This is Sports Illustrated's 2009 Stanley Cup championship commemorative issue.
David Sabino dedicates part of the issue to the greatest players in Pittsburgh Penguins history. All the usual suspects are there: Mario Lemieux, Ron Francis, Sidney Crosby, Jaromir Jagr, Jean Pronovost, Rick Kehoe up front; Stanley Cup winners Tom Barrasso and Marc Andre Fleury in net; and Paul Coffey, Larry Murphy and Ulf Sameulsson on defense.
There was one other player named on the blue line. Most people don't know of Dave Burrows, but I have long contended that he was one of the most underrated hockey players in history. It's great to see him get some recognition, finally.
It's nice to see him recognized, but I think omitting Randy Carlyle was a mistake. He's still the only Pen to win the Norris and was the cornerstone of what limited success the Pens had in the early 80s.
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