The dog days of the hockey offseason are in full swing, and coaches, writers and fans are beginning to buckle up for another year filled with predictions, hopes and disappointments.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a busy summer trying to avoid the latter. This was in thanks to a great deal of moves triggered by first-year general manager Jim Rutherford.
When October hits, fans can expect to see at least four new faces on the forward lines. Blake Comeau, Steve Downie, Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling will all don the black and Vegas-gold jersey in hopes of accomplishing Rutherford’s new vision for the team.
Even with these additions, an air of uncertainty still surrounds the offense heading into training camp and beyond. Here are the biggest questions surrounding the four lines as the 2014-15 season draws nearer.