The Pittsburgh Penguins claimed 15 of their most recent 18 possible points, yet a pair of losses to the Carolina Hurricanes was a burr in the saddle as the team departed for a few days of holiday R&R.
It’s time for PHN readers and Penguins fans to vote. We’ll publish the results in a couple of days. Below, readers can vote for the Penguins MVP (2nd place), the most surprising, most disappointing, most likely to turn around in the second half, and most likely to be traded.
The Penguins MVP, Sidney Crosby, is also gaining Hart Trophy recognition, inside and outside of Pittsburgh. And for the trade questions, remember, “all of our bad players for all of your good players” only works on Xbox.
And where do you see the Penguins’ season ending? You don’t get extra points for being the most negative (or positive). Will Penguins fans be more optimistic when they’re anonymous?
Pittsburgh Penguins fan vote:
Sidney Crosby is the Penguins MVP, who is 2nd?
- Tristan Jarry (65%, 626 Votes)
- Marcus Pettersson (7%, 66 Votes)
- Kris Letang (7%, 70 Votes)
- Evgeni Malkin (21%, 205 Votes)
Total Voters: 967
Which player has been the most surprising
- P.O Joseph (34%, 303 Votes)
- Marcus Pettersson (30%, 266 Votes)
- Josh Archibald (14%, 124 Votes)
- Jason Zucker (22%, 191 Votes)
Total Voters: 884
Which Penguins player has been the most disappointing?
- Kasperi Kapanen (35%, 295 Votes)
- Jeff Carter (19%, 164 Votes)
- Danton Heinen (12%, 105 Votes)
- Brian Dumoulin (34%, 288 Votes)
Total Voters: 852
Which of those players is most likely to have a turnaround?
- Kasperi Kapanen (23%, 199 Votes)
- Jeff Carter (33%, 281 Votes)
- Danton Heinen (24%, 202 Votes)
- Brian Dumoulin (20%, 166 Votes)
Total Voters: 848
Which Penguins player is most likely to be traded?
- No. 1 pick (13%, 111 Votes)
- Kasperi Kapanen (72%, 607 Votes)
- Jeff Carter (8%, 64 Votes)
- Jason Zucker (8%, 64 Votes)
Total Voters: 846
Favorite new player
- Rickard Rakell (75%, 577 Votes)
- P.O Joseph (13%, 99 Votes)
- Josh Archibald (8%, 62 Votes)
- Jeff Petry (5%, 36 Votes)
Total Voters: 774
The Penguins season will end...
- With a Stanley Cup (23%, 182 Votes)
- Second round or ECF (53%, 421 Votes)
- Missing the playoffs (2%, 17 Votes)
- In the first round (22%, 174 Votes)
Total Voters: 794
Was it a good move to re-sign Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin?
- Yep (83%, 696 Votes)
- Nope (17%, 147 Votes)
Total Voters: 843
Have fun. The result,s of course, will not be submitted to the Penguins nor GM Ron Hextall but will be published on Dec. 26.