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PensBurgh Podcast: Pressing the playoff panic button?

Whether it’s true or not, is it time to have a serious conversation about the Penguins not being in the playoff picture?

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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Consistently inconsistent is a term I’ve seen thrown around when talking about the 2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins, as of Jan. 19, have a 40.7% chance to make the playoffs, according to MoneyPuck. This is typically not a conversation we’re having with a Sidney Crosby-led team.

Following an ugly, perhaps undeserved, overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks, and an OT loss against the Ottawa Senators, where is your playoff panic meter? Reports have emerged that Pittsburgh management wants to let this rough patch “play out,” and are not actively working the trade market.

Whether that’s true or not, is it time to have a serious conversation about not being in the playoff picture?

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