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It’s Too Early To Talk About A Penguins Dynasty

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 14, 2016), we welcome The Undefeated’s Justin Tinsley to discuss the NBA Finals and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ unlikely victory in Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors. Then, The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg joins to talk about the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup triumph and whether they might be the next NHL dynasty. Finally, we chat with Justin about his story for The Undefeated on the 1971 Howard University soccer team that was stripped of its title because of an arbitrary statistic. Plus, a Significant Digit on the one thing missing from Nolan Ryan’s stellar career.

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Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.

Joe Sykes produces our weekly sports podcast Hot Takedown.