With the Penguins located atop of the Eastern Conference, it is quite clear that management as well as player personnel have their hearts set on one thing, the Stanley Cup. The team as a whole is hoping to have their most successful season in franchise history, both regular season and in the playoffs.  

The team is currently battling with divisional rivals the New York Islanders for third place in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins are on pace for 98 points, which would top last seasons performance by four points. 
"I think we would all like to pass that 100 point mark this year as a team. We have a great core and I think it would be very rewarding for us heading into post season if we could reach that mark." said assistant captain Scott Niedermayer.

This may be the teams best chance for the next couple of years of reaching that ultimate goal of winning the cup. With Jaromir Jagr, Scott Niedermayer, Cory Stillman, Per Johan Alexsson, Andrew Brunette, Keith Carney, Rob Scuderi, and Johan Holmqvist likely leaving the burgh this off season, it is now or never.

"We really want this. It is something that many of us have been dreaming about all our lives, while for some, it is something we desperately want to happen again. We just have to see what happens and take one game at a time." stated Cory Stillman.

It is quite certain that the Penguins are actively trying to make moves to improve the team for this year, however they do not want to jeopardize losing a key piece to the puzzle for the future. Many teams have inquired about Cody Hodgson, Cam Barker, Alex Goligoski, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Angelo Esposito. It has clearly been stated by team officials that these players would only be moved if the deal brought them back a talented player they can build around.