"I would like to think that I can score 40 goals."
—PITTSBURGH'S SIDNEY CROSBY, whose single-season high is 39
LAST SEASON 45-28-9 (4th in East); won Stanley Cup
KEY ADDITIONS RW Chris Conner, G Brent Johnson, D Jay McKee, C Mike Rupp
KEY LOSSES D Philippe Boucher, G Mathieu Garon, D Hal Gill, RW Miroslav Satan, D Rob Scuderi, RW Petr Sykora
After a long and successful season, a Penguins star center once again pleaded to his free-agent winger to come back and rejoin the team.
And this year it worked.
"I called [Ruslan Fedotenko] this summer and I said, 'Please sign,'" Art Ross Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin said. "I like playing with him. He's a good deal for Pittsburgh."