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Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin celebrates with Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby

(TORONTO, ON) — The Stanley Cup is not just a trophy, it inspires a way of life. Players from 24 teams left their homes and families. Some even left prized puppies behind to join their team’s fight for the Stanley Cup. The Pittsburgh Penguins finished third in the Metro Division, but a playoff spot is still not guaranteed as the must first beat the Montreal Canadiens in the best of five Qualifying Round.

Speed is a loose term that is frequently hurled on talk shows and in the media. Both the Penguins and Montreal are fast, but using the word is akin to saying “screwdriver.”

Speed is simply a tool and how each team uses that speed is the primary focus.

1. Speed
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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.