Players Pittsburgh Penguins Should Consider Trading Up for in 2014 Draft

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Players Pittsburgh Penguins Should Consider Trading Up for in 2014 Draft
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The 2014 NHL Draft is an opportunity for some clubs to begin their rebuilding process and for others to stockpile ammunition for a deep postseason run. For the Pittsburgh Penguins, it’s the latter.

As we have seen in past drafts, it’s hard to predict where anyone could land, especially a superstar. Thankfully for the Pens, they don’t need a superstar. That slot was filled quite a while ago. Still, the team currently holds the 22nd pick and could benefit greatly by trading up to grab an impact player in the first round.

Goaltending and forward depth are two major areas of concern for the Penguins, but I do not believe a goalie will be on the Pens radar in late June. They have two young netminders in their system in Matthew Murray and Tristan Jarry who are still maturing. I think they can handle the current situation in free agency, which begins July 1.

With the draft set for June 27-28, let’s take a look at four prospects the Pens should consider trading up for.

 

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