Intel: Pitfalls ahead for Pens, contenders

Cup favorites must navigate schedule's rough patches

Originally Published: July 16, 2009
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

The Zamboni was cranked up Wednesday afternoon, as the league released its schedule for the 2009-10 regular season. Now we know the road ahead for some of the league's top contenders, and in each case, it might not be a smooth ride.

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