2011 NHL Free Agency: Five More Questions Than Answers for Pittsburgh Penguins

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2011 NHL Free Agency: Five More Questions Than Answers for Pittsburgh Penguins
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Ray Shero drafted a skilled winger, Beau Bennett, with the 20th pick of the 2010 draft. With a dearth of wingers, the Penguins may draft high at the position once again.

Thursday, we took a look at five questions the Pittsburgh Penguins will look to answer this offseason.

The health of center Sidney Crosby is the greatest uncertainty facing the team, one they can do nothing to help but only wait.

Evgeni Malkin seems set to return from a knee injury and hopes to avoid a third straight season slowed by injury and ineffective linemates.

Max Talbot and Pascal Dupuis, among others, are free agents and deserve a strong look to stick around due to their versatility. Tyler Kennedy, a restricted free agent, is also due a payday after netting 21 goals last season.

The team will also have to wait until next season to find out whether James Neal will finally break out and make good on the Goligoski trade.

The team may be on vacation, but GM Ray Shero's got a full plate. Here are five more questions facing the Penguins as they prepare for the entry draft and the beginning of free agency.

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