Originally posted on Habsblog  |  Last updated 1/20/12
If there is a team in the league that simply doesn’t care for the whining that goes on about the Montreal Canadiens injury problems this season – it’s the Pittsburgh Penguins. Obviously missing Sidney Crosby (who remains 12th on team scoring despite only playing 8 games this season) hurts. But the Penguins have also missed considerable time from Kris Letang, Jordan Stall and Tyler Kennedy. Through thick and thin, the Penguins remain in 6th place in the Eastern Conference – and look ever like the team that seems to now perennially sit in good standing – ready to pounce once the playoffs show up. This must be a welcome change for Penguins fans whose pre-Crosby memories are filled with basement finishes and an empty,  decrepit, old building.  And while missing Crosby comes with pain that Montreal fans can empathize with, as Andrei Markov continues to wait until he is fit enough to return to the Habs lineup, the Penguins have done a remarkable job of staying the course – of putting poin...
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