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Are the Penguins contenders again?

Big news broke in the NHL over the weekend, as the much-despised (around here) Pittsburgh Penguins completed their summer-long pursuit of reigning Norris Trophy-winner Erik Karlsson.

Since joining the Penguins in June, new president and general manager Kyle Dubas has made quick work in upgrading the roster by trading for Erik Karlsson and recent Stanley Cup champion Reilly Smith, signing Ryan Graves, Lars Eller, and Noel Acciari, and getting rid of some Ron Hextall mistakes in Jan Rutta and Mikael Granlund. But is it enough to get this aging roster back to the playoffs?