Why you'll watch - February - 09-17-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Something we've done the past few offseasons is examine schedule, and just in case you needed a little bit more enticement to watch a team like the Penguins, come up with reasons to watch all 82 games on the slate. (And we're a little lean on material until camp starts later this week.)

Here's why you should watch in February.

Feb. 1 - at Rangers - Because when Marian Gaborik is healthy, he's one of the most dominant individual talents in the NHL:

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Feb. 2 - vs. Islanders - Because for some reason, Ray Shero just has to have former Islanders forwards from the 2000s likes Mike Comrie on the roster:

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Feb. 4 - vs. Sabres - Because we might get to see Sabres defenseman Mike Weber, a native of Pittsburgh, do his thing:

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Feb. 6 - at Capitals - Because you know Mike Knuble will score his 823,423rd career goal (approximately) against the Penguins:

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Feb. 8 - vs. Blue Jackets - Because Rick Nash is pretty much the only reason to watch the Blue Jackets:

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Feb. 10 - vs. Kings - Because this will be your first chance to welcome home "The Piece:"

Feb. 11 - at Islanders - Because Christie Brinkley is an Islander:

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Feb. 13 - at Rangers - Because Martin Biron is now the Rangers' backup goaltender:

Feb. 16 - at Avalanche - Because Chris Stewart is the best power forward you don't know anything about:

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Feb. 20 - at Blackhawks - Because Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks have something the Penguins want back:

Feb. 21 - vs. Capitals - Because Arron Asham already knows all about the Capitals' defense:

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Feb. 23 - vs. Sharks - Because Dan Boyle can score in the clutch:

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Feb. 25 - at Hurricanes - Because Tuomo Ruutu likes to abuse children with Snickers bars:

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Feb. 26 - at Maple Leafs - Because it's a Saturday night and you know Hockey Night in Canada will come up with a breathtaking pre-game montage:

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(Photo: Toews-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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