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A lot of uncertainty in Pittsburgh

After missing the playoffs for the first time since 1989-90 and with arena issues hanging over their heads, the Pens are full of questions.

Updated: July 15, 2002, 12:47 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

After a surprising run to the Eastern Conference finals in the spring of 2001, the Pittsburgh Penguins suffered through their worst season in more than a decade. The club finished 13 games under .500 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1989-90.

2001-02 by the numbers

Record: 28-41-8-5, 69 points (T24th overall, T12th East, 5th Atlantic) Goals for: 198/2.41 (23rd overall) Goals against: 249/3.04 (26th overall) Differential: -51 (27th overall) 20-goal ...

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