There isn’t another team in the NHL set to benefit from the NHL season pause more so than the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Penguins enthusiasm was evident as players swarmed to their hockey home, even before the NHL announced an official date for the NHL Return to Phase 2. More than half of the Penguins reported to the UPMC Lemieux Complex this week with the official move.
And other players are still trying to get here, with Unicorn blood and dinosaurs packed up.
Beyond enthusiasm and two all-time centers, the break has delivered a giant gift to the Pittsburgh Penguins.