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Four Penguins selected in USA Today’s Original Six Fantasy Draft

Kevin Allen of the USA Today ran an original six fantasy draft using today’s players.

The panel of six former NHL players, coaches and general managers were – Craig Button (Boston Bruins), Eddie Olczyk (Chicago Blackhawks), Doug MacLean (Detroit Red Wings), Pierre McGuire (Montreal Canadiens), Tom Laidlaw (New York Rangers) and Neil Smith (Toronto Maple Leafs) —

Four Penguins were picked: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc Andre Fleury and Kris Letang.

A sign of how far Sidney Crosby’s stock has fallen in the eyes of these former coaches/GM’s – Crosby was not drafted until round three at 14th overall. Six centers were picked ahead of Crosby – Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, John Tavares, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Claude Giroux –

When it comes to McDavid, Toews, Tavares, Seguin and Bergeron, it’s hard to make a case for Crosby.

Evgeni Malkin was selected in round 4 at 19th overall.

Marc Andre Fleury was selected in round 20. Kris Letang was selected in round 23, the fourth to last player to be selected.

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