The most dynamic player in the world is questionable with a broken jaw. The reigning NHL MVP is coming off an injury plagued and subpar - by his standards - regular season.
The goaltender and his wife are dealing with a newborn baby. The sniper who scored a career-high 40 goals a year ago is barely three weeks removed from a concussion. The rock the defense is built around is out with a lower body injury. The foursome acquired at the trade deadline still have no idea where they're going when they hop in a car and try to find their way around the city.
And the Pittsburgh Penguins are still heavy favorites to lift the Stanley Cup sometime in the next two months?
''We've proven in a number of situations, no matter who is out, we're capable of playing good hockey,'' Sidney Crosby said.
They haven't really had a choice.
Pittsburgh cruised to the Eastern Conference's best record despite missing Crosby for the final month of the season after he took a stray shot off his j...