The Penguins got some bad news this All-Star weekend when it was announced that Sidney Crosby has a vertebrate abnormality. There was rumors before the season that Sid should just retire to protect his health. I'm happy that the Penguins aren't rushing him back out there and despite other key injuries the Penguins are still contending and are bound for the playoffs.
Evgeni Malkin has been looking like one of the best players in the league this year and has really stepped up to fill the void of Crosby. James Neal has also been sensational on the offensive threat without Sid the Kid.
Marc-Andre Fleury continues to be astonishing between the pipes.
I know the Penguins will make the playoffs this season and the most recent rumor is that Sidney Crosby, arguably the best player in the NHL, will return for the playoff run. It's going to be a fun spring again.
Here's the rest of my Pittsburgh Penguins autograph/relic collection featuring Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury and Evgeni Malkin.
2010-11 Upper Deck Ultimate Jersey 15/100
2009-10 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics 79/100 JERSEY
2010-11 SP Ultimate Signatures Evgeni Malkin AUTO
How many people out there collect hockey besides myself?
Anyone got Penguins cards to trade?