By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

LAS VEGAS -- At a reception before the 2009 NHL Awards show, Evgeni Malkin looked around the room at the other candidates and thought about the makeup of his Stanley Cup champion Penguins club and a lot of other teams.

"Every team has a couple good young guys," he said. "Now it's time for the young guys."

The Penguins could be built for lasting greatness with stars such as Malkin, 22, fellow centers Sidney Crosby, 21, and Jordan Staal, 20, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, 24, and defenseman Kris Letang, 21.