Looking ahead to the 2014-15 NHL season, there are a variety of questions in need of urgent answering for the Pittsburgh Penguins, such as who will fill the vacant general manager position as well as what players the club will have to cut in order to satisfy the salary cap.
Despite these types of concerns, the organization does have a lot of things going smoothly for them. They have top-tier talent in almost every position on the ice along with a generous amount of young prospects ready to take the Metropolitan Division by storm as soon as their coaches say the word.
While the club hunts for Ray Shero’s replacement (and maybe Dan Bylsma’s as well), here are five players fans can expect to see playing on a higher level in the coming seasons. Each skater and goaltender has not been selected primarily by their age, but by how much of their actual potential can be reached in the coming years.