With an element of uncertainty on both the ice and in the front office following another early postseason exit, the Pittsburgh Penguins are in dire need of accumulating new types of talent this offseason.
Big name skaters like Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen and Jussi Jokinen are hitting the free agency market this July, and while it is important the organization takes a long, hard look at whether or not to re-sign these guys, they have other important issues to address as well.
The team needs to continue to build around the core players such as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin while trying to make the right decisions as to who stays and who walks after July 1.
Let’s take a look now at five players who could be suiting up in black and gold this October. I tried to be as logical as possible, but I also went with what my heart desired. Feel free to agree or completely shred my views apart in the comment section below.