The Penguins were stuck in a slump in the 2015-16 season. The club crawled to a 15-10-3 record, but the team look sluggish and lethargic on ice. A change was needed. A new energy was needed.
General manager Jim Rutherford found that energy with a new head coach (Mike Sullivan) and several trades (Trevor Daley, Carl Hagelin, Justin Schultz). But those weren't the only changes that ignited the club. It was the contributions from the younger players in the system: Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary, Tom Kuhnhackl, Matt Murray.
The rest of that season, as they say, is history. The Penguins would rally to win the club's fourth Stanley Cup title and the first of back-to-back championships.