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SBN Reacts: Penguins’ fans see playoff future as bright

Could this be a year for a deep playoff run for the Pittsburgh Penguins?

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Los Angeles Kings Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Penguins fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

As the NHL prepares to restart the 2020 season, fans have reassessed where they think their favorite team stands.

In the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, NHL fans were asked if they believe their favorite team is a serious championship contender. Or, if their team is no longer playing, who that fanbase will turn to now.

With the fifth best record in the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh fans are confident in the team. Well over three-fourths of fans believe the Penguins have a serious shot at the Stanley Cup as the team welcomes Jake Guentzel back to health and joins him along-side a forward group that now includes Jason Zucker and Bryan Rust coming off a career year to join Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

The Penguins return to action Saturday for their qualifying round series against the Montreal Canadiens.

There isn’t much of a silver lining for fans if things go wrong. According to the survey, only 23% of fans would want their team to tank for an opportunity to draft Alexis Lafrenière.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.