Sidney Crosby ($8.7MM)
Evgeni Malkin ($9.5MM)
Carter Rowney ($650K)
*Greg McKegg ($650K)
If training camp started today, one Penguins source says the organizational depth chart at the center position would be Sidney Crosby – Evgeni Malkin – Carter Rowney – Greg McKegg.
Carter Rowney and Greg McKegg is certainly not ideal by any means and not a bottom six that you go deep in the playoffs with. Scouts also believe Rowney is better suited at wing in the NHL level.
While the team is likely to make a move or two at somepoint, the Penguins feel even with this bottom-6 configuration they would still be the front-runners in the Eastern Conference to open the season.
Hence, there’s no panic inside the organization to make a move to just make a move when it’s only July.
Yes, the Penguins are still a top contender to repeat without Kevin Porter.
The McKegg signing by Penguins assistant GM Bill Guerin is one getting some praise as an under the radar signing and he’s a player some around the league believe could potentially win a spot out of camp.
“He brings a speed, energy game that coaches love,” a scout said of McKegg. “He’s smart, gets in on the forecheck with good angles, effective Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"