standings: 40-15-3 (36 ROW) Sixteen points ahead of NYR for first in Metro; Five points ahead of Boston for home ice through out playoffs.
Record vs. NYR: 2-1-1 (Season series completed)
Available Trade Deadline Cap Space: $2,585,000 (LTIR)
It's hard to believe that given the laundry list of injuries the Penguins have taken on this season, some actually catastrophic in nature, notably Kris Letang (stroke) and Tomas Vokoun (blood clot), that Pittsburgh has been able to stay in the mix for the Presidents Trophy At points, the Penguins were forced into lineups with an AHL squad combined with the two top goal scorers in the world in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and have barely missed a beat. Even coach Dan Bylsma and the way he guided Team USA to an embarrassing fourth place finish in the Olympics is probably in line for a Jack Adams nomination for his work in not letting the Penguins falter with the top guns out of the lineup.no comments