Pittsburgh was the best team in the Eastern Conference during the regular season. It didn’t translate to a cake walk to the Stanley Cup Finals as Boston shut them down in stunning fashion. With a 15-0-0 March and offensive firepower galore, they were full of fantasy value. Let’s take a look back at Sidney Crosby and company in 2013 fantasy hockey.
Team Name: Pittsburgh PenguinsRecord: 36-12-0, Lost 4-0 to Boston in Eastern Conference Finals
Player of the Season: Crosby led this high-powered offense with 15-41–56 in just 35 games with 17 power play points and a +26 rating. Imagine how many more points he could have scored if he played all 48 games.
Breakout of the Season: Beau Bennett played 26 games and put up 14 points (3G,11A) with a good +7 rating and 3 power play points. If he stays healthy, he might move up to the third line on a steady basis and get some additional ice time to boost his numbers.
Disappointment of the Season: The penalty kill was the weakness that weighed them...