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Still plenty to play for

Updated: March 30, 2004, 8:44 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Ed Olczyk was walking the hallways of the HSBC Arena last Friday morning, thinking of yet more ways to motivate his young team.

Not finishing last was an option, but he can't go hard at that for reasons we will address below. He could drag out the playing for jobs chestnut, but his players had been hearing that virtually all season long.

Ah, but pride, being the best team they can be and playing the role of spoiler, that one always has merit. So too does the ...

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