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Carl Hagelin sums up 2016

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Oh, did something big happen that year?

Each year has its good and bad moments, and 2016 was no exception.

But for the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2016 was undeniably a fantastic year and, well, I’ll let Carl Hagelin take it from here.

2016 was a fantastic year!! Let's make 2017 just as special. Happy New Year

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Yeah... yeah, that’ll do.

As it stands right now, we’re only a couple of hours into 2017; it stands clean before us, a blank canvas of hope. But that hope, for the Penguins, is pretty realistic; they enter 2017 coming off of another win, with the second best record in the NHL at 25-8-5 and 55 points.

It’s been almost 20 years since a Stanley Cup Champion last repeated. If there’s any team that just might be able to win back-to-back, though - to make 2017 as special as 2016 was, as Hagelin put it - then it’s probably this one.

So here’s to the year that was - and here’s to the year that’s coming up. May it be just as good to the Penguins as 2016!