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Well the PK is one of the big concerns for the Pens this season. Ranked in the top 5 the past two seasons, the unit is now ranked 23rd. Only difference, no Jordan Staal.

Staal wasn't he best at the faceoff dot, but that big frame and long reach prevented alot of oppurtunities.
 

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Zbynek Michalek was a huge part of the Penguins penalty kill last year as well, wasn't he? I believe he logged the highest amount of minutes on the PK and blocked the most shots on the entire team.
Yes, I would much rather have seen them get rid of Martin in the off season rather than Michalek, although Martin is having a much better year. Orpik has taken up the role of the shot blocker on the PK this year, and I believe is in the top 5 in the league.
 
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