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James Neal key to Penguins offense next season

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My last post argued that the Penguins would need another winger to truly be a contender next season, but most of the responses I got were in dissent. And this is completely understandable given the Penguin's powerful offense last season. So, here's a post on how important James Neal is to the Penguins top-6. Both, in terms of his own production (40-goal scorer last season) and in terms of his ability to finish when the opposition is focused on defending Crosby or Malkin. What do you think? Could Crosby and Malkin handle the glut of offensive duties without secondary stars on their wings? Or does James Neal need to continue to score 30-40 goals and put up point-per-game numbers to keep the Pen's offense as strong as it has been in recent years?

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