The Pittsburgh Penguins’ fresh new look on and off the ice for the 2014-15 season will hopefully halt the criticism surrounding the club and return them to Stanley Cup form.
It was certain the forward lines weren’t as finely polished as they were in 2009 when the team won its first championship since 1992. To solve this problem, ex-Carolina Hurricanes GM, Jim Rutherford, was brought in to make things right again.
Thanks to some attention-grabbing transactions in his first offseason in the ‘Burgh, Rutherford has primed this team for its next Cup run. The top six forwards are a blend of versatility, speed and physicality that will lead the rest of the squad back to the promised land that is the Stanley Cup Final.
As October nears, let’s take a look at the possible starting top six forwards and how they stack up as we start things off with Steve Downie.