Five years ago, the city of Pittsburgh succumbed to the spectacular feeling that came with winning the Stanley Cup. The Penguins were littered with talent during that summer of 2009 championship run, which had everyone believing a dynasty was in the making.
Half a decade later, early postseason exits and question marks surrounding players’ true potential are all that seem to inhabit the Steel City hockey club. While the team has undergone what some may call an overhaul under newly minted general manager Jim Rutherford, the Penguins are still thirsting for another sip from Lord Stanley’s chalice.
In five years' time, this squad will most likely have undergone another makeover whether or not it has experienced that feeling of winning it all again. While faces may come and go, let's take a look here at the best players to play wing, center, defenseman and goaltender in the next five years.