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SBN Reacts: Pens fan confidence in team is growing

Are we past rock bottom? Pens fans are starting to believe in the direction of the team again

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This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Pittsburgh Penguins fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 63 percent of Pittsburgh Penguins fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 38 percent last week and 21 percent the week before. The team has been playing better (6-3-0 in the last nine games) and rebounds past the confidence-shaking moment of the GM resigning in late January to help dig out of what looks like might have been rock bottom from a few weeks ago.

While Penguins fans are focused in on the team, one of the biggest stories around the league came from a city that doesn’t have an NHL team at all.

Last month the league had to adjust its schedule and delay the start of the second of two outdoor games played on the shores of Lake Tahoe after the warm weather created poor ice conditions. Despite the issues, fans around the country still care about playing the annual outdoor games.

On top of simply caring about the games, a clear majority of fans believe the extra work needed both by the league and players is worth it in order to make these games work.

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