It sure is a wonderful time to be a Penguins fan. With a little help from friends Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby has reestablished himself as the finest player in the game. Our boys are making mincemeat out of the rest of the NHL to the tune of 14-straight wins. They’ve allowed only 9 goals in the past 10 games—including three shutouts!
Heck, when Pens GM Ray Shero bagged three of the hottest commodities on the trade market—Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, and Douglas Murray—a week before the trade deadline, I felt positively euphoric. How can this team not win a Cup?
Then a little warning bell sounded from somewhere deep in my memory banks. Perhaps it was all the comparisons to the 1992-93 team that caused an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach.
It’s hard to describe to younger fans just how good that Penguins team was. Talk about loaded! At the very peak of his abilities, Mario Lemieux tallied 69 goals while centering a line for skilled bangers Kevin Stevens (55 g...